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While some in the crypto community may judge me for this, I have to admit I’m a fan of crypto faucets. Sure, the payouts are small and the time spent may seem wasted to some people, but I’d argue it’s a better way to spend a minute than most things you can do on the […]
Gods Unchained, a collectible trading card game built on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain and backed by Coinbase, has announced that for the next two weeks, CryptoKitties will be available as a limited edition card pack (codename: “The Cat in the Pack”). We’ve teamed up with @CryptoKitties to showcase interoperability, where assets in one game can be used […]
In May 2012, the first print copy of Bitcoin Magazine — the original publication devoted exclusively to Bitcoin — made its debut. Founded by Vitalik Buterin and Mihai Alisie, that first edition with its iconic Anonymous mask on the cover has become one of the most sought-after collectibles in the Bitcoin space.
Buterin and Alisie later joined forces with Orlando, Florida-based Coin Publishing LLC to produce 22 issues. BTC Media (now BTC Inc) acquired Bitcoin Magazine in 2014 and moved the publication entirely online.
It is not uncommon for cryptocurrencies to note an increase in trading volume during certain periods. At the same time, a fair few coins tend to see rather strange trading volume, as the following six coins will illustrate. This unusual trading volume is not necessarily something to be overly concerned about, yet it is still interesting to keep an eye on. Information is provided by Bitgur.
As things change in the world of cryptocurrency, the market cap rankings are always interesting to keep an eye on. In the case of the following six projects, the past few months have been challenging. Although no major shakeups have occurred in the process, it is still interesting to see which projects are on the cusp is losing traction.
Determining the popularity of a specific currency can be done in many different ways. Just because a network generates a lot of transactions does not mean value is being transferred across the blockchain. The following six currencies transaction the highest amount of value in a 24-hour period as of right now. It will be interesting to see if these statistics change come next week. Statistics are provided by OnChainFX.
Every time the Bitcoin price goes up in a spectacular fashion, altcoins are usually to follow suit. Some currencies tend to show a lot more positive momentum than others in this regard. The following tokens, ranked by lowest to highest overall gains over Bitcoin at this time, show interesting things can happen over the next few days.
It has been a rather interesting year for the Nano cryptocurrency. Especially due to its involvement in Venezuela’s economy as of late, it has become apparent Nano may be a far more interesting cryptocurrency for countries where financial hardship has become the new normal. Whether or not this is effectively attributing to Nano’s price development over Bitcoin – a 10.92% gain – remains to be seen, though.
The list of failed and obsolete fiat currencies is a lot longer than most people would expect. When it comes to obsolete currencies, there are quite a few to choose from. The following examples are ranked in reverse order of longevity, and failed to make any real impact in the end.
#6 Albanian Lek Valute
Initially introduced back in 1992,, the Albanian Lek Valute failed to remain relevant for more than a full year. It is evident Albania has seen numerous iterations of the Lek, with three official versions making the rounds, each with their own multiple design models. The Lek Albanian Lek Valute was the least successful of them all, although for a country going through a revolution in 1991, that is not entirely surprising either.
“When Blockchain Revolution came out, bitcoin was worth around $ 7 billion. Today, it’s more than twenty-two times that. Bitcoin is the workhorse of the cryptocurrency world and the cryptocurrency that launched a thousand ships.”
So reads part of the preface in the newly-released second edition of Blockchain Revolution by the father-and-son team of Don Tapscott, founder and executive chair of the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), and Alex Tapscott, founder and CEO of NextBlock Global, a digital asset company.