The year 2015 has been quite an interesting time for Bitcoin and any company active in the cryptocurrency industry. While the total amount of funding from VC’s and business angels has been enormous during the first two-quarters of the year, things have dropped significantly during Q3. What will Q4 hold regarding VC investment? Only time will tell.
BetVIP, the world’s first licenced bitcoin sportsbook, are doing things differently. Sports betting, the act of gambling on the outcome of a sporting event, has existed for centuries, but BetVIP are determined to bring it up to speed with the 21st century.
They have created their own online and mobile bookmaking platform which deals in the bitcoin currency, both in taking wagers and paying out winnings. There are a number of benefits to using bitcoin, from the fast transactions, the low costs of bitcoin exchange and the growing strength of the currency itself.
As I announced on Twitter and BitcoinTalk yesterday, we will start off the day with an article about DigiByte. It’s been a while since we talked about them, going back as far as January I think. So let’s see what they’ve been up to lately!
In case you have never read any of my previous DigiByte articles, and you should be ashamed in that case, let’s quickly recap with DigiByte is about, and how they want to bring crypto currency to the average non-techie person.
There is a new rare and popular crypto currency in town, and boy, is it expensive to get your hands on some of it. KashmirCoin is the name, and here are the fine details.
KashmirCoin blocks are generated every 101 seconds, and will reward you with 0.001001 KSC. There are however, random superblocks paying out 20 times the normal reward. Difficulty re-targets every 10 minutes.
First of all, apologies for only publishing this article about GroestlCoin today. I know I made the promised to get it done yesterday, but I completely forgot there was a CHampions League game on TV. Either way, GroestlCoin it is!
The name “GroestlCoin” is very fitting, because this crypto currency uses the Groestl algorithm for Proof-of-Work. The reason why this algorithm was picked, is because it is super efficient to mine, on both CPU’s and GPU’s.
Not only does the Groestl algorithm have the lowest energy consumption, but it also significantly reduces the heat of your CPU/GPU, not to mention the noise reduction. Less noise, less heat and less electricity costs = efficiency in my book!
We at CryptoArticles always strive to keep you updated on as many different crypto currencies as humanly possible. With that promise in mind, I would like to take a look at HTMLCoin with you.
The HTMLCoin motto is quite impressive, as in, it’s a very strong message : “Safe, simple and cheap : no third-party seizure- no taxes – no tracking – no risk of “chargebacks” – no transaction costs”. That certainly got my attention!
Other than just aiming at individuals, HTMLCoin also wants to focus towards charities, as we have seen being done by quite a few other crypto currencies as well. There will also be giveaways towards student organizations and advocacy groups.
My attention was brought to a super-human themed crypto currency. It’s quite a juicy one, so you’ll want to devour it with your teeth while the blood is still pumping through its veins. I’m talking about none other than LycanCoin.
For those of you where are unaware, LycanCoin refers to “lycantrophy”, which in plain english means “werewolves”. Now, before you go turn away, I know werewolves don’t exist, you know werewolves don’t exist. Or do they?
Being a big fan of the “Underworld” movies (heck, I even bought the 4th one on Bluray in an actual store because I wanted to see it so badly), I can see the appeal, or “niche market”, for these types of coins.
It has been a pretty exciting weekends if you are supporting a few coins that hardly anyone seems to believe in, either because they’ve been around for a while without a price increase, or because they are relatively new. MintPal added both AsiaCoin & NobleCoin, so i’m one happy person!
The addition of NobleCoin to MintPal was a long time coming if you ask me. Being around for 3 and a half months now, NobleCoin never saw a huge price increase, despite some really great developments for the coin, such as the MarketPlace. (I love buying me some Amazon gift certificates with NOBL!)
It appears as if the Easter holidays are bringing some potentially interesting crypto currencies to the world this year. Even though there are already quite a lot of different coins available, I do believe that Caishen is an interesting one, and I’ll tell you why.
Although, I might actually have to correct myself already, as Caishen is not a crypto currency, it’s more of a company, where the assets are CAI (Caishen) and the company shares are traded and/or mined by the community. (This does kind of remind me of NoirBits)
It has been a while since we last talked about one of the most popular X11 crypto currencies out there, called HiroCoin. There are some very interesting things ahead for this community, and that might be the biggest understatement I’ve made all month.
This will be quite a lengthy article, so you might want to grab a hot or cold beverage before we begin, and while you’re in the kitchen, bring me something too, would you? :>
The HiroCoin develomental community has been given the tools needed to build more services, and also stimulate innovation. In order to “oversee” the progress of these projects, the community has been split into several departments, each having an appointed team leader.