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Dream Market Puts Finishing Touches on Monero Integration – The Merkle

Darknet marketplaces are making some big changes behind the scenes. With some of the major trading hubs having been shut down by law enforcement agencies last year, there is a growing need for privacy and anonymity. This also means payment solutions such as Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash are no longer sufficient. Dream Market, currently the top […]

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5 cryptos to keep an eye on this year, according to Katy Perry’s fingernails

Perhaps she “took too many shots,” as one of her biggest hits suggests. Or maybe she just loves digital currencies THAT much. Either way, pop star Katy Perry blew a massive kiss to the crypto community on Thursday when she offered up this image of her “$—CrYpTo ClAwS—$” to her 68.4 million followers on Instagram: […]

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What Is Bytecoin? – The Merkle

Over the years, we have seen multiple privacy-oriented cryptocurrencies emerge. As most people are well aware, Monero seems to be holding all the best cards in this regard even though there is still room for improvement. Bytecoin is another project focusing on the same problem, even though its developers have done things slightly differently. Combining privacy with […]

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If Your Crypto Doesn’t Have a Mobile Wallet It’s Not Really a Currency

Op-Ed Anyone can create a cryptocurrency. It’s a surprisingly simple process, especially if you copy the codebase of an existing coin and give it a new name. That’s how many of the most popular cryptocurrencies such as litecoin were born. But creating a cryptocurrency and mining the genesis block isn’t enough: until that coin has […]

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VPN Provider Now Accepts Lightning Network Payments

Technology During the first week of the new year, many cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been talking about the Lightning Network (LN). So far the protocol has surpassed 610 nodes and 1882 channels while many bitcoiners, businesses, and developers have tried the technology on both testnet and mainnet. This week the virtual private network (VPN) service Torguard […]

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New Monero Mining Malware Sends Proceeds to Kim Il Sung University, North Korea

Security The code for a new Monero mining bot has been found to direct its ill-gotten gains to a computer server located at the first academic institute ever built in North Korea, Kim Il-sung University. Also Read: US Blames Bitcoin Ransomware Attack Wannacry on North Korea Malware University, North Korea Cyber security solutions developer Alienvault […]

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Bitcoin Dips Below $13K as Market Struggles – The Merkle

The cryptocurrency markets are treading water right now. Bitcoin has continued its downtrend, slipping even closer to the US$10,000 mark. And with a few exceptions, the other markets are following at its heels, as portfolios the world over are turning red. On the Come-Down Plenty of folks, especially here in the States, went to bed with the unpleasant […]

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Privacy Coins

Altcoins With over 50 privacy coins on the market, purveyors of anonymous transactions are spoilt for choice. This smorgasbord of privacy-centric coins can be a little overwhelming though. To help you pick the best of the bunch, here’s our rundown of the main contenders. Also read: Meet ‘Cash Shuffle’, the Privacy-Centric Protocol for Bitcoin Cash How […]

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Faced With Never Owning a Whole Bitcoin, Investors Are Turning to Altcoins

Altcoins For the price of one millibit – or a thousandth of a bitcoin – you can buy 700 verge or 1,300 reddcoin. These microcap coins lack bitcoin’s luster, but they do have two things in their favor: there’s a lot of them and they’re ”cheap”. Priced out of being able to afford a whole […]

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