In January 2019, a new cryptocurrency called BitTorrent Token was launched. Currently ranked as the 56th biggest coin on our list of top cryptocurrencies, the name might seem familiar to some. BitTorrent Token happens to be the official coin of BitTorrent, the popular peer-to-peer file sharing protocol. That's all well and good, but what exactly is BitTorrent Token - who created it, what does it do, and how does it? We'll answer those questions, and others, in this handy guide to BitTorrent Token (BTT).
Standing in second place on our list of top cryptocurrencies is Ethereum, or Ether, which uses the ETH ticker. With a market cap of just under $13 billion and billions of dollars of daily volume, Ethereum is one of the leading digital asset in its class. But what exactly is Ethereum, what does it do, and how does it work? In this article, we'll answer those questions and more.
Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies with built-in price stability mechanisms. While some stablecoins are backed by commodities such as gold, the majority of stablecoins are pegged to fiat-issued currencies such as the Dollar or Euro. Throughout 2017 and even until today, stablecoins have gathered a lot of attention for their long list of benefits. As such, we've created this handy guide in which we'll explain how stablecoins work, why they matter, and which you should choose from the many different options.
Bitcoin is the world's largest and most popular cryptocurrency, but its lack of privacy features, high fees, and long transaction times have made it the subject of much criticism. As a result, hundreds (if not thousands) of new cryptocurrencies have been created to offer a more competitive alternative. However, all hope is not lost for Bitcoin: there exists a variety of scaling solutions which could be built into the Bitcoin network to improve privacy, reduce fees, and speed up transactions. Among others, these solutions include SegWit (Segregated Witness), the Lightning Network, and now MimbleWimble - a novel cryptocurrency protocol that could be used not only to develop new digital assets but also to improve existing ones such as Bitcoin.
For the most part, cryptocurrencies are a very secure alternative to traditional financial instruments. As long as users take the proper precautions to store their coins - most importantly: using secure devices as wallets - there are few things that can go wrong in blockchain-based cryptocurrencies. This is thanks to the distributed power of the blockchain, which ensures there is no "single point of failure" for malicious users to target.
In the traditional financial world, initial public offerings (IPOs) have long been a way for businesses to raise funds by selling off shares in their company. Initial coin offerings (ICOs), also known as token sales, are the cryptocurrency equivalent of IPOs - allowing cryptocurrency projects to raise funds (often for development purposes) by selling off their platforms' tokens.
The cryptocurrency industry is full of money and enthusiasm, but those two things combined with the hard-to-trace nature of cryptocurrencies have made it quite the target for scammers, hackers, and frauds. Whether you're investing in a new cryptocurrency project or trading coins on an exchange, you may be at risk of falling prey to one of many different cryptocurrency scams - until now!
Standing at eighth place on our list of top cryptocurrencies is TRON, which uses the TRX ticker symbol. This digital asset has an impressive market cap of over one and a half billion dollars, with hundreds of millions of dollars of daily volume... but what does it do, how does it work, and should you invest in it? In this article, we'll answer those questions and many more as we walk you through the details of this unique cryptocurrency project.
Whether you're an experienced investor looking to trade between cryptocurrencies or a newbie looking to buy your first coins, the easiest way to purchase cryptocurrencies is by using an exchange. However, there are dozens upon dozens of cryptocurrency exchanges out there, so which should you pick? In this guide, we'll give you all the information you need to pick the best cryptocurrency exchange for you - including advice on how to avoid scams and reduce fees.
Sitting in second place on our list of top cryptocurrencies is XRP, known to some as Ripple. This digital asset currently has a market cap of over $13 billion and boasts a daily volume in the hundreds of millions of dollars. However, there's a lot of confusion surrounding Ripple - especially since the term is used to describe an online payment network, cryptocurrency, and company at the same time.
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