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Monero “BulletProofs” Upgrade Sees Transaction Fees Plummet

Written by Kevin, The Bitcoin Guru
Oct 18, 2018
After working away for months on end, the team at Monero have released the v0.13.0.0. upgrade of Monero, lovingly called the “Beryllium Bullet”. Among the various technical fixes and upgrades were 2 major upgrades which will undoubtedly affect XMR users and enthusiasts. The first helps to fight the ASIC problem which has been plaguing GPU-focused Monero users for some time. On the other hand, the second helps to maintain the stability and security of transactions, making it difficult for bad use...

How Millions Worth of BTC Are Being Moved With Just $0.1 Fees

Written by Kevin, The Bitcoin Guru
Oct 09, 2018
On 16th October, a person moved USD 194 million in the form of 29,999 BTC and that too with a fee as minimal as USD 0.1 which could be as high as thousands of dollars, had the transaction been made via banks. This shows how Bitcoin can influence the world and the way we deal with money. Hence, this proves that Bitcoin is one of the easiest ways to transfer money and it is not expensive to clear its transactions. $1 Million Transaction Can Cost Up to $10,000 Transferwise is a firm based in the...

Partnership with MakerDAO

Written by Kevin, The Bitcoin Guru
Oct 04, 2018
We're thrilled to announce a partnership between TheBigCoin and MakerDAO.  From now on - accepts (DAI) Stablecoin, which means that cryptocurrency community can spend their DAI tokens on any kind of products and services, basically anywhere online! Dai is an asset-backed, cryptocurrency of today. It is the prime decentralized stablecoin created on the Ethereum blockchain. Dai stablecoin is a reliable source of stability in the volatilite cryptocurrency market. Every single Dai is...

5 Odd & Funny Cryptocurrencies That Actually Exist

Written by Kevin, The Bitcoin Guru
Sep 26, 2018
Cryptocurrency is a virtual currency system used for financial transactions that usually involve the peer-to-peer exchange of assets. Most of the cryptocurrencies are also decentralized and are independent of or entrusted functioning without the interference of any centralized authority as in the case of centralized currencies and banking systems. Bitcoin, the most popular cryptocurrency is considered a pioneer in the world of these currencies and it was the first cryptocurrency to be decentrali...

Monero - The King of Privacy Coins

Written by Kevin, The Bitcoin Guru
Sep 18, 2018
Monero is a digital currency which generally supports highly improved confidentiality and obscurity characteristics. It performs as cash and is considered as prompt, undisclosed, and protected. The special feature of XMR is that you can splurge harmlessly without the fear of others as no one can have an idea about your deposits or have a check on your financials. In other words, you may be acting as your individual bank. Monero transactions are substantiated by allocated agreement and then ir...

How DASH Could Overcome Other Cryptocurrencies

Written by Kevin, The Bitcoin Guru
Sep 12, 2018
Dash is a fork of Bitcoin network, launched in January 2014 by Evan Duffield. A new coin can always be made by making some changes and improvement in the source code of other coins. So Dash has some features common with Bitcoin but also adds some additional things like lower transaction fees. Dash was first released in 2014 under the name of XCoin. After a month, it was renamed Darkcoin. But in March 2015, the company rebranded it to Dash. Dash is an altcoin which is moving rapidly into the main...

Litecoin CryptoCurrency for Dummies

Written by Kevin, The Bitcoin Guru
Sep 04, 2018
Litecoin is an open source, universal imbursement network that is completely dispersed as no central authorities are in charge of it. It has a faster transaction corroboration period and superior storage competence than the pioneering currency based on the similar concept.  It has been released under the MIT/x11 license which empowers you to run, adjust and replicate the software and to dispense it. The software is released in a transparent process which involves independent verification of bi...

Ethereum: an Alternative to Bitcoin?

Written by Kevin, The Bitcoin Guru
Aug 22, 2018
Ethereum is a virtual coin and the platform issuing Ethereum (ETH) is also known by the name Ethereum. Like Bitcoin, Ethereum is also created by an individual, a computer programmer by profession in late 2013 after the 5 years of the launch of Bitcoin. The name of the programmer was Vitalik Buterin. Although it was launched in 2013, the formal development of the platform was kick-started in 2014 by a Swiss company. The fund for the project was generated through crowd sale of the pre-mined 11.9mi...

Bitcoin: A New Age Money

Written by Kevin, The Bitcoin Guru
Aug 16, 2018
In 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto created the Bitcoin and released it in January 2009 as an open source of software to be mined by people. He himself mined at least 1 million Bitcoin and disappeared in 2010. He had given the control of the repository in the hands of Gavin Andresen. The Bitcoin Foundation was created to take care of the whole process and Gavin Andresen became the lead developer of Bitcoin. Initially, the price of one Bitcoin was $0.30 and gradually it gained momentum and had even reached...

3 Case Studies on How Bitcoin Payments Helped Boost Online Sales

Written by Kevin, The Bitcoin Guru
Apr 11, 2018
Hey there! It’s me - Kevin, your dedicated Bitcoin Guru once again. How have you been? Have you been thinking about what we talked about last time? In my last article, we learned about all of the good things that happen to e-commerce businesses just like yours when they start accepting payments in the world’s leading cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. Namely, I shared with you how accepting Bitcoin can:Attract very unique customers to your businessIncrease your average checkout valueLower your transac...

Why Should You Start Accepting Bitcoin Payments Now

Written by Kevin, The Bitcoin Guru
Nov 20, 2017
So, as I’ve mentioned in my last e-mail, I’d like to introduce you to the world of Bitcoin payments, and why should you consider accepting them for your business. See, it’s not just the big household names like Microsoft and Dell that are using Bitcoin to process payments anymore. Small and medium-sized businesses are rapidly jumping on board as well, with well over 100,000 businesses in the U.S. and over 260,000 enterprises in Japan already implementing the cryptocurrency. Now, you may ask, w...