Binance Blockade of Wasabi Wallet Could Point to a Crypto Crack-Up – CoinDesk

2020 may see crypto’s most consequential fork yet: A split between regulated exchanges and privacy-focused users. Late last week, Binance’s Singapore arm threw crypto Twitter into a frenzy with reports that it had allegedly suspended one user’s account. The problem? That user, @bittlecat, had tried sending their bitcoin to the hash-scrambling Wasabi wallet in an […]

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Ethereum Devs Reconsider ‘Difficulty Bomb’ Timing as Hard Forks Loom – CoinDesk

A newly proposed ethereum hard fork may punt a key network feature two years down the road to avoid complicating ethereum’s transition to proof-of-stake (PoS). Ethereum improvement proposal (EIP) 2387, created in mid-November, would tentatively schedule a Jan. 6 hard fork to delay the “difficulty bomb” or “Ice Age” from going off for another 4,000,000 […]

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