In Big Block Hard Fork, Craig Wright’s Bitcoin Has Left Nodes Behind

In the wake of a recent network upgrade, a number of nodes have been separated from the bitcoin SV blockchain, a development that highlights why “hard forks” have long been the subject of passionate infighting among cryptocurrency developers. According to block explorer Blockchair, roughly 20 percent of BSV nodes are still running an older version […]

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Staking Isn’t Just a Way to Earn Crypto Money – And It Shouldn’t Be

Jake Yocom-Piatt is the project lead for Decred and the creator of btcsuite — an alternative full-node Bitcoin implementation written in go whose source code has been used in several notable projects. Staking is money you don’t want to miss out on — simple as that, right? While most cryptos today are trading 70 -90 […]

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Tendermint Says Last Month’s Cosmos Vulnerability Exposed Security Loophole

The developers behind the Cosmos network released today a full disclosure of last month’s “critical security vulnerability” which reportedly enabled hackers to bypass certain penalties for misbehavior on the network. Zaki Manian, director at Tendermint Inc – the for-profit entity behind the core technology of the Cosmos network – detailed to Coindesk in an interview: […]

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MakerDAO Finally Approves DAI Fee Decrease After 11-Day Deliberation

After nearly two weeks of continuous voting, MakerDAO token holders have officially activated a decrease to DAI stablecoin fees. DAI is an ethereum-based token which presently maintains a soft peg to the U.S. dollar. In recent months, fees have increased dramatically for users to loan out DAI from the MakerDAO system. This was because since […]

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Bitcoin Cash Miners Undo Attacker’s Transactions With ‘51% Attack’

Two bitcoin cash (BCH) mining pools recently carried out what is known as a 51 percent attack on the blockchain in an apparent effort to reverse another miner’s transactions. The move is tied to the bitcoin cash network hard fork that occurred on May 15. The two mining pools — BTC.com and BTC.top — carried out […]

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Blockchain Project Thundercore Releases Code for ‘Pala’ Consensus Protocol

Public blockchain platform provider ThunderCore has just released proof-of-concept code for a new consensus protocol, dubbed Pala, on GitHub. According to Elaine Shi, chief scientist for ThunderCore, the work represents “a dream consensus protocol.” As stated on the newly released GitHub page: “Pala is a byzantine fault tolerant consensus protocol…It can achieve low latency and […]

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Privacy Crypto Monero Celebrates Its 5th Birthday

One of the most popular cryptocurrencies for privacy protection, monero, celebrated five years of existence this week. Launched in April 2014, monero has, since its inception, been entirely crowdfunded. And in tune with this decentralized, grassroots structure, monero is almost entirely developed by volunteers. “Monero is very committed to its decentralized, grassroots structure meaning we took […]

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MakerDAO Votes to Increase Fees 4% on Ethereum Stablecoin DAI

MakerDAO token holders have again voted to increase fees charged to those taking out programmatic loans on the blockchain through its U.S. dollar-backed ethereum stablecoin DAI. The fourth and largest fee hike to the DAI “Stability Fee,” users who take out loans with MakerDAO to generate new DAI will soon be required to pay a […]

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Crypto Startup Wants You to Trade on Exchanges Without Trusting Them

A new protocol aims to allow crypto users to maintain control of their private keys while trading on centralized exchanges. Arwen, a startup formerly known as Commonwealth Crypto, launched a testnet version of its namesake protocol Monday. CEO Sharon Goldberg described it as “a layer-two protocol specifically for trading.” In other words, trades will take […]

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Privacy Cryptocurrency Beam Experiences Blockchain Stoppage

Update (14:04 UTC, Jan. 21 2019): Beam has now announced: “The fix was commited on Github. We will be performing additional testing. We will release the binaries in the coming hours. Thanks for your patience.” Its GutHub page puts the error down to a bug involving “improper block generation upon cut-through of old-new UTXOs.” — […]

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