Tech giant Amazon has been granted a patent for a proof-of-work (PoW) cryptographic system similar to those used by many blockchains.
Bounty0x CMO Pascal Thellman discusses some of the potential security and incentives issues with validators on proof-of-stake networks.
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?