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Competing Bitcoin Cash Forks Show Differing Outcomes; Miners Support SV while Traders Side with ABC

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Development, Exchange, Mining, News

Competing Bitcoin Cash Forks Show Differing Outcomes; Miners Support SV while Traders Side with ABC

Ahead of Bitcoin Cash’s (BCH) impending fork on November 15, 2018, miners maintaining the network may be taking two different paths for the protocol if data from Coin Dance is considered. Competition in Decentralization The two teams, Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV, led by Bitcoin Cash proponent Roger Ver and CoinGeek CEO Calvin Ayre respectively, are engaged in a fierce…

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BitMEX Launches Fork Monitoring Website Targeted at Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork

Category: Altcoins, Development, Exchange, News

BitMEX Launches Fork Monitoring Website Targeted at Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork

The research arm of Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency derivatives platform BitMEX, BitMEX Research, has launched a new network monitoring tool for both bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH), the company announced in a blog post on November 5, 2018. Fork Monitoring Website Targets Bitcoin Cash Hardfork The company described ForkMonitor as a useful tool that developers could use to monitor network…

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Everything You Need to Know About Monero’s Upcoming “Beryllium Bullet” Hard Fork

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Finance, Mining, News, Platform, Tech

Everything You Need to Know About Monero’s Upcoming “Beryllium Bullet” Hard Fork

Monero announced to miners and users alike the scheduled hard fork for October 18th, in a blog post listing the details of the “Beryllium Bullet” release. A whole slew of updates is announced with some of the major ones being Bulletproofs enabled for reduced transaction size and an updated PoW algorithm to be less ASIC friendly. As with any hard…

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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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