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Africa Blockchain Conference 2018 • May 23-24, 2018

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What Is a Hard Fork in the Crypto Economy?

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What Is a Hard Fork in the Crypto Economy?

Hard forks have become a major topic in the cryptocurrency space in the past six to twelve months. After Bitcoin Cash (BCH) forked from the Bitcoin blockchain in August 2017, a wave of bitcoin forks hit the community and with it came substantial controversy surrounding the legitimacy of these forks. The Types of Forks In simple terms, a hard fork…

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The History of Bitcoin Part 4: BitTorrent

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The History of Bitcoin Part 4: BitTorrent

You can read Part 3 of the History of Bitcoin series here. Prior to the launch of the first decentralized digital currency bitcoin, there were several projects such as Hashcash, b-money, bit gold, and BitTorrent, which helped to shape cryptocurrencies as they exist today. In this installment of “The History of Bitcoin,” you will be introduced to the peer-to-peer file…

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What is Numeraire and is it a Good Investment?

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What is Numeraire and is it a Good Investment?

The blockchain is poised to disrupt a wide range of industries. One industry that not many are aware of is also experiencing blockchain is the hedge fund space. While there are a number of hedge funds that have recently been launched in order to invest specifically in crypto assets, they are more focused on the profits they can generate as…

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The History Of Bitcoin Part 3: What Is B-Money

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The History Of Bitcoin Part 3: What Is B-Money

You can read Part 2 of the History of Bitcoin series here. In the initial days of the crypto-anarchy and cypherpunk movement, where bitcoin was eventually born, researchers were determined to create a community that would be free of the control from centralized authorities. It was in this community, where the idea for a currency that would be impossible to…

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The History of Bitcoin Part 2: Bit Gold

Category: Bitcoin, Cryptocyclopedia, Mining, News, Tech

The History of Bitcoin Part 2: Bit Gold

Read Part 1 of the History of Bitcoin series here. While bitcoin is the first functioning decentralized digital peer-to-peer payment system, it has several predecessors that have helped to shape its existence. It will be these forerunners that will make up our discussion in ‘The History of Bitcoin’ series. What is Bit Gold? In a 2010 forum post, Satoshi Nakamoto…

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Everything You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency Regulations

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Everything You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency Regulations

Cryptocurrencies were a tough pill to digest even before the governments got involved. Now, the policymakers all over the world are trying to take control of the digital currency. Right from exchanges to ICOs, keeping track of what’s legal has become just as daunting as figuring out which new-fangled token might turn into next big thing. Owing to the lack…

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The History of Bitcoin Part 1: What is Hashcash?

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The History of Bitcoin Part 1: What is Hashcash?

To start BTCManager’s ‘History of Bitcoin’ series, we will look at the proof-of-work algorithm Hashcash. This algorithm was used as the basis upon which a number of cryptocurrencies, most notably bitcoin, create their mining protocols. The Origin of Hashcash In 1992, researchers Cynthia Dwork and Moni Naor presented their paper titled: “Pricing via Processing or Combatting Junk Mail” at the…

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What Is Waves and Is it a Good Investment?

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What Is Waves and Is it a Good Investment?

There are over 1,500 different cryptocurrency projects. However, there are only a few dozens that stand out. The Russian blockchain platform Waves is one of them. In this guide, you will be introduced to the Waves blockchain platform, and you will learn more about its cryptocurrency WAVES. The History In early 2016, Russian theoretical physicist Sasha Ivanov proposed a new…

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What is Particl (PART) and Is It a Good Investment?

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What is Particl (PART) and Is It a Good Investment?

In today’s economy, data is a highly important aspect for businesses looking to succeed. Individuals have their information collected by the entities that they interact with, sometimes without their knowledge or permission. Surveillance capitalism is a profitable business, as is evidenced by the profits realised by corporations like Facebook and Google. Unfortunately, this does not translate to good news for…

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Birake ICO Review

Category: Altcoins, Cryptocyclopedia, Ethereum, News

Birake ICO Review

According to Birake, they are the first ‘White Label’ Exchange. What is a White Label? Great question. The technical definition of white labeling is follows: “When a product or service removes their brand and logo from the end product and instead uses the branding requested by the purchaser. For example, you go to a grocery store such as Walmart, you’ll…

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