As cryptocurrencies grab more attention from the media and ordinary investors, and the market capitalization has climbed into the hundreds of billions of dollars, global regulators have had an increased interest in the growing sector.
This interest has affected the entire cryptocurrency market, but it has seen Bitcoin facing the most scrutiny as the oldest and most valuable cryptocurrency.
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Software development has used the term “forks” for a very long time as a way to describe a change in protocol, and since blockchain technology is based on software code it shouldn’t be surprising to know that this technical term is used in connection with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Because forks are fairly common we should understand what they are and why they occur, and the logical place to begin with our study of forks is with Bitcoin, since it was Bitcoin that started the cryptocurrency revolution.
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It’s tragic that only ten years after the advent of Bitcoin we’re already making a genuine distinction between so-called private and non-private cryptocurrencies. Public-key cryptography is what made cryptocurrency possible and the founders of this revolutionary technology had only one thing in mind when they created it and that is, you guessed it – privacy.
The birth of the cryptocurrency represents a historical moment that cannot be portrayed as just a dot on the graph of technological progress. No. Bitcoin is a political statement. A statement for privacy and financial sovereignty. It didn’t just come out of the clear blue sky, and it wasn’t just Satoshi’s eureka moment; the idea of cryptocurrency has deep philosophical and ideological roots sprawling back to the Cypherpunk movement of the early 90s.
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Whether you have recently ventured into the world of blockchain or have been camping around this space for a while, you would certainly agree with one thing: Ethereum is one name that simply does not need any introduction.
As a home to Ether (ETH), the second largest cryptocurrency in the world, and with the distinction of being the world’s largest public blockchain platform, Ethereum has quite a few feathers in its cap.
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If you’re looking for a way to earn some Bitcoin you’ve come to the right place. This article will tell you 10 different ways in which you can earn Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies online. Just remember I said earn though. These aren’t giveaways, and you’ll need to contribute something, whether that be your time, your computer’s processing power, or something else.
You’ll find that some of the methods I give you below are both quick and easy, but also yield very small returns. Other ways will yield more cryptocurrency, but will also require more work, or in-depth knowledge about cryptocurrencies and market forces.
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We’ve all dreamt of it at some point- massive traction for our killer blockchain project and viral adoption. Billion dollar status. Inc 500 lists.
But here’s the bitter truth:
It won’t come to you. You have to engineer adoption, virality, and traction.
And with the thousands of ICOs coming up every year, it’s getting harder.
Continue reading The ICO Advertising Bible: How to Achieve Mind-Blowing Traction for Your ICO
The now famous Bitcoin whitepaper released in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto was the basis for the creation of a peer-to-peer electronic cash that has begun to disrupt financial markets. Bitcoin (BTC), when launched in 2009, became the very first cryptocurrency based on a peer-to-peer cryptographically secured network. And it exists without a central authority providing oversight and governance.
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When you are trading cryptocurrencies with margin it means you are adding leverage to your position by borrowing money to increase the size of your trade. The funds borrowed may come from the exchange itself, or it may come from an outside lender, or it could be a peer-to-peer lending solution. It is typically necessary to pay interest on the funds borrowed to trade on margin as well.
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Despite all the hiccups in value that the cryptocurrency world has seen in the past year, it is still growing at a rather rapid phase.
According to a study conducted by PwC in association with Crypto Valley, initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the first six months of 2018 surpassed the whole investment volume of ICOs in 2017. It was a significant metric, the said volume comprised of no less than $13.7 billion.
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Now that Halloween’s behind us, it is officially time to start preparing for the holiday season! Seeing as most cryptocurrencies peak in value around the start of the new year, now is probably the best time to cozy up with a cup of joe and spend a couple of hours researching. To get started, read this list of three altcoins that could very well be among the top contenders to mark 2019.
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