CoinDesk Guide to the World’s National Altcoins

UPDATE (27th March 22:40 GMT): More information, and coins. This year has seen a new, if predictable, trend in altcoin development: nation-based digital currencies. There are at least eight coins currently circulating or in development, with more surely to follow. Here is the CoinDesk guide to the main players and their current status. Unlike the […]

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MasterCoin to create new altcurrencies in Bitcoin’s block chain

Bitcoin expert J. R. Willet is looking to transform not just Bitcoin, but the cryptocurrency world. In his view, Bitcoin is incomplete, and has led to the creation of altcoins which he says has diluted the message of Bitcoin. He wants to change the situation by creating a protocol layer that exists on top of […]

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Facebook Approves First Cryptocurrency Tipping Apps

Facebook has approved two new cryptocurrency tipping apps, according to the small team of dogecoin enthusiasts that developed them. Lead developer Alejandro Caballero announced on reddit that the social networking giant has approved both his Doge Tipping App, which is restricted to dogecoin, and his Multicoin Tipping App, which got the official nod just this morning. The latter […]

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New Altcoin Promotes Fitness with ‘Proof of Sweat’

Mining bitcoins chews up a lot of computing power for no other purpose than to sustain the network. Wouldn’t it be useful to mine cryptocurrency in some other, more productive way? Now a team of Serbian developers has tried to crack the problem with a proof-of-concept altcoin that lets you mine coins simply by exercising. Mangocoinz was launched […]

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