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Barry Silbert: Bitcoin Cash Fork Is a Distraction, Confusing for New Investors

Barry Silbert: Bitcoin Cash Fork Is a Distraction, Confusing for New Investors

Barry Silbert, founder of Digital Currency Group, has weighed in on the current state of the cryptocurrency industry. Amongst other topics, the early Bitcoin investor and proponent commented on the recent Bitcoin Cash hard fork. Silbert: BCH Fork Was a “Disservice” to the Industry One of cryptocurrency’s early proponents and the founder of blockchain startup […]

Bitcoin Cash Spikes 20 Percent in the Wake of Upcoming Hard Fork Backed by Binance

Bitcoin Cash Spikes 20 Percent in the Wake of Upcoming Hard Fork Backed by Binance

Sunday, Nov. 4: crypto markets have seen a lot movement today, with most of the top 20 coins by market cap seeing significant growth, and with Bitcoin Cash (BCH) spiking almost 21 percent by press time. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin Cash, the fourth top cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has grown sharply from $473 at the beginning of the […]

Privacy Crypto Zcash Goes Live With ‘Sapling’ Network Hard Fork

Privacy Crypto Zcash Goes Live With ‘Sapling’ Network Hard Fork

The privacy-focused cryptocurrency zcash has officially implemented its network hard fork, known as Sapling. Activated on schedule at block 419,200, Sapling has long been planned as an upgrade aimed at making the network faster, lighter and more secure. On Sunday, the Zerocoin Electric Coin Company’s Elise Hadmon wrote that “Sapling activation, occurring on the momentous occasion of the currency’s second birthday, brings […]

ZCash (ZEC): The Only Bitcoin (BTC) Fork That Can Beat Investors’ Expectations

ZCash (ZEC): The Only Bitcoin (BTC) Fork That Can Beat Investors’ Expectations

ZCash (ZEC) is a popular source code fork of Bitcoin (BTC), just like Litecoin (LTC). The purpose of its creation was to address privacy issues that users of Bitcoin (BTC) faced and also to curb centralization with its Equihash based proof of work model.  As the weekly chart above for ZEC/USD shows, ZCash (ZEC) had a good run in […]

Forking a Fork: ‘Bitcoin Private’ Copies Zcash But What’s it Worth?

Forking a Fork: ‘Bitcoin Private’ Copies Zcash But What’s it Worth?

A fork of a fork of a fork? With Friday’s birth of a new coin called “bitcoin private,” the cryptocurrency space just keeps getting more meta. The much-discussed launch finds the cryptocurrency being created from a copy of the zclassic cryptocurrency (itself a copy of zcash, which was a copy of bitcoin). But if that sounds crazy, it’s […]

Ethereum Developers Optimistic Ahead of Byzantium Blockchain Fork

Ethereum Developers Optimistic Ahead of Byzantium Blockchain Fork

Ethereum’s core developers assembled yesterday for a final scheduled meeting before the blockchain network, the world’s second-largest by total value, undergoes its next upgrade, expected on October 16. Held via Google Hangouts at 14:00 UTC, the discussion centered on ensuring all ethereum clients upgrade their software in unison so as to avoid any unintended splits. For the fork to […]

Hard Forks Galore: Bitcoin Cash Debates Ambitious Tech Roadmap

Hard Forks Galore: Bitcoin Cash Debates Ambitious Tech Roadmap

Bitcoin cash’s developer team is shedding new light on how it might manage the world’s third most valuable cryptocurrency network. Details, not only about its development roadmap, but also the ideas of its development team, have so far been sparse since the new blockchain forked off bitcoin on August 1. Yet given the sudden, controversial manner […]