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About author: JaketheCryptoKing

JaketheCryptoKing grew up in the Midwest of the United States attending Finance and Law School. Following law school he allowed his curiosity in cryptocurrencies to take over and has actively traded and written about topics in the crypto markets for the last few years.

Fighting Bitcoin Fraud on the Lightning Network in 2018

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Tech

Fighting Bitcoin Fraud on the Lightning Network in 2018

Bitcoin had two major problems plaguing it in 2017; transaction speed and transaction cost. The Lightning Network – or Lightning for short – has been getting significant publicity as many of Bitcoin users are excited for faster transactions at lower costs. Users and developers alike are looking forward faster transactions and lower transaction costs, but what is the tradeoff? Is…

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What is a Mining Pool and Are They Profitable in 2018? (Analyzing Their Risks)

Category: Cryptocyclopedia, Mining

What is a Mining Pool and Are They Profitable in 2018? (Analyzing Their Risks)

The news has been filled with headlines regarding cryptocurrency mining facilities taking over dilapidated warehouses. There have also been many reports of mining hardware being seized at borders and being stolen from mining facilities. With the significant costs involved with starting your own mining setup and the inherent risks is it worth it? When compared to the standard returns in…

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Professor Alex Pentland Loves the Blockchain and What the Future Holds (A Bullish 2018)

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Tech

Professor Alex Pentland Loves the Blockchain and What the Future Holds (A Bullish 2018)

It is no surprise that blockchain technology is managing to be adopted by individuals and businesses from all walks of life. What once had a taboo associated with it is now being viewed as a revolutionary platform to base businesses around. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor Alex Pentland, has had some very positive things to say about the technology…

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The Top Large-cap Cryptocurrencies Analyzed for 2018 (BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC)

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News

The Top Large-cap Cryptocurrencies Analyzed for 2018 (BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC)

With everyone in the crypto world looking for the next moonshot it is important to step back and look at the coins that drive the entire market. These are the large cap coins, multibillion-dollar cryptocurrencies. The top five large-caps coin include; BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, and LTC. The next year holds as much excitement as 2017, plus market adoption of…

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Blockchain Week in New York and Conferences All Weekend (Beginning Feb. 23, 2018)

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News

Blockchain Week in New York and Conferences All Weekend (Beginning Feb. 23, 2018)

The markets remain as volatile as ever, but blockchain and cryptocurrencies are immersing themselves in cities across the world. Blockchain technology was called a bubble for the last nine years, and it seems time to have overcome that accusation. Conferences are occurring all weekend long with the first ever Blockchain Week announced for New York, as they intend to become…

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The Blockchain is Perfect…Right? (Ethereum has a 0.36 Percent Fail Rate)

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News

The Blockchain is Perfect…Right? (Ethereum has a 0.36 Percent Fail Rate)

“The blockchain is perfect; it is the most secure way to transact; able to send money anywhere on the planet in minutes for a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.” Until it fails. What happens when the blockchain fails? Well, Ethereum (ETH) has a 0.36 percent fail rate. Digging into Perfection The blockchain has been glorified for its security,…

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The Blockchain Meets the Energy Industry (Analysis of POWR, MWAT, WPR, and SLR)

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News, Tech

The Blockchain Meets the Energy Industry (Analysis of POWR, MWAT, WPR, and SLR)

  Cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain technology have infiltrated the majority of businesses and industries. While we are still in the infancy stages of the blockchains implementation, clear niche markets in the sector are already beginning to develop. The energy industry is emerging as one of these markets waiting to reap the innovation’s benefits. The cryptocurrencies that will be highlighted…

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Blockchain Technology Penetrates the Freelance Market (HIRE, CAN, GJC)

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business

Blockchain Technology Penetrates the Freelance Market (HIRE, CAN, GJC)

Blockchain technology is penetrating almost every sector of business. It is able to accomplish this adoption across the board by driving down the costs to transact while providing transparency when needed. The freelance work model is no different. Many freelance employment platforms are turning to the blockchain to provide cryptocurrencies and the ability to transact they so adamantly desired. Current…

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It is Stressful Being a Cryptocurrency! (Byteball Stress Tests in 2018)

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

It is Stressful Being a Cryptocurrency! (Byteball Stress Tests in 2018)

Blockchains are regularly put through rigorous testing by their founders and development teams to ensure their ability to handle scaling, malicious attacks, and the typical functionalities of the blockchain. However, because most cryptocurrencies are open source, developers around the world sometimes take the liberty to perform these tests as well. Byteball is a cryptocurrency that is undergoing many of these…

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Monetized Digital Gaming Has Taken Over the Ethereum Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, Entertainment, Ethereum, News

Monetized Digital Gaming Has Taken Over the Ethereum Blockchain

Many applications have been developed in the past year to work on the blockchains of the world. Cryptocurrencies have seen huge advances in 2017 with Ethereum making a significant splash on the crypto stage. Applications have been built to run on the Ethereum blockchain that allows individuals to buy, sell, trade, collect and gamble digital assets. The users of the…

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