Eight Reasons to Use Cryptocurrency Payments in 2019

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This article on cryptocurrency payments was written by Thomas Highwater, who is an avid fan of all things crypto-related. Mr. Highwater teaches high-school level robotics and programming. *** While there is a growing number of fiat based-payment processors with a variety of practical tools and methods of payment, adding cryptocurrency payments into the mix provides…

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…

TRON Ramping Up Privacy, Adopting zk-SNARKs from Zcash

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In an interview, Justin Sun, the Founder and CEO of TRON, discusses how the platform will implement Zcash’s zk-SNARKs cryptography in Q1 of 2019. Such a move would bring users greater anonymity and privacy. On Nov. 28th episode of The Bad Crypto Podcast, co-host Rachel Wolfson interviews Justin Sun on the progress of TRON’s technology…

Free Software Messiah Richard Stallman: We Can Do Better Than Bitcoin

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Richard Stallman, founder of the free software movement, is building a privacy-focused cryptographic payments system, but says it’s not a cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin Cash Developers Launch Beta Bchd Client Written in Golang

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On Nov. 18, a few days after the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fork, Openbazaar developer Chris Pacia announced the launch of Bchd, a full node implementation of the BCH chain written in Golang. Pacia and contributors have detailed that it’s been over two months since the Bchd client was forked from Btcd reference code and so…

Zcoin Gives ASICs the Boot with Merkle Tree Proofs

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In a direct challenge to the type of industrial-grade efforts that have transformed once-lone cryptocurrency miners into multi-billion-dollar oligarchies, Zcoin has held itself up as the first cryptocurrency to “democratize” mining using Merkle Tree Proofs, a PoW algorithm for ASIC-resistance. According to the team behind the zero-knowledge proof privacy coin, Zcoin’s newfangled feature sticks it…

Cypherpunk Essentials: A Beginner’s Guide to Crypto Privacy

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The following op-ed on crypto privacy was written by Reuben Yap. He is the Chief Operations Officer of Zcoin. A corporate lawyer for ten years, specializing in institutional frameworks, Reuben founded one of SE Asia’s top VPN companies, bolehvpn.net. He graduated with a LLB from the University of Nottingham. One of blockchain’s most notable and valued…

A16z, Binance and More Back Oasis Labs' New Blockchain Incubator

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Oasis Labs is launching an incubator program for startups focused on privacy applications of blockchain, and some big investors are on board.

A Small Crypto Coin Is Making Big Claims About a Private Proof-of-Stake

A Small Crypto Coin Is Making Big Claims About a Private Proof-of-Stake

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Even though it’s yet to gain much notoriety, token project Spectre is innovating in a trending area – private staking for proof-of-stake blockchains.