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Ethereum Accepts EIP-1234 Proposal; Announces a Twelve-Month Delay

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Development, Ethereum, News

Ethereum Accepts EIP-1234 Proposal; Announces a Twelve-Month Delay

On August 31, 2018, the Ethereum team announced the delay of Casper’s development for 12 months to reduce block rewards and maintain stability. The Decision There is much to be said about the development of Ethereum, and it’s a constant struggle to reach consensus when it comes to deciding the way progress is heading. In their last, All Core Devs…

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The Immutability of Blockchain and Growing Preference for Airdrops: A Discussion with Demian Brener

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Commentary, News

The Immutability of Blockchain and Growing Preference for Airdrops: A Discussion with Demian Brener

Demian Brener, co-founder, and CEO of Zeppelin has given views on blockchain immutability and the ability to update smart contracts over time. Speaking at the Unconfirmed podcast hosted by Laura Shin as a guest, he expressed the need to have an upgradeable, immutable blockchain. He also shared some impressive views on why newer blockchain companies are opting for an airdrop…

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News Update: ZClassic and Anonymous Bitcoin

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News, Tech

News Update: ZClassic and Anonymous Bitcoin

IN May 2018, Anonymous Bitcoin (ANON) met one of their first deadlines and announced that Ran Neuner, one of the world’s most influential individuals in Crypto, would be their newest advisor. You can see him all summer long reporting for CNBC as the “Crypto Trader.” Ran’s expertise and following in the crypto-community is endless and continuously growing. The ANON team…

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ZCash “Overwinter” Upgrade is Coming, Sets the Groundwork for Further Substantial Developments

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

ZCash “Overwinter” Upgrade is Coming, Sets the Groundwork for Further Substantial Developments

On June 26, 2018, privacy-centric protocol Zcash will undergo its first hard-fork. The upgrade is named “Overwinter” and takes place at block 347,500 assuming a hash rate of 150 seconds per block. Setting the Foundation According to a Zcash Foundation post on the development, the hard fork serves to fortify the protocol for additional upgrades to the network, including replay…

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What Is Bitcoin Private and Is it a Good Investment?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, News, Tech

What Is Bitcoin Private and Is it a Good Investment?

In the past twelve months, there have been a number of hard forks from the Bitcoin Blockchain. These forks have resulted in some altcoins bearing the Bitcoin brand name. While some forks have created altcoins with relatively high value, market penetration, and merchant adoption such as Bitcoin Cash (BCH), many have floundered and fallen into near nothingness. What Is Bitcoin…

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Coinbase Announces Support for Ethereum Classic

Category: Altcoins, Ethereum, News

Coinbase Announces Support for Ethereum Classic

In significant development, Coinbase was “pleased to announce” support for Ethereum Classic (ETC) “in the coming months.” Wind in ETC’s Sails The announcements come a time when ETC continues to perform well regarding market capitalization, with the announced bound to put more wind to its sails. At press time, ETC is trading at $14.41 after gaining 21.3 percent in last…

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Bitcoin Gold to Implement New PoW Algorithm Preventing Future 51 Percent Attacks

Category: Altcoins, Mining, News, Tech

Bitcoin Gold to Implement New PoW Algorithm Preventing Future 51 Percent Attacks

Bitcoin Gold (BTG) will switch to a new Proof-of-Work (PoW) algorithm after the recent 51 percent and double spending attack on the protocol. ASIC Miners to Face Unprofitable Times In an official announcement on June 4, 2018, the BTG organization laid out changes to their blockchain expected in the upcoming network upgrade to be accomplished via a “Hard Fork.” The…

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New Bitcoin Core Creators Praise Roger Ver as their Best Advocate

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News

New Bitcoin Core Creators Praise Roger Ver as their Best Advocate

Bitcoin was the first ever cryptocurrency, and its creation paved the way for hundreds and thousands of different digital currencies. In theory, it was an ideal currency as it promised fast transaction times, low processing fees and anonymity for the two parties involved in the transaction. In reality, however, things weren’t always so smooth. By mid-2017, the transaction times touched…

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Analyzing a Scam Coin: Skycoin (Is it a Scam or Not?!)

Category: Altcoins, Business, News, Tech

Analyzing a Scam Coin: Skycoin (Is it a Scam or Not?!)

Scams are unfortunately commonplace in the cryptocurrency world and can be attributed to the lack of regulation that has plagued the sector for the last nine years. This article will serve as a how-to approach for analyzing a coin while also implementing this approach on a specific coin, Skycoin. Skycoin is one of many currencies with little purpose with definite…

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Y-Piece for e-Chat: Which Way to Take?

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Press Releases, Tech

Y-Piece for e-Chat: Which Way to Take?

Not so long ago, the e-Chat team (e-Chat is a blockchain-based messenger) took up the matter with their investors if they should launch an Ethereum network fork or not? If not, they keep up according to the roadmap of e-Chat development. Why did such a question even arose? Why have forks become so popular nowadays? The changes e-Chat is facing…

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