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Monero Developer Riccardo Spagni: Monero is Still in "Make It Work" Phase

Cryptocurrency, a field still in its infancy, has not been without its share of risks, hacks, and scams. From Ethereum’s DAO theft to Bitcoin’s hack of countless exchanges from Bitfinex to ShapeShift, cryptocurrency users must take special care to secure their own funds. Recently, darknet market....

Monero’s former maintainer released from US custody

“I am actively working with my attorneys on a way to return to South Africa as soon as possible so I can address this matter and get it behind me once and for all,” said Riccardo Spagni. Riccardo Spagni, the former lead maintainer of the privacy coin Monero, has reported U.S. officials have....

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....

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. Spagni said he....

‘Slippery slope’ as new Bitcoin mining pool censors transactions

The launch of a new 'censored' mining pool has some Bitcoiners worried its a harbinger of things to come. Blockchain analytics platform BlockSeer has launched the private beta version of a new Bitcoin (BTC) mining pool (Blockseer Mining Pool) that censors transactions from blacklisted....

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....