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Cryptocurrency 

A cryptocurrency is a type of digital currency, that is based on cryptographic methods. Generally, cryptocurrencies are decentralized and powered by technologies like blockchain, Directed Acyclic Graph, and Consensual Register. Information about transactions is usually not encrypted and is available in a human-readable format. Cryptographic…

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Cryptocurrency Exchanges 

Cryptocurrency exchanges are online or offline platforms that allow trading cryptocurrencies in pairs with major fiat currencies, tokens or other cryptocurrencies. What is a cryptocurrency exchange? Cryptocurrency exchange is typically a centralized online platform that accepts deposits and allows to trade cryptocurrencies or tokens. Exchanges…

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Altcoin 

“Altcoin” or “Alternative coin” is a word often used to define any cryptocurrency that is not Bitcoin. It can be used to define cryptocurrencies that are based on completely different blockchains than Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies that were created as a result of a hard fork…

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Tokens 

Tokens are digital assets, generally issued during an ICO. They typically grant holders the ability to purchase goods or use services of a company. During the ICO tokens are exchanged for cryptocurrency that in turn is used to fund the projects’ development. Tokens are most…

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List of Cryptocurrencies 

There are over 1565 cryptocurrencies as of April 2018 according to Wikipedia. Bellow is the list of the most popular cryptocurrencies by capitalization (data collected in August 2018).   Bitcoin Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency created by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009. Since it’s creation Bitcoin…

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ERC-20 

ERC20 is a token standard. All tokens that are based on the Ethereum blockchain and more specifically, use Ethereum smart contracts are categorized as ERC20 compatible tokens.   What are ERC20 tokens ERC20 tokens are tokens that utilize the Ethereum blockchain smart contract functionality. The…

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Cryptocurrency Trading 

Cryptocurrencies can be traded on specialized online platforms – cryptocurrency exchanges.   About cryptocurrency trading Trading cryptocurrencies can be very rewarding because like all young currencies cryptocurrencies often experience increased volatility with prices fluctuating in hundreds of dollars in a matter of hours. This makes…

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Ethereum 

What is Ethereum? Ethereum ( “ether” or ETH ) is a blockchain based platform for creating decentralized online services( DApps, Decentralized applications ), working on the basis of smart contracts. The concept of Etheterum was proposed by the founder of Bitcoin Magazine Vitalik Buterin in…

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Cryptocurrency Regulations 

Cryptocurrency regulations is an essential topic in many legislations. However, the laws vary largely from country to country. In some regions, blockchain and cryptocurrency development are encouraged while other legislations are issuing strict rules related to cryptocurrencies and ICOs in particular. Regulation in the USA…