“Bitcoin and Friends” Animated Series Airs Spicy First Episode

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There’s a new animated series called “Bitcoin and Friends” that’s been making its rounds across the web after the first episode was released by Uncle Chris Productions. The humorous and sometimes raunchy cartoon is an eight-part series that aims to make people laugh during the depressing bear market and the crypto saltiness on social media.…

Validators Create New Attack Vectors for Decentralized Systems

Validators Create New Attack Vectors for Decentralized Systems

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Bounty0x CMO Pascal Thellman discusses some of the potential security and incentives issues with validators on proof-of-stake networks.

BCH Avalanche Transactions Show Finality Speeds 10x Faster Than Ethereum

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Over the last few weeks, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developers and community members have been discussing a pre-consensus method called Avalanche. Now BCH proponents have begun to notice the protocol has been applied to the Bchd full node implementation and the proof of concept officially running on the BCH mainnet. Also read: Mt. Gox Creditors Neither Need nor Deserve…

Analysis Suggests that 85 Percent of Monero Network is Dominated by ASICs

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Within the last 40 days, analysis suggests that Monero is once again dominated by ASIC mining, with 85 percent of the network hash rate coming from this specialized computer hardware. The author was able to detect this new wave of ASICs via mining nonce forensics. Background on Monero Monero is an open-source cryptocurrency created in…

Analyzing Vitalik Buterin’s Statement About Cryptos that are “Centralized Piles of Trash”

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Co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, spoke at the Blockchain Connect Conference in January about Casper CBC and Ethereum 2.0, but also criticized blockchains that boast their speed, calling them “centralized piles of trash.” At the Blockchain Connect Conference in San Francisco, the audience asked Vitalik whether CBC Casper was being designed with any transaction throughput…

Without Regulation ICOs Unlikely to Disrupt Venture Capital According to OECD

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In its January report, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) explained some of the intricacies of ICOs in modern finance. Although ICOs still offer advantages for startups, it comes at a steep cost. The organization concluded that ICOs can’t be properly harnessed until there is regulatory consensus internationally and it is unlikely to…

Ethereum Classic’s 51 Percent Attack Highlights the Challenges of Proof-of-Work Coins

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On Jan. 5th, Ethereum Classic (ETC) suffered a 51% attack losing a total of more than US$1 million spread over 15 different transactions. The scale of this attack can offer some lessons to the challenges faced by blockchains secured by Proof of Work (PoW). This is not the first majority attack that has occurred. In…

Etoro Will Give Dollar Equivalent of BSV to Pre-Fork Bitcoin Cash Holders

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Holders of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) at social trading and multi-asset brokerage platform Etoro will now be compensated with a fiat cash amount of BSV corresponding to their pre-fork holdings. The decision comes six weeks after the contentious hard fork took place. Also read: 50% of Chinese Stock Exchange Companies Investigated Fail to Demonstrate Real Applications for…

Zcoin Implements ASIC Resistant Merkle Tree Proof (MTP) Crypto Mining

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Today, Zcoin implemented a new mining algorithm that hampers FPGA, ASIC, and botnet mining. Merkle Tree proof of work (MTP) has the potential to move cryptocurrency mining away from huge farms and back into the hands of crypto enthusiasts, once again decentralizing mining. Merkle Tree proof of work mining is a solution implemented to remedy…

The Dapp Revolution: Rebuilding Society Through Decentralization

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This article about the Dapp Revolution was written by Heidi Yu. Heidi is a serial entrepreneur, influencer, marketing evangelist, and AI enthusiast. Heidi founded Boosto.io, a decentralized app store that returns power to creators and makers.  If you can dream it, a decentralized application can do it. According to a report from UK market intelligence firm Juniper Research,…