Category: Monero

What are privacy coins and how do they differ from Bitcoin?

What are privacy coins and how do they differ from Bitcoin?

Cryptocurrencies are typically pseudonymous, but not necessarily private. Bitcoin (BTC) and other assets run on blockchains, with each transaction posted publicly online. During a transaction between two or more parties, assets move to different wallets, each represented by a string of characters.  With these addresses and transactions visible to all, however, a certain level of […]

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Growing list of billion-dollar crypto ‘unicorns’ suggest the best is yet to come

Growing list of billion-dollar crypto ‘unicorns’ suggest the best is yet to come

In the traditional investing world ‘unicorn’ is a term used by venture capitalists to describe a privately held startup valued at more than $1 billion.  Typically these startups have strong fundamentals and oftentimes a first-mover advantage that helps them rapidly rise in value to become prized investment opportunities for yield-seeking funds. Some of the best-known […]

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What Does Hashrate Mean?

What Does Hashrate Mean?

“Hashrate” refers to the total combined computational power that is being used to mine and process transactions on a Proof-of-Work blockchain, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum (prior to the 2.0 upgrade). A “hash” is a fixed-length alphanumeric code that is used to represent words, messages and data of any length. Crypto projects use a variety […]

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