The Chicago blockchain community is gathered on December 8th, 2017 to hear some of the most influential blockchain voices in Chicago. The night’s goal was to demonstrate some of the technology behind the recent rapid gain in value of bitcoin, ether, and cryptocurrencies.
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The blockchain community is growing and on December 8th the most influential blockchain voices in Chicago gathered in order to show you the technology behind the recent rapid gain in value of bitcoin, ether, and cryptocurrencies in general!
This event took place on the Downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile where blockchain enthusiasts heard talks from the likes of Disruption Joe, Taylor Gerring, Blockchain WTF, Urban Urray, PinkCoin, Coin Flash, Molecular Future, Collinstar and MANY MORE!!!
In the giving spirit this holiday season? Then you have to hear about the AidCoin project. CharityStars, the company behind AidCoin, is using blockchain technology to revolutionize how charitable giving occurs. By implementing AIDPay, a tool that takes donations in fiat and automatically exchanges them for cryptocurrency, which is then distributed to the charities.
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Moving the Chain is an ongoing series from Blockchain WTF that shines a spotlight on folks who are making an impact in the world of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.
This episode of Blockchain Token; Which is it? covers VertCoin! In this series, we will cover the different types of blockchain platforms and cryptocurrencies on the market right now. We’ll give you a quick description of each blockchain/token, its function, who is their competition and where you can learn more.
VertCoin is a decentralized currency dedicated to the original principles of cryptocurrency: bringing financial control to the people. Vertcoin is well aware of possible manipulation by mining pools, and have made sure that every node operating on the network has an equal chance to mine. Vertcoin aims for fair distribution of their token, taking issues with airdrops and ICOs.
One of the most commonly asked questions when we start discussing cryptocurrency and blockchains with people is:
Well, how do I buy it???
To alleviate one of the most challenging steps of getting into the world of blockchains and cryptocurrencies, we have compiled a guide that overviews your different options for attaining some cryptocurrency, whether it is bitcoin, ethereum, or other altcoins.
Whether you want to use cash, connect a bank account, use PayPal, or something else, there is likely an easy option for you to buy crypto, and our guide will likely have the answer for you.
So, with that said, please take a look at our How to Buy Guide, and start educating yourself on how to get started!
And hey, you may not even have to leave your couch!!!
If you are still unsure about what a blockchain is, what cryptocurrency is, or what the difference between the two is, see our guides below first, and start exploring the incredible realm of the internet that is blockchain technology.
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By now even most casual investors have heard of Bitcoin. It’s being covered by major media outlets and is a hot topic that is being discussed by some of the biggest names in the financial industry.
However, long before the popular altcoin was making headlines on CNN, there was (and still is) a Bitcoin community.
It started out as a very small community. A community of dreamers who believed that an alternative currency and the technology behind it, could change, not only the way we do business but perhaps even the financial industry as a whole.
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Moving the Chain is an ongoing series from Blockchain WTF that shines a spotlight on folks who are making an impact in the world of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
This episode of Blockchain Token; Which is it? covers Bitcoin Gold! In this series, we will cover the different types of blockchain platforms and cryptocurrencies on the market right now. We’ll give you a quick description of each blockchain/token, its function, who is their competition and where you can learn more.
Bitcoin Gold is a recent hard fork out off of the bitcoin blockchain and aims to makes changes to the way cryptocurrency is mined. Bitcoin Gold has the same supply, block size, and block time as its predecessor, as well as the implementation of segwit. One major difference, however, is that the mining difficulty is adjusted every single block, while Bitcoin’s mining difficulty is only adjusted every 2 weeks.
These days cryptocurrency headlines are often dominated by the industry leader, Bitcoin. While Bitcoin is clearly the most well known and established altcoin on the market, there are several other players in the blockchain space that have also seen major growth regarding both price point and popularity. One such cryptocurrency is known as the ether token (ETH), which is the value token on the Ethereum blockchain.