One often criticized method for comparing cryptocurrency projects is through GitHub commits—the number of times new code is added to a repository. One venture capital firm analyzed over 3,000 different blockchain projects, in-depth, to identify other development metrics to better evaluate technical progress. And, the firm’s analysis provided some interesting insights on Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), Dogecoin (DOGE), and on the developer ecosystem overall. Continue reading Ethereum Leads in Active Developers, Bitcoin’s Developer Count Healthy, Litecoin and Dogecoin “Being Abandoned”
A proof of concept to demonstrate the capabilities of the Bitcoin Lightning Network has seen growing support and use in 37 countries, but has not addressed the usability issues surrounding the technology. Continue reading Bitcoin’s “Lightning Torch” Obscures Importance of Usability
The total market capitalization of the cryptocurrency market is currently over $120 billion. However, studies show that billions of dollars worth of this market cap is from built-in inflation. Over the course of 2018, $15 billion in new tokens entered the supply, buttressing the overall market valuation even as prices plunged. Continue reading Is Bitcoin’s Printing Press Propping up the Crypto Market?
Kevin Dowd is a Professor of Finance and Economics in the Business School at Durham University, Northeast England, and the co-author of the 2015 paper “Bitcoin Will Bite the Dust,” along with market analyst and author, Martin Hutchinson, for the libertarian Cato Institute in Washington DC. Continue reading The Finance Prof. Who Says Bitcoin’s Going to ‘Bite The Dust’ Is Wrong
MimbleWimble, named after a curse from the Harry Potter book series, is a protocol, much like Bitcoin’s blockchain, that contains improved privacy features derived from multiple technologies, some more established than others. Continue reading MimbleWimble: Is Bitcoin’s Curse Looming on The Horizon?