Aaron van Wirdum

Aaron van Wirdum is a freelance journalist. He studied Politics and Society in Historical Perspective at Utrecht University, and specialized himself in the influence of freedom of speech and communication technologies on social structures

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Bitcoin mining pools BTCChina, BitFury, KnCMiner and 21 Inc. are now publicly backing Core developer Jeff Garzik's BIP100 block size limit proposal, and more to...
AUG 28 DIGEST: Major Mining Pools Support BIP100; Tree Signatures Proposed by Blockstream's Pieter Wuille
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A significant chunk of mining pools has taken a fierce stand against Bitcoin XT; the largest currently operating bitcoin black market has decided to halt operat...
AUG 26 DIGEST: Big Mining Pools Oppose Bitcoin XT Fork; Tor Vulnerability Suspends BTC Black Market Operations
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BitPay, Blockchain.info, Circle, KnCMiner, Bitnet, Xapo, BitGo and itBit have agreed to implement Gavin Andresen’s BIP 101; F2Pool instead backs BIP100; the bit...
AUG 25 DIGEST: 8 Leading Bitcoin Companies Pledge Support for BIP101; Bitcoin Exchange Rate Falls Below $200
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The Californian Stanford University School of Engineering will offer a new course on Bitcoin, Glidera has launched a service that allows wallets to use an API t...
AUG 24 DIGEST: Stanford Offers Bitcoin Course; Glidera Launches Non-Custodial Bitcoin Buying Service for Wallets
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Tokyo police has served another arrest warrant on Mark Karpelès; the World Wide Web Consortium prepares to launch a Web Payments Working Group and more top stor...
AUG 21 DIGEST: Mark Karpeles Re-Arrested in Japan; World Wide Web Consortium to Launch Web Payments Working Group
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The first Bitcoin block in support of Bitcoin XT has been mined by Slush Pool; the bitcoin price has plunged over 13% and more top stories for August 19.
AUG 19 DIGEST: First Bitcoin Block in Support of Bitcoin XT Mined; BTC Price Plunges Over 13% to 2-Month Low
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Mike Hearn and Gavin Andresen have launched Bitcoin XT, new research has found that marketplaces on the dark web frequently process more bitcoin transactions th...
AUG 17 DIGEST: Bitcoin XT Released, Reddit Mods Accused of Censorship, and Dark Web Markets Processed more Bitcoin than BitPay in 2014
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In an ongoing trend of Bitcoin companies withdrawing their services from New York in response to the BitLicense, two more businesses have exited the Empire Stat...
Bit-Exodus Continues: Remittance Service Rebit and Cloud Miner Genesis Mining Leave New York
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