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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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Ethereum's Blockchain Is Being Trailed In A Number Of Exciting Ways

Despite the recent plunge in market price, Bitcoin remains the most valuable cryptocurrency on the market… or does it? After all there are many ways to measure the value of a commodity, especially one as nebulous as digital currency. Whilst Bitcoin may still have the edge (for now) in terms of monetary worth, it is Ethereum that has really stolen ahead of the pack in terms of versatility and application. You see, it’s all about the blockchain. As any investor will tell you, assets come and assets go, but ideas are a harder thing to shift. While some look at...

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Will ERC827 Help Ethereum?

As you’re likely already aware, thanks to the versatility and popularity of their blockchain technology, Ethereum are one of those digital currency companies for whom the trading of their proprietary coin takes up the least of their time and interest. They would rather charge other companies a fee (and likely a percentage of the income from their own altcoins) to utilise the Ethereum network for their own products. Several differing token standards already exist on the network, enabling the company to support the numerous token contracts they have in place. Of these, ERC20 is likely to be the most familiar,...

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What’s The Deal With Smart Contract? NEO v Ethereum v Bitcoin

Scientist Nick Szabo first used the term smart contract way back in 1994, before any cryptocurrencies had been developed. He defined it as a computerised protocol that executes the terms of a contract. Many cryptocurrencies have developed their own smart contracts, but this has often hit mixed reviews. The blockchain technology that Bitcoin has been built on, allows the smart contracts to be built, through a secure and accountable record vehicle and an environment where they are able to be practically deployed. This means that they have to be deterministic and terminable. Smart contracts run on multiple nodes, so in...

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These Are The Richest People In Crypto

2017 saw incredible rises in cryptocurrency’s fortunes right across the board. Obviously Bitcoin was the big performer, topping out at almost $20,000 per coin in December, but most other altcoins performed admirably in their own right. This unprecedented success of a new financial paradigm saw the large-scale adoption of various digital currencies as new methods of exchange, as investors from all over the world sought a piece of the action. Naturally, some did better than others, and a select few did very well indeed, but the ones making real money aren’t the investors, but the developers. This week, global media...

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