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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Ethereum’s ProgPoW Debate Is About Much More Than Mining

What do we talk about when we talk about progressive proof-of-work (ProgPoW) on Ethereum? On the surface, ProgPoW is a proposed update to the mining algorithm of the world’s second-largest blockchain by market cap that would theoretically favor less well-resourced miners.  At its core, though, ProgPoW has become a flashpoint for how Ethereum makes big […]

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