Ethereum

Bitcoin Vs Ethereum

Bitcoin and Ethereum are the two top and most popular virtual currencies that the world has seen. They have soared in the past 12 months, and this has ensured that they have secured the two top spots in the cryptocurrency market. But, if you invest on one of the other, do you actually know the similarities and differences between the two? If the experts are right, Ethereum will begin to challenge Bitcoins top position in 2018, as the value has absolutely soared in just 12 months, appreciating by nearly 12,500 percent. At the beginning of 2017, a token was worth less than $10, compared to the $1,240 it is worth today. Ethereum still has a long way to go before it catches up with Bitcoin, who also had a good year in 2017, and one Bitcoin is now worth more than $14,000 per coin. The market ca...

Ethereum Doubles In Value

Ethereum has been a virtual currency to watch, and has shown an incredibly strong start to 2018. It has regularly reached new highs and has nearly doubled in value over the course of the year already. At the very beginning of the year, it was valued at approximately $755, but since then, the value climbed to $1,417; the highest it has ever been. It has lost a small about of that value since; but overall it has increased by a whopping 87% since the start of the year.  It has the second highest market capital of all of the cryptocurrencies, being overtaken by Bitcoin alone, and there is more than $120billion invested in this virtual cryptocurrency. This increase in value might not have been completely unexpected. It saw a great growth in 2017, becoming a very popular alternative to Bitcoin. ...

EOS – the sleepy giant is finally waking up

If you were to ask crypto traders about their best picks, you are more than likely to hear them mention Ripple. The mainstream media has been very friendly towards Ripple, so much so that CNBC even aired a tutorial how to buy Ripple – see more here: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/02/how-to-buy-ripple.html . There are pros and cons to holding Ripple, nonetheless the coin got another boost on 11th January after announcing a tie-up with Dallas-based money transfer giant MoneyGram. Now, the more experienced traders would probably point out to concepts such as IOTA, Streamr, Stellar and Factom. Yet, the ICO that raised $ 150 million in just 5 days, is rarely mentioned. An ICO that is promising to be a new blockchain operating system faster and more scalable than Ethereum that will allow users to ...

Ethereum Outperforms Bitcoin!

Despite Bitcoin having a great end to the year, it has failed to stay about $16,500, and on Coinbase, one of the largest exchanges in the US is currently trading Bitcoin at $14,800. This has not been helped by the fact that Microsoft announced that they would stop accepting Bitcoin as a payment method. The coin that has been standing out over the past few days has undoubtedly been Ethereum, which was recently pushed out of the second position of the largest crypto by market capitalisation, following the surge of Ripple. Ethereum has a daily volume of around $7billion, which is double the average for the past month. It conquered $1,000 on 4th January, and has steadily climbed to $1,231. This has caused great congestion though, and transaction fees, which are known as gas continue to rise. T...

The mother of all bubbles no one talks about

Guest post by Andrea Bianconi The meteoric rise of Bitcoin in 2017 is by almost everyone dismissed as a bubble. But it is not the only one. In a world where stocks, bonds, objects of art, classic cars and real estate are also at record highs, an investor should ask himself a very important question. Why? Why we have this bubble across all asset classes simultaneously? Could it be that this is just a sign? But a sign of what? One answer is “The most worrying sign of the implosion of the current monetary system awash with debt and credit creation“. As dramatic as it may sound – and likely be – there are lots of signs for the attentive investor to notice. Investing with a medium to long term horizon is all about looking at the big picture, at geopolitical shifts which ...

Anonymity used to come to the Premium… until now. ADAMANT is here, folks!

There is no denying, the world we currently live in has become completely infatuated with all kind of social networks. Anonymity is now a privilege and some may argue, nearly impossible to achieve. Advertisers do track your internet habits across all your devices: tablets, laptops and smartphones – gathering the information on everything from your shopping patterns to the web browsing. Not to forget the numerous controversies about what Internet companies should be allowed to track and sell to third parties. Messenger applications have also come under scrutiny and back in 2016. When NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden said that despite appraising Telegram founder Pavel Durov’s work “admirable,” he still believes the messaging service is “less safe than WhatsApp.” However, with the advent of B...

The clash of cultures…

It is said that for a German and a Finn, the truth is the truth, in Japan and Britain it is all right if it doesn’t rock the boat, in China there is no absolute truth, while in Italy it is negotiable. Culture clash occurs when a large number of people with similar values are confronted by another group with different values. This is exactly what is happening in crypto community at the moment as more and more people contribute to the growth of various coins, partake in ICOs and not to forget trade coins via exchanges. What was once seen as a gimmick and a far-fetched dream, the decentralised nature of digital currencies is finally making inroads into the mainstream. Despite the rapid “popularisation” of blockchain, which for the majority of mainstream population occurred largely over the co...

From the Las Vegas strip to blockchain code. SP8DE ICO is coming…

Seasons come and go, political parties swap places and now and again, a technological breakthrough changes how we see the world we live in. The world stands on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally change the way we live, work, and relate to one another. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, the digital revolution that started in the middle of the last century and to a large degree is set to be characterized by decentralisation. The power of blockchain has already proved its worth in a number of industries and despite the initial scepticism, it only continues to build on the adoption rate. From fintech to biotech, the technology has revolutionised the industry it laid eyes on. Just like anything else, the gambling and betting industry underwen...

From “BowieBonds” to CelebrityTokens

Securitisation and celebrity bonds are a novel idea. David Bowie was a pop music icon to many, but how many people know he was also involved in innovation in the world of finance? Back in the mid-1990s, David Bowie, along with his financial manager Bill Zysblat, and banker David Pullman came up with a new structure to generate cash from Bowie’s extensive catalogue. The structure, dubbed “Bowie bonds”, awarded investors a share in his future royalties for 10 years. Late last year, the start-up called Royalty Flow, filed an offering at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), outlining plans for a “mini-IPO”. Royalty Flow was selling a little more than 3.3 million shares to the public for $15 each, with a minimum investment of $2,250 and was to use the proceeds from th...

5 Cryptocurrencies You Need To Take Notice Of

Some cryptocurrencies are definitely better known than others. Take Bitcoin for example. Even if you do not religiously follow virtual currencies, you have probably heard of Bitcoin. It was the original and arguably the most popular of the coins. However; it is not always the popular ones that fair the best. Here are just five other coins that we believe you should definitely be backing this year. 1) Litecoin This was created to be a faster version of Bitcoin, and is growing at an astronomical rate. Last year alone, the price of Litecoin increased by more than 7,000 percent, but at just $250 per coin, it makes it much, much cheaper than Bitcoin, leading it to be the more appealing choice. 2) Ethereum Ethereum has the third largest market share of a virtual currency after Bitcoin. It differ...

The Difference Between Ethereum And Bitcoin

Bitcoin and Ethereum are among two of the most popular cryptocurrencies, but what are the main differences between the two, and which one should you invest in? Their age is one of the biggest differences. Bitcoin was the original cryptocurrency that hit the markets in 2009, yet Ethereum showed up six years later in 2015 as a potential alternative. STORE OF VALUE Let’s take a look at their storing value. Between the two, the clear winner has to be Bitcoin. It is the most valuable coin in the world, and has definitely proven itself. This is likely to be down to the fact that it is far more recognisable than its peers, which makes it easier to buy, store and sell. AS A TRANSACTIONAL MEDIUM Ether has to take this one. In 2017, it overtook Bitcoin in the number of daily transactions, and this r...

Uber got what it deserved, “Block-Uber” is the future

Today’s EU Supreme Court of Justice’s decision on Uber is likely to spark diverging opinions.  But fact is that the decision is legally sound.  Uber also fully expected that and had already started complying with regulations applicable to Taxi services in most European countries. This puts Uber back to where it should have been since its beginning, a “smart app Taxi company” which should comply with applicable regulations like all the others. Although the decision has yet to be published on the web site of the ECJ (1), the legal grounds were already set in the Advocate General’s Opinion released in May 2017 (2). Basically, the issue was to decide whether the services offered by Uber would be considered ‘information society services’ – and therefore benefit fro...

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