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Last Year’s Altcoin Army Have Become This Year’s Bitcoin Brigade

Last Year’s Altcoin Army Have Become This Year’s Bitcoin BrigadeThis time last year, altcoiners were jubilant at the soaring value of their respective cryptos, while gloating at BTC’s diminishing dominance. “Penny coins” such as Ripple, Iota, and Verge were rocketing, with fanboys decrying any media outlets that dared to “FUD” them. One year later, and most of those altcoiners have crawled back into the […]

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Pump and Dumps Are the Final Indignity for Dying Coins

Pump and Dumps Are the Final Indignity for Dying CoinsYou can tell an altcoin is close to death when its price soars. That may sound like a contradiction in terms, but that’s what can happen to crypto assets when they’re in the throes of death. With low liquidity and thin volume, exchange-listed altcoins are prey to manipulators who will send them skyward one final […]

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Pump and Dumps Are the Final Indignity for Dying Coins

Pump and Dumps Are the Final Indignity for Dying CoinsYou can tell an altcoin is close to death when its price soars. That may sound like a contradiction in terms, but that’s what can happen to crypto assets when they’re in the throes of death. With low liquidity and thin volume, exchange-listed altcoins are prey to manipulators who will send them skyward one final […]

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Mischief-Maker Promises to Livestream a 51% Altcoin Attack

Mischief-Maker Promises to Livestream a 51% Altcoin Attack“On Oct 13, 3:00 CDT I will be doing a 51% attack against the cryptocurrency Einsteinium,” began the call-to-arms. As promises go, this one was as bold as it was brazen. The anonymous attacker has promised to assume majority hashrate control of an altcoin to demonstrate how easy the process is. As proof, they’ve not […]

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Market Caps for Privacy-Centric Currencies Have Dropped Significantly

Market Caps for Privacy-Centric Currencies Have Dropped SignificantlyOver the past few years, a few privacy-centric cryptocurrencies have gained both in popularity and value. Many of these coins like monero, dash, pivx, zcash, and more were at one time top ten digital asset contenders as far as market valuation is concerned. Now even though a few of these specific digital assets have dropped […]

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This Week in Bitcoin: Expanding Exchanges, New Crypto Fund, Patent, and Laws

This Week in Bitcoin: Expanding Exchanges, New Crypto Fund, Vault and Patent AnnouncedIn this week’s editions of Bitcoin in Brief we’ve covered a number of interesting developments in the crypto space. Several prominent exchanges have announced plans to increase their presence in new markets and locations, while a newly launched platform aims to rate them according to their liquidity, security, and volume. The weekly roundup also mentions […]

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Study Reveals ASIC Miners Represent 30% of the Equihash Mining Hashrate

Study Reveals ASIC Miners Represent 30% of the Equihash Mining HashrateThis week the Zcash Foundation and researchers from the University of Luxembourg have released a study that finds the presence of ASIC and FPGA miners may be controlling around 30 percent of the overall Equihash mining hashrate. The study speaks volumes to cryptocurrency developers and communities who have attempted to produce proof-of-work mechanisms that were […]

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Mining Manufacturer Obelisk Announces ASIC-Friendly Launchpad

Mining Manufacturer Obelisk Announces ASIC-Friendly LaunchpadObelisk, a new ASIC manufacturer led by Siacoin developer David Vorick, has released plans for an ASIC launchpad for Proof of Work coins. Its aim is to provide new and existing cryptocurrencies with an ASIC-friendly algorithm that will mitigate the rising threat of 51% attacks. Although initially devised with the company’s own ASIC miner in […]

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Proof of Work Coins on High Alert Following Spate of 51% Attacks

Proof of Work Coins on High Alert Following Spate of 51% AttacksFirst it happened to verge. $1.8m of cryptocurrency swiped in a matter of hours. Then to bitcoin gold, plundered in an $18m double spend attack. Then to verge again, this time to the tune of $1.7 million. Along the way, monacoin is also believed to have been hit. Someone is methodically working their way through […]

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Verge Struck by Second PoW Attack in as Many Months

Verge Struck By Second PoW Attack in as Many MonthsAccident-prone altcoin verge has been crippled by yet another mining attack. A little over a month after being subjected to a 51% attack, the network is once again at the mercy of a malevolent attacker who is rejecting blocks and profiting handsomely off the carnage caused. The repeat attack illustrates the risks faced by low […]

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