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Archive for April 2018

Coinbase vs Bittrex | Cryptocurrency Exchange Comparison

If we talk about popular cryptocurrency exchanges, Coinbase and Bittrex immediately come to mind. These two U.S.-based exchanges are both widely used but serve very different purposes: Coinbase is a fiat exchange, where users can transfer fiat currencies to be traded for cryptocurrencies; Bittrex is a crypto-only exchange, where cryptocurrencies can be traded with each…

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What is VeChain | The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

What is Vechain

VeChain is a blockchain-based management platform that tracks products through their supply chains. By securely recording components in a tamper-proof distributed ledger, VeChain simplifies the process of collecting, managing and sharing important product information with retailers, manufacturers and consumers. Transparency throughout the supply chain helps these key stakeholders certify the quality and authenticity of their…

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What is Ethereum Classic and How it Compares vs Ethereum

What is Ethereum Classic

Consensus is one of the most important concepts in cryptocurrencies and their underlying technologies. Blockchain networks are maintained by miners who typically verify transactions through consensus algorithms, while changes and upgrades to the network are also decided by consensus among users, developers and miners. But what happens when network consensus isn’t reached? We’ll examine an…

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What is Zilliqa? | The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

What is Zilliqa

Zilliqa is a scalability-focused, blockchain-based payment processing and decentralized application (dapp) platform currently in advanced development. The core feature allowing Zilliqa to scale beyond what is possible with existing similar platforms, such as Ethereum, is sharding. Sharding refers to dividing the blockchain network into smaller subnetworks that can process transactions and execute computing operations in…

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What is Mithril | A Beginner’s Guide

What is Mithril

Mithril is a decentralized social networking platform that uses Ethereum’s blockchain and ERC-20 token standard to track and reward its users for creating content. Lit, the first social network to use the Mithril platform, is developed by the company itself, but the platform is intended to integrate with other social media networks as well. Key…

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What is Tron? | The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

What is Tronix

Tron is a blockchain-based decentralized application (dapp) and smart contract platform aimed at creating a digital entertainment ecosystem. The platform is intended to eliminate the middlemen between content providers and consumers through the power of blockchain. Tron’s Initial Coin Offering (ICO) ran from August 3rd to August 24th 2017 and the platform officially launched on…

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Stratis vs Ethereum | Comparing Two Smart Contract Platforms

Stratis vs Ethereum

Ethereum and Stratis are both blockchain-based platforms that can run decentralized apps (dapps) and smart contracts, but key differences — from their primary objectives, to their target user bases — may see these two projects competing less for market share than their surface-level similarities might imply. Ethereum was designed as a distributed virtual machine built on…

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What Is NEM | The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

What is NEM

NEM is a blockchain-based decentralized application (dapp) and asset-management platform designed to allow enterprises and individuals to create custom blockchain solutions for various use cases ranging from payment processing to enterprise recordkeeping. An acronym for New Economy Movement, NEM and its currency, XEM, are described by its creators as “a movement that aims to empower…

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What is Tether (USDT)? | The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

What is Tether (USDT)

Tether is a cryptocurrency token pegged or “tethered” to the US dollar, so 1 Tether (USDT) is always equivalent to 1 US dollar (USD). To use an analogy, Tether is a bit like a casino chip. Casino chips represent money without being money. However, in theory, at the casino, you can always exchange the casino chip…

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A Breakdown of the Top Cryptocurrencies Over the Last 5 Years

Cryptocurrency Markets

If you’re reading this post, chances are you’re familiar with coinmarketcap.com (CMC). The website has long been the go-to source for cryptocurrency price and market capitalization (market cap) data. As we approach the 5 year anniversary of its launch, we’ll take a year by year look at the history of its top ranked coins, using…

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