Microsoft: “Some blockchain communities increased on-chain tx capacity (blocksize increases), this approach generally degrades the decentralized state & cannot reach the millions… we’re collaborating on decentralized Layer 2 protocols that run atop ‘BTC’ blockchain to achieve global scale”

Microsoft: "Some blockchain communities increased on-chain tx capacity (blocksize increases), this approach generally degrades the decentralized state & cannot reach the millions... we're collaborating on decentralized Layer 2 protocols that run atop 'BTC' blockchain to achieve global scale" submitted by /u/antonesamy
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Bitcoin for tax payments? Arizona could become first state in the US to allow it

Sen. Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, is sponsoring Senate Bill 1091. The bill would allow income taxes to be paid in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency approved by the Arizona Department of Revenue starting in 2020. The revenue department would be required to convert such payments to U.S. currency at the …
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“State is the main regulator of our activity” – says Hydra admin (deepd.tw)

Chief admin and creator of the leading Russian darknet market Hydra gave an interview to Zefir (Crypto and technology news website). We translated it to make the text available to English speakers.
Do you remember when you used Tor browser for the first time? How did you know about it? Which websites did you visit?
– I was…

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Estonian State Prosecutor Vahur Verte Confiscates Bitcoins Earned As Criminal Income. (deepd.tw)

Vahur Verte, an Estonian prosecutor confiscated bitcoins earned through illegal undertakings which he referred to as “criminal income.” He said that criminals use this cryptocurrency to hide their criminal prints and activities and to make it difficult for law enforcers to trace them or find out their actions.
An internal report warned that the anonymous bitcoin payment network is becoming a safe place for criminal money…

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