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Zcash Battling Petro
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Zcash Battling Petro
 Recent news state that Venezuela’s currency is doing even worse than everybody thought. With the currency inflating to borderline catastrophic levels, Venezuelans await a miracle to save them. Currently, the Venezuelan currency is inflated so much that a U.S. based website shows the rate of 251’000 bolivars per dollar, meaning that a singular voyage to the local store could have you spend a lot more than a minimum wage. While…
The Monero Forksday
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The Monero Forksday
 In the morning, on the 6th of April, 2018, a hard fork of the cryptocurrency monero has been carried out, and the results of it all are still unclear. The hard fork was carried out on block #1546000. This fork introduced a new algorithm, protecting the network from ASIC mining hardware and requires miners to update to the latest software. ASIC compatible software has been rejected by monero, although it…
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Verge Altcoin Hacked in 51% Attack
The privacy-centered Verge Currency (XVG) altcoin has somewhat abruptly initiated a hard fork. This move comes following a so-called ”51% attack” on the currency, made possible by a bug in the coin’s code which allowed attackers to spoof timestamps. The Verge team subsequently tried to calm the public and investors by reaffirming that the problem had been taken care of, but not before the hackers made away with at least…
Ripple Teams Up With Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium
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Ripple Teams Up With Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium
 There is some news from the Ripple (XRP) camp today. The distributed ledger startup is reportedly joining forces with Linux Foundation based Hyperledger blockchain consortium. Never heard of it? Hyperledger is an open source collective of companies, all united under a goal of advancing cross-industry blockchain technologies. The Hyperledger members include leaders in industries from finance and banking to supply and manufacturing to Internet of Things and blockchain technology. The…