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IOTA Wiki IOTA is a cryptocurrency created specifically for the Internet of Things (IoT). A little background: in the next seven to eight years, an estimated 75 billion devices will be connected to one another via the Internet. Each of these devices will interact to make the world a…

What Is Dash? Dash is a linguistic blend of the words "digital" and "cash." It’s an instant-transaction, privacy-centric, digital currency based on the Bitcoin software. In its short lifespan, Dash has gone through a series of name changes. It launched as XCoin, later changed to Darkcoin, and finally…

What is Monero? Monero is a cryptocurrency that delivers on one of the most important cryptocurrency benefits: confidential transactions. With Monero, when someone sends you funds, you can’t trace the transaction back to the person who sent them to you (unless they want you to know). And by…

What Is Ethereum? Ethereum is a custom-built blockchain that runs decentralized applications (Dapps) exactly as programmed. This means there is no downtime, censorship, fraud, or third-party interference. Ethereum applications are called smart contracts. To know more and find answers to questions like, “What is Ethereum” or “What are Dapps?”…

How to Buy Monero Monero coin, commonly referred to as Monero (XMR), is arguably the most private of all cryptocurrencies, but it is definitely not the easiest cryptocurrency to buy. That’s because, in spite of it being among the top 10 cryptocurrencies, it is not supported by some…

What Is Monero (XMR)? If I had to answer “What is Monero” in fewer than five words, I’d say, “the most private cryptocurrency.” Unlike most existing blockchain cryptocurrencies, where transactions are openly verifiable and traceable by anyone, Monero (XMR) offers completely private, censorship-proof, untraceable, and opaque transactions. Monero’s "CryptoNote"…

How to Buy Ethereum (ETH) Currency? At the beginning of this year, the price of ether was hovering around the $10 mark. Since then the cryptocurrency market has been on a tear and the price of ether has gone up to a whopping $417.12 * and the Ethereum…

Ethereum Wiki: What Is Ethereum?  Ethereum is a software computing platform based on blockchain technology. The platform allows for the building and deployment of decentralized applications called smart contracts. These smart contracts run exactly as they were programmed, without any scope for fraud, censorship, or third-party interference. You…

The cryptocurrency wars have begun, but the battle is not for first place. That has been gobbled up by Bitcoin. However, Bitcoin has become so big that its very size and price seem to be going against it. And the recent forayers into the cryptocurrency market are showing…

To fully understand what Ethereum is, you need to know a little about blockchain, a word that cryptocurrency followers have been taking for granted. The easiest way to explain blockchain is with an analogy from your daily life. If cryptocurrency is e-mail, blockchain is the Internet. What Is…

What Is Litecoin? When people still ask me, “What is Litecoin?” I’m surprised because the growth of Litecoin applications has been so spectacular this year, one would assume it’s a household name by now. Litecoin is a cryptocurrency—an Internet currency that enables a person to conduct an almost-instant…

Litecoin Wiki If Bitcoin had a younger brother, it’d be a lot like Litecoin (LTC). However, considering Litecoin was developed to address some of Bitcoin’s shortcomings, in many ways the younger sibling is better than the older brother. For one, it is well within the reach of ordinary…

How to Buy Litecoin (LTC) Currency? In January of 2017, the price of Litecoin was just $3.75 and things were not looking good for the cryptocurrency once touted to be the rival to Bitcoin. A few months later, Litecoin upgraded to the Segregated Witness system (SegWit) to boost…

What Is Litecoin Currency? When Charlie Lee, an MIT graduate, came across Bitcoin in 2011, he recognized it as a financial disruptor. More than just Bitcoin, Lee was fascinated by the concept of cryptocurrency in general, and he predicted that what the Internet did for information, cryptocurrency would…

With hundreds of cryptocurrencies cropping up, it's not surprising that cryptocurrency is becoming the talk of the Internet. Even as you read this, there are more than 1,300 cryptocurrencies out there. And while not even one of those cryptocurrencies has garnered the popularity of the leader of the…

Ripple (XRP) Is an Alternative to Bitcoin The unprecedented surge of Bitcoin has garnered a huge influx of interest in the cryptocurrency market. In fact, according to Google search statistics, “How to Buy Bitcoin” has overtaken "How to Buy Gold.” The problem is that the price of Bitcoin…

If market cap is any indication for success, then one cryptocurrency is clearly on an upward curve. This fast-moving cryptocurrency has already moved into the top five cryptocurrencies, now in fourth place behind bitcoin, ethereum, and bitcoin cash in market cap. We’re talking about Ripple. But as Ripple…

Things are really heating up on the cryptocurrency information front. While there is enough information on Bitcoin, the new kids on the cryptocurrency block are generating a lot of interest as well. Take Ripple, for example. Ripple (XRP) is the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap and there is…

The cryptocurrency market is all set to leap into its biggest year. And one player is being closely watched by investors and industry experts alike. For cryptocurrency enthusiasts, ripple is one the most disruptive digital currency. It polarizes opinions and is either loved or despised with equal passion.…

What You Need to Know While the world and its brother is going gaga over Bitcoin, a little-known challenger is making waves among banks and financial institutions. These institutions have the analytical knowledge to see beyond the hype surrounding Bitcoin, but they are not blind to the potential…