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....
One of the most reputable and credible newspapers in the world, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), created and then destroyed its own crypto currency. This unique case began as an experiment that threatened to get out of control, so it was stopped. The goal of the newspaper was to create...
Myths and legends entwine around the whereabouts of millions of to date lost Bitcoin. Unsurpassed, however, is the BTC fortune of Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, presumably destroyed for all eternity. A short story about the curiosities of cryptography. Cryptography is all well and good. But what if you lose your...
The ICO enthusiasm of the past year has waned. Promised profits ten times of their original value are giving way to threats from disgruntled ICO investors. Good times for ICOs are over One reason for the success of many Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) was that anyone could participate. This is one...
The TRON Foundation acquired BitTorrent for $140 million last year. They raised $7.2 million in the BTT ICO and their price rose 900% in a matter of days. Buying a Bittorrent token or BTT is going to be a real hassle for non-crypto users. This Tweet from @zeuszissou details the steps...
BitMEX, the world's largest crypto trading platform, compares the use of the two competing Bitcoin models SegWit and Bitcoin Cash in a report. The analysts note that the SegWit option, which has been chosen by the majority, is still in the lead. However, Bitcoin Cash's trading volume is also...
The Ethereum developer community came together and reached an agreement to apply the Constantinople hard fork to the Ethereum Ropsten testnet from block 4,200,000. The objective of applying this update in a test network is to minimize the possible risks associated with this type of fork. The agreement was unanimous,...
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...
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...
A coal-fired power plant will be reactivated and a blockchain centre will operate within it. The technology company named IOT Group wants to make the Hunter Valley Australia's next technology mecca, having signed an agreement with Hunter Energy Corporation to reactivate an old coal-fired power plant that was shut down...