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.

Coinbase and Bitfinex Announce SegWit Adoption

Two of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, Coinbase and Bitfinex, have simultaneously announced their support of Segregated Witness (SegWit) protocols. The launch promises Bitcoin investors faster transaction times and lower transactions fees, which have recently dropped from over …

Two of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, Coinbase and Bitfinex, have simultaneously announced their support of Segregated Witness (SegWit) protocols. The launch promises Bitcoin investors faster transaction times and lower transactions fees, which have recently dropped from over $35 to less than $1.

Highly popular trading platform Bitfinex announced the implementation via Medium:

“Today Bitfinex is delighted to announce support for bitcoin deposit and withdrawals using P2SH Segregated Witness (SegWit) addresses… The SegWit implementation means Bitfinex users can benefit from lower BTC withdrawal fees (approximately 15%) and improved processing times on transactions across the Bitcoin network.

Bitfinex noted in the announcement that SegWit is now implemented for Bitcoin only, and not for Bitcoin Cash. This is an important distinction, as any Bitcoin Cash sent to a Bitfinex SegWit address will be lost. The Bitfinex platform processes more than $1 billion in daily trading volume, and is one of the largest exchanges by volume online.

Bitfinex CEO Paolo Ardoino released a statement on the implementation:

“SegWit provides not only an immediate benefit for users, but also a foundation for future Bitcoin development. By supporting SegWit addresses, Bitfinex is tackling three of the biggest crypto-enthusiast concerns: transaction fees, transaction speed, and total network capacity.”

Coinbase has not yet completed the rollout of SegWit, announcing a phased implementation over the next week with a 100% launch finalized by the end of February:

Our engineering team has finished testing of SegWit for Bitcoin on Coinbase.

We will be starting a phased launch to customers over the next few days and are targeting a 100% launch to all customers by mid next week.

— Coinbase (@coinbase) February 20, 2018

Wait — What’s SegWit?

For the uninitiated, SegWit (Segregated Witness) is a solution to the Bitcoin scalability problem. Block sizes on the Bitcoin blockchain are limited to 1 MB. This limits the number of transactions that can be processed on the Bitcoin blockchain to between 5 and 7 transactions per second. Bitcoin’s block size limit has caused significant issues over recent months as user adoption rates increase, with transaction fees inflating to over $35 and transactions taking days to process.

Bitcoin Cash, a “hard fork” of the Bitcoin blockchain, was created on August 1, 2017, and was designed to solve the scalability problem by increasing the block size to 8 MB, thereby speeding up transaction processing rates and lowering fees.

The SegWit solution, however, is more of a “hack” than a complete solution to the issue. SegWit works around block size by splitting a transaction into two segments—appending signature, or “witness” data from the original transaction and attaching it.

An End to High Transaction Fees

Bitfinex and Coinbase, together with Coinbase’s GDAX exchange, account for almost 10% of all international Bitcoin trades, with both platforms ranked in the top 10 exchanges worldwide. Although many wallet solutions already support SegWit, the integration of the solution by two of the biggest industry players is likely to spark increased adoption of the workaround.

Bitcoin median fees from October courtesy of BitInfoCharts.

The announcements follow the release of the latest major Bitcoin Core Client update, which includes, for the first time, full SegWit support. SegWit adoption isn’t the only factor driving down Bitcoin transaction costs, however. A reduction in user activity has recently seen Bitcoin transaction fees drop significantly from over $35 to under $1.

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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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Litecoin Price Down 3.9% Over Last 7 Days (LTC)

Litecoin logo Litecoin (CURRENCY:LTC) traded down 3.3% against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 23:00 PM ET on January 30th. During the last week, Litecoin has traded down 3.9% against the US dollar. Litecoin has a market cap of $12.09 billion and approximately $1.05 billion …

Litecoin logoLitecoin (CURRENCY:LTC) traded down 3.3% against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 23:00 PM ET on January 30th. During the last week, Litecoin has traded down 3.9% against the US dollar. Litecoin has a market cap of $12.09 billion and approximately $1.05 billion worth of Litecoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Litecoin coin can now be bought for approximately $218.54 or 0.02034120 BTC on exchanges including VirtacoinWorld, Bitbank, Coinsquare and BTC-Alpha.

Here is how related cryptocurrencies have performed during the last 24 hours:

  • Verge (XVG) traded 0.4% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0684 or 0.00000637 BTC.
  • Dogecoin (DOGE) traded 5.4% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0068 or 0.00000063 BTC.
  • Bytom (BTM) traded down 1% against the dollar and now trades at $0.36 or 0.00003306 BTC.
  • Syscoin (SYS) traded down 5.7% against the dollar and now trades at $0.65 or 0.00006058 BTC.
  • Polymath (POLY) traded 8.4% higher against the dollar and now trades at $1.37 or 0.00012737 BTC.
  • GameCredits (GAME) traded 5.4% lower against the dollar and now trades at $2.59 or 0.00024096 BTC.
  • BridgeCoin (BCO) traded down 2.5% against the dollar and now trades at $4.69 or 0.00043676 BTC.
  • Einsteinium (EMC2) traded 0.6% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.36 or 0.00003382 BTC.
  • CyberMiles (CMT) traded 4.4% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.17 or 0.00001600 BTC.
  • Viacoin (VIA) traded 6.3% lower against the dollar and now trades at $2.72 or 0.00025348 BTC.

Litecoin Coin Profile

Litecoin (LTC) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. Its launch date was October 8th, 2011. Litecoin’s total supply is 55,324,483 coins. Litecoin’s official Twitter account is @LitecoinProject and its Facebook page is accessible here. The Reddit community for Litecoin is /r/litecoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. The official message board for Litecoin is litecointalk.io. The official website for Litecoin is litecoin.com.

According to CryptoCompare, “Litecoin LTC – provides faster transaction confirmations (2.5 minutes on average) and uses a memory-hard, scrypt-based mining proof-of-work algorithm to target the regular computers and GPUs most people already have – which are its main differentials to Bitcoin. The Litecoin network is scheduled to produce 84 million currency units with a halving in reward every four years just like bitcoin. The coin was created by a Google employee, Charles Lee. Litecoin is in second spot to Bitcoin and has spawned numerous clones – however it has a solid base of support and dedicated development team.The Litecoin project is currently maintained by a core group of 6 software developers, led by Charles Lee, with a large community that is growing in support.In May 2017, Litecoin became the first of the Top 5 (By Market Cap) cryptocurrencies to implement the SegWit scaling solution. Later in May of the same year, the first Lightning Network transaction was completed through litecoin, transferring 0.00000001 LTC from Zurich to San Francisco in under one second.”

Litecoin Coin Trading

Litecoin can be purchased on these cryptocurrency exchanges: Bibox, Huobi, QuadrigaCX, BITHOLIC, CryptoBridge, Exmo, Coinsquare, Bitstamp, WEX, Gate.io, Kucoin, Koinim, Bitsane, COSS, Coinhouse, Bits Blockchain, GDAX, RightBTC, Bittylicious, LiteBit.eu, Coinroom, YoBit, Mr. Exchange, Tripe Dice Exchange, HitBTC, BtcTrade.im, Braziliex, Tidex, FreiExchange, BigONE, Exrates, BTC Trade UA, Bitcoin Indonesia, Binance, Cryptopia, C-CEX, GOPAX, RippleFox, CoinEgg, BTC-Alpha, CoinsBank, Bithumb, ChaoEX, Bitso, Coinbene, TDAX, OpenLedger DEX, Gatecoin, VirtacoinWorld, TOPBTC, Bitlish, Bitbank, Coinone, LocalTrade, BitKonan, Coinut, Poloniex, Livecoin, Bitfinex, DSX, CoinEx, Tux Exchange, Bleutrade, BitMarket, Bit2C, Bittrex, Bitinka, Koineks, Coingi, Bit-Z, Negocie Coins, OKCoin.cn, Abucoins, Dgtmarket, Stocks.Exchange, BitFlip, Bisq, Trade Satoshi, BitGrail, The Rock Trading, EXX, Upbit, Cryptomate, OKEx, xBTCe, Liqui, Qryptos, NIX-E, Allcoin, Koinex, BX Thailand, Mercatox, CoolCoin, BCEX, CoinFalcon, Bitmaszyna, SouthXchange, ZB.COM, OkCoin Intl., BitBay, Altcoin Trader, CoinExchange, Cryptox, Waves Decentralized Exchange, Mercado Bitcoin, Coinrail, Kraken, AEX and BTC Markets. Investors seeking to acquire Litecoin using U.S. dollars directly can do so using GDAX, Changelly or Gemini.

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