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Over 60% of Top 100 Cryptocurrencies Have No Working Product, Study Claims

Over 60% of Top 100 Cryptocurrencies Have No Working Product, Study ClaimsOf the top 100 cryptocurrencies listed by market capitalization, only 36 are actually what the authors term “working products” in a study recently published online. Newer ecosystem website, Invest in Blockchain, commissioned the study. It’s sure to be debated, and hotly, as to which coins made the cut to 36, but the authors attempt to […]

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RSK Labs Launches Decentralized App Infrastructure Service

This week the RSK Labs development team launched a new service that provides programmers with a variety of tools to build decentralized applications. According to RSK, the ‘Dapp’ platform will provide developers with a great deal of infrastructure services all in one place. Also read: RSK Mines Its Genesis Block – Bitcoin Now Has an Ethereum-Like […]

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Ethereum Parity Full Nodes Suffer from Another Critical Issue

Ethereum Parity Full Nodes Suffer from Another Critical IssueOn June 6 the company Parity Technologies, the firm that maintains the Ethereum Parity full node client, issued a mandatory update for individuals and businesses who use the Parity software. According to the latest security alert, the client versions, 1.10.6-stable and 1.11.1-beta, had a consensus issue with the public test network Ropsten that could possibly […]

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46% of This Year’s ICOs Launched with Nothing More Than an Idea

46% of This Year’s ICOs Launched with Nothing More Than an IdeaThey say that everyone has at least one brilliant idea; it’s just that most people never do anything with it. It’s one thing to have a eureka moment, but implementing it requires time, effort, and capital. Thanks to the advent of ICOs, at least one of those problems has now been solved. Almost half of […]

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BCH Wallet ‘Handcash’ Enables Bitcoin Cash NFC Transactions

BCH Wallet 'Handcash' Enables Bitcoin Cash NFC TransactionsOn Saturday, February 10 a new bitcoin cash (BCH) wallet was announced called, Handcash, an SPV client that enables Near Field Communication transactions. The wallet’s initial release is still in beta form but is available to download for experimentation on all compatible Android devices. Also read: Trading Tip `the Wall´ – Disappearing Premiums Signal Bearish Mid-Term […]

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Lightning and Mainnet: A Look at the Protocol’s Hype, Trials, and Error

Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of hyped up discussion about the Lightning Network (LN) from those who believe it will help scale the bitcoin core (BTC) protocol. The Lightning Network topic has now moved from BTC testnet experimentation to trialing LN over the currency’s mainnet using real BTC. LN development and […]

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VPN Provider Now Accepts Lightning Network Payments

Lightning Network Sees Regular Blockchain Testnet and Mainnet TrialsDuring the first week of the new year, many cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been talking about the Lightning Network (LN). So far the protocol has surpassed 610 nodes and 1882 channels while many bitcoiners, businesses, and developers have tried the technology on both testnet and mainnet. This week the virtual private network (VPN) service Torguard initiated […]

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RSK Mines Its Genesis Block – Bitcoin Now Has Ethereum-Like Smart Contract Platform

RSK Mines Its Genesis Block - Bitcoin Now Has Ethereum-Like Smart Contract PlatformRSK Labs has finally mined its genesis block and formally launched its long-awaited Bitcoin-based smart contract platform and sidechain on the mainnet. While still in beta with limited distribution, the new RSK sidechain is expected to offer significant scaling benefits to the Bitcoin network. News.Bitcoin.com caught up with CEO Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar to find out […]

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Lightning Network’s New Infrastructure and Interoperability

Lightning Network's New Infrastructure and InteroperabilityOver the past couple of weeks, the Lightning Network has been a topical discussion. Now, this week, a few developers building Lightning implementations from a few different projects have released information on the protocol’s current progress. Also Read: This Bulgarian Business School Offers Bitcoin Scholarships Lightning Network Passes 72 out of 75 Compatibility Tests The Lightning […]

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Bitcoin-Based Ethereum Smart Contract and Sidechain Rival RSK Launches Today

Bitcoin-Based Ethereum Smart Contract and Sidechain Rival RSK Launches TodayRSK Labs has announced that the main network of their Bitcoin-powered smart contract platform is launching in beta on Monday after more than two years of development. The company claims to have secured the support of 90 percent of Bitcoin’s hashing power for merge mining the RSK sidechain. All developers are encouraged to take part […]

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