Category Altcoins

Steem

Thursday 18th August 2016 Altcoin Research Researching altcoins & astonished at their idiocy. Ripple is even stupider than Ethereum, but Steem has got to be the stupidest of them all. I challenge anyone to read the entire Steem whitepaper and not laugh out loud at the fantastic sophistry used to hide the scam behind it. – Saifedean […]

Altcoins

MONDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2013 Bitblu Offers new tools for diversification. Offers new indexes that automatically diversify across all the currencies, just like someone who wishes to buy stocks can buy Nasdaq, the S&P 500, and other indices. So we are developing indices for the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency space – Ron Gross   MONDAY 9TH DECEMBER […]

DigitalNote (Formerly duckNote & DarkNote)

TUESDAY 1ST JULY 2014 CryptoNote Technology CryptoNote is an open-source technology that allows the creation of  supposedly anonymous cryptocurrencies. CryptoNote currency market caps: Bytecoin $8,201,000 Monero $4,4270,000 Boolberry $470,000 duckNote $67,000 – Lee Banfield   Tuesday 22nd July 2014 CryptoNote Currencies CryptoNote is an open-source technology that allows the creation of  supposedly anonymous cryptocurrencies   Review of CryptoNote Whitepaper A mathematician’s […]

Ripple

MONDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2013 Ripple is around $1 billion, and most people don’t realize this. Up until a few weeks ago most people could complain that Ripple is closed-source, and not really decentralized; I think that these claims are starting to wear off as they are now open-source and maybe they will be truly decentralized in […]

Bytecoin

TUESDAY 27TH MAY 2014 I set out to find 10 genuinely useful digital currencies to support that might become major players in future commerce and trade. Disappointingly, it’s difficult just to find 10 altcoins that aren’t blatant premine /instamine/ fastmine pump and dump scams, never mind 10 coins that genuinely improve on bitcoin. COINS WHICH […]

Ethereum

MONDAY 13TH JANUARY 2014 A Turing-Complete Cryptocurrency http://ethereum.org/ethereum.html At first glance, looks awesome. Best altcoin so far – Ryan X. Charles   Monday 20th January 2014 Ethereum Ether will be sold in a Mastercoin-style fundraiser at the price of 1 ether for 0.0001 BTC – Bitcoin News Alerts   Monday 20th January 2014 The 19-year-old […]

Monero

TUESDAY 27TH MAY 2014 I set out to find 10 genuinely useful digital currencies to support that might become major players in future commerce and trade. Disappointingly, it’s difficult just to find 10 altcoins that aren’t blatant premine /instamine/ fastmine pump and dump scams, never mind 10 coins that genuinely improve on bitcoin. COINS WHICH […]

ZCash (Formerly Zerocoin & Zerocash)

Monday 10th February 2014 Zerocoin Zerocoin was initially conceived as computer code that would add anonymity to Bitcoin transactions. But it is now being developed as a separate currency after pushback from some Bitcoin advocates who are seeking to defuse the issue of criminality and win over Congress and federal authorities by arguing that Bitcoin […]

Counterparty

MONDAY 24TH MARCH 2014 Mastercoin & Counterparty What kills me about Mastercoin and Counterparty is that better designs were well known long before their birth. Mastercoin-like designs were considered, coded and abandoned in 2012 as lame:https://github.com/jgarzik/smartcoin Colored coin, N-way peg far superior – Jeff Garzik   TUESDAY 1ST APRIL 2014 Counterparty What’s gotten me excited […]

Quixcoin

Saturday 13th December 2014 The Dawn of Trustworthy Computing “Block chain computer” (not just “block chain”) & “fiduciary code” very helpful concepts for building mental model – Richard Gendal Brown The most elegant explanation of on-chain computing, well, ever. By Nick Szabo – Stephan Tual This Nick Szabo post on the ‘rise of trustworthy computing’ is […]