• Three types of cryptocurrency tokens explained as quickly as possible

    25 days ago - By The Next Web

    Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. Considering there are well over 2,000 cryptocurrencies on today's market, the average cryptocurrency investor faces being veritably overwhelmed by choice. That certainly sounds like a lot, but pretty much all cryptocurrency falls into one of three token categories: currency, utility, or investment. Each group requires different rules and regulations to ensure their issuance and exchange is above board with government regulators. Depending on the...
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  • Scaling Bitcoin: A beginner's guide to the Lightning Network

    Scaling Bitcoin: A beginner's guide to the Lightning Network

    25 days ago - By The Next Web

    Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. The Lightning Network is getting so big that its capacity has recently surpassed the $1.5 million mark. Its proponents peg the Lightning Network as Bitcoin's most promising scaling solution. It's said to be able to handle 50,000 transactions per second - a figure nearly double what VISA claim to process. But if the Lightning Network isn't a blockchain, what is it and how does it work? This article will try and answer these questions as...
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