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You may have missed it, but over the weekend, transactions on the live EOS blockchain came to a complete – yet temporary – halt. Coming less than 48 hours after the much-anticipated blockchain network went live, the announcement kicked off a social firestorm (not to mention a reported 5 percent drop in the value of …

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After a messy weeks-long process, CoinDesk broke the news yesterday that the EOS blockchain is officially live. To some, it’s already an event for the cryptocurrency history books. Still, if you haven’t been following the event closely, it might beg the question, ‘What is EOS anyway?’ When we talk about EOS, think about a cloud …

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So, your token is being sent to a new blockchain… Far from an elaborate crypto scam, the decision to carry out this process, known as a “token migration” or “token swap,” has become increasingly popular among blockchain projects. Notably, two of the top 25 cryptocurrencies trading globally – Tron and EOS – are in the …

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The EOS blockchain is now live. At press time, the blockchain has received more than the 150 million votes needed to determine the individuals or entities that will maintain the distributed network, the world’s fifth largest by total value, thus ending a weeks-long process that had been among the most complex the evolving cryptocurrency market …

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Has a cryptocurrency by trolls, for trolls, finally been created? If not, the cryptocurrency bitcoin core (BTCC) certainly comes close. And no, we’re not using the derogatory other name for the cryptocurrency most often referred to as bitcoin – the one that legendary crypto investor and bitcoin cash booster Roger Ver likes to berate. Rather, …

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With all eyes on Singapore this week, was it any surprise crypto would make an appearance? The historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un got the crypto community’s attention – and held it – thanks to Dennis Rodman and the notorious cryptocurrency that funded his travel to …

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Litecoin may have hit fresh 2018 lows Wednesday, but could be in for corrective rally courtesy of oversold conditions. The world’s sixth-largest cryptocurrency fell to $93 at 15:10 UTC, the lowest level since Dec. 8, and is currently trading at at $95.80 on Bitfinex, down 9 percent in the last 24 hours. The 48 percent drop …

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Who do you trust with your private key? That’s the question that may be on the minds of EOS token holders, who while incentivized to help the much-anticipated technology finally go live, haven’t yet done so. As EOS is set up to enable self-governance by its users, it’s these individuals and companies who have to make the …

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Some members of the crypto community were surprised Tuesday when the U.S.-based exchange startup Coinbase announced that it plans to list ethereum classic (ETC). ETC traces its origins back to 2016 and the collapse of the DAO, the ethereum-based, smart contract-powered funding vehicle that fell apart following a debilitating code exploit. The network is known …

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Visit any EOS Telegram channel and some version of this question will pop up again and again: Is the mainnet live yet? While the EOS blockchain technically launched on June 10 at 13:00 UTC, the answer to that question is effectively no. That’s because the crypto tokens created by Block.one’s $4 billion EOS initial coin …

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Almost one week after initiating, one of the largest, strangest experiments in global crypto governance hesitated as it neared its culmination. While EOS, a new blockchain created by Block.One, which raised approximately $4 billion to build it, had effectively turned the code over to its users as of last Saturday, into Friday, the fruits of …

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Monacoin, bitcoin gold, zencash, verge and now, litecoin cash. At least five cryptocurrencies have recently been hit with an attack that used to be more theoretical than actual, all in the last month. In each case, attackers have been able to amass enough computing power to compromise these smaller networks, rearrange their transactions and abscond …

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The ongoing blockchain launch for the hotly anticipated token project EOS is becoming a bit more complicated. No, this isn’t the product of a hard fork, whereby users weren’t able to work out their differences. In the case of EOS, it’s blockchain, set to launch over the weekend, still hasn’t even been created. Now, amidst …

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If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. The age-old idiom may be particularly relevant for David Vorick, the co-founder of the Sia blockchain, whose new project aims to fight powerful crypto mining chip manufacturers by bringing competition to the sector. To do this, Vorick launched Obelisk, a new chip manufacturing business last year, an effort he …

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Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi announced Wednesday plans to allocate 30 million of its Huobi Tokens (HT) to fund the creation of the company’s own open-sourced blockchain protocol. The fund, currently worth around $166 million based on CoinMarketCap data, will be used to launch the Huobi Chain Project, which is also aimed to establish a decentralized autonomous …

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The notorious 51-percent attack: it’s the major fault in cryptocurrency protocols but it’s rarely seen, especially among the most popular cryptocurrencies. Yet, in the past couple months, the exploit – whereby a single miner (or group of miners) takes control of over half of the network’s total computing power and can then bend the protocol’s …

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Days after first initiating its launch in an unorthodox, distributed process, the EOS blockchain isn’t yet live, but so far, the software appears to be progressing toward that goal without any major issues. As profiled by CoinDesk, after raising a reported $4 billion over the last year to create the software necessary to launch the …

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“[I’m] very much waiting for you guys to finish in a sea of shitcoins.” With that, pseudonymous forum user ‘Monkeyyy’ just might have summed up the sentiment surrounding a forthcoming cryptocurrency called “grin.” Rising to renown last year as the first software implementation for a code proposal known as MimbleWimble, the idea is to start a new …

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Block.One is giving away its $4 billion code this weekend and it’s anyone’s guess what will happen next. As profiled by CoinDesk, EOS is set to launch sometime soon, though the company that built its code is going out of its way to prove the software really will be open-source. This means it isn’t even designating …

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It turns out, owning EOS could be a 17-for-one offer for anyone who’s in before the launch. That’s because, once live, it won’t just be the cryptocurrency that powers the EOS software that’s available to the market (see our full guide to the launch). In fact, most EOS holders will find they also own a bunch …

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