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Hammering Home ASIC Resistance: Thoughts on the Monero Hard Fork

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, News

Hammering Home ASIC Resistance: Thoughts on the Monero Hard Fork

In this guest post, Ben Rodriguez and ‘thatmanontheright’ from the Vertcoin team outline their views on the Monero hard fork and the importance of ASIC resistance. Recently, there has been a lot of attention on ASICs and ASIC resistance. With the advent of ASICs for the Ethereum network, some coins pledged to be ASIC resistant through and through. Bitmain is…

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The History of Bitcoin Part 4: BitTorrent

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

The History of Bitcoin Part 4: BitTorrent

You can read Part 3 of the History of Bitcoin series here. Prior to the launch of the first decentralized digital currency bitcoin, there were several projects such as Hashcash, b-money, bit gold, and BitTorrent, which helped to shape cryptocurrencies as they exist today. In this installment of “The History of Bitcoin,” you will be introduced to the peer-to-peer file…

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The History Of Bitcoin Part 3: What Is B-Money

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

The History Of Bitcoin Part 3: What Is B-Money

You can read Part 2 of the History of Bitcoin series here. In the initial days of the crypto-anarchy and cypherpunk movement, where bitcoin was eventually born, researchers were determined to create a community that would be free of the control from centralized authorities. It was in this community, where the idea for a currency that would be impossible to…

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YBF Ventures Partners with the Decred Project to Build a Decentralized Internet Hub

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, News, Tech

YBF Ventures Partners with the Decred Project to Build a Decentralized Internet Hub

In an exclusive to BTCManager, YBF Ventures (formerly York Butter Factory) is partnering with Decred, an autonomous digital currency that will help YBF Ventures build out the world’s first dedicated decentralized Web 3.0 hub. The Melbourne-based decentralized Web 3.0 hub, also known as YBF Mesh, will select a number of startups that can develop the core infrastructure and protocols of…

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Out of all the Industries Blockchain Could Disrupt, Agriculture May not Be the First on Everyone’s Radar

Category: ICO News

Out of all the Industries Blockchain Could Disrupt, Agriculture May not Be the First on Everyone’s Radar

While a lot of people are looking at how they can put Uber or Airbnb on the blockchain, one of the best use cases out right now is supply chain management and transparency. And for the food industry, this is an issue that’s been long overdue in solving. Not only will it provide us with healthier options that may have…

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ASIC Mining and How it Is Undermining the Decentralized Nature of the Blockchain

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

ASIC Mining and How it Is Undermining the Decentralized Nature of the Blockchain

When the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto put forth his ideas for the creation of bitcoin in the 2008 white paper, one of the most obvious philosophies was the elimination of centralized systems and their replacement with a decentralized network. This idea was not unique to Nakamoto alone as many of the pioneers of the blockchain were unanimous in their desire to…

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After #deletefacebook Here’s Minds’ Decentralized Social Network

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News

After #deletefacebook Here’s Minds’ Decentralized Social Network

Minds.com, a decentralized social media platform, is hoping to implement the Ethereum blockchain into its core technology, post recent accusations against social media giant Facebook. Launched in 2015, Minds has a registered global audience of one million users, and reports having upward of 70 million unique page views. As one of the first social networks to implement the blockchain, Minds.com…

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A First Look at Peepeth: Ethereum Based Microblogging Service

Category: Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, News, Tech

A First Look at Peepeth: Ethereum Based Microblogging Service

Many have compared the evolution of blockchain technology to that of the emergence of the internet age. Right from its conception, both innovations have been seen as a disruptive technology capable of causing radical shifts in many different business processes. So, just as social media revolutionized content sharing and introduced digital advertising to the world, so is blockchain being applied…

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What Is Waves and Is it a Good Investment?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Cryptocyclopedia, Ethereum, News

What Is Waves and Is it a Good Investment?

There are over 1,500 different cryptocurrency projects. However, there are only a few dozens that stand out. The Russian blockchain platform Waves is one of them. In this guide, you will be introduced to the Waves blockchain platform, and you will learn more about its cryptocurrency WAVES. The History In early 2016, Russian theoretical physicist Sasha Ivanov proposed a new…

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OKCoin May Assist China’s Central Bank to Develop a Government-Backed Virtual Currency

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Regulation, Tech

OKCoin May Assist China’s Central Bank to Develop a Government-Backed Virtual Currency

China, a one-time bitcoin capital of the world suddenly turned its back on cryptocurrency Exchanges and ICO operations in its territory in September 2017. Now, the central bank of China has made its intentions of establishing own digital payment system known, in a bid to reclaim its lost blockchain glory. ‘Digital Currency Electronic Payment’ not Bitcoin As per Trustnodes, the…

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