Blockstream dreams up a whole new type of multisig called ROAST

The research unit of Bitcoin (BTC)-focused blockchain tech firm Blockstream has published a proposal for a new type of multisig standard called Robust Asynchronous Schnorr Threshold Signatures (ROAST). It hopes to avoid the problem of transaction failures due to absent or even malicious signers and can work at scale. The term multisig or multisignature, refers to a method of transaction in which two or more signatures are required to sign off before it can be executed. The standard is widely adopted in crypto. According to a May 25 blog post…

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OpenEthereum support ends with the Merge fast approaching

One of the most popular Ethereum (ETH) clients, OpenEthereum has ended support for its software in preparation for the upcoming Ethereum Merge. OpenEthereum creates “clients” or software used to interact with the Ethereum network allowing anyone to create an Ethereum node to mine the cryptocurrency which is currently using a proof-of-work (PoW) consensus mechanism. In a Twitter thread the OpenEthereum team explained that with the Merge approaching and the legacy codebase becoming “increasingly difficult to manage” due to its age that it was the right time to end support. OpenEthereum…

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Ethereum Forms Bullish Pattern But This Level Is Crucial

Ethereum extended decline and tested the $1,920 support against the US Dollar. ETH is rising and might revisit the key $2,085 resistance zone. Ethereum remained stable above the key $1,920 support zone. The price is now trading above $2,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $1,980 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could rise further, but the $2,085 zone presents a major hurdle. Ethereum Price Recovers Above $2K Ethereum extended…

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Seth Green thief stole Bored Apes, not the rights say experts

Austin Powers supporting actor Seth Green has sparked a debate over who owns the commercial rights to use a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT, after his Apes were stolen and sold to another party Green tweeted on May 18 that four of his nonfungible tokens (NFT) including BAYC #8398, Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) #9964 and #19182, and Doodle #7546 were stolen from him after he visited a phishing site. Green, the creator of Robot Chicken and co-star on Family Guy, noted that someone with the pseudonym DarkWing84 had already…

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WeWork founder reinvents himself with $70M crypto carbon credit platform

Three years after being ousted as CEO of WeWork, Adam Neumann has jumped on the crypto bandwagon, raising $70 million in the first major funding round for his climate tech venture Flowcarbon. The project aims to make carbon trading more accessible by putting carbon credits on the blockchain. Neumann is an Israeli-American businessman and investor famous for his role in founding coworking space provider WeWork in 2010, a company once heralded as the future of work spaces. However, it all came crashing down in 2019 when the company attempted to…

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Bitcoin Price Moves Higher In Range, $30.6K Still Presents Resistance

Bitcoin remained strong above the $28,500 support against the US Dollar. BTC is rising, but it must clear $28,500 to move into a positive zone. Bitcoin started a fresh increase after it tested the $28,500 support zone. The price is now trading above the $29,500 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $29,800 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could continue to move higher towards the key $30,600 resistance…

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Uniswap breaks $1T in volume — but has only been used by 3.9M addresses

Decentralized exchange (DEX) Uniswap has topped $1 trillion in total trading volume since launching on Ethereum in late 2018. That comes from a relatively small user base however, indicating there is a lot of potential growth to come. According to data from Uniswap Labs, which are major contributors to the development of the protocol and ecosystem, the DEX’s number of cumulative addresses hit around 3.9 million this month after just over three years. The data was posted via Twitter on May 24, with the Uniswap Labs team noting that: “Over…

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Could GameFi and carbon currencies reverse blockchain’s climate stigma?

Nonfungible tokens (NFT) and blockchain technology have developed an unfortunate stigma in some sections of the community for being bad for the environment — but could that perception be changed by integrating carbon offsets into NFT gaming? GameFi, or gaming finance, marry NFTs and gaming. Blockchain games account for nearly $12 million in daily volume from over a million gamers according to app tracker DappRadar. Toucan Protocol COO Rob Schmitt thinks that volume and those users could be harnessed to benefit the environment. Schmitt told Cointelegraph that using carbon offsets…

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CryptoSat’s first nanosatellite blasts off Wednesday on SpaceX rocket

If all goes to plan Wednesday’s SpaceX rocket launch in Florida will blast a “crypto-satellite” into low Earth orbit, paving the way for secure blockchain-related cryptography in space Cryptosat, as the name hints, is the company which created “Crypto1”, a crypto-satellite module hitching a ride aboard a Falcon 9 rocket for SpaceX’s Transporter 5 mission. The blockchain satellite technology has already been trialled on the International Space Station. “We’re basically joining the Uber of spaceflight,” co-founder of Cryptosat Yonatan Winetraub told Cointelegraph, “Everybody goes into the same orbit and we’re…

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Sam Bankman-Fried could spend up to $1B in 2024 to thwart Trump comeback

The billionaire founder and CEO of theFTX cryptocurrency exchange Sam Bankman-Fried has revealed he intends to spend anywhere between $100 million and $1 billion to help influence the 2024 United States presidential election campaigns. In a podcast interview on May 24 Bankman-Fried was asked how much money he might donate during the next presidential election cycle, answering he’d give “north of $100 million” with a “soft ceiling” of $1 billion if he were to bankroll the person running against former president Donald Trump. “I would hate to say hard ceiling…

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