Monero vs Zcash: A Comparative Study

The pressing talks of regulations and investigations by governments all over the world have caused users of cryptocurrencies to be concerned about the issues of protecting their privacy through these digital assets.

It is a widely known fact that while famous public blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum do not share their users’ personal information on the network, other details like transaction statistics are shared. These transaction statistics include the amount shared and the network addresses involved in the transaction. This information is published publicly to maintain a transparent ledger.

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Kraken Exchange: A Detailed Review

Kraken is a U.S. based digital currency exchange that was founded in July 2011 by CEO Jesse Powell, an entrepreneur who was known for his expertise in maknaging digital goods and assets.

According to Powell, the inception for Kraken resulted from his participation in helping the Mt. Gox exchange after a hacking attempt in 2011.

After seeing the poor way that MtGox was managed, Powell decided that there was a need for a digital asset exchange which could fulfil the requirement for high security standards and deliver services according to latest market trends of the growing industry. Powell envisioned an exchange that catered and appealed to proficient traders, designing implementations like the ability for margin trading.

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A Greece Startup Helping Syrian Refugees Earn Livelihood is Now Accepting Bitcoin

NotAFactory is a Greece-based brand new startup that makes t-shirts. But you would be dead wrong if you take it for just another online t-shirt shop.

NotAFactory is, by design, an empowering platform for refugees from war-torn Syria who took shelter in Greece but have been forced to live in, let’s say, less-than-ideal conditions of refugee camps since. Because these refugees haven’t been given permanent Greek residency yet (and also because the refugee camps are usually far away from cities and towns), the vast majority of the people living there do not have any employment.

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ETH Zurich Researchers Use Network Theory To Predict Bitcoin Value

There is hardly any doubt that Bitcoin is more than a bit of an economic revelation. The cryptocurrency that was born out of the eponymous 2008 Bitcoin white paper and launched the following year has been catapulted to the forefront of global attention. The emergence of Bitcoin launched blockchain technology and introduced cryptocurrencies to the world. In less than a decade that Bitcoin has been around, it certainly has made the news a lot. One question that has defied any definitive solution has been the puzzle of just how to value Bitcoin. The answer may lie in an approach developed by a Swiss research team.

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Intel Wants To Speed-Up The Bitcoin Mining Process With A New Chip

The big guy from Silicon Valley wants a bite of the crypto pie and has decided that filing a new patent for a Bitcoin mining chip “accelerator” would be the best way to go about it.

Classic Intel!

How the crypto community reacts to it remains to be seen, but from the outset, it looks as though the chip giant wants to gain their trust by promising more energy-efficient mining.

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Beginner’s Guide to Paxful: Complete Review

Paxful is a global, peer-to-peer marketplace used to buy and sell Bitcoin easily, without the use of a third party intermediary, such as an exchange. Think of it as the eBay of Bitcoin as it connects buyers and sellers, and lets them set their own price.

Paxful was started in 2015 by Ray Youssef and Artur Schaback and is incorporated in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. While it is a U.S. corporation, it faciliatates trades on a global basis, and can be used in most any country in the world. The exceptions are those countries that have an outright ban on Bitcoin, and some countries that are under trade embargos by the U.S. These unsupported coutries at the time of writing are: Balkans, Belarus, Burma, Cote D’Ivoire, Cuba, Congo, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Zimbabwe.

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Bitcoin Boom is Imminent, says Abra CEO

The price of bitcoin has taken a huge beating in the market, dropping from almost $20,000 in December 2017 to less than $6,000 in the early days of February 2018. So far in 2018, the bitcoin price has yet to show any signs of improvements as price climbs haven’t lasted more than a couple of days. As at the time of writing this article, the price of bitcoin has dropped over the last 24 hours to below $7,000. A number of experts and analysts have sounded the death knell for bitcoin declaring that the good days are over. However, one individual, the founder of crypto payments startup, believes otherwise.

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