ICOs Are Keeping More of the Pie to Themselves (news.bitcoin.com)

With diminishing returns, increased demand, and pre-sales muscling out public sales, profiting from ICOs in 2018 is a tall order. Just to add to investors’ woes, the percentage of tokens allocated for public sale is also on the decline. On average, ICOs now keep more of the pie to themselves and dole out increasingly slender pieces to the public.
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Bitcoin buyers should be aware of the risks and look after themselves, top exchange CEO says

Traders tempted to invest in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin must carry the burden of responsibility, according to the CEO of a leading cryptocurrency exchange. "I think ultimately consumers need to look out for themselves, look into the fundamentals of any coin and not rely on any particular exchange …
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Why are redeeming inputs themselves scripts?

When redeeming a UTXO it is necessary to provide certain values such as a public key and a signature. These values come in the form of a script.

First, the value providing scriptSig script runs. Whatever is left on the stack is fed into the script from the UTXO (scriptPubKey). So what actually runs is pieced together from the UTXO and the redeeming script.

Why is scriptSig a script and not simply a list of serialized values? Is there a use case for providing a script that is more than just a series of OP_PUSHDATA?

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Bitcoin Improvement Proposal: Hard Fork to Return Seized Silk Road BTC to Ross Ulbricht [“Anyone who opposes this, doesn’t know about it, or simply forgets to update their software, can excise themselves from the network. Thus, hard forks are the most democratic means of consensus on earth today.”]

Bitcoin Improvement Proposal: Hard Fork to Return Seized Silk Road BTC to Ross Ulbricht ["Anyone who opposes this, doesn’t know about it, or simply forgets to update their software, can excise themselves from the network. Thus, hard forks are the most democratic means of consensus on earth today."] submitted by /u/eragmus
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Why cannot malicious miners award themselves with any number of bitcoins?

I’m new to the topic, so if my question doesn’t meet the question format requirements, please notify kindly and I will change it accordingly. Thank you.

My question is, why cannot malicious miners award themselves with any number of bitcoins? Is that because the award itself is a transaction which has to be confirmed by a random miner? And if so, what if the miner himself will win the race?

Also, why cannot one “pretend” to having solved the block and broadcast self-award transaction any time I want?

Also, if award is a transaction, who is the sender?

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