How to create a new virtual currency, part 2: the role of miners

A virtual currrency expert explores the key role that miners play in supporting a virtual currency in part 2 of a two-part series.

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Why the blockchain will change financial services delivery forever

One area that has lagged in innovation is financial services. Though money is inherently a conservative market, many predicted some time ago that providers would innovate quickly or be replaced.

Top 5 December stories: bitcoin basics, its price surge and new blockchain technology applications capture readers’ interest

The top five best read stories once again covered a wide range of virtual currency topics, reflecting the diverse interests among the young industry's readers.

Top 5 November stories: mining profitability, regulations and basics dominate reader interest

Virtual currency is a young industry characterized by rapid technological change and increasingly intense regulatory scrutiny. These aspects were evident in the five best read VirtualCurrencyToday stories in November.

Why we are exploring blockchain technology beyond cryptocurrency

When you considering how closely bitcoin’s price history matches the Gartner Hype Cycle curve, the time to explore applications for blockchain technology is close at hand.

Top virtual currency stories for October: Topics run a wide gamut as the technology rapidly evolves

With technology changing rapidly, new topics arise frequently in the world of virtual currency. Reader preferences reflect this diversity, as indicated by the top read stories tracked by Virtual Currency Today.

Blockchain technology can make voting systems more secure

Blockchain technology provides a new level of transparency and immutability to all types of transactions, including voting. Hardware wallets can provide additional security.

Considering donating virtual currency to charity?

A growing number of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are accepting bitcoins, including well-known charities. The IRS treats virtual currency as property, causing administrative issues for tracking gains and losses when using virtual currency for donations and other purposes.

United States falls behind in virtual currency regulation

The slow response of U.S. government agencies to provide helpful virtual currency regulation is undermining use and innovation of the promising currency. The U.S. is falling behind other countries in this crucial area.

Top 5 virtual currency stories: September edition

The top stories last month covered topics ranging from Twitter bitcoin payments to the current profitability of bitcoin mining. It's time to take a look back at the top five stories for Sept. 2016.

Can the Internet of Things boost customer experience?

The IoT is building up a lot of hype, but it is still unclear how it will improve customer experience. Panelists at the CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit last month discussed where IoT is going and which direction it should take.

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How long will ICOs' popularity continue?

ICOs are popular among new startups looking to raise capital. They are also popular among investors. But the euphoria cannot last. Projects will start to falter and investors will get burnt. A higher level of transparency and regulatory oversight should be expected.

What exactly are initial coin offerings?

Many virtual currency and blockchain startups raise funds through initial coin offerings. Tim Zagar and Jani Valjavec of Iconomi, a fund management platform for blockchains and virtual currencies, describe how the process works.



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