Amidst a sea of ICOs busy shoehorning tokens into business plans, one project stands out for having its business model and technology aligned in harmony: FunFair ($FUN). In a nutshell, FunFair will license its Ethereum-based gaming technology to casino operators. [Intro Video, Blog] Here’s what piqued my interest a few weeks ago. Firstly, founder Jez San. For […]Read More FunFair can finish what Satoshi started
An hour after Coinbase confirmed support for buying and selling Bitcoin Cash, the order books had rocketed up to $8,500, before trading was halted. At this time, other exchanges around the world were showing a price of around $3,500. The price even touched $9,500 on Coinbase’s GDAX platform. This huge difference of $6,000 is significant as GDAX […]Read More Bitcoin Cash reached $9,500 on Coinbase/GDAX before trading was halted
If you’re cooking up a portfolio of alternatives to Bitcoin and Ethereum, here are some themes which I believe will become increasingly important as the digital asset space continues its rapid growth. Reduction in energy costs of maintaining a network. [EnergyConsumptionIndex] [LeoWeese] [BBC] [Bloomberg] Next generation technology to scale and increase transaction throughput. [Wired] [Bloomberg] […]Read More Six Cryptocurrencies for 2018 and Beyond
On August 1st, Bitcoin split. Welcome to the world, Shuya Yang! If you held Bitcoin (BTC) before the split, you now hold an equal amount of Bitcoin Cash (BCH). The same private key provides ownership to both assets. Having split, all Bitcoin key holders now face a higher tax bill for the year. Yes, even […]Read More Bitcoin Cash and Taxes… in the Age of Cloning Crypto
A recent claim that Bitcoin is Turing-complete has sparked excitement, debate and derision. Yet is it really so far-fetched to believe that the Bitcoin scripting language might be Turing-complete? Consider: C++ templates are Turing-complete SQL can be Turing-complete, allowing databases to create a Turing Machine and draw the Mandelbrot set Many more examples that might surprise you, even […]Read More LOAD “BITCOIN”,8,1
Update 4: How the attacker is using the bug in validation code to create coins Update 6: Attacker created 388,000 Zcoin It seems that Zcoin (XZC) has a bug which has allowed an attacker to magically summon 370,000 coins out of thin air. Reading the discussion over at HackerNews, I saw that there was a commit to fix the problem and it […]Read More Is the Zcoin bug in CheckTransaction() validation code?
I’m posting this from somewhere south of Siberia, as I take a flight across the Pacific. Spending 14 hours in a tin can is fairly boring, so I decided at the boarding gate to test out United’s Wifi service and see if I could claim a Zcash altitude record. After take-off, I ponied up $16.99 […]Read More Zcash at 30,000 ft