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13/12/19 06:30 by Graham Smith
Iran, Hong Kong, India: Failed Protests Point to Need for Crypto-Anarchy ‘Second Realms’
What is the second realm? It’s both an abstract and concrete “place” parallel to here, where temporary autonomous zones (TAZ) provide a chance to escape the burning surveillance spot... Read More
07/12/19 21:24 by Christine Vasileva
Ethereum Istanbul Update: Less Than 4 Hours Left, What’s Happening
The long-awaited Ethereum Istanbul hard fork will take place at 12 AM GMT on December 8. Once again, most ETH nodes are waiting until the last moment to upgrade.
Ethereum Nodes Wait to Upgrade Until ... Read More
07/12/19 08:58 by Nick Chong
Ethereum Istanbul Blockchain Upgrade Under One Day Away; What’s Changing?
It seems that Christmas is coming earlier for users of Ethereum. The blockchain behind the second-largest cryptocurrency is about to see what is known as the “Istanbul” hard fork or blockc... Read More
04/12/19 16:22 by Brenda Ngari
Almost 60% Of Ethereum Nodes Have Not Upgraded With Just Three Days To Go Before Istanbul
The long-awaited Istanbul hard fork is almost here. This follows months of delay which has seen the activation of Istanbul postponed at least three times.
Besides these delays, ethereum prices hav... Read More
26/11/19 21:15 by Jamie Redman
Another Research Paper Finds Flaws With the Lightning Network
On November 21, researchers from Hungary and Institute for Computer Science and Control published a critical examination of the Lightning Network, the protocol intended to amend BTC’s scalabilit... Read More
26/11/19 13:30 by Christine Vasileva
Coins Should Be Ranked By Nodes Not Market Cap, CoinMonks Say
Ranking coins by the number of nodes may give more insight into the value and potential of a crypto asset. The current ranking based on market capitalization may be misleading, CoinMonks argue.
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26/11/19 01:30 by Kai Sedgwick
A History of Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms
The consensus mechanism is a critical blockchain component, providing a non-partisan means of establishing agreement as to the network’s current state. But ever since Bitcoin emerged in 2008, it... Read More
25/11/19 21:43 by Bitcoinist
What is EOS? How is it different from other blockchains?
EOS is a blockchain-based network with an open-source MIT software license. Powered and maintained by Block. One, it is one of the newest and swiftly growing projects in the cryptocurrency space.
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25/11/19 15:00 by Christine Vasileva
Bitcoin Protocol Receives Upgrade, Pronounced ‘Nuclear War Proof’
Bitcoin Core released the newest version of the protocol, 0.19.0.1. The move was seen as a strong sign BTC kept evolving, despite the recent rapid price crashes.
New Version Introduces Default SegWit... Read More
25/11/19 10:12 by Graham Smith
Libra Testnet Fails to Impress as New Legislation Looms
A November 15 blog post by Libra project developers detailing testnet developments has apparently failed to impress government regulators and influential voices in the space alike. CEO of blockchain c... Read More
21/11/19 12:50 by Kai Sedgwick
What’s at Stake With Masternode Coins?
“Masternode” is a term that echoes less often in the cryptosphere these days, but not because user-controlled nodes have fallen out of favor. Rather, the nomenclature has shifted, with &ld... Read More
18/11/19 22:30 by Kai Sedgwick
Researcher Breaks Mimblewimble, Deanonymizing 96% of Grin Transactions
The Mimblewimble privacy technology used by cryptocurrencies such as Beam and Grin is broken. That’s the claim of researcher Ivan Bogatyy who has published a report documenting his findings. In ... Read More
17/11/19 18:04 by Livine Sanchez
Velas Leads the Wave of Blockchain Projects Rolling Out Masternodes
Blockchain consensus mechanisms come and go, but masternodes remain eternal. No matter how many tweaks developers make to the consensus mechanisms underpinning blockchain architecture, the use of mast... Read More