• As the title suggests, this week has been stable for the most part. Take the world stable with several grains of salt, as stable in cryptocurrency is still volatile for most people to stomach when they have been used to the relative stability of the dollar and people in precious metals. For example, let’s take a look at some of the more recognizable cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin and Darkcoin. Litecoin has stayed in the $5 range,

    Market Analysis: Stable Week

    | 2014/08/31 1:27 am
  • Bitcoin is catching some steam over U.S. online merchants including Overstock, DISH and Expedia, as customer’s using the digital currency id becoming increasingly large. For now sales paid for in bitcoin have been a fraction of one percent, but this number is expected to rise as acceptance grows, and the online currency will become as ubiquitous as the internet. Michael Gulmann, vice president of global products at Expedia Inc. has stated: “Bitcoin isn’t going anywhere;

    Bitcoin is exceeding U.S. online merchant’s expectations

    | 2014/08/28 9:13 pm
  • A look at my hands on experience learning to use the BitsharesX platform. Now that BitsharesX seems to have settled into it’s new equilibrium at around  7,600 Satoshi per unit it seemed like a good chance for me to dive in and see what the BitsharesX platform is like and exactly how this whole “BitAssets” concept works in practice (while also researching how it’s supposed to work on paper). Which brings me to my first point

    BitsharesX: I join the grand experiment (Part 1 of 2)

    | 2014/08/28 2:11 pm
  • For those unfamiliar with Darkcoin, you better start researching on it as it had begun a new era of anonymous coins in cryptocurrency which is arguably the reason for which we see many anonymous coins these days. Coin Specifications 22 Million total coins X11 Algorithm 2.5 Minute Block Generation Decentralized Masternode Network Anonymous sending with DarkSend+ Difficulty Retarget through Dark Gravity Wave Darkcoin was launched at the beginning of the year, and the constant updates

    Darkcoin: Improving on all Stages

    | 2014/08/27 5:19 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
  • As most working in the bitcoin space will tell you, Bitcoin is not anonymous, it is pseudonymous. Now at first glance that statement feels a bit superfluous, a play on words if you will. Leaving the suggestion that the two might more or less be equivalent. However, as it stands there are some significant differences between those two positions and there is a whole market developing around finding ways to take transactions on the blockchain and

    Market Focus: Anonymity

    | 2014/08/23 9:14 am
  • It all seemed to start with the dip of Bitcoin, with many people point due to the fact Ethereum liquidated 2500 Bitcoins, to raise funds for their project. Everyone was used to dumps like this, and thought Bitcoin would rebound. But nope, slowly volume increased and price decreased, and subsequently Litecoin and Darkcoin fell. But just the liquidation of 2,500 Bitcoins all at once couldn’t have done this. For example, look at this flash crash

    Market Analysis: What happened this week?

    | 2014/08/22 11:44 pm
  • Officially jumping into the coveted 3rd slot and  declaring itself “King of 2.0”. BitSharesX (BTSX) with 106,424 BTC  (53,755,292 USD) has used the most recent alt-coin push to propel itself past some serious competition. Signalling to the market that there is plenty of room for fresh innovation at the top. A series of Distributed Autonomous Companies, BitsharesX is the logical economic culmination of open source. If open source development allowed a small upstart from Helsinki to take on IBM, what

    A New Star Rises

    | 2014/08/22 10:57 am
  • One of the bigger contests to keep an eye on in the cryptocurrency market is without a doubt the smart contract race. With the ability to effectively decentralize, automate, and replace multiple trillion dollar industries it represents a sizable target for entrepreneurs and developers of all shapes and sizes to place their crosshairs. While the developers over at Blackcoin (specifically David Zimbeck) have technically already won this race (and I’ll get to that point in

    Smart Contracts, Intelligent Investing

    | 2014/08/22 9:30 am
  • Nowadays, developers and projects are strongly committed in improving anonymous and decentralized systems. The Silk Road Black Market had a serious disadvantage by having a centralized server system that made them vulnerable and was the responsible breach that effectively led the FBI to seize their operations. Silk Road was the first Black market ever to be created with the intent of allowing users to buy, sell, and trade about any type of items and services

    OpenBazaar decentralized marketplace set to launch next week

    | 2014/08/17 10:09 pm
  • It seems as if most coin developers keep on abandoning their coins for some reason. Fortunately, there is always someone in the community with the required skills to take over the coin, and that is the case with IncognitoCoin. A coin with high expectations and a good plan set up to back it. Unfortunately, the developer abandoned the coin leaving it to no good person to take over. This is when the community stood up

    IncognitoCoin: Community Relaunch

    | 2014/08/13 3:35 am
  • Recently Reddcoin has been making some serious market gains, both in volume and in price with a 24 hour volume of $578,183 and price of 41 Satoshis at its peak. This wasn’t a sudden growth either, as you can see by the following graph that shows Reddcoin price as well as volume over the last 3 months. As you can see, over the last 3 months, Reddcoin has been steadily gaining both volume and price,

    Reddcoin: Major Market movement!

    | 2014/08/11 11:46 pm
  • We all know that Scrypt ASICS are now available for purchase, and miners have been hashing away at Scrypt coins, leaving GPU miners to scramble to under algorithms, most popular being Scrypt-n and x-11. Scrypt ASICS may have also had a negative effect on prices, for Darkcoin and Vertcoin. Darkcoin is the most popular X11 coin, and Vertcoin is the most popular Scrypt-n coin, so it’s logical to assume that is where most GPU miners

    Litecoin and ASICS: Effect on Market

    | 2014/08/08 10:43 pm
  • 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
  • Will the adoption of Bitcoin by large retailers have an impact on the transaction volume? The range of products that can be bought for Bitcoins has grown significantlysince the beginning of 2014 as more and more large online retailers have followed their customers’ demands to start accepting Bitcoin payments. In the early days of 2014 Overstock started accepting bitcoins as a form of payment. After the Chinese central bank prohibited financial institutions from processing Bitcoin

    Will retail help Bitcoin?

    | 2014/07/08 7:28 am
  • Bitcoin approaches 10k? According to this image taken from a reddit post a trade was made on the exchange CampBX in the BTC/USD market, where someone bought Bitcoin(s) for the price of $9799, then dropping back to $800, and slowly regressing back to the normal price of around $660 currently at time of writing. No one knows why the trade went through in the first place, but many on reddit are speculating that it was

    News Summary: July 6- 12

    | 2014/07/07 4:59 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
  • CloudHashing, the first cloud Bitcoin mining company in the world, is further strengthening their market leadership by offering a record price for hashing power. “Our recent merger with the advanced hardware manufacturer HighBitCoin to form the company PeerNova allows us to do things no one else can in regards to volume of hashing power and price point,” said Lukas Gilkey of CloudHashing. PeerNova’s new PetaOne Blade features a custom 28nm chip with an industry leading power efficiency

    2$ / GH/s? Yes, it is possible with CloudHashing…

    | 2014/06/24 8:26 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
  • ATTENTION BITCOIN MILLIONAIRES: A 2.6M Luxury beach front mansion has gone up for sale for Bitcoin. Located on Hilton Head Island , this beachfront property offers gorgeous views of the beach and a cozy atmosphere to go along with it. This 2,280 sq ft luxury home has awesome views of the beach and features: 4 beds 4 baths Large deck Open floor plan Cathedral ceilings With the master bedroom on the 1st floor Check out the listing

    Bitcoin Accepted – 2.6M Luxury Beach Front Mansion For Sale

    | 2014/06/20 10:57 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
  • 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
  • Potential for increase is incredibly high in the altcoin market these days. You just have to play it smart and ride with the “whales”. This past week we saw some nice rises by many coins, from 100% to 1000%, therefore, let’s recall some of the ones I find most noteworthy: MastiffCoin MastiffCoin is a coin I had personally recommended as a buy when it was at 3000 satoshi through my twitter account. The reason why

    The AltCoin Roundup: Mastiff, Boost, and X11Coin

    | 2014/06/02 4:37 am