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Ethereum Will Pass Bitcoin In April 2018

It seems a wild statement to make, given the disparity in value between the two cryptocurrency giants (at time of writing, Bitcoin’s value exceeds Ethereum’s by a factor of ten), but we’re not talking about pricing, but market dominance. Since it kickstarted the digital currency phenomenon back in January of 2009, Bitcoin has always been way ahead in terms of its dominance of the market cap. We determine this through the comparative growth of Bitcoin as a percentage of the overall growth of the market. As new coins enter the sector, if their growth from initial investment exceeds the market...

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The Next Crypto Bull Run

It’s been a depressing couple of months for the cryptocurrency scene, as anyone following the market will readily attest to. In this week alone Bitcoin (BTC) has seen its value drop below $7000 per coin since before its incredible rise in November of last year. However, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. Several experts in the field have been predicting a short turnaround and another bull run in the price of digital currencies that will match, and ultimately exceed the highs we saw in late 2017. CNBC were told within this last week that Bitcoin...

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You Can Now Study Bitcoin At University

In the US, there is such a huge demand for courses on Bitcoin, and the blockchain technology behind it, that it is putting the most elite US universities under great pressure. The course covers all of the technical concepts behind Bitcoin and Ethereum. These include the decentralised consensus, append-only ledgers, smart contract, and zero knowledge proof systems. The course also contains a practical element, where students can get to grip with how cryptocurrencies work. The course can be found at many different elite universities, such as Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, The University of Maryland and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and...

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Is Bitcoin Safe And Secure?

Bitcoin's constant fluctuation in value and controversial media representation, due to its association with black market deals, presents Bitcoin as both a dangerous gamble and the future of cryptocurrency. So, just how safe and secure is Bitcoin? Can Bitcoin be stolen? Like all currencies, yes, Bitcoin can be stolen. As with online banking, cybercrime is unfortunately a very real threat, however, if you store your Bitcoin properly, you can make them much more secure than you can your credit card details. There are multiple ways to safely secure your Bitcoin, from printing out a 'paper wallet' and leaving no digital...

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Pros And Cons Of Cryptocurrency

With cryptocurrency growing in popularity and usage across the world, many are asking themselves whether or not they should invest in Bitcoin or a similar altcoin. The following list of pros and cons aims to shed some light on this ever-emerging digital space. Pros: No need for banks It's thought that around four billion people worldwide have no bank account, seemingly showing that there would be a demand for a currency that can be accessed easily online. The lack of a need for banks results in decentralisation and allows individuals to have full control over their money, cutting out the...

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