Crypto News, Analysis, Forecasts, ICOs and Events for the week ending 9/28/2018   Crypto News & Analysis   An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) that is compliant to the standards of the Securities and Exchange Commission is a newsworthy item. The funds being raised through ICOs around the world have been significant. The first...
The LN node count has progressed impressively from 29 nodes in January 2018 to over 1,500 active nodes currently. Lightning has achieved significant growth, both on its testnet and mainnet implementations, since these launched in December 2017. This accomplishment is particularly impressive given that Lightning boasted a measly 29 nodes back in mid-January. Among other...
What is MAST MAST, short for Merkelized Abstract Syntax Trees, proposes to improve Bitcoin by changing how smart contracts are written to the blockchain. In effect, it allows smart contracts to be split into their individual parts. This has several benefits in terms of privacy, transaction size and allowing for...
Although Lightning Netwok is still in beta, number of wallets and apps built for it (named conveniently LApps) grows like mushrooms after rain. Here are some of the most interesting ones listed in the LN apps and wallets directory. LNCast is a podcatcher that allows creators to monetize their podcasts using micropayments on...
Dan Held, co-founder of Interchange and ZeroBlock, published an article in Medium on 4 October in which he explains why the initial distribution of bitcoins is so far the fairest within the entire ecosystem. According to Held "Satoshi set out to design the fairest possible system". Unlike the projects where...
The upcoming Constantinople Hard Fork as well as the Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork are subject to strong tensions in the communities. Firefox will block cryptomining scripts in the future, while Coinbase ships its cold storage in a Faraday cage. The Tech echo. On the technical side, the past week was...
While bitcoin is the best known and most valuable crypto currency, its blockchain faces numerous challenges - mostly privacy and scalability related. To overcome these challenges and expand the crypto currencies as a whole, tech pioneers have created many new alternative currencies aka altcoins, each with its own blockchain....
A. C. Milan, an Italian football club, is in financial trouble and its owner, Chinese tycoon Yonghong Li, was planning to tackle the Rossoneri crisis with crypto coins. However, his attempt was unsuccessful due to Li's own delicate financial situation. The Chinese businessman, in order to acquire the Italian club,...
In a recent study, Yale professor Aleh Tsyvinski examined the properties of different crypto currencies and finally came to the conclusion that each portfolio should contain bitcoin - whether crypto-investor or crypto-sceptic. Tsyvinski: Bitcoin belongs in every portfolio Aleh Tsyvinski, Professor of Economics at Yale University, concluded in a new research...
Since the first decentralized blockchain-based cryptomoney (Bitcoin), there have been attempts to take over the network, which is called a "51% attack". 51% attack refers to an attack on a blockchain – usually bitcoin's, for which such an attack is still hypothetical – by a group of miners controlling more than 50% of the network's mining hashrate,...