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Category 11: Cryptocyclopedia

A Breakdown of the Cryptocurrency ‘Pump and Dump’

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

A Breakdown of the Cryptocurrency ‘Pump and Dump’

The Pump & Dump (P&D) money making mechanism has been very popular in the cryptocurrency space. The schemes are frequently found on chat applications such as Telegram or Discord. There are tons of crypto signal groups on Telegram which are commonly known as Pump & Dump groups. However, many have changed their name to “Pump & Hodl,” or “Pump &…

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How to Construct a Diversified Crypto Asset Portfolio

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Cryptocyclopedia, Finance

How to Construct a Diversified Crypto Asset Portfolio

Today, there are almost 1,500 different cryptocurrencies to choose from when building a digital asset investment portfolio. You have the choice between longstanding digital currencies such as bitcoin (BTC) and litecoin (LTC), cryptocurrencies that are used in smart contract platforms such as Ethereum (ETH) and Neo (NEO), utility tokens such as Storj (STORJ) and Siacoin (SIA) as well as tokenized…

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What are Whales and How do they Affect Cryptocurrencies?

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

What are Whales and How do they Affect Cryptocurrencies?

The cryptocurrency space has been criticized since its beginning in 2009. During that time, few individuals adopted bitcoin (and a few altcoins) and they have now become the ‘whales’ of the market with vast stashes of crypto holdings. Moreover, the term ‘whale’ refers to an individual or a group of people that can manipulate the market using their massive crypto…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Newcomer RaiBlock

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, News, Tech

A Beginner’s Guide to Newcomer RaiBlock

Since the release of bitcoin in 2009 and by extension, the cryptocurrency ecosystem, have both come a long way. Tossing aside the inevitable discussion about bitcoin’s, which reached astronomical highs in 2017, the past year was also a significant one regarding feature additions and quality of life improvements for the digital currency. The introduction of Segregated Witness (SegWit), for example,…

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Bitcoin Fundamental Analysis: NVT Ratio

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

Bitcoin Fundamental Analysis: NVT Ratio

In traditional markets, namely stocks, there are numerous ways to analyze the fundamentals of a company. Famously, Warren Buffet pointed out many that he learned years ago from Benjamin Graham; the P/E ratio, Price-to-Book Ratio, Change in Labor Costs, and so on. For Cryptocurrencies, we have a much smaller pallet to choose from and many ways of analyzing traditional currencies…

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An Introduction to Bitcoin Cash

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

An Introduction to Bitcoin Cash

Knowing your coins is half the battle and investment advisors are indeed curious about the future of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) moving into 2018. We will look at the birth of this coin, the handful of different parties revolving around this project, and its price history. Birth of a Fork Bitcoin Cash is the product of a hard fork proposed by…

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A Guide to Bidding on Personalized .eth Domains for Ethereum Wallet Addresses

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

A Guide to Bidding on Personalized .eth Domains for Ethereum Wallet Addresses

The Ethereum Name Service, commonly referred to as ENS, is an effort to make blockchain addresses readable and accessible; it allows users of the cryptocurrency to send and receive transactions using the .eth top-level domain instead of long hexadecimal addresses, for instance “aardvark.eth.” In the spirit of Ethereum’s decentralized nature, ENS allows anyone to participate in the domain bidding process…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Decred

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

A Beginner’s Guide to Decred

BTCManager first mentioned Decred in 2016 as one of the altcoins that took significant strides in 2015; since then, the project has come a long way, at the forefront of atomic swaps and set to become a contender in the privacy space. Here we provide an introduction to the cryptocurrency, Decred (DCR). History Jake Yocom-Piatt, the organizer of the Decred…

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A Guide to Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

A Guide to Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

In the cryptocurrency world, 2017 has arguably been the year of the initial coin offering (ICO). Year-to-date, blockchain projects have managed to raise over $2.2 billion through this innovative new form of fundraising that involves the issuance of a new digital token to early-stage investors. In this guide, you will discover what initial coin offerings (ICOs) are, how they work…

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Becoming Acquainted with Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Lingo

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

Becoming Acquainted with Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Lingo

Why do People use Slang? Individuals and groups of people frequently use slang and acronyms to communicate ideas, concepts or descrtions quicker than with formal language. When it is the industry’s use of particular terminology we would refer to this as jargon, whereas when used socially we refer to this as slang. The cryptocurrency industry has emerged with new jargon…

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