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47% Of Crypto Traders Hold Their Portfolio's Majority In Altcoins Over Bitcoin
According to a recent poll on Twitter, the majority of cryptocurrency traders have the predominant share of their portfolio stacked in altcoins rather than Bitcoin. Perhaps that?s somewhat understandable at the current period, as 2019?s altcoin season is seemingly blossoming. But how safe is that? A recent poll on Twitter revealed that almost half of the participants invest the majority of their crypto portfolio in altcoins rather than Bitcoin. How much of your portfolio is in altcoins? ? DonAlt (@CryptoDonAlt) April 9, 2019 As you can see in the results, 47 percent of traders have between 60% and 100% of their portfolio in altcoins. What is more interesting is that another 17 percent have between 40 percent and 60 percent in altcoins as well.
April 10, 2019 5:18 AM

Altcoins moving upwards - Are the bulls back
Keep up to date with all the latest news from Coin Rivet. By signing up, you agree to our terms & conditions and privacy policy Although Bitcoin has been trading sideways for the past week, the same cannot be said for some of the major altcoins. Stellar, Cardano, Dash, and others have been making some serious gains over the past seven days. I cannot state with certainty that the altcoin bull season has started. However, some analysts suggest there?s a strong likelihood we may experience an early altcoin bull season as investors and hodlers aim to increase their ROI to later convert into BTC. On the other hand, a sudden drop in the price of Bitcoin to previous support levels around $3,500 could ruin any hope of a serious run before spring.
March 15, 2019 8:43 AM

IOTA (MIOTA) Based ProductID Unveiled by Things Labs
IOTA has proven over the years that their application is indeed very versatile and has even been used in several fields such as smart power and waste management. Now, they have been used by Things Lab, who have developed ProductID, an anti-countrified and product identity tool which makes use of a digital signature that is imputed into goods with the key for the signature stored in the ProductID smart card?s internal memory while the public key needed to confirm the product?s authenticity is stored on the blockchain. To make use of the ProductID solution, the tag will need to be initialized and this is done by making use of a card reader which redirects the user to the initial card?s application which will be stored on the IOTA ledger along with the key and all product information such as its description.

What are Altcoins and how did they emerge
In 2009, after the success of Bitcoin, alternative cryptocurrencies, referred to as Altcoins, were released. Bitcoin is known to have protocol limitations and features, which Altcoins are able to solve. Altcoin was coined by combining the words ?alt? and ?coin?, whereby, the ?alt? is an abbreviation for the word alternative. The ?coin? component refers to currency. Altcoins, an alternative cryptocurrency, is extremely varied, often cheaper and more efficient than Bitcoin. A focus on Bitcoin weaknesses has resulted in immense competition. Altcoins, such as Litecoin (LTC) and Fastcoin (FST), have blockchain updates with an upper bound of a minute, making them faster than Bitcoin. Litecoin is considered to be Bitcoins most serious competitor.
March 07, 2019 3:30 AM

Absurdistan: For $2
A 51% attack means that 51% of the ?computer processing power? used to verify transactions is controlled by one entity, and once this number (51%) has been reached, they can create a new ledger (blockchain ?fork? basically) so that they can double spend their own coins (among a few other capabilities). So basically, if there was an election and you control 51% of the vote, you decide who gets elected. If you are curious what an attack like this costs to undertake on any blockchain, there is an interesting website that calculates exactly that. You can basically rent hashing power from NiceHash to complete an attack and the website tracks the cost for that rent.
February 28, 2019 5:57 PM

Opacity is Ready for the Future: Introducing Opacity 1
The development of Opacity 1.0 is in progress, and it will include a host of changes and new features that will help Opacity grow and scale for the future. In October last year, the Oyster Pearl (PRL) founder perpetrated an exit scam after printing millions of PRL tokens and trading them instantly on Kucoin. The reputation of Oyster Pearl, a very interesting and innovative project, was ruined. On November 6 William Cordes, the CEO of Oyster Pearl, announced a hard fork to save the project and changed the project?s name to Opacity. After making this decision, William Cordes announced he was going to step down this month as the CEO and appointed Jason Coppola as the new leader of Opacity.
February 27, 2019 5:31 PM

The Anatomy Of A Breakout
Analysing breakout patterns is used as a market strategy for many investors in the cryptocurrency space. A breakout occurs when, after many attempts by the seller to lower the price of the coin, they agree to sell at the buyer?s higher price. This then causes the price of a coin breaks through a key resistance level, which is the level at which the price of a coin is impeded by an overwhelming level of supply. At this level, investors are unwilling to pay a higher price for the coin. When a breakout occurs, the price of the coin generally spikes upwards, as investors realise that the price of the coin can rise higher.
January 29, 2019 3:51 AM

Bitcoin Lightning Network Payments Have Already Surpassed All Altcoins At This Retailer
To give you a great browsing experience free of charge, this site uses cookies. Cookies help us personalize content and ads, provide social media features, track your preferences, and analyze traffic. Forbes may share this information with its advertising, analytics, and social media partners, who may use it with information you have provided to them in connection with their services. For more information: Privacy Statement To consent and proceed, click "Continue to Site." Lightning bolt strike from a monsoon thunderstorm over Casa Grande, Arizona.Getty For many, the Lightning Network has been viewed as Bitcoin?s answer to altcoins focused low transaction fees. It has the potential to provide the best of both worlds to cryptocurrency users in terms of payment functionality and liquidity.
January 28, 2019 12:49 AM

Bitcoin's Lightning Network Now Beating Altcoins At Their Own Game
Reading: Bitcoin?s Lightning Network Now Beating Altcoins At Their Own Game Emilio Janus | Jan 24, 2019 | 13:00 Emilio Janus | Jan 24, 2019 | 13:00 The raison d?être of many altcoins was to improve on Bitcoin?s transaction times and fees. But with Lightning Network performing much the same functions for Bitcoin, are these altcoins really necessary any more? Not so much, according to figures from online retailer Bitrefill. Bitrefill originally just sold mobile phone top-ups online, but added gift-vouchers for sale in July 2018. The range of vouchers available (from Amazon to Uber to meant shoppers could then purchase virtually anything with cryptocurrency.
January 25, 2019 7:44 AM

Time Aspect Of Bitcoin Transfers - How Long Do They Take | CaptainAltcoin
Or how long should my Bitcoin transaction take? The digital currency Bitcoin allows users around the world to make low-cost, peer-to-peer payments with a faster processing time than international bank transfers. But how fast are Bitcoin transactions? Simple answer would be that Bitcoin transfers from one wallet to another depend from transaction to transaction. When you make a payment using Bitcoin, your transaction needs to be confirmed by the Bitcoin network before the payment can be completed. First, your transaction goes into the ?unconfirmed transactions pool,? a list of all the pending Bitcoin transactions. From there, it is picked up by participants in the peer-to-peer Bitcoin network who then use their computing power to validate your transaction.
January 17, 2019 2:34 PM

Smaller PoW coins are in constant danger of 51% attacks - Decred (DCR) governance model is the solution | CaptainAltcoin
DCR aims to serve three purposes of an ideal currency: being a store of value, being a medium of exchange and being a unit of accounting. Bitcoin is kinda capable of performing these three functions, but currently possesses inferior technology that isn?t suited to make it commercial grade money. A hybrid POS/POW system used by Decred combined with upcoming privacy solutions looks to eliminate these limitations and launch the DCR token into worldwide adoption. Decred developers decided that a Bitcoin with some form of governance is required to avoid similar problems in the future and thus their current project was created.
January 17, 2019 2:34 PM

Beginner's Guide for WaBi Token (WABI) - Top Altcoin for 2018 | CaptainAltcoin
WaBi is a free floating blockchain based crypto-token with strictly limited issue and exponential transaction growth potential. It is an electronic cryptocurrency which supports Walimai?s anti counterfeit system backed by sales of products protected by Walimai technology. Consumers around the world can purchase products protected by Walimai technology with WaBi. Walimai has developed a solution that securely links a physical item to its digital representation at a cost that allows us to protect everyday consumer goods such as milk-powder, pharmaceuticals, alcohol, and cosmetics both physically and digitally.
January 17, 2019 2:34 PM

Aion (AION) about to break out of its shell and go full marketing mode | CaptainAltcoin
Remember when AION was priced above $2 USD? Well you probably don?t as this was way back on July 9th. The coin saw its monthly highs a couple of days before, reaching $2.31 USD/30000 satoshi before beginning to drop in an apparent free-fall. That drop has continued throughout these past weeks, leading AION to its absolute monthly lows of $0.72 USD/9374 satoshi. August brought no change to this pattern as AION is currently riding the yearly lows train whose brakes are nowhere to be seen. Right now you can purchase one AION for $0.489109 USD (21.01% rise in last 24 hours)/7414 satoshi (18.50% drop in last 24 hours). Daily trade volume is almost non-existent, sitting at 282 BTC. With a market cap of $68,330,937 USD, AION is currently the 70th most valuable cryptocurrency in the world.
January 17, 2019 2:34 PM

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