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What is a DAICO and How Could It Improve the Currency ICO Model?

What is a DAICO and How Could It Improve the Currency ICO Model?

The ICO market has been criticized by the cryptocurrency community for the high number of scams and sub-par blockchain projects that have managed to raise substantial amounts of money without ever delivering an actual product. To change this, Ethereum founder and blockchain thought leader Vitalik Buterin has suggested a new […]

Bitcoin Basics: What is a Bitcoin Faucet? (Hint: Money Flows!)

Bitcoin Basics: What is a Bitcoin Faucet? (Hint: Money Flows!)

We’re all familiar with loyalty programs. Use this card for this purchase, fill out this survey, shop this sale, click this link, and we collect points, or bonus bucks, or whatever companies call the little tokens we accumulate in the course of basic commerce. You probably have five or six […]

ICO Basics: Hard Caps, Soft Caps, and Hidden Caps, Oh My!

ICO Basics: Hard Caps, Soft Caps, and Hidden Caps, Oh My!

The recent abandonment of the Telegram public ICO made many investors question why. After raising $1.7 billion from accredited investors, it was leaked that Telegram has reached its hard cap for its highly-anticipated crowdsale. This followed an increase of the cap from $1.2 billion to $1.7 billion. With many now […]

What Is Cryptojacking and How Can You Stop It?

What Is Cryptojacking and How Can You Stop It?

In September 2017, the Coinhive project launched an in-browser cryptocurrency miner to provide website owners with an alternative monetization tool that does not involve running ads. The idea is simple. Instead of placing advertising on a website, website owners can use a percentage of each visitor’s computing power to mine […]

Bitcoin Basics: What Is an SPV Wallet?

Bitcoin Basics: What Is an SPV Wallet?

When you buy something from somebody online, to some degree you are engaging in trust. That becomes doubly true when you use systems like PayPal, or even go the old-school route and send somebody a check in the mail. You’re trusting that you’re getting what you paid for (as opposed […]

Bitcoin Basics: What Is an Airdrop in Crytocurrency?

Bitcoin Basics: What Is an Airdrop in Crytocurrency?

The two most beautiful words to any investor are “free money.” Free money is why you open 401(k)s and contribute the maximum when your employer offers a matching fund. Free money is why you look for deals. And, in the altcoin space, free money can be a way to get […]