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What Is Mastodon?

Category: Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Platform, Tech

What Is Mastodon?

Social networking websites have become an integral part of modern day society. While most of them once started out with the intention of catering to specific audiences, they’ve since ballooned in size and become an essential extension of many people’s lives. Between Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and the hundreds, if not thousands, of other smaller websites, billions of users log on…

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Crypto Exchange Changelly Can Withhold Privacy Coins Due to “High Risk” KYC Concerns

Category: Altcoins, Business, Exchange, News

Crypto Exchange Changelly Can Withhold Privacy Coins Due to “High Risk” KYC Concerns

Monero (XMR) users have been complaining after finding out that cryptocurrency exchange Changelly can effectively “steal” their cryptocurrency. Changelly has been accused of requiring KYC documents after funds leave the wallet according to a tweet from September 4, 2018. Fans of the Privacy-Based Coins Profiled for “Suspicious Activity” According to reports, some Monero (XMR) users have been disappointed after finding…

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ShapeShift Cryptocurrency Exchange Launches Membership Program, Set to Start Collecting Users’ Personal Data

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

ShapeShift Cryptocurrency Exchange Launches Membership Program, Set to Start Collecting Users’ Personal Data

ShapeShift, a global digital assets exchange headquartered in Switzerland has announced the launch of its membership program that would soon make it mandatory for users to submit their basic personal information, as stated in the firm’s news release on September 4, 2018. A Total Paradigm Shift According to a ShapeShift blog post, the cryptocurrency trading platform is moving away from…

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There’s More to Cryptoassets than just Cryptocurrency

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Ethereum, Finance, Platform

There’s More to Cryptoassets than just Cryptocurrency

Since the creation and release of Bitcoin by Satoshi Nakamoto nearly a decade ago, quite many blockchain developers have been inspired by the success of the pioneer cryptoasset and have gone ahead to create several cryptoassets that fall under categories such as utility cryptoassets, security cryptoassets, and others we shall shed more light on shortly. The Cryptoassets Explosion Did you…

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Samourai Bitcoin Wallet Releases Update: Continues to Offer the best Experience on Android

Category: Bitcoin, News, wallet

Samourai Bitcoin Wallet Releases Update: Continues to Offer the best Experience on Android

Interest in cryptocurrencies and digital tokens has scaled new heights this year. Larger number of users completing payment transfers using digital currencies translates into a higher demand for cryptocurrency related services such as wallets and digital exchanges. As a result, several cryptocurrency wallets were launched between the start of 2017 and August 2018. However, users face the daunting task of…

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Network Effects and Blockchain: Two Parallels Merging to Form “Web 3.0”

Category: Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, News

Network Effects and Blockchain: Two Parallels Merging to Form “Web 3.0”

Blockchain technology is still in its early days, with developers are working on several different projects. To some extent, this is reminiscent of the early days of the internet when Wide Area Networks started gaining traction in several computer science research labs and laboratories across the United States. This was followed by the ARPANET, which is widely considered as a…

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Personal Liberty and Privacy: Will Blockchain Help or Hinder?

Category: Adoption, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Finance, Regulation

Personal Liberty and Privacy: Will Blockchain Help or Hinder?

The introduction of cryptocurrency sparked much excitement in the liberty-minded community. The freedom to conduct financial transactions without government or institutional interference is viewed as a leap towards a better autonomy for individuals. Blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, has taken off in countless directions for applications in numerous industries, including the very industry it initially sought to…

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Blockchain Security Firm, BitGo, Now Supports Privacy-Centric Zcash Cryptocurrency

Category: News

Blockchain Security Firm, BitGo, Now Supports Privacy-Centric Zcash Cryptocurrency

BitGo, a California-based blockchain security firm offering institutional grade custodial services for a variety of cryptocurrencies, is now supporting Zcash, as announced by the firm on July 25, 2018. Security Meets Privacy Created in 2013 by Mike Belshe and Ben Davenport, BitGo claims to be the world’s largest processor of on-chain bitcoin transactions, handling a massive 15 percent of all…

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The Holy Grail of Blockchain: Interoperability

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Tech

The Holy Grail of Blockchain: Interoperability

After a decade of blockchain, the technology is beginning to show its revolutionary power. While the technology has shown incredible promise, multiple blockchains have developed, thus separating the most valuable assets, namely Bitcoin and Ethereum. Wanchain 2.0 has recently launched a platform that will bridge the great blockchain divide. The isolating effect of separate blockchains limits the value of both,…

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What is Enigma and Is It a Good Investment?

Category: Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Platform, Tech

What is Enigma and Is It a Good Investment?

While blockchain technology is undoubtedly hugely innovative, the limitations of its existing iterations have become increasingly clear over the last few years. Several of the inherent features of the blockchain that initially endeared it to the masses are now making it difficult for it to be adopted on a global scale. There are a number of factors affecting the adoption…

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