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Explained: 51 Percent Attacks on Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

One of the worst things to happen to a proof-of-work cryptocurrency is a 51 percent attack. Such attacks undermine the immutability—and consequently the trust—in a blockchain. Satoshi Nakamoto summarized proof-of-work as “one-CPU-one-vote.” Since then, the cryptocurrency mining industry has...

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U.S. DHS Seeking “Forensic Analytics” for Tracing Zcash and Monero

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has put out a pre-solicitation request for tracing private transactions and performing blockchain analytics on cryptocurrencies, such as Zcash and Monero. The request was made to combat illegal and nefarious transactions on privacy-oriented...

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Ripple’s Success: Why XRP Held Fast Amidst the Crypto Market Meltdown

XRP has proven a safe harbor during this week’s market downturn. Ripple’s strategic partnerships, technological advancements, and community enthusiasm have allowed the cryptocurrency to gain footing in the market, resulting in a stellar 2018 performance. In the last seven...

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