The blockchain is an extremely innovative invention. However, in order to function, it needs a consensus algorithm that is both efficient and secure. Such an algorithm ensures validity and keeps the blockchain safe from manipulation. Proof of work (PoW) and proof of stake (PoS) are the most commonly used consensus...
Monero hard forked to version 12 of its protocol yesterday. The upgrade is a hard fork but it will not affect your XMR in any way. At block number 1546000 (08.20 UTC on Friday), the software upgrade of the cryptocurrency went live, according to data from blox.minexmr.com. The first change will be a...
OmiseGo and Cosmos announced a few days ago that they will perform a hard spoon based on a hard fork. From the investor's point of view, the hard spoon differs from a hard fork in that token holders receive two free tokens. For the crypto currency OmiseGo, as well...
Lisk (LSK) is an open source blockchain platform similar to Ethereum but written in Javascript: a much more friendlier programming language than Ethereum’s Solidity. It allows developers to create decentralized applications on a side-chain, making it easier to scale the project. This means if something happens to the side-chain, it...
The Monero team has released the source code for the new official Monero Graphic User Interface Wallet (GUI-Wallet). With this update Monero prepares for the upcoming Hard Fork on April 6th. Recently, the anonymous crypto currency drew attention to itself: Contrary to the decentralized mining philosophy, ASIC Miners should...
Brave is a Chromium-based web browser that comes with built-in ad-blocker, script blocker, tracking protector, and is integrated with HTTPS Everywhere. It also offers anti-fingerprinting and protection against WebRTC leak. Brave, an open source web browser by Mozilla’s co-founder that claims to block ads and trackers, in addition to facilitating cryptocurrency-based micro-transactions with...
The two worst performing cryptocurrencies during the last 24 hours have been the Bitcoin Cash(BCH) price and the Litecoin (LTC) price. Litecoin has dropped 16% to US$110.75 per coin during the period. This extends LTC’s one-month decline to a sizeable 50.7% and reduces its market capitalisation to US$6.2 billion. Why is Litecoin dropping? The decline...
The crypto currency Dash, currently the twelfth largest worldwide by market capitalization, can now be bought at petrol stations and kiosks. The Austrian Bitcoin broker Coinfinity has been operating Bitcoin vending machines in Austria since 2014. In 2015 Coinfinity also launched a prepaid model called Bitcoinbon , through which credit...
The number of altcoins (alternative crypto coins) that have emerged after nine years of Bitcoin's existence is large, but they are not always highly profitable projects. In this context, a study conducted by computer scientists at Princeton University and the University of California determined that under certain conditions, it...
The most awaited news for the IOTA project is the long-awaited release of the Trinity wallet. The IOTA project has seen great popularity, and the lack of a secure mobile wallet is somewhat curbing its image. The Trinity wallet, previously known as the ‘UCL Wallet’, was a project started as...