Browsing the "Primecoin" Tag

The Creator of Proof-of-Stake Thinks He Finally Figured It Out

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Pseudonymous developer Sunny King, the creator of proof-of-stake, has a new approach for the consensus mechanism – and it revolves around hardware.


Building a Greener Bitcoin: How to Reduce Carbon Emissions

| Danny Bradbury

How to reduce carbon emissions from bitcoin mining? CoinDesk looks at the pros and cons of the available options.

Pony Botnet Virus Steals $220k from 30 Types of Digital Wallets

| Pete Rizzo

A new virus is said to be affecting more than 30 types of digital currency wallets.

Vault of Satoshi Rolls Out New Altcoin Support

| Danny Bradbury

Dogecoin, primecoin and namecoin are among the new coins on offer at the Canadian exchange.


Alternative Cryptocurrencies Thrive in Bitcoin’s Shadow

| Carrie Kirby

Numerous altcoins are riding on bitcoin's coattails: some designed to improve upon bitcoin and others designed for specific purposes.

McxNOW Exchange Suspends Trading Following Support Request Overload

| David Gilson

The McxNOW cryptoexchange has suddenly suspended trading due to overwhelming user growth and support requirements.

Litecoin Spikes to $200 Million Market Capitalization in Five Hours

| Richard Boase

Litecoin caught the market’s attention earlier this year when it spiked approximately 10,000% in a few weeks.

Altcurrency exchange Crypto Street converts bitcoin, litecoin and feathercoin

| David Gilson

Crypto St. is a US-based exchange focusing its attention on supporting up and coming altcurrencies.

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Discount code and Primecoin mining enthusiasm cause cloud server overload

| David Gilson

Miners of Primecoin, a new digital currency, caused DigitalOcean, a cloud server provider, to restrict sign ups.

New currency Primecoin searches for prime numbers as proof of work

| David Gilson

Primecoin is a new digital currency that uses methods to find prime numbers as a way of providing a useful by-product from its proof-of-work…