Articles About The BitCoin and AltCoin Industry

In General Articles

Is Digital Currency Affected by Factors That Affect Traditional Money?

Ask anyone who has any skin in the digital currency game what sets it apart from traditional currencies, and chances are one of the first things they'll tell you is that it isn't tied to any bank or government, and is therefore free of those inherent hassles and entanglements. That's the quick and easy answer, and it works just fine as an elevator pitch; however, we'd like to go into a little more detail about what that actually means. What controls, regulations and other factors aren't a...

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In General Articles

Which Are the Most Popular Digital Currencies?

The entire history of digital currency stretches way back into the distant mists of memory—a whole five years or so. Yeah, so, it's a new industry, and it's still going through the growing pains that come with that. Here at Coin Pursuit, we're often asked what the most popular types of cryptocurrency are. This article will look at the main movers and shakers in the alternative currency market. Before we move on to our list, though, we'd like to note the factors that all digital currencies...

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In Merchants

Why Should Merchants Accept Digital Currency—and How Do They Go about It?

Right out of the gate, we'll state the obvious: Digital currencies won't work if there's nowhere for their investors to spend them. Upon a currency's initial launch, that can be a big issue; there's only so much trading you can do between members. You need real merchants and vendors on board to make the enterprise work. Cryptocurrency is a young industry, and a lot of business owners have adopted a wait-and-see attitude about accepting alternative currencies for payments. Now that it's proven...

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In Merchants

What Are the Business Benefits of Cryptocurrency?

In a recent article, Coin Pursuit explored the strictly financial benefits of accepting digital currency as a mode of payment. While those are convincing arguments, there's a lot more to it than that. We'd like to take some time and look at the more socially-relevant, people aspects of using alternative currencies with your business. Mutual Exposure. When you sign on as a vendor with a particular type of cryptocurrency, both parties benefit from the arrangement. Issuers of the currency are...

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In Wallets

How Do I Keep My Digital e-Currency Safe?

The Verge has a recent article that could send shivers down the spine of anyone who invests in digital currency. An online storage site for cryptocurrency was attacked by a hacker, and over $1 million worth of Bitcoins were stolen. An ominous headline accompanying the article reads, “Users Very Unlikely to Ever See Their Money Again.” This isn't the first time something like this has happened, and—let's be realistic—it's not likely to be the last. We aren't telling you this as an attempt to...

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In Cryptocurrency

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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In Cryptocurrency

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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In Cryptocurrency

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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In Cryptocurrency

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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