Subreddit "r/btc" hacked

Hackers deleted all new entries, and also modified the style and layouts of r/btc
22 December 2017   589

The moderator account of the Reddit forum r/btc was hacked by unknown persons who deleted all new entries, and also modified the style and layouts of the subreddit. This is reported by Bitcoin.com.

The r / btc forum has allegedly become a victim of cybercriminals because of the ever-growing audience, which already has more than 125,000 subscribers.

It should be noted that the moderators of the largest Reddit forum on crypto-currencies r / Bitcoin removed all references to the hacking of their "competitors" account, thereby severely filtering the incoming information. Despite the fact that this contradicts the "free spirit" of the crypto-currency community, this is a common practice for subreddit.

By now, the problem of r / btc has already been resolved and the forum functions in its regular mode.

Bitcoin Questions included into Dutch High School Exam

Bitcoin-themed mathematics questions have been cut-in in recent high school matriculation exams in the Netherlands
18 May 2018   99

About 200,000 Dutch students are to have taken the OVW exam, a obligatory test for students who wish to get tertiary education in the Netherlands. The testing list  included five bitcoin-themed questions.

Students were offered to solve five different mathematical problems. The questions asked that students “calculate in what year the amount of bitcoin exceeded 18 million,” “calculate from which year on the reward will be less than one bitcoin,” “determine the maximal amount of bitcoin that can be in circulation.” The resolution  of the issues was supposed to base on the formula used to employed to solve the questions.

Such kind of changes in testing for students is connected with the growing  recognition of cryptocurrency by the Holland’s institutions. In March, the Court of Amsterdam defined that bitcoin owns “properties of wealth” at the same time  adjudicating a civil rights occasion between an individual seeking repayment from an unfulfilled contract pertaining to bitcoin mining. The court ordered that “bitcoin represents a value and is transferable” and “thus shows characteristics of a property right. A claim for payment in Bitcoin is, therefore, to be regarded as a claim that qualifies for verification.”

Recently, Rob van Gijzel, the ambassador of the Dutch Blockchain Coalition, revealed a national blockchain research agenda, which had been accredited by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. The ministry had established a designated committee, TopTeam ICT, appointed to analyze the potential legal, economic, and ethical implications of distributed ledger technology in the country.