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Is Bitcoin Affecting The Environment?

Bitcoin has recently been in the news for hitting an all-time high value. Although it has dipped since then, it has only grown since its introduction in 2009. It is the first and most popular cryptocurrency there is, and the recent growth has fuelled speculation and debate about the environmental impact that this is having, due to the large amount of energy that it uses in order to power this virtual currency.   Bitcoin is not tied to a bank or government, and has significantly increased in value in the last year alone. Essentially, it is a line of computer code...

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Will This Be The Year For Blockchain?

2017 was quite a year for blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies on the whole. It is likely that you have read different predictions for the year ahead, and you might be in the process of deciding which coins you will watch closely as 2018 takes off.  Blockchain technology is relatively old, and until Bitcoin was developed it was relatively obsolete. This could not be more different these days, and this is because both users and developers are not only realising its potential, but also exploring the different possibilities that it can offer. Don and Alex Tapscott, authors of ‘Blockchain Revolution’ wrote; ...

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5 Blockchain Predictions For 2018

At the start of the new year, it feels right to not only look back on the year we have just left, but also to consider what we have to look forward to in the coming year ahead. For anyone with even a hint of interest in the world of crypto will know that 2017 was a really interesting year for blockchain technology. It is safe to say that some things did not go to plan, there were some unexpected delights, such as Bitcoin reaching a new high, and some rather unpleasant lows…Bitcoin price crash springs to mind. So, what...

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The Crypto Market Crash To Mark The End Of 2017

The cryptocurrency market has experienced a powerful drop late this week, marking the end of 2017. It is not the way to bring in the new year that people had been hoping, and instead saw coins losing value across the board. Only three of the top twenty coins actually displayed growth. The first and most popular of the cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin dropped from a high of $15,266 to $12,350 pretty much overnight. The past two months have been incredibly volatile, with it achieving an all time high of $20,000 in mid December, only to lose nearly thirty two percent of that...

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Qtum Could Be The New Big Thing

2018 could be the year for Qtum. The business focused blockchain developer aims to take the best bits of Ethereum and Bitcoin, with a little twist. Whilst it has been predicted that Qtum could overtake both Bitcoin and Ethereum, they are the foundation of it. It takes Bitcoins core infrastructure, with Ethereum’s Virtual Machine in order to deliver a blockchain that is really rich with possibilities, thanks to smart contracts. The thing that really makes Qtum stand out though is the mobile applications that come with it. It features a Simple Payment Verification protocol, which allows the smart contracts to...

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