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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....

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....

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....