Mining digital currency has evolved over the past few years, and mining pool operators had to adapt or perish. Most traditional mining pools (except the Bitcoin and Litecoin ones) disappeared or merged with other mining pools, and we even have multipools where you can mine pretty much any altcoin you want. WePayBTC takes things one step further , as they offer a revolutionary new algorithm-switching multipool.
There is a connection between (online) gaming and cryptocurrency. We have seen Bitcoin and a handful of altcoins trying to establish a presence in the online gambling and e-sports world, and other coins make their very own games for the community. A full-fledged MMOFPS/RPG game using Unreal Engine 4 is something entirely different though, and that is exactly what Element Coin will be offering to the cryptocurrency community.
A lot of crypto enthusiasts have always wondered what it would be like when one of the mining hardware manufacturers would come up with their very own digital currency. Cleverhash Technologies is doing exactly that, by introducing the cryptocurrency world to HASH, a cryptographic token backed by real world value.
There are many new and exciting things that are happening at Purse. VVe have heard over and over about how the Bitcoin ecosystem needs more design and better UI. Well, we listened and we will be rolling out a new wonderfully designed website just in time for the holidays. This site integrates a simple buy/sell process with an elegant design.
Swiss-based company EverdreamSoft is developing the first trading card game which will integrate bitcoin and blockchain technology in its game economy as well as its storyline. Spells of Genesis is a mobile game mixing the collection and strategic aspects of Trading Card games with the addictiveness of Arcade games.
After a previous success of Central European Bitcoin Expo Vienna, BitcoinExpo 2014 Shanghai and Bitcoin 2 Business Congress Brussels, the CryptoEvents team brings BitcoinExpo London 2015 to you. The conference will take place in the capital of the United Kingdom on 24 – 25 January 2015. The event brings value speeches, debates, networking, exhibitions and this time also startups show.
Inside Bitcoins Conference and Expo will be launching next month in Seoul as South Korea’s first major cryptocurrency event. In association with and located at the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX), the event will take place on December 12-13 and will feature some of the most influential speakers and exhibitors in the industry.
The time has come to take a look at how several altcoins are doing on the exchanges. We will discuss altcoins with both the highest increase and decrease in trading volume over the past 24 hours, and see if we can find a trend to explain why this is happening. The exchange we will use for this article is Cryptsy. We are also doing a separate article where we take a look at the Bittrex trading markets, which you can find here.
The time has come to take a look at how several altcoins are doing on the exchanges. We will discuss altcoins with both the highest increase and decrease in pricing over the past 24 hours, and see if we can find a trend to explain why this is happening. The exchange we will use for this article is BIttrex. We are also doing a separate article later today where we take a look at the Cryptsy trading markets.
Last week’s Bitcoin roller-coaster ride was quite an eye opener for some. Last week gave us the exaltation of triumph when the BTC price went up and over thee US$400 mark but there was also a little bitterness when the price dropped back to the US$340–ish mark.
Agora Commodities is a well-known name among Bitcoin enthusiasts around the world, as the company is Bitcoin users’ favorite bullion dealer. By offering both gold and silver to the consumer in exchange for Bitcoin payments, Agora Commodities brought traditional precious metals dealers and cryptocurrency users together.
The US government has decided to auction off the crypto currency seized last year at Silk Road, commonly known as the “Ebay for drugs”. The US Marshals Service is hoping for a windfall: The US agency is providing 50,000 Bitcoin for sale (current value $ 19 million) and is doing so online, probably pushing up the proceeds for the US government by millions of dollars.
Tomorrow could be a very important day for Bitcoin enthusiasts in Australia, and depending on the outcome, the rest of the world as well. The Australian Senate will hold its first hearing in regards to the regulation of digital currencies tomorrow, between 08:30-12:30 in the morning, as part of the Digital Currency Inquiry.
Koinify (http://koinify.com) is a newly curated crypto-crowdfunding platform, and is going to be launching its first project: GEMS (http://getgems.org). Gems is a fresh take on social media networking, which will utilize the blockchain to reward people for what they’re doing already: instant messaging one another. Koinify was co-founded by CEO Tom Ding, and Dario Mutabdzija. GEMS was originally founded by Daniel Peled.
The world’s only automated white label digital currency exchange platform, Crypto Next , is powerig no less than 10 new platforms. All of these platforms have been opened to the public and currently in beta stage. Whereas Crypto Next had set a goal of powering ten new platforms by the end of 2014, they achieved that milestone six weeks in advance. As a result of this early success, the team is now raising the bar by looking to launch a total of 20 new platforms before the end of the year.
When I try to explain the use cases of Bitcoin to other people who may or may not have heard of cryptocurrency, it’s always a good idea to name a few things most people would benefit from. As a Belgian citizen, BItcoin is not too popular over here just yet, but there are some interesting use cases for sure.
Android wallets for altcoins are nothing new under the sun, yet not all of them works as smooth as one would like. Having tested several different altcoin Android wallets over the past fe months, only a handful seem to be working the way I would want them to. Energycoin have released their Android wallet yesterday, so let’s take a look at how it holds up!
When it comes to the world of digital currencies and altcoins, multipools are becoming the new standard for Proof-of-Stake coins these days. By creating buy pressure on exchanges for the PoS coin, miners are incentivized to keep mining at the multipool in order to drive up the coin price. Jumbucks is doing it in a slightly different manner, as they have launched a multicoin multipool.
One of the main things I love about altcoins is the fact we see many new and innovative features and platforms being created, which may be adopted by Bitcoin at some day in the future. As we are only beginning to understand the true power of the blockchain, one of the features I look forward to is file sharing/file storage. Opal seems to have a little something called Opal Drive up their sleeve, which brings that exact feature ever closer.
Many people in the cryptocurrency world are always looking for the next big thing. Whereas most altcoin developers will look at implementing new features, Korecoin is looking to build its very own smartphone, called KorePhone. That is not what this article is about however, but we do have some details on Korecoin 3.0!
I’m sure most of you are aware by now that the Syscoin decentralized marketplace is slowly coming to fruition. Very much so in fact, as the alpha client for the visual representation has been released, for both Windows and Linux users. No word yet on the Macintosh version however.
Ever since we did our article on the Public Relations firm representing Munne for the next few months, it seems it raised more questions than answers. Especially considering, according to the general public that is, no work has been done so far. The MNE developers answered some of the questions people raised, so let’s get to it!
For those of you who have been keeping an eye on different altcoins over the past 6 months or so, you may remember Xcurrency announced a nifty little Tor Stick some time ago. This Tor Stick would come with a pre-installed Linux distro, and then route internet traffic through the Tor protocol.
For those among you who are keen to invest in sound money will not be disappointed by the “Maxcoin Silver Cryptobullion”. Where others have tried and failed, Maxcoin has delivered. By means of crowdfunding they’ve gathered more than enough funds to create the “Maxcoin Silver Cryptobullion “.
When we take a closer look at the world of Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and more specifically altcoins, there seems to be a new trend emerging. Having some form of communicating with other users on the network through chat messages has been around for a while. But what if we had more coins offering VoIP solutions, and even file transfers?
It looks like Bitcoin keeps making waves of progression in The Netherlands. Not only do they have amazing project such as Arnhem Bitcoinstad, which could soon be followed by Amsterdam Bitcoinstad , but it looks like Bitcoin will not be taxable, according to a Ministry of Finance representative.
As the end of the year draws closer every day, it is time for one of the most important days of the year, and it’s not even a holiday. Black Friday has become synonymous with shopping sprees, gifts and unprecedented discounts on goods you may or may not even need. And we as Bitcoin users get two Black Fridays this year, how awesome is that?
Back in the 90’s, Austin Hill recruited Adam Back to join his company called Zero-Knowledge Systems. The company’s goal was to commercialize cypherpunk privacy-enhancing technologies such as anonymous encrypted networking and Mr. Brands’ pioneering protocol for e-cash. The latter is still the most flexible central-server protocol developed to this day. The company did have many successes, but the market just was not ready to accept Zero-Knowledge Systems’ e-cash work at that time.
When we did our original Cleverhash articles, which you can find here and here, a lot of people still had questions about what Satoshi’s Cloud actually brings to the table that other platforms can’t (at this point in time anyway). The Cleverhash team took some time out of their busy schedule to tell us a bit more about that, so let’s take a peek!
It has been about a week ago since we did our introductory article about BitBay, a new decentralized marketplace for cryptocurrency enthusiasts. Ever since their ICO ended a few days ago, there have been a lot of questions on how the funds will be used, and open sourcing the client source code. We have the news, so keep on reading