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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

The Baltic Honeybadger conference is the first major event in Latvia dedicated to Bitcoin and the technologies built around it.…

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Category: Cryptocyclopedia

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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What is Zcash And is it a Good Investment?

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What is Zcash And is it a Good Investment?

Privacy-centric cryptocurrencies have gained in popularity in the past 12 months as it has become clear that bitcoin’s pseudonymity does not provide enough transaction anonymity for privacy-focused users. One of the most popular privacy-centric cryptocurrencies in the market today is zcash. In this guide, you will learn what Zcash is and whether the digital currency makes for a good investment…

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ERC20: The Basis of Most ICOs

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ERC20: The Basis of Most ICOs

The overwhelming majority of ICOs are based on the ERC20 standard of Ethereum. We take a look at the contract and explain how it differs from other blockchain tokens like Colored Coins – and why ERC20 marked the breakthrough for blockchain tokens and opened the gates for ICOs. If you look at Coinmarketcap’s list of the most valuable blockchain assets,…

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Viacoin Successfully Enables Decentralized Swaps between Cryptocurrencies

Category: Altcoins, Cryptocyclopedia, News

Viacoin Successfully Enables Decentralized Swaps between Cryptocurrencies

Viacoin (VIA) is an open-source cryptocurrency designed to solve many of Bitcoin’s flaws, specifically the congestion problems. The coin was launched in 2014 using a proof-of-work algorithm based on the Bitcoin protocol and was able to integrate decentralized settlement and a Meta transaction protocol within the blockchain enabling transaction speeds up to 25 times faster than bitcoin. Viacoin integrates a…

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0x: The Future of Ethereum-based token Trading

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

0x: The Future of Ethereum-based token Trading

0x, or “Zero-Exchange” is an Ethereum-based platform developing a new concept to manage and deal with ERC20 Tokens. 0x is looking to build a platform that enables the use of a decentralized protocol for trading Ethereum-based tokens. The protocol is intended to serve as an open standard, allowing interoperability between decentralized applications (dApps) that incorporate exchange functionality. The 0x project…

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Wallets for Ethereum: An Overview

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

Wallets for Ethereum: An Overview

With which software can you use Ethereum? Which runs on a mobile phone, which on Linux? Which is good for storing ether, which for tokens, and which can interact with Smart Contracts? We present you a list of wallets for every device and need. While there are dozens of wallets for bitcoin, providing a broad range of choices for every…

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Investing in Cryptocurrency with Index Tracking

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

Investing in Cryptocurrency with Index Tracking

Index tracking is a trading/investment strategy whereby an investor tracks a broad market index or a segment thereof. An approach like this involves investment in all of the securities within an index, or a representative number of them. Index tracking is often favoured by passive investors, who prefer maximising long-term returns by keeping trading or value investing to a minimum….

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What is Ripple (XRP) and is it a Good Investment?

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What is Ripple (XRP) and is it a Good Investment?

The open-source nature of blockchain technology has allowed developers to create a wide range of new cryptocurrencies after bitcoin’s inception in 2009. Many of these new altcoins experienced large-scale user adoption and, therefore, grew substantially in market value. One of these altcoins is ripple. If you already know what ripple is you can skip head to is Ripple (XRP) a…

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What is BitShares and is it a Good Investment?

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

What is BitShares and is it a Good Investment?

The recent exuberant rally in the cryptocurrency market has brought altcoins such as ether, litecoin, and ripple into the limelight. However, there are dozens of other promising digital currencies and assets that have not only gained in substantial value in the last six months but have the potential to continue to do so over the years to come. One of…

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