Cosmos Developers Patch Critical Flaw in IBC Protocol, Safeguarding $126 Million in Assets

Cosmos developers have successfully rectified a critical security vulnerability in its Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) protocol, which had placed assets worth at least $126 million in jeopardy, following a private notification from Asymmetric Research. This flaw, existing in the protocol since its 2021 inception, became exploitable recently with the introduction of new codebase developments but was […]

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SEC Lawyers Resign After Judge Sanctions the Regulator for ‘Gross Abuse of Power’

Two lead attorneys for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the case against crypto firm Debt Box have reportedly resigned. This followed a federal judge sanctioning the SEC for its “gross abuse of power” after the agency made “materially false and misleading representations” in its lawsuit against the cryptocurrency firm. Lead Attorneys in […]

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Bitcoin address types compared: P2PKH, P2SH, P2WPKH, and more

Originally published on Unchained.com. Unchained is the official US Collaborative Custody partner of Bitcoin Magazine and an integral sponsor of related content published through Bitcoin Magazine. For more information on services offered, custody products, and the relationship between Unchained and Bitcoin Magazine, please visit our website.  If you’ve been using bitcoin for a while, you’ve probably noticed that some bitcoin addresses appear quite different from others. You may have also seen discussion around several acronyms beginning with “P2,” such as P2PKH or P2WSH. If you’re unfamiliar with what these acronyms…

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Venezuelan State Oil Company to Accelerate USDT Adoption for Settlements; Tether Vows to Uphold OFAC Sanctions

PDVSA, the state-owned Venezuelan oil company, would be preparing to migrate more of its payments portfolio to USDT, a dollar stablecoin, to avoid being affected by the restitution of U.S. sanctions. Reuters reported that the company started receiving payments in USDT last year and will accelerate its adoption. Tether, nonetheless, stated it will uphold OFAC […]

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Controversy Swirls Around Bitcoin’s BIP-420: Push Behind Opcode ‘Isn’t in Good Faith,’ Says Developer

On Monday evening, Taproot Wizards co-founder Udi Wertheimer unveiled a Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) that reintroduces the OP_CAT opcode to Bitcoin. This opcode could facilitate more streamlined and efficient decentralized file hosting systems, payment channels, and sophisticated Bitcoin smart contracts by minimizing reliance on intricate cryptographic techniques. However, Bitcoin developer Luke Dashjr has labeled the […]

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