Articles About The BitCoin and AltCoin Industry

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Is Litecoin Giving Bitcoin a Run for its Money?

In any industry, the majority of attention will be paid to whomever is number one. Cryptocurrency is no exception, and Bitcoin has been in the top spot ever since it was introduced. It was the first digital currency to go public, and it has set the standard for almost every type of currency that has followed it. Not surprisingly, it also has the highest value of any alternative currency, and the highest market share. There have been challengers, but Bitcoin's command of the number one spot has...

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An In-Depth Look at Cryptocurrency Mining Algorithms

For those of you familiar to the Coin Pursuit website, perhaps you've already had a chance to peruse this article. It discusses how hash rates are calculated in the cryptocurrency mining process, and outlines the two major algorithms used. This topic is one of the most popular with our readers, and it's also the one about which they have the most questions. We're gonna devote this article to some of those questions, as we take a look at all the algorithms that are used for digital currency...

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Taking Your Bitcoins to the Bank; How Robocoin is Changing Everything

Currently, when cryptocurrency investors want to deposit or withdraw the currency of choice from their account wallets, they do so through the platforms offered by exchanges. That's all well and good for the time being, but to the average person the system can be a little confusing and intimidating—which makes them hesitant to invest in, and use, these unique financial tools. The summer of 2014 could change all that, as innovations are being set in motion to make the digital currency world more...

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Security Lessons Learned from Mt. Gox

Over the last couple of weeks, a serious technical issue was exploited at Mt. Gox, one of the largest and most influential cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. According to a recent article from Silicon Angle, the technical issue is nothing new, having been identified as early as 2011. Known as “transaction malleability,” it allowed exchange members who were aware of the glitch—and had the electronic savvy to take advantage of it—to trick the system into allowing them make withdrawals more...

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Cryptocurrency: Down for the Count?

No, this is not going to be another gloom-and-doom missive that claims that Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies like it are doomed. In a moment, we will take a look at why the media loves to take such claims and run with them, but first we would like to point out that Bitcoins—and dozens of other types of digital currency—are still around. And they are not likely to be going anywhere anytime soon. The media, it should be pointed out, is not fully to blame here. Cryptocurrency markets have had...

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Litecoin as a Bitcoin Alternative

Bitcoin, Bitcoin, Bitcoin. It seems to the average person that when the media spotlights cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is the type they mention nine times out of ten. As a matter of fact, there are many consumers out there who aren't aware there are any other digital currencies besides Bitcoin. There is a reason for that, of course; Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency ever introduced (in 2009), and to date it is the most popular among traders and investors. There is a downside to that, though:...

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Coin Pursuit Digital Currency Spotlight: Litecoin

From time to time, we here at Coinpursuit like to turn our spotlight on a specific type of cryptocurrency, focusing not only on their history and features, but also what sets them apart from other digital currencies. Today, we're gonna take a look at Litecoin. Litecoin was introduced to the public on October 7th, 2011. As this was over two-and-a-half years after the introduction of Bitcoin, the comparisons between the two digital currencies have been inevitable. As this article from...

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Coin Pursuit Digital Currency Spotlight: Peercoin

In our quest to bring you the most thorough and up-to-date information on digital currencies, we like to step aside from time to time and take an in-depth look at one particular cryptocurrency. This time around, we're gonna focus on Peercoin, also known as PPCoin or Peer-to-Peer Coin. We'll take a look at its history and features—especially the ones that make it unique. Peercoin was introduced in August 2012 by Sunny King. In just over a year, it's become the third-largest alternative...

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Coin Pursuit Digital Currency Spotlight: Bitcoin

At Coinpursuit, we take pride in being able to research and bring you the current trends and news in the world of alternative currencies. That includes taking a closer look at some of the bigger players in the cryptocurrency industry, and today we're gonna focus on the biggest Bitcoin. To not mention Bitcoin in a discussion of digital currency would be like not mentioning Warner Brothers in the history of movie making; you just can't do it. Since its introduction by Satoshi Nakamoto in the...

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How Does Bitcoin Stack Up Against Other Digital Currencies?

When writing about digital currencies, it's all to easy to fall into the trap of saying, “Bitcoin and other alternative currencies.” Bitcoin, after all, was the first and is the biggest; they're the industry leader. While it's true that many of their methods and protocols are also followed by other cryptocurrencies, lumping all the other types in with Bitcoin is misleading and incorrect. We'd like to devote this article to pointing out where other alternative currencies actually differ from...

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