What is Bitcoin Cash,

Bitcoin is the first mover in Cryptocurrency and has been the no 1 driving force for some time until recently when it has lost 65% of the market share. In my opinion was due to other coins being born and. faster and more effective technology being released. Then come the high fees and slow processing times and it has caused big dip in the bitcoin market.

The fact that Bitcoin is giving such a bad user experience right now and just not performing as it should do, is a major problem and needs fixing!!

Bitcoin was designed to by Satoshi Nakamoto to be a peer to peer cash payment system. Today that is not the case and now people are having to pay extremely high fees & deal with very slow processing times,sometimes even days to be verified.

This truly goes against everything that bitcoin was designed to do and be.

As much as I love bitcoin and it pains me to write this I need be honest right now, it’s completely useless unless you are mining it of course then it can be really profitable.

We really do need a Cryptocurrency Payment Solution for an eco system that we can rely on with low fees and instant transactions.

I personally believe that Bitcoin Cash (BCH) could be one of the main Cryptos to help answer this problem. Bitcoin will be the gold of the internet and give an intrinsic value to our money again. You will be able to purchase a house ,car with bitcoin but for everyday use like buying a coffee, going for dinner right now it is to expensive and to slow. In my opinion BCH has the all the answers and will become the payment system that bitcoin was supposed to be a peer to peer cash payment system.

Bitcoin Cash is Bitcoin, it is exactly the same protocol with 21 Million coins, but can handle more transactions and follows how Satoshi originally intended bitcoin to be when he wrote the rules of bitcoin back in 2008/2009.

Bitcoin is now slowly becoming a centralised model with one core team of developers who seem to only be in this to make money for themselves by creating a dramatic increase in fees for the users. For 9 years bitcoin was seamless and had no problems, fees were practically zero, processing times were instant. Bitcoin was the competition to the banks we have never had before. Now we may as well use a bank, there is no difference $100 fees and processing times of 4 days it’s complete craziness & goes against everything wee been teaching for the last 5 years.

Some of the developers did not understand and agree with the original vision of peer-to-peer electronic cash that Satoshi Nakamoto had created. Instead, they preferred Bitcoin become a settlement layer.

This is not how Crypto is designed to be!!

BCH was created on Aug 1st 2017 through a hard fork and a split of the bItcoin Blockchain. So you can look at this as bitcoin 2.0 a faster and more efficient version of bitcoin that has a more advanced technology.

Bitcoin Cash can handle more transactions than bitcoin and has much cheaper fees that are integrated for the longevity of the project. Bitcoin Cash is actually the only forked bitcoin that sticks to exactly the same protocol as bitcoin. Many others forked coins are trying to write their own rules and BCH are working to Satoshi’s rules and vision.

BITCOIN CASH FOLLOWS THE SAME PROTOCOL

At present bitcoin can only handle seven transactions per second and has 1MB blocks. In today’s financial economy and the amount of digital transactions taking place in the Bitcoin Blockchain we have Hundreds of Thousands of Transactions every 24hrs. You can not record and process that many transactions into a 1MB data storage block. So the bitcoin Blockchain is now so full it is taking days to see transactions be verified.

If you want to know what the Blockchain is please read this; https://thecryptoproezine.com/2017/06/19/what-is-the-blockchain/

Bitcoin Cash is designed to handle Thousands of transactions and has an 8MB block size.that is about 40,000 transaction in each block compared to bitcoins average of 2500 per block. BCH can also scale on the Blockchain, so every couple of years the block size will double to 16MB, 32MB 64Mb and so on. This allows BCH to handle the volume of the expanding demand Crypto brings to the world.

We need Borderless, instant Transactions and they are now something we can use and rely on again within the Cryptocurrency world. Bitcoin Cash is how bitcoin is supposed to be. The opportunity that BCH brings to the space when you truly understand this is really special and like being involved in bitcoin 3 years ago.

This coin offers serious potential with a very strong technical division made up of several different developing teams plus years of marketing experience in tow to take this coin forward.

This can only mean one thing for this coin and that is further exposure in the right channels across the world.

Here is a piece from the bitcoin cash website (www.bitcoincash.org)

Bitcoin Cash brings sound money to the world, fulfilling the original promise of Bitcoin as “Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash”. Merchants and users are empowered with low fees and reliable confirmations. The future shines brightly with unrestricted growth, global adoption, permissionless innovation, and decentralized development.

Bitcoin Cash offers Decentralized Development – With multiple independent teams of developersko o providing software implementations, the future is secure. Bitcoin Cash is resistant to political and social attacks on protocol development. No single group or project can control it.

Here is a great video explaining Bitcoin Cash

If we look at other solutions to speeding up the transactions and lowering fees, we could possible look at SEGWIT2X, but they only want to double the block sizes to 2MB, that solves a small problem but the blocks are still not big enough. We need much bigger blocks and on chain scalability. Read about Segwit2x here https://thecryptoproezine.com/2017/11/08/what-is-the-bitcoin-segwit2x-fork/

Bitcoin Cash can do this and more.

If we look at the Lightning Network, this is an off chain solution and is still in theory nothing has been proven yet and until it can then we are still in the same place.

Read about the lightning Network here https://lightning.network/#intro

If they can get this technology working it really could be a huge solution to help bitcoin, but until they implement it and we know it works wether it can be durable for the future,we just don’t know!!

Bitcoin Cash is a huge player in the Crypto Markets right now sitting fourth n the entire world, with a value of around $1700 and a market cap of $29Billion + (28/1/18) Not bad for a coin only been around for a few months is it?

If we really want to stick to Satoshi’s vision and the technology he actually created then in my opinion Bitcoin Cash is the solution to take Cryptocurrency forward at a much faster pace, but that is just an opinion…

The only thing I must add as a miner, that I find really interesting is mining bitcoin it is so profitable because of the high transaction fees that are rewarded when winning a block. When processing transactions the fees as part of the reward for the the work we have completed. Mining bitcoin is and always will be profitable at this rate and I do not see that slowing down any time soon.

I believe this will always be the first mover in the space so it has a lot of potential for much more gains but until someone sorts out these extremely high fees and slow processing times who knows what will happen to bitcoin.Only when Someone fixes this then bitcoin may boom again.

If we look back over history and technology it always becomes more advanced and someone always comes up with a better way to make things more efficient, faster, easier to use, but what ever it maybe the first mover is not always the winner.

Right now I would say it is still such early stages that we are probably still in NOKIA mobile phone stages of this technology. who ever creates the most usable currency of any of the coins with low fees and instant transactions will win.

HOW TO PURCHASE BITCOIN CASH

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THE BEST BITCOIN CASH WALLET

To get YOUR BEST Bitcoin Cash wallet please download from bitcoin.com here https://wallet.bitcoin.com/

This wallet is 100% private and you control your own private key.

This is safest way to store your coins and keep them safe or grab a ledger wallet and keep them off line.

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CONCLUSION

BITCOIN CASH BITCOIN – Cheaper, faster payments, instant transactions and practically no fees. BCH can scale and handle more demand as time goes on. In my opinion BCH has a lot of potential but only time can tell if the people will adopt this coin as their peer to peer cash payment system.

What are your thoughts on Bitcoin Cash?

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Resources

Bitcoin White Paper https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf

Bitcoin Cash Website – https://www.bitcoincash.org

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Why are the Alt Coin prices are going crazy

Oh my god what is going on in the Cryptocurrency markets?

Is this just not the most exciting thing you have ever seen?

I can not contain my excitement!

2018 is the year we see Cryptocurrency go mainstream and hit critical mass where millions of people start adopting this concept & I bet my bottom dollar on that…

Let’s talk about the Alt Coins and why the prices are going crazy? These coins are making massive gains in this space and we are seeing coins with 80% + returns in 24 hrs, it’s ludicrous & the most exciting thing at the same time.

The question is why though?

The Crypto space is something that will change the world, but is the potential for mass gains in a short period of time that is really exciting for people. Millionaires are being created and there are billion of dollars being poured into this industry.

Everyone wants a piece of the new Gold Rush, the next biggest opportunity since the dot com boom, the next big thing is here and 2018 is the year I truly believe we see mass adoption across the world. Some of the biggest commerce stores look like they are ready to start accepting these alternative currencies as payments such as Amazonwho created 3 domain names specifically for Cryptocurrency,. When that happens these prices are going to explode in value. No doubt about that from what we are seeing right now!!

Please do your own research and make your own decision on this concept.

All increases and stats you see below are over a 24hr period – 3/1/18

  1. Ripple — $3 with a MarketCap (MC )of over $122bn.up 33% today
  2. Cardano – Up to $1 with a 42% increase today – $28bn MC
  3. Stellar – 0.90c – Up 72% – $16bn MC
  4. NEM – $1.32 – Up 36% – $13bn MC
  5. IOTA – $4 – Up 1% – $11bn MC
  6. Tron – $0.8c – Up 17% – $5.6bn MC
  7. EOS – $9 – Up 1.1% – $5.3bn MC
  8. Qtum – $58 – Up 3.7% – $4bn MC
  9. Raiblocks – $27 – Up 10% -$3bn MC
  10. Verge – $0.14- Up 1.88% – $2bn MC
  11. STeem – $8 -Up 45% – $1bn MC
  12. Status – $0.56 Up 88% – $1.9bn MC

Here is a video I recorded talking about what is going on in this crazy industry right now.

Please do your own research into these coins, I offer no financial advise what so ever.

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What are your thoughts on the AlLT COINS ?

What coins do you like and why?

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The safest way to to start your Cryptocurrency journey

We run an education programme and Group to thousands of people around the world. I have been in this industry for 5 years and I see a lot of people talking & giving opinions and advise that is not to accurate or correct.

The Cryptocurrency concept is just getting started and you have the potential to really do some good things this year.

Always do your own research and make up your own mind though.

Here is a blog I wrote yesterday giving some advise on some of the best coins to watch out for in 2018 –

https://thecryptoproezine.com/2018/01/01/what-are-the-best-cryptocurrencies-for-2018/

There are 3 strategies you can take getting into Cryptocurrency

1- You can start buying and holding the coins you like & when the time is right for you then you can sell to make a profit.

I believe this is more of a long term strategy but up to you.

I can recommend the best coins right now for you too by reading the blog I posted above.

3- Trading

Unless you have trading experience, I do not recommend it as can be very risky and it’s a skill set that takes years to learn

Neither do I recommend joining sites like Etoro, iq option, plus 500 they are pure scams and are enticing you in to get you bitcoin, Ethereum, ripple etc.

You do not own these coins on there it’s just a cash value not actual Cryptocurrency and if you don not know how to trade you will lose money fast as you put it in, be careful!!

3- The safest and most secure way is to mine coins & yes it is profitable if you know how.

I do not recommend buying your own machines though. I was doing this for a long period of time and the electricity was costing me more than I was actually mining.

I am partnered with one the biggest mining facilities in the world and are in the middle of installing over 200 Million Dollars worth of new equipment and by April will be one of if not the biggest mining facility in the world.

The movements can be very volatile and risky in the markets so this is a safety net into the concept.

I personally do strategy 1 & 2 diversify and spread into many cryptos that I like and have the mining as my hedge and security against the markets.

Mining allows At today’s value costs about $2000 a coin to produce in our warehouse & on an exchange in nearly $15000 a coin. That’s a big difference.

So no matter what happens in the market place you are always safe and in profit.

Your coins are making coins every 24hrs

Win win!

Next week we are actually doing a 4day tour around the south of UK starting on 8th in Kent & on 9th Jan in Hertfordshire, 10th in Bournemouth & 11th in Devon.

Flying over is one of the biggest Bitcoin and Crypto educators to come speak about the industry and show people how to get onboard with a safe and secure manner.

You must come & I highly advise If you want to learn about this concept in a correct way you should come and listen to Max Nilsenius speak he is incredible & one if the the most knowledgable individuals you will ever meet.

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What are the best Cryptocurrencies for 2018′

After such a huge year in 2017 for Cryptocurrency, it looks like 2018 could be even more accomplished and 10x bigger. As we go mainstream and into mass adoption with proof of concept now complete with 10 year history and a market cap of over $700bn as I write this. Bitcoin,Ethereum & Litecoin have lead the way me now comes phase 2 as we move into mass adoption, full usability & every day use. When this happens in the next coming weeks and months it will mean millions of people purchasing coins. There will be billions of dollars even TRILLIONS being traded daily & added to the concept before your very eyes like a bullet train that can not be stopped!!

Do you think there is an opportunity to create wealth, you best bet your bottom dollar there is!

We truly are at the forefront of something magical & the best bit is we are just getting started!!

The best coins have not even been created yet!

In this blog I will walk you through some of the new coins you should be looking into to start conducting your own research and discovering more about the huge potential they potentially project.

If you want to know some of the best coins to purchase still that have generated huge gains like Bitcoin,Litecoin, Ripple, Monero, Dash in 2017 please go here – https://thecryptoproezine.com/2017/06/07/the-top-cryptocurrencies-you-should-be-purchasing-right-now/


WHAT ARE THE BEST CRYPTOCURRENCIES TO BE PURCHASING FOR 2018?

As we start 2018 the buzz for what is to come the excitement is electrifying in the industry & nothing I have ever seen before. People are going crazy to get started and FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) is really kicking in.

Please be careful though there is so much noise out there at present. You really do need to just take your time and do the research and make sure what ever you do is best for you. I know it’s hard to get your head around it all, so hopefully by the end of this you will have a much better idea.

If you want to learn more about Cryptocurrency please go here http://www.thecryptopros.com

Please do your own research though, we offer no financial advise.

1- EOS

EOS has been created to design decentralised apps (daps) & smart contacts and is known for the competition it brings to Ethereum, many are saying this is Ethereum on steroids.

EOS is a blockchain-based, decentralized operating system, designed to support commercial-scale decentralized applications by providing all of the necessary core functionality, enabling businesses to build blockchain applications in a way similar to web-based applications.

EOS’s asynchronous communication and parallel processing provide scalability, while its ownership model eliminates transaction fees. These features make EOS a serious competitor of Ethereum (although EOS’s ICO actually supports Ethereum).

Created by Daniel Larimer who is also the brains behind Steem and Bitshares, Daniel is one the smartest programming individuals in the Cryptocurrency industry with years of experience and one of the best in the world at what he does Daniel brings huge credibility to the EOS eco system.

Also involved is Genius and Cryptocurrency billionaire Brock Pierce. What ever Brock touches it turns to Gold. As one of the most influential people in the space with huge success in many projects across the industry I just know Brock Pierce & Dan Larimer are behind this could easily be there best project yet.

It also says so much and I really do see a huge year for EOS in 2018. The technology is second to none and they offer a huge solution to payments with hundreds of thousands of transactions per second Capability. EOS also offers scalability to cater for millions of transactions per second.

With tremendous backing and one of the strongest teams in any project,the growth of EOS in 2018 will mammoth. The potential for gains in this coin is looking really good. ( No guarantees it can drop in value too.)

(Charts taken on 1/1/18 from http://www.coinmarketcap.com

  1. Decentralised App Creator
  2. Delegated proof of Stake Blockchain
  3. Can Process hundreds of Thousands of Transactions Every Second
  4. Scalability for Millions of Transactions Per Second
  5. Eliminates Fees

http://www.eos.io

Huge contender for 2018


2- VERGE (XVG)

Verge Is a secure, & anonymous Cryptocurrency that focuses on privacy by bringing Blockchain transactions to every day life. With Verge currency, businesses and individuals have flexible options for sending and receiving payments. Verge Currency is a cryptocurrency designed for everyday use. It improves upon the original Bitcoin blockchain and aims to fulfill its initial purpose of providing individuals and businesses with a fast, efficient and decentralized way of making direct transactions while maintaining personal privacy.

Verge development and marketing is supported by the thousands of members of the community.

Transaction speeds are ultra-fast compared to other coins. Simple Payment Verification (SPV) technology allows average transaction confirmation times to drop to ~5 seconds.

Verge uses multiple anonymity networks such as Tor and I2P. The IP addresses of the users are obfuscated and the transactions are completely untraceable & 100% Anonymous.

Private, secure, instant transactions run on a complete decentralised network with no central body controlling anything.

The team here are really creating something special and it could go on a real bull run in 2018.

(Charts taken 1/1/18 from http://www.coinmarketcap.com)

  1. Completely Anonymous
  2. Fast Transactions
  3. 30 Second Blockchain
  4. Ready and Scalable for Mass Adoption
  5. Decentralised
  6. TOR Browser Capability

Really strong and one or watch out for this could have huge gains if the demand stays as strong as it is now. Really looking forward to seeing this grow and implement their technology.

http://www.vergecurrency.com


3- NEO

NEO is a next generation smart economy platform (formerly Antshares) yet another smart contract platform (more on smart contracts in another blog coming soon) NEO is positioned as a “public cloud” and is part of a much bigger strategy by the Chinese government in establishing pre-eminence as a Blockchain platform industry leader. They want developers, in general, to use their tools and platform and develop the ecosystem.

NEO has a sister company OnChain that’s already a “made man” in terms of the financial services industry. It is also currently working with the Chinese and Japanese government along with large corporations including Alibaba.

NEO is considered more of a open-source public cloud model which will be separate from OnChain but can also interconnected in terms of the cross chain functionality as we will see more of with NeoX.

I think NEO has some serious work to do to catch Ethereum & EOS but as it seems to have backing from the Chinese Government then maybe it has some serious legs. Will be interesting to see how this gets used within the Asian markets and industries.

(Charts taken 1/1/18 from http://www.coinmarketcap.com)

  1. Smart Contract Platform
  2. Backed by the Chinese Government
  3. Validated Digital Identity
  4. Digital Asset Configuration
  5. Asian Market

http://www.neo.org

Neo looks good but not sure it can take over Ethereum or EOS. Only time will tell.


4- Cardano (ADA)

Cardano is home to the Ada cryptocurrency, founded by Charles Hoskinson who was part of Ethereum and many other projects. Cardano can be used to send and receive digital funds. This digital cash represents the future of money, making possible fast, direct transfers that are guaranteed to be secure through the use of cryptography.

Cardano is more than just a cryptocurrency, however, it is a technological platform that will be capable of running financial applications currently used every day by individuals, organisations and governments all around the world. The platform is being constructed in layers, which gives the system the flexibility to be more easily maintained and allow for upgrades by way of soft forks

Cardano has its own Block Explorer. This is a useful tool that can be used to check the history of transactions that have taken place on the Cardano blockchain.

All Ada transactions are publicly recorded on the blockchain and you can search to find details about any one of them. Information you will be able to see includes the amount of Ada sent, the public address of the sender, and the time and date of the transaction.

(Charts taken on 1/1/18 from http://www.coinmarketcap.com)

  1. Fast & Direct Transactions
  2. Secure
  3. Capable of High Financial Transactions
  4. Has it’s own Blockexplorer
  5. Very Strong /Credible Team

https://www.cardanohub.org/en/home/

Could potentially be a nice increase in price so one to watch for sure.


5- IOTA (MIOTA).

The main feature of this cryptocurrency is the tangle, a directed acyclic graph (DAG) for storing transactions. The tangle naturally succeeds the blockchain as its next evolutionary step, and offers features that are required to establish a machine- to-machine micropayment system.

The Tangle Ledger, is a revolutionary new blockless distributed ledger which is scalable, lightweight and for the first time ever makes it possible to transfer value without any fees. Yes you read that right, zero fees on micro transactions.

A decentralised and self-regulating peer-to-peer network with true micro and even nano-transactions are enabled due to the unique IOTA Tangle architecture, providing developers with a brand new set of tools for their applications in both IoT and Web.

The Tangle ledger is able to settle transactions with zero fees so devices can trade exact amounts of resources on-demand. The Tangle ledger is so new though and not established as the Blockchain just yet.

So it will be interesting to follow the developments of this technology in 2018 if they get this right it could be a huge disruption to the disruption of Blockchain Technology.

As the Internet-of-Things keep expanding, the need for sharing of resources become a necessity. IOTA enables companies to explore business-2-business models by making every technological resource a potential service to be traded on an open market in real time, with no fees.

The concept of IOTA is really interesting & the fact the designed their own Public Ledger Technology speaks volumes to the confidence they have in the project.

There is still not much evidence of how robust and effective it can be right now.

The developments of this technology is something I am keeping a very keen eye on for 2018.

(These charts were taken on 1/1/18 from http://www.coinmarketcap.com)

  1. Decentralised
  2. Developed New Ledger technology
  3. Tangle Network is unique
  4. Instant Transactions
  5. No Fees
  6. Business -2-Business Payments

https://iota.org/

I really like IOTA but unsure how the Tangle Network will develop. If done right could be the next disrupting technology. Only time will tell.


6- Vertcoin (VTC)

Vertcoin (VTC) stays true to the original vision of cryptocurrency: a financial system owned by its users, the people’s coin.

Vertcoin is developed by community members working as volunteers and the project is wholly funded by donations.

Vertcoin’s algorithm is designed to resist the development of custom mining hardware and multipool mining, ensuring that transactions are validated by a widely distributed network. The developers have pledged to take whatever steps are necessary to protect this coin from specialized mining equipment and make sure that it will always be possible to mine with consumer grade hardware.

DECENTRALIZED MINING

Mining should be fair & easy! Vertcoin do not allow ASICs on their network. The development team is wholly committed to keeping it that way. VTC ensures the long term security and fair distribution of the currency by doing it this way.

ATOMIC CROSS-CHAIN

(Lightning Network Development)

A decentralized way of exchanging your Vertcoins with another. A layer to cross both blockchains (Example: Vertcoin & Litecoin or Bitcoin) – Where you can seamlessly exchange your Vertcoin for Litecoin or Bitcoin (Or the other way around) on your wallet. This is a feature of The Lightning Network.

I think Vertcoin has a true decentralised concept and gives power back to the people. I really like Vertcoin & will be watching this closely. I think VTC has huge growth potential for 2018 in my opinion. No guarantees on any further earnings.

(Charts were taken 1/1/18 from http://www.coinmarketcap.com)

  1. Decentralised
  2. Unique Mining
  3. Lightning Network Capability
  4. Coin Exchange
  5. Owned by the Users
  6. Fast Transactions

https://vertcoin.org/

With lightning Network capability, instant transactions, secure development team attached too. I truly believe this could be a great feature to carry this coin forward as a huge contender in 2018.


These are just some of the coins available & I can not write about all of them on one page. There are to far to many in the market place right now. I am sorry if I could not cover a coin/s you might like on this page, but please let me know your thoughts on some of the coins and I will be happy to try and cover them for you as well.

Here is a list of coins and their purposes hope if finds you well..

This is just my opinion on some of the coins I like and have seen good growth on myself. Please do your own research. We offer no financial advise what so ever.

Many thanks

The Crypto Pro’s