Litecoin Massively Outperformed Bitcoin Since November Sell-Off By 4x

Investors who purchased Litecoin during the significant November 2018 sell-off earned four times more returns than the investors who bought Bitcoin, highlighted Joe McCann. The financial expert, who serves as the head of systematic trading at crypto asset management firm, Passport Capital, calculated the returns made by the “silver cryptocurrency” from its three-month low to […]

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What Crypto Winter? Ethereum Based MakerDAO Posts Staggering Growth

Ever since the crypto asset market began to express signs of onset bear market blues, investors have clamored for oases. While many have cast aside investments in decentralized application-centric platforms, like Ethereum and EOS, for Bitcoin to hedge their formerly-diversified portfolios, many have glossed over MakerDAO, a platform that exemplifies the decentralization and democratization of […]

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A Bitcoin-Backed Stablecoin Has Launched on the Ethereum Blockchain

A new token backed one-to-one with bitcoin is now live on the ethereum blockchain. “Wrapped BTC” (WBTC) officially launched its ERC-20 token Wednesday evening. The project was first unveiled in October as a joint initiative between decentralized exchange startups Kyber Network and Republic Protocol, as well as cryptocurrency custody company BitGo. As stated on the […]

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Barclays and Clearmatics Call on Coders to Help Blockchains Talk to Each Other

U.K. bank Barclays and London-based startup Clearmatics are inviting coders to come up with ways to connect ethereum with made-for-enterprise blockchains such as Hyperledger Fabric. The interoperability challenge is being hosted by Clearmatics and will use a template involving its open-source interoperability protocol, Ion. The hackathon will take place at the Barclays Rise fintech hub in […]

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Ethereum Miner Linzhi Calls Out Project Coders for Proposed ASIC Ban

Shenzhen-based miner manufacturer Linzhi has published a statement in response to a “tentative” decision, made by ethereum developers Friday, to block specialized hardware, or ASICs, from securing the platform in exchange for rewards. This would involve the implementation of “ProgPoW” in an upcoming upgrade, a code change that is optimized for graphic card, or GPU, hardware. […]

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RIP ICOs: 2019 Will Be the Year of Enterprise Blockchain Tokens

Ajit Tripathi is a partner at ConsenSys, where he specializes in global financial services business development and corporate venture strategy. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  One year ago, I wrote an article for CoinDesk in which I humbly argued that the price of ether didn’t matter and what everyone […]

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