Bitcoin Daily Digest: Antonopoulos Barred from Silk Road Trial, BitPay’s Zero-Confirmation and more

Andreas Antonopoulos blocked from being an expert witness at the Silk Road trial, Bitpay proposes new protocol to create zero-confirmation instant payments, Capetown to host first Afircan Bitcoin conference and much more news that happened on February 2.

1 -  Silk Road judge blocks Antonopoulos from appearing as expert witness at trial

Katherine B. Forrest, the judge in Ross Ulbricht's Silk Road trial, has blocked the defense from calling Andreas Antonopoulos as an expert witness. First highlighting the late stage the decision to call Antonopoulos up, the judge went on to question his qualifications to testify as an expert.

“Lacking also is any indication that Antonopoulos has any expertise in the areas in which he seeks to testify. His resume lists th