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tweakers.net > Stephan Vegelien
DNB: cryptohandelaren hoeven toch niet steeds identiteit van klanten te bewijzen
21 may. 2021 - De Nederlandsche Bank stopt met het verplicht identificeren van klanten bij elke transactie voor cryptohandelaren. Tegen die eis spande het Nederlandse handelsplatform Bitonic onlangs een kort geding aan. Bedrijven moeten transacties wel screenen, maar verplicht identificeren vervalt.
 · bitcoin · bitonic · cryptocurrencies · identification · netherlands · regulation

hassmccook.medium.com > Hass McCook
Comparing Bitcoin’s Environmental Impact…
22 apr. 2021 - Bitcoin’s energy consumption and environmental impact is something that is commented on very regularly, but ultimately, is something that is rarely understood. The majority of arguments stem from comparisons of Bitcoin to particular nation states, or some other apples to oranges comparison. Critics can’t even separate “energy use” from “electricity use”.
 · bitcoin · climate-change · sustainability

www.schneier.com > Barath Raghavan and Bruce Schneier
Illegal Content and the Blockchain
15 mar. 2021 - Security researchers have recently discovered a botnet with a novel defense against takedowns. Normally, authorities can disable a botnet by taking over its command-and-control server. With nowhere to go for instructions, the botnet is rendered useless. But over the years, botnet designers have come up with ways to make this counterattack harder. Now the content-delivery network Akamai has reported on a new method: a botnet that uses the Bitcoin blockchain ledger. Since the blockchain is globally accessible and hard to take down, the botnet’s operators appear to be safe.
 · bitcoin · blockchain · botnets · censorship · china · cryptocurrencies · metcalfes-law · security · tor · trust