Category: Blockchain

Proof-of-Burn Explained

Proof of Burn Explained – An Alternative Crypto Consensus Algorithm

There’s no denying that blockchain technology is an invention that could be destined to change the world in ways we haven’t even begun to imagine. One critical part of any blockchain, required if it is to function properly, is some...

/ March 28, 2018
Proof of Capacity Explained

Proof of Capacity Explained: The Eco-Friendly Mining Algorithm

When it comes to mining cryptocurrencies, there are currently two well established protocols and they are Proof-of-Work (PoW) and Proof-of-Stake (PoS). However, there is a third mining algorithm that many people may not have heard of: Proof-of-Capacity. Indeed, it is...

/ March 13, 2018
Liberland Bitcoin Utopia

Liberland – Your Bitcoin Friendly Libertarian Micronation

Have you ever dreamed of living in a libertarian paradise? How about one with lots of sandy beaches? What if one of the primary currencies of this potential paradise is bitcoin? That’s the dream behind Liberland, a micronation that was...

/ February 23, 2018
Cryptocurrency Dark Pool Trading

Cryptocurrency Dark Pool Trading: Mass Liquidity Hidden from Sight

Cryptocurrencies have been hailed as a means to increase transparency in Financial markets. The whole notion of a decentralised blockchain was meant to reduce the opaque nature of some transactions. Enter Cryptocurrency dark pools, large masses of liquidity that is...

/ February 22, 2018
Canadian Government uses Ethereum Blockchain for Transparency

Canadian Government uses Ethereum Blockchain for Transparency

The Canadian government has announced that they have launched a trial that will explore that use of blockchain technology in funding transparency. The National Research Council (NRC) will be using the Catena Blockchain product. This was built on the Ethereum...

/ January 21, 2018
Lightning Network Change Bitcoin

The Lightning Network Could Change Everything About Bitcoin

The Lightning Network will be a crucial addition to the bitcoin and cryptocurrency ecosystem. It could potentially alter the entire crypto economy. This is because Lightning Network will theoretically allow for nearly free and instant transactions on the bitcoin network....

/ January 20, 2018
Bitcoin Forks of 2018

2018 to Have More Hard Forks than Ever Before – What to Expect

Depending on where you stand when it comes to potentially contentious hard forks, and also what currencies you hold, hard forks can be either a blessing or a curse. Anyone who held bitcoin in early 2017 ended up with an...

/ January 14, 2018
Ripple Partners with MoneyGram xRapid

Ripple Partners with MoneyGram to use XRP: What You Need to Know

Ripple, the Fintech company behind the XRP token and ledger with the same name, has just signed a deal with MoneyGram pilot the use of the of xRapid, Ripple’s payment protocol. Ripple (XRP) has been making waves in the cross...

/ January 11, 2018
Bitfury Tracking Transactions With Clustering

Bitfury Group Unveils Technology to Track Bitcoin Transactions

When you ask people about what they associate Bitcoin with, most will mention the fact that it is private. They believe that their transactions are secure and are mostly free from public scrutiny. However, many who know how blockchain technology...

/ January 8, 2018
Brazil Using Ethereum Voting Petition

How Brazil is Using the Ethereum Blockchain for Popular Petitions

In a sign of wider adoption by governments, it was reported that Brazil is turning to the power of the Ethereum blockchain to help record votes in the country’s popular referendums. These referendums are an important part of the Brazilian...

/ January 7, 2018