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Markets Unfazed By Abra’s Litecoin Announcement, Users Find Flaws

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

Markets Unfazed By Abra’s Litecoin Announcement, Users Find Flaws

In the past week, AmEx-backed Abra announced using the Litecoin smart contract system for use in its cryptocurrency payment application. The market reacted positively towards this news, but only for a few hours, following which Litecoin (LTC) prices went into a nosedive. BTCManager tells you why. “Partnership” with an Open-Source Network Perhaps the simplest explanation lies in the aftermath of…

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The History Of Bitcoin Part 3: What Is B-Money

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

The History Of Bitcoin Part 3: What Is B-Money

You can read Part 2 of the History of Bitcoin series here. In the initial days of the crypto-anarchy and cypherpunk movement, where bitcoin was eventually born, researchers were determined to create a community that would be free of the control from centralized authorities. It was in this community, where the idea for a currency that would be impossible to…

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PolySwarm: The future of Cyber-Threat Detection

Category: Ethereum, ICO News, News

PolySwarm: The future of Cyber-Threat Detection

Today’s anti-virus and cyber detection market is hold by big companies who don’t have any interest in cooperating. Instead, what we have is a wide variety of options, but each of these options are not interoperable and has its pros and cons. PolySwarm is a new blockchain-based project that promises to deliver a decentralized market for cyber-security experts while binding…

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New Anonymous Cryptocurrency INTCoin to Launch in June

Category: Altcoins, News

New Anonymous Cryptocurrency INTCoin to Launch in June

New blockchain project INTCoin has announced its launch for the beginning of June and is currently undergoing a presale for its cryptocurrency targeted at early adopters. INTCoin leverages the blockchain’s capabilities to create a digital currency with instant transactions and minimum fees. The INTCoin project has developed a decentralized global cryptocurrency that provides secure low-cost instant financial transactions with complete…

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BitTorrent Founder’s Ambitious Plans to Supplant Bitcoin

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

BitTorrent Founder’s Ambitious Plans to Supplant Bitcoin

Bitcoin at its core is a decentralized currency, relying on a peer-to-peer system popularized through file-sharing programs, such as BitTorrent. It is only fitting that this has come back full circle, with Bram Cohen, the founder of BitTorrent announcing his intention to work on a new cryptocurrency. Announced in an interview on “Steal This Show” podcast, Cohen states that he…

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A Chat With Qtum Team Leader, Patrick Dai

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Interviews, News

A Chat With Qtum Team Leader, Patrick Dai

Qtum is a new project which can be described as a hybrid of Bitcoin and Ethereum with a focus on mobile and business applications. Qtum puts the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) on top of the Bitcoin UTXO model and joins the two with something called an Account Abstraction Layer. This enables execution of smart contracts and decentralized applications, comparable to…

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Vitalik Buterin Confirms Ethereum’s Proof of Stake 75 Percent Complete

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Vitalik Buterin Confirms Ethereum’s Proof of Stake 75 Percent Complete

At the Taipei Ethereum Meetup, Vitalik Buterin, one of the co-founders and lead developers of Ethereum, revealed that the development of a proof of stake protocol for the Ethereum network is 75 percent complete. Prior to the announcement of Buterin, in a recent interview, Ethereum Foundation member and Ethereum co-founder Hudson Jameson released the foundation’s official roadmap for Ethereum development…

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As Ethereum ‘Ice Age’ Approaches Community Votes on Mining Reward Cut

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As Ethereum ‘Ice Age’ Approaches Community Votes on Mining Reward Cut

The Ethereum blockchain currently uses a Proof-of-Work consensus mechanism to verify transactions and to produce new ether coins. That means that ether miners require large amounts of computational power to process and verify transactions to receive new coins. Running a blockchain using a Proof-of-Work consensus mechanism, however, creates the problem of scalability as can currently be witnessed by the Bitcoin…

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Bitcoin Hard Fork: What is the Chance of Survival for the Weak Chain?

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Bitcoin Hard Fork: What is the Chance of Survival for the Weak Chain?

One chain or two chains? The Bitcoin community fears that the Bitcoin blockchain will split into two persisting chains when Bitcoin Unlimited miners initiate a hard fork, even if it is done with a majority of the hash rate. But is this true? How can the majority chain attack – and how can the minority chain resist? The past days…

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Welcome to the World of Blockchain Consensus Protocols

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Welcome to the World of Blockchain Consensus Protocols

For cryptocurrency transactions to be conducted successfully, they need to be confirmed by the blockchain. These confirmations are based on what are referred to as consensus mechanisms.  According to KPMG: “In distributed ledgers, a consensus mechanism is the way in which a majority, (or, in some mechanisms, all) of network members agree on the value of a piece of data…

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