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In South Carolina, Democrats debated when a dictator is really a dictator. So what’s the answer? – Washington Post

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Five Ways William Barr Is Helping Trump Turn US Into a Dictatorship – Common Dreams

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DeFi Can Now Choose to Run Trustless Zero-Knowledge Proofs

In an interview with Cointelegraph at the Stanford Blockchain Conference on Feb. 19, Stanford University cryptography Ph.D. student Ben Fisch described Supersonic as a trustless zero-knowledge proof system, also referred to as a zk-SNARK.  Fisch helped create a trustless zero-knowledge proof system designed specifically for decentralized finance.  Trustless versus trusted zk-SNARKs While zero-knowledge proof systems […]

South Korea’s Bithumb Launches Zero Fee Transfers to Global Platform

South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Bithumb, has announced it will take another step towards global expansion by strengthening integration with its international arm. On Feb. 26, Bithumb launched a new digital asset transfer service between the South Korean exchange and Bithumb Global, an new international digital asset exchange released by Bithumb in October 2019. Meanwhile, […]

Compound Extends DeFi Ethos to Itself, Launches Governance Token

Decentralized finance (DeFi) platform Compound is going ahead and decentralizing itself. “My personal belief is that nobody would use bitcoin if it was run by the ‘Bitcoin Corporation,’” Robert Leshner, Compound’s founder, told CoinDesk in a phone call. “Its power comes from the fact that nobody truly controls it.” In that spirit, Compound is launching […]