Understand Sponge Functions for cryptocurrency development Understand Sponge Functions for cryptocurrency development
If you've been following the development of IOTA and other cryptocurrencies, then you've probably heard the term "cryptographic sponge function", or simply sponge function. What exactly does it mean? In this article we attempt to give you a very simple explanation of how sponge functions work and what they accomplish, without getting too much into mathematics and cryptospeak. We only scratch the surface of the math notions needed to understand how sponge functions work. If you're an investor or ... This publication was retrieved by us on 2018-11-02 16:12:59.

Is your cryptocurrency at risk of a 51% attack Is your cryptocurrency at risk of a 51% attack
Half plus one attacks could theoretically happen to any Proof of Work based cryptocurrency. The amount of risk of such an attack happening depends on several factors, including the number of miners who participate in the network, the distribution of hashrate among the miners, the existence of unknown and exploitable security flaws and other factors. Decentralization is the key The number of miners who participate in a given PoW based cryptocurrency network, and the distribution of hashrate among them,... This post was obtained by us on 2018-11-02 16:11:52.

Dogecoin Cryptocurrency in a Nutshell Dogecoin Cryptocurrency in a Nutshell
Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency that started more or less as a joke in 2013. It quickly gained popularity in social networks, especially among younger cryptocurrency users. Today it ranks among the top 100 cryptocurrencies and still enjoys decent trading volume in the most popular exchanges. Mineable? If so how is it mined? Dogecoin is mineable  and uses the scrypt encryption algorithm. Mining Dogecoin can be performed via GPU but faster ASICs exist for scrypt. Maximum circulating coins Dogecoin ... This posting was discovered by us on 2018-11-02 01:39:07.

Will Bitcoin lose its #1 market cap crown Will Bitcoin lose its #1 market cap crown
Ethereum has just overtaken Bitcoin! But, wait! We're not talking about market cap... As you've probably seen reported elsewhere, ETH now (Jun/2018) has more unique active addresses than Bitcoin. Is this a sign of something different looming in the horizon? Will Bitcoin end its 9 year reign as king of cryptocurrencies? Are there other cryptocurrencies which could threaten Bitcoin's crown with a flippening? The answer to most these questions is : the community will decide. Cryptocurrencies are al... This publication was first found by us on 2018-11-01 22:37:54.

OmiseGO (OMG) in a Nutshell OmiseGO (OMG) in a Nutshell
Mineable? If so how is it mined? The OmiseGO (OMG) is a non-mineable cryptocurrency like Lisk, NEO, NEM, Ripple, EOS, Stratis, and Waves. Nevertheless, the OMG Proof of Stake system coins allows users to “mint” new coins. The amount you stake determines your OMG reward, which is an incentive for investors to HODL these coins. OmiseGO staking information is not final yet, but is under development. Maximum Circulating Coins Since the OmiseGO has a maximum circulating supply of $140,245,398, which means t... This article was first seen by us on 2018-11-01 20:55:15.

Does cloud mining make financial sense Does cloud mining make financial sense
Remember the Old West, when fools often bought maps to gold mines hoping for quick riches? Today, the basic question cowboys used to ask still makes sense: if the mine is full of gold, then why would they sell a map of it for a tiny or insignificant fraction of the wealth contained in it? How many maps did they sell and how many people were already there, if the mine really existed, mining all the gold? Intuitively, we could ask the same questions about cloud mining providers. If mining were pro... This posting was obtained by us on 2018-11-01 13:06:41.

DIGITALNOTE (XDN) cryptocurrency in a Nutshell DIGITALNOTE (XDN) cryptocurrency in a Nutshell
Mineable? If so how is it mined? DigitalNote is the most secure and safe cryptocurrency of all. XDN offers privacy and protected platforms which mean that tracing encrypted messages is next to impossible. It also recommended blockchains to deposit interests on earnings that locked for network security. It is constructed of CryptoNote Technology that is a solution for complete anonymity. XDN is mineable to create new units for the users to gain coin after the transactions are all complete. Another way ... This posting was first found by us on 2018-11-01 13:06:11.

What programming languages should I learn to work with cryptocurrencies What programming languages should I learn to work with cryptocurrencies
Many different computer programming languages are employed in cryptocurrency programming. In this article we take a look at cryptocurrency projects, the languages they use and we briefly talk about each one. We attempt to present their main characteristics, probable learning curve and how they are deployed in different crypto software projects. Haskell Haskell is the world's only widely adopted general purpose purely functional programming (FP) language. There are other purely functional dialects, but ... This piece was first seen by us on 2018-11-01 11:38:25.

What is network difficulty What is network difficulty
It is intuitive to most cryptocurrency miners that when more people join the mining operation, less reward is paid to each participating miner. It seems logical that it should work this way, but how exactly does this get implemented in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency Proof of Work protocols? In this article we take a brief look at cryptocurrency network difficulty and how it determines how much each miner might make, should they solve a block. What does solving a block actually mean? First things f... This item was discovered by us on 2018-11-01 04:11:25.

Bitcoin is no longer an alternative or contrarian investment. The fake QE money is in. Bitcoin is no longer an alternative or contrarian investment. The fake QE money is in.
Those who started investing in Bitcoin early on got used to thinking about cryptocurrencies as an alternative to the mainstream financial system. Indeed, the initial vision, where each user could mine a bit of BTC per day as a reward for keeping their full node running may have seemed like a revolutionary alternative to the mainstream financial system. In fact it would have been absolutely groundbreaking, had GPUs and ASICs not dominated the cryptocurrency mining landscape. If CPU mining using full... This data was first seen by us on 2018-11-01 03:28:53.