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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

crookedtimber.org > Jessica Green
Can the World’s Bankers Really Save the Climate?
6 may. 2021 - The Ministry for the Future (TMFTF) should be lauded for reimagining global climate governance. It recognizes what many climate scholars do not: climate change is in large measure, a problem of extreme wealth and wealth inequality. Thus, addressing the climate crisis requires discussing “potential alternatives to the global neoliberal order” (155). Moreover, the Ministry is keenly aware of the shrinking window for action. Addressing climate change is a race against time, rather than a “tragedy of the commons.” Thus, we should be less worried about getting everyone to participate in international agreements, and more worried about acting quickly, since delay will make climate problems harder to solve, and could result in irreversible changes. What follows from these two premises is nothing less than a wholesale reimagining of the global economy, as enacted through coordinated efforts by the world’s biggest central banks. However, the Ministry’s proposed technocratic solutions overlook the messiness of domestic politics, and the huge challenge of constraining powerful anti-climate interests.
 · banking · blockchain · carbon-pricing · climate-change · cryptocurrencies · inequality

signal.org > Jun Harada
Update on beta testing payments in Signal
13 apr. 2021 - As the world stands today, the future of transaction privacy does not look great. The existing landscape is dominated by traditional credit companies, who over the past decade have been steadily pushing their networks for increased access to user data. They (and their data customers) are on a track to getting SKU level data of every purchase everyone makes everywhere. There are other contenders, such as regional online payments networks (like Venmo in the US), but the data story there is similar.
 · cryptocurrencies · micropayments · privacy · signal

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