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TiPS (a.k.a. FedoraCoin) is a new state of the art cryptocoin based on the [Tips Fedora meme](http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/tips-fedora). Our objective is to become the tipping currency of the internet. More information is available in the [BitcoinTalk thread](https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1420302.0).
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¿Qué tan grande es la potencia de hashing de la red de Bitcoin?

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Red Lightning de Bitcoin supera los 10.000 nodos públicos y la tasa de hash de Bitcoin se duplica

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Bitcoin [BTC]: la red de Bitcoin más segura a medida que la tasa de hash de la red cruza el nivel récord de 100EH/s

Bitcoin [BTC]: la red de Bitcoin más segura a medida que la tasa de hash de la red cruza el nivel récord de 100EH/s submitted by Crypto-Economy to CryptoeconomyES [link] [comments]

I got involved in Bitcoin ages ago because I was interested in capitalism, free markets, free speech. If the BCH isn’t capitalist, she will die. Let the hashwars commence and the side with the greatest sustained hash win! It’s a Red Queen World!

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Major red flag surfaces for Bitcoin Cash as virtual asset records extremely low hash rate

Major red flag surfaces for Bitcoin Cash as virtual asset records extremely low hash rate submitted by n4bb to CoinPath [link] [comments]

I got involved in Bitcoin ages ago because I was interested in capitalism, free markets, free speech. If the BCH isnt capitalist, she will die. Let the hashwars commence and the side with the greatest sustained hash win! Its a Red Queen World! /r/btc

I got involved in Bitcoin ages ago because I was interested in capitalism, free markets, free speech. If the BCH isnt capitalist, she will die. Let the hashwars commence and the side with the greatest sustained hash win! Its a Red Queen World! /btc submitted by ABitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

RSK, la primera red de contratos inteligentes sobre Bitcoin, es una realidad y alcanza el 10% del hashing power de la red de Bitcoin! https://t.co/YwN2csO997

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Peter Rizun: "(...) es interesante que cuando Bitcoin Unlimited se acercaba al 50% de apoyo en cuanto a poder de calculo [en la red BTC] mucha gente del lado segwit y los bloques pequeños dijo que el poder de hash no era importante"

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Gracias a @CriptoNoticias por la nota sobre la seguridad de @rsksmart "..Los pools Bitcoin que representan más del 80% del poder de hashing de la red ya tienen implementado el software de merge-mining de RSK” https://t.co/czROYMRO7j

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Ultimate glossary of crypto currency terms, acronyms and abbreviations

I thought it would be really cool to have an ultimate guide for those new to crypto currencies and the terms used. I made this mostly for beginner’s and veterans alike. I’m not sure how much use you will get out of this. Stuff gets lost on Reddit quite easily so I hope this finds its way to you. Included in this list, I have included most of the terms used in crypto-communities. I have compiled this list from a multitude of sources. The list is in alphabetical order and may include some words/terms not exclusive to the crypto world but may be helpful regardless.
2FA
Two factor authentication. I highly advise that you use it.
51% Attack:
A situation where a single malicious individual or group gains control of more than half of a cryptocurrency network’s computing power. Theoretically, it could allow perpetrators to manipulate the system and spend the same coin multiple times, stop other users from completing blocks and make conflicting transactions to a chain that could harm the network.
Address (or Addy):
A unique string of numbers and letters (both upper and lower case) used to send, receive or store cryptocurrency on the network. It is also the public key in a pair of keys needed to sign a digital transaction. Addresses can be shared publicly as a text or in the form of a scannable QR code. They differ between cryptocurrencies. You can’t send Bitcoin to an Ethereum address, for example.
Altcoin (alternative coin): Any digital currency other than Bitcoin. These other currencies are alternatives to Bitcoin regarding features and functionalities (e.g. faster confirmation time, lower price, improved mining algorithm, higher total coin supply). There are hundreds of altcoins, including Ether, Ripple, Litecoin and many many others.
AIRDROP:
An event where the investors/participants are able to receive free tokens or coins into their digital wallet.
AML: Defines Anti-Money Laundering laws**.**
ARBITRAGE:
Getting risk-free profits by trading (simultaneous buying and selling of the cryptocurrency) on two different exchanges which have different prices for the same asset.
Ashdraked:
Being Ashdraked is essentially a more detailed version of being Zhoutonged. It is when you lose all of your invested capital, but you do so specifically by shorting Bitcoin. The expression “Ashdraked” comes from a story of a Romanian cryptocurrency investor who insisted upon shorting BTC, as he had done so successfully in the past. When the price of BTC rose from USD 300 to USD 500, the Romanian investor lost all of his money.
ATH (All Time High):
The highest price ever achieved by a cryptocurrency in its entire history. Alternatively, ATL is all time low
Bearish:
A tendency of prices to fall; a pessimistic expectation that the value of a coin is going to drop.
Bear trap:
A manipulation of a stock or commodity by investors.
Bitcoin:
The very first, and the highest ever valued, mass-market open source and decentralized cryptocurrency and digital payment system that runs on a worldwide peer to peer network. It operates independently of any centralized authorities
Bitconnect:
One of the biggest scams in the crypto world. it was made popular in the meme world by screaming idiot Carlos Matos, who infamously proclaimed," hey hey heeeey” and “what's a what's a what's up wasssssssssuuuuuuuuuuuuup, BitConneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeect!”. He is now in the mentally ill meme hall of fame.
Block:
A package of permanently recorded data about transactions occurring every time period (typically about 10 minutes) on the blockchain network. Once a record has been completed and verified, it goes into a blockchain and gives way to the next block. Each block also contains a complex mathematical puzzle with a unique answer, without which new blocks can’t be added to the chain.
Blockchain:
An unchangeable digital record of all transactions ever made in a particular cryptocurrency and shared across thousands of computers worldwide. It has no central authority governing it. Records, or blocks, are chained to each other using a cryptographic signature. They are stored publicly and chronologically, from the genesis block to the latest block, hence the term blockchain. Anyone can have access to the database and yet it remains incredibly difficult to hack.
Bullish:
A tendency of prices to rise; an optimistic expectation that a specific cryptocurrency will do well and its value is going to increase.
BTFD:
Buy the fucking dip. This advise was bestowed upon us by the gods themselves. It is the iron code to crypto enthusiasts.
Bull market:
A market that Cryptos are going up.
Consensus:
An agreement among blockchain participants on the validity of data. Consensus is reached when the majority of nodes on the network verify that the transaction is 100% valid.
Crypto bubble:
The instability of cryptocurrencies in terms of price value
Cryptocurrency:
A type of digital currency, secured by strong computer code (cryptography), that operates independently of any middlemen or central authoritie
Cryptography:
The art of converting sensitive data into a format unreadable for unauthorized users, which when decoded would result in a meaningful statement.
Cryptojacking:
The use of someone else’s device and profiting from its computational power to mine cryptocurrency without their knowledge and consent.
Crypto-Valhalla:
When HODLers(holders) eventually cash out they go to a place called crypto-Valhalla. The strong will be separated from the weak and the strong will then be given lambos.
DAO:
Decentralized Autonomous Organizations. It defines A blockchain technology inspired organization or corporation that exists and operates without human intervention.
Dapp (decentralized application):
An open-source application that runs and stores its data on a blockchain network (instead of a central server) to prevent a single failure point. This software is not controlled by the single body – information comes from people providing other people with data or computing power.
Decentralized:
A system with no fundamental control authority that governs the network. Instead, it is jointly managed by all users to the system.
Desktop wallet:
A wallet that stores the private keys on your computer, which allow the spending and management of your bitcoins.
DILDO:
Long red or green candles. This is a crypto signal that tells you that it is not favorable to trade at the moment. Found on candlestick charts.
Digital Signature:
An encrypted digital code attached to an electronic document to prove that the sender is who they say they are and confirm that a transaction is valid and should be accepted by the network.
Double Spending:
An attack on the blockchain where a malicious user manipulates the network by sending digital money to two different recipients at exactly the same time.
DYOR:
Means do your own research.
Encryption:
Converting data into code to protect it from unauthorized access, so that only the intended recipient(s) can decode it.
Eskrow:
the practice of having a third party act as an intermediary in a transaction. This third party holds the funds on and sends them off when the transaction is completed.
Ethereum:
Ethereum is an open source, public, blockchain-based platform that runs smart contracts and allows you to build dapps on it. Ethereum is fueled by the cryptocurrency Ether.
Exchange:
A platform (centralized or decentralized) for exchanging (trading) different forms of cryptocurrencies. These exchanges allow you to exchange cryptos for local currency. Some popular exchanges are Coinbase, Bittrex, Kraken and more.
Faucet:
A website which gives away free cryptocurrencies.
Fiat money:
Fiat currency is legal tender whose value is backed by the government that issued it, such as the US dollar or UK pound.
Fork:
A split in the blockchain, resulting in two separate branches, an original and a new alternate version of the cryptocurrency. As a single blockchain forks into two, they will both run simultaneously on different parts of the network. For example, Bitcoin Cash is a Bitcoin fork.
FOMO:
Fear of missing out.
Frictionless:
A system is frictionless when there are zero transaction costs or trading retraints.
FUD:
Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt regarding the crypto market.
Gas:
A fee paid to run transactions, dapps and smart contracts on Ethereum.
Halving:
A 50% decrease in block reward after the mining of a pre-specified number of blocks. Every 4 years, the “reward” for successfully mining a block of bitcoin is reduced by half. This is referred to as “Halving”.
Hardware wallet:
Physical wallet devices that can securely store cryptocurrency maximally. Some examples are Ledger Nano S**,** Digital Bitbox and more**.**
Hash:
The process that takes input data of varying sizes, performs an operation on it and converts it into a fixed size output. It cannot be reversed.
Hashing:
The process by which you mine bitcoin or similar cryptocurrency, by trying to solve the mathematical problem within it, using cryptographic hash functions.
HODL:
A Bitcoin enthusiast once accidentally misspelled the word HOLD and it is now part of the bitcoin legend. It can also mean hold on for dear life.
ICO (Initial Coin Offering):
A blockchain-based fundraising mechanism, or a public crowd sale of a new digital coin, used to raise capital from supporters for an early stage crypto venture. Beware of these as there have been quite a few scams in the past.
John mcAfee:
A man who will one day eat his balls on live television for falsely predicting bitcoin going to 100k. He has also become a small meme within the crypto community for his outlandish claims.
JOMO:
Joy of missing out. For those who are so depressed about missing out their sadness becomes joy.
KYC:
Know your customer(alternatively consumer).
Lambo:
This stands for Lamborghini. A small meme within the investing community where the moment someone gets rich they spend their earnings on a lambo. One day we will all have lambos in crypto-valhalla.
Ledger:
Away from Blockchain, it is a book of financial transactions and balances. In the world of crypto, the blockchain functions as a ledger. A digital currency’s ledger records all transactions which took place on a certain block chain network.
Leverage:
Trading with borrowed capital (margin) in order to increase the potential return of an investment.
Liquidity:
The availability of an asset to be bought and sold easily, without affecting its market price.
of the coins.
Margin trading:
The trading of assets or securities bought with borrowed money.
Market cap/MCAP:
A short-term for Market Capitalization. Market Capitalization refers to the market value of a particular cryptocurrency. It is computed by multiplying the Price of an individual unit of coins by the total circulating supply.
Miner:
A computer participating in any cryptocurrency network performing proof of work. This is usually done to receive block rewards.
Mining:
The act of solving a complex math equation to validate a blockchain transaction using computer processing power and specialized hardware.
Mining contract:
A method of investing in bitcoin mining hardware, allowing anyone to rent out a pre-specified amount of hashing power, for an agreed amount of time. The mining service takes care of hardware maintenance, hosting and electricity costs, making it simpler for investors.
Mining rig:
A computer specially designed for mining cryptocurrencies.
Mooning:
A situation the price of a coin rapidly increases in value. Can also be used as: “I hope bitcoin goes to the moon”
Node:
Any computing device that connects to the blockchain network.
Open source:
The practice of sharing the source code for a piece of computer software, allowing it to be distributed and altered by anyone.
OTC:
Over the counter. Trading is done directly between parties.
P2P (Peer to Peer):
A type of network connection where participants interact directly with each other rather than through a centralized third party. The system allows the exchange of resources from A to B, without having to go through a separate server.
Paper wallet:
A form of “cold storage” where the private keys are printed onto a piece of paper and stored offline. Considered as one of the safest crypto wallets, the truth is that it majors in sweeping coins from your wallets.
Pre mining:
The mining of a cryptocurrency by its developers before it is released to the public.
Proof of stake (POS):
A consensus distribution algorithm which essentially rewards you based upon the amount of the coin that you own. In other words, more investment in the coin will leads to more gain when you mine with this protocol In Proof of Stake, the resource held by the “miner” is their stake in the currency.
PROOF OF WORK (POW) :
The competition of computers competing to solve a tough crypto math problem. The first computer that does this is allowed to create new blocks and record information.” The miner is then usually rewarded via transaction fees.
Protocol:
A standardized set of rules for formatting and processing data.
Public key / private key:
A cryptographic code that allows a user to receive cryptocurrencies into an account. The public key is made available to everyone via a publicly accessible directory, and the private key remains confidential to its respective owner. Because the key pair is mathematically related, whatever is encrypted with a public key may only be decrypted by its corresponding private key.
Pump and dump:
Massive buying and selling activity of cryptocurrencies (sometimes organized and to one’s benefit) which essentially result in a phenomenon where the significant surge in the value of coin followed by a huge crash take place in a short time frame.
Recovery phrase:
A set of phrases you are given whereby you can regain or access your wallet should you lose the private key to your wallets — paper, mobile, desktop, and hardware wallet. These phrases are some random 12–24 words. A recovery Phrase can also be called as Recovery seed, Seed Key, Recovery Key, or Seed Phrase.
REKT:
Referring to the word “wrecked”. It defines a situation whereby an investor or trader who has been ruined utterly following the massive losses suffered in crypto industry.
Ripple:
An alternative payment network to Bitcoin based on similar cryptography. The ripple network uses XRP as currency and is capable of sending any asset type.
ROI:
Return on investment.
Safu:
A crypto term for safe popularized by the Bizonnaci YouTube channel after the CEO of Binance tweeted
“Funds are safe."
“the exchage I use got hacked!”“Oh no, are your funds safu?”
“My coins better be safu!”


Sats/Satoshi:
The smallest fraction of a bitcoin is called a “satoshi” or “sat”. It represents one hundred-millionth of a bitcoin and is named after Satoshi Nakamoto.
Satoshi Nakamoto:
This was the pseudonym for the mysterious creator of Bitcoin.
Scalability:
The ability of a cryptocurrency to contain the massive use of its Blockchain.
Sharding:
A scaling solution for the Blockchain. It is generally a method that allows nodes to have partial copies of the complete blockchain in order to increase overall network performance and consensus speeds.
Shitcoin:
Coin with little potential or future prospects.
Shill:
Spreading buzz by heavily promoting a particular coin in the community to create awareness.
Short position:
Selling of a specific cryptocurrency with an expectation that it will drop in value.
Silk road:
The online marketplace where drugs and other illicit items were traded for Bitcoin. This marketplace is using accessed through “TOR”, and VPNs. In October 2013, a Silk Road was shut down in by the FBI.
Smart Contract:
Certain computational benchmarks or barriers that have to be met in turn for money or data to be deposited or even be used to verify things such as land rights.
Software Wallet:
A crypto wallet that exists purely as software files on a computer. Usually, software wallets can be generated for free from a variety of sources.
Solidity:
A contract-oriented coding language for implementing smart contracts on Ethereum. Its syntax is similar to that of JavaScript.
Stable coin:
A cryptocoin with an extremely low volatility that can be used to trade against the overall market.
Staking:
Staking is the process of actively participating in transaction validation (similar to mining) on a proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain. On these blockchains, anyone with a minimum-required balance of a specific cryptocurrency can validate transactions and earn Staking rewards.
Surge:
When a crypto currency appreciates or goes up in price.
Tank:
The opposite of mooning. When a coin tanks it can also be described as crashing.
Tendies
For traders , the chief prize is “tendies” (chicken tenders, the treat an overgrown man-child receives for being a “Good Boy”) .
Token:
A unit of value that represents a digital asset built on a blockchain system. A token is usually considered as a “coin” of a cryptocurrency, but it really has a wider functionality.
TOR: “The Onion Router” is a free web browser designed to protect users’ anonymity and resist censorship. Tor is usually used surfing the web anonymously and access sites on the “Darkweb”.
Transaction fee:
An amount of money users are charged from their transaction when sending cryptocurrencies.
Volatility:
A measure of fluctuations in the price of a financial instrument over time. High volatility in bitcoin is seen as risky since its shifting value discourages people from spending or accepting it.
Wallet:
A file that stores all your private keys and communicates with the blockchain to perform transactions. It allows you to send and receive bitcoins securely as well as view your balance and transaction history.
Whale:
An investor that holds a tremendous amount of cryptocurrency. Their extraordinary large holdings allow them to control prices and manipulate the market.
Whitepaper:

A comprehensive report or guide made to understand an issue or help decision making. It is also seen as a technical write up that most cryptocurrencies provide to take a deep look into the structure and plan of the cryptocurrency/Blockchain project. Satoshi Nakamoto was the first to release a whitepaper on Bitcoin, titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” in late 2008.
And with that I finally complete my odyssey. I sincerely hope that this helped you and if you are new, I welcome you to crypto. If you read all of that I hope it increased, you in knowledge.
my final definition:
Crypto-Family:
A collection of all the HODLers and crypto fanatics. A place where all people alike unite over a love for crypto.
We are all in this together as we pioneer the new world that is crypto currency. I wish you a great day and Happy HODLing.
-u/flacciduck
feel free to comment words or terms that you feel should be included or about any errors I made.
Edit1:some fixes were made and added words.
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Gridcoin 5.0.0.0-Mandatory "Fern" Release

https://github.com/gridcoin-community/Gridcoin-Research/releases/tag/5.0.0.0
Finally! After over ten months of development and testing, "Fern" has arrived! This is a whopper. 240 pull requests merged. Essentially a complete rewrite that was started with the scraper (the "neural net" rewrite) in "Denise" has now been completed. Practically the ENTIRE Gridcoin specific codebase resting on top of the vanilla Bitcoin/Peercoin/Blackcoin vanilla PoS code has been rewritten. This removes the team requirement at last (see below), although there are many other important improvements besides that.
Fern was a monumental undertaking. We had to encode all of the old rules active for the v10 block protocol in new code and ensure that the new code was 100% compatible. This had to be done in such a way as to clear out all of the old spaghetti and ring-fence it with tightly controlled class implementations. We then wrote an entirely new, simplified ruleset for research rewards and reengineered contracts (which includes beacon management, polls, and voting) using properly classed code. The fundamentals of Gridcoin with this release are now on a very sound and maintainable footing, and the developers believe the codebase as updated here will serve as the fundamental basis for Gridcoin's future roadmap.
We have been testing this for MONTHS on testnet in various stages. The v10 (legacy) compatibility code has been running on testnet continuously as it was developed to ensure compatibility with existing nodes. During the last few months, we have done two private testnet forks and then the full public testnet testing for v11 code (the new protocol which is what Fern implements). The developers have also been running non-staking "sentinel" nodes on mainnet with this code to verify that the consensus rules are problem-free for the legacy compatibility code on the broader mainnet. We believe this amount of testing is going to result in a smooth rollout.
Given the amount of changes in Fern, I am presenting TWO changelogs below. One is high level, which summarizes the most significant changes in the protocol. The second changelog is the detailed one in the usual format, and gives you an inkling of the size of this release.

Highlights

Protocol

Note that the protocol changes will not become active until we cross the hard-fork transition height to v11, which has been set at 2053000. Given current average block spacing, this should happen around October 4, about one month from now.
Note that to get all of the beacons in the network on the new protocol, we are requiring ALL beacons to be validated. A two week (14 day) grace period is provided by the code, starting at the time of the transition height, for people currently holding a beacon to validate the beacon and prevent it from expiring. That means that EVERY CRUNCHER must advertise and validate their beacon AFTER the v11 transition (around Oct 4th) and BEFORE October 18th (or more precisely, 14 days from the actual date of the v11 transition). If you do not advertise and validate your beacon by this time, your beacon will expire and you will stop earning research rewards until you advertise and validate a new beacon. This process has been made much easier by a brand new beacon "wizard" that helps manage beacon advertisements and renewals. Once a beacon has been validated and is a v11 protocol beacon, the normal 180 day expiration rules apply. Note, however, that the 180 day expiration on research rewards has been removed with the Fern update. This means that while your beacon might expire after 180 days, your earned research rewards will be retained and can be claimed by advertising a beacon with the same CPID and going through the validation process again. In other words, you do not lose any earned research rewards if you do not stake a block within 180 days and keep your beacon up-to-date.
The transition height is also when the team requirement will be relaxed for the network.

GUI

Besides the beacon wizard, there are a number of improvements to the GUI, including new UI transaction types (and icons) for staking the superblock, sidestake sends, beacon advertisement, voting, poll creation, and transactions with a message. The main screen has been revamped with a better summary section, and better status icons. Several changes under the hood have improved GUI performance. And finally, the diagnostics have been revamped.

Blockchain

The wallet sync speed has been DRASTICALLY improved. A decent machine with a good network connection should be able to sync the entire mainnet blockchain in less than 4 hours. A fast machine with a really fast network connection and a good SSD can do it in about 2.5 hours. One of our goals was to reduce or eliminate the reliance on snapshots for mainnet, and I think we have accomplished that goal with the new sync speed. We have also streamlined the in-memory structures for the blockchain which shaves some memory use.
There are so many goodies here it is hard to summarize them all.
I would like to thank all of the contributors to this release, but especially thank @cyrossignol, whose incredible contributions formed the backbone of this release. I would also like to pay special thanks to @barton2526, @caraka, and @Quezacoatl1, who tirelessly helped during the testing and polishing phase on testnet with testing and repeated builds for all architectures.
The developers are proud to present this release to the community and we believe this represents the starting point for a true renaissance for Gridcoin!

Summary Changelog

Accrual

Changed

Most significantly, nodes calculate research rewards directly from the magnitudes in EACH superblock between stakes instead of using a two- or three- point average based on a CPID's current magnitude and the magnitude for the CPID when it last staked. For those long-timers in the community, this has been referred to as "Superblock Windows," and was first done in proof-of-concept form by @denravonska.

Removed

Beacons

Added

Changed

Removed

Unaltered

As a reminder:

Superblocks

Added

Changed

Removed

Voting

Added

Changed

Removed

Detailed Changelog

[5.0.0.0] 2020-09-03, mandatory, "Fern"

Added

Changed

Removed

Fixed

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Bitcoin Halving - May 12 what happens?

I know the block reward for miners is going to be cut to 6.25.
Does this make it more difficult to mine? Or same difficulty but just less reward?
Also, do smaller miners have any chance at making a real profit after halving or will they likely exit the game and leave mining to the big dogs?
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Ethereum está logrando un Internet de valor y mejora ecosistemas de criptomonedas

Es indudable que la web como la conocíamos hace 10 años cambió y ahora se prevén cambios constantes, casi como si fuera un organismo biológico vivo. En un momento en que tenemos comunicaciones globales, baratas y rápidas, deberíamos tener un sistema financiero igualmente global, barato y rápido, pero aún no está pasando a la velocidad que deseamos. Ethereum está permitiendo que este avance se dé fe manera acelerada. En esta nota te dejamos una perspectiva de lo que viene sucediendo.
https://preview.redd.it/axynqpjazit51.png?width=987&format=png&auto=webp&s=7186481c57754cc4fe3b95d8c23b1da66c186092
Octubre 16.- Internet está a punto de entrar en una nueva fase, una en la que los individuos reclaman más poder y el valor se va a mover tan libremente como GIFs de gatos.
Ethereum hace parte de este cambio estructural gracias a las posibilidades que está abriendo mientas nos hace cuestionar ¿No es extraño que Internet no sea bueno para el dinero? Esto lo está revaluando ETH en cada uno de sus avances.
Revisemos cómo su estructura y disposición está generando un cambio a lo que conocemos en el uso de Internet.

Logrando un Internet de Valor

El recambio que se viene dando sobre el valor del mundo económico y las finanzas, creadas sobre la red de Internet actual casi no tienen otra opción que convertirse en corporaciones con fines de lucro, con un código patentado y cerrado al público.
Pero cuando la red en sí está diseñada para transferir valor, permite que surjan diferentes modelos comerciales. En esta nueva frontera, los usuarios mantienen el control de sus fondos y su información personal.
El valor, es decir, dinero, activos, valores, propiedad, es tan nativo de las aplicaciones de Internet como los videos de gatos. Y ya está sucediendo gracias a Ethereum.
No se trata de más criptomonedas. No se trata del próximo Bitcoin o de conocer el próximo token con el que se nos bombardeará
La Internet de valor viene a sacudir las finanzas tradicionales y la web actual, por la simple razón de que es mejor: Más rápido, personal y seguro. Se trata de un cambio en la base misma de la web en la que Ethereum se abre paso.

¿Cómo funciona la Internet de Valor?

Hay una capa de dinero que se agrega en la parte superior. Una red distribuida que transfiere valor sin depender de bancos, agentes de liquidación y compensación. El dinero se mueve más rápido, más barato y globalmente, al igual que el resto de Internet.
Y esta red no solo es buena para transferir valor, también puede procesar cualquier cosa que pueda hacer una computadora, lo que permite a los desarrolladores crear aplicaciones.
El nombre de esta nueva capa base de valor es Ethereum.
La diferencia con las aplicaciones de Internet a las que estamos acostumbrados es que en estas aplicaciones el valor no es una ocurrencia tardía, está en el centro.
Gracias a las herramientas dispuestas por ETH, los servicios financieros más complejos están ahora al alcance de cualquier persona con acceso a la red.
Los usuarios pueden intercambiar tokens con unos pocos clicks, y debido a que el valor se puede programar, esto puede variar desde el token Ether nativo de la red hasta representaciones sintéticas de todo, desde oro hasta acciones de Tesla.
Por ejemplo: Cualquiera puede comprar tokens vinculados al valor del dólar. Y no solo eso, pueden depositarlos en protocolos de préstamos y ganar intereses sobre esos tokens.
Los negociadores pueden tomar prestado de esos grupos de activos para negociar. Otros pueden hacer que un programa de computadora ejecute automáticamente una estrategia comercial, como un asesor robotizado con esteroides.
Hay una lotería sin pérdidas, transmisión de salarios casi por segundo, tokenización e intercambio de camisetas de edición limitada, que se entregan en sus versiones físicas y también se pueden usar en mundos de realidad virtual.
Para los desarrolladores, las aplicaciones financieras son el fruto más fácil de construir sobre una red de valor, pero es solo el comienzo.
No hay duda de que la Internet del valor va a revolucionar las finanzas tradicionales y la web actual, por la sencilla razón de que es mucho mejor.
Es por eso que los desarrolladores que trabajan desde sus computadoras portátiles y se congregan en hackatones en todo el mundo han pateado el viejo tablero de juego y han comenzado de nuevo.

Ventajas reales que ofrece Ethereum

Ethereum tiene como principal objetivo los contratos inteligentes, los cuales se ejecutan de forma segura y sin necesidad de intervención de terceros, ya que estos están diseñados de tal forma que se cumpla “sí o sí”.
Este cambio de paradigma desde el cumplimiento está permitiendo el ahorro de millones de dólares a nivel global.
Ninguna entidad gubernamental ejerce control sobre Ethereum, por lo que es y depende de la confianza de los usuarios y del volumen de transacciones que se realicen con él, lo que da a los usuarios la tranquilidad de que al pagar con Ethereum, ya que el dinero irá directamente al propietario del producto o servicio que se paga.
Ethereum está desarrollado en un sistema de código abierto, que permite mejoras cuando es necesario. Esto beneficia a los usuarios de la plataforma ya que les da mayor estabilidad y transparencia, y si ocurre un error o falla en alguna transacción, se podría solucionar ingresando el código fuente de la misma.
Uno de los mayores miedos en las transacciones financieras son las estafas o dinero falso, lo cual es muy común con el dinero fiduciario ya que al tratarse de papeles se pueden imprimir fácilmente (con un resultado similar), sin tener ninguna validez legal. En el caso de Ethereum eso no es posible porque es una moneda virtual con identificadores propios (hash) que la hacen única.
En el caso de Ethereum, su uso es más económico debido a la ausencia de terceros, esto lo convierte en una opción de pago mucho más rentable en comparación con otras monedas o medios de pago tradicionales, especialmente cuando se usa para realizar compras a través de Internet o incluso cuando se decide realizar pagos en tiendas físicas o locales comerciales.

Faswet en la nueva realidad

De esto se hace cargo Emet y todo su ecosistema, de proveer más posibilidades de libertad en el uso de las finanzas descentralizadas a los usuarios de Internet.
Faswet permite la utilización de la tecnología para evitar intermediarios logrando mayor capacidad de manejo de los recursos lo que se traduce en rentabilidad.
Comienza a usar Internet de mejor manera: https://faswet.com/es
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Filecoin se dispara mientras espera el lanzamiento de su mainnet. Bitcoin cash sigue al alza

Filecoin se dispara mientras espera el lanzamiento de su mainnet. Bitcoin cash sigue al alza


A medida que se acerca el lanzamiento de la mainnet de la nueva criptomoneda filecoin (FIL), prevista para hoy 15 de octubre, su precio no ha dejado de crecer.
Esta semana las exchanges Kraken y Gemini anunciaron que sus plataformas darán soporte comercial y de custodia a filecoin a partir de este jueves.
FIL es la nueva criptomoneda de Filecoin Network, descrita en su página web como “una red de almacenamiento descentralizada diseñada para guardar la información más importante de la humanidad”.
El proyecto destaca entre otros de su mismo tipo por contar con una gran financiación (205 millones) desde 2017.
La red de filecoin es promovida por mineros que disponen de la potencia computacional y el espacio de almacenamiento necesario. Estos son recompensados con las tarifas que pagan los usuarios de FIL por la provisión y recuperación de datos.
Este nuevo modelo descentralizado representa una alternativa prometedora a las ofertas en nube de almacenamiento centralizado existentes.

Su precio se disparó

Al cierre de este reporte (9:30 am en Venezuela o 1:30pm UTC) filecoin cotizó en $108 con un aumento de precio del 265% en las últimas 24 horas, según Coinmarketcap.
En ese lapso de tiempo tuvo un volumen de operaciones de $19.691.390 y su capitalización quedó en $1.584.055.215.
Por su parte, bitcoin cash sigue al alza por segundo día consecutivo cotizando en $260.
Su variación de las últimas 24 horas fue de 2,16% con un volumen de comercio de $2.844.061.754.
Su capitalización se ubicó en $4.838.864.500.
Binance coin también tuvo una jornada positiva al crecer un 0,84%.
Su precio quedó en $30,99 y su capitalización en $4,471,210,823.

El bitcoin sigue muy estable

En cuanto a la principal criptomoneda, su variación ha sido mínima. En las últimas 24 horas el bitcoin perdió un 0,34%, cotizando en $11.365 al finalizar esta redacción.
Desde la misma hora de ayer miércoles su precio osciló entre $11.303 y $11.539, con un volumen de operaciones de $26.600.030.760.
Su capitalización quedó en $210.471.588.359.
Su baja variación coincide con los bajos niveles de volatilidad que presenta, según Buybitcoinworldwide.

Vuelve la codicia

Los sentimientos del mercado de bitcoins amanecieron este jueves en la zona de codicia, manteniendo el comportamiento intermitente de las últimas semanas.
El índice de miedo y avaricia se ubicó en 56 puntos, tres puntos más que ayer.
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Filecoin se dispara mientras espera el lanzamiento de su mainnet. Bitcoin cash sigue al alza

Filecoin se dispara mientras espera el lanzamiento de su mainnet. Bitcoin cash sigue al alza


A medida que se acerca el lanzamiento de la mainnet de la nueva criptomoneda filecoin (FIL), prevista para hoy 15 de octubre, su precio no ha dejado de crecer.
Esta semana las exchanges Kraken y Gemini anunciaron que sus plataformas darán soporte comercial y de custodia a filecoin a partir de este jueves.
FIL es la nueva criptomoneda de Filecoin Network, descrita en su página web como “una red de almacenamiento descentralizada diseñada para guardar la información más importante de la humanidad”.
El proyecto destaca entre otros de su mismo tipo por contar con una gran financiación (205 millones) desde 2017.
La red de filecoin es promovida por mineros que disponen de la potencia computacional y el espacio de almacenamiento necesario. Estos son recompensados con las tarifas que pagan los usuarios de FIL por la provisión y recuperación de datos.
Este nuevo modelo descentralizado representa una alternativa prometedora a las ofertas en nube de almacenamiento centralizado existentes.

Su precio se disparó

Al cierre de este reporte (9:30 am en Venezuela o 1:30pm UTC) filecoin cotizó en $108 con un aumento de precio del 265% en las últimas 24 horas, según Coinmarketcap.
En ese lapso de tiempo tuvo un volumen de operaciones de $19.691.390 y su capitalización quedó en $1.584.055.215.
Por su parte, bitcoin cash sigue al alza por segundo día consecutivo cotizando en $260.
Su variación de las últimas 24 horas fue de 2,16% con un volumen de comercio de $2.844.061.754.
Su capitalización se ubicó en $4.838.864.500.
Binance coin también tuvo una jornada positiva al crecer un 0,84%.
Su precio quedó en $30,99 y su capitalización en $4,471,210,823.

El bitcoin sigue muy estable

En cuanto a la principal criptomoneda, su variación ha sido mínima. En las últimas 24 horas el bitcoin perdió un 0,34%, cotizando en $11.365 al finalizar esta redacción.
Desde la misma hora de ayer miércoles su precio osciló entre $11.303 y $11.539, con un volumen de operaciones de $26.600.030.760.
Su capitalización quedó en $210.471.588.359.
Su baja variación coincide con los bajos niveles de volatilidad que presenta, según Buybitcoinworldwide.

Vuelve la codicia

Los sentimientos del mercado de bitcoins amanecieron este jueves en la zona de codicia, manteniendo el comportamiento intermitente de las últimas semanas.
El índice de miedo y avaricia se ubicó en 56 puntos, tres puntos más que ayer.
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WaykiChain (WICC) Monthly Report (September 2020)

WaykiChain (WICC) Monthly Report (September 2020)

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Technology & Products
Public Chain Development
· WASM AMPL contract debugging (100%)
· Research on WASM zero-knowledge proof anonymous transfer (50%)
· WASM Sushi contract coding (100%)
· WASM RPC iOS asynchronous library commissioning (100%)
· Verification of the signature push public key algorithm and testing its codability (C++, go) through RPC (100%)
· The new lock-up airdrop contract function: lock-up users can claim the unlocked assets by entering RegID (100%)
· Porting ASWAP contract to public chain 3.0, adding platform fee processing (100%)
· Optimization of Yield Farming contract reward distribution (100%)
· Optimization of Yield Farming contract penalty distribution mechanism (100%)
· Yield Farming contract testing (100%)
· Deployment and initial configuration of WICC and WGRT yield farming contracts and Wayki-X contract completed (100%)
· Ownership of issuance and transfer rights of the bottom-level token ROG transferred to Wayki-X contract (100%)
· The initial generation of ROG completed. 10.08M ROG entered the WICC pool, 2.52M ROG entered the WGRT pool (100%)
· The first 189,000 ROG was minted in Wayki-X contract for rewards by inflation (12.6M × 1.5%) (100%)
· Transfer of 70,000 ROG to AEX for Ecosystem Yield Farming completed (100%)
· WASM developer documentation: added detailed WASM table (Simplified Chinese) (100%)
· WASM developer documentation: added call of multiple contracts and multisignature transactions in WASM contract (Simplified Chinese) (100%)
Application Development
· Yield Farming back end API (100%)
· Yield Farming front end page optimization (100%)
· Yield Farming front end localization (100%)
· Yield Farming pre-release initial API docking (100%)
· Yield Farming application testing (100%)
· Yield Farming application release (100%)
· xUSD & ROG added to Instant in WaykiTimes Android (100%)
· Memory leak issue fixed in Instant in WaykiTimes (100%)
· Data loading error when swiping in Discover fixed in WaykiTimes (100%)
· Data display optimized in Getting Started in WaykiTimes
· UI debugging of several pages in WaykiTimes (100%)
· WaykiTimes 3.0.4 released (100%)
· WaykiTimes Help Center released (100%)
· WaykiTimes Getting Started released (100%)
· WaykiTimes remember password function released (100%)
· WaykiTimes iOS App Store version tested (100%)
· Google crash analysis and testing added to WaykiTimes Android (100%)
· Solved the data loading issue when swiping in Wayki-X Synths (100%)
· Wayki-X price feed delay fixed (100%)
· Amount issue in the plug-in wallet fixed (100%)
· Display error of release contract type of universal transactions fixed on the blockchain explorer (100%)
· WASM contract display specifications for the blockchain explorer completed (100%)
· Development of the Coinbase integration project (wicc-rosetta-api) (85%)
Plan for October
Public Chain Development
· Research on WASM zero-knowledge proof anonymous transfer
· Correction of ASWAP contract proof of liquidity token generation rules
· ASWAP contract testing
· Docking of ASWAP contract with third parties
· Continuous updating of coind RPC interface documentation
Application Development
· Trade — transaction details HTML5 page to native page transfer in WaykiTimes
· Development of the Coinbase integration project (wicc-rosetta-api)
Market
International Market
· On September 4, Russian volunteers opened the second WaykiChain Russian group in Telegram: https://t.me/waykichainrussian.
· On September 6, WaykiChain opened the official community in Discord: https://discord.gg/XyAkqa.
· On September 6, WaykiChain CTO Richard Chen was invited to the Blockchain + Innovative Service and Industrial Application Conference and the China Chamber of International Commerce Blockchain Innovation Service Industry Committee Establishment Conference as a member of the expert group.
· On September 11, the famous US blockchain TV program Exploring the Block tweeted about WaykiChain, showing it is optimistic about the future development of the integrated DeFi ecology of WaykiChain.
· On September 11, the famous business platform Yahoo Finance released WaykiChain project information and announced that WaykiChain CEO Gordon Gao gives an interview to NASDAQ MarketSite’s Jane King on September 12.
· At 7:00 PM EDT on September 12, world’s largest financial channel Bloomberg TV reported that WaykiChain CEO Gordon Gao was interviewed by Jane King of NASDAQ MarketSite. The interview aired on Fox Business Network at 10:30 PM EDT on September 14.
· On September 12, cryptocurrency Twitter account Crypto Catalog tweeted about WaykiChain, showing it is optimistic about the future development of the integrated DeFi ecology of WaykiChain.
· On September 13, DeFi List added WaykiChain governance token WGRT.
· On September 13, WaykiChain reached market cooperation with the Indian blockchain influencer Gmadvice who started to serve as WaykiChain community manager in India.
· On September 16, WaykiChain released “WaykiChain Launches Phoenix Yield Farming with WICC/WGRT Dual-pool for ROG Genesis Issuance” on Twitter. Up to September 21, the news hit 2,400+ retweets.
· On September 17, the cryptocurrency influencer DeFi List retweeted “WaykiChain Launches Phoenix Yield Farming with WICC/WGRT Dual-pool for ROG Genesis Issuance”.
· On September 18, WaykiChain reached strategic market cooperation with the Korean crypto influencer Pantera who will help WaykiChain establish a broad and strong consensus in Korea.
· On September 19, “WaykiChain Dual-pool ROG Yield Farming Korean Group” community established.
· On September 20, the influencer Crypto Wendy retweeted “WaykiChain Launches Phoenix Yield Farming with WICC/WGRT Dual-pool for ROG Genesis Issuance”.
· On September 21, 130+ Korean media outlets published “WaykiChain Launches Phoenix Yield Farming with WICC & WGRT Dual-pool for ROG Genesis Issuance”.
· On September 23, WaykiChain co-founder and CEO Gordon Gao was invited to an AMA session with ICO Pantera Group, Korea’s top Telegram group (stats by u/combot), where he shared his insights into DeFi with 4,000+ Korean users and introduced WaykiChain’s ROG Genesis Yield Farming.
· On September 24, WaykiChain tweeted “ROG Genesis Yield Farming FAQ” and “Leave your question/problem toward WaykiTimes/Wayki-X/ROG Genesis Yield Farming in the Google forms below to share 800 WICC Giveaway!”, the number of engagements is 1,500+.
· On September 24, WaykiChain global partner Vincent Lionheart was invited to an AMA session to D’va Community.
· On September 24, The Business Telegraph, Bitcoin Garden, and other media published “WaykiChain Launches Phoenix Yield Farming with WICC & WGRT Dual-pool”.
· On September 24, WaykiChain tweeted the ROG Genesis Yield Farming Countdown. The news hit 1,000+ retweets.
· On September 25, ROG Genesis Yield Farming news was the day’s hit in Korea with 5,000+ views on Korean cryptocurrency forums.
National Market
· On September 1, CoinTiger listed WaykiChain governance token WGRT and opened the WGRT/USDT pair. WGRT net buy & hold competition started and the CoinTiger community joined a series of WGRT-themed challenges.
· On September 1, WaykiChain governance token WGRT successfully mapped to Ethereum and ERC-20 WGRT was created. The world’s largest DEX Uniswap officially supported it and listed the WGRT/USDT pair.
· On September 2, WaykiChain Strategic Analyst Jing Tao gave the speech “WGRT Dragon, Fly, Tiger, and Leap: Community Governance Upstart” to the MXC community and distributed 3 gold bars to the event participants.
· On September 7, WaykiChain Strategy Analyst Jing Tao attended [This Is Coin Coffee] live DeFi contest co-sponsored by Coinka, fogwu.com, and tuoniaox.com. WEDEX founder & CEO, Loopring co-founder Chen Xiaoliang and ChainNews Research Director Pan Zhixiong joined the event.
· On September 9, Gate.io selected WaykiChain governance token WGRT for the Listing Vote. Each voter had a chance to share an airdrop of 420,875.43 WGRT. WGRT passed the voting with 53,293,775 votes and was successfully listed on Gate.io.
· On September 10, WGRT/USDT trading pair and WGRT withdrawals opened on Gate.io.
· On September 10, WaykiChain released WaykiChain Governance Token WGRT Information and Addresses. The team announced that before July 1, 2021, WGRT circulating supply will be strictly controlled at 10% of the total supply, or 2.1 billion.
· On September 9 to 11, WaykiChain was invited to IoT World China & 5G China along with 400+ exhibitors including Huawei, Baidu, and Tencent. WaykiChain demonstrated the integrated public chain DeFi ecosystem that will help China’s digital construction.
· On September 11, WaykiChain Strategy Analyst Jing Tao was invited to the Bepal community and shared the speech “WaykiChain Governance Token WGRT: Accumulation and Breakout”. WaykiChain airdropped 3,000 WGRT and cash red envelopes to the Bepal community members.
· On September 12, WaykiChain Technology & Development Manager Yuanhang Xiao and Strategy Analyst Jing Tao introduced [New WaykiChain DeFi Product: Decentralized Synthetic Asset Issuance Protocol Wayki-X] in the official WaykiChain yizhibo account. During the live broadcast, WaykiChain distributed pure gold bars and branded gifts to lucky users.
· On September 13, WaykiChain co-founder & CEO Gordon Gao and Overseas Director Qiyuan Mei shared the speech “WaykiChain Opens the Era of Integrated DeFi Public Chains” in the Gate.io live broadcast room. Gate.io CPO Jiuer was the broadcast host. The guests explained WaykiChain’s DeFi strategy and revealed the launch of Yield Farming.
· On September 15, WaykiChain CEO Gordon Gao and BTC38 co-founder Tianwei Huang held the live stream titled “Eight Questions to Explain DeFi Trends and Opportunities” in yizhibo. The hosts analyzed the status and trends of DeFi, discussed DeFi deployment by public chains and exchanges, and new opportunities in synthetic asset trading. WaykiChain distributed pure gold bars and branded gifts to lucky viewers of the stream.
· On September 16, WaykiChain Strategy Analyst Jing Tao shared the speech titled “WaykiChain’s Integrated DeFi Ecosystem Layout” as the guest of btcmoney.cc.
· On September 18, Bying community invited WaykiChain Strategy Analyst Jing Tao to share the speech “New DeFi Opportunity: Phoenix Yield Farming”. WaykiChain held a WICC airdrop for Bying community members.
· On September 18, WaykiChain published the article “No Pre-mining, ICO, or Reserve! WaykiChain Launches Dual-pool Phoenix Yield Farming”.
· On September 19, WaykiChain published the article “Chapter 1. The Financial Innovation of Blockchain Reformation. The Origin, Logic, and Value of WaykiChain ROG” introducing the background of ROG, the operation mechanism of the decentralized synthetic asset system Wayki-X, and the value foundation of ROG in detail.
· On September 23, “No Pre-mining, ICO, or Reserve! WaykiChain ROG Genesis Farming and Early Release Guide” was released across Chinese media.
· On September 24, WaykiChain CEO Gordon Gao, CTO Richard Chen, and CPO Xi Zhang held a joint live stream on yizhibo explaining the future planning of WaykiChain decentralized synthetic asset issuance protocol Wayki-X, ROG, and WaykiChain DeFi in terms of business model, technology, and products. WaykiChain distributed 1 pure gold bar and 6 branded gifts to the lucky stream viewers.
· On September 24, Gate.io and WaykiChain launched the WGRT Investment Competition. The prizes are a BMW G 310 R motorcycle, a 13” MacBook Pro, a 10.2” iPad, 17 pure gold bars and 99,000 WGRT.
· On September 25, various Chinese media released “Wayki-X 101: WaykiChain Decentralized Synthetic Asset Protocol” introducing the functions and mechanism of the decentralized synthetic asset issuance protocol Wayki-X and the value of its token ROG in detail.
· On September 25, WaykiChain launched the “Looking for the Genesis Prophet” community event. The winners received 10 branded gifts.
· On September 25, WaykiChain ROG Genesis Yield Farming launched. WICC and WGRT pool quotas (5 million and 25 million, respectively) were full within just one hour.
· On September 25, WaykiChain reached ecosystem partnership with AEX. AEX became the first platform to join ROG Ecosystem Yield Farming.
· On September 25, WaykiChain partnered with Bying wallet. ROG Genesis Yield Farming is available in Bying wallet.
· On September 26, ROG, the main token of WaykiChain’s decentralized synthetic asset issuance protocol Wayki-X, was listed on AEX. ROG/USDT trading pair is available.
· On September 26, WaykiChain CEO Gordon Gao gave lectures “DeFi Financial Principles and Commercial Applications” and “DeFi Industry Panoramic Scan” at The First Offline Practical Training Camp of Hash Power University, Shanghai Station. Participants included Ontology founder Jun Li, Chainlink Labs — China Head Philip Fei, Digital Renaissance Foundation Managing Director Cao Yin, and Waterdrip Capital founding partner Zheng Yushan.
· On September 28, WaykiChain co-founder and CEO Gordon Gao was a guest at Hash Power Knowledge Base Private Meeting, Shenzhen Station where he shared the speech titled “Feasible Ways of DeFi Application Popularization”. Other guests included Ontology founder Jun Li, DeBank founder and CEO Tang Hongbo, and Huobi Research Chief Technical Researcher Tianyuan Ma.
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Why i’m bullish on Zilliqa (long read)

Edit: TL;DR added in the comments
 
Hey all, I've been researching coins since 2017 and have gone through 100s of them in the last 3 years. I got introduced to blockchain via Bitcoin of course, analyzed Ethereum thereafter and from that moment I have a keen interest in smart contact platforms. I’m passionate about Ethereum but I find Zilliqa to have a better risk-reward ratio. Especially because Zilliqa has found an elegant balance between being secure, decentralized and scalable in my opinion.
 
Below I post my analysis of why from all the coins I went through I’m most bullish on Zilliqa (yes I went through Tezos, EOS, NEO, VeChain, Harmony, Algorand, Cardano etc.). Note that this is not investment advice and although it's a thorough analysis there is obviously some bias involved. Looking forward to what you all think!
 
Fun fact: the name Zilliqa is a play on ‘silica’ silicon dioxide which means “Silicon for the high-throughput consensus computer.”
 
This post is divided into (i) Technology, (ii) Business & Partnerships, and (iii) Marketing & Community. I’ve tried to make the technology part readable for a broad audience. If you’ve ever tried understanding the inner workings of Bitcoin and Ethereum you should be able to grasp most parts. Otherwise, just skim through and once you are zoning out head to the next part.
 
Technology and some more:
 
Introduction
 
The technology is one of the main reasons why I’m so bullish on Zilliqa. First thing you see on their website is: “Zilliqa is a high-performance, high-security blockchain platform for enterprises and next-generation applications.” These are some bold statements.
 
Before we deep dive into the technology let’s take a step back in time first as they have quite the history. The initial research paper from which Zilliqa originated dates back to August 2016: Elastico: A Secure Sharding Protocol For Open Blockchains where Loi Luu (Kyber Network) is one of the co-authors. Other ideas that led to the development of what Zilliqa has become today are: Bitcoin-NG, collective signing CoSi, ByzCoin and Omniledger.
 
The technical white paper was made public in August 2017 and since then they have achieved everything stated in the white paper and also created their own open source intermediate level smart contract language called Scilla (functional programming language similar to OCaml) too.
 
Mainnet is live since the end of January 2019 with daily transaction rates growing continuously. About a week ago mainnet reached 5 million transactions, 500.000+ addresses in total along with 2400 nodes keeping the network decentralized and secure. Circulating supply is nearing 11 billion and currently only mining rewards are left. The maximum supply is 21 billion with annual inflation being 7.13% currently and will only decrease with time.
 
Zilliqa realized early on that the usage of public cryptocurrencies and smart contracts were increasing but decentralized, secure, and scalable alternatives were lacking in the crypto space. They proposed to apply sharding onto a public smart contract blockchain where the transaction rate increases almost linear with the increase in the amount of nodes. More nodes = higher transaction throughput and increased decentralization. Sharding comes in many forms and Zilliqa uses network-, transaction- and computational sharding. Network sharding opens up the possibility of using transaction- and computational sharding on top. Zilliqa does not use state sharding for now. We’ll come back to this later.
 
Before we continue dissecting how Zilliqa achieves such from a technological standpoint it’s good to keep in mind that a blockchain being decentralised and secure and scalable is still one of the main hurdles in allowing widespread usage of decentralised networks. In my opinion this needs to be solved first before blockchains can get to the point where they can create and add large scale value. So I invite you to read the next section to grasp the underlying fundamentals. Because after all these premises need to be true otherwise there isn’t a fundamental case to be bullish on Zilliqa, right?
 
Down the rabbit hole
 
How have they achieved this? Let’s define the basics first: key players on Zilliqa are the users and the miners. A user is anybody who uses the blockchain to transfer funds or run smart contracts. Miners are the (shard) nodes in the network who run the consensus protocol and get rewarded for their service in Zillings (ZIL). The mining network is divided into several smaller networks called shards, which is also referred to as ‘network sharding’. Miners subsequently are randomly assigned to a shard by another set of miners called DS (Directory Service) nodes. The regular shards process transactions and the outputs of these shards are eventually combined by the DS shard as they reach consensus on the final state. More on how these DS shards reach consensus (via pBFT) will be explained later on.
 
The Zilliqa network produces two types of blocks: DS blocks and Tx blocks. One DS Block consists of 100 Tx Blocks. And as previously mentioned there are two types of nodes concerned with reaching consensus: shard nodes and DS nodes. Becoming a shard node or DS node is being defined by the result of a PoW cycle (Ethash) at the beginning of the DS Block. All candidate mining nodes compete with each other and run the PoW (Proof-of-Work) cycle for 60 seconds and the submissions achieving the highest difficulty will be allowed on the network. And to put it in perspective: the average difficulty for one DS node is ~ 2 Th/s equaling 2.000.000 Mh/s or 55 thousand+ GeForce GTX 1070 / 8 GB GPUs at 35.4 Mh/s. Each DS Block 10 new DS nodes are allowed. And a shard node needs to provide around 8.53 GH/s currently (around 240 GTX 1070s). Dual mining ETH/ETC and ZIL is possible and can be done via mining software such as Phoenix and Claymore. There are pools and if you have large amounts of hashing power (Ethash) available you could mine solo.
 
The PoW cycle of 60 seconds is a peak performance and acts as an entry ticket to the network. The entry ticket is called a sybil resistance mechanism and makes it incredibly hard for adversaries to spawn lots of identities and manipulate the network with these identities. And after every 100 Tx Blocks which corresponds to roughly 1,5 hour this PoW process repeats. In between these 1,5 hour, no PoW needs to be done meaning Zilliqa’s energy consumption to keep the network secure is low. For more detailed information on how mining works click here.
Okay, hats off to you. You have made it this far. Before we go any deeper down the rabbit hole we first must understand why Zilliqa goes through all of the above technicalities and understand a bit more what a blockchain on a more fundamental level is. Because the core of Zilliqa’s consensus protocol relies on the usage of pBFT (practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance) we need to know more about state machines and their function. Navigate to Viewblock, a Zilliqa block explorer, and just come back to this article. We will use this site to navigate through a few concepts.
 
We have established that Zilliqa is a public and distributed blockchain. Meaning that everyone with an internet connection can send ZILs, trigger smart contracts, etc. and there is no central authority who fully controls the network. Zilliqa and other public and distributed blockchains (like Bitcoin and Ethereum) can also be defined as state machines.
 
Taking the liberty of paraphrasing examples and definitions given by Samuel Brooks’ medium article, he describes the definition of a blockchain (like Zilliqa) as: “A peer-to-peer, append-only datastore that uses consensus to synchronize cryptographically-secure data”.
 
Next, he states that: "blockchains are fundamentally systems for managing valid state transitions”. For some more context, I recommend reading the whole medium article to get a better grasp of the definitions and understanding of state machines. Nevertheless, let’s try to simplify and compile it into a single paragraph. Take traffic lights as an example: all its states (red, amber, and green) are predefined, all possible outcomes are known and it doesn’t matter if you encounter the traffic light today or tomorrow. It will still behave the same. Managing the states of a traffic light can be done by triggering a sensor on the road or pushing a button resulting in one traffic lights’ state going from green to red (via amber) and another light from red to green.
 
With public blockchains like Zilliqa, this isn’t so straightforward and simple. It started with block #1 almost 1,5 years ago and every 45 seconds or so a new block linked to the previous block is being added. Resulting in a chain of blocks with transactions in it that everyone can verify from block #1 to the current #647.000+ block. The state is ever changing and the states it can find itself in are infinite. And while the traffic light might work together in tandem with various other traffic lights, it’s rather insignificant comparing it to a public blockchain. Because Zilliqa consists of 2400 nodes who need to work together to achieve consensus on what the latest valid state is while some of these nodes may have latency or broadcast issues, drop offline or are deliberately trying to attack the network, etc.
 
Now go back to the Viewblock page take a look at the amount of transaction, addresses, block and DS height and then hit refresh. Obviously as expected you see new incremented values on one or all parameters. And how did the Zilliqa blockchain manage to transition from a previous valid state to the latest valid state? By using pBFT to reach consensus on the latest valid state.
 
After having obtained the entry ticket, miners execute pBFT to reach consensus on the ever-changing state of the blockchain. pBFT requires a series of network communication between nodes, and as such there is no GPU involved (but CPU). Resulting in the total energy consumed to keep the blockchain secure, decentralized and scalable being low.
 
pBFT stands for practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance and is an optimization on the Byzantine Fault Tolerant algorithm. To quote Blockonomi: “In the context of distributed systems, Byzantine Fault Tolerance is the ability of a distributed computer network to function as desired and correctly reach a sufficient consensus despite malicious components (nodes) of the system failing or propagating incorrect information to other peers.” Zilliqa is such a distributed computer network and depends on the honesty of the nodes (shard and DS) to reach consensus and to continuously update the state with the latest block. If pBFT is a new term for you I can highly recommend the Blockonomi article.
 
The idea of pBFT was introduced in 1999 - one of the authors even won a Turing award for it - and it is well researched and applied in various blockchains and distributed systems nowadays. If you want more advanced information than the Blockonomi link provides click here. And if you’re in between Blockonomi and the University of Singapore read the Zilliqa Design Story Part 2 dating from October 2017.
Quoting from the Zilliqa tech whitepaper: “pBFT relies upon a correct leader (which is randomly selected) to begin each phase and proceed when the sufficient majority exists. In case the leader is byzantine it can stall the entire consensus protocol. To address this challenge, pBFT offers a view change protocol to replace the byzantine leader with another one.”
 
pBFT can tolerate ⅓ of the nodes being dishonest (offline counts as Byzantine = dishonest) and the consensus protocol will function without stalling or hiccups. Once there are more than ⅓ of dishonest nodes but no more than ⅔ the network will be stalled and a view change will be triggered to elect a new DS leader. Only when more than ⅔ of the nodes are dishonest (66%) double-spend attacks become possible.
 
If the network stalls no transactions can be processed and one has to wait until a new honest leader has been elected. When the mainnet was just launched and in its early phases, view changes happened regularly. As of today the last stalling of the network - and view change being triggered - was at the end of October 2019.
 
Another benefit of using pBFT for consensus besides low energy is the immediate finality it provides. Once your transaction is included in a block and the block is added to the chain it’s done. Lastly, take a look at this article where three types of finality are being defined: probabilistic, absolute and economic finality. Zilliqa falls under the absolute finality (just like Tendermint for example). Although lengthy already we skipped through some of the inner workings from Zilliqa’s consensus: read the Zilliqa Design Story Part 3 and you will be close to having a complete picture on it. Enough about PoW, sybil resistance mechanism, pBFT, etc. Another thing we haven’t looked at yet is the amount of decentralization.
 
Decentralisation
 
Currently, there are four shards, each one of them consisting of 600 nodes. 1 shard with 600 so-called DS nodes (Directory Service - they need to achieve a higher difficulty than shard nodes) and 1800 shard nodes of which 250 are shard guards (centralized nodes controlled by the team). The amount of shard guards has been steadily declining from 1200 in January 2019 to 250 as of May 2020. On the Viewblock statistics, you can see that many of the nodes are being located in the US but those are only the (CPU parts of the) shard nodes who perform pBFT. There is no data from where the PoW sources are coming. And when the Zilliqa blockchain starts reaching its transaction capacity limit, a network upgrade needs to be executed to lift the current cap of maximum 2400 nodes to allow more nodes and formation of more shards which will allow to network to keep on scaling according to demand.
Besides shard nodes there are also seed nodes. The main role of seed nodes is to serve as direct access points (for end-users and clients) to the core Zilliqa network that validates transactions. Seed nodes consolidate transaction requests and forward these to the lookup nodes (another type of nodes) for distribution to the shards in the network. Seed nodes also maintain the entire transaction history and the global state of the blockchain which is needed to provide services such as block explorers. Seed nodes in the Zilliqa network are comparable to Infura on Ethereum.
 
The seed nodes were first only operated by Zilliqa themselves, exchanges and Viewblock. Operators of seed nodes like exchanges had no incentive to open them for the greater public. They were centralised at first. Decentralisation at the seed nodes level has been steadily rolled out since March 2020 ( Zilliqa Improvement Proposal 3 ). Currently the amount of seed nodes is being increased, they are public-facing and at the same time PoS is applied to incentivize seed node operators and make it possible for ZIL holders to stake and earn passive yields. Important distinction: seed nodes are not involved with consensus! That is still PoW as entry ticket and pBFT for the actual consensus.
 
5% of the block rewards are being assigned to seed nodes (from the beginning in 2019) and those are being used to pay out ZIL stakers. The 5% block rewards with an annual yield of 10.03% translate to roughly 610 MM ZILs in total that can be staked. Exchanges use the custodial variant of staking and wallets like Moonlet will use the non-custodial version (starting in Q3 2020). Staking is being done by sending ZILs to a smart contract created by Zilliqa and audited by Quantstamp.
 
With a high amount of DS; shard nodes and seed nodes becoming more decentralized too, Zilliqa qualifies for the label of decentralized in my opinion.
 
Smart contracts
 
Let me start by saying I’m not a developer and my programming skills are quite limited. So I‘m taking the ELI5 route (maybe 12) but if you are familiar with Javascript, Solidity or specifically OCaml please head straight to Scilla - read the docs to get a good initial grasp of how Zilliqa’s smart contract language Scilla works and if you ask yourself “why another programming language?” check this article. And if you want to play around with some sample contracts in an IDE click here. The faucet can be found here. And more information on architecture, dapp development and API can be found on the Developer Portal.
If you are more into listening and watching: check this recent webinar explaining Zilliqa and Scilla. Link is time-stamped so you’ll start right away with a platform introduction, roadmap 2020 and afterwards a proper Scilla introduction.
 
Generalized: programming languages can be divided into being ‘object-oriented’ or ‘functional’. Here is an ELI5 given by software development academy: * “all programs have two basic components, data – what the program knows – and behavior – what the program can do with that data. So object-oriented programming states that combining data and related behaviors in one place, is called “object”, which makes it easier to understand how a particular program works. On the other hand, functional programming argues that data and behavior are different things and should be separated to ensure their clarity.” *
 
Scilla is on the functional side and shares similarities with OCaml: OCaml is a general-purpose programming language with an emphasis on expressiveness and safety. It has an advanced type system that helps catch your mistakes without getting in your way. It's used in environments where a single mistake can cost millions and speed matters, is supported by an active community, and has a rich set of libraries and development tools. For all its power, OCaml is also pretty simple, which is one reason it's often used as a teaching language.
 
Scilla is blockchain agnostic, can be implemented onto other blockchains as well, is recognized by academics and won a so-called Distinguished Artifact Award award at the end of last year.
 
One of the reasons why the Zilliqa team decided to create their own programming language focused on preventing smart contract vulnerabilities is that adding logic on a blockchain, programming, means that you cannot afford to make mistakes. Otherwise, it could cost you. It’s all great and fun blockchains being immutable but updating your code because you found a bug isn’t the same as with a regular web application for example. And with smart contracts, it inherently involves cryptocurrencies in some form thus value.
 
Another difference with programming languages on a blockchain is gas. Every transaction you do on a smart contract platform like Zilliqa or Ethereum costs gas. With gas you basically pay for computational costs. Sending a ZIL from address A to address B costs 0.001 ZIL currently. Smart contracts are more complex, often involve various functions and require more gas (if gas is a new concept click here ).
 
So with Scilla, similar to Solidity, you need to make sure that “every function in your smart contract will run as expected without hitting gas limits. An improper resource analysis may lead to situations where funds may get stuck simply because a part of the smart contract code cannot be executed due to gas limits. Such constraints are not present in traditional software systems”. Scilla design story part 1
 
Some examples of smart contract issues you’d want to avoid are: leaking funds, ‘unexpected changes to critical state variables’ (example: someone other than you setting his or her address as the owner of the smart contract after creation) or simply killing a contract.
 
Scilla also allows for formal verification. Wikipedia to the rescue: In the context of hardware and software systems, formal verification is the act of proving or disproving the correctness of intended algorithms underlying a system with respect to a certain formal specification or property, using formal methods of mathematics.
 
Formal verification can be helpful in proving the correctness of systems such as: cryptographic protocols, combinational circuits, digital circuits with internal memory, and software expressed as source code.
 
Scilla is being developed hand-in-hand with formalization of its semantics and its embedding into the Coq proof assistant — a state-of-the art tool for mechanized proofs about properties of programs.”
 
Simply put, with Scilla and accompanying tooling developers can be mathematically sure and proof that the smart contract they’ve written does what he or she intends it to do.
 
Smart contract on a sharded environment and state sharding
 
There is one more topic I’d like to touch on: smart contract execution in a sharded environment (and what is the effect of state sharding). This is a complex topic. I’m not able to explain it any easier than what is posted here. But I will try to compress the post into something easy to digest.
 
Earlier on we have established that Zilliqa can process transactions in parallel due to network sharding. This is where the linear scalability comes from. We can define simple transactions: a transaction from address A to B (Category 1), a transaction where a user interacts with one smart contract (Category 2) and the most complex ones where triggering a transaction results in multiple smart contracts being involved (Category 3). The shards are able to process transactions on their own without interference of the other shards. With Category 1 transactions that is doable, with Category 2 transactions sometimes if that address is in the same shard as the smart contract but with Category 3 you definitely need communication between the shards. Solving that requires to make a set of communication rules the protocol needs to follow in order to process all transactions in a generalised fashion.
 
And this is where the downsides of state sharding comes in currently. All shards in Zilliqa have access to the complete state. Yes the state size (0.1 GB at the moment) grows and all of the nodes need to store it but it also means that they don’t need to shop around for information available on other shards. Requiring more communication and adding more complexity. Computer science knowledge and/or developer knowledge required links if you want to dig further: Scilla - language grammar Scilla - Foundations for Verifiable Decentralised Computations on a Blockchain Gas Accounting NUS x Zilliqa: Smart contract language workshop
 
Easier to follow links on programming Scilla https://learnscilla.com/home Ivan on Tech
 
Roadmap / Zilliqa 2.0
 
There is no strict defined roadmap but here are topics being worked on. And via the Zilliqa website there is also more information on the projects they are working on.
 
Business & Partnerships
 
It’s not only technology in which Zilliqa seems to be excelling as their ecosystem has been expanding and starting to grow rapidly. The project is on a mission to provide OpenFinance (OpFi) to the world and Singapore is the right place to be due to its progressive regulations and futuristic thinking. Singapore has taken a proactive approach towards cryptocurrencies by introducing the Payment Services Act 2019 (PS Act). Among other things, the PS Act will regulate intermediaries dealing with certain cryptocurrencies, with a particular focus on consumer protection and anti-money laundering. It will also provide a stable regulatory licensing and operating framework for cryptocurrency entities, effectively covering all crypto businesses and exchanges based in Singapore. According to PWC 82% of the surveyed executives in Singapore reported blockchain initiatives underway and 13% of them have already brought the initiatives live to the market. There is also an increasing list of organizations that are starting to provide digital payment services. Moreover, Singaporean blockchain developers Building Cities Beyond has recently created an innovation $15 million grant to encourage development on its ecosystem. This all suggests that Singapore tries to position itself as (one of) the leading blockchain hubs in the world.
 
Zilliqa seems to already take advantage of this and recently helped launch Hg Exchange on their platform, together with financial institutions PhillipCapital, PrimePartners and Fundnel. Hg Exchange, which is now approved by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), uses smart contracts to represent digital assets. Through Hg Exchange financial institutions worldwide can use Zilliqa's safe-by-design smart contracts to enable the trading of private equities. For example, think of companies such as Grab, Airbnb, SpaceX that are not available for public trading right now. Hg Exchange will allow investors to buy shares of private companies & unicorns and capture their value before an IPO. Anquan, the main company behind Zilliqa, has also recently announced that they became a partner and shareholder in TEN31 Bank, which is a fully regulated bank allowing for tokenization of assets and is aiming to bridge the gap between conventional banking and the blockchain world. If STOs, the tokenization of assets, and equity trading will continue to increase, then Zilliqa’s public blockchain would be the ideal candidate due to its strategic positioning, partnerships, regulatory compliance and the technology that is being built on top of it.
 
What is also very encouraging is their focus on banking the un(der)banked. They are launching a stablecoin basket starting with XSGD. As many of you know, stablecoins are currently mostly used for trading. However, Zilliqa is actively trying to broaden the use case of stablecoins. I recommend everybody to read this text that Amrit Kumar wrote (one of the co-founders). These stablecoins will be integrated in the traditional markets and bridge the gap between the crypto world and the traditional world. This could potentially revolutionize and legitimise the crypto space if retailers and companies will for example start to use stablecoins for payments or remittances, instead of it solely being used for trading.
 
Zilliqa also released their DeFi strategic roadmap (dating November 2019) which seems to be aligning well with their OpFi strategy. A non-custodial DEX is coming to Zilliqa made by Switcheo which allows cross-chain trading (atomic swaps) between ETH, EOS and ZIL based tokens. They also signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a (soon to be announced) USD stablecoin. And as Zilliqa is all about regulations and being compliant, I’m speculating on it to be a regulated USD stablecoin. Furthermore, XSGD is already created and visible on block explorer and XIDR (Indonesian Stablecoin) is also coming soon via StraitsX. Here also an overview of the Tech Stack for Financial Applications from September 2019. Further quoting Amrit Kumar on this:
 
There are two basic building blocks in DeFi/OpFi though: 1) stablecoins as you need a non-volatile currency to get access to this market and 2) a dex to be able to trade all these financial assets. The rest are built on top of these blocks.
 
So far, together with our partners and community, we have worked on developing these building blocks with XSGD as a stablecoin. We are working on bringing a USD-backed stablecoin as well. We will soon have a decentralised exchange developed by Switcheo. And with HGX going live, we are also venturing into the tokenization space. More to come in the future.”
 
Additionally, they also have this ZILHive initiative that injects capital into projects. There have been already 6 waves of various teams working on infrastructure, innovation and research, and they are not from ASEAN or Singapore only but global: see Grantees breakdown by country. Over 60 project teams from over 20 countries have contributed to Zilliqa's ecosystem. This includes individuals and teams developing wallets, explorers, developer toolkits, smart contract testing frameworks, dapps, etc. As some of you may know, Unstoppable Domains (UD) blew up when they launched on Zilliqa. UD aims to replace cryptocurrency addresses with a human-readable name and allows for uncensorable websites. Zilliqa will probably be the only one able to handle all these transactions onchain due to ability to scale and its resulting low fees which is why the UD team launched this on Zilliqa in the first place. Furthermore, Zilliqa also has a strong emphasis on security, compliance, and privacy, which is why they partnered with companies like Elliptic, ChainSecurity (part of PwC Switzerland), and Incognito. Their sister company Aqilliz (Zilliqa spelled backwards) focuses on revolutionizing the digital advertising space and is doing interesting things like using Zilliqa to track outdoor digital ads with companies like Foodpanda.
 
Zilliqa is listed on nearly all major exchanges, having several different fiat-gateways and recently have been added to Binance’s margin trading and futures trading with really good volume. They also have a very impressive team with good credentials and experience. They don't just have “tech people”. They have a mix of tech people, business people, marketeers, scientists, and more. Naturally, it's good to have a mix of people with different skill sets if you work in the crypto space.
 
Marketing & Community
 
Zilliqa has a very strong community. If you just follow their Twitter their engagement is much higher for a coin that has approximately 80k followers. They also have been ‘coin of the day’ by LunarCrush many times. LunarCrush tracks real-time cryptocurrency value and social data. According to their data, it seems Zilliqa has a more fundamental and deeper understanding of marketing and community engagement than almost all other coins. While almost all coins have been a bit frozen in the last months, Zilliqa seems to be on its own bull run. It was somewhere in the 100s a few months ago and is currently ranked #46 on CoinGecko. Their official Telegram also has over 20k people and is very active, and their community channel which is over 7k now is more active and larger than many other official channels. Their local communities also seem to be growing.
 
Moreover, their community started ‘Zillacracy’ together with the Zilliqa core team ( see www.zillacracy.com ). It’s a community-run initiative where people from all over the world are now helping with marketing and development on Zilliqa. Since its launch in February 2020 they have been doing a lot and will also run their own non-custodial seed node for staking. This seed node will also allow them to start generating revenue for them to become a self sustaining entity that could potentially scale up to become a decentralized company working in parallel with the Zilliqa core team. Comparing it to all the other smart contract platforms (e.g. Cardano, EOS, Tezos etc.) they don't seem to have started a similar initiative (correct me if I’m wrong though). This suggests in my opinion that these other smart contract platforms do not fully understand how to utilize the ‘power of the community’. This is something you cannot ‘buy with money’ and gives many projects in the space a disadvantage.
 
Zilliqa also released two social products called SocialPay and Zeeves. SocialPay allows users to earn ZILs while tweeting with a specific hashtag. They have recently used it in partnership with the Singapore Red Cross for a marketing campaign after their initial pilot program. It seems like a very valuable social product with a good use case. I can see a lot of traditional companies entering the space through this product, which they seem to suggest will happen. Tokenizing hashtags with smart contracts to get network effect is a very smart and innovative idea.
 
Regarding Zeeves, this is a tipping bot for Telegram. They already have 1000s of signups and they plan to keep upgrading it for more and more people to use it (e.g. they recently have added a quiz features). They also use it during AMAs to reward people in real-time. It’s a very smart approach to grow their communities and get familiar with ZIL. I can see this becoming very big on Telegram. This tool suggests, again, that the Zilliqa team has a deeper understanding of what the crypto space and community needs and is good at finding the right innovative tools to grow and scale.
 
To be honest, I haven’t covered everything (i’m also reaching the character limited haha). So many updates happening lately that it's hard to keep up, such as the International Monetary Fund mentioning Zilliqa in their report, custodial and non-custodial Staking, Binance Margin, Futures, Widget, entering the Indian market, and more. The Head of Marketing Colin Miles has also released this as an overview of what is coming next. And last but not least, Vitalik Buterin has been mentioning Zilliqa lately acknowledging Zilliqa and mentioning that both projects have a lot of room to grow. There is much more info of course and a good part of it has been served to you on a silver platter. I invite you to continue researching by yourself :-) And if you have any comments or questions please post here!
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Estos dos países mantuvieron al bitcoin con la frente en alto en su paso por Latinoamérica

Estos dos países mantuvieron al bitcoin con la frente en alto en su paso por Latinoamérica


Chile y República Dominicana se desligaron de la caída del bitcoin este 06 de octubre, en una jornada pesimista para la criptomoneda en la región.
El BTC, que retrocedió 0,25% este jueves, con un valor de $10.714,02 en el mercado global, según CoinMarketCap, ganó 0,75% en Chile, durante las últimas 24 horas, para alcanzar una cotización promedio de 8.961.141 pesos en los principales intercambios P2P, como Paxful, LocalCoinSwap, Hodl Hodl y LocalBitcoins.
En República Dominicana, el activo aumentó 0,73%, para obtener un valor de 3.902.087.816 bolívares.

La correlación entre el bitcoin y USDT es una guía

El analista y comerciante de criptomonedas Filb Filb publicó un hilo sobre la correlación entre el rendimiento del precio del bitcoin y la emisión de la stablecoin de Tether, USDT.
La correlación entre las dos métricas solía ser obvia hasta que el turbulento 2020 barajó todas las cartas.
Filb Filb recordó que, a lo largo de 2019, la correlación entre el precio de la criptomoneda insignia y el suministro de la moneda estable más popular fue fuerte y clara.
A pesar de que el USDT se encogió de hombros ante dos repuntes a corto plazo del precio del BTC en el tercer trimestre de 2020, reflejó perfectamente otras fases de un criptomercado bajista.
Los primeros signos de pérdida de esta correlación aparecieron a fines de 2019. Pero en 2020, el suministro de Tether (USDT) se disparó en medio de un desempeño de precios inconsistente de Bitcoin (BTC).
Incluso la increíble caída del jueves negro en la capitalización de las criptomonedas no detuvo la «impresión» de nuevos Tethers. Ahora, en medio de la euforia de DeFi, el aumento agresivo de la oferta de USDT continúa y solo gana fuerza.
Este comerciante está emocionado por la rapidez con que la emisión circulante de Tether (USDT) aumentó de $ 10.000.000.000 a $ 15.000.000.000.
Tether tardó menos de dos meses en agregar 50% al suministro para ingresar a la zona de once dígitos.
Filb Filb admite que, en lugar de recuperarse, el bitcoin se niega a seguir su patrón anterior. Sin embargo, su red está activa: todas las métricas, como la tasa de hash, el recuento de direcciones y el número de transacción, están aumentando.
Por lo tanto, es moderadamente optimista sobre las perspectivas a largo plazo de la primera criptomoneda.
Sin embargo, se queda adivinando sobre las fuentes de liquidez detrás de la enorme expansión de Tether (USDT).
“La evidencia parece sugerir que el mercado ya tiene la potencia de demanda en el sistema para tomar un paso más alto, asumiendo que los mercados globales no implosionen”, señaló.
Actualmente, la recuperación de BTC / USD está limitada por la resistencia local de $ 10.800.
Esta área sirvió como un máximo intradiario tanto el lunes como el martes, y una vez que se rompa, la recuperación puede extenderse hacia el área de 11.000-11.200 dólares, que detuvo a los compradores del bitcoin a mediados de septiembre.
Datos de Intotheblock, sobre el posicionamiento del mercado, sugieren que un grupo de órdenes de venta a 10.750-11.000 dólares tiene el potencial de limitar la recuperación.
No obstante, considerando la magnitud de las órdenes de compra justo por debajo del precio actual, el alza parece un camino de menor resistencia en esta etapa.
Otra métrica de Market Cap es Thermocap Ratio, que respalda la idea del inminente avance alcista. Esta figura muestra si un activo cotiza con una prima respecto a los ingresos totales de la red.
Básicamente, thermocap es otro término para los ingresos acumulados de los mineros que puede servir como una versión criptográfica de la valoración de la métrica de ingresos.
Según el científico de datos Rafael Schultze-Kraft, el valor de las métricas implica que BTC tiene un enorme potencial alcista no realizado.

La caída en Latinoamérica

La caída de la criptomoneda se sintió en el resto de la región. Así, en Brasil, la criptomoneda retrocedió un tímido 1,18% y un precio de 63.910 reales.
Lo mismo ocurrió en Argentina, con una bajada de 1,03%, dejando al precio promedio en 1.563.014 ARS.
En Colombia, el BTC tuvo una caída de 0,36% para obtener un precio de 38.175.194 COP. Mientras que en Perú se depreció 0,27% y se cotizó en 38.464,93 soles. Y en Panamá la bajada fue de 0,26%, con una cotización de 10.569,08 PAB.
Por su parte, México observó descender al bitcoin en 0,18%, a un precio de 247.486 MXN.
Venezuela sufrió la menor de las caídas de las últimas 24 horas, con un retroceso de 0,17%. Ubicando al BTC en 4.544.686.449 VES.
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Estos dos países mantuvieron al bitcoin con la frente en alto en su paso por Latinoamérica

Estos dos países mantuvieron al bitcoin con la frente en alto en su paso por Latinoamérica


Chile y República Dominicana se desligaron de la caída del bitcoin este 06 de octubre, en una jornada pesimista para la criptomoneda en la región.
El BTC, que retrocedió 0,25% este jueves, con un valor de $10.714,02 en el mercado global, según CoinMarketCap, ganó 0,75% en Chile, durante las últimas 24 horas, para alcanzar una cotización promedio de 8.961.141 pesos en los principales intercambios P2P, como Paxful, LocalCoinSwap, Hodl Hodl y LocalBitcoins.
En República Dominicana, el activo aumentó 0,73%, para obtener un valor de 3.902.087.816 bolívares.

La correlación entre el bitcoin y USDT es una guía

El analista y comerciante de criptomonedas Filb Filb publicó un hilo sobre la correlación entre el rendimiento del precio del bitcoin y la emisión de la stablecoin de Tether, USDT.
La correlación entre las dos métricas solía ser obvia hasta que el turbulento 2020 barajó todas las cartas.
Filb Filb recordó que, a lo largo de 2019, la correlación entre el precio de la criptomoneda insignia y el suministro de la moneda estable más popular fue fuerte y clara.
A pesar de que el USDT se encogió de hombros ante dos repuntes a corto plazo del precio del BTC en el tercer trimestre de 2020, reflejó perfectamente otras fases de un criptomercado bajista.
Los primeros signos de pérdida de esta correlación aparecieron a fines de 2019. Pero en 2020, el suministro de Tether (USDT) se disparó en medio de un desempeño de precios inconsistente de Bitcoin (BTC).
Incluso la increíble caída del jueves negro en la capitalización de las criptomonedas no detuvo la «impresión» de nuevos Tethers. Ahora, en medio de la euforia de DeFi, el aumento agresivo de la oferta de USDT continúa y solo gana fuerza.
Este comerciante está emocionado por la rapidez con que la emisión circulante de Tether (USDT) aumentó de $ 10.000.000.000 a $ 15.000.000.000.
Tether tardó menos de dos meses en agregar 50% al suministro para ingresar a la zona de once dígitos.
Filb Filb admite que, en lugar de recuperarse, el bitcoin se niega a seguir su patrón anterior. Sin embargo, su red está activa: todas las métricas, como la tasa de hash, el recuento de direcciones y el número de transacción, están aumentando.
Por lo tanto, es moderadamente optimista sobre las perspectivas a largo plazo de la primera criptomoneda.
Sin embargo, se queda adivinando sobre las fuentes de liquidez detrás de la enorme expansión de Tether (USDT).
“La evidencia parece sugerir que el mercado ya tiene la potencia de demanda en el sistema para tomar un paso más alto, asumiendo que los mercados globales no implosionen”, señaló.
Actualmente, la recuperación de BTC / USD está limitada por la resistencia local de $ 10.800.
Esta área sirvió como un máximo intradiario tanto el lunes como el martes, y una vez que se rompa, la recuperación puede extenderse hacia el área de 11.000-11.200 dólares, que detuvo a los compradores del bitcoin a mediados de septiembre.
Datos de Intotheblock, sobre el posicionamiento del mercado, sugieren que un grupo de órdenes de venta a 10.750-11.000 dólares tiene el potencial de limitar la recuperación.
No obstante, considerando la magnitud de las órdenes de compra justo por debajo del precio actual, el alza parece un camino de menor resistencia en esta etapa.
Otra métrica de Market Cap es Thermocap Ratio, que respalda la idea del inminente avance alcista. Esta figura muestra si un activo cotiza con una prima respecto a los ingresos totales de la red.
Básicamente, thermocap es otro término para los ingresos acumulados de los mineros que puede servir como una versión criptográfica de la valoración de la métrica de ingresos.
Según el científico de datos Rafael Schultze-Kraft, el valor de las métricas implica que BTC tiene un enorme potencial alcista no realizado.

La caída en Latinoamérica

La caída de la criptomoneda se sintió en el resto de la región. Así, en Brasil, la criptomoneda retrocedió un tímido 1,18% y un precio de 63.910 reales.
Lo mismo ocurrió en Argentina, con una bajada de 1,03%, dejando al precio promedio en 1.563.014 ARS.
En Colombia, el BTC tuvo una caída de 0,36% para obtener un precio de 38.175.194 COP. Mientras que en Perú se depreció 0,27% y se cotizó en 38.464,93 soles. Y en Panamá la bajada fue de 0,26%, con una cotización de 10.569,08 PAB.
Por su parte, México observó descender al bitcoin en 0,18%, a un precio de 247.486 MXN.
Venezuela sufrió la menor de las caídas de las últimas 24 horas, con un retroceso de 0,17%. Ubicando al BTC en 4.544.686.449 VES.
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Bitcoin Desmitificado Parte - 3

La banca y el acceso a ella
A diferencia de la banca actual en la que existe una estructura administrativa o corporativa en la red Bitcoin no existe una estructura cómo está, ya que las decisiones son automatizadas y preprogramadas. Ninguna entidad es la encargada de mantener el libro mayor y nos registros que se encuentran no pueden ser modificados sin que los demás miembros de la red lo detecten.
Bitcoin opera fuera del sistema financiero tradicional, el valor está en función de la oferta y la demanda, hasta el momento hay poca o nula interferencia de los gobiernos, no hay leyes arbitrarias que seguir para poder entrar en este mercado y es un sistema impulsado por el usuarios, con la ventaja de poder ocultar las tenencias al estado y administrar las transacciones financieras cómo lo desee.
Bitcoin viene a ser una alternativa para los séis billones y medio de personas en el planeta que carecen de acceso a algún tipo de sistema monetario y que quieren entrar al cocomercio con alcance mundial. Crear una cuenta es sencillo y solo se requiere que tenga un monto mínimo que se puede hacer desde un dólar, incluso existen sitios web que dan pequeñas cantidades de Bitcoins a las personas que desean probar la moneda. Es tan sencillo participar en la red en comparativa con el sistema financiero en los cuales se debe aprobar los préstamos para poder hacer uso de la tarjeta de crédito. El único requisito para poder hacer transacciones en la red es el acceso a Internet y contar con fondo, de esta manera se podrían realizar pagos con comisiones menores a las que brinda los bancos.
Privacidad en la red BTC
Bitcoin utiliza un libro de contabilidad público que indica la cantidad de bitcoins y las direcciones a las que pertenecen. Un ejemplo de una dirección Bitcoin utiliza Pubkey hash (P2PKH address) 17VZNX1SN5NtKa8UQFxwQbFeFc3iqRYhem, en la dirección no se especifica nombre del usuario o empresa a la que pertenece, es por esta razón que se pueden utilizar las direcciones sin revelar la identidad, la única manera que se pueden asociar una dirección a una entidad, es que la entidad lo publique, por ejemplo una ONG que publique la dirección para recibir donaciones.
Bitcoin representa una forma casi perfecta de realizar diversas transacciones financieras sin que se rastree o almacene información personal. Las transacciones realizadas en BItcoins son tan distintas a las transacciones que se realizan con las tarjetas de crédito ya que en la banca tradicional es necesario que el banco actualice su libro de contabilidad privado en el que se encuentra las cuentas a las cuales se aplicará la transacción.
Pero al ser este libro mayor privado la información de quién es el propietario de la cuenta se puede perder por algún caso fortuito, este escenario no ocurre ya que cuenta el banco cuenta con respaldo de datos, pero a diferencia de Bitcoin, existen copias idénticas del libro mayor en todos los equipos de la red de esta manera se evita un punto central de falla, y cada transacción realizada será permanente e imposible de borrar ya que todos los equipos actualizan la lista de transacciones. Realizar una transacción es equivalente a ejecutar una instrucción en todas las computadoras de la red, esto permite que todo tenga la misma información.
Conclusiones
Bitcoin al ser una moneda relativamente nueva y que ha presentado ser seguro por los métodos de encriptación que utiliza es recomendable esperar que se convierta en una moneda confiable en todos los países, sólo así podría reemplazar las transacciones financieras actuales. Ya que por el momento los dueños de Bitcoins al no ser respaldados por un metal se puede dar el caso de perder lo invertido.
Se deben tener regulaciones para la protección al consumidor. Cómo ya fue mencionado cada transacción realizada es irreversible, el objetivo de regular sería para evitar que se realicen transacciones fraudulentas y brindarle la seguridad al consumidor de que el riesgo de pagar con Bitcoin no es diferente al de pagar con la tarjeta de crédito.
Se debe esperar que más comerciantes aceptan cómo moneda de pago los Bitcoins, esperar que se instalen dispositivos en la tiendas como los pagos utilizando la tecnología NFC, de esta manera considero que tomaría mayor popularidad cómo la que tiene PayPal.
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