Ouroboros Genesis Research to be Presented at Leading Computer Security Event  

Paper from IOHK represents next step in development of proof-of-stake systems with unparalleled security   New York, NY — 17 October 2018 — IOHK, the leading blockchain research and development company behind top 10 cryptocurrency Cardano, has announced that it will present its research on Ouroboros Genesis at ACM Conference on Computer and Communication Security. The research tackles critical challenges that exist in proof-of-stake protocols and this latest version of Ouroboros, the algorithm powering Cardano, represents a significant milestone on the roadmap of research that began with Ouroboros and was…

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What is Zcash?

  Zcash is based on Bitcoin, however, with privacy as an improvement.  Zcash is the first open, permissionless cryptocurrency that can protect the privacy of transactions using zero-knowledge cryptography. All Zcash payments are published on a public blockchain, but information such as the sender, recipient, and amount of a transaction remains private. Zcash was introduced 28 October, 2016.   The Team The Zcash Company is a science-driven team, aiming to set a new standard for privacy through the use of groundbreaking cryptography. The ZCash team believes that companies need the…

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Understanding Cryptocurrency Terminology

Cryptocurrency and the Blockchain is on the way to becoming mainstream, and there are noobs coming into the market everyday.  It is important to familiarise yourself with the terminology in this new digital market.        After reading through the list below,  you will at least know what to do when someone tells you to buy a certain crypto and HODL! So, what is happening on the screens we look at every day?  Starting off with the terminology. What do all these words mean? Firstly, two tips… How to make…

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How can Cryptocurrency and the Blockchain help us

On the 31 October 2008,  the Bitcoin whitepaper was released via the metzdowd mailing list. Bitcoin – Peer to Peer electronic cash.  A historical day which set in motion the “Internet of Money” causing disruption to financial institutions, governments, and all of us in general.        Cryptocurrency and the decentralised digital cash system has revolutionized the way we transact with value as well as invest some of our savings.  Raising capital has changed with the introduction of crowdfunding and ICO’s, Initial Coin Offerings vs traditional funding methods.  The…

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Limerick Blockchain Mastermind a great Success

  More than 25 blockchain enthusiasts attended the Limerick Blockchain Mastermind at the Bank of Ireland, University of Limerick campus, starting the group off with good momentum for 2018.       Hein Marais, CEO of Embedded Downloads, gave a presentation – IoT and Blockchain, a Match made in Heaven – which was very well received by the audience and led to a lively discussion after the presentation. This event puts Limerick “on the map” as a Blockchain hub as the event was well represented by the industry and the…

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IoT and Blockchain, a Match made in Heaven

What is IoT? The Internet of Things (IoT) is a collective name for hardware devices linked to the internet from high-level devices such as smartphones to very simple devices like a kitchen device or a sensor. The IoT market has been on an upward trend for the last few years and started to grow exponentially  in 2017 and there are IoT projects ongoing from “Smart Agriculture” to “Smart Cities” Gartner research estimates  20.4 billion internet-connected devices in use by 2020 which raises many questions regarding the shortcomings that come with conventional…

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Qtum Foundation, Trusted IoT Alliance, and Chronicled, Inc. to Develop Secure IoT Use Cases

SAN FRANCISCO, 2 Jan 2018 /PRNewswire/ Chronicled, Inc. and The Qtum Foundation have announced a collaboration to combine the Internet of Things (IoT) with Blockchain technology, developing real-world use cases integrating smart devices with a secure distributed ledger back end.  This will take place in collaboration with researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.  Through this partnership, Qtum and Chronicled will work together to define and support a roadmap of fundamental research at UC Berkeley, developing post-quantum applied cryptography, zkSNARK-based privacy-preserving smart contracts, and zero knowledge proofs for large computations.     “The partnership with…

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Global Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin Market is Boosted by Rising Acceptance, Surging Investment by Venture Capitalists, Highly Volatile Value of Cryptocurrency: Ken Research

GURUGRAM, India, December 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Global cryptocurrency market by market cap of major players, Global bitcoin market by revenue, by bitcoin circulation and revenue from mining, segment (by volume of trade in exchanges, by use of bitcoin, mining facilities around the globe), Global bitcoin mining market (by type of mining, exchanges, matrix for bitcoin mining pool and type of payment methods) and Competitive landscape of major mining pools including AntPool, F2Pool, BitFury, BTCC Pool, BW.com, ViaBTC, SlushPool, HaoBTC, BTC.com and 1Hash.    Global Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin market value has augmented positively, majorly owing to increasing acceptance of cryptocurrency by merchants and shopkeepers.…

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