Category Archives: Crypto Currency

Cryptocurrency Wallet : Electrum

Electrum has been around since 2011 and works with Windows, Mac and Linux. It’s one of the most popular ‘thin’ wallet clients, in that instead of downloading the entire Bitcoin blockchain, it connects securely to other servers to verify your BTC balance and process payments. This means you can set it up in minutes and it takes up very little space on your hard drive.

Electrum uses a ‘hierarchical deterministic wallet’, in that when you first launch the program it generates a random ‘seed’ of 12 dictionary words, from which it derives the keys necessary to spend and receive BTC. Electrum displays the seed as you create your wallet and requires you to write it down. This means that if you lose access to this version of Electrum, you can easily reinstall it on another machine and use the seed to restore your BTC.

Download: https://electrum.org/#home

Cryptocurrency Wallet : Bitcoin Core

Bitcoin Core is the original BTC client and is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Core is a ‘full node’ Bitcoin client, meaning that on first-run it will download the current version of the blockchain (currently around 160GB) by connecting to other nodes. It will then continue to download and process data about Bitcoin transactions.

One advantage of this is that it’s much more difficult to link a specific BTC payment address to your identity as Core downloads data about all Bitcoin transactions everywhere. This also protects you against certain types of fraud such as someone trying to spend the same BTC twice, or fooling you into believing you’ve received funds you haven’t actually got.

Download: https://bitcoin.org/en/bitcoin-core/

Cryptocurrency Watch : Dragonchain

Dragonchain (DRGN)

Unlike existing platforms, with Dragonchain you retain complete control of your data. Sensitive business logic and smart contract functionality is kept proprietary.

Current Price: $2.20 USD
Website: https://dragonchain.com/
Type: Token
Market Cap: $524,509,194 USD
Circulating Supply: 238,421,940 DRGN
Total Supply: 433,494,437 DRGN

Cryptocurrency Watch : aelf

aelf (ELF)

Aelf is a Blockchain based company developing a decentralized ‘Cloud Operating System’ designed to become a central hub for all Blockchains. Aelf believes the current challenge preventing large scale commercial adoption of Blockchain technology is its inability to meet the requirements of various business and industrial scenarios.

Current Price: $2.01 USD
Website: http://aelf.io/
Type: Token
Market Cap: $501,890,000 USD
Circulating Supply: 250,000,000 ELF
Total Supply: 260,000,000 ELF

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