Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Top 10 Cryptocurrencies To Invest In 2017 and 2018

Digital coins are revolutionizing the way we trade today. Since Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled his cryptocurrency in 2008, we have witnessed the creation of different companies that have created digital coins. Using its public accounts book, dozens of promising digital coins have emerged. However, only a select group of these have proven to be worthy contenders for bitcoin.

The digital coins, bitcoin and altcoins that have been created, have brought a new panorama to the global economy. They allow us to carry out one-to-one transactions, without the need for third parties conditioning. Bitcoin introduced the blockchain, but other developers have already proposed and applied improvements on the Nakamoto concept. Some currencies have focused on instant transactions, such as Ripple and Litecoin. Others have done the same for privacy. Even currencies like Zcash have even managed to have private and untraceable transactions. Each altcoin has its strengths and weaknesses. Probably the future brings us more features or better currencies, but for now, these coins are among the top 10 of the digital coins. Things could change just by tossing a coin.

As of today, the following list is top 10 altcoins in CoinMarketCap.


J.P Morgan Chase, Microsoft and Intel partnered to create the biggest rival in circulation for bitcoin today: Ethereum. The main purpose of this initiative was to schedule binding agreements within the network of block chains as such. This became the popular feature of smart contracts.

It should be noted that Ethereum is not just a coin. It is a platform of block chains which is driven by the Ether cryptocurrency. The New York Times described the technology as "a shared computer which is managed by the network of users and in which resources are distributed and paid for with Ether."


Ripple attracted a lot of venture capital during its creation. The Google-backed altcoin company managed to collect beyond USD 50 million of banking institutions, even raising USD 90 million in total. Ripple is unique because it allows you to process any unit with value, from conventional currencies to travel miles.

"Ripple provides solutions for payment settlements and financial services globally to enable the world to trade and redeem value units as if it were exchanging information, which creates an Internet of Value (IoV). Ripple's solutions lower the total costs of terminating deals by allowing banks to directly and instantly process any deal, "says the company's mission on its official website.

Although at first, it was only a medium contender, recently it has gained much presence in the market of the cryptocurrencies. In fact, Ripple experienced a 100% increase in price from overnight to late March.


Charles Lee, a former engineer at Google, created this altcoin as a way to create something better than Bitcoin. In particular, the speed to generate new blocks was dramatically improved. Transactions are much easier. By its very quality, this speed makes Litecoin's blockchain larger and more prone to produce orphaned blocks.


Dash, whose name is a combination of the words "digital" and "cash", is the cash of the internet. Dash is fast. Your transactions are instantaneous. "Your time is valuable. Payments made with InstantSend are confirmed in less than a second, "says Dash. By comparison, bitcoin payments can take up to an hour to process.

Mineral with GPU / CPU is no longer profitable. To be able to mine it, you need specific hardware, computers known as ASIC to complete Dash algorithms.


NEM is written in Java; developed from a code separate and completely different from that of Bitcoin. It also has other differences in how it works compared to bitcoin. With NEM, "harvesting" is not mined. In principle, it is the same as mining in bitcoin, only that instead of benefiting a person from a block, they benefit several, albeit in smaller quantities.

NEM introduced the "proof-of-importance" algorithm to the account book. Which places the money information and the number of transactions performed by a user.

NEM has had sustained and rapid growth in value since the beginning of 2017.

Ethereum Classic

A parallel platform of Ethereum, which contains a significant number of users and a market capitalization of over USD 600 million.

Why are there two versions of the same platform?

The Ethereum community was divided by disagreement over how a technically legal theft should be handled. Most users wanted to change the code to get the funds back. A minority believed that the Ethereum code should not be altered by third parties. Even in cases where users misused the feature of intelligent contracts to deceive others, the chain of blocks had to remain "immutable." For this reason, this minority created the "classical" version of Ethereum, which is still standing today in day.


Monero is aimed at those who wish to have more anonymity in networks. The Cryptocurrency allows you to "send and receive funds without your transactions being visible in the blockchain." Transactions are impossible to track due to the ring signatures characteristics of Monero. Unfortunately, because of this, Monero is widely used in darknets and criminal organizations.


Just like Monero, Zcash offers more privacy to its users. However, unlike Monero, transactions in Zcash are not completely private but protected. Which means that the details of the transaction, such as the users and the amount exchanged, are hidden. Zcash accomplishes this by using a concept called "zero-knowledge" that allows the parties to trade and exchange their funds without revealing the identity of each other.


Decred's main objective is "community input, transparent management and financing and sustainable development." The coin combines proof-of-work and proof-of-stake mining algorithms to ensure that a minority of users do not take majority ownership of the funds and that decisions are made by community agreements rather than by a small group of developers or investors.


PIVX stands for "Private Instant Verified Transactions". Another open-source and decentralized blockchain currency. Like Zcash and Monero, PIVX boasts more security and privacy.

"We believe that you have the right to trade privately and securely, without interference and pressure from the governmental influences, spies and individuals or wicked movements," says PIVX.

PIVX is very volatile, the past month of March experienced great peaks in a volume of commerce and in its quotation. As well as money, its emphasis on privacy makes it very valuable for criminal organizations.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Best Bitcoin or Cryptocurrency Exchanges To Buy and Sell coins

Bitcoin is a digital currency that allows payments and transfers of securities through the Internet without the use of any kind of intermediary. Bitcoin is a digital currency where issuing and verifying transactions are executed without the intervention of a central bank or clearinghouse.

Regularly when the subject of Bitcoin arises in any conversation, within five minutes of explanation the mandatory question is:

"Ok, and how can I buy bitcoins?"

To get bitcoins there are three ways:

a) Bitcoins mines – You need to mine them to collect bitcoins
b) Purchasing bitcoins through online exchanges
c) Purchases directly from person-to-person in exchange for cash (Localbicoins)

There are numerous trading platforms with bitcoin, many of them besides being able to operate with bitcoin they also allow to operate with several other cryptocurrencies like litecoin, ETH, NEM, ....

Trading platforms with European bitcoin

Trading with bitcoin in Bitstamp

Bitstamp is without a doubt the leading trading platform in Europe in terms of trading volume. With an average daily volume of around 15'000 bitcoins, Bitstamp is backed by investment firm Pantera Capital, which gives traders the peace of mind of being able to operate with a well-established and capitalized company. It strictly complies with the AML / KYC legislation, so traders have to declare their entity and no one can operate anonymously. It should be mentioned that he suffered a hacking in early January 2015 with the consequent theft of about 19,000 bitcoins. The company said that none of its customers were affected by this theft, the company assumed all the losses. Following this hack and in order to improve the security of the platform, Bitstamp implemented a multi-signature system to prevent a single person from seizing the bitcoins, such a system requires the explicit acceptance of the user when removing the bitcoins. In terms of functionality, Bitstamp is a bit short on its competitors. It offers very few types of orders, the only thing we can highlight are the limit orders. Like all other trading platforms with bitcoin, Bitstamp has an API, allowing you to write programs to interact remotely with the platform.

At European level, it is also worth mentioning the following trading platforms:

CEX.io is widely used by trading bots via its API.
Kraken that allows trading with several currency pairs (BTC / EUR, BTC / USD, BTC / GBP and BTC / JPY).
Coinfloor if you live in the UK and want to trade primarily with Sterling Pounds.

Asian trading platforms with bitcoin

Trading with bitcoin in Bitfinex - You can consider Bitfinex as the trading platform with bitcoin par excellence. This platform was founded in 2013 and operates from Hong Kong. Bitfinex traders are the leaders of the bitcoin BTC / USD price with respect to the other platforms, they are the trendsetters of the price evolution with respect to the Dollar. It has an average daily trading volume that exceeds 50'000 bitcoins and offers the most liquidity with a minimum bid / ask spread. In addition to the bid and ask orders, we can operate with limit orders, stop, trailing stop and fill or kill orders. Bitfinex was also one of the first platforms to introduce features such as margin trading (short / long) and swaps. Like all rival platforms it offers an API that allows us to remotely implement trading algorithms, bots, etc ...

Three platforms that fight to conquer the Chinese market of bitcoin trading. We talk about OKCoin, BTCChina and Huobi. OKCoin is the one that usually brings more volume of the three – But currently china regulators asked all these exchanges to stop operations by sept 30th 2017.

American bitcoin trading platforms

Trading with bitcoin in Coinbase- Coinbase was made known with its payment processor in bitcoin, and recently also offers a trading service with bitcoin. Coinbase is one of the most recognized and leading companies within the Bitcoin world. It received investments of more than 75 million dollars. Although its payment processor is available in many countries, its exchange is currently reserved for residents of the United States. Coinbase takes great care of the legislation and has received the necessary licenses from the US monetary authorities to operate as a trading platform.

Bittrex is one of the largest exchange in which you can buy and sell Crypto Coins and digital assets quickly, has a large number of users and is regulated with possession of BitLicense, a business license for encrypted activities issued by the State Department of New York. This regulation defines the business activity of companies and entered into force in August 2015. Another of the companies that obtained approval for this license is Coinbase, many others were denied.

Trading with bitcoin at Gemini- Gemini is emerging as a serious competitor to Coinbase for the US market. It was created by the famous Winklevoss brothers. It is not yet open to the public, it is addressed to both private US residents. as well as institutional clients. Gemini pays close attention to complying with current US legislation. It promises to be a hard opponent against Coinbase in the battle of platforms of trading with bitcoin to dominate the American market.

If you live in Mexico and would like to trade with Bitcoin and Mexican Pesos, there are two trading platforms in this country that are meXBT and Bitso.