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What Are Bitcoin Dust Attacks?

When it comes to Bitcoin transactions, they are partially anonymous but it doesn’t take a lot of effort to cross-reference different BTC addresses. Even so, users can still add that extra layer of privacy by using multiple different addresses and other techniques to confuse the blockchain (to a certain extent). But the de-anonymisation method, known as dust attacks, are seemingly on the rise. If the microtransactions that characterise a dust attack go unnoticed, they can potentially be used to identify cryptocurrency users. Looking at cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, they prove to be not private by default. In fact,...

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Italian Facebook Users Notice New Payment Option On Platform

Users of Facebook in Italy have noticed something out of the ordinary recently on Facebook. They’ve noticed a new option on the apps social network that invites them to “Paga con Facebook” meaning, Pay with Facebook. The option has also got a Bitcoin-like logo above it too. Simultaneously, there has been some new rumours which have surfaced about the firm’s plans to enter the crypto space with their new digital currency, Facebook Coin. Even though there hasn’t been an official announcement on the subject by Facebook, hopefully, we aren’t too far away from one. The news on Facebooks Italian users...

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This Week's Exciting Highlights: ETH, XLM & BTC

There’s always something to talk about when it comes to the crypto space and this week is no different. This week saw a lot of fresh news surface including a new Bitcoin scam that swept across Instagram, Stellar follows in Ripple’s footsteps and has been granted a listing on Coinbase and the Abra platform have announced support for Ethereum. Ethereum & Abra Abra is one of the biggest cryptocurrency wallets in the industry right now and they have announced that they will be expanding their services to support Ethereum. This will, of course, help Abra grow but it will also...

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What To Do This Altcoin Season

Before we begin, please note that this is not investment advice and we are not investment advisors, rather we are just trying to offer some insight into some possibilities that could occur as a result of ‘Altcoin Season’, a phenomena that occurs when altcoins start to shoot up away from the trend of Bitcoin - some investors call it a pump and dump, but this might not always be the case. Remember that investing in any cryptocurrency is a risky business, all cryptocurrencies are volatile and are subject to dramatic price changes, therefore you should only invest what you can...

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The Bridge Between AI And Bitcoin

There are clear comparisons that can be made between Artificial Intelligence and Bitcoin, as well as other cryptocurrencies. Generally speaking, in itself the blockchain is a primary form of artificial intelligence, as it is able to make decisions and does include some aspects machine based learning, though in the future we expect that the blockchain will become more integrated with AI technologies, neural networks, deep learning and that sort of thing. What is AI? Artificial Intelligence, or AI is dubbed as the next technological revolution, first we had the data revolution and now, computers are able to manage and manipulate...

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