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Bitcoin (BTC) mining pool closure

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Farewell, BTC pool

The MinerGate team is informing you that due to the low interest for Bitcoin mining, caused by the ongoing trend of reduced profitability, it was decided to cease support of the MinerGate BTC mining pool. This hard yet necessary step will allow our developer team to focus on releasing new products within the MinerGate infrastructure, […]

All you need to know about PoW-based mining algorithms

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All you need to know about PoW-based mining algorithms

For the past 10 years since Bitcoin was introduced to the world, people all around the globe have more or less got used to some classic model of cryptocurrency existence. Cryptocurrency is a reward method for maintaining the work of the blockchain network. Blockchain network is a decentralized ledger. Maintaining the blockchain along with obtaining […]

5 most important forks of fall 2018

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five most important forks of fall 2018

This year has been an eventful year for forks. We have seen excitement build over and over again as a barrage of forks came our way from every corner of the cryptocurrency community. Monero, in particular, saw no less than 5 forks in just a few past months. Here we will look forward to the […]

The Lightning Network Explained

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Bitcoin Lightning Network Explained

The Lightning Network or “Lightning” is basically a payment protocol that runs atop a blockchain (primarily for Bitcoin network), and is added as a kind of the second layer in order to process more transactions and eliminate mining fees. It does so by settling a transaction before it’s published on the blockchain. The reason for […]

Countries With National Cryptocurrency

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Countries With National Cryptocurrency

Either very clever or extremely risky and possibly both is the phrase which instantly springs to mind with the concept “National” cryptocurrency. Clever for Governments to seek to “own” the blockchain space and potential uses, and extremely risky due to the overall volatility in the market and the sophistication of key players to manipulate it. […]

5 GPU’s for cryptocurrency mining in 2018

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2018 is the year of disillusionment and understanding for all those new to cryptocurrency. There is a lot to love in this new financial paradigm. We have finally learned to use this new shared monetary system and far from leaving it, we are in fact adopting it rapidly. It is only a matter of time […]

Why Businesses Should Accept Cryptocurrencies

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If you haven’t noticed yet, we are living in an entirely different world thanks to the advent of cryptocurrencies. There are many individuals around the world who believe in not only the value of cryptocurrencies but the ethos behind them as well. Every single day more and more people around the globe are being turned […]

The Most Important Bitcoin HardForks in 2017

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No matter how optimistic some might have been regarding Bitcoin’s growth in 2017, the market’s bull-run, throughout the year, took price to a yearly high that exceeded the most hopeful predictions. During the past year,  Bitcoin price increased by more than ten times. More interestingly, Bitcoin’s blockchain was forked more than 20 times during 2017. […]