Monthly Archives: April 2020

Bitcoin Cash ‘Sleeper’ Tax Remains Hot Issue for BCH Community

Despite community rejection, a controversial IFP miner’s tax remains embedded in the code for the upcoming network upgrade. Despite being roundly rejected by a vocal majority of the Bitcoin Cash community, a controversial miner’s tax is still causing rifts among the coin’s adherents. In January, a conglomerate of Bitcoin Cash mining companies suggested an enforced 12.5% tax on BCH miners as a way of funding community development. After weeks of debate, the main signatories of the tax plan (comprising a majority of Bitcoin Cash mining power) reversed […]

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Blockchain Tech Used to Trace Ethical Eggs Sold at Target

Ethical egg distribution company Farmers Hen House is using blockchain to let consumers trace the origin of their produce. Farmer’s Hen House, an egg grading and distribution company that works with local farmers in Iowa, has partnered with blockchain-based food traceability company, Bytable. As of April 15, Farmer’s Hen House eggs are sold in cartons featuring QR-codes that allow consumers to trace the origins and supply chain underpinning the produce. The blockchain-based data repository will include information regarding what day the eggs were picked and from what […]

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Charles Hoskison Reveals His 9 Favorite Crypto Projects

Charles Hoskinson names his 9 favorite crypto projects. Cointelegraph recently sat down for an interview with Charles Hoskinson, who is the co-founder of Ethereum and CEO and founder of IOHK — the company developing Cardano. During that interview, Hoskinson shared details about some of the crypto projects that he is most interested in. Ergo “It’s one of the most revolutionary cryptocurrencies ever built. Got so many crazy ideas like non-outsourceable puzzles and sigma protocols and pruning the blockchain and roller chains. All this crazy stuff. Even has […]

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US Gov’t Issues New Guidance Against North Korea’s Cryptojacking, Ransomware and Hacking

North Korean crypto and cyberattacks still in the crosshairs of several U.S. agencies, who have issued a new advisory against the regime’s cryptojacking and hacking programs. Several United States agencies issued what they call comprehensive guidance on North Korea’s cyber attacks, which have hacked cryptocurrency exchanges and used cryptojacking and ransomware to finance the regime. An international alert In the April 15 advisory, the U.S. Treasury, Department of State, Department of Defense, and the FBI continue a long history of denouncing North Korea’s cyber activities. The new […]

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Craig Wright Must Prove Access to 1.1M BTC Fortune by April 17

Craig Wright, a self-proclaimed creator of Bitcoin, will have to provide documents in the Kleiman case by Friday, April 17. There may soon be a new twist in the long-running legal case involving famous self-proclaimed Bitcoin (BTC) creator, Craig Wright, and the estate of his alleged former partner, Dave Kleiman. Wright, one of the most well-known figures to claim the mantle of Bitcoin’s creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, has been ordered to provide documents supporting the case by April 17. In an April 13 court order, United States district […]

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Coinevo (EVO) Cryptocurency Using RandomEVO Algorithm

Coinevo (EVO) is another crypto project forked from Monero that is based on the RandomX algorithm, though using its own variation called RandomEVO that you might be interested in checking out if you have some spare CPU power to throw at mining something relatively new. Do note that although EVO is a PoW coin it apparently also supports Masternodes and about 2/3 of the block reward goes to the nodes and 1/3 to the miner. You need to use a dedicated fork of XMRig (XMRig-EVO) in order […]

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Rich Dad Poor Dad Author: Coronavirus Will Send Bitcoin ‘Parabolic’

Continuing public support for Bitcoin, “Rich Dad Poor Dadâ€� author Robert Kiyosaki says that Bitcoin, gold and silver will win big after the pandemic is over. Bitcoin (BTC) ultimately stands to go parabolic after the coronavirus ends, the author of the world’s bestselling personal finance book says. In a tweet on April 15, Robert Kiyosaki, who penned “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” argued that the coronavirus pandemic was “great” for Bitcoin. Kiyosaki: BTC among “best investments” The largest cryptocurrency, which has broadly stabilized since crashing to $3,700 in […]

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Blockchain Innovations in the Energy Sector, Explained

The energy industry combines supply chains, financial markets and consumer services. Innovative blockchain solutions aim to improve it at each level. What’s next for blockchain in energy? Despite the potential challenges, it’s clear that there is significant potential for blockchain in the energy industry. Research by Global Market Insights predicts the blockchain energy segment to grow from $200 million in 2018 to $3 billion in 2025. While it’s uncertain exactly what those blockchain solutions will look like, research by Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews found that 60% […]

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Google Pulls 49 Cryptocurrency Wallet Browser Extensions Found Stealing Private Keys

Google has removed 49 cryptocurrency wallet browser extensions after a security researcher discovered they were stealing private keys. These Chrome extensions targeted users of crypto wallets, such as Ledger, Trezor, Jaxx, Electrum, Myetherwallet, Metamask, Exodus, and Keepkey. Also read: Bitcoin Revolution: Wanna Earn $1,000 a Day? Government Warns About This Scam 49 Malicious Chrome Browser Extensions Security researcher Harry Denley revealed on Tuesday that 49 Chrome browser extensions have been stealing users’ cryptocurrency wallet private keys. Denley is the director of security at Mycrypto, an open-source tool […]

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Privacy-Focused Digital Assets Surged in 2019

Digital tokens like Zcash and Monero rose in 2019, while even larger coins like LTC are focusing on privacy features to gain new market share. According to a new report, privacy-focused digital assets like Zcash (ZEC) and Monero (XMR) surged in price in 2019. Those with a higher market cap, like Litecoin (LTC), may be hoping to compete with new privacy features. The report is by social trading and investing platform eToro in partnership with analytics and finance management startup The Tie. It indicates that ZEC has […]

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