Bitcoin Candy: Bitcoin Cash hard fork is on the way

Bitcoin Candy is a fork of Bitcoin Cash that is stated to occur at block height 512666 on January 13 and is going to apply anti-quantum attacks solutions of Bitcoin
11 January 2018   775

The team of Bitcoin Candy has announced on the official website of the fork that Bitcoin Cash will undergo a hard fork at block height 512666, after which some of the improvements proposed by the community will be added to the forked chain. They are planning to explore anti-quantum attacks solution of Bitcoin based on the cryptography background.

The main features of Bitcoin Candy are stated as follows:

  • Fast: Block interval adjusted to two minutes
  • Lower threshold: Total supply adjusted to 21 billion
  • Decentralization: Equihash (GPU) PoW algorithm
  • Safe: Anti-quantum attack exploration and no SegWit

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Other important features of Bitcoin Candy enlisted on the official website of the hard fork:

  • Hardfork height: 512666(Bitcoin Cash)
  • Estimated hardfork time: 2018/01/13
  • PoW algorithm: EQUIHASH(GPU)
  • Supply: 21 billion
  • Distribution ratio: 1:1000
  • Pre-mine: Yes, 1% of supply will be pre-mined
  • Block interval: 2 minutes
  • Replay protection: Yes
  • Block size: 8M
  • Segwit: No
  • Difficulty adjustment: Difficulty adjustment

Dow Jones' MarketWatch to Track Additional 8 Cryptos

Now it also shows data on  Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Monero, Dash and Zcash
25 April 2018   95

MarketWatch, the news department of the Dow Jones Media Group begun to track the market movements of eight new cryptocurrencies. This is reported by Coindesk.

The MarketWatch website tracks the bitcoin price from 2014, but from now on, users will also be offered data on Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Monero, Dash and Zcash.

The new service will publish real-time quotations of these coins against the US dollar and the euro, as well as historical trends in the price movement, using the data from the Kraken crypto exchange.

It's no doubt that our readers, as the world's savviest investors, have an eye on digital currency and we're happy to be expanding our real-time tracking of a total of 9 cryptocurrencies in both Euro's and USD, with Kraken's help.

Dan Shar

General Manager, MarketWatch

Last week, the financial news agency Dow Jones Media Group announced a partnership with the Brave startup. Within its framework, DJMG will test the possibilities of a blockbuster-developed platform for online advertising developed by a start-up, and will provide access to premium content of Barron's MarketWatch publications to about 2 million users of the Brave browser.