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Dr. Craig Wright on the downsides of proof of stake

Tech 5 March 2019

Dr. Craig Wright on the downsides of proof of stake

Dr. Craig Wright has tried for several years to help the cryptocurrency community understand the differences between proof of work (PoW) and proof of stake (PoS).

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Vitalik Buterin doesn’t believe in proof of work

Tech 26 December 2018

Vitalik Buterin doesn’t believe in proof of work

Vitalik Buterin does not believe in the proof-of-work (PoW) system which Ethereum, the platform he co-founded, uses.

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Next self-proclaimed ‘Bitcoin Killer’? Chia crypto yet to win over critics

Tech 20 December 2018

Next self-proclaimed ‘Bitcoin Killer’? Chia crypto yet to win over critics

The creator of BitTorrent, Bram Cohen, thinks he’s got a solution to the negligible climate impact of mining cryptocurrencies, with his new Chia token.

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7nm ASICs coming to market by 2019, MicroBT’s Jordan Chen says

Events 11 December 2018

7nm ASICs coming to market by 2019, MicroBT’s Jordan Chen says

At CoinGeek Week, MicroBT Technology Vice-President Jordan Chen presented current market leaders and projected trends for ASIC miners.

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ABC’s Avalanche plan signals end to proof of work

Tech 26 November 2018

ABC’s Avalanche plan signals end to proof of work

ABC is expected to release its ‘pre-consensus’ Avalanche feature for the ABC chain in the near future, even as opinion remains contentious.

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Why Satoshi’s original proof-of-work model works

Tech 19 September 2018

Why Satoshi’s original proof-of-work model works

A Medium post details the original proof-of-work (POW) concept that is an integral part of the cryptocurrency model. Many crypto opponents have deemed the POW concept as being wasteful, but author Dan Held is able to show the fallacy in their argument.

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How ‘Black Mirror’ helps explain Bitcoin as a proof of work system

Editorial 5 September 2018

How ‘Black Mirror’ helps explain Bitcoin as a proof of work system

In a Medium post, Dr. Craig Wright explained the significance of CoinGeek as the first independent corporate miner of Bitcoin, and how this would offset what he describes as ‘proof of social media'—with consequences that can be lifted directly from an episode of the dystopian drama series.

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Crypto coins compared: Why Bitcoin Cash is world’s functional cryptocurrency

Editorial 6 July 2018

Crypto coins compared: Why Bitcoin Cash is world’s functional cryptocurrency

CoinGeek compares eight cryptocurrencies—Bitcoin Cash (BCH), BTC, ETH, XMR, LTC, XRP, DASH, and IOTA—from the top 15 coins by market capitalization to find out which of these cryptos has the best attributes of a functional cryptocurrency.

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Coinshares study debunks Bitcoin mining energy consumption scares

Tech 28 June 2018

Coinshares study debunks Bitcoin mining energy consumption scares

According to the research, hydro-power dominates the Bitcoin mining energy source, and the energy consumption figures previously fed to the public are massively overblown.

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Quantum computers not a threat to Bitcoin, paper says

Tech 31 May 2018

Quantum computers not a threat to Bitcoin, paper says

Researchers say that the race between developing quantum computers and improving mining hardware work against the whole “quantum computer threat” argument.

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Proof of Work vs Proof of Stake

Editorial 28 May 2018

Proof of Work vs Proof of Stake

One of the primary tenets that underpins Bitcoin’s operation is its Proof Of Work algorithm, but there’s been a snowballing movement among many crypto enthusiasts to what is now known as Proof Of Stake (PoS).

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Japan’s Monacoin falls victim to malicious mining attack

Tech 23 May 2018

Japan’s Monacoin falls victim to malicious mining attack

Japanese-developed Monacoin cryptocurrency has become the latest to fall victim to a so-called selfish mining attack, resulting in an estimate $90,000 of damage across their network.

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