For those who don’t know, mining is the process of using your computing power to support the network of a cryptocurrency and verify transactions. For cryptocurrencies which use proof of work – the miners’ computers perform mathematical computations which are very difficult to perform but easy to validate, and this is the system by which new transactions are validated and added to the blockchain.
Last time, we touched on the strengths and weaknesses of blockchain technology and showed that it’s not as inflexible as many people think. In the last few years, inspired by Bitcoin’s popularity, developers have not only been improving the existing algorithm but also inventing alternatives. As a result, many new cryptocurrencies have been created although Bitcoin remains #1 by far and Ethereum steadily holds second place.
This month is becoming a turning point for Bitcoin. Price shows three times growth to 9K level, and everybody asks the same question – this is it? This is a new long-term bull trend or not yet. As technically as fundamentally, we see some signs of reversal. Actually, we talk about it almost every day in our videos on the Bitcoin market.
Welcome to our monthly briefing, where we comment on the most important events in the cryptocurrency sector with a focus on Bitcoin, analyzing them, and speculating on their possible impact, as well as on what to expect in the long-term. We should begin by clarifying that our analysis is centered mostly on the prevailing sentiment …
In the last article, we talked about the imperfections of the bitcoin and blockchain technologies and looked at some of the myths. As promised, today we will talk about what should be done to fix those flaws and how blockchain technology has already been improved and made to work more efficiently.