Another round-up of the news surrounding the Bitcoin and blockchain technology space for July 8th, 2016. North Carolina Governor Signs Bitcoin-Friendly Law Today the North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a law that defines “virtual currency” and clarifies the need for a license when running Bitcoin and cryptocurrency related businesses. The new law updates the…

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Andrey Zamovskiy from Ambisafe has raised his concern on the Ethereum forums about the rising gas price. Ambisafe is a company that created the first live Ehtereum currency, Elcoin and is currently building the next government voting system for Ukraine using the Ethereum blockchain. According to Andrey large-scale decentralized applications need fast confirmation times and…

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Two days ago the Bitcoin hardware wallet pioneer, SatoshiLabs decided to license their once fully open source firmware as shared source. The TREZOR firmware that used to be licensed as LGPLv3 suddenly got changed to Ms-RS in an impulsive move by the developer. Shortly after the license move the Bitcoin community reacted by reaching out…

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The well-known Bitcoin and cryptocurrency forum bitcointalk.org is currently down due to disk failure. Some rumored that this was due to another DoS (Denial-of-Service) attack, similar to the one we saw in November last year. But after a quick look at Bitcointalk’s twitter account we could see that the problem actually was caused by a…

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