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The New Architecture for cryptocurrencies
Blockchain—a peer-to-peer network that sits on top of the internet—was introduced in October 2008 as part of a proposal for bitcoin, a virtual currency system that eschewed a central authority for issuing currency, transferring ownership, and confirming transactions....
What is Litecoin?
One of the several clone cryptocurrencies that stemmed from Bitcoin, Litecoin “forked” off the Bitcoin ledger in late 2011. It was intended to be the silver to Bitcoin’s gold: a faster, more lightweight version of the Satoshi Nakamoto-created cryptocurrency. Instead...
Who will use the blockchain?
As web infrastructure, you don’t need to know about the blockchain for it to be useful in your life. Currently, finance offers the strongest use cases for the technology. International remittances, for instance. The World Bank estimates that over $430 billionUS...
What is blockchain?
A blockchain is a digitized, decentralized, public ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions. Constantly growing as ‘completed’ blocks (the most recent transactions) are recorded and added to it in chronological order, it allows market participants to keep track...
The technology of Blockchain
Blockchain technology has a large potential to transform business operating models in the long term. Blockchain distributed ledger technology is more a foundational technology—with the potential to create new foundations for global economic and social systems—than...
The advantages of Blockchains
Efficiencies resulting from DLT can add up to some serious cost savings.  DLT systems make it possible for businesses and banks to streamline internal operations, dramatically reducing the expense, mistakes, and delays caused by traditional methods for reconciliation of...
Blockchains and Bitcoin
The blockchain is perhaps the main technological innovation of Bitcoin. Bitcoin isn’t regulated by a central authority. Instead, its users dictate and validate transactions when one person pays another for goods or services, eliminating the need for a third party...
How to pay with bitcoins
Bitcoin is secure money for the internet. You can pay without handing out sensitive financial information, and you don't need an account. Get a wallet.  First, you'll need a bitcoin wallet – an app that lets you receive, hold, and spend bitcoin. It is important...
Bitcoin recogniton at universal level
Since cryptocurrency is not bound by the exchange rates, interest rates, transactions charges or other charges of any country; therefore it can be used at an international level without experiencing any problems. This, in turn, saves lots of time as well as money...
The price of bitcoin rebounds to $10,500 after dipping below $9000
Since November 1, within a one-month span, the bitcoin price demonstrated a staggering 42.8 percent increase, from $6,000 to $10,500. Analysts expected a major price correction to occur in the cryptocurrency market, given that the value of other leading cryptocurrencies...
The ways to get bitcoins
There are several ways to obtain bitcoins. The most common way is to purchase them on a Bitcoin exchange. You can also purchase bitcoins on eBay locally through e.g. LocalBitcoins.com. Bitcoins can also be obtained by becoming a part of the Bitcoin network...
What is Bitcoin Used For?
Currency must have value to ensure stability. The most common way for a person to judge a currency’s value is what they can use it on; Bitcoin is no different, and a host of vendors and merchants now accept it alongside, or in place of, fiat money. One early...
Why Bitcoins Are So Controversial
Various reasons have converged to make Bitcoin currency a real media sensation. According to Lifewire from 2011-2013, criminal traders made bitcoins famous by buying them in batches of millions of dollars so they could move money outside of the eyes of lawenforcement....
How Bitcoins Are Tracked
A Bitcoin holds a very simple data ledger file called a blockchain. Each blockchain is unique to each individual user and his/her personal bitcoin wallet. All bitcoin transactions are logged and made available in a public ledger, helping ensure their authenticity...
Ethenea about trends in equity research, macro economics still relevant
Christian Schmitt Interview Christian Schmitt, CFA, Portfolio Manager bij ETHENEA with Ronald Kok from Valuespectrum.com We spoke with Christian Scmitt and asked him our most crucial questions about investing in stocks Trends in valuation methods Wedo...