Cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin/Altcoins) are continuing to gain widespread adoption; the Indian market has begun to blossom, and Genesis Mining has been there to sow the first seeds with the launch of BlockSpeak. Our goal was to create a conference where we could create awareness regarding cryptocurrencies, mining, and Blockchain technology in untapped markets and also provide the community a platform for networking and discussing investment opportunities.
You may have heard a few unfamiliar terms in the news recently – things involving silverware and the word unlimited. The community seems to be split on an issue, and the who’s who of the cryptocurrency world are twitterpated over the entire ordeal. But, what exactly is causing a divide in the world of Bitcoin? Well, it all starts with a little thing called a block – see, they’re filling up, and fast.
The latest news in the Bitcoin space is one that has been in the making for four years: the Winklevoss’ twins Bitcoin ETF will soon be accepted, or rejected, by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC). This decision will have a profound impact on the history Bitcoin history, and it’s the first step to legitimizing Bitcoin’s acceptance with the general public.
It’s said by some that if Bitcoin is digital gold, then Litecoin is digital silver – a relatively less valuable cryptocurrency that’s easier to obtain, and easier to make transactions with. Created by an ex-Google engineer, Litecoin was made to supersede Bitcoin; it featured a higher market cap, a faster block generation time, a different hashing algorithm, and a modified GUI. The result was something that gave digital currency a much needed foothold in the door of the financial revolution.
Like most Bitcoin fans out there, I talk about Bitcoin a lot. From the person sitting next to me on the plane to the waiter serving my table drinks, every chance I get I end up talking about Bitcoin. This isn’t something I intentionally force on people, it’s something that just naturally ends up fitting into so many different conversations and every time a Bitcoin conversation starts, I eventually am asked the same question: