What are the Top 10 Cryptocurrencies?

      Almost everyone has heard of Bitcoin and its meteoric rise has been in the news the last few years but what other cryptocurrencies are out there and what are the top 10?     Bitcoin Bitcoin is the “big daddy” of all cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin was introduced in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto (alias) and released publically as open-source software in 2009, as    an innovative payment network and a new kind of money called cryptocurrency. In recent years Bitcoin has had meteoric rise in value and has captivated…

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What is Zcash?

  Zcash is based on Bitcoin, however, with privacy as an improvement.  Zcash is the first open, permissionless cryptocurrency that can protect the privacy of transactions using zero-knowledge cryptography. All Zcash payments are published on a public blockchain, but information such as the sender, recipient, and amount of a transaction remains private. Zcash was introduced 28 October, 2016.   The Team The Zcash Company is a science-driven team, aiming to set a new standard for privacy through the use of groundbreaking cryptography. The ZCash team believes that companies need the…

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What is Vertcoin?

What is Vertcoin – VRT is a peer-2-peer cryptocurrency focused on decentralization.     Vertcoin is a cryptocurrency like EOT, Bitcoin and Litecoin with an added focus on keeping the ecosystem as decentralized as possible.   The short video below gives a nice explanation of Vertcoin     When and Why was Vertcoin created?   Vertcoin was created in 2014 with the intention of being easily mined by the masses.   ASICs have taken over Bitcoin/Litecoin, centralising profitability and governance to ASIC manufacturers.   Vertcoin remains resistant to ASICs through regularly changing…

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What is Feathercoin

  Feathercoin is among the closest altcoins related to Bitcoin. For example, it is mined in much the same way as Bitcoin and the system is set up to function very in many of the same ways as Bitcoin.     From the Feathercoin website: “Feathercoin is an upgraded and customised version of Bitcoin. Feathercoin was born with the intent to expand, experiment, and build onto the blockchain technology in a manner open to all for participation. Block hashing uses the excellent NeoScrypt which is an updated version of Scrypt…

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EOT Wallet / Exchange Review

  EOT Wallet is an online EOT, BTC and altcoin wallet and also offers an exchange with a number of trading pairs.       Updates:  Latest listings – 26 – 29 July 2018 What is QTUM?   What is Verge?   What is DigiByte?   What is VertCoin? Features:   EOT Wallet EOT Wallet is an online EOT, Bitcoin and altcoin wallet within which you can deposit, withdraw, or hold your cryptocurrency. To open the wallet is free, deposits are also free and there is a small charge for withdrawals. Transfers…

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SharesPost Report Estimates Blockchain Market Opportunity Exceeding $2.5 Trillion Over Next Ten Years

    Report analyzes blockchain’s potential revenue opportunity across 20 different industry verticals.   San Francisco, CA  — SharesPost, a leading provider of private company liquidity solutions and private capital markets research, has published a new research report detailing the broad market opportunity for the blockchain industry. The report, titled Investment Investment Strategies for Blockchain: A $2.5 Trillion Opportunity, analyzes specific blockchain use-cases across 20 industry verticals and estimates a value creation opportunity exceeding $2.5 trillion over the next ten years.     The market opportunity for blockchain technology over…

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How your printer snitches on you

  Printers and privacy are in a complicated relationship – When you print, scan, or copy a document at home or in the office, it might look like any other document to your eyes. But, unbelievably, data on the page make it possible to track almost every document you’ve ever scanned, printed, or photocopied back to you. 1.Printer logs   All modern printers keep some form of log. Depending on the make and model, the logs can be highly intrusive and even go as far as indefinitely retaining full copies of…

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The Auto Block: Blockchain for Automotive Industry

The Blockchain technology was featured on Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends list back in 2016. This ingenious trend has gained quite a lot of popularity in the last few years and even though it was initially developed for the digital currency, Bitcoin, it has proven useful in many other areas such as the internet and automation.     In a nutshell, the Blockchain technology makes it possible for information to be recorded and distributed, without being copied. While Blockchain has a lot of other benefits as well, the one…

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Investment Platform Giant eToro Expands Into U.S. Market

  U.S. investors able to invest in 10 cryptocurrencies on global platform – New York, NY — May 15, 2018 — With the belief that all assets will be digitized in the future, leading investment platform eToro has announced it will launch a cryptocurrency offering in the United States. The launch will initially enable U.S.-based users to invest in 10 cryptocurrencies, with more to be added throughout 2018. Users will have access to a community feed and tools, letting them engage in conversations about cryptocurrencies and follow the investment strategies of…

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How difficult is it to make an EOT payment?

EOT payments are easier to make than debit or credit card purchases, and anyone can receive it as all that is required is a wallet application.     Payments are made from a wallet application, either on your computer, laptop or smartphone, by entering the recipient’s address, the payment amount, and pressing send. Some wallets use QR codes to make the exchange of recipients’ addresses easier.     What are the advantages of EOT? You are in control of your own money It is possible to send and receive EOT…

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