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Year: 2019

Bitcoin Gold

Bitcoin Gold is a cryptocurrency. It is a hard fork of Bitcoin, the open source cryptocurrency. It is a open source, decentralized digital currency without a central bank or intermediary that can be sent from user to user on the peer-to-peer Bitcoin Gold network. The stated purpose of the hard fork is to change the […]

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Luno (company)

LUNO (formerly BitX[1]) is a bitcoin-related company headquartered in London[2][3][4] Luno facilitates bitcoin storage and transactions such as buying, selling and paying through their bitcoin wallet services. They also operate exchanges between traditional currencies and bitcoin.[5] History[edit] Luno was founded in 2013 and the exchange was set up by Timothy Stranex. Stranex is a BSc […]

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Bitcoin scalability problem

For broader coverage of this topic, see Bitcoin. Number of transactions per month The bitcoin scalability problem refers to the discussion concerning the limits on the amount of transactions the bitcoin network can process.[1] It is related to the fact that records (known as blocks) in the bitcoin blockchain are limited in size and frequency.[2] […]

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Kraken (company)

Kraken is a US-based cryptocurrency exchange, founded in 2011.[3][4] The exchange provides cryptocurrency to fiat trading, and provides price information to Bloomberg Terminal.[5] Contents 1 Acquisitions 2 History 2.1 2011 to 2013 2.2 2014 to 2015 2.3 2016 2.4 2017 to present 3 Role in Mt. Gox Liquidation and Investigation 4 Controversy 4.1 New York […]

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Economics of bitcoin

For broader coverage of this topic, see bitcoin. Bitcoin is a digital asset[1][2] designed by its inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto, to work as a currency. Contents 1 Classification 2 General use 3 Buying and selling 4 Price and volatility 5 Speculative bubble dispute 6 Ponzi scheme concerns 7 Value forecasts 8 Obituaries 9 Reception 10 Acceptance […]

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Satoshi Nakamoto

pseudonym for the person or group who designed and developed Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto is the name used by the unknown person or group of people who developed bitcoin, authored the bitcoin white paper, and created and deployed bitcoin’s original reference implementation.[1] As part of the implementation, they also devised the first blockchain database.[2] In the […]

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Blockchain

For other uses, see Block chain (disambiguation). distributed data store for digital transactions Blockchain formation. The main chain (black) consists of the longest series of blocks from the genesis block (green) to the current block. Orphan blocks (purple) exist outside of the main chain. Bitcoin network data A blockchain,[1][2][3] originally block chain,[4][5] is a growing […]

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The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s logo The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin is a 2014 American documentary film directed by Nicholas Mross. The film interviews multiple companies and people that have played important roles in the expansion of Bitcoin. It first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on April 23, 2014.[1] The film was nominated for […]

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List of cryptocurrencies

List article detailing notable cryptocurrencies Market capitalizations of cryptocurrencies as of January 27, 2018 The number of cryptocurrencies available over the internet as of 19 August 2018[update] is over 1600 and growing.[1] A new cryptocurrency can be created at any time.[2] By market capitalization, Bitcoin is currently (December 15, 2018) the largest blockchain network, followed by Ripple, […]

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Digital currency

“E-cash” redirects here. For the 20th century brand, see ecash. Taxonomy of money, based on “Central bank cryptocurrencies” by Morten Linnemann Bech and Rodney Garratt Digital currency (digital money, electronic money or electronic currency) is a type of currency available in digital form (in contrast to physical, such as banknotes and coins). It exhibits properties […]

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