Dogecoin hard fork to be launched in 2018

Price of DOGX tokens may become even higher when full power of smart contracts will be unleashed,” states the post. According to BitcoinTalk, smart-contract integration with Dogecoin platform will make the coin more functional in real life. Original coin holders will get one new token for each unit on …

Created in 2014 as joke cryptocurrency, Dogecoin has gained traction among cryptocurrency users. Today, with nearly $740 million in capitalisation it ranks 33rd among major cryptocurrencies. By the end of the year a group of developers plans to introduce a Dogecoin hard fork, called Dogethereum (DOGX).

On February 5, developers from Dogethereum Bridge project successfully put DOGE through Ethereum Rinkeby test network, which helps to solve the scalability issue of the second key cryptocurrency. Dogecoin hard fork developers later talked about the new project on BitcoinTalk forum:

“Dogethereum is new decentralized digital currency, it will be founded on snapshot of popular Dogecoin, based on ETH algorithm with fastest speed of transactions, smart contracts.”

The ICO is not being considered, and the coin can be mined using plain graphics processors, being a “free for all” undertaking.

“There are no any ICOs, premines or other manipulations… there are no extra commissions, fees or predefined stakes. Project starts free for all, easy for initial GPU mining and making good profits. Price of DOGX tokens may become even higher when full power of smart contracts will be unleashed,” states the post.

According to BitcoinTalk, smart-contract integration with Dogecoin platform will make the coin more functional in real life. Original coin holders will get one new token for each unit on hands. The distribution procedure will be announced later.

Ethereum Classic Hits Market Capitalization of $3.69 Billion (CRYPTO:ETC)

It is not possible to purchase Ethereum Classic directly using U.S. dollars. Investors seeking to acquire Ethereum Classic must first purchase Bitcoin or Ethereum using an exchange that deals in U.S. dollars such as Gemini, Changelly or Coinbase. Investors can then use their newly-acquired Bitcoin or …

Ethereum Classic logoEthereum Classic (CURRENCY:ETC) traded down 4.2% against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on January 30th. One Ethereum Classic coin can currently be purchased for approximately $36.86 or 0.00343093 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including GOPAX, CoinFalcon, EXX and OKEx. Ethereum Classic has a total market cap of $3.69 billion and approximately $792.48 million worth of Ethereum Classic was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last week, Ethereum Classic has traded up 7.3% against the U.S. dollar.

Here is how related cryptocurrencies have performed over the last day:

  • Bitcoin (BTC) traded 2.2% lower against the dollar and now trades at $10,882.30 or 1.00000000 BTC.
  • Ethereum (ETH) traded 3.5% lower against the dollar and now trades at $863.81 or 0.08040080 BTC.
  • Bitcoin Cash (BCH) traded 4.4% lower against the dollar and now trades at $1,334.46 or 0.12420800 BTC.
  • Litecoin (LTC) traded down 3.3% against the dollar and now trades at $218.54 or 0.02034120 BTC.
  • Monero (XMR) traded 7.8% higher against the dollar and now trades at $316.04 or 0.02941570 BTC.
  • RaiBlocks (XRB) traded 32.3% higher against the dollar and now trades at $18.58 or 0.00186028 BTC.
  • Bitcoin Gold (BTG) traded down 2.3% against the dollar and now trades at $126.95 or 0.01181600 BTC.
  • Zcash (ZEC) traded 4.4% higher against the dollar and now trades at $444.63 or 0.04138470 BTC.
  • Nano (NANO) traded 25.8% higher against the dollar and now trades at $9.00 or 0.00083741 BTC.
  • Verge (XVG) traded 0.4% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0684 or 0.00000637 BTC.

Ethereum Classic Profile

Ethereum Classic (CURRENCY:ETC) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Ethash hashing algorithm. Its launch date was July 30th, 2015. Ethereum Classic’s total supply is 100,030,850 coins. The official message board for Ethereum Classic is forum.ethereum.org. The official website for Ethereum Classic is www.ethereum.org. Ethereum Classic’s official Twitter account is @eth_classic and its Facebook page is accessible here. The Reddit community for Ethereum Classic is /r/EthereumClassic and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here.

According to CryptoCompare, “Ethereum Classic is an attempt at keeping the Ethereum blockchain unaltered by the part of the community that opposed the hard fork and the return of The DAO funds. It started trading on Poloniex and is getting more and more traction. The Ethereum Classic mission statement is: “We believe in decentralized, censorship-resistant, permissionless blockchains. We believe in the original vision of Ethereum as a world computer you can’t shut down, running irreversible smart contracts. We believe in a strong separation of concerns, where system forks are only possible in order to correct actual platform bugs, not to bail out failed contracts and special interests. We believe in censorship-resistant platform that can be actually trusted – by anyone.” Our block explorer data: total coins supply, total network hash rate, last block number and total difficulty are freely provided by https://gastracker.io/ In 2017, the Die Hard fork was implemented in ETC, removing the Ethereum difficulty bomb. Currently, there are no plans to move to Proof of Stake like Ethereum, although developers at the IOHK institute are developing a new PoS protocol for Ethereum Classic.”

Buying and Selling Ethereum Classic

Ethereum Classic can be traded on the following cryptocurrency exchanges: OKEx, bitFlyer, Quoine, Bitbank, Bitstamp, BigONE, RightBTC, Korbit, Gate.io, Qryptos, Cryptopia, BitBay, CoinFalcon, Kraken, YoBit, EXX, Gemini, EtherDelta, Tidex, Huobi, Bitinka, ChaoEX, Coinnest, Mercatox, Coinbene, Coinsquare, Kucoin, Bithumb, Gatehub, Koineks, BTCTurk, Bitfinex, CoolCoin, Coinone, Liqui, Bancor Network, Bit-Z, CEX.IO, Tidebit, Bitcoin Indonesia, ACX, Coinut, Lbank, Bibox, Upbit, BitGrail, Allcoin, WEX, Exmo, Binance, Cobinhood, DSX, Poloniex, Coinrail, GDAX, HitBTC, Bitso, Koinex, Livecoin, TOPBTC, Mr. Exchange, Independent Reserve, QuadrigaCX, COSS, xBTCe, BX Thailand, BTC Markets, Gatecoin, CoinExchange, ZB.COM, BtcTrade.im, GOPAX, Bittrex and CoinEgg. It is not possible to purchase Ethereum Classic directly using U.S. dollars. Investors seeking to acquire Ethereum Classic must first purchase Bitcoin or Ethereum using an exchange that deals in U.S. dollars such as Gemini, Changelly or Coinbase. Investors can then use their newly-acquired Bitcoin or Ethereum to purchase Ethereum Classic using one of the aforementioned exchanges.

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Stellar Price Down 11.4% Over Last 7 Days (XLM)

Stellar logo Stellar (CURRENCY:XLM) traded up 1.7% against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 23:00 PM ET on January 30th. During the last week, Stellar has traded down 11.4% against the US dollar. Stellar has a market cap of $7.46 billion and approximately $118.14 million worth of …

Stellar logoStellar (CURRENCY:XLM) traded up 1.7% against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 23:00 PM ET on January 30th. During the last week, Stellar has traded down 11.4% against the US dollar. Stellar has a market cap of $7.46 billion and approximately $118.14 million worth of Stellar was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Stellar coin can now be bought for approximately $0.40 or 0.00003759 BTC on exchanges including Kraken, Bitcoin Indonesia, Qryptos and Poloniex.

Here’s how similar cryptocurrencies have performed during the last 24 hours:

  • Ripple (XRP) traded 2.8% lower against the dollar and now trades at $1.03 or 0.00009618 BTC.
  • NEO (NEO) traded down 3% against the dollar and now trades at $122.68 or 0.01141880 BTC.
  • IOTA (MIOTA) traded 2.9% lower against the dollar and now trades at $1.79 or 0.00016619 BTC.
  • TRON (TRX) traded down 0.4% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0455 or 0.00000423 BTC.
  • VeChain (VEN) traded 0.9% lower against the dollar and now trades at $6.13 or 0.00057067 BTC.
  • Tether (USDT) traded up 0.5% against the dollar and now trades at $1.00 or 0.00009352 BTC.
  • Populous (PPT) traded up 8.2% against the dollar and now trades at $26.59 or 0.00247503 BTC.
  • Binance Coin (BNB) traded 2.3% lower against the dollar and now trades at $9.62 or 0.00089542 BTC.
  • RChain (RHOC) traded down 6.3% against the dollar and now trades at $2.16 or 0.00020143 BTC.
  • Status (SNT) traded 0.5% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.20 or 0.00001861 BTC.

Stellar Profile

Stellar was first traded on July 19th, 2013. Stellar’s total supply is 103,708,899,665 coins and its circulating supply is 18,467,791,230 coins. The Reddit community for Stellar is /r/stellar and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. Stellar’s official Twitter account is @stellarorg and its Facebook page is accessible here. The official website for Stellar is www.stellar.org. Stellar’s official message board is stellarcommunity.org.

According to CryptoCompare, “Stellar is public infrastructure for money. Supported by a nonprofit, Stellar brings the world together by increasing interoperability between diverse financial systems and currencies. Stellar is a technology that enables money to move directly between people, companies and financial institutions as easily as email. This means more access for individuals, lower costs for banks, and more revenue for businesses. Help better the world’s financial infrastructure by participating in our community or by building on Stellar. “

Buying and Selling Stellar

Stellar can be traded on the following cryptocurrency exchanges: BCEX, Qryptos, Binance, Poloniex, Gatehub, Kraken, Bitcoin Indonesia, OKEx, Bitstamp (Ripple Gateway), Bittrex, Upbit, Stellar Decentralized Exchange, AEX, Exrates, Mr. Exchange, CoinEgg, RippleFox and GOPAX. It is not possible to purchase Stellar directly using U.S. dollars. Investors seeking to trade Stellar must first purchase Bitcoin or Ethereum using an exchange that deals in U.S. dollars such as Changelly, Gemini or GDAX. Investors can then use their newly-acquired Bitcoin or Ethereum to purchase Stellar using one of the exchanges listed above.

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Smart Contracts May Be Smart, But Are They Contracts?

Sarah Seller registers a bike on the system, describes the bike, sets a $200 sale price, and leaves the bike in a SellUrBikeEZ locker with a coded lock. SellUrBikeEZ applies a smart contract that says: “If a buyer chooses this item, transfer <sale price> from their payment account to the seller and send the …

With distributed ledger technology (such as blockchain), there is growing interest in automating routine commercial transactions. But how will these smart contracts be interpreted under existing commercial contract laws?

Although there is no federal contracts law for private commercial transactions in the United States, there is a widely adopted core of standardized state laws that provides the framework for interpreting the existence, validity, scope, breach, and remedies for contracts for the sale of goods.

How Smart Contracts Work

A smart contract (or smart agent) is a self-executing program that uses distributed ledger technology to store rules for a defined transaction, verify the request, and execute the agreed terms.

For example, imagine the SellUrBikeEZ service is formed to facilitate local sales of bicycles between private parties. Sarah Seller registers a bike on the system, describes the bike, sets a $200 sale price, and leaves the bike in a SellUrBikeEZ locker with a coded lock. SellUrBikeEZ applies a smart contract that says: “If a buyer chooses this item, transfer <sale price> from their payment account to the seller and send the locker code to the buyer.” Bonnie Buyer reviews the description and clicks the “buy” button on the SellUrBikeEZ website.

Does a Valid Contract Exist?

In general, a contract requires a meeting of the minds, an exchange of value, parties who are able to enter into a contract, and a legal purpose.

By posting the bike on SellUrBikeEZ with a sale price, Sarah made an offer of sale. By clicking “buy”, Bonnie has accepted the offer, has transferred payment, and has received delivery (the code to unlock the SellUrBikeEZ locker where the bike is stored).

How could this fail to be a valid contract? Minors and persons who have been legally adjudged to be incompetent are not (Read more…)

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ArtByte (ABY) 1-Day Volume Reaches $27316.00

ArtByte can be purchased on the following cryptocurrency exchanges: YoBit, Bittrex, LiteBit.eu and Cryptopia. It is not presently possible to purchase ArtByte directly using US dollars. Investors seeking to acquire ArtByte must first purchase Bitcoin or Ethereum using an exchange that deals in US dollars …

ArtByte logoArtByte (CURRENCY:ABY) traded 4.9% lower against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 22:00 PM ET on February 14th. ArtByte has a total market capitalization of $10.59 million and $27,316.00 worth of ArtByte was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, ArtByte has traded down 3.3% against the dollar. One ArtByte coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.0134 or 0.00000124 BTC on popular exchanges including Cryptopia, LiteBit.eu, Bittrex and YoBit.

Here is how similar cryptocurrencies have performed over the last 24 hours:

  • Litecoin (LTC) traded down 3.5% against the dollar and now trades at $219.78 or 0.02054390 BTC.
  • Verge (XVG) traded 3.2% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0678 or 0.00000634 BTC.
  • Dogecoin (DOGE) traded 5.9% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0067 or 0.00000063 BTC.
  • Bytom (BTM) traded 2% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.35 or 0.00003305 BTC.
  • Syscoin (SYS) traded down 6.4% against the dollar and now trades at $0.65 or 0.00006087 BTC.
  • Polymath (POLY) traded up 5.8% against the dollar and now trades at $1.33 or 0.00012465 BTC.
  • GameCredits (GAME) traded 5.5% lower against the dollar and now trades at $2.60 or 0.00024329 BTC.
  • BridgeCoin (BCO) traded down 5.7% against the dollar and now trades at $4.52 or 0.00042239 BTC.
  • Einsteinium (EMC2) traded down 1.9% against the dollar and now trades at $0.36 or 0.00003377 BTC.
  • CyberMiles (CMT) traded down 4.8% against the dollar and now trades at $0.17 or 0.00001605 BTC.

About ArtByte

ArtByte is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. It was first traded on May 1st, 2014. ArtByte’s total supply is 792,537,250 coins. ArtByte’s official Twitter account is @artbyteme and its Facebook page is accessible here. ArtByte’s official website is www.artbyte.me. The Reddit community for ArtByte is /r/ArtByte.

According to CryptoCompare, “Artists can receive and spend (cash in) ArtByte , just as you would cash-in airline mileage points or credit card bonus points. This provides real financial support for their careers. Additionally artists gain increased exposure (at no cost) on ArtByte’s social media and forum. “

Buying and Selling ArtByte

ArtByte can be purchased on the following cryptocurrency exchanges: YoBit, Bittrex, LiteBit.eu and Cryptopia. It is not presently possible to purchase ArtByte directly using US dollars. Investors seeking to acquire ArtByte must first purchase Bitcoin or Ethereum using an exchange that deals in US dollars such as Gemini, Changelly or GDAX. Investors can then use their newly-acquired Bitcoin or Ethereum to purchase ArtByte using one of the aforementioned exchanges.

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