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

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Commentary, News

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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Cryptocurrencies Need A ZeroNet “Zite”: Starting with Monero, Here’s Why

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Tech

Cryptocurrencies Need A ZeroNet “Zite”: Starting with Monero, Here’s Why

In the past month, several social media platforms took a harsh stand against cryptocurrencies and placed indefinite bans on cryptocurrency advertisements, effectively cutting any chance of relevant information reaching out to the world. However, the future of decentralized assets may lie in a similar decentralized platform; ZeroNet. Global Crackdown On Cryptocurrencies and ICOs In 2018, several countries and financial institutions…

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UK Cybercrime Authority Lists “Cryptojacking” As Serious Threat

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, News, Tech

UK Cybercrime Authority Lists “Cryptojacking” As Serious Threat

A British government agency has acknowledged the rise of “cryptojacking,” and has released a report which listed the issue amongst other major threats to UK’s internet ecosystem. The report, published by U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) on April 10, highlighted cryptojacking as a “significant concern.” Other compromised identified trends were; IoT, data breaches, and legislation, supply-chain compromises, “worms,” and…

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Prior To Fork, ASICs Were Accounting For Majority of Monero’s Hashrate

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Commentary, News

Prior To Fork, ASICs Were Accounting For Majority of Monero’s Hashrate

A few days ago, BTCManager ran a story on the Monero hard fork and how it might show if the blockchain had been secretly hijacked by ASIC miners. Suspicions over the way in which hashrate of the Monero blockchain had increased dramatically toward the end of 2017 when there was a general boom in the market led to speculation that…

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Sustained Break of $7000 Elusive for Bitcoin, Entrance of the Big Names in Finance: Week in Review Apr. 10

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Sustained Break of $7000 Elusive for Bitcoin, Entrance of the Big Names in Finance: Week in Review Apr. 10

In the past seven days, the price of bitcoin trading in a range between $7,500 and $6,500, closing the week effectively unchanged and unable to sustain above $7000. The altcoin market largely moved in tandem with its pioneering predecessor and no major gains or losses were made in leading digital assets. While the bulls believe that the worst is behind…

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Monero’s Scheduled Upgrade to Soon Reveal the Extent of ‘Secretive’ ASIC Mining

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, News, Tech

Monero’s Scheduled Upgrade to Soon Reveal the Extent of ‘Secretive’ ASIC Mining

On April 6, Monero conducted its bi-annual scheduled upgrade, or hard fork, to increase the minimum ring size and alter the Proof of Work to nullify Bitmain’s ASIC miners. As for the success of the move, the next ten days or so will inform us of the effectiveness of the controversial decision by the Monero developers to stamp out ASICs,…

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That Old Chesnut: Monero Steams Ahead Despite ‘Broken Privacy’ Allegations

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Commentary, News

That Old Chesnut: Monero Steams Ahead Despite ‘Broken Privacy’ Allegations

Cryptocurrencies had been originally launched with the vision of being decentralized, digital and anonymous replacements of fiat currency. However, when the veil of anonymity was lifted from Bitcoin’s blockchain, it was widely speculated that Monero would be leading the industry regarding privacy. The Monero development team were so confident about that, in fact, that they claimed it was near impossible…

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ASIC Mining and How it Is Undermining the Decentralized Nature of the Blockchain

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

ASIC Mining and How it Is Undermining the Decentralized Nature of the Blockchain

When the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto put forth his ideas for the creation of bitcoin in the 2008 white paper, one of the most obvious philosophies was the elimination of centralized systems and their replacement with a decentralized network. This idea was not unique to Nakamoto alone as many of the pioneers of the blockchain were unanimous in their desire to…

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Cryptocurrency Review: InterPlanetary Broadcast Coin (IPBC)

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, Entertainment, News, Tech

Cryptocurrency Review: InterPlanetary Broadcast Coin (IPBC)

Free speech is a popular topic as of late, and one cryptocurrency looks to provide an alternative to YouTube and other media platforms that is uncensorable and offers a more egalitarian reward system. The altcoin, called InterPlanetary Broadcast Coin (IPBC), did not hold an ICO or engage in a pre-mine. IPBC is a new proof of work crypto that utilizes…

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New European Privacy Laws Could Spell Doom for Blockchain Businesses

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

New European Privacy Laws Could Spell Doom for Blockchain Businesses

A new set of regulations concerning data protection could have a negative impact on blockchain applications in the European Union (EU). One of the fundamental operational premises of most blockchain-based applications is in danger of being against a new European law on privacy. The record of transactions on most blockchains can be viewed by the network participants. These records are…

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