Zcash Developer Threatened with Hardfork

As reported, Maintainer of the Windows zcash wallet software, D. Jane Mercer, was going to cease development of the clients
22 June 2018   38674

One of the developers of software for Windows-wallet of ZCash threatened to implement the hardfork of this crypto, if he will not be compensated. This is reported by CoinDesk.

According to Jane Mercer, last year he worked on a voluntary basis and lived for donations, and sometimes he had to work for free. After he ran out of funds, he decided to resort to threats to end his activities and "split" the network.

The Zcash community did not ignore this incident, and for a short period, Mercer's wallet received several anonymous transactions amounting to 80 ZEC (about $ 15,000). According to the developer, with threats he wanted to express his disappointment.

As reported, if Mercer stopped developing software for the ZCash wallet, which is installed in tens or even hundreds of thousands of users, customers couldn't use it after the upcoming network updates.

I finally got one of the Zcash Foundation board members on the phone, and he managed to talk me back from the ledge from chain fork threats and fun things like that. I'm all calmed down, everything is happy now, I hate altcoin drama and it's the only time I have stirred it up deliberately in my life.
 

Jane Mercer

Developer, Zcash Foundation

Overwinter update for Zcash is planned for 25th of June.

Tron and Zencash are Now accepted at Pornhub

The world’s largest adult entertainment websites Pornhub, now accepts cryptocurrency Tron as payment: this is significant for the newly independent Tron
27 June 2018   438

Tron was ran on the Ethereum blockchain in April 2017 but soon declared itself as a competitor to its progenitor. It then migrated to a Beta version of its own blockchain at the end of May. Tron`s value has been steadily falling since its migration.

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Pornhub introduces major new marketplace for Tron. Working since 2007, the site issued its 2017 ‘year in review’ in January and the numbers are staggering. 81 million visits a day (or 28.5 billion a year), 25 billion searches performed (that’s 800 per second), 68 years worth of porn uploaded, and 3,732 petabytes of data transferred - “every 5 minutes Pornhub transmits more data than the entire contents of the New York Public library’s 50 million books.”

Decentralized payment systems have continued to grow in popularity, and cryptocurrency adoption is exploding across a broad economic spectrum. Today, cryptocurrencies are especially viable in the adult entertainment industry because they are privacy-centric and incorporate more anonymity tools than traditional tender.
Corey Price
Pornhub VP

Another digital currency now accepted by Pornhub is Zencash, that is a fork of Zcash. Like it Zcash, Zencash is an anonymity-focused coin. Both they are similar but Zencash has additional features such as encrypted messaging and secure nodes - a small number of blockchain nodes that protect the blockchain from attacks, motivated to do so with a reward system similar to proof-of-stake. It has a market cap of $67 million (Zcash is at $682 million).

Pornhub was acquired by MindGeek in 2010. MindGeek is a Canadian pornography group that has been aggressive in its acquisitions over the last decade, according to Forbes, and now owns 8 of the 10 largest pornography websites. Tron has been making huge steps since its migration. It purchased software firm BitTorrent at the beginning of June for an amount which stays undisclosed but is reckoned to be well over $100 million. Some found this puzzling because BitTorrent is a file sharing website that is completely open source.

Tron Price at the Moment of Press: $0,039690 
Market Cap: $2 609 542 551
Volume (24h): $109 684 000