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What are MOOCs?

The digital age has redefined many different aspects of what it means to be human. One of those areas is education, with the advent of online classes and online degrees. A specific type of online class is the MOOC, and it is a really interesting concept. No, MOOCs are not a goofy name you use disparagingly with your friends. Rather, they are […]

What is the CoCo Blockchain Framework?

Bringing blockchain technology to the enterprise is a top priority for Microsoft. Other projects in the cryptocurrency and blockchain sphere are working toward a similar goal. Microsoft’s CoCo Framework for enterprise blockchain networks may very well prove to be a game changer. Microsoft aims to facilitate the adoption of distributed ledger technology in the enterprise sector, […]

Bitcoin Ransomware Education: Polski

Ransomware comes in many different shapes and sizes. Some malware projects try to affect as many people as possible around the world, whereas others target specific communities. Polski ransomware falls into the latter category, and it is clearly designed to threaten Polish computer users. The entire ransom note is written in Polish and will not make much sense to people […]

What is Bitcoen?

There are quite a few projects out there that have tried to capitalize on the Bitcoin hype train. Given the current Bitcoin price trend, that is not surprising. Bitcoen is a very different type of digital currency that is borderline discriminatory. Advertised as a way to bring Jewish communities together, it is a Russian-designed international Jewish currency. Let’s […]

What is MyEtherShop?

Even though most people will agree that Ethereum has some of the more promising crypto technology under its hood, spending ETH on consumer products is still a major challenge compared with other currencies. Services such as MyEtherShop aim to slowly bridge that gap, and the project bears a few similarities to how All4BTC works for Bitcoin users. It […]

Australian Primary School Students Explore Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technology

Students at Wooranna Park Primary School in Victoria, Australia are experiencing bitcoin and cryptocurrency technology first hand. Wooranna Park Primary’s ‘School on the Blockchain’ program involves a number of initiatives designed to immerse students in blockchain technology, and has seen the school create a unique cryptocurrency called Wooranacoin. Also Read Australian Senators Push to Make Bitcoin […]

Why Does the Pure Victory Championship Matter to Bitcoin?

Making Bitcoin more appealing to mainstream consumers can be difficult. Firas Zahabi is trying to do just that with his Pure Victory Championship. This new combat tournament will pay its winner in Bitcoin only. Whether or not ventures like these will help Bitcoin gain adoption remains to be seen. The Pure Victory Championship May Put Bitcoin on […]

Will Mining Cryptocurrency Harm My GPU In the Long Run?

Interest in mining cryptocurrency has skyrocketed lately. This has caused a major wave of sales of PC graphics cards, which has actually driven up the price of many mid-range cards. Mining with a GPU may even turn a profit if one has access to cheap electricity. However, this process is known to damage graphics cards and affect their longevity. People […]

Bitcoin Ransomware Education: Scotch Tape Locker v1.0

We have seen multiple iterations of crypto-ransomware over the past few months. In some cases, developers have employed images and logos related to existing law enforcement agencies. Such scare tactics often work quite well against less tech-savvy users. Developers are also looking for more efficient ways of securing payment from their victims. Scotch Tape Locker v1.0 boasts a large DOJ logo […]

Who is Spoofy, and How is He Manipulating Bitcoin’s Price?

Most cryptocurrency enthusiasts will agree that people manipulate the Bitcoin market. Even though Bitcoin should be all about a free market, the rich and wealthy -known as whales- are in a position to muck around with the price as they see fit. There are rumors circulating about an entity called “Spoofy”, who is -or are- manipulating […]

What is BCash?

A new post has surfaced on Medium detailing the potential creation of a new currency. This particular project will be known as BCash, and seemingly combines the existing Bitcoin ledger with ZCash privacy technology. Given the recent Bitcoin Cash fork, it is important to note these two projects are not the same by any means. It […]

What is OmiseGO?

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts around the world have been showing a lot of love for OmiseGo lately. This may have something to do with how the token is abbreviated to OMG, which is fun. OmiseGO is an interesting, albeit ambitious project that aims to bank the unbanked by using Ethereum-based financial technology. Now is as good a time as […]