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Bitcoin.com Podcast: New Host, New Episodes

In the latest Bitcoin.com Podcast, new hosts Gavin Knight and Stephen Polsky chat with Monero project leader Riccardo Spagni (a.k.a. “Fluffypony”) about block sizes, the future of cryptocurrency privacy and why he doesn’t care about markets. Gavin and Fluffypony talk....

Monero on the Rise; ZCash Falls 54%

Monero is on the rise, demonstrating a 10% increase over the past 24 hours. Overhyped ZCash however has declined significantly over the past two days, decreasing by 54% yet again. Despite mainstream media attraction and substantial investment involved, it seems as if the market and community....

Monero Continues Upswing With Kraken's Launch of XMR Trading

Kraken, a global bitcoin exchange headquartered in San Francisco, announced the launch of Monero (XMR) trading, which effectively enables users to trade Monero with bitcoin, U.S. dollars and euros. In a statement, the Kraken development team expressed its optimism toward Monero based on its....

Monero: The Ups and Downs of an Anonymous Currency

Anonymous cryptocurrency Monero has jumped in value over the past couple of months. More recently though, the price has declined from its highs as the community experienced unexpected rumors. Throughout this, Monero has remained a valued asset with the....

Could Monero Become Bitcoin’s Anonymizing ‘Appcoin’?

Monero’s stratospheric rise in value, darknet market acceptance and positive outlook mean this year could see it become Bitcoin’s de facto ‘appcoin.’ Bitcoin and ‘Giving Away Information’. The altcoin, which has shot from $0.50 to $12 per coin since....

Monero Overtakes Litecoin, Demonstrates Strong Performance

On January 3, Monero officially overtook Litecoin and Ripple, solidifying its position as one of the leading cryptocurrencies in the market. There exists several major factors that pushed the market cap of Monero this past weekend including the Alphabay userbase, active development and....

Drugs, Code and ICOs: Monero's Long Road to the Blockchain Mainstream

If monero was the top-performing cryptocurrency of 2016, don't tell that to the blockchain project's outspoken maintainer. At a Club Med resort in Cancun, Mexico, Riccardo Spagni takes a pause from his general airing of grievances to order his second margarita. Armed with oversized shades and....

ZCash on Ethereum: Anonymity With Smart Contracts

Ethereum was designed and developed to operate as the base protocol for smart contract settlements. It allows multiple parties to establish unalterable agreements with one another for several use cases, mainly for legal purposes. The ZCash team is working on integrating its anonymous....

Are Altcoins Bitcoin’s Friends or Enemies?

Altcoins have a long tradition in the Bitcoin community, but they tend to cause a contentious divide among those who think they’re useful and those who think they’re all scams. One side of the argument, articulated by the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute’s Daniel Krawisz, is that....

Darknet Customers Are Demanding Bitcoin Alternative Monero

The dark web has started to embrace Monero, a privacy-conscious alternative to Bitcoin. First, the operators of SIGAINT, a commonly used dark web email provider, decided to host a full node for Monero light wallets. Then, an eight-month-old darknet market called Oasis decided to allow vendors....

Report: The North American Bitcoin Conference – Day One

The 2017 North American Bitcoin Conference packed a large crowd this year with hundreds of guests networking in the warm surroundings of beautiful Miami beach. Energy was in high spirits over the course of the event celebrating Bitcoin’s eight year anniversary. The North American Bitcoin....

Markets Monthly: Bitcoin Tests 2016 Highs as Investors Seek Privacy

It may seem ironic, but privacy dominated the public digital currency discussion in October. Spurred by a growing awareness that bitcoin is not as anonymous as it has been advertised by banks and regulators, innovators and speculators are now seeking to capitalize on what they see as an....


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