BTC-e Domain Seizure by U.S. Law Enforcement Sparks Jurisdiction Questions (

On July 28, 2017, the bitcoin-exchange BTC-e domain was seized by six U.S. law enforcement agencies including the Secret Service. Many international bitcoin proponents are questioning why the U.S. is claiming jurisdiction over an exchange registered in another country.
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Four Quick Questions and Answers About Ransomware and Bitcoin (

Bitcoin got caught in another media storm this week, though only in a supporting role this time around. The ongoing ransomware attack by the name of “WannaCry,” sometimes also referred to as “WannaCrypt0r,” “Wcry,” “WanaCry,” “WannaCrypt” or “Wana Decrypt0r,” infected over 230,000 computers in over 150 countries over the past couple of days, and demands that victims pay a ransom in the cryptocurrency.So what is ransomware, and what does Bitcoin have to do with all of this?What Is Ransomware?…


Hi, I’m mkwia, a contributor to UASF on GitHub, and I would like to talk about any questions you might have about it.

As most of you know, /u/shaolinfry and many others have been working on a User-Activated Soft Fork, a way for users to have a say in the direction of bitcoin when miners and users don't agree on protocol upgrades. Last night a UASF pull request was opened on litecoin, so with the idea gaining momentum I thought it might be useful to answer any questions anyone might still have about UASF.

BIP148/u/shaolinfry's BIP on which UASF is based.

UASF/bitcoin on GitHub – a great FAQ about UASF

Bitcoin Core slack – you can join the #UASF channel and talk to us there!

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