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Why should I care?

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Discover the platform for decentralized applications

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How to buy cryptocurrency?

The first steps in the world of cryptocurrencies are always complicated and beginners quickly have to choose how they will buy their first asset. There are different options available to meet specific needs and investor profiles.

What cryptocurrencies should I buy?

This is the golden question for a lot of investors. Coinmarketcap lists thousands of cryptocurrencies. In this vast and complicated market, how to choose projects that have a future and could represent a good investment.

What is cryptocurrency?

A cryptocurrency is a value transfer vehicle, a currency based on a digital protocol, called a blockchain, and working on cryptographic principles that guarantee the security, validity and immutability of its transactions.

What is Litecoin (LTC)?

Litecoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency, created by Charlie Lee on October 13, 2011. Nicknamed ”The Silver to Bitcoin’s Gold”, Litecoin is one of the most famous cryptocurrenciess in the world of cryptoassets

What is Ripple (XRP)?

Ripple is a company that has developed an asset exchange system in the form of IOU (I Owe You) and value (the XRP token). This system allows faster transactions but requires much greater trust between the different actors in the system.

What is Bitcoin Cash (BCH)?

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is a clone of an older version of Bitcoin on which the team of developers modified some parameters, including block size, to be able to proceed more transactions in the parent blockchain without using “off-chain” solutions.

What is EOS?

EOS makes it easy to build decentralized applications that run entirely on the Blockchain, using an innovative transaction validation protocol: the “Delegated Proof of Stake” (DPoS). The technology is working and the project has gained enough importance for us to keep an eye on its development.

What is Stellar Lumens (XLM)?

Stellar Lumens is a payment network that allows financial institutions, companies or individuals to send each other value in the form of the native XLM asset or in the form of IOUs, digital representations of any asset on the Stellar network.

What is Tezos (XTZ)?

Tezos main value proposition is a “self-regulated” governance within the protocol itself. Its protocol is implemented with a consensus mechanism called Liquid Proof-of-Stake, where miners stake tokens before adding their blocks to the blockchain.

What is MakerDAO (MKR)?

MakerDAO offers an alternative to centralized stablecoins by pledging a cryptoasset in exchange for a loan. The MakerDAO system therefore makes it possible to obtain loans without trusted third parties since they are managed through smart-contracts.

What is Cosmos (ATOM)?

Cosmos presents itself as the internet of blockchains. It provides features that allow independent blockchains to use pre-engineered consensus and governance methods, as well as to communicate easily by sending tokens or messages to each other.

What is Tron (TRX)?

Tron is a Chinese project aiming a “fourth generation” blockchain, with a platform that allows the deployment of decentralised applications via smart contracts. Ultimately, Tron’s purpose is to provide free content and distributed storage through the Blockchain.

What is Augur (REP)?

Augur is an open-source predictive platform and a decentralized oracle, using Ethereum technology. Augur allows its users to create markets linked to future events, on which it is possible to bet in ETH on the different possible outcomes.

What is Kleros (PNK)?

The ICO of the Kleros.io project was successfully completed on July 15, 2018, enabling the team to raise ETH 5,793.58 (€2.3 million at the current rate). Kleros is trying to create a decentralised justice through a fast, open and affordable justice for all.

 

What is the Brave browser and its Basic Attention Token (BAT)?

Cryptocurrencies, by their properties, are making their way into our lives. A good example of this statement is the Ethereum-based BAT token, which is the cornerstone of a potential new web advertising economy based on the Brave browser. We analyse here the value proposition of this system.

What is ChainLink (LINK)?

Chainlink is looking to solve a problem related to smart contracts on the Ethereum ecosystem: they need data external to the blockchain, but are unable to recover it. The business model is a system of decentralised oracles allowing the recovery and availability of this data on the Blockchain.

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