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Digital Money Defined and How it Works

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The advancements in modern technology revolutionized the industry such that there emerged digital money. With digital money, international payments are made simpler. The exchange rates are also relatively inexpensive and you are guaranteed with secure payments.

But, What is Digital Money?

In a gist, digital money is an electronic form of payment. Unlike cash, it has no tangible form, and payments or exchanges transpire over computers. Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple, are examples of digital money. You can trade in Bitcoin, purchase Ethereum, or buy Ripple through several cryptocurrency exchange platforms. Most of these platforms are relatively easy to use and some even offer a direct link on your electronic wallet accounts.

How Does Digital Money Work?

Blockchain Network

Digital money is created, stored, and exchanged in its individual blockchain network. A blockchain is all about digital information stored in a public database. When a user requests for a transaction, the transaction is broadcast over a peer-to-peer (P2P) network that is composed of computers which are also referred to as nodes. The nodes are integrated with algorithms that can verify the validity of the transactions.

Once the transaction is verified, it is combined with other transactions, which eventually creates a new block of data. The resulting new block is then added to the existing blockchain, completing the transaction request. The blocks are already permanent and any information stored in them can no longer be altered.

Mining

In the blockchain network, mining is the process of verifying the validity of the transactions. The process includes the creation of a hash or a unique sequence of cryptographic information. This information is often based on the transaction data inside the block that is up for verification, the result of complex mathematical formulas, as well as the hash of the last block on the chain. It is only upon the completion of this hash that a new block is confirmed and added to the chain.

Storage

Digital money is often stored in digital currency wallets. These wallets are simply software programs with the capability of retaining digital money indefinitely. Some even come with mobile wallets that provide users with a convenient means of accessing their digital money whenever they need to. Digital wallets often have a public key and a private key. The public key is responsible for recording the location of your wallet in the blockchain network. While anyone in the chain can access it, the public key doesn’t contain any personal identifiable data. On the other hand, only the rightful owner of the digital wallet sees the private key. This key contains the cryptographic information that authorizes the transactions in the wallet.

There are now several businesses that accept digital money as a form of payment for their goods and services. Aside from this, some individuals are building their portfolio with cryptocurrency with others even considering it a safe haven asset. It can, therefore, be deemed that digital money is here to stay and in the future, it can be the primary means of payment preferred in various industries.

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Enhancing the DigitalBits Ecosystem through the XDB Foundation

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The DigitalBits ecosystem welcomed a new benefactor in the form of the XDB Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for DigitalBits. The main objectives of the XDB Foundation include the DigitalBits Ecosystem Support Program, supplying both financial and non-financial assistance to qualified entities and projects within the DigitalBits community, with a focus towards innovation and speeding ecosystem growth.

Michael Gord, MLG Blockchain and GDA Capital founder, has been appointed to the role of Managing Director of the XDB Foundation.  “I am excited to see the launch of the XDB Foundation and to be joining the DigitalBits ecosystem in this new capacity,” says Gord. “In the coming weeks, the XDB Foundation will share additional updates regarding its key initiatives.  Over the past 2 years, we have seen DigitalBits achieve various milestones and with this next chapter I’m excited to see the XDB Foundation contribute as the new project lead supporting education, research and development, and ecosystem growth and adoption.”

Michael Gord’s first initiatives within blockchain started with establishing the McGill Students’ Cryptocurrency Club, McGill Students’ Fintech Association, Bitcoin Canada and providing leadership on the global expansion of the Blockchain Education Network.  Notably, he is also a key contributor to the Kerala Blockchain Academy, one of the largest innovation hubs for blockchain technology worldwide. 

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As Global Tensions Grow, Bitcoin Price May Go Higher

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BTC Surged Again as A Safe Haven Asset During Global Tensions

  • India – China Border Conflict

After weeks of squabbling and brawling along their long-disputed border, hundreds of Indian and Chinese soldiers engaged in a deadly clash Monday in a river valley that’s part of the region of Ladakh last week. Troops had massed on both sides of the border in recent months in the northern India region of Ladakh and the southwestern Chinese region of Aksai Chin, causing global concerns of a potential escalation between the two.

  • North and South Korea Clash

Last Tuesday, North Korea destroyed the liaison office it jointly operates with South Korea in the city of Kaesong, just north of the demilitarized zone that separates the two countries. 

North Korea also said it would send troops to now-shuttered joint cooperation sites on its territory, reinstall guard posts and resume military drills at front-line areas in a violation of separate 2018 deals with South Korea. Jeong said South Korea will take “immediate, swift and corresponding” steps to any North Korean provocation.

The tensions grown in Asia and the potential “second wave” of coronavirus in the United States may add more difficulties to the global economic recovery. Thus, Bitcoin, as a safe haven asset, attracts more investors to buy and hold. 

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Bityard Review: The simplest crypto exchange for novices

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The cryptocurrency industry continues to grow, and as the adoption pushes forward, there are more and more newcomers who are interested in joining it. However, there is also a problem with their lack of experience, as the majority of existing exchanges tend to target experienced traders.

Professional traders and institutions usually work with greater amounts of money, which is attractive to exchanges, Of course, there is nothing wrong with that, but it does leave a void in the crypto industry — a lack of novice-friendly exchanges for beginners.

This is where Bityard comes in.

What Is Bityard?

Bityard is a cryptocurrency exchange headquartered in Singapore. It is a novice-friendly platform that aims to bring the ultimate simplified trading experience to its customers.

It does this by adhering to the product concept of ‘Complex Contracts Simple Trade.’ 

The company is taking this approach exactly due to the previously mentioned issues. Its main competitors — exchanges like BitMEX, Deribit, or Bybit —tend to focus on professionalism and complexity. As such, they tend to attract users who seek out advanced trading capabilities, tools, and alike.

Bityard, on the other hand, aims to offer its own services to newcomers to the crypto industry — those who lack experience in their first days within the crypto industry and are simply looking for a simple experience to…

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