by bitcoinist 08/14/2019
Facebook used third-party contractors to listen to user audio without telling them, in a move which raises questions about the third-party sponsors of its libra cryptocurrency. Facebook Shared Messages With Third Parties As Bloomberg reported on August 13, Facebook confirmed it had used middleman firms to transcribe audio messages from its Messenger app. The practice, which the company says it halted just last week, only involved users who had given their permission for audio collection
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Bitcoin should be regulated the same way as other electronic financial transactions.
Smart contracts could soon get a boost in bitcoin as prominent programmer Pieter Wuille has unveiled a new coding language designed specifically for their use. Posted to the bitcoin developer mailing list Monday, the ‘Miniscript’ language aims to make it easier for programmers to write up “smart contracts” or conditions for spending bitcoins. Programmers Wuille, Andrew …
Ethereum naysayers were out in force as the week began after co-founder Vitalik Buterin warned that the network’s blockchain was “almost full.” Buterin: ETH ‘Already Expensive’ In an interview with Canadian mainstream news outlet The Star, Buterin, discussed the future of Ethereum, along with the problems cryptocurrency faces on the path to broader adoption. Using his project as an example, Buterin said that capacity on the Ethereum network was nearing its maximum, and that continued