Today Mt Gox died, and it tried to take Bitcoin with it

Today, in a last ditch rather pathetic effort to draw attention away from themselves, Mt Gox issued a press release blaming their recent problems on a (non)issue that dates back to 2011: Transaction malleability. In short, it allows you to alter the hash of a transaction by changing non-essential data. Since this issue has been […]

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HunterCoin – The coin that’s a game

It’s been a while since I’ve done an article where I speak kindly of a coin, but this is one of the rare occurrences that I find something worthy of my praise. I’d like to introduce you all to HunterCoin. This is by far the most interesting and inventive altcoin I’ve seen in the past […]

Read More… hacked, 5500 emails/passwords leaked

Figured this was worth posting here for visibility purposes. These are the e-mail addresses from the list, if you see yours in here, please change your passwords on every site/MPOS/etc that you might use. I do not know how old this particular dump is, I found it a few days ago and the site […]

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In depth analysis of NXT

One of the things I’ve received the most requests for is an article about NXT. Billed as the “descendant of bitcoin”, it has set some pretty high expectations for itself. Does it live up to them? Let’s find out.

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The gimmicks continue. Say hello to 42.

42. The answer to life, the universe, and everything… Except what the maximum amount of coins issued for an altcoin should be. 42 continues the trend of attempting to differentiate itself through the use of gimmicks, rather [ … ]

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Avoiding Coins Created With Coingen

Some of you might be aware of a new service launched called coingen, which allows any idiot with about 0.2 BTC to make their very own crapcoin. Now, some of you might be saying: But Hazard, don’t you create coins for people as well? Well, yes, but the difference is that I’m always available for […]

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This week in crapcoins

What a week it’s been. My head has been spinning at the sheer number of crapcoins being released. If you’re mining/invested in any of the coins I’m about to list off, it’s time for a reality check. The majority of them were released with bare minimum difficulty, so they were all instamined to death. All […]

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Scam Alert: Earthcoin

Earthcoin is another one of those crapcoins with some minor tweak that tries to pass itself off as a gamechanger. In this case, a slightly fluctuating block reward, supposedly in accordance with earth’s rotation, is this coin’s ‘killer feature’. Is this really what catches the altcoin scene’s attention now? Gimmicky block reward mechanisms? A 58 […]

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Who the hell is buying DogeCoin?

Here’s an article I didn’t think I’d have to see myself doing, yet here we are. DogeCoin, the silliest coin to ever pierce the 10m market cap barrier. It will go down in crypto history as one of the most successful (and ridiculous) pump and dumps. Where do I even start with this? Due to […]

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Exposing the WorldCoin Scam

WorldCoin has changed hands several times, so the information previously presented here is not entirely reflective of it’s current state. Article has been redacted.

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