This article was originally published on The Daily Chain, 30th April 2020.

“Nothing really special was in the introduction, I guess, and we are still in contact.”

— Andrey Sabelnikov, April 2020, speaking of Nicolas van Saberhagen

The Godfather of CryptoNote


What I look forward to, among many things, is the opportunity to bring to the market a product which is simple to use, free to use, and self-sustaining as long as a small percent of users take advantage of our premium features. I want the DARA Chrome extension, which starts life by sucking Medium posts to IPFS and attesting authorship by making records of hashes/title/date/author to The Immutable Ledger on BSC, to blow this space away.

Our devs will deliver, and when in future VC fund managers ask how much The Immutable raised to release DARA, which seduced 1 million…


This article was originally published on The Daily Chain,7th January 2020.

“Let me be explicit: the current NKN node code, without any modification, will work with one billion full nodes without any problem.”

— Dr. Yiliun Zhang, NKN CTO, November 20 2019

New Kind of Network (NKN) is a project aiming to create the world’s most efficient, scalable and decentralized communication network.

Earlier this month, after over a year of courting Binance and following a spectacular landslide victory in the exchange’s revamped Community Vote, NKN was finally listed. …


This article was originally published on The Daily Chain, 11th February 2020.

$330,000 worth of cryptocurrency stolen.

The Altsbit exchange alleged hack recently covered by Cointelegraph and other media outlets is significantly worse than reported. “Altsbit lost about $70,000 in Bitcoin and Ether” reported Cointelegraph yesterday, February 10th.

“After Altsbit first reported on the hack on Twitter on Feb. 6, the exchange released withdrawal instructions on Feb. 9. According to the statement, the hack caused Altsbit to have lost 6.929 Bitcoin (BTC) and 23 Ether (ETH), among losses in other cryptocurrencies such as Pirate Chain (ARRR), VerusCoin (VRSC) and and Komodo (KMD).”

— Cointelegraph, February…


This article was originally published on Human Action, 4th June 2019, and republished on The Daily Chain, 9th September 2019.

“I was the person that bugged satoshi to start the first bitcoin mailing list”

— Jane Mercer


This article was originally published on The Daily Chain, 18th November 2019.

“I turned my attention to open source and Linux, and began following the footsteps of Richard Stallman and Linus Torvalds, instead of Kevin Mitnick.”

— Yanbo Li, November 2019


This article was originally published on Human Action, 5th May 2019, and republished on The Daily Chain, 13th November 2019.

“Please support Privacy and your right to financial privacy. Whether it’s protecting your privacy with Monero, Zcash, Zcoin, Grin or Pirate, it’s up to us all to realize that this is Not investment advice, this is necessity advice.”

~ FishyGuts, May 1st 2019


This article was originally published on The Daily Chain, 13th November 2019.

Earlier today the Komodo team announced the addition of five stablecoins to their AtomicDEX exchange.

AtomicDEX is the fruition of years of work spent creating a truly decentralized exchange. No proxy token, no gateway protocol. All “swaps” on the exchange are wallet-to-wallet, meaning a user never surrenders control of their funds.

“There’s no need to make deposits or withdrawals and never any need to give up control of your private keys to a centralized exchange.”

— Komodo announcement

Komodo’s DEX (decentralized exchange) has been touted as the holy…


This article was originally published on The Daily Chain, 30th April 2021.

The $69 million sale of Beeple’s digital artwork Everdays at Christie’s in March propelled non-fungible tokens, or “NFTs”, into the mainstream of the financial and cultural spheres, despite their almost total obscurity prior to this event. The bang of the auction house gavel signalled a fundamental shift in people’s preconceptions of both cryptocurrencies and of art.

At their most basic level, NFTs are a one-of-a-kind entry on a blockchain ledger which cannot be duplicated, and which have a wholly unique value and virtual entity. This is to be…


This article was originally published on The Daily Chain, 18th November 2019.

“This weekend we are targeting to release the beta version to the community.”

Sg777, CHIPS Lead Dev

Big Blind

Listening to podcasts is a great pleasure of mine. I love the medium.

I have spent a good deal of time exploring the projects in the Komodo ecosystem and have been surprised time and again what I find there. This has resulted in four lengthly reviews for four such projects: Pirate Chain, Hush, Utrum and Verus Coin.

So when I came across Crypto Core Radio, a podcast hosted by a prolific…

Gigamesh

The Immutable Network (DARA), founder. Immutable builds free blockchain products and platforms to fight censorship and stop data loss. Also a journalist/writer.

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