• Privacy has been one of the most desired features in digital currencies that bitcoin hasn’t been able to offer. Evan Duffield is a software developer that has been on a quest to create a crypto currency that he hopes will soon be the perfect internet cash: untraceable and instantaneous. Early this year he created Darkcoin – believed to be the first true anonymous, secure and untraceable crypto currency. Unlike Bitcoin and Bitcoin-based alt-coins which have transparent electronic transactions, Darkcoin can be equated with online cash due to its private/anonymous transactions that resemble the anonymity of private cash transactions.

    Darkcoin – the word’s truly instantaneous and untraceable digital currency

    | 2014/11/04 5:03 am
  • After my last article highlighting some of the anonymity players in the market was published I was asked (more than once) why in the world I neglected to mention blockchain 2.0 focused, strong anonymity player, XCurrency. My reasons for this are two fold in that 1) there is no way I could cover all the players in the anonymity market in a single article and 2) XCurrency seems to be much, much more than a simple “one

    XCurrency: a serious contender for the 2.0 crown

    | 2014/08/26 10:16 am
  • A coin that has received much attention in the past few weeks due to the innovation they will bring with the release of their coin is Syscoin. Syscoin aims to provide all sorts of businesses the infrastructure to trade goods, assets, digital certificates, and others in a secure way. The way it differentiates itself though is that it implements this marketplace, this infrastructure directly into the blockchain which is something unseen in cryptocurrency. Detailed information

    Syscoin: Business on the Blockchain

    | 2014/08/11 2:54 am
  • XCloudcoin is an altcoin that integrates the cloud into cryptocurrency. Currently, the cloud feature is in a closed beta, and is mainly being given out to those who wish to review it. Therefore, I approached XCloudcoin, and they were kind enough to provide me with an invite. Other than this, XCloudcoin is also verified by CoinsSource with a trust rating of 6/7. It should be noted that the last point is given after a postage

    XCloudcoin: Cloud Integration within a coin

    | 2014/08/04 8:07 am
  • KeyCoin, for those unaware, is a hybrid PoW/PoS running on the X13 algorithm. It has a total of 1 million coins in the PoW phase, which has already ended, and a 20% PoS interest yearly. Now, what makes KeyCoin unique is the anonymous system to be implemented including Tor nodes. Not much information has been given by the KeyCoin developers as it seems they wanted to keep it a secret for most time. However, as

    KeyCoin Anonymity reviewed by Dan Metclaf

    | 2014/07/30 4:37 am
  • eUtopium is a coin which is currently in a crowdfunding period, more of a IPO in my eyes, but consider it whatever you want to consider it as. eUtopium will start out with a proof of work phase that will last a year running on the NIST5 algorithm. The reason for this is because it is more energy efficient, which causes less heat production and consequently, a lower load on the computer’s processing power. Once

    eUtopium: An aim towards Education

    | 2014/07/24 4:42 am
  • Minerals is a coin with the X11 algorithm and a total of 30 million PoW coins. The PoW phase lasts 7 days, and afterwards, PoS begins with an interest rate of 5%. Other than this, something very important is the lack of a premine or IPO which I find to be a good thing. The big thing that catches my eye about Minerals is the lack of a premine, even more so considering how much

    Minerals: Innovation at its Finest?

    | 2014/07/08 7:42 am
  • Roxcoin was released just a few days ago, and it was a ninja launch. Therefore, not much hashpower was directed to it in a short period of time. The ninja launch lasted 24 hours due to a incredibly fast PoW phase which only lasted a day. RoxCoin runs on the X11 algorithm with a total of 4.5 million mined during the PoW phase. Now, what seperates this coin from the usual mediocre stock? They claim

    RoxCoin: Will promises be kept?

    | 2014/07/03 3:59 am
  • Vootcoin had a rocky start as its developers had pretty much abandoned the coin. That is the first fact you should know about the coin. However, the community at bitcointalk was kind enough to show support and a developer was found to take over the coin. Currently, Vootcoin is doing some great things, showing what a community can do to save a coin from a devastating end. Having reached a low of 60 satoshis, and

    VootCoin: A comeback with supporting developers

    | 2014/06/25 4:59 am
  • The first thing you need to know when speaking of Razor is what exactly TOR is. TOR is a software that enables online anonymity to hide a user’s location in anything concerning internet traffic. Mainly, TOR makes it harder for network activity to be tracked back to the user of the TOR network. You can find more information regarding TOR here. Back to the coin itself, Razor has a total coin amount of 2 million,

    Razor: A coin with TOR anonymity

    | 2014/06/22 10:23 pm
  • Firstly, CryptCoin is a hybrid proof of work and proof of security coin based on the X11 algorithm which uses different hash functions for mining. We all know hype is crucial in the success of a coin, but what is the result of hype and innovation? The current answer is simple, CryptCoin. Many can say that CryptCoin’s latest success is due to its Mintpal addition which could be the case, but the fact of the

    CryptCoin: Anonymity and it’s latest surge

    | 2014/06/18 7:19 am
  • According to Gridcoins website It is estimated that the Bitcoin network is currently using in excess of 76,000MWh a day of electricity on hashing sha256 alone. What Gridcoin wants to do is taken even if it’s a little portion of that essentially wasted resources and put it towards distributed computing (BOINC) which would benefit a wide variety of fields of studies such as medicine, biology, climatology, mathematics, and astrophysics, just to name a few. It

    Gridcoin: POW for BOINC

    | 2014/06/16 12:00 pm
  • Vericoin is a coin that has received much interest in the past few days due to many plans being teased by the developer Patrick Nosker. As I always say, an active developer, innovation, and a community is what you need for your coin to succeed. Fortunately, Vericoin has all three of these aspects. The coin’s developer Patrick Nosker is very active, and not only that, he is a gifted programmer with abilities some developers aren’t

    VeriCoin: SMS Wallet, Dynamic Interest, and much more!

    | 2014/06/08 5:26 am
  • OrangeCoin is a PoW/PoS coin that was released 3 weeks ago. It works with a 2 week mining phase, which has elapsed, and has a total coin count of 200 million.  OrangeCoin can be bought at Bittrex at the moment at around 300 satoshi. I would also like to note that it is in cryptsy voting as well at the 6th position which is fairly good. The OrangeCoin team has been pushing towards having their

    OrangeCoin: A Community and a Working Developer

    | 2014/05/27 10:22 pm
  • Logos, allows businesses, NGOs, universities, communities and miners to “mine” Logos for the ecosystem   Isle of Man, 21 May 2014 – Logos, the new generation currency, launches today with its desktop wallet for Windows, Mac an Linux systems. Unlike crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin, Logos are not just created through transaction verification (“mining”). Logos are created by businesses, NGOs, universities and communities applying for and receiving funding for development, integration, marketing, environmental and charity projects. Transaction verification is

    Logos, the new crypto-currency

    | 2014/05/22 10:32 am
  • As Bitcoin had an ambitious dream to decentralize currency, MaidSafeCoin has an ambitious dream to decentralize the internet. The coin is only half the story, it is to be used in tandem with the SAFE (Secure Access For Everyone) network. Why should we decentralize Internet, it seems to be working fine right? Well for now, at least. According to MaidSafe’s whitepaper, datacenters that support the Internet’s backbone are having increasingly trouble to cope with the

    MaidSafeCoin: Decentralized Internet

    | 2014/05/08 6:00 pm
  • If you have heard of the ominous Titan from KNC capable of hashing at 300 mh/s on scrypt, or perhaps the gridseeds or any other scrypt asics, a algorithm that was designed to be anti-asic and you’re a miner, you are most likely searching for the next coin to mine. Take Vertcoin into consideration as that coin. Here are some Vertcoin coin specifications. Vetcoins  has a 84 million Vertcoin max coin supply with block times

    Vertcoin: ASICs Beware!

    | 2014/05/05 7:18 am