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Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Con 2018 • February 23-24, 2018

The blockchain technology is much more than Bitcoin and mining and trading cryptocurrencies. It can be leveraged in a wide…

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About author: Liam Kelly

Liam is a freelance writer and works as an English teacher at a language academy based in Berlin, Germany. He is primarily concerned with the ways in which new technology are shaping our political and cultural landscape. Liam has also worked with publishing houses in both Berlin and San Francisco in the way of editing, transcription and translation.

The Abyss DAICO: Secure Token Offering for Gaming Platform

Category: Ethereum, ICO News, News

The Abyss DAICO: Secure Token Offering for Gaming Platform

The Abyss platform offers gamers and developers the benefits never seen before in the video game industry. Insofar as it can be difficult for developers to create original and compelling video games, the same is also true for making this product stand out from the crowd. This second caveat has lead to massive expenditures simply for advertising. As such, The…

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Litecoin: 7 Years in Review

Category: Altcoins, Business, Commentary, News

Litecoin: 7 Years in Review

Charlie Lee tweeted a link to a talk he gave at Rackspace back in 2014, three years after founding “the silver to bitcoin’s gold.” In Lee’s presentation, he outlined the metrics of success in determining the quality of an altcoin. Naturally, his primary focus was measuring the open-source bitcoin code fork, Litecoin. Metrics of Success The value of Lee’s 2014…

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Applying Game Theory to Bitcoin: Feather Forking and Censorship

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

Applying Game Theory to Bitcoin: Feather Forking and Censorship

By extracting only the relevant portions, the author will investigate how game theory is often unnoticed in the realm of network attacks. A principal derivation of this study, specifically for Bitcoin, is Feather Forking or Block Discouraging. For the sake of argument, the former will represent the negative and the latter, the positive censorship capacities of mining centralization. Of greatest…

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Monero Cryptocurrency Miner Leverages NSA Exploit

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

Monero Cryptocurrency Miner Leverages NSA Exploit

In a growing development, attackers have leveraged an exploit found in almost all generations of Microsoft Windows. EternalBlue is a security vulnerability that allowed WannaCry to run rampant in over 150 different countries and took down parts of the National Health Service (NHS), as well as Petya/NonPetya (a strain of ransomware that inspired NATO to assemble an entire cyber operation…

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How to Run a Stratis Full Node: A Beginner’s Guide

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

How to Run a Stratis Full Node: A Beginner’s Guide

The Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform Stratis has been quietly lancing partnerships and new technologies (Azure and TumbleBit), cultivating a robust community of C# developers, and streamlining their project for some time now. Insofar as they have generated a rewarding open-source philosophy, many are now eager to give back. One of the best, and arguably most interesting, ways of supporting a project…

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Victoria Harbourcats: Another Sports Franchise Begins Accepting Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Entertainment, News

Victoria Harbourcats: Another Sports Franchise Begins Accepting Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin

A Canadian baseball team from Victoria, British Columbia have taken it upon themselves to act on the positive comments made by the country’s Finance Minister at Davos last week. In an announcement made on January 30, 2018, the Victoria Harbourcats stated that they would be the first Canadian sports franchise to accept cryptocurrencies as payment. Baseball Tickets for BTC, ETH,…

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Idealism Alive and Well in Berlin’s Bitcoin Scene

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Commentary, News

Idealism Alive and Well in Berlin’s Bitcoin Scene

Identifying the most nurturing environment for a blockchain startup can be difficult in the wake of regulation attempts around the globe. In Europe, however, Berlin is emerging as both an idealist’s sandbox and a regulatory safe haven for small businesses looking to alternative currencies and the technology behind them. Cafes, Bars, and Free Thinking During the golden era of cheap…

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Crypto, Films, and Taking Back Creative Power: An Interview with 21 Million Executive Producer David Lofts

Category: Blockchain, Entertainment, Interviews, News

Crypto, Films, and Taking Back Creative Power: An Interview with 21 Million Executive Producer David Lofts

The move towards initial coin offerings in creative industries hasn’t necessarily caught mainstream attention. Although it is turning out to be a profitable vehicle to generate funds, it still sticks as unnecessary. Do artists really earn anything by releasing an album alongside a cryptocurrency? From Politics to Bitcoin Cutting through the hype and looking at the concrete ways this technology…

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The Grand Mufti of Egypt Debates Bitcoin’s Legitimacy

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

The Grand Mufti of Egypt Debates Bitcoin’s Legitimacy

In a recent announcement the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Sheikh Shawki Allam, suggested he would be in favor of a ban on cryptocurrency trading. In referring to Sharia law, the moderate Sunni leader cited its capacity to fund terrorist activity and lack of formal backing as reasons for his endorsement. Islamic Finance and Sharia Law The western principles of finance…

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Monero Hardware Wallet Prototype Release Date Announced at 34c3 Congress

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

Monero Hardware Wallet Prototype Release Date Announced at 34c3 Congress

After earlier attempts to integrate with Trezor and Ledger Nano, Monero may finally find a hardware home. The privacy-centric crypto team set in motion the development back in August 2017 after raising 996 XMR and have finally released more information at the 34c3 Congress, which commenced December 27-30, 2017. Prototype Hardware in Spring 2018 Though the wallet announced will only…

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