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What Is The Blockchain?

Blockchain (i.e. Blockchain Technology i.e. The Blockchain) is a computer network that works by being shared freely among and used by many participants.

The idea behind blockchain is that there are times when it is beneficial to have a permanent record of transactions. Those transactions can be the purchasing of property, the sale of goods or services, or the exchange of currencies. In its simplest form, a blockchain is just a list of transactions using a medium of exchange. In its initial implementation, that medium was a "coin" called a Bitcoin. Subsequently, many other coins were created and those coins are all used in their own blockchain. As of December 22, 2018, CoinMarketCap lists 2067 coins/tokens (https://coinmarketcap.com/all/views/all/). On the most basic level, they are all mediums of exchange for transactions that are put on a list. This list is called a ledger and this is intuitive as transactions are frequently economic.

When new transactions occur, they are …

Why America Can’t Regulate Bitcoin Review

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I recently read an article titled “Why America Can’t Regulate Bitcoin”.

It literally blew my mind. I will provide a brief summary of the contents but the reader should read the entire article to understand just how accurate the author is - https://twitter.com/Beautyon_ and how much diligence and research into case law was performed.

Basically, the reason you can’t regulate Bitcoin is because it is hexadecimal code which is just text. This code and the blockchain can be printed on paper, if desired. The text is protected by Freedom of Speech in the US Constitution. In order to regulate Bitcoin you have to remove the First Amendment.

This article references case law which was proven in courts in the United States that Bitcoin is not money and judges had to throw out money laundering cases using Bitcoin because it’s not money. At some point soon we may see exchanges denominate Bitcoin as zero dollars since it is not money.

Read the full article here - https://hackernoon.com/why-ame…

NEO – The Altcoin That Surged Despite the Chinese ICO Ban

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NEO also known as Chinese Ethereum is expected to benefit in the long run due to rules being implemented by the Chinese authorities with respect to ICOs. This is due to the fact that NEO already adheres to rules proposed by Chinese regulatory authorities. As such, many are considering NEO, the first public blockchain of China to transform into one of the leading digital platforms in the country.

After the Chinese regulatory announcement the Altcoin did take a tumble and reached its lowest point of around $13.29 by the end of September from its top level of $48 with a network cap beyond the threshold of $2.5 billion (way back in August).

However, steady trading volume has helped the coin recover and reach value of $26 (in the initial period of October), which is actually a hundred percent rise from the lowest point it reached after the PBoc ruling about ban on ICOs.

The Positive NEO Trends
Inclusion in Bitfinex: A positive achievement for NEO is that recently it has been included in on…

Segwit2x Fork - Market Protection

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It is my understanding that the Bitcoin Segwit2x (B2X) still has a small probability of happening. This is because a faction of miners still believes in it despite the major market players calling it cancelled. This would enable protection for Bitcoin (BTC) owners who are susceptible to chain spiral of death due to Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Since BTC has no Emergency Difficulty Adjustment, if there is another crazy spike in Bitcoin Cash (BCH), which in my opinion is likely, all buyers of Bitcoin (BTC) after the August 1 Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fork have no protection. This is a big deal because many people new to Bitcoin (BTC) may have invested large sums of money with no understanding that it could go to zero.

We will see if this hard fork occurs around tomorrow or not. It is very exciting times to be involved in crypto currencies. It’s probably a good idea to have at least some exposure to Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to ensure that you have some diversification in the event of another black swan. In t…

Bitcoin Cash Will 3X My Investment

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Based on recent news I am more bullish on Bitcoin Cash than ever before. Just recently the CME chairman announced that Bitcoin futures will be listed as early as next month. According to a prominent crypto VC, this news signifies that Bitcoin will be able to be shorted. This is a large problem if you have (BTC) because Wall Street and Crypto Valley are not yet on the same page. I can envision large market forces attempting to damage (BTC).

Luckily, if you have Bitcoin Cash (BCH), this is not a problem. Some of the same forces that short (BTC) may actually long (BCH) which may result in another huge pump. Roger Ver is likely transitioning more of his 300,000 BTC into Bitcoin Cash. Keep in mind Bitcoin Cash has only been live since August 1st 2017 and has already bulged to the second highest network cap in crypto. This is not by error.

Additionally, Mike Novogratz has been buying Bitcoin over the weekend. He is likely responsible for the uptick in price as his firm bought $15-$20 Milli…

There Are Only Two Cryptos That Matter Right Now by Jared Schlar

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In my opinion after extensive research I have determined that only two crypto coins or tokens matter until after the Segwit hard fork. This article was previously behind a paywall and is now free.

In my paid content you can discover my rationale for this including extensive research I conduct daily. This article is paid and I hope it provides a large value to readers with new insights. My background as a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Analyst helps me understand indicators about the crypto world that are hard to quantify without the same training.


#1 Bitcoin

#2 Bitcoin Cash

When the Bitcoin Cash fork happened people would borrow Bitcoin on margin at crazy interest rates just to get exposure to the fork. There is now and I anticipate more until the BTC fork, a rush to accumulate new BTC to get a sort of dividend after the BTC fork. What the exact split ratio will be, I don’t think anyone is totally sure at this point. The powers that be have a huge incentive to make the fork come ou…

Why We Will Adopt the Hard Fork of Bitcoin Cash

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Why I Will Make $1 Million Dollars With Bitcoin Cash

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Bitcoin Cash — 100 stories, 100 opinions, 100 pro and cons

What is this coin ? A useless forked Bitcoin ? Or maybe it is the “real” Bitcoin ? Or just an altcoin which is going to die ? Who knows, but….

…..on the one hand Bitcoin Cash is controversial since the first day it was mentioned leading to a big argue between the two camps until now, on the other hand it has some different technical aspects. This is what the most people know about Bitcoin Cash, this is, lets say in the “light” at the moment.

But in the shadow of Bitcoin Cash something is going on that i want to share with you and i think the time is now to take a closer look at Bitcoin Cash.

Read full article here.

What are the Main Drivers Behind Positive Bitcoin Cash Movement?

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Bitcoin Cash (BCH aka BCC) has been the focus of discussion for many cryptocurrency experts and there are valid reasons for such inquiry. Bitcoin Cash is experiencing significant growth and moving in the right direction right from when the main Bitcoin blockchain hard forked. Let us go through details of how it is performing and also check the reasons which are fueling such positive movement.

Rising Bitcoin Cash Prices
Yesterday, there has been over 18% improvement in exchange rate (BCH/USD) from the low to the high, helping Bitcoin Cash attain $550.00 level with a network cap of about $9.1 billion. As such, it has reached the top 3rd position of cryptocurrencies by their network cap. I use network cap rather then market cap because it is not an equity and does not have earnings.

What is causing the price rise for Bitcoin Cash?
There are several reasons for such a price rise, let us look at them here:
The most important reason is that there has been a surge in trading volume taking plac…

A Closer Look into the Progress Bitcoin Cash Has Made So Far After the Hardfork

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In our last article (Launch of Bitcoin Cash on August 1 and Its Implications for Bitcoin Holders) we discussed how it all started for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) on August 1 when there was a Bitcoin Segwit (BTC) hard fork. Read more about Bitcoin Cash here.

What is Metal and What Role It Can Play in Development of Cryptocurrencies?

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I just published - What is Metal? How it can be useful for cryptocurrency? Can it attract consumers towards cryptocurrency instead of… Read more about Metal here.

Fundamental Analysis of Civic (CVC)

Decentralized identity management service that allows you to protect and authorize the use of your identity in real-time. Read more about Civic here.

How Civic, A Blockchain Identity Startup with Successful Token Crowdsale of $33 Million Plans to Secure Digital Identity?

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Nowadays, securing digital identity has become a major concern which requires immediate attention. Vinny Lingham's… Read more about Civic here.

Basics of Ethereum Mining

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Ethereum is a blockchain based currency that has become very popular in recent years. Recognized as a highly valuable… Read about Ethereum Mining here.