Category: Analysis

Bitgrail Nano Saga

BitGrail and Nano Saga: A Twisted Tale of Hacks, Threats, and a Lawsuit

In what appears to be the second major attack this year, Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail suffered a major loss to the tune of almost $200 million. The hackers that targeted the site took a recently rebranded currency called Nano (formerly...

/ February 22, 2018
Stop Loss Hunting Cryptocurrencies

Stop-Loss Hunting: How Crypto Whales are Making a Killing

If there is one thing that any trader will know it is the outsized impact that cryptocurrency whales have on the markets. They are able to use their out sized positions to drive the prices in the directions they want....

/ February 18, 2018
Schnorr Signatures

Schnorr Signatures: Making Bitcoin More Efficient one Signature at a Time

Ever since the release of Segregated Witness last year, there have been a number of important improvements on the Bitcoin wish list to help with scaling. Prime among these was the implementation of Schnorr signatures. This unique cryptographic signature algorithm...

/ February 17, 2018
Monero Forking Risk Airdrop

Could Monero Forks and Airdrops Compromise User Privacy?

Hardforks and airdropped coins are always an attractive opportunity for cryptocurrency users. These are viewed as free giveaways and are often viewed as a bonus for the coin holder. Users often make the assumption that using the forked coins is...

/ February 14, 2018
E-Coin Price Pump

E-Coin: Pump and Dump Scam Coin or Misunderstood Gem?

A relatively unknown cryptocurrency called E-Coin just recently experienced a massive pump and dump event. According to coinmarketcap.com, the prices on February 6 were about $6 each and following the pump at its peak, the price went all the way...

/ February 10, 2018
Litecoin Cash Fork

Get Ready for Litecoin Cash the Upcoming Litecoin Fork

We have seen a numerous forks in cryptocurrency chains over the past few years. From Bitcoin Cash, to Ethereum Classic and from Zclassic to Bitcoin Gold, developers have been developing their own visions of a cryptocurrency. However, one cryptocurrency that...

/ February 9, 2018
Litecoin overtaking Bitcoin Darkweb

On The Dark Web, Litecoin is Gaining Ground on Bitcoin for Payments

Bitcoin has been the cryptocurrency of choice on darknet markets since its inception. However, the increased fees and slow transaction times are forcing darknet users to consider other coins. Indeed, Bitcoin has become too mainstream for criminals as the extent...

/ February 8, 2018
Qtum Review Ethereum Challenger

Is Qtum a Viable Competitor, Or Will It Get Lost in a Sea Of Ethereum Clones?

It could be that the next major wave of blockchain trends involves creating projects that are designed from the start to appeal to big businesses. While many projects today seem to be created by or for people that want freedom...

/ February 1, 2018
Pivx Privacy Coin Review

PIVX: Everything You Need to Know about the New Privacy Coin

Privacy is quickly becoming one of the most important features for any new blockchain cryptocurrency. Even the big stalwarts such as bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin are beginning to get in on the privacy craze. One cryptocurrency is taking a completely...

/ January 31, 2018
Bitgrail WIthdrawal Saga

Bitgrail Withdrawal Saga: Accusations Fly as Exchange Institutes KYC

There is one golden rule when it comes to cryptocurrency investing. Don’t keep all your coins on exchanges. This seems to be playing out again in the case of the ongoing withdrawal saga at the Bitgrail exchange. The CEO of...

/ January 30, 2018