The introduction of Bitcoin to the world sparked a revolution of finance and economics. Bitcoin set money’s value free from government constraint. Now the value could be determined solely by the market.
Darkcoin is a former name for Dash cryptocoin. Darkcoin (Dash) was initially launched as XCoin in 2014 by Evan Duffield. By 2017, it had become one of the top ten cryptocurrencies based on market capitalization. Darkcoin has almost the same features as Bitcoin, but Darkcoin transactions are absolutely anonymous; it uses not just one, but a combination of several algorithms of encryption; Darkcoin mining needs less computer power and besides mining, it uses masternodes for the implementation of unique functions that are not available for common nodes. To provide maximum anonymity and speed, the platform uses such services as PrivateSend, which is made for mixing transfers, and InstantSend for immediate transactions.
On the occasion of 2nd birthday of Dash, Cointelegraph talks to Evan Duffield about the journey.1451
DASH was launched on January 18, 2014 as XCoin, then was renamed to Darkcoin and is now known as DASH.2690
Formerly Darkcoin, Dash (DASH) is designed to be completely anonymous with untraceable transactions, while providing near-instant confirmations.2772
The last few months have demonstrated that Bitcoin is really, really not anonymous. Take, for example, Aleš Janda's website WalletExplorer. Janda's site claims to accurately identify not only individual addresses, but the entire wallets (composed of hundreds or even thousands of addresses) used by big names like BTCJam, Silk Road and Silk Road 2, Satoshi Dice, BitPay, BitcoinFog, and dozens more.3255
Dutch bitcoin and altcoin brokerage Anycoin Direct expands its instant buying and selling service to an additional fourteen – predominantly Eastern European – countries. The move is the result of a new partnership by Anycoin Direct with the European payment institution TrustPay.1625
Facebook Messenger adds a new payment feature, Coinapult gets hacked for 150 BTC, MGT Capital Investments suspends merger discussions with Tera Group, 'Evolution' Dark Net marketplace turned out to be a scam, and more top stories that happened on March 18.658
If only everything were available for purchase in Bitcoin. Oh, wait, it is.5458
DarkSend releases InstantX payments update. Allows for sub five second confirmation of transactions of DarkCoin.658
Cryptocurrency enables you to “be your own bank,” and banks are more than just a place to put your money—they're also a place from which to borrow. Pure-Central launched in late 2014 and aims to connect lenders with borrowers for loans in multiple cryptocurrencies.769
ShapeShift releases the Shifty Button, a tool allowing online merchants to start accepting payments in 11 different cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and leading altcoins Litecoin, Dogecoin, and Darkcoin.1127
For centuries, governments with a global presence have always thought that they could benefit the world if only they were given more time and more money.679
The online casinos DirectBet and Unicoin Casino are among the first to add Darkcoin to their lists of accepted cryptocurrencies.625
Pretty much any new cryptocurrency can be a time bomb - there is no way to predict its exchange rate or find out how committed its developers are, let alone figuring out if there are any backdoors in the code.2970
Today, we have problems arising after Darkcoin's Darksend went open source, Charlie Lee dropping big hints about Litecoin, Unobtaium celebrates its birthday and a few releases and NXT is prepping for a big October.1083