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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 […]