Why Telegram is working in spite of the lock and any security rules you need to adhere to when using it.
Roskomnadzor ordered the operators and service providers to block the Telegram on the morning of 16 April, after 13 April, Tagansky court of Moscow ruled to ban the work of the messenger in Russia. After a brief blocking of the majority of Russian providers and operators of cellular communication Telegram bypassed the restrictions and continued to work without using proxy servers and VPN. To circumvent the command of the messenger succeeded, using a rather clever scheme. Telegram uses a push service called DC_Update. In normal conditions, it is necessary to increase the stability and acceleration of the messaging, and with it, the application can obtain the new server addresses Telegram that helped to bypass the lock. Probably, Roskomnadzor trying to calculate a pool of addresses to which the Telegram is drawn every 15 minutes and makes a new advance in the «black list», shipped to service providers and operators. If the 16th of April in the late evening was 1.873 million blocked IP, the cloud services provided by Amazon Web Services and Google.Cloud, by 15.00 on 17 April, the number of blocked addresses has grown to 17 million. Thus, this lock was the largest in the history of modern Russia. Therefore experience problems gamers, businessmen and passengers of flights. Russian users have lost access to a number of online stores, delivery services, messenger, Viber, Microsoft services. Roskomnadzor appealed to the App Store and Google Play with a demand to remove the application Telegram so that new users are unable to download it. And also the head of the RCN promised to develop a technical solution to calculate IP addresses pushey and lock them up. Why the lock is still unlikely, told Meduza.
Safety rules when using VPN
When using proxies and VPNs to bypass the restrictions may be a number of issues with regards to whether this is legal, and what penalties may follow. Proxy and VPN now is not banned in Russia. But their use can be a problem, because if the service helps to access the locked resource, and Roskomnadzor could be the claim to it, with the subsequent restriction of his activities. However, all limitations apply equally to relations between the state, operators and owners of the service, and to control access should they, and not the users themselves. People were not in danger, even if they found a way to use the messenger as it does not violate any laws. However, to tell about the bypass lock carefully, but formally to give a link to the anonymizer is not a violation.
Economists from the London Imperial College Business School published a study on the «equilibrium price» of bitcoin.
Two economists from the UK theorized pricing bitcoin and other decentralized digital assets. Created a formula for calculating the cost suitable for those cryptocurrencies that use the consensus algorithm Proof-of-work like bitcoin and Ethereum, the study said emiliano Pagnotta and Andrea Buracchi. The price of the cryptocurrency, according to them, depends on Hasrat network and the expected number of future users. The authors note that the decentralized financial network is unique in that «tokens simultaneously perform two functions». In addition to working as an asset, they stimulate the miners to support the network. Therefore, the relationship between consumers and product providers mutual, which creates certain problems with the establishment of equilibrium prices in the market.
Startup decentralized exchanges 0x raised $775,000 in the format of the SAFT and reported to the SEC.
According to the data submitted to the American Commission on securities and exchange Commission (SEC), the startup team 0x involved in the development of a Protocol for decentralized exchanges, just a few days managed to raise $775,000. Attracting investment was made under a simple agreement for future tokens (SAFT). According to the published application Form D, in the purchase token was attended by only 22 investor. The identity of the participants, as well as information on how these funds will be spent, were not disclosed. The OTC platform 0x aimed at providing opportunities for the exchange of tokens ERC20 between different networks. A test launch of the platform took place in may 2017, and since the startup has invested more than 12,000 people.
The organizers of the Indian crypto currency exchange Coinsecure, which recently lost 438 BTC, promised to pay compensation to the victims.
On Wednesday 18 April cryptocurrency Litecoin will become available for trading on one of the oldest in Korea exchanges Corbit. The ability to output LTC from the exchange will appear on the next day after you start trading.
Pornhub added the option to pay in bitcoin. Now users can pay for a premium subscription using tokens Verge.
Exchange Kraken ceased its activities in Japan due to increased operating costs, primarily by increasing regulation of crypto-industry.