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Nearly two years after launch, Zcash is entering what could be a crucial period of iteration. Speaking at Zcon0, zcash’s first ever conference in Montreal, Tuesday, project founder and the CEO of the Zcash Company Zooko Wilcox discussed the company’s informal roadmap for the next two-year period. Presented mere hours after the first mandatory upgrade of …

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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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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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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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A new Blockchain platform has seemingly proven that it is possible to for AI to perform more accurate health diagnosis than human doctors, paving the way for a change in the way medical tests are performed. Skychain is aiming to take the trust placed in human healthcare workers and put it into Artificial Intelligence. According …

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In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy. If you would like to contribute an Expert Take, please …

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On November 24, 2015, James Levy received 40,000 ether from the Ethereum Foundation. Worth roughly $35,000 at the time (and nearly $35 million today), the grant was an award for Levy’s efforts to create an early smart contracting tool, and one of many meant to encourage work on what was then another nascent cryptocurrency in a sea …

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When one imagines a networking event for a professional conference, the most well-known and over-the-top strip club in Miami probably isn’t the venue that comes to mind. Yet that’s exactly where The North American Bitcoin Conference decided to host it. “Join us at E11even for some networking and R&R. Or dancing,” the description read. There …

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The “world computer” is ensnared again in a heated debate. Sparked by a controversial code proposal called EIP 867, ethereum’s development forums have become something of a battleground, crowded with bitter commentary, snide pull-requests and coordinated attempts to erase the idea from the platform’s repository. For those unfamiliar, the conflict surrounds an effort to make it easier …

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Ethereum’s world computer is in need of a magic touch. As developers continue to clash over yet another controversial software update, some of ethereum’s top minds are working together to conjure up a solution for what has been a troubling absence of late — community consensus. Recent discussions concerning the return of lost funds — …

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The proliferation of artificial intelligence  (AI) technologies continues to march onwards as AI becomes a globally established industry. However, these billions of dollars in AI revenue are rarely seen by those working at the lower end of the AI workforce. Dbrain, a new Blockchain platform, allows anyone with a smartphone to carry out AI-related tasks …

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A new research paper focused on Schnorr multi-signatures and penned by several notable bitcoin developers has just been released. Published on Thursday, the paper was penned by developers Gregory Maxwell, Andrew Poelstra, Yannick Seurin and Pieter Wuille. It details how Schnorr multi-signatures can be applied to the bitcoin, and though there’s no guarantee they will ultimately …

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Jalak Jobanputra is founder and managing partner of FuturePerfect Ventures, an early-stage venture fund investing in decentralization and digital assets. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. 2017 was the year that cryptocurrency became mainstream. But what’s even more exciting to many of us who have been investing in the …

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Encryption technology has reached a stage where even government agencies like the FBI don’t have the technology to unlock hidden data. In fact, it’s mathematically impossible to break many advanced forms of encryption, regardless of technology or available budget. While the world’s most well-known investigation authority is tasked with providing the US government with crucial …

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Betting has long been a favorite pastime for sports fanatics and that fervor has spilled over into the world of cryptocurrencies. Whether you like to bet on results or enjoy the thrill of spot betting on chance occurrences, there is plenty on offer for the avid gambler. The NFL playoffs are already underway, but it’s …

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The Virtual Reality world has been heating up with more and more users coming online, as headsets and platforms continue to gain acceptance. This market space has also given rise to a new and interesting asset – Virtual Real Estate. As early as 2003 companies like Linden Labs (developers of Second Life) were already monetizing …

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“Bitcoin is the currency of enemies.” If adversarial thinking like Tadge Dryja‘s was on display, it’s target was relegated to theoretical targets on day one of Scaling Bitcoin Saturday. Held this year at Stanford University, the event’s fourth edition, first started to bridge bitcoin’s then-scaling crisis, saw noticeably less discussion of issues currently facing the …

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