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Privacy Cryptocurrency Beam Experiences Blockchain Stoppage

Newly released privacy-oriented cryptocurrency Beam reported this morning that its blockchain is experiencing technical difficulties. Beam announced the information on its official Twitter account Monday, saying that its network “stopped at block 25709” and that it was investigating the matter. Within the last hour, the project tweeted an update saying: …

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Grin Mining Launch Draws Interest From Deep-Pocketed Investors

Grin, a new privacy-oriented cryptocurrency, has long drawn the interest of cypherpunks. But another group turned out in force to mine on the network that formally launched on Tuesday: investment firms. “We have been watching the whole show today. With maybe the most expensive genesis block one in history,” Dovey …

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Ethereum Clients Release New Software In Wake of Hard Fork Delay

Major ethereum clients, including Go-Ethereum (Geth) and Parity, have released software updates following an earlier decision to delay the planned system-wide upgrade dubbed Constantinople. The upgrade was postponed Tuesday during a developers call, a move that came after blockchain audit firm Chain Security discovered a security vulnerability in Ethereum Improvement …

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First Grin Block Mined as Mimblewimble Privacy Crypto Goes Live

Grin, a cryptocurrency that leverages the mimblewimble privacy technology, has just gone live on mainnet. Named after the tongue-tying curse in the Harry Potter book series, mimblewimble is a protocol that fuses transactions together such that they are indecipherable – even on a public digital ledger. While it has been …

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