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What is Bitcoin?

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is the original cryptocurrency, and the network protocol to implement it. As the foundational currency of the modern cryptocurrency trend, it implemented a number of features that were, at the time, considered novel, and has largely served as the starting point for many of the other crypto projects, protocols, networks, tokens, coins, etc. that have been developed in the last few years.

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What is Ethereum?

What is Ethereum?

Ethereum is the second largest cryptocurrency network based on market capitalization. It’s also the second most dominant coin, with a market dominance of 17%. Launched in 2015, Ethereum brought forth several unique features never witnessed before in the crypto world.

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What is Litecoin?

What is Litecoin?

Litecoin’s developer was a big fan of Bitcoin but found it less scalable and slow. He came up with his payment protocol that distributes a block-size of transactions within 2.5 minutes instead of Bitcoin’s 10 minutes.

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What is DASH?

What is DASH?

One of the more popular options, after Bitcoin and Ethereum, is Dash, which is a shortened form of the term “digital cash”. Dash has a stated goal of making cryptocurrency so easy to use that “even your Grandma could use it”. To that end, it builds on the basics of blockchain technology, adding new and exciting features that set it apart from the competition.

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What is Zcash?

What is Zcash?

Zcash is a decentralized cryptocurrency network forked from Bitcoin in 2016. Like Bitcoin, Zcash has a maximum supply of 21 million coins. However, Zcash is not an imitation of Bitcoin. It's rather an improvement of the pioneer cryptocurrency that uses advanced techniques to provide users with total privacy when spending their crypto.

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What is Dogecoin?

What is Dogecoin?

Dogecoin crypto is a peer-to-peer decentralized digital currency that enables users to transfer money to each other online. Dogecoin was established by Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer in December 6, 2013. It was at its establishment introduced as a parody coin, but then took a turn and became a serious peer-to-peer payment system.

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What is Decred?

What is Decred?

Decred is a coin that seeks to bring back the original idea bitcoin developers had of decentralization and equality. Decred was launched on the 8th of February 2016. Since its launch, the coin has risen tremendously both in value and popularity in the last one year.

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What is Peercoin?

What is Peercoin?

Peercoin is also referred to as ‘PPC’. It is a crypto project that first brought the concept of proof of stake (PoS) network security method. According to its whitepaper which was released in 2012, Peercoin demonstrates a combination of the PoS and the traditional PoW (proof of work) method which bitcoin is based on.

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What is Syscoin?

What is Syscoin?

Syscoin is one of the many crypto products developed in the last few years, following the explosion in the blockchain technology. Syscoin differentiates itself from other cryptocoins in that it has a network of its own nodes as a separate layer from the blockchain, designed to both handle and enable a lot of the heavy lifting that otherwise rests on the blockchain.

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What is PIVX?

What is PIVX?

PIVX is an open-source, decentralized cryptocurrency, originally forked from the DASH currency in 2016. The management team and community of users believe in privacy, freedom, technology, and governance as their central pillars.

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What is Augur?

What is Augur?

Many people ask what Augur is. Augur is a crowdsourced “prediction market” application that uses the Ethereum blockchain platform to decentralize its market participation. Getting its name from the ancient Roman Augur that meant people tasked with divining the future, Augur today is a software application that makes it possible for anyone from around the world to join one of their online prediction markets.

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What is Dai?

What is Dai?

Unlike conventional cryptocurrencies, which are traded like commodities and subject to speculative trading that can radically alter their value, a stablecoin has a pre-defined value. It is less like a stock or commodity investment and more like a piece of currency, whose value remains largely the same over time (aside from factors like inflation).

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What is BAT?

What is BAT?

The Basic Attention Token (BAT) and the Brave browser are that solution. Brave is a new browser (developed by a co-founder of Mozilla Firefox) that protects data privacy. It is open-source, and critically captures and maintains a ledger of user attention. Basic Attention Token, or BAT, is an exchangeable token based on the Ethereum blockchain crypto technology that acts as a measure or unit of user attention.

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What is 0x?

What is 0x?

In simple terms, 0x crypto technology is not a currency mechanism, but rather a combination of a token (symbol ZRX) and a blockchain marketplace protocol. The protocol is designed to provide a means for developers to create and implement exchange solutions using the off-chain model.

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What is BLOCKv?

What is BLOCKv?

BLOCKv is unlike other cryptocurrencies or crypto projects on the market. Rather than being a purely financial instrument like Bitcoin or Ethereum, it uses the same technology model to develop and implement a protocol to form the foundation of the digital economy.

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What is Aidcoin?

What is Aidcoin?

AidCoin is a decentralized application based on the Ethereum blockchain. Its mission is to help charity organizations receive cryptocurrency donations easily. The team behind AidCoin, Charity Stars, is based in Italy. They popularized the project in late 2017 with an ICO that raised more than 14,000 ether coins.

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What is Blackcoin?

What is Blackcoin?

BlackCoin is one of the first decentralized networks to utilize a Proof of Stake algorithm. Its coin, BLK, is used as a currency of settlement on its network. BlackCoin was developed to offer an alternative to the energy consuming Proof of Work system utilized by Bitcoin. It also aimed to eliminate the middlemen in cryptocurrency networks: miners.

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What is Groestlcoin?

What is Groestlcoin?

Groestlcoin, a cryptocurrency launched in 2014, makes a good example. Groestlcoin looks like one of the unpopular altcoins that should be ignored for their high fluctuation. However, the technology behind the Groestlcoin makes it one of the fastest payment protocols in the world.

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What Is Vertcoin?

What Is Vertcoin?

Vertcoin is one of many cryptocurrencies developed to take advantage of the potential of the blockchain for distributed, decentralized, secure transactions. Unlike some of its predecessors such as Bitcoin, Vertcoin is specifically designed to be resistant to the ASIC mining hardware (dedicated rigs of processors specifically used to mine various cryptocurrencies), using algorithms to allow for a “fairer, more democratic” limitation on mining – such that only CPUs and GPUs can be used, and allowing coin mining to remain viable for anyone with a modern computer.

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What are GameCredits?

What are GameCredits?

GameCredits are comparable to many other cryptocurrencies on the marketplace, though differs in the details and the intent. As mentioned above, they are specifically geared towards gamers, games, and the video games industry. The stated goal of the company is to make GameCredits into the foundational, single currency solution for buying games and in-game transactions around the world, regardless of gaming platform or service.

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