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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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EOS Decentralization Questioned as Block Producers Freeze Accounts

EOS Decentralization Questioned as Block Producers Freeze AccountsOn June 17, 2018, the 21 block producers or nodes that run the EOS network chose to freeze seven accounts that were allegedly stolen from EOS community members. According to reports, all 21 block producers unanimously decided to freeze the compromised assets but the decision was met with controversy from the EOS community, and possibly […]

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Nchain & Coingeek Reveal ‘Miners Choice’ Initiative for BCH Dust Limit and Fees

Nchain & Coingeek Reveal 'Miners Choice' Initiative for BCH Dust Limit and FeesOn Tuesday the blockchain firms Nchain and Coingeek announced a ‘Miners Choice’ initiative that aims to promote lowering minimums for mining fees and transaction values. The company’s mining operations plan to lead the effort by adjusting their pool’s settings in order to remove the minimum ‘dust limit’ as well as accept some zero mining fee […]

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Research Paper Finds Transaction Patterns Can Degrade Zcash Privacy

Research Paper Finds Transaction Patterns Can Degrade Zcash PrivacyJust recently researchers from the University College London published a paper about the patterns found in “shielded” and “unshielded” Zcash transactions. The study explains when users switch between these types of addresses anonymity is degraded. The team concludes that while Zcash transactions can be private, it’s also possible to diminish privacy if certain usage patterns […]

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Our Love and Hate Relationship with Bitcoin Miners

Our Love and Hate Relationship With Bitcoin MinersIt’s coming close to a decade since the creation of the bitcoin network and the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The protocol has produced a great deal of users, infrastructure, businesses and influential parties like developers and miners. Since the beginning of bitcoin’s mining history, individuals mined lots of coins with central processing units (aka home computers). Later, […]

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Antminer S5 Disrupts T-Mobile Broadband Network

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has demanded that a New York City resident turn off his bitcoin mining hardware after it was discovered that his Antminer S5 was interfering with a broadband network operated by T-Mobile. According to the FCC, the mining rig was “generating spurious emissions” and “causing harmful interference” on “frequencies assigned […]

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As Blockchains Grow Bigger, Full Node Counts Increase

As Blockchains Grow Bigger, Full Node Counts IncreaseBack in 2016, the number of full nodes within the Bitcoin core network was dropping. At the time, Bitcoin enthusiasts thought the amount of nodes would continue to decline and the metric was used heavily in the scaling debate. However, in contrast to many people’s predictions, the count of full node BTC implementations has been […]

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Bitcoin Cash Miners Process Big Blocks Past 24h – Volume Approaches Litecoin

Bitcoin Cash Miners Process Big Blocks Past 24h - Volume Approaches LitecoinAbout 24-hours ago bitcoin cash (BCH) miners were processing a ton of large blocks between 2-8MB in size. Fees have remained considerably low, and the bitcoin cash daily transaction volume is nearing the same amount of transactions as the litecoin network. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin Cash Miners […]

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Bitcoin Network Fees Are Irritating Cryptocurrency Proponents

Bitcoin Network Fees Are Irritating Cryptocurrency ProponentsOver the past week, there’s been heightened tension around the conversation about bitcoin fees and confirmation times. Many individuals have been complaining about unconfirmed transactions and average median transaction fees, costing $31-52 USD on December 23. With bitcoin being divisible by eight decimals, many of those decimals are rendered useless as small amounts of satoshis […]

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Bitcoin Cash Will Close Out 2017 With Significant Infrastructure Support

Bitcoin Cash Will Close Out 2017 With Significant Infrastructure SupportThe end of the year is approaching, and the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network and community have continued to see significant growth. From merchant acceptance, cryptocurrency businesses integrating support, and many other additions to the BCH economy, shows that bitcoin cash will have some robust infrastructure for 2018. Also Read: Increased South African Bitcoin Adoption Highlights […]

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