What is actually a cryptocurrency fork What is actually a cryptocurrency fork
Unless you've been living in a cave for the past 9 years, then you've probably heard about cryptocurrency forks. Bitcoin Cash was probably the most hyped, feared, loved, talked about and scrutinized fork of all - and it happened during the greatest crypto bull market in history. This attracted much attention to the concept of a fork and had investors wondering what this would do to their Bitcoin stashes. All About Forks In this article we take a look at the basics of why a fork happens and cite some... This share was first seen by us on 2018-11-01 00:09:22.

Six myths about Bitcoin that should be ignored Six myths about Bitcoin that should be ignored
by Moris Beracha - With the entire distortion field surrounding Bitcoin, it is hard to see all the arguments in favor of the crypto currency. However, we should consider that the world of this kind of currency is relatively new and for that reason, it is hard for many people to trust in them. For that reason it is necessary to take some distance from some debates and analyses some myths. "The price of Bitcoin is very high" Despite having declined by more than 60% since its all-time high in December, the... This article was first seen by us on 2018-10-31 23:54:15.

Understand cryptocurrency prediction markets Understand cryptocurrency prediction markets
Prediction markets are a kind of gambling where you bet a certain amount of cryptocurrency that an event will or will not happen. In practice, cryptocurrency prediction market bets are registered on a smart contract, which will automatically distribute funds to the winning bet addresses. The amount sent to each address once the final outcome is known will be calculated according to the stake placed by each bet. So how does this work? First a certain event is made the object of predictions and it is ... This article was obtained by us on 2018-10-31 23:49:07.

e-Franc: Is Switzerland about to release a cryptocurrency version of CHF e-Franc: Is Switzerland about to release a cryptocurrency version of CHF
A statement by Romeo Lacher, chairman of the Six Swiss Stock Exchange, has generated much buzz in the cryptocurrency space recently: Switzerland could soon adopt the e-Franc - a blockchain-based version of the Swiss Franc. According to his profile page, Dr. Lacher has been a member of the Six Swiss Stock Exchange Board for 10 years and Chairman of the Board for one year, elected until 2020. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen and Harvard Business School in Bosto... This publication was retrieved by us on 2018-10-31 22:37:52.

Tether is backed by Bitcoin converted to U$, not by actual US Dollars Tether is backed by Bitcoin converted to U$, not by actual US Dollars
A lot of the controversy surrounding the Tether cryptocurrency seems to focus on whether it is fully backed by US Dollar funds or not. Several relevant questions have been posed in this respect, such as why investors would keep U$ 2.5 billion (as of May 2018) in cash deposited as reserves for Tether, with little or no return, when there are much better and safer investments available? A $2.5 billion fund manager would be a guest of honor at any bank in New York or London and they'd surely be offered top not... This entry was discovered by us on 2018-10-31 19:42:09.

Brazilian tax authority hardens rules for Bitcoin exchanges: monthly statements to become mandatory Brazilian tax authority hardens rules for Bitcoin exchanges: monthly statements to become mandatory
Brazil's equivalent of the IRS, Receita Federal (RFB), wants to tighten the rules for cryptocurrency exchanges. The new administrative guidelines were made known when the terms of a public consultation were published in today's early hours. The consultation was opened to request comments from experts about how to deal with tax dodging and money laundering using cryptocurrencies. Public consultations rarely ever get modified and the process is seen as an instrument for transparency rather than a softwa... This share was first seen by us on 2018-10-31 10:13:36.

Understand the Basics of Trading Cryptocurrencies Understand the Basics of Trading Cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrencies can be traded in many different ways which, in the end, aren't very different from the stock, option and derivative markets. The same models used in centralized stock markets were applied to cryptocurrencies, adjusting the business rules and systems to the technology used in crypto deposits and withdrawals. In fact, after deposits are confirmed, the most popular crypto trading systems are very similar to stock market trading systems. In this article we take a look at the basics of tradin... This article was first found by us on 2018-10-26 12:23:28.

What is a Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG)  Why should I know about this What is a Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) Why should I know about this
A Directed Acyclic Graph, or DAG, is a graph where no "loops" exist and where you can only flow one way throughbnlout its paths. Essentially a DAG represents a process where each step cannot point backwards. Each step only moves forward towards the end and may not reconnect to a previous step, which would form a loop. DAG's are useful because processes modeled this way can usually be parallelized. A DAG with 8 paths can be processed by sending the first step of each branch to a different processor or eve... This piece was first seen by us on 2018-10-26 12:17:52.

Understand why millions of Bitcoins won't ever be spent Understand why millions of Bitcoins won't ever be spent
What happens if you lose the private key of a Bitcoin address which holds some Bitcoins? Can the Bitcoins ever be spent if you don't have the secret key? The answer in both cases is, you guessed it, that those BTC are lost forever. Losing the private key puts you in the same situation regarding those coins as anyone else on the Internet: it's impossible, for all practical purposes, to guess the information needed in order to sign transactions originating from that address. If that were possible, then anyone... This data was first seen by us on 2018-10-26 12:16:02.

Brazil's infamous Brazil's infamous "Car Wash" investigation uncovers first case of Bitcoin money laundering
According to Brazilian authorities, approximately U$ 25 million embezzled from jail food sales have been laundered in offshore markets. At least U$ 100,000 of this total have been traced back to Bitcoin transactions. The development has surprised the Brazilian equivalent of the IRS, the "Receita Federal". One investigator said the relatively small fraction carried out via Bitcoin may have been a "test" of the unregulated crypto market. If this remittance succeeded then certainly other payments would be m... This piece was first found by us on 2018-10-26 12:10:28.