The Darkcoin Phenomenon

The Darkcoin Phenomenon

In mid-February we bought 8 Darkcoins(DRK) for about 30 cents each, a tiny investment in a fledgling cryptocurrency. Just one among hundreds of emerging coins, DRK sparked our curiosity because of its focus on anonymity, complete with a built-in “laundering” feature called Darksend planned for the next release. We thought anonymity to be important based [...]

The Other Woman in Cryptocurrency

The Other Woman in Cryptocurrency

  The Other Woman in Cryptocurrency | Sarah Handyside I’m a woman. I’m into cryptocurrency. I’m not a mom and I don’t intend to become one. I find shopping to be miserably tedious and boring. The misogynists on cryptocurrency discussion forums haven’t scared me away. What’s my point? This isn’t 1914, it’s 2014. There are women in the [...]

The CoinKite Phenomenon

The CoinKite Phenomenon

On March 11th we bought some Blackcoins at a cost of about half a cent each from a cryptocurrency exchange website called CryptoRush. The total purchase amounted to a few dollars. Days later CryptoRush lost some $70,000 its users’ Blackcoins and remains in peril of a total collapse. But we were safe, having followed our [...]

A Wireless Mesh of Blockchain Servers

A Wireless Mesh of Blockchain Servers

  The Bitcoin protocol is a monumental leap towards a peer-governed future, but what happens when the Internet goes down? This is a common question, and a very valid one. Any large-scale Internet outage or blockage would surely be very bad for any software that relies on blockchain verifications. Right now cryptocurrencies are the only [...]