'Turbo Geth' Seeks to Scale Ethereum And It's Ready in Private Beta

By | September 21, 2018

'Turbo Geth' Seeks to Scale Ethereum And It's Ready in Private Beta There’s a software ready to help ethereum scale – right now. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the raw architecture of Turbo Geth has been completed — and is currently available to early adopters for testing. Alexey Akhunov, the independent software developer that built the software, told CoinDesk that… Read More »

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ENS’ Nick Johnson ‘Fairly Convinced’ ProgPoW Is Necessary

By | September 20, 2018

ENS’ Nick Johnson ‘Fairly Convinced’ ProgPoW Is Necessary September 20, 2018 10:00 PM After speaking with the blockchain space’s own OhGodAGirl, the Go Ethereum core developer now supports the adoption of a programmatic proof-of-work algorithm for Ethereum. Although initially skeptical, Nick Johnson of the Ethereum Name Service and Go Ethereum recently tweeted his support for programmatic proof-of-work (ProgPoW),… Read More »

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Dogecoin Unaffected By Bitcoin Bug

By | September 20, 2018

Dogecoin Unaffected By Bitcoin Bug September 20, 2018 9:21 PM On Tuesday, Bitcoin Core released client update 0.16.3 to address a major vulnerability in Bitcoin software. In the announcement, Bitcoin Core cited a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability discovered in its client versions 0.14.0 to 0.16.2. The author of the post, Wladimir J. van der Laan, recommended that all affected… Read More »

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MicroBT WhatsMiner M10 Bitcoin ASIC Offering 33 THS at 2145 Watts

By | September 20, 2018

MicroBT WhatsMiner M10 Bitcoin ASIC Offering 33 THS at 2145 Watts 20 Sep2018 WhatsMiner M10 is a Chinese Bitcoin ASIC miner that is apparently starting to ship just now that promises performance comparable to other top SHA256 ASICs available on the market at the moment. At 33 THS with 2145 Watts of power usage it is surprisingly efficient… Read More »

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Governing Decentralization How On-Chain Voting Protocols Operate and Vary

By | September 20, 2018

Governing Decentralization How On-Chain Voting Protocols Operate and Vary Since Bitcoin’s introduction in 2009, there have been several attempts to include a decision-making process as part of the rules of a blockchain. This is called on-chain governance, a formalized way in which a group of people can make changes by voting through the protocol. The purpose behind it… Read More »

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Governing Decentralization: How On-Chain Voting Protocols Operate and Vary

By | September 20, 2018

Governing Decentralization: How On-Chain Voting Protocols Operate and Vary Since Bitcoin’s introduction in 2009, there have been several attempts to include a decision-making process as part of the rules of a blockchain. This is called on-chain governance, a formalized way in which a group of people can make changes by voting through the protocol. The purpose behind it… Read More »

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Bitcoin Core Update FIxes Vulnerability That Reportedly Could Crash Network for $80,000

By | September 19, 2018

Bitcoin Core Update FIxes Vulnerability That Reportedly Could Crash Network for $80,000 Bitcoin Core has released an update following the recent detection of a vulnerability in the software, according to a September 18 press release by the Bitcoin Core Project. According to the statement, Bitcoin Core 0.16.3 was released with a fix for a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability. The… Read More »

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Cybersecurity Group Links Illicit Mining To NSA-Developed Exploit

By | September 19, 2018

Cybersecurity Group Links Illicit Mining To NSA-Developed Exploit September 19, 2018 9:35 PM The Cyber Threat Alliance reports that an increase in cryptojacking stems from the 2017 leak of the NSA creation EternalBlue. Instances of cryptojacking, the practice of stealing the processing power of computers for the purpose of mining cryptocurrency, have skyrocketed over the past year, increasing… Read More »

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Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Detections Up Almost 500 Percent in 2018: Report

By | September 19, 2018

Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Detections Up Almost 500 Percent in 2018: Report Leaked code targeting Microsoft Systems which hackers allegedly stole from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) sparked a fivefold increase in cryptocurrency mining malware infections, Bloomberg reports Wednesday, September 19, citing a new cryptojacking report. Eternal Blue, the tool which can exploit vulnerabilities in Microsoft software, is… Read More »

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Canaan AvalonMiner A921 Bitcoin ASIC Miner Specifications

By | September 19, 2018

Canaan AvalonMiner A921 Bitcoin ASIC Miner Specifications 19 Sep2018 The Canaan Creative has posted official specifications of their new AvalonMiner A921 Bitcoin ASIC miner and the device should apparently soon be available for order, though no prices have been announced for the moment. We were kind of expecting the new 7nn-based Avalon A9 ASICs to be able to… Read More »

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