Tag Archives: Mystery

Meanwhile in … the Easter Islands, researchers say they cracked the mystery of the famous head statues

In the Easter Islands, researchers say they cracked the mystery of the famous head statues. The statues were erected by the Rapa Nui people, who landed on the islands 900 years ago. Scientists already knew that the carved figures were important representations of ancestral figures. But when one of the islands was mapped, researchers found that the statues’ locations correlated ...

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Mystery Bitcoin Miners Are Altering Mining Pool Dominance

During the first month of 2019, studies have revealed the growing trend of unknown miners processing blocks on the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network. A few years ago, most mining pools began revealing their identity via the coinbase parameter when they found a block. Over the last two years, however, unknown miners have started to dominate as established operations have lost ...

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Silk Road Fake Murder Mystery May Be Solved

Rather than round up a series of stories from the deep web, this week we’re focusing on just the one. The tale, concerning Silk Road’s most enduring mystery, is so labyrinthine it warrants recounting in full. Also read: 5 Opsec Errors That Caused Cryptocurrency Users to Lose Everything ‘Redandwhite’ Indicted in Black and White Ross Ulbricht Silk Road is a ...

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‘No Sign of the Petro Here’: Mystery and Confusion Besets Venezuela’s Crypto ‘Revolution’

An investigative report into Venezuela’s national oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro (PTR), has attempted to square government claims with facts on the ground Cointelegraph.com News

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New Information Heightens Satoshi Nakamoto Mystery

For close to ten years many people have been on the hunt for the elusive Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of the decentralized technology called Bitcoin. This year the race to find the anonymous character, or group of individuals, who designed the peer-to-peer electronic cash system has been hotter than ever with more clues left behind — Here’s what we know so ...

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The evolutionary mystery of gigantic human brains

Modern art, eh? (credit: National Gallery) In the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a work that’s simply a list of names: every person the artist, Douglas Gordon, can remember meeting in his life. The list pours on and on in interminable columns, down a corridor and across walls that are multiple storeys high. It’s dizzying, yet far from ...

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This Week in Bitcoin: McAfee Backs Off, Crypto World Cup and the Mystery of 21e8

In this week’s daily Bitcoin in Brief editions we reported about McAfee’s decision to stop shilling ICOs, crypto businesses’ involvement in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and much more. We also explored, in this week’s most commented-on article, a secret mathematical code that tantalizes the imagination of many bitcoiners. Also Read: Exchanges, Payment and Wallet Firms Join EU Police to Fight ...

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North Korea’s mountain mystery: Is Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site still functional?

In upcoming talks between the United States and North Korea, one of the key details is a mystery at a 7,200-foot-high point in the country’s north: Mount Mantap. This mountain hosts part of a facility, Punggye-ri, that has been the site of all six of North Korea’s nuclear weapons tests. The most recent test, carried out underground on Sept. […] WorldViews

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