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A highly anticipated technology designed to make blockchain privacy features more scalable will be tested in the wild soon. Named “bulletproofs,” the tech, which was invented by cryptographers Benedict Bunz and Jonathan Bootle, promises to dramatically decrease the weight of confidential transactions, and on Thursday, Oct. 18, privacy-oriented cryptocurrency monero will put that to the …

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If there’s money to be made in the crypto markets, you can bet traders will be the first on the scene. Such was the case at least last week, when Coinbase Pro, the cryptocurrency trading platform operated by San Francisco startup Coinbase, announced it would list the cryptocurrency 0x (ZRX), a move that put the …

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A second stablecoin has broken its peg with the U.S. dollar – except this one’s soaring well above a buck, not tanking below it. According to data from CoinMarketCap, the Gemini exchange-issued Gemini dollar (GUSD) saw its price hit an all-time high of $1.19 Tuesday after first breaking its dollar peg on Monday, when it …

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Imagine the liquidity of every crypto exchange, but in one giant pool – one all-seeing order book that listed every conceivable bid and ask for any asset. That’s the promise of a new startup announcing its equity seed round Tuesday exclusively with CoinDesk. Led by Polychain Capital, with participation by Dragonfly Capital Partners and Chapter …

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“It exists everywhere.” That’s how Athens-based crypto enthusiast named “Sporos” describes faircoin – a tiny, $0.22 asset that in terms of daily trading volume, is barely a glitch on global cryptocurrency exchanges. Although it’s listed at number 1,134 on CoinMarketCap, faircoin users aren’t phased by the market’s disinterest. Instead, they pride themselves on faircoin’s utility …

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Distributed though it may be, the EOS community has fought hard to remain united. As of June, two rival groups were briefly in competition to launch the official EOS blockchain (or mainnet) using code released by the company behind the protocol, Block.One. The standoff was resolved, and the EOS community launched a unified network later …

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This post was originally published here One of crypto’s most feared attacks may have an elegant solution. At least, that’s according to the team behind cryptocurrency project Horizen – formally zencash – which lost more than $500,000 in such an attack, called a 51 percent attack, earlier this year. This attack happens when one single malicious miner controls …

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One of crypto’s most feared attacks may have an elegant solution. At least, that’s according to the team behind cryptocurrency project Horizen – formally zencash – which lost more than $500,000 in such an attack, called a 51 percent attack, earlier this year. This attack happens when one single malicious miner controls more than 51 percent of the …

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Can flat abs gurus and mommy bloggers sell the masses on using crypto? That seems to be the secret master plan behind a much-hyped new startup by Gunnar Lovelace, the former co-founder of Thrive Market, who plans to redeploy a network of “mega-bloggers” he built up promoting the healthy e-commerce marketplace by turning its legion of …

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People want to use Augur, if only they could figure out how. The decentralized platform for prediction markets based on real-world events launched on the ethereum blockchain in July. Since then, it has generated excitement beyond the usual crypto circles due to its perceived potential as a trustless, un-censorable platform to bet on sports, forecast …

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A co-founder of one of the most talked-about blockchain projects of recent years has launched a decentralized exchange (DEX), aspiring to make such platforms easier to use. Announced today, Reto Trinkler has opened the new DEX, dubbed Agora Trade, in Malta – a nation that has become increasingly crypto-friendly with the passing of several pieces …

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EOS investors can’t say they weren’t warned. What was foretold in a March blog post by ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin may have come to pass on the world’s fifth largest blockchain, with a bout of vote buying drama rocking the $5 billion protocol over the weekend. That’s when a Twitter account named “Maple Leaf Capital” …

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A severe bug discovered just weeks ago in bitcoin’s code has been exploited – albeit on a lesser-known cryptocurrency. The developers behind the pigeoncoin cryptocurrency confirmed the exploit to CoinDesk on Tuesday, reporting that an unknown miner successfully took advantage of the bug on September 26th, showcasing in the wild how it could have been …

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Seismic shifts are happening in the world of enterprise blockchain. Announced Monday, the Hyperledger Project and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) have agreed to collaborate on bringing common standards to the blockchain space and cross-pollinate a wider open-source community. This joining of forces is notable as EEA and Hyperledger represent two of the three largest …

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After nearly a year of acrimonious debate, the Sia blockchain is moving to give big mining companies the boot. David Vorick, founder and CEO of Nebulous – the for-profit company behind the $233 million distributed storage protocol – told CoinDesk that Sia will soon move to enact a software change meant to block certain types …

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XRP sprang back to life in September despite a relatively bearish broader market. Over the course of the 30-day period, the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency, bitcoin (BTC), dipped a modest 5 percent. Most cryptocurrencies succumbed to the same fate, but some were able to pick up a bid. However, none saw bigger gains than XRP, whose …

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This post was originally published here Memes are a pretty important part of the crypto ecosystem – how else would crypto visionaries display their wit and sometimes passive aggressivity? It’s no wonder then that District0x’s Meme Factory is seeing quite the buzz. Not only did District0x raise $9 million in an initial coin offering last year, …

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Memes are a pretty important part of the crypto ecosystem – how else would crypto visionaries display their wit and sometimes passive aggressivity? It’s no wonder then that District0x’s Meme Factory is seeing quite the buzz. Not only did District0x raise $9 million in an initial coin offering last year, backed by Boost VC and CoinFund, …

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Algorithms are creative. At least, that’s according to Howard Chu, a monero core developer who has dedicated his time to protecting the crypto from specialized mining hardware, called ASICs, built by a multibillion-dollar mining industry. And recently, Chu found a solution to permanently keep ASICs off the network – a proof-of-work algorithm he calls RandomJS …

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Japanese IT giant GMO Internet has made another move into the cryptocurrency mining business. In an announced Friday, the company said it has rolled out a mining software client called Cryptknocker that is designed to let would-be miners mine Equihash algorithm-based cryptocurrencies like zcash using graphic processing units (GPUs) – as found in many home …

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