Chainalysis was in the headlines couple of days ago having raised around $16 million dollars from investors. You can think of Chainalysis as a blockchain detective. The New York-based firm is best known for its forensic tools that help law enforcement agencies track the movement of bitcoin, but it also...
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...
The market for Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) is growing and growing. The first quarter of 2018 has set new records. In just three months, companies raised more capital than in the whole of last year. Telegram holds the record for the largest-ever ICO with a total volume of 850...
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...
Crypto Aware reports that $1.7 billion worth of crypto currencies were stolen between 2011 and 2018, via hacking or scams. This is a phenomenon that has clearly increased, since 40% of the sums stolen were in the first three months of this year. Since 2011, hacking and crypto-currency scams have...
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...
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...
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...
Over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency market moves hundreds of millions of dollars of coins on a daily basis, mostly via the online messaging and video platform Skype. What is OTC Trading? OTC trades are not made in regular exchanges. Imagine if a billionaire wanted to put 1 percent of their net worth into crypto....
A few days ago, the famous entrepreneur John McAfee revealed the price he was charging to put an ICO in the spotlight: $105,000 per tweet. The computer scientist, often accused of causing financial losses to his numerous followers, seems to have succeeded in his transformation to crypto shiller. 0.13 dollar...