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Bitcoin’s been Forked 44 Times Since Bitcoin Cash: We Explore the Ten Strangest Forks

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News

Bitcoin’s been Forked 44 Times Since Bitcoin Cash: We Explore the Ten Strangest Forks

BitMEX Research, the analytical wing of one of the leading margin trading exchange BitMEX, reported that 44 Bitcoin forks have emerged following the Bitcoin/Bitcoin Cash split. Here we explore the ten strangest Bitcoin forks. Source: BitMEX Research Bitcoin Pizza (BPA) Bitcoin Pizza (BPA) incorporates DAG (Directed Acyclic Graph) technology used by IOTA with a short 120 second block time for…

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It’s Not Easy Being King (The Crypto King That is)

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, News

It’s Not Easy Being King (The Crypto King That is)

It is always significantly easier being behind the scenes than finally stepping into the spotlight. On April 28, the author came out into the spotlight as, “The Crypto King,” announcing our first major project. One would expect an exuberant experience, but it has been a mix of highs and lows. CNBC Announcement It all started with an unexpected meeting between…

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Top Performing Cryptocurrencies of April: GPU, AU, HXX, and More

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News

Top Performing Cryptocurrencies of April: GPU, AU, HXX, and More

The month of April saw bitcoin gain around 30 percent, but some smaller altcoins outperformed the king of cryptocurrencies by a wide margin. Here, we detail the best performers of April 2018, give a bit of background to these coins and possible reasons for their performance. GPU Coin Rebrands to Nullex (GPU/NLX) A low-volume coin, GPU Coin surged a massive…

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Monero Fork XMV Changes Tact, Promises ‘Open Source’ and Key Reuse Safeguards

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, News

Monero Fork XMV Changes Tact, Promises ‘Open Source’ and Key Reuse Safeguards

The airdropped fork of Monero, MoneroV (XMV), recently delivered an announcement promising they would open source their code, and take the necessary safeguards to minimize their impact on one aspect of Monero’s fungibility, ring signatures, if users decide to claim XMV. BTCManager first reported on MoneroV in February 2018, with the fork looking like it could deal some minor damage…

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The Curious Case Of a Fast Rising Bitcoin Offshoot: Bitcoin Private

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News

The Curious Case Of a Fast Rising Bitcoin Offshoot: Bitcoin Private

After a bearish Q1 2018 for the cryptocurrency market, which saw the total market cap drop by $300 billion since its peak in December 2017, Q2 is marked by bitcoin and its hard forks in a bullish uptrend. Separate Coins for Separate Objectives In what could be either be a case of mistaken identity or solid fundamentals, the previously less…

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A Guide to Airdrops Part 3: Airdrop Scams

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News

A Guide to Airdrops Part 3: Airdrop Scams

Read Part 2 of BTCManager’s series on Airdrops here. In the first two parts of ‘A Guide to Airdrops,’ you have learned what airdrops are, how they work and what the most popular airdrops have been. In this guide, you will discover how airdrops have been misused and how airdrops are turning from a gift to the cryptocurrency community into…

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Pablo Escobar’s Brother Launches a New Cryptocurrency: Diet Bitcoin

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Pablo Escobar’s Brother Launches a New Cryptocurrency: Diet Bitcoin

The blockchain industry is indeed something. From all the twists and turns we have seen in this new technological environment, nothing is surprising anymore. This week Roberto Escobar, brother of the most notorious drug kingpin in history, Pablo Escobar, announced the launch of his digital currency called Diet Bitcoin (DDX). Roberto Escobar hopes to offer an improved version of bitcoin…

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How to Profit from Bitcoin Forks by Simply Holding a Bitcoin Balance

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News, Tech

How to Profit from Bitcoin Forks by Simply Holding a Bitcoin Balance

In August 2017, bitcoin underwent the first major hard fork since it was released back in 2009. A fork involves the splitting of the currency into two separate entities. While the original bitcoin remains unaffected and continues to perform without any problems, the forked currency is led by a different vision and motivation than the original. It is important to…

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