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Ethereum, The prescient augur of exchange.
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Ethereum, The prescient augur of exchange.
Bitcoin has opened the eyes of the world to the inefficiencies of the Banking System. PayPal did something similar before hand and Online banking has been with us for a while. But I am excited about something which is much, much, more than just making transfers of money or on line payments.
Bitcoin was conceived as more than just a Crypto Currency it is built on Block Chain Technology and at its heart there is a vast potential for independent verification of ownership systems. As a currency Bitcoin tokens in the possession of the customer are confirmed and then the transfer of the tokens value is made in return for ownership of whatever the Bitcoin owner exchanges the token say, A coffee, a Massage , unblocking a toilet perhaps and so on . When you sell a house or some shares the solicitor or the stockbroker confirm that the House is owned by you or, the shares are registered in your name. The change of ownership will be recorded where it officially needs to be recorded. Similarly if you sell a car The form needs to be sent off and the insurance confirmed both with the insurer but also with the people who hand out speeding fines or collect road fund license taxes. This administration and maintenance of the public or private record of the responsible party or the owner of the rights and responsibilities of stuff in general requires trusted if often despised Agents and Middle men. In many cases this service is as expensive as bank fees and useful savings and improved security can be engineered in the block chain platform. Indeed this is precisely what has been delivered by Ethereum. Ethereum augers the end of the privileged middle man, an end to government and Corporate sponsored ''money for old rope'', you might say. The block Chain cuts out the middle man and Ethereum provides a Platform upon which any two people or combinations of people or organisations, wishing to exchange a promise and record the event, can do so. Any party can confirm independently that what they claim happened, happened. The claim can be verified via an always available, secure, independent and democratically diversified network with common ownership. Eureka , Free at last!
The register or, ledger or, record of transaction, is recorded as an electronic handshake. That electronic handshake can be witnessed in perpetuity, confirming the agreement that any two entities have previously confirmed electronically. That Chain of promises is stored forever in a network of Computers and servers that will confirm which digital Who?, agreed what?, with another Digital Who? and when. The ''Digital'', Who? is an important feature for potential anonymity. Escrow; a deferred transfer of something based upon confirmation that some other promised event has taken place and been confirmed at some other future date, is also catered for.
Max Kaiser talks Ethereum With Dan Hassan of Robin Hood Minor Asset Management (starts at 12.52 mins )
Bit-coin is a part of the functionality of Ether the Ethereum exchange medium.In a way Bitcoin provides both liquidity and stability to Ether in much the same way envisaged by Nu Bits and Peer Coin.
Ethereum is more democratic and decentralised though than its (for the moment), larger brethren. It has been designed with the benefit of seeing how Bitcoin developed and with Bitcoin investment. In a sense the two are competitive in one space and complimentary in and to all the other Blockchain Spaces. The benefit of hindsight leads to a greater potential of prescient features to avoid the faults in Bit Coin that some people , including me , find disagreeable. Peer Coin, ( https://www.peercoin.net/whitepaper ) and its associated brethren, Nu Bits,( there is a common developer and advocate behind both ) ( https://nubits.com/about/white-paper ), both set out many of the potentials not exploited by Bit Coin and resolves some of the problems real and potential in Bitcoin. With its proof of stake as well as proof of work hybrid.Peer Coin also offers Minting as well as mining, yet uses the same encryption Algorithm, SHA 256, as Bitcoin. Bizarrely SHA 256 is patented by the NSA ( Go Figure), There is something fundamentally UN-libertarian about the NSA, can we all put our finger on that and catch a distinct whiff of Irony, I always do. This Video is from the Channel of chronos who advocates and explains peer coin and is a very good teacher about the block-chain should any reader here wish to learn more.
I decided I would not Invest in Bitcoin, I had been studying it very closely for about a year but ultimately felt it was not what I was looking for in line with my own political stance with respect to Monetary reform and provision of Credit and liquidity into democratic debt free community economies. Ethereum does not present the same political reservations to me (YMMV) and I have decided that this is Where I will invest heavily , Never would I put all my Eggs in one Basket but Ethereum will be the largest hedging play External to my own direct business ventures most of which will and are planned to be in the Crypto Currency, complimentary currency, P2P and B2 B crowd funding field across various asset classes. You can find out some of my own past and future deeds and intentions for Tychastic Investment Group at the link to my public LinkedIn profile below the logo. https://se.linkedin.com/in/roger-lewis-48175211
One can buy or one can mine Ether as one can with most crypto currencies and whilst It is very easy to set up a mining operation with CPU or GPU processing ( AMD based not NVIDA ). I prefer the convenience and economy of mining with Genesis Mining. I have set up a Mining Contract with Genesis Mining to mine my own Ether. If you click on this link and enter this code you will qualify for a 3% discount through my membership of the Genesis Affiliate Program. As a mere speculation some may prefer simply to buy Ether , Bitcoin or indeed Peer Coin, check out the coinwarz link, there's plenty of sport to be had, ( money to be won and lost ), if speculation is your bag. This is a race with a very wide field indeed and the sweepstakes potential is breathtaking. Ether is my Tip though and why I am writing this blog.
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This is what Genesis Mining have to say about Ether.
Ethereum – The World Computer!
Price for Ether has skyrocketed in the last couple of weeks, bringing the total market cap to USD 800 mn. Ether is now the second largest cryptocurrency after Bitcoin and its market cap is bigger than all other alternative Cryptocurrencies combined. There is a lot of excitement about the new cryptocurrency and its possible applications!
What is Ether and why is everyone so excited about it?Ether is the currency of the “Ethereum” platform, which was launched in July 2015. The crypto has a number of features that make it different from, or even superior to, Bitcoin:
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