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Bitfinex Became a Block Producer for the EOS Mainframe from 4 Whales

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Commentary, News

Bitfinex Became a Block Producer for the EOS Mainframe from 4 Whales

While EOS launched their mainnet on June 14, 2018, alarming statistics recently emerged when it came down to the EOS Block Producer elections. Community Speaks out According to the EOS Reddit Community, Reddit user 8ce26f noted that Bitfinex received 50 percent of their votes from four large whales. To ensure that his data source and collection was reliable and valid,…

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One Step Ahead: How Super Nodes Will Transform Blockchain Data Security

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Commentary, News, Tech

One Step Ahead: How Super Nodes Will Transform Blockchain Data Security

In this guest post, Rob Viglione, Co-founder of ZenCash, explains the concept of super nodes and how they can be beneficial to a blockchain network. In a 1951 interview, notorious American bank robber Willie Sutton was asked why he robbed banks. His response: “Because that’s where the money is.” It’s been nearly 70 years since Sutton spoke these words, but…

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Varyon to Power the First Decentralized Island With Novel Governance Model

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Regulation

Varyon to Power the First Decentralized Island With Novel Governance Model

A decentralized Utopian island is here! A floating island is being built which will exclusively use the cryptocurrency, Varyon. Varyon is backed by Blue Frontiers a company that is currently working on a Floating Island Project. Floating Island Thesis (Source: Youtube) Blue Frontier is building the floating island in Tahiti with the intention to reduce people’s reliance on centralized systems….

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The Importance of Governance: Analyzing the Aftermath of the Monero Hard Fork

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The Importance of Governance: Analyzing the Aftermath of the Monero Hard Fork

In this Guest Post, Noah Pierau from Decred outlines his views on the aftermath of the Monero hard fork. Every now and then, the ASIC debate stirs up the blockchain community. The most recent stir was caused by the scheduled Monero hard fork. While the ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) debate is certainly interesting, the aftermath of the hard fork also…

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

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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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Sierra Leone Did Not Run the World’s First Blockchain Election

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Sierra Leone Did Not Run the World’s First Blockchain Election

On March 7, 2018, Swiss Lab and Foundation for Digital Democracy called Agora, reported that they would work with Sierra Leone to make it the first country in the world to run blockchain-powered elections. Unfortunately, this was false. Agora merely observed the voting and stored some of the results. How the Election Was Polled and Counted The National Election Commission…

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Why Security Has Become a Major Talking Point for Blockchains

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Tech

Why Security Has Become a Major Talking Point for Blockchains

2017 was the year in which cryptocurrencies took off on a global scale. People across the globe began investing in them, and the increasing demand led bitcoin to an all-time high of $19,666 in December 2017. However, even though digital currencies may appear on the surface to be enjoying their glory days, a lot of internal conflicts are currently bogging…

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Token Curated Register Messari Hopes to Normalize the ICO Space

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News, Regulation, Tech

Token Curated Register Messari Hopes to Normalize the ICO Space

After a long time, it could finally be possible that the ICO industry is warming up to the idea of self-regulation. The highly volatile and ever-growing crypto funding industry has been under the strict vigilance of regulatory watchdogs the world over. A solution mooted by Ryan Selkis is the creation of Messari, a universal token that has the potential to…

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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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Iran Government U-turns on Bitcoin, but Proposes National Cryptocurrency

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News, Regulation

Iran Government U-turns on Bitcoin, but Proposes National Cryptocurrency

In November 2017, reports indicated that the Iranian government was building infrastructure to embrace Bitcoin, which would aid in bypassing economic sanctions. However, the government has now debunked claims of giving bitcoin a legal status as reported on Iran Front Page, an independent news aggregation website. Iran’s Central Bank exploring crypto regulation To entirely deny claims of legalizing the pioneer…

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