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The next XVG? Microcap 100x potential actually supported by fundamentals!

What’s up team? I have a hot one for you. XVG returned 12 million percent in 2017 and this one reminds me a lot of it. Here’s why:
Mimblewimble is like Blu-Ray compared to CD-ROM in terms of its ability to compress data on a blockchain. The current BTC chain is 277gb and its capacity is limited because every time you spend a coin, each node needs to validate its history back to when it was mined (this is how double spending is prevented). Mimblewimble is different - all transactions in a block are aggregated and netted out in one giant CoinJoin, and only the current spending needs to be verified. This means that dramatically more transactions can fit into a smaller space, increasing throughput and lowering fees while still retaining the full proof of work game theory of Bitcoin. These blockchains are small enough to run a full node on a cheap smartphone, which enhances the decentralization and censorship resistance of the network.
The biggest benefit, though, is that all transactions are private - the blockchain doesn’t reveal amounts or addresses except to the actual wallet owner. Unlike earlier decoy-based approaches that bloat the chain and can still be data mined (XMR), Mimblewimble leaves no trace in the blockchain, instead storing only the present state of coin ownership.
The first two Mimblewimble coins, Grin and Beam, launched to great fanfare in 2019, quickly reaching over $100m in market cap (since settled down to $22m and $26m respectively). They are good projects but grin has infinite supply and huge never-decreasing emission, and Beam is a corporate moneygrab whose founding investors are counting on you buying for their ROI.
ZEC is valued at $568m today, despite the facts that only 1% of transactions are actually shielded, it has a trusted setup, and generating a confidential transaction takes ~60 seconds on a powerful PC. XMR is a great project but it’s valued at $1.2b (so no 100x) and it uses CryptoNote, which is 2014 tech that relies on a decoy-based approach that could be vulnerable to more powerful computers in the future. Mimblewimble is just a better way to approach privacy because there is simply no data recorded in the blockchain for companies to surveil.
Privacy is not just for darknet markets, porn, money launderers and terrorists. In many countries it’s dangerous to be wealthy, and there are all kinds of problems with having your spending data be out there publicly and permanently for all to see. Namely, companies like Amazon are patenting approaches to identify people with their crypto addresses, “for law enforcement” but also so that, just like credit cards, your spending data can be used to target ads. (A) Coinbase is selling user data to the DEA, IRS, FBI, Secret Service, and who knows who else? (B) What about insurance companies raising your premiums or canceling your policy because they see you buying (legal) cannabis? If your business operates using transparent cryptocurrency, competitors can data mine your customer and supply chain data, and employees can see how much everyone else gets paid. I could go on, but the idea of “I have nothing to hide, so what do I care about privacy?” will increasingly ring hollow as people realize that this money printing will have to be paid by massive tax increases AND that those taxes will be directly debited from their “Central Bank Digital Currency” wallets.
100% privacy for all transactions also eliminates one HUGE problem that people aren’t aware of yet, but they will be: fungibility. Fungibility means that each coin is indistinguishable from any other, just like paper cash. Why is this important? Because of the ever-expanding reach of AML/KYC/KYT (Anti-Money Laundering / Know Your Customer / Know Your Transaction) as regulators cramp down on crypto and banks take over, increasingly coins become “tainted” in various ways. For example, if you withdraw coins to a mixing service like Wasabi or Samourai, you may find your account blocked. (C) The next obvious step is that if you receive coins that these chainalysis services don’t like for whatever reason, you will be completely innocent yet forced to prove that you didn’t know that the coins you bought were up to no good in a past life. 3 days ago, $100k of USDC was frozen. (D) Even smaller coins like LTC now have this problem, because “Chinese Drug Kingpins” used them. (E) I believe that censorable money that can be blocked/frozen isn’t really “your money”.
Epic Cash is a 100% volunteer community project (like XVG and XMR) that had a fair launch in September last year with no ICO and no premine. There are very few projects like this, and it’s a key ingredient in Verge’s success (still at $110m market cap today despite being down 97% since the bubble peak) and why it’s still around. It has a small but super passionate community of “Freemen” who are united by a belief in the sound money economics of Bitcoin Standard emission (21m supply limit and ever-decreasing inflation) and the importance of privacy.
I am super bullish on this coin for the following reasons:
Because it doesn’t have a huge marketing budget in a sea of VC-funded shitcoins, it is as-yet undiscovered, which is why it’s so cheap. There are only 4 Mimblewimble-based currencies on the market: MWC at $162m, BEAM at $26m, GRIN at $22m, and EPIC at $0.4m. This is not financial advice and as always, do your own research, but I’ve been buying this gem for months and will continue to.
This one ticks all the boxes for me, the only real problem is that it’s hard to buy much without causing a huge green candle. Alt season is coming, and coins like this are how your neighbor Chad got his Lambo back in 2017. For 2021, McLaren is a better choice and be sure to pay cash so that it doesn’t get repossessed like Chad!
  1. A https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d35eax/amazon-bitcoin-patent-data-stream-identify-cryptocurrency-for-law-enforcement-government
  2. B https://decrypt.co/31461/coinbase-wants-to-identify-bitcoin-users-for-dea-irs
  3. C https://www.coindesk.com/binance-blockade-of-wasabi-wallet-could-point-to-a-crypto-crack-up
  4. D https://cointelegraph.com/news/centre-freezes-ethereum-address-holding-100k-usdc
  5. E https://www.coindesk.com/us-treasury-blacklists-bitcoin-litecoin-addresses-of-chinese-drug-kingpins
  6. F https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWkTxl5Z6DNN0ASMRxSKV5g
  7. G http://epic.tech/whitepaper
  8. H https://medium.com/epic-cash/epic-cash-on-uniswap-22447904d375
  9. I https://epic.tech/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/figure-3.1.jpg
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Monero - The Elephant in the Room

The state of financial privacy in 2020
Note: You can read this in a friendlier format with images over on Medium - https://medium.com/@johnfoss/the-elephant-in-the-room-34e061f5912a
The erosion of personal privacy is gaining momentum since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. Worldwide, there have been numerous calls by governments and social commentators to increase the surveillance of citizens in hope of controlling the virus. Corporations such as Google and Apple, along with countries such as Singapore, Germany, Belgium, USA, and South Korea have been utilizing smartphone data in different capacities to monitor the movements of citizens.
Many believe the implementation of new surveillance measures will calcify and become the new norm, setting precedence for further encroachment.
Mainstream media has also begun supporting the notion of increased surveillance to serve social and financial needs. A recent Bloomberg opinion piece discussed the need for increased surveillance, pointing out the financial system we operate within is fractured and inefficient when dealing with wide spread social and economic problems.
Once again, government over-reach of citizens’ privacy is a considered solution to our problems.
Countries such as Sweden (which is expected to go entirely cashless by 2023) have been leading the charge in moving to a cashless world, and in Australia the government is preparing to ban cash transactions over ten thousand dollars in order to increase monitorization.
This road to a cashless society is being sped up by the coronavirus pandemic. There is correlation between countries where ‘cash is king’ and a high number of coronavirus infections. Many retail stores are now too afraid to accept cash due to possible virus transmission, with some outright refusing to transact with cash.
The erosion of privacy, and the gradual transition from cash to digital financial transactions leads us to murky waters. Will we be able to conduct private financial transactions five to ten years from now?
Throughout the past decade, unorthodox individuals turned to Bitcoin in order to transact privately. This led to the inception of popular online darknet markets such as the Silk Road. However, many of the darknet markets proved to be unreliable and short-lived. It soon became apparent to Bitcoin users that Bitcoin is not private, and many of those conducting transactions in relation to darknet markets were identified and prosecuted.
Blockchain analytic companies such as Chainanalysis gained traction and suddenly Bitcoin tumblers were found to be ineffective. Blockchain analytic companies take advantage of Bitcoin’s transparent blockchain, analysing data and tracking transaction outputs. The blockchain analytic company then sells this information to cryptocurrency exchanges and government organisations so they can link Bitcoin addresses to specific users. Many Bitcoin advocates tout Bitcoin can be used privately via the use of newer tumbling technologies, however this is a somewhat arduous process with no guarantee of its effectiveness. In December 2019 Chainanalysis demonstrated how they tracked transactions mixed via Wasabi Wallet that were associated with the PlusToken scam. Tumbling also leads to the possibility of coin taint, whereas certain Bitcoin may be perceived to be less valuable because they can be identified as being associated with nefarious activities, and as a result exchange services may confiscate coins when a user attempts to sell them.
While Bitcoin holds many desirable characteristics of sound money, many prominent figures within the Bitcoin space have repeatedly discussed on the need for default privacy and fungibility. However, as was seen in previous years’ block size dispute, the issue of privacy will come with great lengthy debate as stakeholders attempt to reach a consensus that does not impact upon the characteristics of Bitcoin.
As change within the social and financial landscape continues to accelerate, those seeking financial privacy may turn to Monero.
Monero is the elephant in the room.
Monero is a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin and shares many of the same characteristics of sound money, however it also provides default privacy. Unlike other privacy focused cryptocurrencies, privacy isn’t opt-in, so all transactions and wallet amounts are unknown and indistinguishable from one another. Every unit of Monero is valued equally as no matter its history. This allows Monero to be truly fungible, and eradicates any possibility of coin taint. It has proven this in a number of cases. For example, exchanges have been hesitant to list Monero due to KYC/AML compliance issues it raises because it is impossible to determine transaction history.
If Monero provides financial privacy solutions, why is Monero being ignored?
Firstly, while most deem privacy to be important, many are yet to find it necessary to adopt privacy technologies. There are many easy to use privacy solutions such as Signal or DuckDuckGo, however these are not widely used as users opt for convenience instead. As surveillance increases and data collected is harnessed to marginalize or punish users, it is like that privacy technologies will become extremely desirable. Additionally, acquiring Monero can be difficult or inconvenient for some, as cryptocurrency exchanges must comply with laws and regulations, and may perceive it to be a risk listing an untraceable cryptocurrency. This also leads to lower liquidity than other cryptocurrencies.
Monero remains a community driven project. Public figures such as John McAfee and Crypto Vigilante continue to advocate the use of Monero ahead of Bitcoin. Due to its humble and open-source nature, Monero isn’t widely promoted even though it maintains the third largest cryptocurrency community on Reddit after Bitcoin and Ethereum.
In respect to the technology, Monero’s hashrate has steadily been increasing over time, and the number of daily transactions taking place on the Monero blockchain are higher than ever. The Monero Research Lab continues its research in order to improve the protocol. Over the past few years these improvements resulted in reduced transaction fees, and enhanced scalability and privacy.
In just a few years from now, it is extremely likely traditional financial systems will not provide the capacity to transact privately. Banks will be required to ask questions regarding why certain transactions took place, and recorded transaction data will be sold to third parties. As the erosion of our privacy continues to accelerate, it won’t be long until Monero gains the use and recognition it deserves, and price reflects this.
Monero is what people think Bitcoin is.
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Review of 1-8oz.com

If you've never heard of 1-8oz.com, its basically a one-stop-shop for all of your /trees needs. They have a wide selection of flowers, concentrates, consumables, and accessories.
First, being able to get a product that you enjoy anywhere in the US is unbelievable. You can go to the sketchy parts of town, looking for it, or you could stay home with your feet kicked up and order online. Not having to worry about using the Darknet or being scammed by some anon on a onion site. Google->Order->Home doesn't get much simpler than that.
Prices are high. What else were you expecting? You're getting great lab-tested product sent to your home discreetly, so don't be discouraged by the prices. They always have some form of a deal going, but getting what you want might set you back a nickel or so. You know that you aren't getting black market products, so it is worth the expense.
Third, payment is all anonymous through Bitcoin. After placing an order, you are directed to send bitcoins to a random wallet they generate. Done this for all of my transactions, never had an issue at all. The payment takes about an hour to fully go through, typical transaction approval for bitcoin.
Shipping is a breeze. First, they have free shipping on any order, which is a huge make or break for people. It lets people try out their service or order in bulk with no added fees. The packaging is just like every other piece of mail. No branding, nondescript packaging has my order arriving on time, every time. They get products out Monday-Friday, usually processing the order for shipping the next day. It just takes the standard 3-4 days to arrive.
Overall, I've been really happy with the products and service 1-8oz.com has provided me. Every question has been answered respectfully in under 24hrs, which is a hallmark trait in the businesses. A pretty good way to kill a dry spell, check them out.
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Epic Cash AMA Recap with CryptoDiffer Community

CryptoDiffer team Hello, everyone! We are glad to meet here: Max Freeman (@maxfreeman4), Project Lead at Epic Cash Yoga Dude (@Yogadude), PR&Marketing at Epic Cash Xenolink (@Xenolink), Advisor at Epic Cash
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash Thanks Max, we are excited to be here!
Yoga Dude PR&Marketing at Epic Cash Hello Everyone! Thank you for having us here!
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash Thank you to the CryptoDiffer team and CryptoDiffer community for hosting us!
CryptoDiffer team Let`s start from the first introduction question: Q1: Can you introduce yourself to the community? What is your background and how did you join Epic Cash?
Yoga Dude PR&Marketing at Epic Cash
Hello! My background is Marketing and Business Development, I’ve been in crypto since 2011 started with Bitcoin, then Monero in 2014, Ethereum in 2015 and at some point Doge for fun and profit. I joined Epic Cash team in September 2019 handling PR and Marketing.
I saw in Epic Cash what was missing in my previous cryptos — things that were missing in Bitcoin and Monero especially.
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash
Hello Cryptodiffer Community, I am not an original co-founder nor am I a developer for the Epic Cash project. I am however a community member that is involved in helping scale this project to higher levels. One of the many beauties of Epic Cash is that every single member in the community has the opportunity to be part of EPIC’s team, it can be from development all the way to content producing. Epic Cash is a community driven project. The true Core Team of Epic Cash is our community. I believe a community that is the Core Team is truly powerful. EPIC Cash has one of the freshest and strongest communities I have seen in quite a while. Which is one of the reasons why I became involved in this project. Epic displayed some of the most self community produced content I have seen in a project. I’m actually a doctor of medicine but in terms of my experience in crypto, I have been involved in the industry since 2012 beginning with mining Litecoin. Since then I have been doing deep dive analysis on different projects, investing, and building a network in crypto that I will utilize to help connect and scale Epic in every way I can. To give some credit to those people in my network that have been a part of helping give Epic exposure, I would like to give a special thanks to u/Tetsugan and u/Saurabhblr. Tetsugan has been doing a lot of work for the Japanese community to penetrate the Japanese market, and Japan has already developed a growing interest in Epic. Daku Sarabh the owner and creator of Crypto Daku Robinhooders, I would like to thank him and his community for giving us one of our first large AMA’s, which he has supported our project early and given us a free AMA. Many more to thank but can’t be disclosed. Also thank you to all the Epic Community leaders, developers, and Content producers!
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
I’m Max Freeman, which stands for “Maximum Freedom for Mankind”. I started working on the ideas that would become Epic in 2018. I fell in love with Bitcoin in 2017 but realized that it needs privacy at the base layer, fungibility, better scalability in order to go to the next level.
CryptoDiffer team
Really interesting backgrounds I must admit, pleasure to see the team that clearly has one vision of the project by being completely decentralized:)
Q2: Can you briefly describe what is Epic Cash in 3–5 sentences? What technology stands behind Epic Cash and why it’s better than the existing one?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
I’d like to highlight the differences between Epic and the two highest-valued privacy coin projects, Monero and Zcash. XMR has always-on privacy like Epic does, but at a cost: Its blockchain is over 20x more data intensive than Epic, which limits its possibilities for scalability. Epic’s blockchain is small and light enough to run a full node on cell phones, something that is in our product road map. ZEC by comparison can’t run on low end devices because of its zero knowledge based approach, and only 1% of transactions are fully private. Epic is simply newer, more advanced technology than prior networks thanks to Mimblewimble
We will also add more algorithms to widen the range of hardware that can participate in mining. For example, cell phones and tablets based around ARM chips. Millions of people can mine Epic that can’t mine Bitcoin, and that will help grow the network rapidly.
There are some great short videos on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQBFfksJlM97rgrplLRwNUg/videos
that explain why we believe we have created something truly special here.
Our core architecture derives from Grin, so we are fortunate to benefit on an ongoing basis from their considerable development efforts. We are focused on making our currency truly usable and widely available, beyond a store of value and becoming a true medium of exchange.
Yoga Dude PR&Marketing at Epic Cash
Well we all have our views, but in a nutshell, we offer things that were missing in the previous cryptos. We have sound fiscal emission schedule matching Bitcoin, but we are vastly more private and faster. Our blockchain is lighter than Bitcoin or Monero and our tech is more scalable. Also, we are unique in that we are mineable with CPUs and GPUs as well as ASICs, giving the broadest population the ability to mine Epic Cash. Plus, you can’t forget FUNGIBILITY 🙂 we are big on that — since you can’t have true privacy without fungibility.
Also, please understand, we have HUGE respect to all the cryptos that came before us, we learned a lot from them, and thanks to their mistakes we evolved.
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash
To add on, what also makes Epic Cash unique is the ability to decentralize the mining using a tri-algo model of Random X (CPU), Progpow (GPU), and Cuckoo (ASIC) for an ability to do hybrid mining. I believe this is an issue we can see today in Bitcoin having centralized mining and the average user has a costly barrier of entry.
To follow up on this one in my opinion one of the things we adopted that we have seen success for , in example Bitcoin and Monero, is a strong community driven coin. I believe having a community driven coin will provide a more organic atmosphere especially when starting with No ICO, or Premine with a fair distribution model for everyone.
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Q3: What are the major milestones Epic Cash has achieved so far? Maybe you can share with us some exciting plans for future weeks/months?
Yoga Dude PR&Marketing at Epic Cash
Since we went live in September of 2019, we attracted a very large community of users, miners, investors and contributors from across the world. Epic Cash is a very international project with white papers translated into over 30 languages. We are very much a community driven project; this is very evident from our content and the amount of translations in our white papers and in our social media content.
We are constantly working on improving our usability, security and privacy, as well as getting our message and philosophy out into the world to achieve mass adoption. We have a lot of exciting plans for our project, the plan is to make Epic Cash into something that is More than Money.
You can tell I am the Marketing guy since my message is less about the actual tech and more about the usability and use cases for Epic Cash, I think our Team and Community have a great mix of technical, practical, social and fiscal experiences. Since we opened our YouTube channels content for community submissions, we have seen our content translated into Spanish, French, German, Polish, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Russian, and other languages
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
Our future development roadmap will be published soon and includes 4 tracks:
Usability
Mining
Core Protocol
Ecosystem Development
Core Protocol
Epic Server 2.9.0 — this release improves the difficulty adjustment and is aimed at making block emission closer to the target 60 seconds, particularly reducing the incidence of extremely short and long blocks — Status: In Development (Testing) Anticipated Release: June 2020
Epic Server 3.0.0 — this completes the rebase to Grin 3.0.0 and serves as the prerequisite to some important functional building blocks for the future of the ecosystem. Specifically, sending via Tor (which eliminates the need to open ports), proof of payment (useful for certain dex applications e.g. Bisq), and our native mobile app. Status: In Development (Testing) Anticipated Release: Fall 2020
Non-Interactive Transactions — this will enhance usability by enabling “fire and forget” send-to-address functionality that users are accustomed to from most cryptocurrencies. Status: Drawing Board Anticipated Release: n/a
Scaling Options — when blocks start becoming full, how will we increase capacity? Two obvious options are increasing the block size, as well as a Lightning Network-style Layer 2 structure. Status: Drawing Board Anticipated Release: n/a
Confidential Assets — Similar to Raven, Tari, and Beam, the ability to create independently tradable assets that ride on the Epic Blockchain. Status: Drawing Board Anticipated Release: n/a
Usability
GUI Wallet 2.0 — Restore from seed words and various usability enhancements — Status: Needs Assessment Anticipated Release: Fall 2020
Mobile App — Native mobile experience for iOS and Android. Status: In Development (Testing) Anticipated Release: Winter 2020
Telegram Integration — Anonymous payments over the Telegram network, bot functionality for groups. Status: Drawing Board Anticipated Release: n/a
Mining
RandomX on ARM — Our 4th PoW algorithm, this will enable tablets, cell phones, and low power devices such as Raspberry Pi to participate in mining. Status: Needs Assessment Anticipated Release: n/a
The economics of mining Epic are extremely compelling for countries that have free or extremely cheap electricity, since anyone with an ordinary PC can mine. Individual people around the world can simply run the miner and earn meaningful money (imagine Venezuela for example), something that has not been possible since the very early days of Bitcoin.
Ecosystem Development
Atomic Swaps — Connecting Epic to other blockchains in a trustless way, starting with ETH so that Epic can trade on DeFi infrastructure such as Uniswap, Kyber, etc. Status: Drawing Board Anticipated Release: n/a
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash
From the Community aspect, we have been further developing our community international reach. We have been seeing an increase in interest from South America, China, Russia, Japan, Italy, and the Philippines. We are working on targeting more countries. We truly aim to be a decentralized project that is open to everyone worldwide.
CryptoDiffer team
Great, thank you for your answers, we now can move to community questions part!
Cryptodiffer Community
You have 3 mining algorithms, the question is: how do they not compete with each other? Is there any benefit of mining on the GPU and CPU if someone is mining on the ASIC?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
The block selection is deterministic, so that every 100 blocks, 60% are for RandomX (CPU), 38% for ProgPow (GPU), and 2% for Cuckoo (ASIC) — the policy is flexible so that we can have as many algorithms with any percentages we want. The goal is to make the most decentralized and resilient network possible, and with that in mind we are excited to work on enabling tablets and cell phones to mine, since that opens it up to millions of people that otherwise can’t take part.
Cryptodiffer Community
To Run a project smoothly, Funding is very important, From where does the Funding/revenue come from?
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash
Yes, early on this was realized and in order to scale a project funds are indeed needed. Epic Cash did not start with any funding and no ICO and was organically genesis mined with no pre-mine. Epic cash is also a nonprofit community driven project similar to Monero. There is no profit-driven entity in the picture. To overcome the revenue issue Epic Cash setup a development fund tax that decreases 1% every year until 2028 when Epic Cash reaches singularity with Bitcoin emissions. Currently it is at 7.77%. This will help support the scaling of the project.
Cryptodiffer Community
Hi! In your experience working also with MONERO can you please clarify which are those identified problems that EPIC CASH aims to develop and resolve? What’s the main advantage that EPIC CASH has over MONERO? Thank you!
Yoga Dude PR&Marketing at Epic Cash
First, I must admit that I am still a huge fan and HODLer of Monero. That said:
✅ our blockchain is MUCH lighter than Monero’s
✅ our transaction processing speed is much faster
✅ our address-less blockchain is more private
✅ Epic Cash can be mined with CPU (RandomX) GPU (ProgPow) and Cuckoo, whereas Monero migrated to RandomX and currently only mineable with CPU
Cryptodiffer Community
  1. the feature ‘Cut Through’ deletes old data, how is it decided which data will be deletes, and what are the consequences of it for the platform and therefore the users?
  2. On your website I see links to download Epic wallet and mining software for Linux,Windows and MacOs, I am a user of android, is there a version for me, or does it have a release date?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
  1. This is one of the most exciting features of Mimblewimble, which is its extraordinary ability to compress blockchain data. In Bitcoin, the entire history of a coin must be replayed every time it is spent, and comprehensive details are permanently stored in the blockchain. Epic discards spent transaction inputs and consolidates outputs, storing neither addresses or amounts, only a tiny kernel to allow sender and receiver to prove their transaction.
  2. The Vitex mobile app is great for today, and we have a native mobile app for iOS and Android in the works as well.
Cryptodiffer Community
$EPIC Have total Supply of 21,000,000 EPIC , is there any burning plan? Or Buyback program to maintain $EPIC price in the future?
Who is Epic Biggest competitors?
And what’s makes epic better than competitors?
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash
We respect the older generation coins like Bitcoin. But we have learned that the supply economics of Bitcoin is very sound. Until today we can witness how the Bitcoin is being adopted institutionally and by retail. We match the 21 million BTC supply economics because it is an inelastic fixed model which makes the long-term economics very sound. To have an elastic model of burning tokens or printing tokens will not have a solid economic future. Take for example the USD which is an inflating supply. In terms of competitors we look at everyone in crypto with respect and also learn from everyone. If we had to compare to other Mimblewimble tech coins, Grin is an inelastic forever inflating supply which in the long term is not sound economics. Beam however is an inelastic model but is formed as a corporation. The fair distribution is not there because of the permanent revenue model setup for them. Epic Cash a non-profit development tax fund model for scaling purposes that will disappear by 2028’s singularity.
Cryptodiffer Community
What your plans in place for global expansion, are you focusing on only market at this time? Or focus on building and developing or getting customers and users, or partnerships?
Yoga Dude PR&Marketing at Epic Cash
Since we are a community project, we have many developers, in addition to the core team.
Our plans for Global expansion are simple — we have advocates in different regions addressing their audiences in their native languages. We are growing organically, by explaining our ideology and usability. The idea is to grow beyond needing a fiat bridge for crypto use, but to rather replace fiat with our borderless, private and fungible crypto so people can use it to get goods and services without using banks.
We are not limiting ourselves to one particular demographic — Epic Cash is a valid solution for the gamers, investors, techie and non techie people, and the unbanked.
Cryptodiffer Community
EPIC confidential coin! Did you have any problems with the regulators? And there will be no problems with listing on centralized exchanges?
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash
In terms of structure, we are carefully set up to minimize these concerns. Without a company or investors in the picture, and having raised no funds, there is little scope to attack in terms of securities laws. Bitcoin and Ethereum are widely acknowledged as acceptable, and we follow in their well-established footprints in that respect. Centralized exchanges already trade other privacy coins, so we don’t see this as much of an issue either. In general, decentralized p2p exchange options are more interesting than today’s centralized platforms. They are more censorship resistant, secure, and privacy-protecting. As the technology gets better, they should continue to gain market share and that’s why we’re proud to be partnered with Vitex, whose exchange and mobile app work very well.
Cryptodiffer Community
What are the main utility and real-life usage of the #EPIC As an investor, why should we invest in the #EPIC project as a long-term investment?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
Because our blockchain is so light (only 1.16gb currently, and grows very slowly) it is naturally well suited to become a decentralized mobile money standard because people can run a full node on their phone, guaranteeing the security of their funds. Scalability in Bitcoin requires complicated and compromised workarounds such as Lightning Network and light clients, and these problems are solved in Epic.
With our forthcoming Mobile Mining app, hundreds of millions of cell phones and tablets will be able to easily join the network. People can quickly and cheaply send money to one another, fulfilling the long-envisioned promise of P2P electronic cash.
As an investor, it’s important to ask a few key questions. Bitcoin Standard tokenomics of disinflation and a fixed supply are well proven over a decade now. We follow this model exactly, with a permanently synchronized supply from 2028, and 4 emission halvings from now until then, with our first one in about two weeks. Beyond that, we can apply some simple logical tests. What is more valuable, money that can only be used in some cases (censorable Bitcoin based on a lack of fungibility) or money that can be used universally? (fungible Epic based on always-on privacy by default). Epic is also poised to be a more decentralized and therefore resilient network because of wider participation in mining. Epic is designed to be Bitcoin++ Privacy, Fungibility, Scalability
Cryptodiffer Community
Q1. What are advantages for choosing three mining algorithms RandomX+, ProgPow and CuckAToo31+ ?
Q2. Beam and Grin use MimbleWimble protocol, so what are difference for Epic? All of you will be friends for partners or competitors?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
RandomX and ProgPow are designed to use the entirety of a CPU / GPU’s unique processing capabilities in a way that other types of hardware don’t work as well. You can run RandomX on a GPU but it doesn’t work nearly as well as a much cheaper CPU, for example. Cuckoo is a “memory hard” algorithm that widens the range of companies that can produce the hardware.
Grin and Beam are great projects and we’ve learned a lot from them. We inherited our first codebase from Grin’s excellent Rust design, which is a better language for community participation than C++ that Beam currently uses.
Functionally, Mimblewimble is similar across the 3 coins, with standard Confidential Transactions, CoinJoin, Dandelion++, Schnorr Signatures and other advanced features. Grin is primarily ASIC-targeted, Beam is GPU-targeted, and Epic is multi-hardware.
The biggest differences though are in tokenomics and project structure. Grin has permanent inflation of 60 coins per block with no halvings, which means steady erosion of value over time due to new supply pressure. It also lacks a steady funding model, making future development in jeopardy, particularly as the per coin price falls. Beam has a for-profit model with heavy early inflation and a high developer tax. Epic builds on the strengths of these earlier mimblewimble projects and addresses the parts that could be improved.
Cryptodiffer Community Some privacy coin has scalability issues! How Epic cash will solve scalability issues? Why you choose randomX consensus algorithem?
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash
Fungibility means that you can’t distinguish one unit of currency from another, in example Gold. Fungibility has recently become a hot issue as people have been noticing Bitcoins being locked up by exchanges which may of had a nefarious history which are called Tainted Coins. In example coins that have been involved in a hack, darknet market transactions, or even processing coin through a mixer. Today we can already see freshly mined Bitcoins being sold at a premium price to avoid the fungibility problem Bitcoin carries today. Bitcoin can be tracked by chainalysis and is not a fungible cryptocurrency. One of the features that Epic has is privacy with added fungibility, because of Mimblewimble technology, Epic has no addresses recorded and therefore nothing can be tracked by chainalysis. Below I provide a link of an example of what the lack of fungibility is resulting in today with Bitcoin. One of the reasons why we chose the Random X algo. is because of the easy barrier of entry and also to further decentralize the mining. Random X algo can be mined on old computers or laptops. We also have 2 other algos Progpow (GPU), and Cuckoo (ASIC) to create a wider decentralization of mining methods for Epic.
Cryptodiffer Community
I’m a newbie in crypto and blockchain so how will Epic Cash team target and educate people who don’t know about blockchain and crypto?
What is the uniqueness of Epic Cash that cannot be found in other project that´s been released so far ?
Yoga Dude Pr&Marketing at Epic Cash
Actually, while we have our white paper translated into over 30 languages, we are more focused on explaining our uses and advantages rather than cold specs. Our tech is solid, but we not get hung up on pure tech talk which most casual users do not need to or care to understand. As long as our fundamentals and tech are secure and user friendly our primary goal is to educate about use cases and market potential.
The uniqueness of Epic Cash is its amalgamation of “whats good” in other cryptos. We use Mimblewimble for privacy and anonymity. Our blockchain is much lighter than our competitors. We are the only Mimblewimble crypto to use a unique cocktail of mining algorithms allowing to be mined by casual miners with gaming rigs and laptops, while remaining friendly to GPU and CPU farmers.
The “uniqueness” is learning from the mistakes of those who came before us, we evolved and learned, which is why our privacy is better, we are faster, we are fungible, we offer diverse mining and so on. We are the best blend — thats powerful and unique
Cryptodiffer Community
Can you share EPIC’s vision for decentralized finance (DEFI)? What features do EPIC have to support DEFI?
Yoga Dude PR&Marketing at Epic Cash
We view Epic as ideally suited to be the decentralized digital reserve asset of the new Private Internet of Money that’s emerging. At a technology level, atomic swaps can be created to build liquidity bridges so that wrapped Epic tokens (like WBTC, WETH) can trade on other networks as ERC20, BEP2, NEP5, VIP180, Algorand and so on. There is more Bitcoin value locked on Ethereum than in Lightning Network, so we will similarly integrate Epic so that it can trade on networks such as Uniswap, Kyber, and so on.
Longer term, if there is market demand for it, thanks to Scriptless Script functionality our blockchain has, we can build “Confidential Assets” (which Raven, Tari, and Beam are all also working on) that enable people to create tokenized assets in a private way.
Cryptodiffer Community
If you could choose one celebrity to promote Epic-cash, who that would be?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
I am a firm believer that the strength of the project lies in allowing community members to become their own celebrities, if their content is good enough the community will propel them to celebrity status. Organic celebrities with small but loyal following are vastly more beneficial than big name professional shills with inflated but non caring audiences.
I remember the early days of Apple when an enthusiastic dude named Guy Kawasaki became Apple Evangelist, he was literally going around stores that sold Apple and visited user groups and Evangelized his belief in Apple. This guy became a Legend and helped Apple become what it is today.
Epic Cash will have its OWN Celebrities
Cryptodiffer Community
How does $EPIC solve scalability of transactions? Current blockchains face issues with scalability a lot, how does $EPIC creates a solution to it?
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash
Epic Cash is utilizing Mimblewimble technology. Besides the privacy & fungibility aspect of the tech. There is the scalability features of it. It is implemented into Epic by transaction cut-through. Which means it allows nodes to remove all intermediate transactions, thus significantly reducing the blockchain size without affecting its validation. Mimblewimble also does not use addresses like a BTC address, and amount of transactions are also not recorded. One problem Monero and Bitcoin are facing now is scalability. It is evident today that data is getting more expensive and that will be a problem in the long run for those coins. Epic is 90% lighter and more scalable compared to Monero and Bitcoin.
Cryptodiffer Community
what are the ways that Epic Cash generates profits/revenue to maintain your project and what is its revenue model ? How can it make benefit win-win to both invester and your project ?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
There is a block subsidy of 7.77% that declines 1.11% per year until 0, where it stays after that. As a nonprofit community effort, this extremely modest amount goes much further than in other projects, which often take 20, 30, even 50+ % of the coin supply. We believe that this ongoing funding model best aligns the long term incentives for all participants and balances the compromises between the ends of the centralized/decentralized spectrum of choices that any project must make.
Cryptodiffer Community
Q1 : What are your major goals to archive in the next 3–4 years?
Q2 : What are your plans to expand and gain more adoption?
Yoga Dude Pr&Marketing at Epic Cash
Max already talked about our technical plans and goals in his roadmap. Allow me to talk more about the non technical 😁
We are aiming for broader reach in the non technical more mainstream community — this is a big challenge but we believe it is doable. By offering simpler ways to mine Epic Cash (with smart phones for example), and by doing more education we will achieve the holy grail of crypto — moving past the fiat bridges and getting Epic Cash to be accepted as means of payment for goods and services. We will accomplish this by working with regional advocacy groups, community interaction, off-line promotional activities and diverse social media targeting.
Cryptodiffer Community
It seems to me that EpicCash will have its first Halving, right? Why a halving so soon?
Is a mobile version feasible?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
Our supply emission catches up to that of Bitcoin’s first 19 years after 8 years in Epic, so that requires more frequent halvings. Today’s block emission is 16, next up are 8, 4, 2, and then finally 0.15625. After that, the supply of Epic and that of BTC stay synchronized until maxing out at 21m coins in 2140.
Today we have a mobile wallet through the Vitex app, a native mobile wallet coming, and are working on mobile mining.
Cryptodiffer Community
What markets will you add after that?
Yoga Dude PR&Marketing at Epic Cash
Well, we are aiming to have ALL markets
Epic Cash in its final iteration will be usable by everyone everywhere regardless of their technical expertise. We are not limiting ourselves to the technocrats, one of our main goals is to help the billions of unbanked. We want everyone to be able to mine, buy, and most of all USE Epic Cash — gamers, farmers, soccer moms, students, retirees, everyone really — even bankers (well once we defeat the banking industry)
We will continue building on the multilingual diversity of our global community adding support and advocacy groups in more countries in more languages.
Epic Cash is More than Money and its for Everyone.
Cryptodiffer Community
Almost, all cryptocurrencies are decentralized & no-one knows who owns that cryptocurrencies ! then also, why Privacy is needed? hats the advantages of Private coins?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
With a public transparent blockchain such as Bitcoin, you are permanently posting a detailed history of your money movements open for anyone to see (not just legitimate authorities, either!) — It would be considered crazy to post your credit card or bank statements to Twitter, but that’s what is happening every time you send a transaction that is not private. This excellent video from community contributor Spencer Lambert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0blbfmvCq\_4 explains better than I can.
Privacy is not just for criminals, it’s for everyone. Do you want your landlord to increase the rent when he sees that you get a raise? Your insurance company to raise your healthcare costs because they see you buying too much ice cream? If you’re a business, do you want your employees to see how much money their coworkers make? Do you want your competitors to trace your supplier and customer relationships? Of course not. By privacy being default for everyone, cryptocurrency can be used in a much wider range of situations without unacceptable compromises.
Cryptodiffer Community
What are the main utility and real-life usage of the #EPIC As an investor, why should we invest in the #EPIC project as a long-term investment?
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash
Epic Cash can be used as a Private and Fungible store of value, medium of exchange, and unit of account. As Epic Cash grows and becomes adopted it can be compared to how Bitcoin and Monero is used and adopted as well. As Epic is adopted by the masses, it can be accepted as a medium of exchange for store owners and as fungible payments without the worry of having money that is tainted. Epic Cash as a store of value may be a good long term aspect of investment to consider. Epic Cash carries an inelastic fixed supply economic model of 21 million coins. There will be 5 halvings which this month of June will be our first halving of epic. From a block reward of 16 Epic reduced to 8. If we look at BTC’s price action and history of their halvings it has been proven and show that there has been an increase in value due to the scarcity and from halvings a reduction of # of BTC’s mined per block. An inelastic supply model like Bitcoin provides proof of the circulating supply compared to the total supply by the history of it’s Price action which is evident in long term charts since the birth of Bitcoin. EPIC Plans to have 5 halvings before the year 2028 to match the emissions of Bitcoin which we call the singularity event. Below is a chart displaying our halvings model approaching singularity. Once bitcoin and cryptocurrency becomes adopted mainstream, the fungibility problem will be more noticed by the general public. Privacy coins and the features of fungibility/scalability will most likely be sought over. Right now a majority of people believe that all cryptocurrency is fungible. However, that is not true. We can already see Chainalysis confirming that they can trace and track and even for other well-known privacy coins today such as Z-Cash.
Cryptodiffer Community
  1. You aim to reach support from a global community, what are your plans to get spanish speakers involved into Epic Cash? And emerging markets like the african
  2. How am I secure I won’t be affected by receiving tainted money?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
Native speakers from our community are working to raise awareness in key markets such as mining in Argentina and Venezuela for Spanish (Roberto Navarro called Epic “the holy grail of cryptocurrency” and Ethiopia and certain North African countries that have the lowest electricity costs in the world. Remittances between USA and Latin American countries are expensive and slow, so Epic is also perfect for people to send money back home as well.
Cryptodiffer Community
Do EPICs in 2020 focus more on research and coding, or on sales and implementation?
Yoga Dude PR&Marketing at Epic Cash
We will definitely continue to work on research and coding, with emphasis on improved accessibility (especially via smartphones) usability, security and privacy.
In terms of financial infrastructure will continuing to add exchanges both KYC and non KYC.
Big part of our plans is in ongoing Marketing and PR outreach. The idea is to make Epic Cash a viral sensation of sorts. If we can get Epic Cash adopters to spread the word and tell their family, coworkers and friends about Epic Cash — there will be no stopping us and to help that happen we have a growing army of content creators, and supporters.
Everyone with skin in the game gets the benefit of advancing the cause.
Folks also, this isn’t an answer to the question but an example of a real-world Epic Cash content —
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtAVEqKGgqY
a challenge from one of our content creators to beat his 21 pull ups and get 100 epics! This has not been claimed yet — people need to step up 🙂 and to help that I will match another 100 Epic Cash to the first person to beat this
Cryptodiffer Community
I was watching some videos explaining how to send and receive transactions in EpicCash, which consists of ports and sending links, my question is why this is so, which, for now, looks complex?
Let’s talk about the economic model, can EpicCash comply with the concept of value reserve?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
In V3, which is coming later this summer, Epic can be sent over Tor, which eliminates this issue of port opening, even though using tools like ngrok.io, it’s not necessarily as painful as directly configuring the router ports. Early Lightning Network had this issue as well and it’s something we have a plan to address via research into non-interactive transactions. “Fire and Forget” payments to an address, as people are used to in Bitcoin, is coming to Epic and we’re excited to develop functionality that other advanced mimblewimble coins don’t yet have. We are committed to constant improvement in usability and utility, to make our money system the ease of use leader.
We are involved in the project (anyone can join the Freeman Family) because we believe that simply by choosing to use a form of money that better aligns with our ideals, that we can make a positive change in the world. Some of my thoughts about how I got involved are here: https://medium.com/epic-cash/the-freeman-family-e3b9c3b3f166
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
Huge thanks to our friends Maks and Vladyslav, we welcome everyone to come say hi at one of our friendly communities. It is extremely early in this journey, our market cap is only 0.5m right now, whereas the 3 other mimblewimble coins are at $20m, $30m and $100m respectively. Epic is a historic opportunity to follow in the footsteps of legends such as Bitcoin and Monero, and we hope to become the first Top 5 privacy coin project.
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash
Would like to Thank the Cryptodiffer Team and the Cryptodiffer community for hosting us and also engaging with us to learn more about Epic. If anyone else has more questions and wants to know more about EPIC , can find us at our telegram channel at https://t.me/EpicCash .
Yoga Dude Pr&Marketing at Epic Cash
Thank you, CryptoDiffer Team, and this wonderful Community!!!
Cryptodiffer TEAM
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Lets all pray that Apollon is a scam, and not a bust

... because if LE took over the place yesterday, locked all the vendors out to stop the flow of actual drugs but kept it online it would be too horrific to contemplate. But contemplate we must.
Imagine vendors entering mnemonic strings, PIN numbers and PGP keys in a desperate effort to login. Thank God for WIKR, or we would be none the wiser. Most of it's customers don't use darknet or Dread and will be happily shopping right now in the largest selection of drugs this beautiful un-DDOSed market has ever offered.
I'm praying that it really is the ham-fisted sheepmarketplace / Evolution-style "one way valve" scam that it first appears, but those type of scams are almost impossible to get away with nowadays. I can't believe that "the rotten Apple"s owner would be that stupid. Let me explain:-
If a market allows deposits and not withdrawals in an extended exit scam, they open themselves up to "Malicious Late Deposit" (Golden Bitcoin) attacks like this one I did yesterday https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/334WoTxteQQfXGtXCesc2dB2E9o5KNF8FG If that $4 gets stolen, the world can follow it on the blockchain knowing that only the owner can move THAT bitcoin right now. (Unless, that is, u/Apollo / u/Atlas is in handcuffs). The whole swag bag is poisoned if he steals my 0.0005446 . It's the booby trap used against Sheepmarketplace and it works.
EVERY MARKETPLACE OWNER WOULD KNOW THAT , which is why I think we should discuss the possibility that LE could be sitting next to the server, eating doughnuts off it and laughing at us. Whenever there's a scam, a disgusted admin usually turns up on reddit to complain about the owner and confirm the exit scam but it hasn't happened.
The floor is open to discussion. Before you post you may be interested in this, the only known video of Apollon's admins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5rRZdiu1UE
EDIT:- Even if the server is "safe" now, it doesn't mean it always will be.
You have a unique opportunity to login to apollon and delete everything you can. Order history, messages, make your profile a blank page. Generate a new unused deposit address for all wallets (monero included) and then delete your wallet history. Then change your password to something you definitely haven't used anywhere else and logout. Don't just stand around moaning during an exit scam.
"Clean house". This is what vendors would be doing right now, but they went to work to find that the locks have been changed on all their shops.
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Fifty Years of Cypherpunk: History, Personalities, And Spread of its ideas

In this review, we tell how the ideas of cypherpunk were born, how they influenced cryptocurrencies, and modern technologies, who formed the basis and why its popularity these days has grown again.

From the early days to today: the chronology of key events of the cypherpunk

In the early 1970s, James Ellis of the UK Government Communications Center put forward the concept of public-key cryptography. In the early 1980s, small groups of hackers, mathematicians and cryptographers began working on the realization of this idea. One of them was an American cryptographer, Ph.D. David Chaum, who is sometimes called the godfather of cypherpunk. This new culture has proclaimed computer technology as a means of destroying state power and centralized management systems.Key figure among the cypherpunk of the 80s — Intel specialist Timothy C. May. His dream was to create a global system that allows anonymous exchange of information. He created the concept of the BlackNet system. In September 1988, May wrote The Crypto-Anarchist Manifesto: people themselves, without politicians, manage their lives, use cryptography, use digital currencies, and other decentralized tools.In 1989, David Chaum founded DigiCash an eCash digital money system with its CyberBucks and with the blind digital signature technology.Since 1992, Timothy May, John Gilmore (Electronic Frontier Foundation), and Eric Hughes (University of California) have begun holding secret meetings and regular PGP-encrypted mailing through anonymous remailer servers. And finally, in 1993 Eric Hughes published a fundamental document of the movement — А Cypherpunk's Manifesto. The importance of confidentiality, anonymous transactions, cryptographic protection — all these ideas were subsequently implemented in cryptocurrencies.The term "cypherpunk" was first used by hacker and programmer Jude Milhon to a group of crypto-anarchists.In 1995, Julian Assange, the creator of WikiLeaks, published his first post in cypherpunk mailing.In 1996, John Young and Deborah Natsios created the Cryptome, which published data related to security, privacy, freedom, cryptography. It is here that subsequently will be published data from the famous Edward Snowden.In 1997, cryptographer Dr. Adam Back (you know him as CEO of Blockstream) created Hashcash, a distributed anti-spam mechanism.In 1998, computer engineer Wei Dai published two concepts for creating a b-money digital payment system:
In April 2001, Bram Cohen developed the BitTorrent protocol and application.In 2002, Paul Syverson, Roger Dingledine and Nick Mathewson presented the alpha version of the anonymity network named TOR Project.In 2004, cypherpunk Hal Finney created the Reusable Proof of Work (RPoW) algorithm. It was based on Adam Back's Hashcash but its drawback was centralization.In 2005, cryptographer Nick Szabo, who developed the concept of smart contracts in the 1990s, announced the creation of Bit Gold — a digital collectible and investment item.In October 2008, legendary Satoshi Nakamoto created the manifesto “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”, which refers to the works of the cypherpunk classics Adam Back and Wei Dai.In 2011, Ross William Ulbricht aka Dread Pirate Roberts created the Silk Road, the first major market for illegal goods and services on the darknet.In 2016, Julian Assange released the book "Cypherpunks: Freedom and the future of the Internet."At the beginning of 2018, Pavel Durov, the creator of Telegram, announced the launch of the TON multi-blockchain platform and mentioned his plans to launch TON ICO.In 2019, the Tor Project‌ introduced an open anti-censorship group.

Cypherpunk 2020

Plenty of services, products, and technologies were inspired by cypherpunk: Cryptocurrencies, HD (Hierarchical Deterministic) crypto wallets, Coin Mixers, ECDHM addresses, Privacy Coins. The ideas of distribution and anonymity were also implemented in the torrents and VPN. You can see the embodiment of cybersecurity ideas in the electronic signatures and protected messengers (Telegram, Signal, and many others).Why there were so many talks about cypherpunk this spring? In April 2020, Reddit users suggested that the letter from the famous cypherpunks mailing dated September 19, 1999, was written by Satoshi Nakamoto himself (or someone close to him). This letter is about the functioning of ecash. Anonymous (supposed Satoshi) talks about the "public double-spending database" and Wei Dai's b-money as a possible foundation for ecash.In addition, researchers of the mystery "Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?" periodically make some noise and discover the next "secret" about one or another legendary cypherpunks. So, in May 2020, Adam Back wrote in response to videos and new hype discussions that, despite some coincidences, he is not Satoshi.Other heroes of the scene are not idle too: in April 2020, David Chaum received $9.7 million during the presale of the confidential coin xx, created to encourage venture investors.

Conclusion

As you can see from the Satoshi Nakamoto's mentions and from the stories of DigiCash, Hashcash, RPoW, Bit Gold, the movement of cypherpunk influenced a lot the emergence of cryptocurrencies. As governments and corporations restrict freedom and interfere with confidentiality, cypherpunk ideas will periodically rise in popularity. And this confrontation will not end in the coming decades.
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Crypto Weekly News — May, 29

What important crypto events happened last week?
📌 American developer Laszlo Hanyecz, the person who made the first documented purchase using cryptocurrency on May 22, 2010, said he actually spent significantly more than 10,000 BTC on pizza. He mined about 100,000 BTC and spent about half on pizza, and the second half he handed out or exchanged for other things.
📌 Minecraft, one of the world’s most popular video games, has a new plug-in enabling players to place blockchain assets directly into their servers without the need to write any code. The launch enables potentially millions of developers to integrate crypto assets into games and apps without prior knowledge of coding for blockchain.
📌 Samsung integrates the custodial and trading service of the Gemini Bitcoin exchange into the blockchain wallet. Users will be able to buy, sell, exchange and store digital assets through the application.
📌 The crypto community drew attention to the growing popularity of BTC. According to Glassnode, the number of investors who own one or more Bitcoins has reached a record high. At the same time, the volume of BTC on the balances of digital asset exchanges, on the contrary, dropped to an 18-month low.
📌 Vitaliy Antonenko, a Ukrainian detainee in New York, faces 20 years in prison and a heavy fine. Antonenko is accused of a series of cybercrimes with the aim of stealing bank cards data. According to investigators, he sold the stolen data along with his accomplices on the darknet. Earned money ($94 million), he allegedly laundered using Bitcoin.
📌 According to the crypto analyst under the nickname CryptoKea, Bitcoin miners have turned into cryptocurrency sellers and the trend is growing. Over the past seven days, miners have sold 955 BTC more than they mined, putting pressure on cryptocurrency quotes. This happens because miners turn off unprofitable equipment, but are forced to sell coins from stocks to pay for operating expenses, CryptoKea noted.
📌 According to Glassnode, users have withdrawn over 310,000 Bitcoins from exchanges since the March market crash, dubbed Black Thursday. This is the longest observed period of cryptocurrency outflow from centralized trading spaces.
📌 The hacker group Blue Mockingbird hacked at least a thousand corporate servers to install a hidden miner for the Monero cryptocurrency on them, ZDNet reports. To carry out the attack, hackers took advantage of a vulnerability in the platform of client interface components for web services.
📌 The number of ETH addresses with above zero balance has grown by 350% since January 2018, when the market value of cryptocurrency reached a historic high of $1,400. According to a Weiss Crypto Ratings study, Ethereum outperforms Bitcoin in the number of addresses with a positive balance and the number of active users. Ripple, in turn, has 140 times less active users than BTC.
That’s all for now!
Keep up with the news of the crypto world at CoinJoy.io Follow us on Twitter and Medium. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Join our Telegram channel. For any inquiries mail us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
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Crypto Weekly News — May, 29

What important crypto events happened last week?
📌 American developer Laszlo Hanyecz, the person who made the first documented purchase using cryptocurrency on May 22, 2010, said he actually spent significantly more than 10,000 BTC on pizza. He mined about 100,000 BTC and spent about half on pizza, and the second half he handed out or exchanged for other things.
📌 Minecraft, one of the world’s most popular video games, has a new plug-in enabling players to place blockchain assets directly into their servers without the need to write any code. The launch enables potentially millions of developers to integrate crypto assets into games and apps without prior knowledge of coding for blockchain.
📌 Samsung integrates the custodial and trading service of the Gemini Bitcoin exchange into the blockchain wallet. Users will be able to buy, sell, exchange and store digital assets through the application.
📌 The crypto community drew attention to the growing popularity of BTC. According to Glassnode, the number of investors who own one or more Bitcoins has reached a record high. At the same time, the volume of BTC on the balances of digital asset exchanges, on the contrary, dropped to an 18-month low.
📌 Vitaliy Antonenko, a Ukrainian detainee in New York, faces 20 years in prison and a heavy fine. Antonenko is accused of a series of cybercrimes with the aim of stealing bank cards data. According to investigators, he sold the stolen data along with his accomplices on the darknet. Earned money ($94 million), he allegedly laundered using Bitcoin.
📌 According to the crypto analyst under the nickname CryptoKea, Bitcoin miners have turned into cryptocurrency sellers and the trend is growing. Over the past seven days, miners have sold 955 BTC more than they mined, putting pressure on cryptocurrency quotes. This happens because miners turn off unprofitable equipment, but are forced to sell coins from stocks to pay for operating expenses, CryptoKea noted.
📌 According to Glassnode, users have withdrawn over 310,000 Bitcoins from exchanges since the March market crash, dubbed Black Thursday. This is the longest observed period of cryptocurrency outflow from centralized trading spaces.
📌 The hacker group Blue Mockingbird hacked at least a thousand corporate servers to install a hidden miner for the Monero cryptocurrency on them, ZDNet reports. To carry out the attack, hackers took advantage of a vulnerability in the platform of client interface components for web services.
📌 The number of ETH addresses with above zero balance has grown by 350% since January 2018, when the market value of cryptocurrency reached a historic high of $1,400. According to a Weiss Crypto Ratings study, Ethereum outperforms Bitcoin in the number of addresses with a positive balance and the number of active users. Ripple, in turn, has 140 times less active users than BTC.
That’s all for now!
Keep up with the news of the crypto world at CoinJoy.io Follow us on Twitter and Medium. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Join our Telegram channel. For any inquiries mail us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
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An empirical analysis of anonymity in Zcash

Hi all,
I'm part of a small team building a project called ResearchHub. We are hosting a journal club/AMA tomorrow at 12p PST discussing privacy on the Zcash blockchain. If anyone is interested in attending, we would love if you joined us!
A little background:
One of the most powerful use-cases for a cryptocurrency is facilitating the ability to anonymously store and transact value.
The rise of Bitcoin was due in part to the utility it brought to darknet marketplaces via "pseudonymous" wallet addresses. Initially, this allowed Bitcoin's users to transact value anonymously.
As Bitcoin became more popular, more resources were dedicated to understanding patterns of transactions between pseudonymous wallets. It is now well established that Bitcoin does not provide its users with the ability to transact anonymously. Because of this, a number of "privacy coins" have been created with the goal of solving this problem.
Zcash is one of the largest with an overall market cap of over $400m.
The journal club is scheduled for 4/28, at 12p PST. George Kappos will be discussing his paper "An empirical analysis of anonymity in Zcash".
Sign up below if you are interested in how experts perform network analysis on privacy coin blockchains and would like to learn exactly how anonymous Zcash transactions are: https://ama.researchhub.com/georgekappos
Thank you!
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I replaced the word "crime" and "criminal" with "Freedom" and "Freedom lovers" in this hit piece against privacy by Chainanalysis. it is now a guide to reclaiming some privacy

What comes next for crypto Freedom?

Crypto Freedom will likely continue to evolve in both scope and technological sophistication, just like cryptocurrency itself. As law enforcement, regulators, and cryptocurrency professionals improve their ability to prevent and respond to various forms of crypto Freedom, the Freedom lovers themselves will also grow more sophisticated — that’s the one constant we’ve seen as blockchain investigators.
Here are some thoughts on for how crypto Freedom might evolve in the near term.
  1. More non-custodial mixers. Following the closure of Bestmixer, we believe users — Freedom lovers and not — will search for alternatives to third party custodial mixers such as wallets that offer native mixing functionality similar to CoinJoin wallets like Wasabi. It’s likely that more currencies besides Bitcoin will get analogs to CoinJoin, as we’ve seen with CoinShuffle for Bitcoin Cash and mixing via smart contracts for Ethereum.
  2. Chain hopping as another alternative to custodial mixing services. In addition to native in-wallet mixing, we also think some Freedom lovers may begin to favor chain-hopping as an alternative to third-party mixing. Chain hopping is the process of swapping one type of cryptocurrency for another, often several times in quick succession, typically at low-KYC exchanges so as to further obfuscate the path of funds.
  3. Privacy coins. As we mentioned in the darknet markets section, privacy coins like Monero are gaining popularity and could become the cryptocurrency of choice for more Freedom lovers in 2020. Privacy coins increase user anonymity by using an obfuscated public ledger rather than a fully public one like Bitcoin’s. As more exchanges begin accepting privacy coins, they should also collaborate with regulators, law enforcement, and one another to establish frameworks for investigations of Freedom lovers who use privacy coins.
  4. More anonymous P2P exchange options. We believe that non-custodial, decentralized exchanges like Bisq network will continue to gain popularity with Freedom lovers in 2020. Decentralized exchanges allow peer-to-peer transactions without the exchange acting as a mediating third-party. We may also see Freedom lovers using P2P exchanges benefit from upcoming Bitcoin protocol changes like Taproot and Schnorr Signatures, which make the complicated smart contract-based transactions carried out on P2P exchanges look identical to standard transactions on the blockchain.
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What comes next for crypto crime?

Crypto crime will likely continue to evolve in both scope and technological sophistication, just like cryptocurrency itself. As law enforcement, regulators, and cryptocurrency professionals improve their ability to prevent and respond to various forms of crypto crime, the criminals themselves will also grow more sophisticated — that’s the one constant we’ve seen as blockchain investigators. Here are some thoughts on for how crypto crime might evolve in the near term. 1. More non-custodial mixers. Following the closure of Bestmixer, we believe users — criminals and not — will search for alternatives to third party custodial mixers such as wallets that offer native mixing functionality similar to CoinJoin wallets like Wasabi. It’s likely that more currencies besides Bitcoin will get analogs to CoinJoin, as we’ve seen with CoinShuffle for Bitcoin Cash and mixing via smart contracts for Ethereum. 2. Chain hopping as another alternative to custodial mixing services. In addition to native in-wallet mixing, we also think some criminals may begin to favor chain-hopping as an alternative to third-party mixing. Chain hopping is the process of swapping one type of cryptocurrency for another, often several times in quick succession, typically at low-KYC exchanges so as to further obfuscate the path of funds. 3. Privacy coins. As we mentioned in the darknet markets section, privacy coins like Monero are gaining popularity and could become the cryptocurrency of choice for more criminals in 2020. Privacy coins increase user anonymity by using an obfuscated public ledger rather than a fully public one like Bitcoin’s. As more exchanges begin accepting privacy coins, they should also collaborate with regulators, law enforcement, and one another to establish frameworks for investigations of criminals who use privacy coins. 4. More anonymous P2P exchange options. We believe that non-custodial, decentralized exchanges like Bisq network will continue to gain popularity with criminals in 2020. Decentralized exchanges allow peer-to-peer transactions without the exchange acting as a mediating third-party. We may also see criminals using P2P exchanges benefit from upcoming Bitcoin protocol changes like Taproot and Schnorr Signatures, which make the complicated smart contract-based transactions carried out on P2P exchanges look identical to standard transactions on the blockchain.
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Crypto Weekly News — May, 29

What important crypto events happened last week?
📌 American developer Laszlo Hanyecz, the person who made the first documented purchase using cryptocurrency on May 22, 2010, said he actually spent significantly more than 10,000 BTC on pizza. He mined about 100,000 BTC and spent about half on pizza, and the second half he handed out or exchanged for other things.
📌 Minecraft, one of the world’s most popular video games, has a new plug-in enabling players to place blockchain assets directly into their servers without the need to write any code. The launch enables potentially millions of developers to integrate crypto assets into games and apps without prior knowledge of coding for blockchain.
📌 Samsung integrates the custodial and trading service of the Gemini Bitcoin exchange into the blockchain wallet. Users will be able to buy, sell, exchange and store digital assets through the application.
📌 The crypto community drew attention to the growing popularity of BTC. According to Glassnode, the number of investors who own one or more Bitcoins has reached a record high. At the same time, the volume of BTC on the balances of digital asset exchanges, on the contrary, dropped to an 18-month low.
📌 Vitaliy Antonenko, a Ukrainian detainee in New York, faces 20 years in prison and a heavy fine. Antonenko is accused of a series of cybercrimes with the aim of stealing bank cards data. According to investigators, he sold the stolen data along with his accomplices on the darknet. Earned money ($94 million), he allegedly laundered using Bitcoin.
📌 According to the crypto analyst under the nickname CryptoKea, Bitcoin miners have turned into cryptocurrency sellers and the trend is growing. Over the past seven days, miners have sold 955 BTC more than they mined, putting pressure on cryptocurrency quotes. This happens because miners turn off unprofitable equipment, but are forced to sell coins from stocks to pay for operating expenses, CryptoKea noted.
📌 According to Glassnode, users have withdrawn over 310,000 Bitcoins from exchanges since the March market crash, dubbed Black Thursday. This is the longest observed period of cryptocurrency outflow from centralized trading spaces.
📌 The hacker group Blue Mockingbird hacked at least a thousand corporate servers to install a hidden miner for the Monero cryptocurrency on them, ZDNet reports. To carry out the attack, hackers took advantage of a vulnerability in the platform of client interface components for web services.
📌 The number of ETH addresses with above zero balance has grown by 350% since January 2018, when the market value of cryptocurrency reached a historic high of $1,400. According to a Weiss Crypto Ratings study, Ethereum outperforms Bitcoin in the number of addresses with a positive balance and the number of active users. Ripple, in turn, has 140 times less active users than BTC.
That’s all for now!
Keep up with the news of the crypto world at CoinJoy.io Follow us on Twitter and Medium. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Join our Telegram channel. For any inquiries mail us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
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Crypto Weekly News — May, 29

What important crypto events happened last week?
📌 American developer Laszlo Hanyecz, the person who made the first documented purchase using cryptocurrency on May 22, 2010, said he actually spent significantly more than 10,000 BTC on pizza. He mined about 100,000 BTC and spent about half on pizza, and the second half he handed out or exchanged for other things.
📌 Minecraft, one of the world’s most popular video games, has a new plug-in enabling players to place blockchain assets directly into their servers without the need to write any code. The launch enables potentially millions of developers to integrate crypto assets into games and apps without prior knowledge of coding for blockchain.
📌 Samsung integrates the custodial and trading service of the Gemini Bitcoin exchange into the blockchain wallet. Users will be able to buy, sell, exchange and store digital assets through the application.
📌 The crypto community drew attention to the growing popularity of BTC. According to Glassnode, the number of investors who own one or more Bitcoins has reached a record high. At the same time, the volume of BTC on the balances of digital asset exchanges, on the contrary, dropped to an 18-month low.
📌 Vitaliy Antonenko, a Ukrainian detainee in New York, faces 20 years in prison and a heavy fine. Antonenko is accused of a series of cybercrimes with the aim of stealing bank cards data. According to investigators, he sold the stolen data along with his accomplices on the darknet. Earned money ($94 million), he allegedly laundered using Bitcoin.
📌 According to the crypto analyst under the nickname CryptoKea, Bitcoin miners have turned into cryptocurrency sellers and the trend is growing. Over the past seven days, miners have sold 955 BTC more than they mined, putting pressure on cryptocurrency quotes. This happens because miners turn off unprofitable equipment, but are forced to sell coins from stocks to pay for operating expenses, CryptoKea noted.
📌 According to Glassnode, users have withdrawn over 310,000 Bitcoins from exchanges since the March market crash, dubbed Black Thursday. This is the longest observed period of cryptocurrency outflow from centralized trading spaces.
📌 The hacker group Blue Mockingbird hacked at least a thousand corporate servers to install a hidden miner for the Monero cryptocurrency on them, ZDNet reports. To carry out the attack, hackers took advantage of a vulnerability in the platform of client interface components for web services.
📌 The number of ETH addresses with above zero balance has grown by 350% since January 2018, when the market value of cryptocurrency reached a historic high of $1,400. According to a Weiss Crypto Ratings study, Ethereum outperforms Bitcoin in the number of addresses with a positive balance and the number of active users. Ripple, in turn, has 140 times less active users than BTC.
That’s all for now!
>Keep up with the news of the crypto world at CoinJoy.io Follow us on Twitter and Medium. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Join our Telegram channel. For any inquiries mail us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
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Crypto Weekly News — May, 29

What important crypto events happened last week?
📌 American developer Laszlo Hanyecz, the person who made the first documented purchase using cryptocurrency on May 22, 2010, said he actually spent significantly more than 10,000 BTC on pizza. He mined about 100,000 BTC and spent about half on pizza, and the second half he handed out or exchanged for other things.
📌 Minecraft, one of the world’s most popular video games, has a new plug-in enabling players to place blockchain assets directly into their servers without the need to write any code. The launch enables potentially millions of developers to integrate crypto assets into games and apps without prior knowledge of coding for blockchain.
📌 Samsung integrates the custodial and trading service of the Gemini Bitcoin exchange into the blockchain wallet. Users will be able to buy, sell, exchange and store digital assets through the application.
📌 The crypto community drew attention to the growing popularity of BTC. According to Glassnode, the number of investors who own one or more Bitcoins has reached a record high. At the same time, the volume of BTC on the balances of digital asset exchanges, on the contrary, dropped to an 18-month low.
📌 Vitaliy Antonenko, a Ukrainian detainee in New York, faces 20 years in prison and a heavy fine. Antonenko is accused of a series of cybercrimes with the aim of stealing bank cards data. According to investigators, he sold the stolen data along with his accomplices on the darknet. Earned money ($94 million), he allegedly laundered using Bitcoin.
📌 According to the crypto analyst under the nickname CryptoKea, Bitcoin miners have turned into cryptocurrency sellers and the trend is growing. Over the past seven days, miners have sold 955 BTC more than they mined, putting pressure on cryptocurrency quotes. This happens because miners turn off unprofitable equipment, but are forced to sell coins from stocks to pay for operating expenses, CryptoKea noted.
📌 According to Glassnode, users have withdrawn over 310,000 Bitcoins from exchanges since the March market crash, dubbed Black Thursday. This is the longest observed period of cryptocurrency outflow from centralized trading spaces.
📌 The hacker group Blue Mockingbird hacked at least a thousand corporate servers to install a hidden miner for the Monero cryptocurrency on them, ZDNet reports. To carry out the attack, hackers took advantage of a vulnerability in the platform of client interface components for web services.
📌 The number of ETH addresses with above zero balance has grown by 350% since January 2018, when the market value of cryptocurrency reached a historic high of $1,400. According to a Weiss Crypto Ratings study, Ethereum outperforms Bitcoin in the number of addresses with a positive balance and the number of active users. Ripple, in turn, has 140 times less active users than BTC.
That’s all for now!
Keep up with the news of the crypto world at CoinJoy.io Follow us on Twitter and Medium. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Join our Telegram channel. For any inquiries mail us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
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A simplified guide to the market process

A simplified guide to the market process

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here is a link to the dnm bible
edit: A user suggested that this post should include the step to install tails. The reason I didn't include it was because the dnm bible already has a very large section about tails.
I am not, in any way, discouraging people from installing tails. If this section sounds like I am against people using it then I apologize, it is not my intention. I am just giving the steps to get online in manageable pieces, rather than throwing all the content at a new user all at once.
Regardless, I agree it should be part of everyone's setup. It provides more security, and there is assistance on darknet and tails. here is the link to download tails.
Here is the documentation for tails, with a guide to installing and troubleshooting.
I will split the list into two sections, 'A' and 'B'. Section A will be for people who are just browsing, and for new users to understand how to process will work. Section B will be using tails.
you will use the tor browser to reach the market sites. It can be downloaded here.
you will need a program to encrypt your address. Kleopatra, which is part of a suite of programs called 'gpg4win' can be downloaded here
here is a guide to use kleopatra, which is the specific program that you will use to import vendor keys and encrypt your address.
To buy bitcoin anonymously, you can use paxful.com, or localbitcoins.com. Look for a vendor with a good transaction history and reasonable rates.
To store your bitcoin, since it is best to send it from the source you buy it from to a wallet you own, instead of straight to the market, use electrum wallet.
UPDATE: Im thinking that you may want to use monero. In that case start here to install a monero wallet. You will still probably have to buy bitcoin to exchange for monero. Ive seen most people say to use morphtoken to exchange btc to xmr. I've been using changelly.com, but whatever exchange that works best for you should be fine.
Section A
Your basic steps, which will be outlined more in the dnm bible I have linked to above will be:
  1. download and install tor
  2. download and install gpg4win
  3. go to dark,fail (put a period instead of a comma) for links to markets
  4. create an account for a market
  5. download and install electrum bitcoin wallet
  6. buy bitcoin from source of your choosing
  7. send bitcoin to your electrum wallet
  8. look up the product you want and get pricing
  9. send sufficient bitcoin from electrum wallet to your market account
  10. copy the vendors pgp key and import it into kleopatra
  11. encrypt your address using the vendors key
  12. paste your encrypted address into the order page and confirm
  13. wait for package
Section B
Using tails (which is highly recommended) steps would be:
  1. Install tails on your usb drive
  2. if tails does not boot, check UEFI/secure boot setting.
  3. boot into tails
  4. configure your network connection so you can access tor
  5. follow the steps above (In section A) from step 3 onward. You will not have to install anything as instructed above, because tails includes the programs you will use.
  6. You will use a program included on the tails OS other than kleopatra to encrypt/decrypt pgp messages. Here is a guide to that program.

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New York Man Charged In $100 Million Bitcoin Case

A New York City man has been charged with hacking, trafficking in stolen credit card data, and laundering money with bitcoin, highlighting the cryptocurrency's enduring appeal to cyber criminals.
Vitalii Antonenko, 28, was arrested and detained on money laundering charges on arrival at New York’s JFK airport from Ukraine in March last year after undercover agents linked him to two bitcoin wallets used in transactions totaling $94 million, according to a Law360 report.
On Wednesday this week, the U.S. attorney's office in Boston handed down the indictment that could see Antonenko jailed for 20 years and fined up to $500,000.
According to the indictment, Antonenko, along with a number of co-conspirators, scoured the internet for vulnerable computer networks that were likely to contain credit and debit card details.
The hackers then sold the stolen information on so-called darknet markets that are used to traffic all manner of illegal drugs, firearms, and data.
It's thought bitcoin as well as bank and cash transactions was used to launder the proceeds, with over $140,000 from the pair of bitcoin wallets found to have been funneled to wallets controlled by Antonenko.
Last year, Antonenko's lawyers took the rare step of requesting a psychiatric evaluation of their client after they said he had trouble communicating and suggested he is secretly working for the CIA.
The charges against Antonenko come as the bitcoin and cryptocurrency community struggles to overcome historic links with illegal and illicit transactions.
Bitcoin's semi-anonymous nature, which has led it to be referred to as "internet cash," makes it attractive for those wishing to avoid government scrutiny and law enforcement.
However, computer scientists have developed forensic and sophisticated techniques that often allow bitcoin and cryptocurrency users to be identified.
In January, criminal activity using bitcoin hit an all-time high, according to research from cryptocurrency and blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis.
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Crypto Weekly News — May, 29

What important crypto events happened last week?
📌 American developer Laszlo Hanyecz, the person who made the first documented purchase using cryptocurrency on May 22, 2010, said he actually spent significantly more than 10,000 BTC on pizza. He mined about 100,000 BTC and spent about half on pizza, and the second half he handed out or exchanged for other things.
📌 Minecraft, one of the world’s most popular video games, has a new plug-in enabling players to place blockchain assets directly into their servers without the need to write any code. The launch enables potentially millions of developers to integrate crypto assets into games and apps without prior knowledge of coding for blockchain.
📌 Samsung integrates the custodial and trading service of the Gemini Bitcoin exchange into the blockchain wallet. Users will be able to buy, sell, exchange and store digital assets through the application.
📌 The crypto community drew attention to the growing popularity of BTC. According to Glassnode, the number of investors who own one or more Bitcoins has reached a record high. At the same time, the volume of BTC on the balances of digital asset exchanges, on the contrary, dropped to an 18-month low.
📌 Vitaliy Antonenko, a Ukrainian detainee in New York, faces 20 years in prison and a heavy fine. Antonenko is accused of a series of cybercrimes with the aim of stealing bank cards data. According to investigators, he sold the stolen data along with his accomplices on the darknet. Earned money ($94 million), he allegedly laundered using Bitcoin.
📌 According to the crypto analyst under the nickname CryptoKea, Bitcoin miners have turned into cryptocurrency sellers and the trend is growing. Over the past seven days, miners have sold 955 BTC more than they mined, putting pressure on cryptocurrency quotes. This happens because miners turn off unprofitable equipment, but are forced to sell coins from stocks to pay for operating expenses, CryptoKea noted.
📌 According to Glassnode, users have withdrawn over 310,000 Bitcoins from exchanges since the March market crash, dubbed Black Thursday. This is the longest observed period of cryptocurrency outflow from centralized trading spaces.
📌 The hacker group Blue Mockingbird hacked at least a thousand corporate servers to install a hidden miner for the Monero cryptocurrency on them, ZDNet reports. To carry out the attack, hackers took advantage of a vulnerability in the platform of client interface components for web services.
📌 The number of ETH addresses with above zero balance has grown by 350% since January 2018, when the market value of cryptocurrency reached a historic high of $1,400. According to a Weiss Crypto Ratings study, Ethereum outperforms Bitcoin in the number of addresses with a positive balance and the number of active users. Ripple, in turn, has 140 times less active users than BTC.
That’s all for now!
Keep up with the news of the crypto world at CoinJoy.io Follow us on Twitter and Medium. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Join our Telegram channel. For any inquiries mail us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
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Crypto Weekly News — May, 29

What important crypto events happened last week?
📌 American developer Laszlo Hanyecz, the person who made the first documented purchase using cryptocurrency on May 22, 2010, said he actually spent significantly more than 10,000 BTC on pizza. He mined about 100,000 BTC and spent about half on pizza, and the second half he handed out or exchanged for other things.
📌 Minecraft, one of the world’s most popular video games, has a new plug-in enabling players to place blockchain assets directly into their servers without the need to write any code. The launch enables potentially millions of developers to integrate crypto assets into games and apps without prior knowledge of coding for blockchain.
📌 Samsung integrates the custodial and trading service of the Gemini Bitcoin exchange into the blockchain wallet. Users will be able to buy, sell, exchange and store digital assets through the application.
📌 The crypto community drew attention to the growing popularity of BTC. According to Glassnode, the number of investors who own one or more Bitcoins has reached a record high. At the same time, the volume of BTC on the balances of digital asset exchanges, on the contrary, dropped to an 18-month low.
📌 Vitaliy Antonenko, a Ukrainian detainee in New York, faces 20 years in prison and a heavy fine. Antonenko is accused of a series of cybercrimes with the aim of stealing bank cards data. According to investigators, he sold the stolen data along with his accomplices on the darknet. Earned money ($94 million), he allegedly laundered using Bitcoin.
📌 According to the crypto analyst under the nickname CryptoKea, Bitcoin miners have turned into cryptocurrency sellers and the trend is growing. Over the past seven days, miners have sold 955 BTC more than they mined, putting pressure on cryptocurrency quotes. This happens because miners turn off unprofitable equipment, but are forced to sell coins from stocks to pay for operating expenses, CryptoKea noted.
📌 According to Glassnode, users have withdrawn over 310,000 Bitcoins from exchanges since the March market crash, dubbed Black Thursday. This is the longest observed period of cryptocurrency outflow from centralized trading spaces.
📌 The hacker group Blue Mockingbird hacked at least a thousand corporate servers to install a hidden miner for the Monero cryptocurrency on them, ZDNet reports. To carry out the attack, hackers took advantage of a vulnerability in the platform of client interface components for web services.
📌 The number of ETH addresses with above zero balance has grown by 350% since January 2018, when the market value of cryptocurrency reached a historic high of $1,400. According to a Weiss Crypto Ratings study, Ethereum outperforms Bitcoin in the number of addresses with a positive balance and the number of active users. Ripple, in turn, has 140 times less active users than BTC.
That’s all for now!
Keep up with the news of the crypto world at CoinJoy.io Follow us on Twitter and Medium. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Join our Telegram channel. For any inquiries mail us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
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I replaced the word "crime" and "criminal" with "Freedom" and "Freedom lovers" in this Chainanalysis document. It is now a guide to reclaiming some privacy

What comes next for crypto Freedom?

Crypto Freedom will likely continue to evolve in both scope and technological sophistication, just like cryptocurrency itself. As law enforcement, regulators, and cryptocurrency professionals improve their ability to prevent and respond to various forms of crypto Freedom, the Freedom lovers themselves will also grow more sophisticated — that’s the one constant we’ve seen as blockchain investigators.
Here are some thoughts on for how crypto Freedom might evolve in the near term.
  1. More non-custodial mixers. Following the closure of Bestmixer, we believe users — Freedom lovers and not — will search for alternatives to third party custodial mixers such as wallets that offer native mixing functionality similar to CoinJoin wallets like Wasabi. It’s likely that more currencies besides Bitcoin will get analogs to CoinJoin, as we’ve seen with CoinShuffle for Bitcoin Cash and mixing via smart contracts for Ethereum.
  2. Chain hopping as another alternative to custodial mixing services. In addition to native in-wallet mixing, we also think some Freedom lovers may begin to favor chain-hopping as an alternative to third-party mixing. Chain hopping is the process of swapping one type of cryptocurrency for another, often several times in quick succession, typically at low-KYC exchanges so as to further obfuscate the path of funds.
  3. Privacy coins. As we mentioned in the darknet markets section, privacy coins like Monero are gaining popularity and could become the cryptocurrency of choice for more Freedom lovers in 2020. Privacy coins increase user anonymity by using an obfuscated public ledger rather than a fully public one like Bitcoin’s. As more exchanges begin accepting privacy coins, they should also collaborate with regulators, law enforcement, and one another to establish frameworks for investigations of Freedom lovers who use privacy coins.
  4. More anonymous P2P exchange options. We believe that non-custodial, decentralized exchanges like Bisq network will continue to gain popularity with Freedom lovers in 2020. Decentralized exchanges allow peer-to-peer transactions without the exchange acting as a mediating third-party. We may also see Freedom lovers using P2P exchanges benefit from upcoming Bitcoin protocol changes like Taproot and Schnorr Signatures, which make the complicated smart contract-based transactions carried out on P2P exchanges look identical to standard transactions on the blockchain.
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What comes next for crypto crime?

Crypto crime will likely continue to evolve in both scope and technological sophistication, just like cryptocurrency itself. As law enforcement, regulators, and cryptocurrency professionals improve their ability to prevent and respond to various forms of crypto crime, the criminals themselves will also grow more sophisticated — that’s the one constant we’ve seen as blockchain investigators. Here are some thoughts on for how crypto crime might evolve in the near term. 1. More non-custodial mixers. Following the closure of Bestmixer, we believe users — criminals and not — will search for alternatives to third party custodial mixers such as wallets that offer native mixing functionality similar to CoinJoin wallets like Wasabi. It’s likely that more currencies besides Bitcoin will get analogs to CoinJoin, as we’ve seen with CoinShuffle for Bitcoin Cash and mixing via smart contracts for Ethereum. 2. Chain hopping as another alternative to custodial mixing services. In addition to native in-wallet mixing, we also think some criminals may begin to favor chain-hopping as an alternative to third-party mixing. Chain hopping is the process of swapping one type of cryptocurrency for another, often several times in quick succession, typically at low-KYC exchanges so as to further obfuscate the path of funds. 3. Privacy coins. As we mentioned in the darknet markets section, privacy coins like Monero are gaining popularity and could become the cryptocurrency of choice for more criminals in 2020. Privacy coins increase user anonymity by using an obfuscated public ledger rather than a fully public one like Bitcoin’s. As more exchanges begin accepting privacy coins, they should also collaborate with regulators, law enforcement, and one another to establish frameworks for investigations of criminals who use privacy coins. 4. More anonymous P2P exchange options. We believe that non-custodial, decentralized exchanges like Bisq network will continue to gain popularity with criminals in 2020. Decentralized exchanges allow peer-to-peer transactions without the exchange acting as a mediating third-party. We may also see criminals using P2P exchanges benefit from upcoming Bitcoin protocol changes like Taproot and Schnorr Signatures, which make the complicated smart contract-based transactions carried out on P2P exchanges look identical to standard transactions on the blockchain.
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Epic Cash Vitex Exchange AMA

What is EPIC CASH?
Epic Cash is the final point in the journey toward true P2P internet cash, the cornerstone of a private financial system. The Epic currency aims to become the world’s most effective privacy-protecting form of digital money. In order to fulfill that goal, it satisfies the three principal functions of money:
1. Store of Value — can be saved, retrieved, and exchanged at a later time, and of predictable value when retrieved;
2. Medium of Exchange — anything accepted as representing a standard of value and exchangeable for goods or services;
3. Unit of Account — the unit by which the value of a thing is accounted for and compared.
Website: http://epic.tech Whitepapers: http://epic.tech/whitepaper Epic Cash Community: https://t.me/EpicCash Miner Chat: https://t.me/EpicMiners Gitlab: gitlab.com/epiccash Twitter: twitter.com/EpicCashTech Social Media: http://epic.tech/social-media Exchanges: https://epic.tech/service-list
Oleg✌🏻
Hello community! Our AMA with EPIC begins🚀 We are very happy to have you here, on our joint AMA👌 So, lets start! The very first question for you. Can you introduce yourself?
Max Freeman | Epic Cash | Mimblewimble I’m Max Freeman, which stands for “Maximum Freedom for Mankind” — we believe that the existing fiat money system enslaves people by unfairly confiscating their wealth through inflation. By using an honest money system such as Epic, we can improve the quality of life for billions of people worldwide.
Yoga Dude Hello, I am Yoga Dude 🙂 I handle Marketing and PR, in crypto since 2011 started as Bitcoin miner, and in 2014 in Monero, and in 2015 in Ethereum, oh and briefly in DOGE for fun and unexpected profit. Heard about Epic Cash while learning about the Mimblewimble algo and joined the team last year.
JLong I am John, Doing the general engineering and managerial work
Max Freeman | Epic Cash | Mimblewimble I have been involved in early stage cryptos for the past 3 years, after building a global trading business for the past 20 years.
Oleg✌🏻 nice to meet you🙂
Max Freeman | Epic Cash | Mimblewimble Epic is a decentralized community project like Bitcoin or Monero, there is no central authority or corporation involved. We had no ICO and no premine, we had a fair launch at 0 supply last September.
Yoga Dude Great to meet everyone :)
Oleg✌🏻 Here we go the 1st question for you ~ 1. What is Epic Cash about?
Yoga Dude Epic Cash is designed to fulfill Satoshi’s original vision of P2P electronic cash, adjusting for what we learned from Bitcoin, a medium of exchange that is fast, free, open to all, while being private and fungible. We launched in September 2019 as a Proof of Work mineable crypto, without an ICO or a premine.
Oleg✌🏻 Look like a real Bitcoin🙂
Yoga Dude with privacy and fungibility 😄
Oleg✌🏻 Sounds cool! move on to the next question… 2. What makes Epic Cash better than Monero or other privacy coins?
Max Freeman | Epic Cash | Mimblewimble First off, we have a lot of respect for Monero and other privacy coins, we learned a lot from what they did right and what they did wrong, Our blockchain is much lighter than Monero or Bitcoin, our transaction engine is faster than Monero or ZCash. We use a three mining algo approach to allow more users the ability to obtain Epic Cash. We are a new, highly undervalued, coin and we look great not only for future use but for today's investment. Our blockchain is 90+% smaller than Monero or Bitcoin. Coins such as Zcash have optional privacy. Epic makes all transactions private, and it is impossible to trace movements of coins by watching wallet addresses.
Oleg✌🏻 Young and hot😋 security and privacy level is very important now but… 3. Why copy the same supply economics as Bitcoin?
Yoga Dude It is hard to compete with the success of Bitcoin today, part of the elegance and the appeal of Bitcoin is the responsible emission rate, terminating at 21million highly sub dividable coins. Like the Bitcoin supply curve, Epic Cash encourages early adopters, and with subsequent halvenings maintains a gradually diminishing flow of additional currency while preserving the overall value.
Max Freeman | Epic Cash | Mimblewimble In 2028, the supply of Epic matches that of Bitcoin and they stay in sync until the final coin is mined in 2140. We have 4 halvenings between now and then, which is demonstrated in Bitcoin to drive the value over market cycles. Epic is a chance for people who were late to Bitcoin to ride the wave and not miss their opportunity this time.
Oleg✌🏻 Interesting! 4. Why Choose Epic Cash over Grin and Beam?
Max Freeman | Epic Cash | Mimblewimble First of all, we have tremendous respect for all Mimblewimble currencies and their talented teams, they all taught us a lot and we are thankful for that. Without sounding too contentious, the choice seems obvious. We offer the same core tech, but with a much more responsible emission curve — Grin is an endless fountain of emission and inflation (60 per second forever), and Beam is even more frontloaded outpacing even Grin’s aggressive emission schedule for the next several years… We respect Grin and Beam, we learned from them, and we believe we are the next evolutionary step. Additionally, as we mentioned earlier, we offer more ways to mine Epic Cash, both with GPU and CPU and ASICs, this gives us more potential users and miners, vs Grin and Beam that are only mineable with GPUs.
Yoga Dude Yes, all that ☝️😄
Oleg✌🏻 I hope the miners read it all carefully 👌 Next question 5. Why have a development fund tax and what will it be used for?
Yoga Dude Dev fund tax today is at a reasonable 7.77% dropping by 1.11% every year until it hits zero. As Epic Cash grows in value these funds will become increasingly more relevant in additional technical, marketing, and fintech partnerships developments.
Oleg✌🏻 Very smart! 6. What is the advantage of 3 mining algorithms?
Max Freeman | Epic Cash | Mimblewimble By having multiple mining algorithms we are able to attract CPU, GPU, and ASIC miners simultaneously. Currently all other Mimblewimble currencies are mineable with GPU only ignoring a large segment of CPU miners. Monero made a splash migrating to the RandomX CPU mining algo. Epic Cash from the beginning embraces all mining communities. Many miners are successfully using older hardware such as Xeon processors to help secure the network. We use RandomX for CPU, ProgPow for GPU, and Cuckoo for ASIC.
Longer term, our flexible architecture means we can have many algorithms, not just 3. Our roadmap includes an allocation for SHA3 Keccak, which will help further decentralize the network and keep it unstoppable.
Yoga Dude We love miners 🙂 and Epic Cash can be mined with laptops and gaming rigs 🙂
Oleg✌🏻 A wide selection of mining methods is a great way to create a stable, decentralized and large network👌 Let’s talk about persons… 7. Who are the people developing Epic Cash?
Yoga Dude We are blessed with a very talented team of skilled developers with diverse backgrounds, many of them are volunteers who believe in what Epic Cash stands for and contribute with product and usability innovation. Our teams main focus is to make Epic Cash the best, most secure, most user friendly and usable product on the market, without making it unnecessarily techie, with as much mainstream user appeal as possible. This is a serious challenge but we are up for it 😄
Max Freeman | Epic Cash | Mimblewimble It is also important to note that we are a truly open ecosystem that anyone can participate in. Our community has developed wallets, mining pools, educational content, and much else besides. We are not limited by the funding generated during an ICO or VC investment, our users are an essential element of our team.
Oleg✌🏻 Sounds very attractive. 8. What do you think is currently lack in today’s crypto?
Max Freeman | Epic Cash | Mimblewimble We believe there is not enough privacy, anonymity and fungibility, although there is a growing awareness in the community as to why these are necessary. People are waking up to the fact that privacy is a right for everyone but today it is being exploited and violated by corporations, governments and unscrupulous individuals. Privacy does not mean that you have something to hide. We have doors on our houses, curtains on our windows, we wear clothes, and we have security on our bank accounts and businesses, not because we are criminals.
Fungibility (the property of not being able to distinguish one unit of currency from another) also has become a hot issue as people have started to get in trouble because of someone else’s misdeeds. Tainted money (coins that are blacklisted or restricted) is a problem for Bitcoin and Ethereum, the top two cryptos today. Mimblewimble eliminates the risk of tainted coins making them indistinguishable from each other. With traceable coins, you always have to worry if the coins you are getting were involved in a hack, or perhaps the darknet.
Oleg✌🏻 It’s good to see strong and safe coin in our time Let’s talk about your future… 9. What does the Epic Cash roadmap look like going forward?
Yoga Dude First and foremost, we are focused on security and usability.
We are working on a new, improved GUI wallet to incorporate the community feedback on ways to improve it.
We are in the process of completing final testing phases for the next iteration of Epic Cash which will make it more secure and stable. Once that is done, we will be rolling out Android and iOS support to make Epic Cash usable on leading smartphones and smartwatches. Beyond that without going into too much detail we are focused on continuous evolution of privacy, ease of mining, and overall speed and usability.
And of course we are constantly looking to add more exchanges both with and without KYC.
Oleg✌🏻 Are you working on Android and IOS wallet ? What will your application be?
Max Freeman | Epic Cash | Mimblewimble Yes, we will release a mobile wallet this year. It will bring us one step closer to people being able to actually use cryptocurrency as money in daily life.
Yoga Dude The idea is to be able to access Epic Cash from any platform and device
Max Freeman | Epic Cash | Mimblewimble Epic is very lightweight, which means that low-end devices such as smartwatches can participate.
Oleg✌🏻 Ok, got it. Thanks for clarification! 10. What else can you tell us about Epic Cash?
Max Freeman | Epic Cash | Mimblewimble Well one thing I really want to mention is our great Epic Cash community. We’ve been building a decentralized community organically, without the talk of price pumps, pressure to HODL and other BS crypto-gimmicks. Our community is truly global and consists of developers, volunteers, miners, and other Epic enthusiasts spreading the word about Epic Cash, helping us reach millions of people around the world to improve their quality of life through social media and directly. Everyone is an evangelist, everyone is an influencer, everyone has the power to make the world a better place to live in. As we continue to grow — the future looks Epic 😊
Yoga Dude Definitely the community! We got a talented crowd of very cool and motivated people from all over the world!
Oleg✌🏻 Thank you guys, for such informative answers 🙂 Now we proceed to Section 3, where a Community can ask their questions to the EPIC team Now I’ll open chat for the quite some time … Oleg✌🏻 Thank you all, dear community! EPIC team, please choose the 10 best questions you want to answer.
AngeI Everyone likes Privacy & Epic Cash provides their Best Privacy to users But, Which Technologies are being used by Epic Cash to make Blockchain very Private and Completely untrackable ?
Max Freeman | Epic Cash | Mimblewimble From the wallet to the node, Epic uses Dandelion++ to bounce transactions around the world before they go into the mempool for mining. Within the blockchain itself, Cut-Through merges all transactions in a block together, with CoinJoin automatically mixing all coins.
Beyond that, there are no addresses, so it’s impossible to watch someone’s wallet.
Arnold Even litecoin is implementing mimblewimble, Don’t you think it’s a significant threat for Epic if they implement it, then why would anyone use a less popular and a new cryptocurrency.
Max Freeman | Epic Cash | Mimblewimble LTC is implementing mw as an “extension block”, meaning that it is optional and not all transactions will use it. This is very different than the core protocol leveraging mw to make all transactions private and all coins fungible.
Aluta Why Epic cash so much focus on fungibility? Does fungibility matters that much?
Max Freeman | Epic Cash | Mimblewimble Fungibility is going to be one of the key issues within the cryptocurrency space in the coming years. Today, if you accept traceable coins from a seller, you are liable if they have ever been used in any illegal activity. This has led to a two tier market where freshly minted coins sell for more than circulated coins. When coins are fungible, like Epic, you don’t have to worry that you will run into a problem when an exchange or merchant blocks your transaction.
Joxes It is a pleasure.
When I first researched EpicCash, google showed me a youtube video that talked about how to mine with EpicCash. It made me ask: is this mining activity profitable so far?
We are in the early stages of development I guess, what adoption strategies are you taking to have sustained growth? is it feasible to reach N ° 500 rank in coinmarketcap in the medium term?
Yoga Dude When I got into crypto, it was by mining Bitcoin back in 2011 when you could still solve blocks on a single computer, but Bitcoin at the time was anything but profitable 😄 Today Epic Cash is still new, still young, and still undervalued. I believe it is mining-worthy because of its potential, not because of today’s price. By allowing Epic Cash to be mined with GPU and CPU on gaming rigs, servers, and even laptops we offer maximum public participation in our project. More people involved in the project, the more evangelists there are. We empower people to mine Epic Cash and to promote it.
S.P.A.D.E What new features of Epic Cash provide that Grin or Beam does not offer. Why do we need Epic Cash?
Max Freeman | Epic Cash | Mimblewimble They are great coins, but there are some ways in which Epic improves. Epic has better tokenomics than Grin and a more sustainable model than Beam, that has a company behind it that needs to repay investors via its high dev tax. this article explains in more detail https://medium.com/@frodofreeman/overview-of-mimblewimble-cryptocurrencies-7c70be146f50
Sahil What’s the Minimum Hardware / setup Required for Mining of EPIC Cash coins? Is Mining Profitable and Can we Mine EPIC Cash coins at Home?
Max Freeman | Epic Cash | Mimblewimble It is possible to mine on an ordinary laptop or desktop from the last 5 years, sometimes older. Epic is open to everyone, and our friendly community is standing by to help you get started at t.me/epicminers
Erven James Sato “TOKEN BURN” is BENEFECIAL for any projects, in able to CONTROL THE NUMBER OF TOKEN CIRCULATION and TO PROVIDE GREATER INCENTIVES TO INVESTORS.
Does your GREAT PROJECT have plan about TOKEN BURN?
Xenolink For deflating projects It is beneficial to drive the demand / scarcity / and price up in a faster pace. Epic Cash is here for the organic long run not the short run. However when it comes to long term economics elastic supplies whether inflating or deflating will not be a solid long term economic model. This has been heavily discussed already with Bitcoins inelastic Fixed 21 million supply in the past. Having a fixed model demonstrates good long term economics without worrying about balancing a deflating/inflating model. Bitcoin is a perfect example of a 21 million inelastic fixed supply model that has been proving itself till today. Which is why we are also using the same fixed 21 million supply model. Epic Cash plans to have a solid organic long term future to bring free private fungible money and make this world a better place.
Red Z🔥🤙 No one predicted the COVID-19 pandemic while developing their business model. But the crisis and recession of the global economy is our present with you and it affects all sectors, including blockchain. Will you make or have already made changes to the project roadmap, tokenomics? Do you have a plan in case the situation does not improve in the coming months and will affect the crypto industry even more?
Yoga Dude One thing we have seen as the result of the COVID-19 is more governments are talking about moving to digital cash — digital dollar in USA, digital Lira in Turkey, etc… If in the past the idea of digital money was not graspable by some people, today its the governments that are educating the people for us about the value of digital currency… What is ironic, the governments, by printing money to solve the economic consequences of COVID-19 also educating the consumer about the true “value” of fiat… What we offer is a touch free, borderless, private, anonymous, fungible currency that can not be printed beyond the initial defined algo. We are more responsible than the printing presses of the governments 🤔
kunlefighter How does the Dandelion++ Protocol, Confidential Transactions (CT) and CoinJoin assist in protecting the privacy of individuals and their transactions on Epic Cash Blockchain?
Max Freeman | Epic Cash | Mimblewimble Dandelion++ bounces transactions around before committing them to the blockchain, making it impossible to determine where they originated from. Confidential Transactions means that all tx are private, you can’t tell anything about where the coins have been or who they belonged to. CoinJoin in essence melts down and re-mints each coin every time it is used, making it impossible to track their ownership or usage history. Epic provides comprehensive privacy to everyone, without the compromises that other pre-mimblewimble coins have.
Dr Mönica Hello sir @maxfreeman4 @Johnsstec @Yogadude
Thanks for the ama I notice that Epic Cash has 2 type of new algorithm, progPoW version 0.15.0 and randomX version 1.0.3 NOW , CAN you tell me why you choose these 2 algorithm???
Yoga Dude We went with RandomX because it is a solid and very popular CPU centric algo used by several coins — most recently Monero. Most miners today heavily favor ASICs or GPUs, leaving a lot of solid high end users in the dust unable to mine emerging cryptos. As far as ProgPow, again its an established algo for GPU miners, and thanks to many cryptos starting with Bitcoin/Monero/Ethe etc there is no shortage of GPU rigs out there :) plus again the casual user with a video gaming caliber card can get in on the action.
Oleg✌🏻 Perfect! It was a great AMA, but it is coming to an end, thanks to everyone who was with us. Thanks EPIC team for taking the time👏. I hope our projects will be able to collaborate even more closely in the future and achieve new successes. Cheers!🎉
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The hailstorm, the low tide, and the sinking ship (a darknet parable)

Arrrr me mateys! Splice the main-brace! It's saturday night and I've had a tot of rum or two in the local taverns. This old sea dog be a land lubber now, I'm going to tell you a sea shanty from the pirate days of old.
"There once sailed a big ship called HMS Empress. She was a sturdy liner with rich passengers and many fine shops on board. Then one day a violent hailstorm blew in, but the captain thought she had enough coal to weather the storm. But the storm blew on, and on, and the waves were high. Her passengers gradually took to the nearest life raft (a ramshackle Greek-flagged tug called the Apollo, formerly the Olympian) and the shops began to close and the coal grew low. The crew were too busy manning the buckets to serve the passengers."
"Every low tide the Empress struggled to avoid the rocks. The hailstorm blew on. The captain knew the next low tide would sink her, so the great ship was scuttled"
Don't ask me what it means, I don't know. I'm just a barnacle-hulled old sea-salt. Pay no mind to my crazed ramblings.
Anyway, on a completely unrelated note I'd like to tell you about some things I've learned on reddit today and a phenomenon called THE "SILK ROAD TIDE"
Lets take a look at a graph showing the number of confirmed bitcoin transactions on the blockchain per day, over the last year. https://www.blockchain.com/en/charts/n-transactions?timespan=1year
Spikey! But the spikes have a certain regularity to them, don't they? That's the tide going in and out, exactly once a week. But what causes it?
It's caused by drug consumption on Friday night and the lack of postal service on Sunday. People think that bitcoin has gone mainstream, that it's all corporate investors now. But that transaction dip in March coinciding with Dream and Hansa marketplaces closing would suggest otherwise. Bitcoin is still very much drug-driven, causing those 52 weekly "double-sawtooth" spikes. "The Silkroad tide" is a phenomenon first seen in 2011.
It's bitcoin flowing into markets on Monday and out again on Saturday
Drug buyers purchase bitcoin from an exchange on Monday/Tuesday, order their drugs to arrive by Friday, and vendors launder it back to the same exchanges at the weekend ready for it's next exchange/DNM cycle. The bitcoin goes round and round.
What does this mean for a darknet marketplace owner?
Markets fill with bitcoin at the start of the week, but are virtually empty at the weekend. If, say, your marketplace is enduring a hailstorm of DDOS and you have to invest in a new load balancer and mirrors whilst your business is shrinking by the day, those vendor withdrawals at the weekend would bring you close to financial collapse. You try to keep going but those pesky vendors want their earnings. The less they trust you the more they want to get their bitcoin the hell away from your pretend wallets, on Saturday. You try to put them off until Monday by having "downtime" at the weekend, or (like today) you just ignore withdrawal requests altogether.
If YOU were the captain of a marketplace that was getting DDOS'ed back to the stone age, you would give everybody their bitcoin back and close (like Agora and Dream did) so you can make the necessary design changes, wouldn't you? But Dream was only able to give everybody their bitcoin back because it wasn't technically bancrupt. Do you see what I'm getting at?
There have been a few posts today complaining about vendors on Empire cancelling orders. That's because vendors sometimes want to give the appearance of still being open, but they only accept orders if they think a marketplace will survive long enough for them to get paid. They've seen it all before, again and again. We always blame law enforcement, but sometimes darknet marketplaces get put to the sword by their own vendors hint hint
As Cypress Hill said, when the ship goes down you'd better be ready.
To keep this Saturday night party atmosphere going, I'm only answering questions using oblique alagory and the medium of song. Lets have a tune to get us started! Closing-down sale wooooooooo! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKrxnvRp2as
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