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Lightning Network’s Antifraud Methods Inferior to Nakamoto Consensus, Research Shows

Lightning Network's Antifraud Methods Inferior to Nakamoto Consensus, Research ShowsThe Lightning Network, the touted scaling solution for the BTC chain, has recently seen its capacity decrease significantly and the beta project is still best suited for a cliche of technically savvy users. Now according to an analysis by Bitmex Research, the Lightning Network’s nodes have taken 2.2 BTC in “justice transactions” even though the […]

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How to Create and Airdrop Your Own Token to Your Friends

How to Create and Airdrop Your Own Token to Your FriendsRoughly a year ago, the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) debuted on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network, giving anyone the ability to mint, store, receive, and send SLP tokens. Since then there’s been a ton of tokens created on the BCH network as the simplicity of the system outpaces tokens built on alternative chains like ERC20s […]

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An In-Depth Look at Iris, a New Decentralized Social Network

An In-Depth Look at Iris a New Decentralized Social Networking PlatformCryptocurrency advocates have been discussing a new social media platform designed by one of Bitcoin’s earliest developers Martti Malmi, otherwise known as Sirius. The project he designed, called Iris, is a social networking application that stores and indexes everything on the user’s devices and connects directly with peers rather than using centralized and privacy-invasive algorithms. […]

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Bitcoin Mining With Solar: Less Risky and More Profitable Than Selling to the Grid

Bitcoin Mining With Solar: Less Risky and More Profitable Than Selling to the GridThe energy used to mine bitcoin has long caused debate over whether it’s a wasteful process. As the arguments have rumbled on, some people have been focused on mining coins with renewable energy. On May 29, Christian Ander, the founder of Stockholm’s Btcx exchange, explained how instead of selling surplus solar energy, he’s been using […]

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Cashscript Is Coming, Bringing Ethereum-Like Smart Contracts to Bitcoin Cash

Cashscript Is Coming, Bringing Ethereum-Like Smart Contracts to Bitcoin CashOn May 27, the analytics and data web portal Coin Dance announced the team has added the Cashscript project to the website’s development tracker. Cashscript is a high-level language that enables basic smart contract functionality on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. Also Read: Crypto Assets Outshine Most Traditional Investments in 2019 Meet Cashscript: A High-Level […]

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Honest Nodes Spoiling a Theft Attempt Is Not a 51% Attack, BCH Devs Detail

Honest Nodes Spoiling a Theft Attempt Is Not a '51% Attack,' BCH Devs DetailA number of Bitcoin Cash detractors and media publications have recently been spreading a false narrative that the BCH network was ‘51% attacked.’ In reality, however, honest nodes used their hashrate to stave off attacker nodes that were attempting to steal funds on the network. Also Read: Massive Growth by P2P Exchange and AT&T Accepting […]

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Bitcoin Cash Devs Publish the First 3 of 3 Multi-Sig Schnorr Transaction

Bitcoin Cash Devs Publish the First 3 of 3 Multi-Sig Schnorr TransactionOn May 15, the Bitcoin Cash network successfully upgraded by implementing Schnorr signatures, after which a few developers processed some basic Schnorr signatures. Then, on Saturday, May 18, software developers Chris Pacia, Mark Lundeberg, and Checksum0 performed the first multi-sig Schnorr signature on BCH and sent the funds to Freeross.org. Also Read: After Trillions Printed […]

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Schnorr Signatures Are Coming to Bitcoin Cash – Here’s What You Should Know

A Brief Explanation of the Next Bitcoin Cash Upgrade — Schnorr SignaturesOn Wednesday, May 15, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network will be upgraded to incorporate the highly anticipated Schnorr signature algorithm, a digital signature scheme widely known for its simplicity. Also read: Bitcoin History Part 12: When No One Wanted Your BTC Schnorr Sigs Are Coming Next week, the Bitcoin Cash blockchain will be upgraded by […]

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Schnorr Signatures Await Bitcoin Cash as the Next Fork Draws Near

Bitcoin Cash Supporters Look Forward to Schnorr Signatures as the Next Fork Draws NearThe Bitcoin Cash network is scheduled to fork on May 15 and the community has been steadily preparing for the next upgrade, which will entail the addition of Schnorr signatures and Segwit recovery exemption. Also read: A Look at Openbazaar’s Multi-Currency Wallet and Vendor Listings Bitcoin Cash Upgrade Time: May 15, 2019, Shortly After 12 […]

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These Next-Generation Mining Rigs Pack a Ton of Hashpower

A Great Deal of Hashpower Is Coming With 2019's Next-Generation Mining RigsLast week, mining manufacturer Bitmain launched its latest Antminer 17 series. Now Canaan Creative has published its own device specifications and pricing for the new Avalonminer 10 series that process between 31-33 trillion hashes per second (TH/s). In addition to Canaan’s latest miners, two more China-based companies are releasing next-generation miners this summer that mine […]

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Without a True Two-Way Peg No ‘Real’ Sidechain Exists, Says Drivechain Creator

On April 17, the founder of the Drivechain project, Paul Sztorc, published a new blog post concerning the validity of today’s so-called ‘production sidechains.’ Sztorc has declared on multiple occasions that true sidechain technology hasn’t been invented yet and even Blockstream’s Liquid protocol, dubbed “the first production sidechain,” in a critical sense is not a […]

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Last Will Platform Allows Your Loved Ones to Inherit Your BCH

New Last Will Platform Allows for Autonomous BCH Inheritance ContractsOn April 10, software developer Karol Trzeszczkowski launched a platform called the Last Will, a smart contract program for the inheritance of bitcoin cash (BCH). The Last Will protocol is an Electron Cash plugin that allows users to create and manage BCH endowments. Also read: How to Easily Find Businesses That Accept Bitcoin Cash Near […]

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Xthinner Protocol Tested on BCH Mainnet Shows 99% Block Compression

On April 8, BCH developer Jonathan Toomim revealed how far he’s come with the Xthinner block compression protocol. Toomim tested the platform between two Bitcoin ABC full nodes on the BCH main network and a 363 kB block was compressed down to 1,660 bytes, or 99.54% compression. Also read: Uyen T Nguyen: The Powerful Young […]

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Analysis Shows Lightning Network Suffers From Trust Issues Exacerbated by Rising Fees

Analysis Shows Lightning Network Suffers form Trust Issues and Rising Fees Makes it WorseOver the last two years, the Lightning Network has been touted as the scaling solution for the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network. However, the solution has been heavily criticized for its lack of security, and on March 28, Bitcoin Unlimited’s chief scientist Peter Rizun wrote an interesting evaluation of the Lightning Network’s “dirty little secret.” Also […]

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Bitmain Releases Equihash Miner 3x More Powerful Than Its Predecessor

Bitmain Releases Equihash Miner Three Times More Powerful Than Its PredecessorBitmain, the Beijing-headquartered cryptocurrency mining giant, has officially released the Antminer Z11 machine on Tuesday March 19. The new device is designed to mine coins that are based on the Equihash proof-of-work algorithm such as the privacy-focused altcoin zcash (ZEC). Also Read: In the Daily: Cryptopia Resumes Trading, US Crypto Lobbying Intensifies, Visa Crypto Job […]

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How to Create Your Own Decentralized Prediction Market

How to Create Your Own Decentralized Prediction MarketThe decentralized web is hard to use, complain its critics. And to be fair, they’ve had a point up until recently. With improved UX and new layer two solutions built on top of Web3 protocols, however, interacting with these technologies is getting easier. This is particularly evident in the case of prediction markets, where new […]

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Artificial Intelligence and Cryptocurrency: Separating Hype from Reality

Artificial Intelligence and Cryptocurrency: Separating Hype from RealityPick an industry – any industry – and you can virtually guarantee that AI will have been hailed as its next big thing. The cryptocurrency sector is no different, with many of 2017’s ICOs shoehorning the concept into their whitepapers somewhere in a bid to appear “cutting edge” and in touch with the zeitgeist. But […]

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Crypto Users Are Still Scared to Pay With Bitcoin in 2019 — FIO Protocol Aims to Fix That

Crypto Users Are Still Scared to Pay With Bitcoin in 2019 — FIO Protocol Hopes to Fix ThatOver the last few months, a number of cryptocurrency wallet and exchange providers have joined the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO). The foundation aims to improve digital currency operability because it believes the user experience (UX) for cryptocurrencies is poor and the majority of wallets cannot handle payment requests between wallets. On March 12, a […]

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Ledger Reveals Physical Exploits Against Trezor Hardware Wallets

Ledger Reveals Physical Exploits against Trezor WalletsThe battle of the hardware wallets is heating up. At this weekend’s MIT Bitcoin Expo in Boston, Charles Guillmet, Chief Security Officer of Ledger, presented a number of physical attacks that could be executed against Trezor hardware wallets. He also outlined an attack on their rival’s device that Ledger has refrained from making public because […]

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A Forensic Analysis of Blockchain Surveillance Companies

A Forensic Analysis of Blockchain Surveillance CompaniesBlockchain analysis is big business. The U.S. government alone has spent $6 million on transaction mapping tools, while cryptocurrency exchanges routinely partner with compliance companies that promise to track and trace the origin of customer funds. Hated by many bitcoiners, blockchain forensics is a controversial field with a plethora of players. The following analysis shines […]

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How to Create Your Own SLP Token Using the Bitcoin Cash Blockchain

How to Create Your Own SLP Token Using the Bitcoin Cash BlockchainSince the latest Electron Cash SLP version release and the newly published Badger Wallet extension, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters have been creating an abundance of tokens. Because the tokens are so simple to develop, BCH enthusiasts have created tokens for fun, giving them names like ‘XRP Cash,’ ‘Doge Cash,’ and even ‘BSV Cash.’ The following […]

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How to Use Multisig to Keep Your Coins Ultra-Safe

How to Use Multisig to Keep Your Bitcoin Ultra-SafeMulti-signature, or multisig, is a wallet configuration that requires at least two keys to authorize a transaction. Commonly used by cryptocurrency exchanges to ensure funds can’t be moved by a rogue employee, multisig also has applications for end-users. If you’re seeking to enhance the security of your noncustodial bitcoin wallet, multi-signature might be the answer. […]

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Wirex Introduces Global Crypto Accounts for Businesses

Wirex Crypto Business AccountsWith the beta launch of crypto and fiat-enabled business accounts, crypto payments platform Wirex has taken a major step toward mainstream business acceptance. Using a cryptocurrency business account will eliminate the need to convert to fiat unnecessarily during inter-company fund transfers, validate crypto businesses in the wider marketplace, and offer some of the benefits traditional […]

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Token Development Using the Bitcoin Cash Network Kicks Into High Gear

Ever since various token implementations were introduced to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network, the infrastructure has been significantly developed in order to advance the BCH-fueled token ecosystem. In the last few weeks, projects like Wormhole and the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) have seen a significant amount of token creation, alongside a variety of wallet support […]

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