A few stories about Brian Krebs: The independent cybercrime journalist who exposes criminals on the internet
First, a bit of introduction before we get into the living drama that is Brian Krebs. Brian Krebs has been a journalist for decades, starting in the late 90s. He got his start at The Washington Post, but what he's most famous for are his exposes on criminal businesses and individuals who perpetuate cyber crime worldwide. In 2001, he got his interest in cybercrime piqued when a computer worm locked him out of his own computer. In 2005, he shifted from working as a staff writer at The Washington Post's tech newswire to writing for their security blog, "Security Wire". During his tenure there, he started by focusing on the victims of cybercrime, but later also started to focus on the perpetrators of it as well. His reporting helped lead to the shutdown of McColo, a hosting provider who provided service to some of the world's biggest spammers and hackers. Reports analyzing the shutdown of McColo estimated that global spam volume dropped by between 40 and 70 percent. Further analysis revealed it also played host to child pornography sites, and the Russian Business Network, a major Russian cybercrime ring. In 2009, Krebs left to start his own site, KrebsOnSecurity. Since then, he's been credited with being the first to report on major events such as Stuxnet and when Target was breached, resulting in the leakage of 40 million cards. He also regularly investigates and reveals criminals' identities on his site. The latter has made him the bane of the world of cybercrime, as well as basically a meme, where criminals will include references like Made by Brian Krebs in their code, or name their shops full of stolen credit cards after him. One of his first posts on his new site was a selection of his best work. While not particularly dramatic, they serve as an excellent example of dogged investigative work, and his series reveal the trail of takedowns his work has documented, or even contributed to. And now, a selection of drama involving Krebs. Note, all posts are sarcastically-tinged retellings of the source material which I will link throughout. I also didn't use the real names in my retellings, but they are in the source material. This took way too long to write, and it still does massively condense the events described in the series. Krebs has been involved with feuds with other figures, but I'd argue these tales are the "main" bits of drama that are most suited for here.
Fly on the Wall
By 2013, Krebs was no stranger to cybercriminals taking the fight to the real world. He was swatted previously to the point where the police actually know to give him a ring and see if there'd actually been a murder, or if it was just those wacky hackers at it again. In addition, his identity was basically common knowledge to cybercriminals, who would open lines of credit in his name, or find ways to send him money using stolen credit cards. However, one particular campaign against him caught his eye. A hacker known as "Fly" aka "Flycracker" aka "MUXACC1" posted on a Russian-language fraud forum he administered about a "Krebs fund". His plan was simple. Raise Bitcoin to buy Heroin off of a darknet marketplace, address it to Krebs, and alert his local police via a spoofed phone call. Now, because Krebs is an investigative journalist, he develops undercover presences on cybercrime forums, and it just so happened he'd built up a presence on this one already.
Guys, it became known recently that Brian Krebs is a heroin addict and he desperately needs the smack, so we have started the "Helping Brian Fund", and shortly we will create a bitcoin wallet called "Drugs for Krebs" which we will use to buy him the purest heroin on the Silk Road. My friends, his withdrawal is very bad, let’s join forces to help the guy! We will save Brian from the acute heroin withdrawal and the world will get slightly better!
Fly had first caught Krebs' attention by taunting him on Twitter, sending him Tweets including insults and abuse, and totally-legit looking links. Probably either laced with malware, or designed to get Krebs' IP. He also took to posting personal details such as Krebs' credit report, directions to his house, and pictures of his front door on LiveJournal, of all places. So, after spotting the scheme, he alerted his local police that he'd probably have someone sending him some China White. Sure enough, the ne'er-do-wells managed to raise 2 BTC, which at the time was a cool $200 or so. They created an account on the premiere darknet site at the time, The Silk Road under the foolproof name "briankrebs7". They found one seller who had consistently high reviews, but the deal fell through for unknown reasons. My personal theory is the seller decided to Google where it was going, and realized sending a gram of dope into the waiting arms of local law enforcement probably wasn't the best use of his time. Still, the forum members persevered, and found another seller who was running a buy 10 get 2 free promotion. $165 of Bitcoin later, the drugs were on their way to a new home. The seller apparently informed Fly that the shipment should arrive by Tuesday, a fact which he gleefully shared with the forum. While our intrepid hero had no doubt that the forum members were determined to help him grab the tail of the dragon, he's not one to assume without confirmation, and enlisted the help of a graduate student at UCSD who was researching Bitcoin and anonymity on The Silk Road, and confirmed the address shared by Fly was used to deposit 2 BTC into an account known to be used for money management on the site. By Monday, an envelope from Chicago had arrived, containing a copy of Chicago confidential. Taped inside were tiny baggies filled with the purported heroin. Either dedicated to satisfied customers, or mathematically challenged, the seller had included thirteen baggies instead of the twelve advertised. A police officer arrived to take a report and whisked the baggies away. Now, Fly was upset that Krebs wasn't in handcuffs for drug possession, and decided to follow up his stunt by sending Krebs a floral arrangement shaped like a cross, and an accompanying threatening message addressed to his wife, the dire tone slightly undercut by the fact that it was signed "Velvet Crabs". Krebs' curiosity was already piqued from the shenanigans with the heroin, but with the arrival of the flowers decided to dive deeper into the сука behind things. He began digging into databases from carding sites that had been hacked, but got his first major breakthrough to his identity from a Russian computer forensics firm. Fly had maintained an account on a now-defunct hacking forum, whose database was breached under "Flycracker". It turns out, the email Flycracker had used was also hacked at some point, and a source told Krebs that the email was full of reports from a keylogger Fly had installed on his wife's computer. Now, because presumably his wife wasn't part of, or perhaps even privy to her husband's illicit dealings, her email account happened to be her full legal name, which Krebs was able to trace to her husband. Now, around this time, the site Fly maintained disappeared from the web, and administrators on another major fraud forum started purging his account. This is a step they typically take when they suspect a member has been apprehended by authorities. Nobody knew for sure, but they didn't want to take any chances. More research by Krebs revealed that the criminals' intuition had been correct, and Fly was arrested in Italy, carrying documents under an assumed name. He was sitting in an Italian jail, awaiting potential extradition to the United States, as well as potentially facing charges in Italy. This was relayed to Krebs by a law enforcement official who simply said "The Fly has been swatted". (Presumably while slowly removing a pair of aviator sunglasses) While Fly may have been put away, the story between Krebs and Fly wasn't quite over. He did end up being extradited to the US for prosecution, but while imprisoned in Italy, Fly actually started sending Krebs letters. Understandably distrustful after the whole "heroin" thing, his contacts in federal law enforcement tested the letter, and found it to be clean. Inside, there was a heartfelt and personal letter, apologizing for fucking with Krebs in so many ways. He also forgave Krebs for posting his identity online, leading him to muse that perhaps Fly was working through a twelve-step program. In December, he received another letter, this time a simple postcard with a cheerful message wishing him a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Krebs concluded his post thusly:
Cybercrooks have done some pretty crazy stuff to me in response to my reporting about them. But I don’t normally get this kind of closure. I look forward to meeting with Fly in person one day soon now that he will be just a short train ride away. And he may be here for some time: If convicted on all charges, Fly faces up to 30 years in U.S. federal prison.
Criminals are none too happy when they find their businesses and identities on the front page of KrebsOnSecurity. It usually means law enforcement isn't far behind. One such business was known as vDOS. A DDOS-for-hire (also known as a "booter" or a "stresser") site that found itself hacked, with all their customer records still in their databases leaked. Analysis of the records found that in a four-month time span, the service had been responsible for about 8.81 years worth of attack time, meaning on average at any given second, there were 26 simultaneous attacks running. Interestingly, the hack of vDOS came about from another DDOS-for-hire site, who as it turns out was simply reselling services provided by vDOS. They were far from the only one. vDOS appeared to provide firepower to a large number of different resellers. In addition to the attack logs, support messages were also among the data stolen. This contained some complaints from various clients who complained they were unable to launch attacks against Israeli IPs. This is a common tactic by hackers to try and avoid unwanted attention from authorities in their country of residence. This was confirmed when two men from Israel were arrested for their involvement in owning and running vDOS. However, this was just the beginning for this bit of drama. The two men arrested went by the handles "applej4ck" and "Raziel". They had recently published a paper on DDOS attack methods in an online Israeli security magazine. Interestingly, on the same day the men were arrested, questioned, and released on bail, vDOS went offline. Not because it had been taken down by Israeli authorities, not because they had shut it down themselves, but because a DDOS protection firm, BackConnect Security, had hijacked the IP addresses belonging to the company. To spare a lot of technical detail, it's called a BGP hijack, and it basically works by a company saying "Yeah, those are our addresses." It's kind of amazing how much of the internet is basically just secured by the digital equivalent of pinky swears. You can read some more technical detail on Wikipedia. Anyway, we'll get back to BackConnect. Following the publication of the story uncovering the inner workings of vDOS, KrebsOnSecurity was hit with a record breaking DDOS attack, that peaked at 620/Gbps, nearly double the most powerful DDOS attack previously on record. To put that in perspective, that's enough bandwidth to download 5 simultaneous copies of Interstellar in 4K resolution every single second, and still have room to spare. The attack was so devastating, Akamai, one of the largest providers of DDOS protection in the world had to drop Krebs as a pro bono client. Luckily, Google was willing to step in and place his site under the protection of Google's Project Shield, a free service designed to protect the news sites and journalists from being knocked offline by DDOS attacks. This attack was apparently in retaliation for the vDOS story, since some of the data sent in the attack included the string "freeapplej4ck". The attack was executed by a botnet of Internet of Things (or IoT) devices. These are those "smart" devices like camera systems, routers, DVRs. Basically things that connect to the cloud. An astounding amount of those are secured with default passwords that can be easily looked up from various sites or even the manufacturers' websites. This was the start of a discovery of a massive botnet that had been growing for years. Now time for a couple quick side stories: Dyn, a company who provides DNS to many major companies including Twitter, Reddit, and others came under attack, leaving many sites (including Twitter and Reddit) faltering in the wake of it. Potentially due to one of their engineers' collaboration with Krebs on another story. It turned out that the same botnet that attacked Krebs' site was at least part of the attack on Dyn And back to BackConnect, that DDOS protection firm that hijacked the IP addresses from vDOS. Well it turns out BGP Hijacks are old hat for the company. They had done it at least 17 times before. Including at least once (purportedly with permission) for the address 184.108.40.206. Aka, "leet". It turns out one of the co-founders of BackConnect actually posted screenshots of him visiting sites that tell you your public IP address in a DDOS mitigation industry chat, showing it as 220.127.116.11. They also used a BGP Hijack against a hosting company and tried to frame a rival DDOS mitigation provider. Finally, another provider, Datawagon was interestingly implicated in hosting DDOS-for-hire sites while offering DDOS protection. In a Skype conversation where the founder of Datawagon wanted to talk about that time he registered dominos.pizza and got sued for it, he brings up scanning the internet for vulnerable routers completely unprompted. Following the publication of the story about BackConnect, in which he was included in, he was incensed about his portrayal, and argued with Krebs over Skype before Krebs ultimately ended up blocking him. He was subsequently flooded with fake contact requests from bogus or hacked Skype accounts. Shortly thereafter, the record-breaking DDOS attack rained down upon his site. Back to the main tale! So, it turns out the botnet of IoT devices was puppeteered by a malware called Mirai. How did it get its name? Well, that's the name its creator gave it, after an anime called Mirai Nikki. How did this name come to light? The creator posted the source code online. (The name part, not the origin. The origin didn't come 'til later.) The post purported that they'd picked it up from somewhere in their travels as a DDOS industry professional. It turns out this is a semi-common tactic when miscreants fear that law enforcement might come looking for them, and having the only copy of the source code of a malware in existence is a pretty strong indicator that you have something to do with it. So, releasing the source to the world gives a veneer of plausible deniability should that eventuality come to pass. So who was this mysterious benefactor of malware source? They went by the name "Anna-senpai". As research on the Mirai botnet grew, and more malware authors incorporated parts of Mirai's source code into their own attacks, attention on the botnet increased, and on the people behind it. The attention was presumably the reason why Hackforums, the forum where the source code was posted, later disallowed ostensible "Server Stress Tester" services from being sold on it. By December, "Operation Tarpit" had wrought 34 arrests and over a hundred "knock and talk" interviews questioning people about their involvement. By January, things started to come crashing down. Krebs published an extensive exposé on Anna-senpai detailing all the evidence linking them to the creation of Mirai. The post was so big, he included a damn glossary. What sparked the largest botnet the internet had ever seen? Minecraft. Minecraft servers are big business. A popular one can earn tens of thousands of dollars per month from people buying powers, building space, or other things. It's also a fiercely competitive business, with hundreds of servers vying for players. It turns out that things may have started, as with another set of companies, two rival DDOS mitigation providers competing for customers. ProTraf was a provider of such mitigation technology, and a company whose owner later worked for ProTraf had on at least one occasion hijacked addresses belonging to another company, ProxyPipe. ProxyPipe had also been hit with DDOS attacks they suspected to be launched by ProTraf. While looking into the President of ProTraf, Krebs realized he'd seen the relatively uncommon combination of programming languages and skills posted by the President somewhere else. They were shared by Anna-senpai on Hackforums. As Krebs dug deeper and deeper into Anna-senpai's online presence, he uncovered other usernames, including one he traced to some Minecraft forums where a photoshopped picture of a still from Pulp Fiction contained the faces of BackConnect, which was a rival to ProTraf's DDOS mitigation business, and another face. A hacker by the name of Vyp0r, who another employee of ProTraf claimed betrayed his trust and blackmailed him into posting the source of another piece of malware called Bashlite. There was also a third character photoshopped into the image. An anime character named "Yamada" from a movie called B Gata H Hei. Interestingly, under the same username, Krebs found a "MyAnimeList" profile which, out of 9 titles it had marked as watched, were B Gata H Hei, as well as Mirai Nikki, the show from which Mirai derived its name. It continues on with other evidence, including DDOS attacks against Rutgers University, but in short, there was little doubt in the identity of "Anna-senpai", but the person behind the identity did contact Krebs to comment. He denied any involvement in Mirai or DDOS attacks.
"I don’t think there are enough facts to definitively point the finger at me," [Anna-senpai] said. "Besides this article, I was pretty much a nobody. No history of doing this kind of stuff, nothing that points to any kind of sociopathic behavior. Which is what the author is, a sociopath."
I don't have the time or energy to write another effortpost, and as is I'm over 20,000 characters, so here's a few other tidbits of Krebs' clashes with miscreants.
A source and security researcher he was talking to started blabbing about him working with Krebs, and also was selling data to hackers on the side. His example data in his sales post was fucking Brian Krebs'.
WWYDI a guy named Rifter tries to take over the multiverse?
On a desert planet named Planet Riftia, there lives a man named Rifter (original character). Rifter can open dimensional rifts, fly, and is invulnerable, physically strong, and highly intelligent. He doesn't need to eat, sleep, drink or breathe. He's 5 foot 10 inches tall. Rifter decides to take over the multiverse. To do that, he must take the most important object from each universe and place it in his own universe. After he has done that for every universe, he will gain total omnipotence over the multiverse, and he'll be truly unstoppable. An example of the 'most important object of the universe' would be the Triforce from The Legend of Zelda, or the Chaos Emeralds from Sonic. The universes Rifter will try to take over are: planet riftia (Rifter's home universe), real life, super mario, the legend of zelda, CDI zelda, pokemon (main series games), pokemon (main series anime), pokemon origins, pokemon (main series manga), sonic, sonic boom, sonic the comics, crash bandicoot, halo, call of duty, earthbound, undertale, five nights at freddy's, fnaf world, superman 64 (game), DC cinematic universe, superfriends (cartoon), Marvel cinematic universe, ghostbusters, ghostbusters (2016), pac man, mega man (classic timeline), mega man fully charged, mega man (battle network timeline), bomberman, the lego movie, scooby doo, super meat boy, rage comics, wreck it ralph, skylanders, teen titans, teen titans go, the a-team, knight rider, the goonies, mortal kombat, street fighter, blend s, vocaloid, utau, spyro the dragon, simpsons, futurama, harry potter, fantastic beasts and where to find them, lord of the rings, mission impossible, gremlins, gnomeo and juliet, powerpuff girls, powerpuff girls Z , powerpuff girls (2016), beetlejuice, my little pony friendship is magic, black rock shooter (song), black rock shooter (anime), black rock shooter (psp game), midway arcade, portal, plants vs zombies, machinarium, rock em sock em robots, baldi's basics, puzzle puppers, crane game toreta, snipperclips, tetris, Madou Monogatari, puyo puyo, kirby, lego city undercover, ninjago, chima, nexo knights, diary of a wimpy kid (books), diary of a wimpy kid (movies), poptropica, poptropica worlds, poptropica (comics), resident evil, peanuts, robot chicken, scribblenauts, splatoon, arms, bee movie, shrek, octopath traveller, bubsy, fifa, drawn to life, drawn together, toy story, a bug's life, finding nemo, wall-e, the good dinosaur, inside out, captain underpants (books), captain underpants (movie), timmy failure, spongebob, the loud house, fairly oddparents, invader zim, cow and chicken, samurai jack (original), samurai jack (reboot), adventure time, regular show, steven universe, clarence, uncle grandpa, plague inc, sailor moon, sailor moon crystal, ghost trick, ace attorney, professor layton, looney tunes, yu gi oh, beyblade, yo kai watch, cars, team fortress, half life, the sims, cory in the house, annoying orange, my hero acadamia, mr. peabody and sherman, e.t the extra terrastrial, back to the future, rick and morty, family guy, doki doki literature club, angry birds, fruit ninja, jetpack joyride, out there, akinator, dragon ball, dragon ball z, lego dimensions, super smash bros, star wars, charlie and the chocolate factory, willy wonka and the chocolate factory, lonely wolf treat, syrup and the ultimate sweet, first kiss at a spooky soiree, romance detective, tunnel vision, kaima, her tears were my light, mermaid splash passion festival, the twilight zone, disaster log c, yandere simulator, yanderella, mikoto nikki, mix ore, the dark side of red riding hood, makoto mobius, you me and empty words, shihori escape, tsukimi planet, full boko youchien, love live, menhera fresia, roco kingdom, sai er hao, mole, hawaiian slammers, planes, frozen, tangled, one piece, fairy tail, naruto, persona, digimon, no matter how i look at it, it's you guys fault i'm not popular, i can't believe my little sister is this cute, idolmaster, highschool dxd, hihi puffy ami yumi, momoe link, minecraft, minecraft: story mode, locked heart, confess my love, transparent black, nintendo badge arcade, swapdoodle, world of goo, rayman, little inferno, amazing alex, banjo kazooie, yooka lele, sly cooper, RWBY, despicable me, minions, WWE, nomad of nowhere, bravest warriors, xenoblade, punch out, contra, silent hill, tokimeki memorial, spelunker, spelunky, zork, bit trip, VVVVVV, runman race around the world, N, princess tomato in the salad kingdom, hitman, tomb raider, metal gear solid, fire emblem, animal crossing, metroid, gradius, zone of the enders, parodius, i wanna be the guy, jumper, braid, alien hominid, castle crashers, charlie murder, the emoji movie, castlevania, animator vs animation, brave, hello neighbor, the storey treehouse, wacky game jokez 4 kidz, nightmare before christmas, bayonetta, mii channel, warioware, donkey kong country, yoshi, unikitty, sword art online, squid girl, slenderman, the flintstones, berenstain bears, the jetsons, okami, sushi striker way of the sushido, shovel knight, kid icarus, jurrasic park, tom gates, paper mario, art academy, fortnite, player unknown's battlegrounds, fallout, the land before time, doctor who, the lego batman movie, himegoto, marchen madchen, bojack horseman, total drama, toradora, one punch man, attack on titan, pleasant goat and big big wolf, full metal alchemist, the wizard of oz, super smosh, alfred and poe, dev guy, valentine panic, seduce me the otome, trick and treat, haruka winter dreams, scratch, 9 (film), 9 (video game), problem solverz, animal inspector, liar liar, love or die, misSHAPEn love, pervert&yandere, paper roses, bookSLEEPer, heartbaked, lads in distress, telletubbies, thomas the tank engine, the walking dead, the big bang theory, 13 reason why, f.r.i.e.n.d.s, gumby, gravity falls, welcome to the wayne, tom and jerry, baka to test, golden time, searching, taken, charming, ballerina, home improvement, the sandlot, flappy bird, swing copters, earth chan, turbo, pocket protectors, boxboy, barefoot bandits, letter quest, overcooked, hydlide, oh sir!, taco man plays a video game, taco man the game master, pepsiman, buck bunny, voez, deemo, cytus, kitten squad, super mario logan, dr. stone, bee and puppycat, over the garden wall, star vs the forces of evil, power rangers, danny phantom, jimmy neutron, dexter's lab, foster's home for imaginary friends, chowder, the amazing world of gumball, we bare bears, felix the cat, bendy and the ink machine, outbreak company, tokyo mew mew, madoka magica, card captor sakura, ghostmates, boxman (original), boxman (comics), that damn neighbor, bunsen is a beast, coco, monsters inc, monsters university, the incredibles, spirited away, becky prim, kim possible, meet the robinsons, the little mermaid, robin hood, zootopia, taiko drum master, alien, the lego ninjago movie, what would you do, jersey shore, monty python, gundam, the muppets, alf, neon genesis evangelion, the x files, godzilla, final destination (film), ice age, lilo and stitch, robocop, the terminator, saw (film), the purge, 50 shades of grey, tron, dead space, overwatch, the king of fighters, ratchet and clank, jak and daxter, tekken, a boy and his blob, ace combat, adventure island, adventures of lolo, aero the acro-bat, ape escape, asteroids, battletoads, spooky's house of jumpscares, the call of cthulhu, chibi robo, frankenstein, dracula, boku no pico, burgertime, citrus, putt putt, pajama sam, prison tycoon, roller coaster tycoon, restaraunt empire, frogger, freddi fish, fatty bear, spy fox, gal gun, game and watch, guitar hero, rock band, the man with the invisible trousers, the curious case of benjiman button, passpartout, just dance, sega hard girls, kinectimals, left 4 dead, life is strange, littlebigplanet, loveplus, nights, naughty bear, ted, houdini (french animated movie), q bert, pixels (movie), touhou project, toejam and earl, the oregon trail (game), the organ trail, yakuza (game), mall tycoon, zoo tycoon, yukon trail (game), detention (game), the nutshack, lazytown, purgatory (game), desolate village, the desolate hope, the pilgrim's progress, the holy bible, captain bible, bad milk (game), journey to the west, captain toad, death squared, buddhism (religion), jewism (religion), islam (religion), hinduism (religion), taoism (religion), mormomism (religion), watch_dogs, sleeping dogs, paletta, wrecking crew, sara is missing, simulacra, welcome to the game, rides with strangers, a normal lost phone, mogeko castle, wahanodora and the great blue sea, little nightmares, little einsteins, sally face, fran bow, kick the buddy, super planet dolan, dr. jekyll and mr. hyde, phineas and ferb, big nate, nate is late, the ring (horror movie), inanimate insanity, my little pony equestria girls, winx club, tinkerbell, sausage party, the hobbit, duck hunt, starfox, f-zero, enchanted (disney movie), roblox, hearthstone, talking tom, crossy road, granny (horror game), the titanic (movie), dexter (show), how i met your mother, el tigre, mucha lucha, the book of life, cuphead, water world (movie), gradeaundera, foodfight, cyanide and happiness, jojo's bizzare adventure, the grim adventures of billy and mandy, the brave little toaster, fusionfall, playstation all stars battle royal, scott pilgrim vs. the world, club penguin, sonic.exe, pivot stick animator, mr. bean, skitzo, captain n the game master, detective pikachu, pokemon mystery dungeon, waluigi travels through the multiverse, parappa the rapper, god of war, uncharted, bioshock, paperboy, gauntlet, 720°, blaster (midway), bubbles (midway), marble madness, defenders, joust (midway), klax, roadblasters, robotron, spy hunter, spy vs spy, super sprint, tomodachi life, miitomo, xbox avatars, keflings, cloudberry kingdom, girls like robots, can your pet, snail (the flash game), snail bob, drawfee, the king's avatar, king's knight, king's quest, monster bark, haunt the house, detective grimoire, sort the court, wallace and gromit, frankenweenie, atelier (games), recettear, tales of, lost sphear, peta propaganda games, cooking mama, gish, aquaria, owlboy, alex kidd, space channel 5, mighty number 9, blaster master, vroom in the night sky, azure striker gunvolt, senran kagura, disgaea, the legend of dark witch, pico's school, riddle school, clock crew, lock legion, steamshovel harry, bionicle, hero factory, lego alien conquest, x-com, chantelise, yobi's basic spelling tricks, typing of the dead, cartoon all-stars to the rescue, where's wally, where's waldo, carmen sandiego, adam ruins everything, south park, human centipede, collegehumor, kingdom hearts, king kong, friday the 13th, nightmare on elm street, edward scissorhands, batman 1966, devil may cry, final fantasy, food wars, smosh, the diamond minecart, anthony padilla, the hunchback of notre dame, teenage mutant ninja turtles, who framed roger rabbit?, the angry video game nerd, mario & sonic at the olympic games, james bond, epic (movie), dance dance revolution, ed edd n eddy, hey arnold, codename: kids next door, galactic kids next door, back to backspace, big city greens, danger planet, 12 forever, infinity train, jack and jill (adam sandler), red dog, red dog true blue, air buds, 101 dalmations, good mythical morning, element animations, an egg's guide to minecraft, black rhino ranger, the suite life of zack and cody, that's so raven, milo murphy's law, even stevens, pete and pete, malcom in the middle, hotel transylvania, ducktales, elena of avalor, sofia the first, the proud family, the emporor's new groove, american dragon: jake long, fanboy and chum chum, fish hooks, smart house (movie), invisible dad (movie), tender loving care, my magic dog (movie), boy meets world, sabrina the teenage witch, shorty mcshort's shorts, shezow, call of duty dog (web animation), sonic for hire, video game violence saves the world from violent video games (web animation), reading rainbow, hey this is library, doge, nyan cat, wolfychu, lilypichu, emirichu, theodd1sout, domics, jaiden animations, game theory, dorkly, pokemon rusty, the greatest showman, advice animals, doodle jump, happy jump, seen (android game), color switch, agar.io, slither.io, cookie clicker, bitcoin billionare, paper.io, hole.io, sugar sugar, highschool romance, highschool romance 2: magi trials, highschool possesion, nekopara, ren'py, rpg maker, voltron: legendary defender, wander over yonder, kablam!, doug (cartoon), avatar: the last airbender, the legend of korra, garfield, calvin and hobbes, airplane safety videos, lego fan films, lego DC superheroes, lego friends, fl studio , stack up, gyromite, the texas chainsaw massacre, ice climber, captain commando, marvel vs capcom, cartoon network punch time explosion xl, dr. horrible, papers please, blocksworld, iron pants, happy wheels, super virgin squad, the truman show, edtv, duck life, the everyday ordinary adventures of samamtha browne, cinderella phenomenon, our home (visual novel), a day in the life of a slice of bread, a(t)rium, date almost anything sim, [email protected], stalker & yandere, tealy and orangey, geometry dash, the joy of creation, five nights at candy's, those nights at rachael's, five night's at wario's, wario date, duck season (vr horror game), the horribly slow murderer with the extremely inefficient weapon, mcdonald's, the karate kid, llamas with hats, the misfortune of being ned, super hexagon, perfect dark, dane boe, devil's world, balloon fight, h3h3productions, gnoggin, cinemasins, cinemawins, yo gabba gabba, crazy frog, angels of death (rpg), imaginary friends (rpg), pocket mirror (rpg), cherry tree high comedy club, pony island, huniepop, huniecam studio, tattletail, corpes party, friendship (horror rpg), aria's story (rpg), 1bitheart, leftway, tim's birthday, ib (game), glitched (rpg), amnesia (game), the stanley parable, long live the queen (visual novel), draw a stickman, qwop, girp, papa's (flash game series), whale trail, 5 minutes to kill yourself, doodle god, free icecream (flash game), fancy pants adventure, fireboy and watergirl, 60 seconds (game), 60 parsecs, getting over it with bennet foddy, sexy hiking, i am bread, surgeon simulator, rapeley, mr. mosquito, cubivore, the guy game, custer's revenge, e.t (atari 2600), pizza chef (atari 2600), black and white (game), postal (game), hatred (game), leisure suit larry, jones in the fast lane, manhunt, hatoful boyfriend, bully (game), night trap, mass effect, house party (game), who's your daddy? (game), second life, shower with your dad simulator, what's under your blanket!? (game), battle raper, The Maiden Rape Assault: Violent Semen Inferno, witch trainer, hetalia, ouran high school host club, rinse and repeat (game), wikia, deviantart, mystic messanger, moemon (a pokemon rom hack), segagaga, football manager (sega), crossfire (first person shooter), flicky, captain novalin, sega bass fishing, hiragana pixel party, captain rainbow, wonderful 101, the elder scrolls, scrolls (mojang), colbalt (mojang), candy crush saga, sharknado, who killed captain alex, archie comics, smokey bear, mcgruff the crime dog, smosh the movie, hell's kitchen, neighbours from hell (game), neighbors from hell (animated show), danganronpa, veggietales, oishi high school battle, teleporting fat guy, smosh babies, planets (shut up cartoons), the day my butt went psycho (tv show), the day my bum went psycho (books), what's with andy, the andy griffith show, leave it to beaver, pikmin, face raiders, part timers (smosh), trollface quest, coraline, alladin (disney), chibi miku san, dreams (when you sleep), vsauce, kilarin revolution, stellar theater, hanazuki: full of treasure, penn zero: part time hero, the croods, shawn the sheep, shakugan no shana, early man, walking with dinosaurs, league of angels, league of legends, world of warcraft, starcraft, stardew valley, rune factory, harvest moon, botanicula, fingered (game), love live, highschool dxd, lucky star, akame ga kill, kill la kill, cowboy bebop, mmo junkie, KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!, Natsuiro High School: Seishun Hakusho, Summer-Colored High School ★ Adolescent Record — A Summer At School On An Island Where I Contemplate How The First Day After I Transferred, I Ran Into A Childhood Friend And Was Forced To Join The Journalism Club Where While My Days As A Paparazzi Kid With Great Scoops Made Me Rather Popular Among The Girls, But Strangely My Camera Is Full Of Panty Shots, And Where My Candid Romance Is Going, short circuit (film), boyhood (film), honey, i shrunk the kids, in another world with my smartphone, wizard 101, sociolitron, runescape, i was reincarnated as a sword, i was reincarnated as a magic academy, My Reincarnation as a Hot Spring in a Different World is Beyond Belief ~ It's Not Like Being Inside You Feels Good or Anything!?, island (anime), crush crush, yandere (https://vndb.org/v1303), kimi to kanojo no koi, kimi to mita sora no uta, city connection, cinders (visual novel), adventure capitalist, tiny tower, pocket plane, pocket train, pocket frogs, i am shape series, melancholic (vocaloid song), hatsune miku: unofficial hatsune mix, stargazer (vocaloid song), love trial (vocaloid song), to you of the future, i give every song, pou, my little bastard, evolution (cow evolution, platypus evolution, ect), dear diary: the secrets of anna, episode (game), kim kardashian: hollywood, campus life (mobile game), inkflow, sabreman, kameo: elements of power, it's mr. pants, whatever happened to... robot jones?, moetron, extra credits (youtuber), snakes on a plane, crazy rich asians, my strange addiction, toddlers and tiaras, soul eater, suki yuki maji magic, ultraman, the adventures of kid danger, johnny test, justice league action, youtube, brawl in the family (web comic), meteor 60 seconds, ok ko, counterstrike, boboiboy, dragonvale, crush the castle, demonic crepes, barbie, lego elves, spy kids, baby geniuses, laserblast (movie), giftpia, panel de pon, devil world, shin onigashima, nazo no murasamejo (The Mysterious Murasame Castle), nigahiga, dragon city (mobile game), clash of clans, clash royale, keep talking and nobody explodes, my life as a teenage robot, no anime penguin, gender bender dna twister extreme, inuyasha, inuyashika, scream (movie), manuel samuel, flipping death, tiny thief, boom beach, reign (game), the escapists, a hat in time, murder police, dragalia lost, aqua teen hunger force, dora the explorer, doraemon, inception, the matrix, fight club, the godfather, white chicks (movie), dumb and dumber, baseketball, the breakfast club (movie), donnie darko, the devil wears prada, darkwing duck, jaws, mean girls, the room, lost (tv show), never been kissed (movie), tarzan, the sixth sense, the help (movie), the shining, rocky (movie), sing (movie), blade runner, cut the rope, enter the ninja (1981), You only live twice (1967), surf ninjas (1993), Draw With Jazza, dork diaries, Lifeline (3 minute games), Project Hyrax, future diary, sonic the hedgehog (movie), panty and stocking, todo: today, happy heroes, asura's wrath, a certain magical index, zone archive, and 3 ninjas (1992) Rifter will NOT gain omnipotence until he has collected the most important item from EVERY universe. Just to clarify, Rifter only opens one rift at a time, when he's travelling to and from dimensions. He also makes rifts sometimes if he's attacking, or summoning an object he wants, or something like that. When he's done using a rift, he closes it. However, Rifter will have to open many rifts along his journey. He opens so much rifts, that the space time continuum becomes unstable, resulting in random rifts opening and closing throughout the multiverse. Rifter isn't aware on how to make space time less unstable, so as his journey goes on, more and more random rifts will appear. The random rifts will occur so often, that is it guranteed you will get sucked into one and experience at least 90% of the universes. Rifter will start in his own universe. The universe he goes to first will be Real Life. After that, he'll do the rest in a random order. Events:
Rifter finds a magical rock (from his universe) that grants him the power to detect objects he needs
Rifter steals the Earth's entire water supply, because water is the object from Real Life that he needs
The Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device (Portal) can now work on any flat surface that isn't made out of Lego bricks.
The Lego Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device (Lego Portal) can now work on any flat surface that is made out of Lego bricks.
Lord Vortech (Lego Dimensions) is freed from his prison via a random rift from Rifter.
The greens (Lifeline) begin spreading around the multiverse
Diseases from Plague Inc begin spreading around the multiverse
Top 50 Cryptocurrencies I thought this might be of real help for the ones that are just joining crypto and still want to read. Let’s face it: there are a lot of cryptocurrencies out there, with new ones coming out almost daily and old ones disappearing seemingly just as fast as they appeared. It’s easy to get overwhelmed. If you are new to cryptocurrencies, this is an excellent starting point to learn about each of the top 50 cryptocurrencies (by market cap). Even if you’re a crypto veteran, this is a great resource to reference if you ever get any of the top 50 confused, or if you want to read more about a new coin which has joined the ranks. Our hope is to point you in the right direction, spur your interest to do more research, and steer you away from the potential scams out there (And yes, there are potential scam coins in the top 50!) Here at Invest In Blockchain, we are obsessed with researching the internet for all things crypto. The information found in this post is the result of hundreds of hours of painstaking research by me and other writers on our team. Note that this list is constantly changing and I will do my best to keep it up-to-date, but the top 50 moves almost daily! Please refer to coinmarketcap.com for the latest information on the top 50 cryptocurrencies and their prices. Let’s get started! (Information accurate as of May 23, 2018)
#1 – Bitcoin (BTC)
📷 The king of the crypto world, Bitcoin is now a household name; to many, it is synonymous with “cryptocurrency”. Its purpose is to provide a peer-to-peer electronic version of cash to allow payments to be sent online without the need for a third party (such as Mastercard). The rapid rise in Bitcoin’s price has brought about an explosion of new Bitcoin investors. With the huge increase in interest has come a rise in merchants accepting Bitcoin as a legitimate form of payment. Bitcoin is fast moving towards its goal of becoming a currency accepted worldwide. Bitcoin’s development is led by Bitcoin Core developer Wladimir J. van der Laan, who took over the role on April 8, 2014. Bitcoin’s changes are decided democratically by the community. For an in-depth look at Bitcoin, including an explanation of Bitcoin mining, Bitcoin’s history, an analysis of Bitcoins’ value and a description on how bitcoin actually works, see our comprehensive guide “What is Bitcoin? Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin, Explained“. For a more detailed description of Bitcoin’s economics, what makes money and how Bitcoin works in the economy as a whole see: “Bitcoin Explained” and “Bitcoin is a Deflationary Currency”.
#2 – Ethereum (ETH)
📷 Ethereum is the revolutionary platform which brought the concept of “smart contracts” to the blockchain. First released to the world in July 2015 by then 21-year-old Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum has quickly risen from obscurity to cryptocurrency celebrity status. Buterin has a full team of developers working behind him to further develop the Ethereum platform. For more background information on Buterin, read our article, “Vitalik Buterin: The Face of Blockchain”. Ethereum has the ability to process transactions quickly and cheaply over the blockchain similar to Bitcoin, but also has the ability to run smart contracts. For future reading on smart contracts, see “What’s the Difference Between Bitcoin and Ethereum”; but for now, think automated processes which can do just about anything. For further reading on Ethereum, including an analysis of the platform’s strengths and future prospects, read “What is Ethereum, Everything You Need to Know Explained“.
#3 – Ripple (XRP)
📷 Ripple aims to improve the speed of financial transactions, specifically international banking transactions. Anyone who has ever sent money internationally knows that today it currently takes anywhere from 3-5 business days for a transaction to clear. It is faster to withdraw money, get on a plane, and fly it to your destination than it is to send it electronically! Not to mention you will be paying exorbitant transaction fees — usually somewhere around 6% but it can vary depending on the financial institution. Ripple’s goal is to make these transactions fast (it only takes around 4 seconds for a transaction to clear) and cheap. The Ripple team currently comprises over 150 people, making it one of the biggest in the cryptocurrency world. They are led by CEO Brad Garlinghouse, who has an impressive resume which includes high positions in other organizations such as Yahoo and Hightail. Check out “What is Ripple” for more information, including a closer look at what they do, controversies and future prospects.
#4 – Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
📷 Bitcoin Cash was created on August 1, 2017 after a “hard fork” of the Bitcoin blockchain. For years, a debate has been raging in the Bitcoin community on whether to increase the block size in the hope of alleviating some of the network bottleneck which has plagued Bitcoin due to its increased popularity. Because no agreement could be reached, the original Bitcoin blockchain was forked, leaving the Bitcoin chain untouched and in effect creating a new blockchain which would allow developers to modify some of Bitcoin’s original programmed features. Generally speaking, the argument for Bitcoin Cash is that by allowing the block size to increase, more transactions can be processed in the same amount of time. Those opposed to Bitcoin Cash argue that increasing the block size will increase the storage and bandwidth requirement, and in effect will price out normal users. This could lead to increased centralization, the exact thing Bitcoin set out to avoid. Bitcoin Cash does not have one single development team like Bitcoin. There are now multiple independent teams of developers. Read “What is Bitcoin Cash” for more information. You can also check out their reddit and official webpage.
#5 – EOS (EOS)
📷 Billed as a potential “Ethereum Killer”, EOS proposes improvements that can challenge Ethereum as the dominant smart contract platform. One main issue EOS looks to improve is the scalability problems which has plagued the Ethereum network during times of high transaction volume, specifically during popular ICOs. A perhaps more profound difference EOS has, compared to Ethereum, is the way in which you use the EOS network. With Ethereum, every time you make modifications or interact with the network, you need to pay a fee. With EOS, the creator of the DAPP (decentralized app) can foot the bill, while the user pays nothing. And if you think about it, this makes sense. Would you want to have to pay every time you post something on social media? No, of course not! In addition to this, EOS has a few other technical advantages over Ethereum such as delegated proof of stake and other protocol changes. Just know that EOS has some serious power under the hood to back up the claim of “Ethereum Killer”. EOS was created by Dan Larrimer who is no stranger to blockchain or start ups. He has been the driving force behind multiple successful projects in the past such as BitShares, Graphene and Steem. For more information on EOS such as how and where to buy EOS tokens, EOS’s vision and potential challenges, see “What is EOS”.
#6 – Litecoin (LTC)
📷 Similar to Bitcoin, Litecoin is a peer-to-peer transaction platform designed to be used as a digital currency. Due to some notable technical improvements, Litecoin is able to handle more transactions at lower costs. Litecoin has been designed to process the small transactions we make daily. Litecoin is sometimes referred to “digital silver” while Bitcoin is known as “digital gold”. This is because traditionally silver was used for small daily transactions while gold was used as a store of wealth and was not used in everyday life. The Litecoin blockchain is a fork from the Bitcoin chain. It was initially launched in 2011 when its founder, Charlie Lee, was still working for Google. Well-known as a cryptocurrency expert, Charlie Lee is backed by a strong development team who appear to be achieving what they set out to do. They have recently achieved a very notable accomplishment with the first successful atomic swap. For an in-depth discussion on what Litecoin does, how it is different than Bitcoin and the team backing up the development, see “What is Litecoin”.
#7 – Cardano (ADA)
📷 Cardano is a smart contract-focused blockchain. It was originally released under the name Input Output Hong Kong by Charles Hoskinson and Jeremy Wood, a few of the early team members of Ethereum, and later rebranded into Cardano. Cardano is trying to fix some of the largest problems the cryptocurrency world which have been causing ongoing issues for years such as scalability issues and democratized voting. They have the potential to challenge Ethereum’s dominance in the smart contract world. Cardano is developing their own programing language similar to Ethereum; however, they are focusing more heavily on being interoperable between other cryptocurrencies. While some cryptocurrencies are all bite but no bark, Cardano is quite the opposite. They are quietly focusing on a strong software which will be completely open-source. Cardano’s team comprises some of the best minds in the industry, and they seek to create a strong foundation which others can build upon for years to come. For up-to-date information on Cardano’s status see their Reddit page or official website. You can also read our article “What is Cardano” to learn more about them.
#8 – Stellar Lumens (XLM)
📷 In a nutshell, Stellar Lumens seeks to use blockchain to make very fast international payments with small fees. The network can handle thousands of transactions a second with only a 3-5 second confirmation time. As you may know, Bitcoin can sometimes take 10-15 minutes for a transaction to confirm, can only handle a few transactions a second and, in turn, has very high transaction fees. If this sounds a lot like Ripple, you’re right! Stellar Lumens was based off of the Ripple protocol) and is attempting to do similar things. Some of Stellar Lumens’ main uses will be for making small daily payments (micropayments), sending money internationally, and mobile payments. Stellar Lumens is focusing on the developing world and, more specifically, the multi-billion dollar industry of migrant workers who send money back to their family in impoverished countries. The Stellar Lumens team is led by Jed McCaleb, who has worked in numerous successful startups in the past such as eDonkey, Overnet, Ripple, and the infamous Mt. Gox. For more information on Stellar Lumens, including the history and what sets Stellar Lumens apart, see “What are Stellar Lumens”. You can also learn about the differences between Stellar Lumens and Ripple.
#9 – TRON (TRX)
📷 As stated in TRON’s whitepaper, “TRON is an attempt to heal the internet”. The TRON founders believe that the internet has deviated from its original intention of allowing people to freely create content and post as they please; instead, the internet has been taken over by huge corporations like Amazon, Google, Alibaba and others. TRON is attempting to take the internet back from these companies by constructing a free content entertainment system. This will enable users to freely store, publish and own data, giving them the power to decide where and how to share. The project is led by founder Justin Sun, who has been listed on the Forbes 30 under 30 list twice (in 2015 and 2017). In addition, Sun is a protégé of Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, China’s former Ripple representative and the founder of Peiwo APP. Sun has assembled a strong team with heavy hitters including Binshen Tang (founder of Clash of King), Wei Dai (founder of ofo, the biggest shared bicycles provider in China), and Chaoyong Wang (founder of ChinaEquity Group). Sun has also secured the support of a few notable angel investors such as Xue Manzi. For up-to-date information on Tron and further discussion of the technology and team, see “What is Tron” and their website.
#10 – IOTA (MIOTA)
📷 IOTA has seen many of the issues Bitcoin and Ethereum have with the POW (proof-of-work) and POI (proof-of-importance) models and looks to improve them with their revolutionary transaction validation network simply called “tangle”. When issuing a transaction in IOTA, you validate 2 previous transactions. This means you no longer outsource validation to miners which requires wasteful amounts of computing power and usually a large stake of coins. These required resources are, in effect, centralizing the currencies which many believe were created to be decentralized in the first place. With IOTA, the more active a ledger is, the more validation there is. In other words, the more people who use it, the faster it gets. You don’t have to subsidize miners, so there are no fees on transactions. That’s right: zero. The IOTA team has been actively developing blockchain technology since 2011, and created the IOTA foundation and company in 2016. Since its emergence, the team has been continuously growing, attracting exceptional talent from around the world. For more information on IOTA’s team and their revolutionary“tangle” technology, check out “What is IOTA”.
#11 – NEO (NEO)
📷 A leading platform for smart contracts and sometimes referred to as “China’s Ethereum”. NEO (formally Antshares) hopes to digitize many types of assets which were formerly kept in more traditional means, and therefore make it possible to use them in smart contracts. To imagine a potential use case of NEO, think digitizing the title to a house into a smart asset, and then setting up that asset to automatically transfer to another person after payment for the house has been received. This would be, in effect, a simple smart contract. NEO founder Da Hongfei is a leading figure in the cryptocurrency world and has worked on numerous blockchain projects in the past. The development team consists of 6 in-house investors and a large community of third-party developers. For a complete overview of NEO, including the team, history and competitive analysis, check out “What is NEO”.
#12 – Dash (DASH)
📷 Dash (which comes from ‘digital cash’) aims to be the most user-friendly and scalable cryptocurrency in the world. It has the ability to send funds instantly confirmed by “double-send-proof” security with the added functionality of erasable transaction history and the ability to send transactions anonymously. Like Bitcoin, Dash is meant to be used as a digital currency but has some added values such as much faster transaction times and lower fees. For a slightly higher fee, Dash has the added function of “instant send” which allows transactions to be confirmed almost instantly. This is one of the main selling points of Dash because many believe that this feature would allow it to be used in brick and mortar establishments. The Dash development team consists of over 50 members and is led by former financial services professional Evan Duffield. For the latest on Dash, see their official website and reddit page. You can also read “What is Dash” to learn more about the project.
#13 – Monero (XMR)
📷 Monero is a digital currency designed to be used as a completely anonymous payment system. A common misconception with Bitcoin is that it is completely anonymous. In reality, all payments processed on the Bitcoin network are recorded on a public ledger (blockchain), so Bitcoin is actually only partially anonymous or “pseudonymous”. This means that you can, in theory, trace back every transaction a coin has been involved with from its creation. Though users aren’t able to inherently link the public key on the blockchain with the private keys used to store the coins themselves, there will always exist a correlation between the two. Monero has solved this problem by implementing cryptonic hashing of receiving addresses, therefore separating the coin from the address it is going to. This can be hugely valuable for anyone wishing to conceal their purchases. The Monero development team consists of 7 core developers, only two of which are publicly known. There have been over 200 additional contributors to the project and software updates are implemented every six months or so. To learn more about Monero including its competitors and challenges, read “What is Monero”. If you’re thinking about investing in Monero, check out our opinion piece “Should You Invest In Monero?“.
#14 – Tether (UDST)
📷 Tether is a cryptocurrency token issued on the Bitcoin blockchain. Each Tether coin is allegedly backed by one US Dollar. The goal is to facilitate transactions with a rate fixed to the USD. Amongst other things, Tether looks to fix some of the legal issues which can arise when trading cryptocurrencies and it aims to protect people from market volatility. Tether has faced controversy regarding their business model, and some consider it a scam. More info can be seen on reddit posts such as this.
#15 – NEM (XEM)
📷 NEM (New Economy Movement) is the world’s first proof-of-importance (POI) enterprise based on blockchain technology. With a focus on business use cases, the software was built from the ground up with adaptability in mind. NEM’s goal is for companies to use their “smart asset system” to implement customizable blockchains. A smart asset can be almost anything: a cryptocurrency token, a business’s stock or a company’s invoicing and records. Some potential use cases for NEM’s technology include: voting, crowdfunding, stock ownership, keeping secure records, loyalty rewards point programs, mobile payments and escrow services. A list of NEM’s use cases can be found here. The development of NEM is monitored by the Singapore-based NEM Foundation. For more information on what NEM does and what sets NEM apart from its competitors, see “What is NEM”.
#16 – VeChain (VEN)
📷 As described in VeChain’s development plan, the organization’s purpose is to build “a trustfree and distributed business ecosystem based on the Blockchain technology self-circulated and expanding”. They plan to do this by creating an efficient trustless business ecosystem to significantly reduce the wasteful information transfer systems of today. Some of the areas and industries the VeChain platform is focusing on include eliminating counterfeiting in the fashion and luxury industry, food safety tracking systems, digitizing maintenance in the car industry and many other global supply chain processes. For more information on VeChain, see their reddit and website. Read “What is Vechain” to learn about the project, and our investment opinion piece “5 Reasons to Invest in Vechain“.
#17 – Ethereum Classic (ETC)
📷 Ethereum Classic came about after a hard fork of Ethereum in 2016. The fork was a result of the infamous DOA hack where around 50 million dollars worth of Ethereum was stolen due to what was considered an oversight in the code. The blockchain was forked in order to recoup the losses from this attack, but a small portion of the community did not wish to go back and change the original blockchain. Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum, and subsequently the development team chose to go with the hard fork and work on what is now “Ethereum” today. There is a lot of ongoing controversy with Ethereum Classic which can be better described on this reddit thread. For an in-depth discussion of Ethereum Classic, see”What is Ethereum Classic“.
#18 – Binance Coin (BNB)
📷 Binance Coin is the coin used to facilitate operations on the Binance platform, a cryptocurrency exchange that is capable of processing 1.4 million orders per second. The name “Binance” is derived from the combination of the terms “binary” and “finance”, referring to the integration of digital technology and finance. The BNB coin is used to pay exchange fees, withdrawal fees, listing fees, and all other possible transaction expenses on the Binance platform. In order to incentivize new users to do their cryptocurrency trading on Binance, the team is offering discounts when BNB is used to pay fees. The discount will be 50% in the first year, 25% in the second, 12.5% in the third, and 6.25% in the fourth year before the discount ends. Binance was primarily marketed to Chinese cryptocurrency investors at first, but they also have English, Korean, Japanese, French, Spanish, and Russian versions of the platform. For a deeper look into Binance, you can read the whitepaper or check out the trading platform here.
#19 – Bytecoin (BCN)
📷 Bytecoindescribes itself as “a private, decentralized cryptocurrency with with open source code that allows everyone to take part in the Bytecoin network development”. It is the first coin to offer untraceable payments, unlinkable transactions and resistance to blockchain analysis. With Bytecoin, it is possible to send instant transactions anywhere around the world, which are totally untraceable and don’t require additional fees. Bytecoin’s development is community-driven and a list of all of the different community websites can be found here. For more information on Bytecoin, see: “What is Bytecoin“.
#20 – QTUM (QTUM)
📷 QTUM (pronounced Quantum) is an open-source value transfer platform which focuses on mobile decentralized apps or Dapps. QTUM is the world’s first proof-of-stake smart contracts platform. QTUM is meant to be used as both a value transfer protocol, like Bitcoin, and a smart contract platform, like Ethereum. They have a number of technical innovations which some consider to make it superior to Ethereum, and they are focusing on mobile applications. The platform itself is very new. It came about in March 2017, after a highly successful crowdfunding campaign raised them nearly 16 million dollars in only 5 days. QTUM has a small but strong development team and an impressive list of investors backing their ideas. QTUM’s development is lead by the Singapore based QTUM Foundation. For further reading on the background of QTUM and what sets them apart, see “What is QTUM”.
#21 – Zcash (ZEC)
📷 ZCash is a value transfer protocol forked off of the Bitcoin blockchain. ZCash can be used like Bitcoin, with a few added improvements. With “zero cash technology”, ZCash shields both the amount transferred and the senders, making transactions truly anonymous. ZCash is one of the new kids on the block in the world of “private transactions”. An interesting note is that Ethereum is in the process of implementing some of ZCash’s technologies to enable transactions on the Ethereum network to be anonymous as well. ZCash is being developed by the Zerocoin Electric Coin Company. They’ve had some great successes, most notably JP Morgan’s announcement that they would implement Zcash’s privacy technology to Quarum, a technology JP built on Ethereum. Interested in investing in ZCash? Here’s the opinion of one of our writers: Should You Invest In ZCash? ZCash was recently featured on the Radiolab episode The Ceremony.
#22 – OmiseGO (OMG)
📷 “Unbank the Banked” is the slogan of Omise’s online platform OmiseGo and that’s exactly what Omise has set out to do. Founded in 2013 off of the Ethereum blockchain, Omise aims to revolutionize the financial dynamics in Southeast Asia. Omise is targeting individuals and businesses of all sizes by improving the current financial system which is slow, outdated, and inaccessible to most “everyday” people in these countries. With their planned online exchange OmiseGO, Omise seeks to speed up the way money is spent and sent, both domestically and internationally in Southeast Asia and beyond. They have a lot to celebrate too. OmiseGo has been building partnerships in the region and recently partnered with McDonald’s and Credit Saison. Omise has established a strong team of over 130 staff members located in different countries. CEO and founder of Omise, Jun Hasegawa, has been involved in multiple startups and worked for Google for over 16 years. The OmiseGO platform has been endorsed by some of the heavy hitters in the cryptocurrency world such as Vitalik Buterin and Gavin Wood, the co-founders of Ethereum. For more information on what OmiseGO aims to do, see “What is OmiseGo”.
#23 – ICON (ICX)
📷 Fresh off a successful ICO, the Korea-based startup ICON is looking to provide a medium to connect all the different blockchains together. This puts ICON in the same field as Ark, which is attempting to accomplish similar goals. The main concept of ICON is their idea of a “loopchain”. As stated in their whitepaper, a loopchain can be described as a “high-performance blockchain that can provide real-time transaction, which is based on enhanced Smart Contract.” Through ICON, participants will be able to connect to any blockchain without relying on the current centralized exchanges. ICON has a relatively large team from various backgrounds. They have also secured the help of a few notable advisors such as Jason Best and Don Tapscott. For more information on ICON and the work they’re doing, see “What is ICON“.
#24 – Lisk (LSK)
📷 Lisk is a decentralized network, like Bitcoin and Litecoin, which enables developers to deploy their own side chains off the main Lisk blockchain. These side chains are fully customizable blockchains which enable you to change the parameters you want to fit your own blockchain application. This is similar to Ethereum and QTUM in some ways. With Lisk, the main difference is that the customizable blockchains split into their own separate side chains. This saves developers the grueling legwork of designing something from scratch. At the end of the day, side chains are only decentralized databases of blockchain applications. Lisk is being developed by a small but quickly growing Berlin-based team. They are led by co-founders Max Kordek and Olivier Beddows who are veterans in the cryptocurrency and development world. For a thorough look into Lisk including more on what Lisk does, its competitors, challenges and teams, see “What is Lisk”. You can also check out our case study of an accountant who invested all his life savings in Lisk: “Accountant Invests All in Lisk”.
#25 – Zilliqa – (ZIL)
📷 Zilliqa is a blockchain platform which focuses on solving the problem of scaling on public blockchains. With Zilliqa’s network, the number of transactions increases at a linear rate to the number of nodes. This means that as nodes increase, so will its ability to handle high transaction volume. Zilliqa has already run a successfultest on their network, where they were able to achieve 1,200 transactions per second with only 2,400 nodes. Zilliqa also is the first blockchain to successfully integrate “sharding” into a public blockchain. This concept is extremely useful in improving the rate of scalability, bandwidth and performance in blockchains. Sharding, in effect, splits nodes into “shards” which can then conduct micro-transactions in each blockchain block. In addition to this, Zilliqa claims to be more energy-efficient to mine. They also plan to implement dapps into their platform in the future. For more information on Zilliqa, see their website and reddit. Our article “What is Zilliqa” can provide you with an overview of the project.
[H] Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy, Furi,Outlast 2, Portal Knights, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, Yooka-Laylee, others [W] Humble Manga Bundle: Manga to Anime by Kodansha ($20)
Looking to see if i can find someone to gift me this full manga bundle here for a few games
Caveblazers - Arena Mode Crusaders of the Lost Idols - Elite Starter Pack Gangs of Space - Yogscast Jingle Jam 2017 Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms -- Celeste Starter Pack War for the Overworld - Yogscast Worker Skin 1775: Rebellion Arkshot Cally's Caves 4 Dungeon Souls Original Journey Praetorians Spiritual Warfare & Wisdom Tree Collection Windward Braveland Pirate Goosebumps: The Game Star Vikings Forever The Last Door: Season One The Political Machine 2016 Aviary attorney Crazy Machines 3 Uncanny Valley A Tale of Caos: Overture Battle for Orion 2 Bear With Me - Collector's Edition CAT Interstellar (Early Access) Crafting Tycoon Dead Dust DreadOut: Keepers of The Dark Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich Legends of Eisenwald Moon Hunters My Personal Angel Railroad Tycoon 3 Reroll: Back to the throne Ripped Pants at Work Royal Heroes Serial Cleaner Super Rude Bear Resurrection Sweet Volley High The Bureau: XCOM Declassified The Girl on the Train TRAFICO 140 AI War: Fleet Command Alien Arena: Warriors Of Mars Black The Fall Blockstorm Bomb Defense Chroma Squad Cook,Serve,Delicious Crazy Machines 2 Defend The Highlands Defend Your Life Deponia DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition Dominari Tournament Draft Day Sports Pro Basketball 4 Dungeons 2 Else Heart.Break() Endless Legend™ - Classic Edition Endless Space - Collection Fallen Enchantress Fault milestone one Fearless Fantasy Fix Me Fix You (& Soundtrack and Director's Commentary) Fractal: Make Blooms Not War Frankenstein: Master of Death FreeCell Quest Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition Girls Like Robots Gold Rush! Anniversary Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan Guns of Icarus Online Hacknet Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora Deluxe House of 1,000 Doors: Family Secrets Collector's Edition Hyperdrive Massacre IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition Lost Civilization Lumino City Luna Sky Marooners Minion Masters Mirage: Arcane Warfare Morphblade Neon Chrome No Time To Explain Remastered OCEAN CITY RACING: REDUX Odallus: The Dark Call Offensive Combat: Redux! One Finger Death Punch Over 9000 Zombies! Panzer Corps PARTICLE MACE Pizza Connection Planet Ancyra Chronicles Platypus Poker Night at the Inventory PolyRace Pony Island Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Running with Rifles Satellite Reign Scanner Sombre Shadows: Price For Our Sins Bonus Edition Sid Meier's Civilization® III: Complete Skullgirls Spectrum Spirits Splasher Spoiler Alert Collector's Edition - Includes Bonus Content Squareface Star Story: The Horizon Escape Stellar Interface Stories: The Path of Destinies Sunrider: Liberation Day - Captain's Edition Super 3-D Noah's Ark Super Rude Bear Resurrection Table Top Racing: World Tour Tank Operations: European Campaign Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure The 39 Steps The Emptiness Deluxe Edition The Flame in the Flood The Orphan Dreams The Reject Demon: Toko Chapter 0 — Prelude Thirty Flights of Loving Tick's Tales TIS-100 Toy Odyssey: The Lost and Found Tumblestone Twisted Lands Trilogy: Collector's Edition UBERMOSH:BLACK Uurnog Uurnlimited Wasted Pizza Wasteland World of Mixed Martial Arts 3 You, With Me - A Kinetic Novel Z Z.A.R. Greed: Black Border Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX!!!!! Forward to the Sky Heart and Seoul Tacoma The Agency: Chapter 1 The Bard's Tale The Norwood Suite Warhammer: Vermintide Dwarf Helmet DLC Primal Carnage: Extinction Rusty Lake: Roots Dungeon of the Endless Hand of Fate Knight Squad Blackwake Face Noir HIVESWAP: Act 1 Moekuri: Adorable + Tactical SRPG 12 is Better Than 6 Aporia: Beyond the Valley Dark Train Hue Space Run Galaxy The Walking Dead Season 1 Cooking Witch MagiCat School of Talent: SUZU-ROUTE Bad Dream: Coma Mini Metro Beholder Désiré Steamworld Heist Crimsonland Has-Been Heroes JYDGE King of Dragon Pass Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Extended Edition Husk Beastiarium Bonbon Garfield Kart INK Psychonauts Furi Outlast 2 Portal Knights Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Yooka-Laylee Poly Bridge Mad Dojo Overgrowth STRAFE: Millennium Edition GoNNER - Press Jump To Die Edition Tropico 4: Collectors Bundle This is the Police Jalopy Crazy Machines 3 Action Henk KINGDOM NEW LAND Shoppe Keep THOTH Lethe - Episode One Silence Lethal League HunieCam Studio Hotline Miami Pizza Connection 2 HuniePop Luvocious Shadowrun Returns The Turing Test UAYEB Stay Dead Evolution Yooka-Laylee ABZU Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth Ruiner Potatoman Seeks the Troof Slavistan Nongunz Seasons After Fall Monster Slayers Road to Ballhalla SEGFAULT Zero Reflex: Black Eye Edition KARAKARA Hack_me 2 Rituals Rakuen Spaceship Looter Spaceport Hope Whispering Willows Warden: Melody of the Undergrowth AIDEN Mushroom Wars PUSH Timberman The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Wuppo Lovely Planet Midsummer Night SanctuaryRPG: Black Edition Mr. Shifty Gloria Victis Getting over It Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy Warhammer 40,000: Regicide Earthfall Hotline Miami Space Ribbon Battle Bruise The Mooseman Goblins and Grottos Mainlining The Norwood Suite Planar Conquest Acceleration of SUGURI 2 Metrico+ Worlds of Magic Song of the Deep Grand Theft Auto Episodes from Liberty City Morningstar: Descent to Deadrock Police Quest Collection Age of Gladiator Domina SanctuaryRPG: Black Edition Street Racing Syndicate Stronghold Crusader 2 Owlboy Saints Row 2 Space Farmers Freedom Force Volgarr the Vikings Wasted Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 Rise of the Triad Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! Space Hulk Ascension Sonic CD
Lower tier bundled games. 1:1 others i dont have/120gems
Unite Cell Pixel Space Battles Kamikaze Cube BLOK DROP NEO Paint Skills Squares Nice Way Kingdom Defense SWEATER? OK! SOUNDTRACK? OK! Sos i Pie Sos Galactic Lords Galactic Lords OST Bullet VR Space Escape! Insects runner ROGALIK Keeplanet Watergate Xtreme Super Ultra Monster Smash! Toy Seeker Dogcoin Grape Jelly Lost jumping frog Ninja from Hell vs. Reptiloids Moving Day Twine3D Thundering Skies Walhall Psychiatrist Simulator Evil Spirits Old Factory Sci-fi Chess Abasralsa Sad City 42 Retro Miami Station 228 AI Dummy Old School FOTD Hardcore ZBoy Kama Bullet Heritage Kama Bullet Heritage 2 Direct War Hunter Solenars Edge Rebirth SqueakyWafflez Soundtrack Nathuz Soundtrack RageBall Hot Pool Abstractism Coin Pusher Bitcoin Real Drift SurvivalZ Christmas Race 2 Clash of Castle Rampage Ragdoll Burst Into Burst Into Soundtrack Fantasyland Fantasyland - All Heroes Glasswinged Ascension Bear Football Haldor My Super Tower 2 ArcBall ArcBall 2 Fallen Cube 16bit Trader All Guns On Deck Blackjack In Space Blood of Old Bloop Reloaded Cubetractor Dead Bits Memories of a Vagabond Pipes! Plandzz Red Risk Skyraine Soulbringer Terra Lander Bumper Halloween Doodle God Blitz - Greatest Inventions Guardian's Oath Happy New Year Clicker Home Alone Girlfriend ISEE Mumps Sleengster The Exorcist Terra Lander Krog Wars Wyatt Derp 2 Withering Kingdom Arcane War Winged Knight Penetration Lotia® Forbidden Clicker Party Gravity Light Solenars Edge Heroes God Vs Zombies Midnight at the Red Light : An Investigation Taco Gun God of Failure Starting The Game Twist of Destiny M1: A Death in the Desert (+M1 Soundtrack) Burst Into (+Burst Into Soundtrack ) Splatter - Zombie Apocalypse Sins Of The Demon RPG Zoop! - Hunter's Grimm Hidden Object - Sweet Home Gravity Quest Bug Killers Guardian's Oath Violent Vectors Half Past Impossible Square Head Zombies - FPS Petrichor Nogibator: Way Of Legs Neoncers Necroarmy RollingBall Zombie Murder Zombie Murder Hell Arrives Store Simulator 2018 The Binding Of YOU Qvabllock Fly Destroyer Reaching for Petals: VR Edition ClickBit Pukan Bye Bye The Rare Nine Symbiotic Overload Warp Ride Crankies Workshop: Grizzbot Assembly 2 Crankies Workshop: Whirlbot Assembly Crankies Workshop: Zazzbot Assembly Crankies Workshop: Lerpbot Assembly Crankies Workshop: Bozzbot Assembly Crankies Workshop: Grizzbot Assembly Cyber Fight Keep Rollin! NYAN DESTROYER Simple Story - Alex Army of Squirrels Hunahpu Quest. Mechanoid Walls in Dead TARGET ArcBall CRASHBOT Old School FOTD Hooligan Vasja: Christmas Little Adventurer III SK8 The Cube The lost joystick Rampage Ragdoll Hot Pool The Evil Party TRYON Why So Evil Headache ISEE Mumps Petrichor Pixel Space Battles Spaceguy The Exorcist Lawnmower Simulator The Final Take Pixel Shooter Railroad Lines Gravity puzzles Business clicker JUMP STOP Exowar Icky Lopp Space Hit Let's Zig Zag Survival driver 2 Heavy vehicles Terra Lander Unite Cell Break into Zatwor Inferno Puzzle Blitz Breaker Pain Train Phantom Soldier Dungeon Creepster LOVE Die With Glory Pixel Puzzles: UndeadZ Journey to the Center of the Earth Zombie Quarantine The Deed: Dynasty Litil Divil Sleengster Triple Otakus Puzzle True Bliss SurvivalZ Roulette Simulator Lawnmower Game NeoBoom2 Achievement Hunter: Cromulent Fight desserts Clash of Castle BattleQuiz Night Fly Pain Train 2 Pain Train PainPocalypse Big Surprise Bit-Boom Christmas Race 2 Hooligan Vasja: Halloween Last Heroes See No Evil Borealis LocoSoccer Out There Somewhere Gun Metal House of Caravan Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp Marble Mayhem: Fragile Ball [Want] Wishlist or Offers Some missing humble bundle/monthly games: ARMA 3 Apex F1 2017 Kingsway Rain World Sunless Seas HELLDIVERS Youtuber’s Life Planetbase Planetoid Pioneers Ark Survival Evolved Battlesloths The Jackbox Party Pack 2 Obduction Homeworld Remastered Collection Drawful 2 Arma 3 Witch It The Long Journey Home Bounty Train F1™ 2016 Desktop Dungeons UAYEB Miscreated SNOW: Pro Pack Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Mercenary Kings Reloaded Edition 8-Bit Armies Panzer Corps Hover Arma 3 Karts Arma 3 Marksmen Arma 3 Helicopters Caravan Memoria Soundtrack Deponia Doomsday Soundtrack Combat Wings: Battle of Britain Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual Compare2Steam if want to trade low tier games or what i don't have Trade link for if want to send a steam offer Steam Profile Steam Wishlist SGS Rep Page SGS Rep Page 2 IGS Rep Page IGS Rep Page 2 IGS Rep Page 3 GT Rep Page GT Rep Page 2 Steamtrades Rep Page
Candy Crush Soda Saga Hack Tool 2016 ! Beach Buggy Blitz Hack Cheat Tool 2016 ! H1Z1 Hack Cheat Tool 2016 ! Pirates King Hack tool 2016 ! Summoners War Sky Arena Hack Tool 2016 ! Klondike Hack Tool Free 2016 ! Nova 3 Freedom Edition Hack Tool (Android/IoS) 201... Clash of Kings Hack Tool 2016 ! Chaturbate Token Hack 2016 ! Bitcoin Billionaire - Free Gems Glitch! (iOS only) Search. Library. Log in. Sign up. Watch fullscreen. 5 years ago 451 views. Bitcoin Billionaire - Free Gems Glitch! (iOS only) Hanson Cole. Follow. 5 years ago 451 views. Bitcoin Billionaire - Free Gems Glitch! (iOS only) Report. Browse more videos. Playing next. 4:18. How To Get FREE GEMS in Clash of Clans (Legal, Not a Glitch/Hack) iOS ... Clash Of Clans Hack 2016 iOS And Android - Clash Of make more coins + gems Clans Cheats Gold Gems Elixir. Clash Of Clans Hack 2016 100% working . We have released a brand new version of our Clash of Clans hack. It’s very simple to use and contains the most desired features that Clash of Clans players have asked to add. I’m talking about a gems hack, elixir hack and gold hack. Our Clash of ... FREE BITCOIN GENERATOR Free Activation key + crack has built in “Hide My Ass” VPN service, so you don’t need to be worried about you anonymity. Open source, safe and clean. All our files are based on open source technology, so our users can participate in developing this tool and make it more usable. GET UNLIMITED BITCOINGET BITCOIN FREE ILEGAL BITCOIN supports VPN and proxy to make you as anonymous as possible. GET UNLIMITED BITCOINGET BITCOIN FREE ILEGAL BITCOIN details: - New database every week. - Proxy, VPN support - Mac OSX supports - Windows OS support - Easy setup, All features, extra tricks and instructions included in download.
FREE BITCOIN GENERATOR ONLINE 2017. BITCOIN EXIT STRATEGY - WHAT THEY'RE NOT TELLING YOU (btc crypto live news price analysis today ta) - Duration: 56:19. Crypto Crew University Recommended for ... how to get free gem box everyday with proof 2017! easy method/trick no hack!! - clash of clans(coc) EASY METHOD/TRICK NO HACK!! - CLASH OF CLANS(COC) - Duration: 4:01. free bitcoin adder 2016. download in the description below and follow the instruction http://yotefiles.com/542144 http://yotefiles.com/542144 Bitcoin hack 2016, Free bitcoin 2016, bitcoin hack online, bitcoin hack pro v1.5, bitcoin hack tool 2015, hack bitcoin wallet 2015, bitcoin hack 2015, bitcoin 2048 hack. Category People & Blogs ... FREE DOWNLOAD: https://bit.ly/2IBIdyO Let your computer make you money with Bitcoin Miner, the free easy-to-use Bitcoin miner! Earn Bitcoin which can be exc...