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Ethereum’s Constantinople Hard Fork: What It Is and Why It Matters

Here’s a brief fact sheet on Ethereum’s Constantinople hard fork:

Released on February 28th, 2019, Ethereum’s Constantinople upgrade introduced a number of key features. These features include delaying the “difficulty bomb” to ensure continuance of the blockchain before PoS (Proof of Stake) is released. Additionally, excessive gas prices are being reduced, resulting in cheaper gas prices for various actions on the Ethereum blockchain.

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Cryptocurrency Markets Gain $10 Billion – Beginning of Recovery?

The cryptocurrency market shot up over $10 billion in the past 24 hours on strong volume.

Is this the beginning of a recovery?

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Dash Introduces One of Its Largest Updates

Dash has released Evolution 0.13, a massive update that greatly increases its functionality. One of the primary new features is InstantSend, enabling instantaneous transactions.

Will this update be enough to breathe life into the struggling cryptocurrency?

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Bitcoin Cash Hash War Largely Over, Market Update

The Bitcoin Cash hash war mentioned in a previous blog post is largely over. Bitcoin Cash’s hard fork variants have failed to destroy each other, although they still vow to fight to the death. Nonetheless a winner has been declared. Roger Ver’s Bitcoin Cash ABC has claimed the title of Bitcoin Cash. Craig Wright’s version has been relegated to the name Bitcoin Cash Satoshi’s Vision (BCHSV), and is traded on less exchanges than Bitcoin Cash (ABC).

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Coinbase Launches Coinbase Earn, a Program That Pays You for Learning About Crypto

Coinbase has launched their innovative program Coinbase Earn, which pays you to learn about cryptocurrency. Pay me to learn about crypto, you say? Where do I sign up!?

To learn more read on…

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Crypto Armageddon? Bitcoin Cash Hash War Causes Massive Price Drop

Things are looking pretty grim in the crypto sphere right now! Bitcoin has dropped from $6,500 to a low of around $3,450.

As of writing this article bitcoin is now at $4,166, so it bounced a little from the support level at $3,600.

I’m still nervous though. This price decrease was caused largely by a hash war on the bitcoin cash hard fork, which has no end in sight.

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Blockchain Platform MultiVAC Claims ‘Breakthrough in Sharding’, Potentially Solving Scalability Issues

MultiVac, a blockchain platform similar to Ethereum, has announced that they may have solved the scalability issues plaguing blockchain technology.

Multivac states that their network has achieved a whopping 30,784 transactions per second. In comparison, bitcoin has about 5 and Ethereum has 10 transactions per second.

If this is true, this announcement is a game changer.

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Three Cryptocurrency Trading Bots That Will Make You Loads of Cash

Have you ever dreamed of setting up a computer program that makes money for you? That is exactly what a cryptocurrency trading bot is. It’s a program designed to trade for you and generate passive income over time.

Sounds pretty appealing, right? However the truth is that many of these cryptocurrency trading bots lose you money, or break even.

Here are three that actually work:

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Medici Ventures Invests in Decentralized Social Network Minds

Medici Ventures (a subsidiary of Overstock) has invested in a decentralized competitor of Facebook named Minds.

The total amount invested in series A is over $6 million. Minds is an extremely innovative social network that pays its users to participate.

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Will Talked Cryptocurrencies on PayPod: The Payments Industry Podcast

When it comes to the blockchain and cryptos, our co-founder Will Salisbury pretty much lives and breaths it. Recently, he had the opportunity to join another podcast as a guest to give a bit of a “cryptocurrency 101” crash course. The Podcast is called PayPod: The Payments Industry Podcast, and is hosted by Soar Payments LLC.

Will joined host Scott Hawksworth (yes, the other co-founder of Blockchain Decrypted) to give a bit of a 101 course on cryptos for payments industry professionals. While many in payments have been aware of bitcoin, widespread adoption is something that’s still forthcoming. Will’s championing of cryptos makes a fantastic case!

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