FunFair can finish what Satoshi started

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 […]

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Bitcoin Cash reached $9,500 on Coinbase/GDAX before trading was halted

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 […]

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Six Cryptocurrencies for 2018 and Beyond

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] […]

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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 […]

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Zcash at 30,000 ft

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 […]

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