EOS: The Centralized Decentralized Network
Dec 07, 2018
Two values live at the core of any cryptocurrency; decentralization to prevent censorship, and a public, immutable blockchain to create trust on the network. EOS does neither. Today, Quantamize takes a deep dive into the world's eighth-largest 'cryptocurrency', EOS: The Centralized Decentralized Network.
Bitcoin (BTC) vs. Ripple (XRP): Which is the Better Store of Value?
Dec 06, 2018
Today, it is Bitcoin (BTC) vs. Ripple (XRP) as we discuss the answer to a critical question: Which is the Better Store of Value? Our analysis reveals that, amid volatile cryptocurrency markets, Ripple (XRP) appears to be the better store of value. Why is this? Quantamize might just have the answer...
Are Stablecoins Fanning the Flames of This Week's Cryptocurrency Fire Sale?
Nov 21, 2018
Cryptocurrency markets are sustaining a harsh sell-off that began on November 14th, 2018 and continued through November 20th, 2018. Today, Quantamize discusses the theory that the recent sell-off may have been exacerbated by investors' usage of stablecoins. How viable is this theory? Check out our analysis and find out...
How the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Hash War is Impacting the Broader Crypto Market
Nov 19, 2018
The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hash war that has raged on since November 15th, 2018 is hindering the broader cryptocurrency market. After the Bitcoin Cash Network split last week, mining pools raced to allocate mining power to their favored implementation of the BCH Network from other mining operations. A disruption in mining activity among top cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) has worked to stimulate a pullback in broader cryptocurrency prices. Meanwhile, the hash war is reigniting pre-existing conce...
A History of Coincheck, NEM, and the Largest Cryptocurrency Hack Ever
Nov 14, 2018
On January 26th, 2018, Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coinckeck suffered a devastating theft when hackers successfully stole 523 million XEM, worth around USD$534 million at the time -- this is still the largest hack in cryptocurrency history to date. On November 12th, 2018, Coincheck announced that it resumed normal trading services for XEM and the coin surged 20% as a result. Read up with Quantamize on the history of NEM, Coincheck, and the world's largest cryptocurrency hack...
Can the Upcoming USD$125 million XLM Airdrop Stimulate Active User Growth?
Nov 13, 2018
Cryptocurrency wallet provider Blockchain.com, on November 6th, 2018, announced they would facilitate an airdrop of USD$125mm worth of Stellar Lumens (XLM) beginning as early as today, November 13th, 2018. Blockchain.com’s airdrop announcement has driven XLM to generate month-to-date returns of 15.81%, propelling the altcoin into the top five cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. What else could the USD$125 million XLM airdrop mean for the altcoin's future? Read up, with Quantamize...
Constantinople Delay Leaves Ethereum Stuck
Oct 26, 2018
Perhaps the most promising decentralized application platform in the cryptocurrency industry, Ethereum’s (ETH) development is limited by the one thing meant to move it forward: Constantinople. At a time where many cryptocurrency pundits believe the cryptocurrency market has bottomed, Ethereum is left stuck for months due to the recent delay of the Constantinople hardfork. What sort of impact could the Constantinople delay have on the world's second largest cryptocurrency by market capitaliz...
Why the Lightning Network Could ‘Spark’ Wide-Scale Adoption of Bitcoin
Oct 18, 2018
The Lightning Network is Bitcoin’s best hope for wide-scale adoption, plain and simple. Wide-spread adoption of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies alike is hindered by nothing more than lack of a scaling solution that does not compromise security, increase transaction fees, or require a software change. Is the Lightning Network the answer? Sit down with Quantamize, and read our take on Bitcoin’s best hope; The Lightning Network.
Proof of Stake vs Proof of Work: What you Need to Know
Sep 21, 2018
Pioneers of the cryptocurrency industry have looked to the Proof of Work validation protocol for years in seeking ways to establish security and scalability. However, as cryptocurrencies have gained significant traction over the last year, critics have pointed out problems in Proof of Work. Proof of Work in Bitcoin uses the same amount of electricity as countries like Columbia. Mining pools have formed to give miners the best chance at approving a block, but with 5 mining pools accounting for 65...
Bitfi: Rise and Fall of the Unhackable Wallet
Sep 07, 2018
As cryptocurrencies gain popularity with new users and investors flocking to the digital currency ecosystem, the question of reliable security remains unanswered. Horror stories of individual crypto wallets, along with entire exchanges being hacked, are cited as a major drag on wide scale adoption.
Air-gapped computers have always been considered one of safest methods for the storage of funds. When private keys are stored on them, the hardware is never connected to the internet and they...