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The Importance of Governance: Analyzing the Aftermath of the Monero Hard Fork

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Commentary, News

The Importance of Governance: Analyzing the Aftermath of the Monero Hard Fork

In this Guest Post, Noah Pierau from Decred outlines his views on the aftermath of the Monero hard fork. Every now and then, the ASIC debate stirs up the blockchain community. The most recent stir was caused by the scheduled Monero hard fork. While the ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) debate is certainly interesting, the aftermath of the hard fork also…

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Cryptocurrencies Need A ZeroNet “Zite”: Starting with Monero, Here’s Why

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Tech

Cryptocurrencies Need A ZeroNet “Zite”: Starting with Monero, Here’s Why

In the past month, several social media platforms took a harsh stand against cryptocurrencies and placed indefinite bans on cryptocurrency advertisements, effectively cutting any chance of relevant information reaching out to the world. However, the future of decentralized assets may lie in a similar decentralized platform; ZeroNet. Global Crackdown On Cryptocurrencies and ICOs In 2018, several countries and financial institutions…

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Prior To Fork, ASICs Were Accounting For Majority of Monero’s Hashrate

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Commentary, News

Prior To Fork, ASICs Were Accounting For Majority of Monero’s Hashrate

A few days ago, BTCManager ran a story on the Monero hard fork and how it might show if the blockchain had been secretly hijacked by ASIC miners. Suspicions over the way in which hashrate of the Monero blockchain had increased dramatically toward the end of 2017 when there was a general boom in the market led to speculation that…

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Monero’s Scheduled Upgrade to Soon Reveal the Extent of ‘Secretive’ ASIC Mining

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, News, Tech

Monero’s Scheduled Upgrade to Soon Reveal the Extent of ‘Secretive’ ASIC Mining

On April 6, Monero conducted its bi-annual scheduled upgrade, or hard fork, to increase the minimum ring size and alter the Proof of Work to nullify Bitmain’s ASIC miners. As for the success of the move, the next ten days or so will inform us of the effectiveness of the controversial decision by the Monero developers to stamp out ASICs,…

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That Old Chesnut: Monero Steams Ahead Despite ‘Broken Privacy’ Allegations

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Commentary, News

That Old Chesnut: Monero Steams Ahead Despite ‘Broken Privacy’ Allegations

Cryptocurrencies had been originally launched with the vision of being decentralized, digital and anonymous replacements of fiat currency. However, when the veil of anonymity was lifted from Bitcoin’s blockchain, it was widely speculated that Monero would be leading the industry regarding privacy. The Monero development team were so confident about that, in fact, that they claimed it was near impossible…

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The Fiery ASIC Debate Engulfs the Bitcoin and Monero Communities

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Mining, News, Tech

The Fiery ASIC Debate Engulfs the Bitcoin and Monero Communities

Changing the algorithm of many major cryptocurrencies is on the menu! As concerns about miner centralization begin to intensify, a few cryptocurrency communities are considering a change in the underlying algorithm to kill ASICs, specialized hardware machines that improve the efficiency of mining. Monero will conduct a Proof of Work (PoW) change in the upcoming April 6 release, Lithium Luna,…

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Coincheck Stops Support for 3 Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrencies: Monero, Dash and Zcash

Category: Altcoins, Business, Finance, News

Coincheck Stops Support for 3 Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrencies: Monero, Dash and Zcash

Coincheck, the Japanese-based cryptocurrency exchange platform is taking steps to shore up its security protocols following the devastating January crypto hack. In what is perhaps the worst hack in the history of the crypto market, hackers stole more than $550 million in NEM coins. As part of its response, the platform is putting a stop to its support for Monero,…

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Cryptocurrency Market Outlook Mar. 1: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, NEO, Cardano, Monero

Category: Cryptocurrency Market Outlook

Cryptocurrency Market Outlook Mar. 1: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, NEO, Cardano, Monero

BTCManager’s Weekly Cryptocurrency Outlook highlights the price action and technical indicators on a long-term basis to identify the best opportunities in the largest cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, ether, and others. BTC-USD (Bitstamp) The monthly chart below shows that February’s price action managed to sustain above the base line (red), indicating momentum remains bullish over the long-term. Immediate resistance is provided…

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MoneroV: A Trap Laid for Monero Users?

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Commentary, News

MoneroV: A Trap Laid for Monero Users?

Fork mania has arrived for the blockchain network Monero. There are plans to fork and provide an airdrop for holders of the altcoin during early March, dubbed MoneroV. The cash grab could be a way to uncover the individual identities of those who use Monero if they fall into the trap. Here, we outline the facts about MoneroV (XMV) and…

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UK Government Websites Hit by Monero Mining Malware Could Have Been Much Worse

Category: Altcoins, Mining, News, Tech

UK Government Websites Hit by Monero Mining Malware Could Have Been Much Worse

In 2018, Hackers are designing malware not just to steal your personal information on your computer, but also to take over its processing power to mine cryptocurrencies. From this, we can glean that the value of cryptocurrencies and their importance is rising while governments and security companies need to focus exponentially more on these types of malware attacks. Government Websites…

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