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Bitcoin Gold (BTG): A New Hard Fork to Prevent 51% Attack

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The team behind Bitcoin Gold has announced that they have been working on a solution for preventing 51% attacks, as there have been numerous threats appearing around the crypto community for the past several weeks. Since coins like ZenCash and Verge had become targets of these attacks, it is evident that just any digital asset can be exposed to the factors of vulnerability and become the victim of an attack. That is how the team behind Bitcoin Gold decided that the best way to prevent this from happening to BTG is to have a new hard fork.

Bitcoin Gold: Creating a Hard Fork to Prevent 51% Attack

51% attacks have been the subject of many speculations for the past several weeks as cryptos like Verge and ZenCash got exposed to the attack while having both users and the network jeopardized that way.

51% attack is a strategic hacker attack initiated by a group of people or an individual that owns certain knowledge in cryptocurrencies, blockchain and encrypting. If it is presumed that the 50% of the network makes a spinning wheel of this mechanism out of miners and their performance, then we can also deduct that these miners are responsible for having the transactions within the given platforms validated and processed.

When a hacker is able to fool the system into validating faulty transactions without the need for the miners, then we can say that the hacker or a group of hackers have taken over the mentioned 51% of the network’s power.

That is how the hackers become in charge of the network, being able to manipulate with nodes, transactions and the system.

In order to prevent the worst case scenario from happening to Bitcoin Gold, the BTG team has decided to have another fork, which is set to solve this problem, as the team claims.

Bitcoin Gold Waiting for a New Fork

Although it has been officially confirmed several days ago that Bitcoin Gold is going to get another fork, considering the fact that Bitcoin Gold makes up for a fork as well, it is yet not certain when the fork will take place.

The team has only added that the fork should take place in the following weeks, which means that we might expect the planned fork to happen somewhere at the end of June and the beginning of July.

The team has also stated that the further information that will contain all details about the fork will be shared with the public in accordance with the date of realizing the new fork.

What is confirmed for now is that this fork won’t produce another coin, which means that Bitcoin Gold will get to stay BTG. This is great for BTG because there won’t be any holders leaving the project in order to embrace the next one, which would also consequently affect its price in the market.

The hard fork has the purpose of updating the security protocols in order to prevent the mentioned attacks that have become a thing of a realistic scenario as of the most recent events. However, Bitcoin Gold will be getting a new fork also in a portion due to ASIC miners, which has become a problem in the world of mining as it poses a question about the fairness among miners as well as increased competitiveness.

The team has stated that they were focused on improving the current Proof-of-Work protocol, which is the algorithm they have been using by far.

The goal is to move the existing algorithm for mining to a new version of Equihash, which is currently named Equihash-BTG. The testing of all new updates and features will be able to take place once the new PoW is ready.

The team’s objective is to enable mining as soon as the system updates are ready to replace the new system version.

The team reminds the users that there is no good use of updating the system as soon as possible as they want to make sure that the new updates are completely functional, and efficient.

The team behind Bitcoin Gold has also added that the BTG users will be notified about the new hard fork, at least 7 days in advance, so there is no need to worry about not being up-to-date with the new system updates.

After the hard fork takes place, Bitcoin Gold should become immune to 51% attacks, which will in a great way make mining and transacting with BTG available with improved safety protocols.

Bitcoin Gold Performance

Currently ranked as the 28th-best currency on the global coin ranking lost, Bitcoin Gold is rising up against the dollar with the latest market trend.

After the recent change in the price of having BTG rising up by 1.02%, Bitcoin Gold can be traded at the price of 45.29$ on June 7th.

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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors

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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.  These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor.  But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.

Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace.  The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information.  Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed.  Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?

While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.

Mission Statement

Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors.  The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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