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Placeholder VC Puts Money on Decred to Rival Bitcoin

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Finance, News, Tech

Placeholder VC Puts Money on Decred to Rival Bitcoin

Digital currency investment capital firm Placeholder VC has invested in Decred, a digital currency that works on the hybrid of proof of work and proof of stake consensus. Chris Burniske, who was the author of cryptocurrency valuation book ‘Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond’ is a partner at Placeholder VC. Although the investment firm did not reveal…

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Weekly Cryptocurrency Market Outlook May 8: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar

Category: Cryptocurrency Market Outlook

Weekly Cryptocurrency Market Outlook May 8: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar

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) Bitcoin exhibited the fifth week of straight gains for the week ending May 6. The weekly chart below shows that we have observed three record sessions, or near…

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Decred Jumps on Listing by Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Upbit

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, Finance, News

Decred Jumps on Listing by Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Upbit

Decred (DCR), the popular altcoin that implements on-chain governance, has been given the go-ahead to trade on the South Korean cryptocurrency exchange, Upbit. The announcement was made during the Asian session of May 4 and the addition of the altcoin to the fourth largest exchange by 24-hour volume will no doubt be beneficial for the future path of Decred’s price…

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How Complex Bitcoin Politics Led to the Creation of Decred

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News

How Complex Bitcoin Politics Led to the Creation of Decred

On February 8, 2016, the cryptocurrency project Decred was launched. With the increasing number of altcoins entering the market, this was not an overly noteworthy event. However, following its entry into the cryptocurrency market, Decred was received very positively. Decred started trading at $0.95 upon launch but its value has been steadily increasing and it is now worth $50.48, only…

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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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Decred’s Politeia Challenge: An Overview of the Winners

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, News, Tech

Decred’s Politeia Challenge: An Overview of the Winners

Following the second birthday of Decred (DCR) on February 8, 2018, the Politeia challenge took place on February 10 in Austin, Texas, which showcased use cases of Politeia from contestants. The timestamped file system allows data and proposals to be stored off-chain (but anchored to the Decred chain). The Politeia platform was launched December 8, 2017, heavily inspired by Peter…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Decred

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

A Beginner’s Guide to Decred

BTCManager first mentioned Decred in 2016 as one of the altcoins that took significant strides in 2015; since then, the project has come a long way, at the forefront of atomic swaps and set to become a contender in the privacy space. Here we provide an introduction to the cryptocurrency, Decred (DCR). History Jake Yocom-Piatt, the organizer of the Decred…

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First-Ever Atomic Cross-Blockchain Swap Between Litecoin and Decred Completed

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First-Ever Atomic Cross-Blockchain Swap Between Litecoin and Decred Completed

On September 19, the developers behind Litecoin and Decred successfully completed the first-ever cross-blockchain atomic swap between the Decred and Litecoin blockchain networks. Previously, Litecoin creator Charlie Lee proposed the possibility of performing atomic swaps between litecoin and bitcoin upon the integration of the Bitcoin Core development team’s transaction malleability and scaling solution Segregated Witness (SegWit). On-chain atomic swaps completely…

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