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Why are there so many cryptocurrencies? Are all of them as complex as Bitcoin?

The best way to answer this question is through a practical example. Say you are a member of the Bitcoin development team and suddenly you convince yourself that 32 megabyte blocks...

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What are Litecoin and Dogecoin? Why were they released some time after Bitcoin?

Litecoin and Dogecoin were once the #2 and #3 cryptocurrencies by market cap, respectively. In early 2014, when Dogecoin had just been released, the meme fever pumped the cryptocur...

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Understand Bitcoin and altcoin prices

How is the price of Bitcoin determined? Where, exactly, does the U$ valuation of Bitcoin come from? In this article we take a look at how cryptocurrency prices are formed and we at...

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Understand distributed ledgers and the importance of financial decentralization

What’s the hype around decentralization all about? Why is it important? Why do we want decentralization, when centralized financial institutions seem to be working just fine?...


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Why is Bitcoin a deflationary currency? What does this mean in practice?

To understand deflation we must first define its opposite: monetary inflation. We hear a lot about inflation on the news, but what exactly does it mean? As the term itself suggests...

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How do I convert Bitcoin to US Dollars and Euros?

To convert Bitcon and other cryptocurrencies into US Dollars, Euros or other currencies, you need an exchange that will work with fiat money. Most cryptocurrency exchanges don̵...

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Understand Metcalfe’s law and how it relates to Bitcoin price

Bob Metcalfe is a computer networking pioneer whose work includes the invention of the Ethernet networking standard (wha...

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Bitcoin is faster than credit cards, SWIFT and Western Union

We’ve all heard a lot of criticism about Bitcoin lately. Since November 2017, the unconfirmed transactions pool had been spammed by certain groups who invested heavily in an ...

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SegWit adoption now over 30%

Bitcoin has set a new landmark in SegWit adoption, having just crossed the 30% rate. With the 0.16.0 Bitcoin Core release, whic...

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