Altcoins

Cryptocurrencies are typically pseudonymous, but not necessarily private. Bitcoin (BTC) and other assets run on blockchains, with each transaction posted publicly online. During a transaction between two or more parties, assets move to different wallets, each represented by a string of characters.  With these addresses and transactions visible to all, however, a certain level of
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Keeping up with the latest trends in cryptocurrency is a must for projects that want to stay relevant and continue to gain market share. The hype is currently swirling around decentralized finance (DeFi) and NFTs (non-fungible tokens) — and IOST is one protocol that has been capitalizing on these growing movements to help expand its
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Privacy-focused blockchain network Verge (XVG) has experienced a significant block reorganization, replacing transactions dating as far back as July 2020. Despite being described as potentially “the deepest reorg that has ever taken place in a top 100 cryptocurrency,” analysts are yet to confirm that the incident comprised a coordinated attack. Coinmetrics COO Antoine Le Calvez
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On February 2nd, at 6:00pm UTC Yearn Improvement Proposal 57 passed mandating that Yearn Finance, the decentralized and permissionless neo-hedge fund where I work, mint 6,666 new YFI tokens. YFI holders themselves passed this vote, with 83% voting in favor, and the highest engagement since Yearn’s now-mythical fair launch. The effects of this new twist
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Litecoin (LTC) might be 60% below its December 2017 all-time high at $420, but that hasn’t stopped its futures contracts open interest from reaching a record $584 million. This makes LTC the seventh-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization and it ranks third in derivatives, behind Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH). Litecoin futures aggregate open interest. Source:
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Solana has announced an upcoming DeFi hackathon offering $200,000 in seed funding from the Solana Foundation. The hackathon, which is scheduled to take place from Feb. 15 through March 1st, will be hosted in partnership with Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX’s Project Serum. Bankman-Fried will also offer mentorship to hackathon participants alongside Solana CEO Anatoly Takovenko.
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Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Bitcoin eyes $50K less than a month after BTC price
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Cybersecurity researchers at Unit 42, the intelligence team at Paolo Alto Networks, have published a profile of a new malware campaign that targets Kubernetes clusters and can be used for the purposes of cryptojacking. “Cryptojacking” is an industry term for stealth crypto-mining attacks that work by installing malware that uses a computer’s processing power to
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