Bitcoin Forums and Communities

BitcoinTalk is a like a noticeboard where people take part in the technical details and the development of Bitcoin software and discuss with each other. Though, people who’ve passion in Bitcoin mining, trading with Bitcoin, and in the budgetary of Bitcoins can participate in this forum.
Visit: https://bitcointalk.org/

Reddit Bitcoin Community
Reddit Bitcoin community is one of the famous social website. A person called Atlas founded this community in September 9th 2010. However, it is the reliable place among several Bitcoin communities in terms of news, community feedback, and updated information about various companies.
Visit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/

CryptoCompare
CryptoCompare is basically founded in November 2014 and released to the public in late July 2015. This platform also provide best information in showing the most accurate live prices, charting and market analysis from the top cryptoexchanges globally.
Visit: https://www.cryptocompare.com/

Cryptocurrency Talk
Another community is most popular which is Cryptocurrency Talk. The major perception is to provide sufficient knowledge with the news, information, and discussions about the cryptocurrencies.
Visit: https://cryptocurrencytalk.com/

What is an ICO?

An Initial Coin Offering is a fundraising source from crowd of cryptocurrency investors and markets. When a new currency is launched, the company needs initial funds to make it work and this is where ICO evolved.

The first ICO was by Mastercoin in 2013 which has raised approximately US$6lakh to create Bitcoin exchange.

How does it work?
There is a term called “IPO” – Initial public offerings. This term is popularly known when it comes to share market. Under IPO, companies sell their equity which is backed by tangible assets. While in case of ICOs, companies’ transfers/exchange their novel cryptocurrency which is known as Tokens. Beside this, for existing cryptocurrency, payment can be done using old-fashioned cash or often bitcoin and Ether.

Reference: https://coinpedia.org/information/what-is-ico-investment/

Cryptocurrency trading bots

Cryptocurrency trading bots are a set of software or algorithms that trade on financial markets on behalf of the client. They automate the process hence making work much easier for traders although they are not entirely perfect.

The automated method is a long-established and legitimate activity today. Although most have been developing for Bitcoin, there are many others for altcoins.

There are different types available for both beginners and novice users but the user needs to come up with a decision about the bot method applied and a trading strategy.

Reference: https://coinpedia.org/information/cryptocurrency-trading-bots/

Bitcoin to Get Severely Forked in 2018

The fear and build up towards Aug. 1, 2017, and the creation of Bitcoin Cash which forked off the original chain was monumental. However, it was a damp squib for the future of Bitcoin as it actually spiked in value.

Since then, forks on Bitcoin have become almost as common as ICOs, and in fact, forks on the Bitcoin chain look to be the latest trend for 2018 as new companies look to cash in on the familiar Bitcoin name.

Reference: https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitcoin-to-get-severely-forked-in-2018

Zcash To Hit Over $62K By 2025

According to a new investment thesis released by Grayscale Investments, the value of Zcash (ZEC) could reach over $62,000 by 2025, assuming that the coin will represent 10 percent of all offshore wealth by that point.

Zcash is an anonymity-focused digital currency that uses zero-knowledge proofs to verify the validity of a transaction without revealing its contents, giving it appeal as a “Swiss bank account in [your] pocket.”, as Grayscale phrases it.

Grayscale Investment specifically manages investments in digital assets, overseeing both Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum Classic (ETC) funds, the latter added to their portfolio in April 2017.

Reference: https://cointelegraph.com/news/crypto-fund-predicts-zcash-to-hit-over-62k-by-2025

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