BitShares (CURRENCY:BTS) traded 4.7% higher against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 11:00 AM ET on February 12th. One BitShares coin can now be purchased for about $0.0412 or 0.00001134 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinEgg, HitBTC, Indodax and BigONE. During the last seven days, BitShares has traded up 11.2% against the US dollar. BitShares has a total market capitalization of $110.78 million and approximately $7.27 million worth of BitShares was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.
Here’s how other cryptocurrencies have performed during the last 24 hours:
- Cardano (ADA) traded 2.2% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0410 or 0.00001129 BTC.
- Ontology (ONT) traded 1.2% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.57 or 0.00015739 BTC.
- Qtum (QTUM) traded 0.3% lower against the dollar and now trades at $1.91 or 0.00052656 BTC.
- OmiseGO (OMG) traded 1.4% lower against the dollar and now trades at $1.14 or 0.00031538 BTC.
- Ardor (ARDR) traded down 2.4% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0520 or 0.00001433 BTC.
- Mixin (XIN) traded 1.8% lower against the dollar and now trades at $109.53 or 0.03017200 BTC.
- Wanchain (WAN) traded up 1.8% against the dollar and now trades at $0.30 or 0.00008163 BTC.
- Apollo Currency (APL) traded 2.5% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0015 or 0.00000042 BTC.
- Particl (PART) traded up 0.1% against the dollar and now trades at $2.36 or 0.00064936 BTC.
- Mithril (MITH) traded down 0.6% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0352 or 0.00000970 BTC.
BTS is a proof-of-stake (PoS) coin that uses the SHA-512 hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was November 5th, 2014. BitShares’ total supply is 2,690,640,000 coins. The official website for BitShares is bitshares.org. BitShares’ official message board is bitsharestalk.org. BitShares’ official Twitter account is @_bitshares and its Facebook page is accessible here. The Reddit community for BitShares is /r/bitshares and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here.
According to CryptoCompare, “Delegated Proof-of-Stake Consensus Delegated Proof of Stake (DPOS) is a new method of securing a crypto-currency’s network. DPOS attempts to solve the problems of both Bitcoin’s traditional Proof of Work system, and the Proof of Stake system of Peercoin and NXT. DPOS implements a layer of technological democracy to offset the negative effects of centralization. Delegated proof of stake mitigates the potential negative impacts of centralization through the use of witnesses (formaly called delegates). A total of N witnesses sign the blocks and are voted on by those using the network with every transaction that gets made. By using a decentralized voting process, DPOS is by design more democratic than comparable systems. Rather than eliminating the need for trust all together, DPOS has safeguards in place the ensure that those trusted with signing blocks on behalf of the network are doing so correctly and without bias. Additionally, each block signed must have a verification that the block before it was signed by a trusted node. DPOS eliminates the need to wait until a certain number of untrusted nodes have verified a transaction before it can be confirmed. This reduced need for confirmation produces an increase in speed of transaction times. By intentionally placing trust with the most trustworthy of potential block signers, as decided by the network, no artificial encumbrance need be imposed to slow down the block signing process. DPOS allows for many more transactions to be included in a block than either proof of work or proof of stake systems. DPOS technology allows cryptocurrency technology to transact at a level where it can compete with the centralized clearinghouses like Visa and Mastercard. Such clearinghouses administer the most popular forms of electronic payment systems in the world. In a delegated proof of stake system centralization still occurs, but it is controlled. Unlike other methods of securing cryptocurrency networks, every client in a DPOS system has the ability to decide who is trusted rather than trust concentrating in the hands of those with the most resources. DPOS allows the network to reap some of the major advantages of centralization, while still maintaining some calculated measure of decentralization. This system is enforced by a fair election process where anyone could potentially become a delegated representative of the majority of users. “
Buying and Selling BitShares
BitShares can be purchased on these cryptocurrency exchanges: RuDEX, Poloniex, Indodax, Gate.io, HitBTC, YoBit, BitShares Asset Exchange, Livecoin, CoinEgg, BigONE, Crex24, Binance, Huobi, LBank, CryptoBridge, ZB.COM, Tidex, RightBTC, CoinTiger, OpenLedger DEX and EXX. It is usually not currently possible to buy alternative cryptocurrencies such as BitShares directly using U.S. dollars. Investors seeking to trade BitShares should first buy Ethereum or Bitcoin using an exchange that deals in U.S. dollars such as GDAX, Gemini or Changelly. Investors can then use their newly-acquired Ethereum or Bitcoin to buy BitShares using one of the exchanges listed above.
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