It is no secret that top altcoins like Ripple, Ethereum, and Litecoin are the envy of most crypto projects simply because they are able to attract a large number of investors thanks to their popularity. Just ask any crypto investor and they will reveal that the small altcoins on CoinMarketCap’s top 100 lists are a huge risk to invest in. Mostly they are either full-out scams or just lower-tier Blockchain projects. However, in an attempt to avoid throwing the baby out with the bathwater, there are certainly hidden gems among altcoins that are otherwise overlooked. One such altcoin is Digibyte (DGB).
Digibyte has been a silent riser for quite some time. Since the time it was officially launched in 2014, the altcoin has managed to build a reputation as one of the fastest and most secure UTXO Blockchains, built on its own Blockchain network (unlike most altcoins that are forked from Bitcoin). In fact, in terms of decentralization, security and long-term potential, Digibyte stacks up so well against Bitcoin and other heavy hitters of the crypto space.
Digibyte’s Blockchain Vs Bitcoin
For instance, where Bitcoin’s average block time takes up to 10 minutes, Digibyte delivers more speed at 15 seconds. Scalability is also not a problem for Digibyte as it can comfortably handle 560 transactions every second where Bitcoin taps out at about 7 TPS. By 2035 the Digibyte team plan to have 21 billion coins mined meaning it’s a much better payment option thanks to over 100,000 nodes that currently manage transitions on its network.
It gets even better when it comes to mining and security on the Digibyte’s network. Recently there have been reports of 51% attacks on Verge XVG coin. A 51 percent attack is basically a situation whereby a hacker, with enough computing power, is able to control a Blockchain network by either reducing the difficulty level of mining and managing to mine coins from the network at the lowest difficulty or shutting down the entire network completely. These recent events on Verge XVG, have led to rising concerns among cryptocurrency enthusiasts with most altcoins being scrutinized for their level of security.
How DGB’ Blockchain measures up to other altcoins
According to Crypto51.app, it would take you less than $10 worth of hashing power to attack cryptocurrencies like Orbitcoin, WorldCoin, Quark. It gets even worse knowing that these cryptocurrencies are worth millions in terms of market capitalization. Simply put, a hacker is incentivized to launch an attack.
Once again, this is where Digibyte shines as it has an adaptive difficulty adjustment set to change in real time as opposed to Bitcoins 2 week delay. Additionally, Digibyte uses five separate mining algorithms that are weighted equally with individual difficulty adjustment. Digibyte also boasts of being a pioneer of this technology and calls it the Multishield.
For a hacker to be able to attack Digibyte’s Blockchain network, they would need to control 93% of each of the mining algorithms and also take up 51% control of the entire network. This is not only difficult for a hacker to execute, but also quite costly in terms of hashing power. Ultimately Digibyte makes it very difficult for an attack to occur on its Blockchain.
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Reasons Why 2019 May Be A Great Year For Crypto
The new year was always considered to be a time of new beginnings, where people can reflect on the past and learn from their mistakes in order to be better in the future. The same is true for the world of crypto, and investors around the world are hoping for 2019 to be better, more profitable, and to have more success than 2018.
The hope for the future is even more important when we consider all the negative development in 2018. There were numerous high-profile hacking attacks, two market crashes, with a strong bear market in between. Not to mention that some of the biggest projects that may have brightened the year a bit ended up being delayed.
With that in mind, it is understandable why investors are looking forward to the new year and all the potential development that it may bring. In fact, there are several reasons why they should be excited about 2019.
1) Bearish market to loosen its grip
The first reason why 2019 can be a good year digital currencies is that it may finally break free of the bearish grip that has been felt ever since last January. Following the first market crash, the bears settled in, and the prices kept falling for an entire year. The market attempted to shake off the negativity on several occasions, with the biggest one being…
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2018 has been a pretty bad year for digital coins, and after the initial market crash that occurred a year ago, everyone was expecting a bull run that will fix things. Obviously, it never arrived, and instead of that, all that crypto market experienced was an entire bearish year and another crash in mid-November.
Now, however, it is a brand new year, and attempts to shake off the bears’ grip can be seen even in these first two weeks. The market is still struggling and mostly losing value, rather than gaining, with most coins being in trouble once more. Still, a lot can happen in a year, and most investors remain optimistic regarding 2019. Here are some of the coins that are believed to have tremendous potential, and to be the hope of this year.
Of course, Bitcoin comes first. This is the first cryptocurrency which is still dominating the market, with no other coin being even close to its market cap or price. BTC is the coin that has reached the most prominent heights, and it also lost the most in the previous year. However, there is still hope, as there are several projects and events scheduled for this year that might turn things around for the number one coin.
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Crypto projects have gone through several crucial periods of development, and while it is fascinating to watch their progress to maturity, a lot of investors are becoming impatient. During the first few years, they were barely known, only talked about in specific groups, among those developers and investors who had the luck to find out about them in the early days.
The next several years, altcoins started appearing, and the voice of cryptocurrency slowly started to spread. Then, there was a period of hype, when crypto exploded, and the entire world finally learned about this new technology that promised to change the world. Naturally, the overhype led to a market crash and price correction that we experienced last year, but the impact was made, and the world is still talking about them on a daily basis.
However, now is the time for cryptos to deliver on their promise, grow up, and start showing results. There are high expectations for many projects, but for various reasons, they have yet to deliver, and many are hoping that 2019 will be the year when they finally do it. Let’s see which 3 crypto projects really need to show results, and soon.
1) Ethereum (ETH)
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