Competitive cryptocurrencies: Trading Speculation

Bitcoin recovered nicely last week and continues to gain momentum toward $4575 and $4900. As with the $4220 mark, some sell-off is to be expected and dips below $3800 is still a possibility. Support remains strong above $4100 and the outlook is positive; $5500 should be around the corner. Reaching these new heights has attracted numerous new people to the […]

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New Chrome Extension Exposes Twitter Users' Cryptocurrency Bias

A new Chrome browser extension called Coinflict of Interst for the Twitter cryptocurrency community aims to expose “bias” in the content well-known figures upload to the social network. Coinflict Chrome Extension Seeks Out ‘Ulterior Motives’ The brainchild of open source developer Luke Childs, ‘Conflict of Interest’ is currently available as a browser extension for Opera, Google Chrome and Firefox users. […]

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German Bank Tests Blockchain For Development In Africa

A new blockchain trial aims to solve transparency and infrastructural challenges related to international development. KfW Bankengruppe, Germany’s publicly owned development bank is testing an application of blockchain for public finance management in Burkina Faso. It’s all part of a program to improve economic development cooperation when giving money to other countries for development projects. On behalf of Germany’s Federal […]

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Payments Company Square Open-Sources Its Bitcoin Cold Storage Tool

U.S. payments processing company Square has announced that it is open-sourcing its Bitcoin (BTC) cold storage solution in an official blog post published today, Oct. 23. Cold storage refers to a method of keeping cryptocurrency holdings and users’ private keys offline in order to safeguard against theft via a remote attack. According to the post, Square’s solution, dubbed “Subzero,” uses […]

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More than Half of Top 100 Cryptos Have No Utility: Report

Less than 50% of cryptocurrencies provide any real value or any useful function to the users, a research report by Invest in Blockchain claims. Among the top 100 most valuable cryptocurrencies (by market capitalization) covered in the study, only 36 were found to have working products. The Working Product Dilemma Since there is no clear definition of a “working product” in […]

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Why Leading Crypto Devs Don't Work In Silicon Valley

“If you or your engineer friend is bored at BigTechCo, get in touch.” The tweet, sent out by Coinbase vice president and general manager Dan Romero, represented a rare request from the San Francisco-based exchange. Despite building on various cryptocurrency protocols for years, it was perhaps the first time the company had signaled it would offer financial support to someone […]

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What Is Lisk?

Blockchain has been a buzzword recently for its openness, decentralized and authority-free features. Yet there are certain constraints on some blockchains that may restrict their full potential. Enter Lisk, the blockchain-based application platform that allows one to develop a variety of apps, and support them with their own customized blockchains.  Lisk Architecture and Workflow Just like Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store allow individual developers to build and distribute […]

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