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Without a True Two-Way Peg No ‘Real’ Sidechain Exists, Says Drivechain Creator

On April 17, the founder of the Drivechain project, Paul Sztorc, published a new blog post concerning the validity of today’s so-called ‘production sidechains.’ Sztorc has declared on multiple occasions that true sidechain technology hasn’t been invented yet and even Blockstream’s Liquid protocol, dubbed “the first production sidechain,” in a critical sense is not a […]

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Blockchain Platform Believes It Is the ‘Golden Ticket’ for Saving the Live Events Industry

Do you think event tickets are too expensive? This blockchain platform might have the answer — and it involves eliminating middlemen who drive up prices #SPONSORED

Microsoft Refutes Idea of Selling Facial Recognition Solution for Blanket Surveillance

TheMerkle_Microsoft Windows 10 FlawIn the technology industry, there is a growing focus on facial recognition solutions. Governments and technology giants alike explore numerous opportunities in this regard. However, it seems not all companies are intent on selling their in-house developed technology to a government either. One surprising company on that list is Microsoft, as they have zero interest in offering facial recognition tech to law enforcement agencies. Microsoft Protects Users’ Privacy Anyone who has kept a close eye on Microsoft over the years will have noticed a peculiar trend. The company, while globally popular, doesn’t always protect consumers’ civil rights as well as

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Craig Wright’s Fight With a Cartoon Bitcoin Astronaut Cat Explained

It's Satoshi claimant Craig Wright vs the bitcoin community, with accusations of fraud and defamation flying between them.

Israeli Scientists Create a 3D Printed Heart Using Human Cells

themerkle 3d printed shoesThe scientific world is always rife with new developments and breakthroughs. Over the past few years, the concept of #d printing organs has gotten a lot of attention. It now seems Israeli researchers successfully printed a 3D heart using a patient’s own cells. It is a very big breakthrough which can unlock a lot of new use cases in the near future. It can also aid in addressing the overall shortage of donor organs. 3D Printing Organs Becomes More Viable To date, the concept of 3D printing human organs has remained at a standstill for some time. Scientists have successfully printed

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Last Will Platform Allows Your Loved Ones to Inherit Your BCH

New Last Will Platform Allows for Autonomous BCH Inheritance ContractsOn April 10, software developer Karol Trzeszczkowski launched a platform called the Last Will, a smart contract program for the inheritance of bitcoin cash (BCH). The Last Will protocol is an Electron Cash plugin that allows users to create and manage BCH endowments. Also read: How to Easily Find Businesses That Accept Bitcoin Cash Near […]

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Xthinner Protocol Tested on BCH Mainnet Shows 99% Block Compression

On April 8, BCH developer Jonathan Toomim revealed how far he’s come with the Xthinner block compression protocol. Toomim tested the platform between two Bitcoin ABC full nodes on the BCH main network and a 363 kB block was compressed down to 1,660 bytes, or 99.54% compression. Also read: Uyen T Nguyen: The Powerful Young […]

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Head Transplant “Visionaire” Dr. Canavero Isn’t Giving up on his Dream

TheMerkle Head Transplant PaperAround two years ago, the idea of potentially transplanting human heads onto different bodies got some attention. While the initial surgery never took place, the surgeon in question has not given up on this idea just yet. Dr. Sergio Canavero, also referred to as “Dr. Frankenstein”, recently announced another breakthrough where head transplants are concerned. He now plans to perform this surgery on a human, assuming a guinea pig can be found. Dr. Canavero is not Giving up The concept of transplanting a human head still raises many questions which seemingly can’t be answered right away. Such a procedure has

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Elon Musk Confirms Autonomous Teslas Will Make Their Owners Money

TheMerkle Tesla CryptojackingElon Musk has become one of the most charismatic individuals in the technology sector. While his companies may not necessarily be profitable, the products he offers to society are always a topic of discussion. In a recent social media post, Musk confirmed the goal is to make Tesla cars compete with Lyft and Uber to let their owners earn a passive revenue stream. Making Money with a Tesla The main reason why this somewhat surprising comment suddenly came to be is due to a disgruntled Tesla user taking to Twitter. Said user was wondering why the camera in his Tesla

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Analysis Shows Lightning Network Suffers From Trust Issues Exacerbated by Rising Fees

Analysis Shows Lightning Network Suffers form Trust Issues and Rising Fees Makes it WorseOver the last two years, the Lightning Network has been touted as the scaling solution for the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network. However, the solution has been heavily criticized for its lack of security, and on March 28, Bitcoin Unlimited’s chief scientist Peter Rizun wrote an interesting evaluation of the Lightning Network’s “dirty little secret.” Also […]

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