How True Anonymity Made Darkcoin King of the Altcoins

If you’re looking to conduct truly anonymous transactions, bitcoin isn’t the perfect digital currency to use. While personal identities are not shared via the bitcoin network, it is still possible to identify wallet addresses and follow transactions through the block chain. For a real anonymous coin, you’ll need to turn to darkcoin, a digital currency […]

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Why Japan Fell in Love with Monacoin, the Cat Meme Cryptocurrency

Never mind the cute Shiba Inu of dogecoin, people in Japan are falling for a new Internet meme-based cryptocurrency – the locally invented and cat-logoed ‘monacoin’. While it has only about a third the market cap of dogecoin, the scrypt-based monacoin held a 12th place ranking for the past week on Coinmarketcap and was in the top 10 on Cryptocoinrank with a […]

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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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