Zcash Governance Panel Shoots Down Research on ASIC Resistance

By | June 28, 2018

Zcash Governance Panel Shoots Down Research on ASIC Resistance Members of the zcash community have voted not to prioritize ASIC resistance, according to the results of a governance panel led by the Zcash Foundation. Announced at the  Zcon0 conference in Montreal on Thursday, the ballot, which proposed to prioritize ASIC resistance and “discourag[e] the use of ASIC mining equipment… Read More »

Crypto Non-Profits Are Flawed – Zcash Thinks It Can Change That

By | June 23, 2018

Crypto Non-Profits Are Flawed – Zcash Thinks It Can Change That On the eve of the Zcash Foundation’s first major gathering, cryptocurrency aficionados worldwide are watching to see if the year-old non-profit can rehabilitate a long-maligned model of governance. Earlier this month, dozens of privacy tech fans from across the ecosystem, from lawyers to monero community veteran Justin Ehrenhofer, joined… Read More »

Zcash Pays Off Developer to Avoid Blockchain Split

By | June 22, 2018

Zcash Pays Off Developer to Avoid Blockchain Split Despite the best efforts of zcash developers to keep the cryptocurrency’s coming upgrade, Overwinter, as seamless as possible, the $8 billion network was faced with a plot-twist this week. Mere days before the update (a hard fork of the code) was set to execute – a developer decided to effectively threaten to split… Read More »

ZCash suffers exploding ASIC mining

By | June 15, 2018

ZCash suffers exploding ASIC mining ASIC miners has rapidly captured more than 30% of the ZCash hash rate. Miners are afraid that mining on ASICs will gain controll over 51% of the network in a couple of weeks. The Zcash Foundation, together with the University of Luxembourg, conducted a network survey and found that, as of the end… Read More »

Coinbase Tokenized Securities Approval: U-Turn or Just a Matter of Time?

By | July 19, 2018

Coinbase Tokenized Securities Approval: U-Turn or Just a Matter of Time? Just days after claiming it had received authorization to list security tokens on its exchange, Coinbase has confirmed it had not had express permission to do so by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The announcement has caused quite a stir in the cryptocurrency community, as… Read More »

2018 Crypto Investment Report: Institutional Investors Provide 56% of Capital Inflow

By | July 19, 2018

2018 Crypto Investment Report: Institutional Investors Provide 56% of Capital Inflow The first-ever crypto investment report released July 18 by digital asset management fund Grayscale Investments reveals that the majority of capital inflow this year is coming from institutional investors. Grayscale has been overseeing investments into crypto for five years, launching a Bitcoin (BTC) Investment Trust back in… Read More »

Bitcoin Up $1,000 in Just Two Days, Almost All Top 100 Coins See Green

By | July 18, 2018

Bitcoin Up $1,000 in Just Two Days, Almost All Top 100 Coins See Green Wednesday, July 18: crypto markets are continuing to climb fast, with 98 out of the 100 top cryptocurrencies by market cap in the green over the past 24 hours, according to data from Coinmarketcap. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) has grown by $1,000… Read More »

Robin Hood Movie and Robinhood App Hold $50k Crypto Scavenger Hunt at Comic-Con

By | July 18, 2018

Robin Hood Movie and Robinhood App Hold $50k Crypto Scavenger Hunt at Comic-Con Lionsgate studio and Robinhood app have teamed up to give away $50,000 in a crypto scavenger hunt at the San Diego Comic-Con this week. This is to promote the studio’s upcoming Robin Hood movie. Attendees will search for coins, redeemable for $50, $500, $1,000, and… Read More »

FINRA Approval Of Coinbase Acquisitions Sets Stage For Security Token Trading

By | July 17, 2018

FINRA Approval Of Coinbase Acquisitions Sets Stage For Security Token Trading Blockchain-based equity trading could become big business. A little more than a month after acquiring Keystone Capital, Venovate Marketplace Inc, and Digital Wealth LLC, Coinbase has reportedly received approval for the deals from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The acquisitions – which provide the exchange with… Read More »

Ethereum Foundation Reportedly Awards Grant To StarkWare

By | July 17, 2018

Ethereum Foundation Reportedly Awards Grant To StarkWare The Ethereum Foundation continues its support for the network’s development community. This time, the recipient focuses on zk-STARK technology. On July 15, Israel-based blockchain startup StarkWare Industries announced via Twitter that the Ethereum Foundation has awarded the company a performance-based grant. The thread states that the funding “will allow StarkWare to explore… Read More »