John McAfee Touts Privacy Coin Monero

August 9, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
One of the most important features of cryptocurrency is its ability to offer a user anonymity and privacy. Many tend to believe that anonymity is something important only for fraudsters or criminals. However, ordinary people also need privacy in their everyday life. John McAfee, an early adopter and proponent of cryptocurrencies has always had a… Read more

Bitcoin SV (BSV) Pointlessly Raises Block Size Limit to 2000 MB, CoinGeek Forces Everyone Else to Upgrade With Spam Filled 210 MB Block, Three-way Chain Split Results

August 8, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
Bitcoin SV’s (BSV) quasar protocol, named after supermassive black holes that reside in the center of galaxies, went into effect on July 24. The main reason for the quasar protocol upgrade was to increase the block size limit from 128 MB to 2,000 MB, i.e. 2 GB. This seems to be a continuation of the… Read more

Ethereum’s Latest Milestone — 200,000 Smart Contracts

August 7, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Ethereum (ETH) has hit a significant milestone with over 200,000 smart contracts being deployed on its network. Ethereum (ETH), has cemented its place as the second biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalization when developers and projects started deploying smart-contracts onto its Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). This enabled a roll-out of frameworks, applications and token offerings –… Read more

Lightning Network Capacity Doubles in 2019

August 6, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Bitcoin’s Lightning Network (LN) is showing signs of continued activity with node count and capacity increasing in the first six months of 2019. Bitcoin Lightning Continues To Grow in 2019 The lightning network is a layer 2 solution that is aimed at solving the scalability issue of Bitcoin’s network. During peak times of activity the… Read more

Speedy Solana Raises $20 Million in Series A

July 31, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
To make sure that a blockchain that is supposed to operate on the whole of the world web, $20 million Series A have been raised by Solana, led by Multicoin Capital. With this, Solana has pledged to offer a Layer 1 platform that runs on Layer 2 speed.  On Tuesday, Solana made known that Multicoin… Read more

Erlay Proposal Would Decrease Bandwidth Usage of Bitcoin (BTC ) Nodes by 40%, Making the Bitcoin (BTC) Network Scalable and More Secure

June 12, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
Bitcoin (BTC) developers Gleb Naumeko, Gregory Maxwell, and Peter Wuille published a paper titled “Bandwidth-Efficient Transaction Relay in Bitcoin” on June 3 that describes a new Bitcoin (BTC) transaction relay protocol nicknamed Erlay. This protocol would decrease the bandwidth consumption of Bitcoin (BTC) full nodes by 40% and, more importantly, allow the number of Bitcoin… Read more

Blockchain Scaling: Relax and Trust the Process

June 5, 2019  /  by Steven Lubka
The process of technology discovery, innovation, and improvement is a fundamentally human story. When humans discover a new technology or application, there is, over time, a continuous process during which that technology becomes refined. We know a lot more about making a wheel today than we did thousands of years ago, and we will know… Read more

Is There a Quantum Threat To Bitcoin (BTC)?

May 23, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
Quantum computers have the potential to be the next big leap forward for humankind. However, there has long been speculation that quantum computers could become so powerful that they could break through Bitcoin’s cryptography — and the cryptography of all other cryptocurrencies and blockchains for that matter. If this happens, hackers with quantum computers could… Read more

BLOCKv’s Butterfly Effect

May 6, 2019  /  by Ronald Tichenor
Imagine this: you are walking down the streets of New York City at night. You stop at Times Square and look up. Through your augmented reality glasses, overlaying the bright lights and bustle of the physical scene, you see a virtual landscape filled with graphical icons, avatars, and digital critters floating and flitting about. Autonomous… Read more

Mobile Wallet to Shatter Barrier to Financial Markets Using Bitcoin (BTC) and Litecoin (LTC)

February 13, 2019  /  by Angel Reyes
Momentum builds for mobile investment app Abra after a recent announcement to roll out worldwide investment access. People in 155 countries around the world will be able to invest in stocks, ETFs, commodities, cryptocurrencies, and fiat currencies from a single application on their smartphone. The effort seeks to bring easy access to financial markets to… Read more