Expanse update: what to expect?

Expanse 1.7.2 is planned to be released with block number 800 000 
01 November 2017   2027

As reported today by the official newsletter of Expanse cryptocurrency, Explanse will be updated at block 800 000. At the moment of press, block number 786617 was mined.

What should we wait in Expanse 1.7.2?

Developers have some objectives to be resolved with this update. Among it:

  • Upgrade EXP to the latest ETH:Byzantium protocol.
  • Make EXP transactions faster.
  • Decrease uncle inflation.
  • Maintain Block Reward 8/min.
  • Byzantium Objectives:
  • Addition of ‘REVERT’ opcode, which permits error handling without consuming all gas.
  • Transaction receipts now include a status field to indicate success or failure.
  • Elliptic curve addition and scalar multiplication on alt_bn128 and pairing checks, permitting ZK-Snarks and other cryptographic mathemagic™.
  • Support for big integer modular exponentiation, enabling RSA signature verification and other cryptographic applications.
  • Support for variable length return values .
  • Addition of the ‘STATICCALL’ opcode, permitting non-state-changing calls to other contracts .
  • Changes to the difficulty adjustment formula to take uncles into account 

Also, there are some additional important information:

  • Fork Block Number: 800,000
  • New Block Target: 30 Seconds
  • New Block Reward: 4 EXP


Weiss Ratings Named 12 "Weakest Cryptocurrencies"

Citing several factors, including risks for investors, technological features and popularity, the agency named 12 "weakest" coins
16 March 2018   2917

Weiss Ratings, one of the world's largest rating agencies, presented a new analysis related to the crypto-currency market, which included 12 of the weakest digital assets this time.

Citing several factors, including risks for investors, technological features and popularity, the agency assigned these alphanumeric ratings from D to E, where D means "weak", and E - "very weak".

According to Weiss Ratings, at present traders should avoid investing in the following crypto-currencies:

  • Auroracoin (D-)
  • Comet (E-)
  • Electroneum (E+)
  • Expanse (E)
  • Gulden (D-)
  • Matchpool (E)
  • Megacoin (E-)
  • Novacoin (E)
  • PotCoin (D-)
  • Quark (E-)
  • Rise (D-)
  • SaluS (E-)

Many newcomers rush into cryptocurrencies precisely at the wrong time — when speculative buying has reached a frenzy, crypto exchanges are overwhelmed and prices are on the brink of the next crash.

That’s a shame for two reasons: They lose a lot of money. Then they lose interest, bow out and miss out on the truly big opportunities.


Weiss Ratings

Recently, agency upgraded the rating of bitcoin from C + to B- in light of the development of technology Lightning Network.