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About author: Robert DeVoe

Robert DeVoe is a writer for BTCMANAGER based in Shanghai, China. He has been involved in cryptocurrency since the early days of Bitcoin, and is a firm believer in the democratizing and decentralized nature of digital assets. Follow Robert on Twitter @robert_devoe.

Crypto Without Crypto: Designing A Bitcoin-like System for Prisons

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

Crypto Without Crypto: Designing A Bitcoin-like System for Prisons

Charlie Schrem, the former CEO of bitcoin startup BitInstant, went to prison a few years back. It was found in 2014 that his service was used to facilitate illegal transactions on the former Silk Road black market. Charlie went to prison in 2015 for this, and so like any true bitcoin fan, he created a thought experiment to consider how…

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The Next Generation of Blockchain-powered Gaming Comes With Unicorns

Category: Blockchain, Entertainment, Ethereum

The Next Generation of Blockchain-powered Gaming Comes With Unicorns

What if you could have your own unicorn? What if you could not only have unicorns but raise and breed them? Then, what if you could buy, sell, and trade them in exchange for cryptocurrency through the Ethereum network? That is the question posed by the unique new blockchain powered game that will be launching soon called UnicornGo. The project…

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Ethereum Foundation Considers Get Out of Jail Free Cards For Lost Funds

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, Ethereum, News, Tech

Ethereum Foundation Considers Get Out of Jail Free Cards For Lost Funds

  A proposal, called “EIP 867: Standardized Ethereum Recovery Proposals,” is making many members of the Ethereum community concerned. The idea behind the proposal is to create a framework that would clarify and normalize the process of recovering lost funds on the network. The problem is, doing this could destabilize Ethereum, negate immutability by making transactions possibly reversible, and even…

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Is a True “Stablecoin” Cryptocurrency Possible?

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News, Tech

Is a True “Stablecoin” Cryptocurrency Possible?

Day traders love cryptocurrency because of its constant, rapid price swings. Fortunes can indeed be won and lost in much the same way as a casino. While traders may love the volatility, it could prove to be more of a hindrance to mass adoption than a benefit. Is it possible to create a genuinely stable cryptocurrency, or is it just…

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Litecoin Cash?: It’s Coming, and It’s Completely Bizarre

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

Litecoin Cash?: It’s Coming, and It’s Completely Bizarre

While people have been forking Bitcoin left and right, and even Ethereum has its own fork, Litecoin is about to receive the same treatment. This time, the fork is calling itself Litecoin Cash. The fork will give all current Litecoin holders a 10 to 1 disbursement of LCC, and Litecoin Cash will revert the algorithm to SHA-256 (the same as…

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Vertpig: Building an Ecosystem for Vertcoin

Category: Altcoins, Business, Finance, News

Vertpig: Building an Ecosystem for Vertcoin

During January 2018, BTCManager reported on the exciting new potential alternative to Coinbase, Vertbase. Whereas Vertbase aims to be a method to purchase Vertcoin (VTC) for fiat currency directly, Vertpig wants to be the ultimate cryptocurrency exchange for VTC users. The exchange will offer all trading pairs in Vertcoin. Quick review: What is Vertcoin? For those who are unfamiliar, Vertcoin…

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Litecoin Payment Processor and Card Provider Litepay Launches February 2018

Category: Altcoins, Business, Finance, News

Litecoin Payment Processor and Card Provider Litepay Launches February 2018

In the aftermath of bitcoin transaction fees reaching dizzying all-time heights, litecoin has arisen as a popular alternative for payments and peer-to-peer transactions. A new service called Litepay is getting ready to launch sometime this month. The service will allow businesses to receive litecoin payments, and may even offer litecoin-powered cards. The Idea Behind Litepay According to the official website,…

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Vitalik Buterin Donates $2.4 Million Towards Cure For Aging

Category: Ethereum, Finance, News, Tech

Vitalik Buterin Donates $2.4 Million Towards Cure For Aging

Vitalik Buterin, famed co-creator of the increasingly popular Ethereum cryptocurrency platform has donated $2.4 million to the SENS Foundation. The foundation is responsible for the research of methods and techniques to help cure the diseases of aging. The organization is led by charismatic bearded leader Aubrey de Grey, who has made speeches and given lectures at numerous high-profile events such…

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CoinDesk Slams Upcoming Gab.ai ICO, Falsely Labeling It “Alt-Right”

Category: Business, Commentary, Finance, News, Tech

CoinDesk Slams Upcoming Gab.ai ICO, Falsely Labeling It “Alt-Right”

Alternative social media platform Gab recently announced its intention to launch an SEC compliant ICO. Shortly after the announcement, major crypto news website CoinDesk declared Gab as an “alt-right friendly” service and a “gathering place for the alt-right.” In emails with Gab the author of the article wrote that even though that statement (at least in the title) was likely…

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Largest Theft in Crypto History, Half a Billion Dollars Worth of NEM Stolen

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News, Tech

Largest Theft in Crypto History, Half a Billion Dollars Worth of NEM Stolen

In what some are calling the biggest theft in all of history, 526 million units of XEM have apparently been stolen from Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck. The value of the stolen cryptocurrency? Just under half a billion dollars. If true, this would make it not only the biggest cryptocurrency heist but the biggest, if not one of the biggest thefts…

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