The proof-of-work algorithm used by bitcoin and some other cryptos is not viable in the long term, argues a Bank of International Settlements study.
With $47 trillion flowing through it every year, ACH is a juicy target for blockchain disruption. Can a new startup called Promise pull it off?
It used to be that downtime was unheard of on blockchain networks. As new protocols and new trade-offs emerge, that's no longer the case.
Amid crypto's war on ASICs, the Grin community is taking a new approach – shut them out for a limited time with consistent hard forks.
Technologists unveiled a foundation dedicated to rewriting bitcoin's underlying tech, giving the long-controversial idea new wings.
Spacemesh's "proof-of-space-time" (PoST) consensus protocol hopes to do away with mining pools and expensive GPU or ASIC-based miners.
Though it's garnered little attention, "non-interactive proofs of proofs of work" may clear a roadblock for sidechains, a potential "altcoin killer."
A plan to hard fork the bitcoin blockchain, and change its mining algorithm, is emerging. Still in its early stages, what does the new coin offer?
Bitcoin's 'proof of work' validation mechanism burns a huge amount of energy, but this novel solution from developer Bram Cohen aims to change that.
Bitcoin's consensus mechanism is great, but it isn't perfect. This article looks at some of the more viable public blockchain alternatives.