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For all we don't know about Satoshi, we can tell he loved a touch of theatricality
Did Satoshi choose to publish Bitcoin's whitepaper on Halloween as another Easter egg?
Mina applies zk-SNARKs to Cardano's Ouroboros consensus to achieve scalability and decentralization.
This blockchain only needs 22 KB of data to be verified
Aztec 2.0 is both a scaling and privacy solution rolled into one.
Aztec launches private smart contracts as Ethereum rollup
A Proof of Concept security token transfer involving BNP Paribas and Curv could lead to integrated crypto custody solutions.
BNP Paribas and Curv unveil highly secure method to transfer security tokens
While Hal Finney may no longer be with us, one of his proposals from 2011 may soon find its way to Bitcoin thanks to an expired patent.
One of Hal Finney's lost contributions to Bitcoin Core to be 'resurrected'
One of the men who coined the term "proof-of-work" to join as chief scientist
Chainlink acquires a privacy-preserving oracle protocol from Cornell University
Adam Back recalls Hal as a constructive personality who never engaged in squabbles.
Remembering Hal Finney's contributions to Blockchain and beyond