How a Left-for-Dead, $0.22 Crypto Asset Became a Lifeline for Activists

“It exists everywhere.” That’s how Athens-based crypto enthusiast named “Sporos” describes faircoin – a tiny, $0.22 asset that in terms of daily trading volume, is barely a glitch on global cryptocurrency exchanges. Although it’s listed at number 1,134 on CoinMarketCap, faircoin users aren’t phased by the market’s disinterest. Instead, they pride themselves on faircoin’s utility […]

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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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Blockchain’s Once-Feared 51% Attack Is Now Becoming Regular

Monacoin, bitcoin gold, zencash, verge and now, litecoin cash. At least five cryptocurrencies have recently been hit with an attack that used to be more theoretical than actual, all in the last month. In each case, attackers have been able to amass enough computing power to compromise these smaller networks, rearrange their transactions and abscond […]

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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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