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The concept of a bitcoin mining death spiral has been around for many years. The basic idea is a large number of bitcoin miners may stop mining at nearly the same time because their activity is no longer profitable. Due to the way the Bitcoin protocol works, this would...
Ethereum Classic, an offshoot of Ethereum with an overall market capitalization of $531 million, suffered a 51% attack, which led to double spend. At press time, the asset is trading at $5.05, marking a drop of almost 10% within the last 48 hours. The attack comes a few weeks after...
Note: The following is a story of the events that led to the survival of the original Ethereum chain after the hard fork related to The DAO incident was activated. The story is told from the perspective of the author. Within hours of Ethereum’s hard fork to reassign funds away...
One of the most difficult aspects of bootstrapping a new cryptocurrency network is moving beyond the early stages of inevitable centralization. To some extent, bitcoin is the only cryptocurrency to gain a noteworthy level of decentralization in terms of entities interested in the protocol, and a recent report from...
Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin was interviewed on the most recent episode of Epicenter. During the interview, Buterin was asked for his reflections on The DAO. The DAO was a venture capital fund of sorts with essentially no barrier to entry. After raising over $100 million worth of ether in an...

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