It’s important to learn, but for now, If you’re just interested in trading and investing, having a basic common-sense understanding of business, consumer demand, and economics is enough to give you an edge over other traders (at the moment). Most of the current batch of traders are early cryptocurrency adopters, cryptocurrency “miners,” programmers, and basically people that are more tech savvy than business/market savvy.

Cryptocurrency is more than just a bunch of digital numbers that people have decided to use as money. The technology that was brought forth by Bitcoin is essentially a decentralized public ledger system, known as the Blockchain. This cryptographic Blockchain technology is what makes Bitcoin, Litecoin, Darkcoin, and other Bitcoin-alternatives a “cryptocurrency.”

Even if we stopped there, we’d have a pretty good thing going–but Coin Pursuit has much more in the works. For one thing, we know a growing field that’s as dynamic as digital currency can’t exist in a vacuum. There are lots of developers, marketers and investors involved, and all of them have a stake in its future. Coin Pursuit wants to help everyone who’s interested to keep in touch with one another, and we’re taking strides to help make that happen. In the spirit of developing a cohesive, informative, respectful and dynamic community atmosphere, we’re working on a way to create a stronger sense of community. We’re not talking just another forum here–there are plenty of those in the industry already. Don’t get us wrong; they’re a decent method of communication, but we’re working on taking that a step or two further. Soon, you’ll be able to meet up with your fellow investors on Coin Pursuit, and will be able to ask questions, share experiences, and get advice from developers and other industry experts. We’ll keep our members up-to-date on the Coin Pursuit Community as it develops.

I think what it comes down to is that everyone wants to make money off of freeware. Personally, I’m not against advertising in a transient media like a web page or television program, but I am strongly against install advertising engines in a user’s computer. I’m not even talking about opt-out here; I don’t think it should happen at all, unless the user explicitly asks for it.

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There’s so much noise, so much chatter, so much conflicting information out there about the world of digital currency. Even people who are used to investing can find their heads spinning as they try to sort out all the information they’re bombarded with about cryptocurrency. And if you’re new to investing, well–it can be downright confusing and intimidating. If only there was an unbiased source of clear information a potential investor could really use, a place to sort the facts from all that noise.

Bitcoin prices & the stock market: The Dow down more than 450 points at one time during today’s trading session and Bitcoin prices rocked by comments from former core developer Mike Hearn, who slammed the protocol and its users. Hearn now works for R3, a bank-led private blockchain consortium. Ethereum skyrocketed more than 20 percent against Bitcoin prices as Hearn’s comments spread through the cryptosphere. [ 25 more words. ]

No, we’re not anti-charity. Do you want to support charities? Then donate directly to them. Five dollars donated directly to a charity every month is better than $5 extra spent on your electricity bill with the charity only getting a fraction of that.

Coin Pursuit was created with one goal in mind: to help the alternative currency investor navigate the minefield of information that’s swirling around this new and robust industry. We’re investors ourselves, and we discovered early on just how difficult it was to find straightforward info about even the basics of investing. The facts are out there, but they’re scattered all over the Internet–and they’re often drowned out by people with “skin in the game” who have agendas and products to market. We realized the average investor doesn’t have hours and hours of spare time to scour the web for the facts they need. We also saw the need for a comprehensive and thoroughly-researched site that could be bookmarked and referred to by both the new and experienced investor alike.

Security: Don’t forget to activate your two-factor-authentication to be more safe. Most exchanges offer cryptocurrency trading with the need of bitcoin (for example: ethereum for bitcoin, or bitcoin for litecoin), this is why bitcoin is the first thing you should consider buying.

Is bitcoin the blueprint for a bankless currency, or the biggest pyramid scheme ever? What if we could create money ourselves, without the need for banks? Money that can’t be forged, that will appreciate rather than depreciate, and that can be used worldwide without transaction costs. It exists, and some people consider it to be the digital version of gold: bitcoin.

A study entitled “Competition in the Cryptocurrency Market” conducted by members of the NET Institute over three periods between 2013 and 2014 charts the analysis of changes in price data over time in regards to budding cryptocurrency markets. It analyzes bitcoin and other similar cryptocurrencies referred to as “altcoins”. These include Litecoin, Peercoin, and Namecoin; cryptocurrencies listed in order by which account for the largest percentages of digital market capitalization behind bitcoin (which accounts for 90%).

Four proponents of diverse virtual currencies discuss the evolving space of complementary and virtual currnencies, including their own innovative solutions for the globally interconnected 21st century Speakers Jan Goslicki Founder, BitCoins Berlin Jan Goslicki is an industrial engineer and creative economist. He teaches business students & entrepreneurs how to do low-budget marketing empowered by influence and persuasion. He co-founded @BitcoinsBerlin consultancy to empower freelancers and start-ups for forward thinking eCommerce & world-changing finance.