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Beginner’s Guide to Exchanges – Part 1

Beginner’s Guide to Exchanges – Part 1

Hola Compadres! It is me u/poop_dragon here with another guide. Today I would like to run through a list of ETH exchanges. This is just Part 1 of this list, and it covers established exchanges. Soon I will post Part 2 and 3 which will go into some other types of exchanges (derivative markets, coin converters, decentralized, and foreign exchanges) Side note, I have given rating to these exchanges based on some comparisons, news, and information which I have found online. Recently, EVERY exchange has been slow/unresponsive in their customer service due to the huge influx of new users. My intention is to help educate new users about the exchanges available. I am not trying to discredit, advertise, pump up, or damage reputations. If you feel something is inaccurate, please respectfully bring it up in the comments. I will be editing as we go. Last thing of note, I have only included the lowest level trading tier to calculate trading fees, which assumes the highest rates. Most exchanges offer lower fees for bigger orders, but I have gone with the assumption that everyone here is not dropping whale amounts of cash.

00 – Concepts and Definitions

01 –Digital Exchanges

Poloniex

Exchange Type Maker Taker
All Currencies .15% .25%
Feature Details
2FA Google Authenticator Available
Wallet Security ‘Majority’ of Funds in cold storage
Personal Information Encrypted and Stored Off-Site
Tier Level Name Email DOB Phone Address Official ID Bank Info KYC Limits
Level 1 X X $2,000 USD Daily Withdrawal Limit
Level 2 X X X X X X $7,000 USD Daily Withdrawal Limit
Level 3 X X X X X X $25,000 USD Daily Withdrawal Limit
Level 4 X X X X X X X X >$25,000 USD Daily Withdrawal Limit
What is a KYC? It stands for Know Your Customer Documentation. This varies between exchanges. However, like most things, if you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it.

Bittrex

Exchange Type Maker Taker
All Currencies .25% .25%
Feature Details
2FA Google Authenticator Available
Wallet Security Multi-stage wallet Majority’ of Funds in cold storage
Personal Information IP Whitelisting restricts trading from new addresses
Tier Level Name Email DOB Phone Address Official ID Bank Info KYC Limits
Basic X X X 3 BTC or less daily
Enhanced X X X X X X 100 BTC or less daily

02– Fiat Exchanges - USA

Coinbase (GDAX)

Country Credit/Debit Linked Bank Account Wire Transfer
Australia 3.99% - -
Canada 3.99% - -
Europe 3.99% 1.49% SEPA- Free (€0.15)
Singapore 3.99% 1.49% -
UK 3.99% - SEPA Free (€0.15)
US 3.99% 1.49% $10 Deposit / $25 With / ACH Free
Exchange Type Maker Taker
ETH/FIAT 0% .30%
ETH/BTC 0% .30%
Tier Level Name Email DOB Phone Address Official ID Bank Info KYC Limits
Level 1 X X X
Level 2 X X X X X Crypto Only
Level 3 X X X X X X X Fiat Enabled
Level 4 X X X X X X X X Higher Fiat Limits
Feature Details
2FA Google Authenticator, Authy, SMS
Wallet Security 98% Assets in Cold Storage
Personal Information 3rd Party Verified, Secured, Stored Offline
Digital Currency Insurance Fully Insured by Lloyd’s of London
Fiat Insurance Up to $250,000 by FDIC
Bug Bounty Multiple bounties up to $10,000

Kraken

Country Linked Bank Account Wire Transfer
EUR Free SEPA €5-10 (€0.09 Withdrawal)
US Free SWIFT $10 ($60 Withdrawal)
UK Free SWIFT £10 (£60 Withdrawal)
CAN Free SWIFT Free ($10 Withdrawal)
Exchange Type Maker Taker
ETH/FIAT .16% .26%
ETH/BTC .16% .26%
Tier Level Name Email DOB Phone Address Official ID Bank Info KYC Limits
Level 0 X No Trading Allowed
Level 1 X X X X No Fiat, Unlimited Crypto
Level 2 X X X X Fiat $2,000Day/$10,000Mo
Level 3 X X X X X X Fiat $25,000Day/$200,000Mo
Level 4 X X X X X X X X Fiat $100,000Day/$500,000Mo
Feature Details
2FA Google Authenticator, Master Key Available
Wallet Security Majority Assets in Cold Storage
Personal Information PGP Encrypted Emails, Global Settings Lock
Digital Currency Insurance Maintain Full Reserves
Bug Bounty Multiple bounties

Gemini

Country Linked Bank Account Wire Transfer
USD Free Free
Exchange Type Maker Taker
ETH/ALL .10-.25% .25%
Tier Level Name Email DOB Phone Address Official ID Bank Info KYC Limits
Individual X X X X X X X None - Except for ACH
Feature Details
2FA Google Authenticator, Authy Available
Hot Wallet Security Hot Wallet Hosted by Amazon Web Services
Cold Wallet Stored in 2 tiers of cold and 'cryo' multi-sig storage
Personal Information Encrypted in Transit and Stored Offline
Digital Currency Insurance Fidelity bond by 'top-tier insurance company'
Fiat Insurance Up to $250,000 by FDIC

03– Fiat Exchanges - Hong Kong

Bitfinex

Country Credit/Debit Bank Transfer Express Bank Transfer
ALL - .1% ($20 Minimum) 1% ($20 Minimum)
Exchange Type Maker Taker
ETH/ALL .10% .20%
Tier Level Name Email DOB Phone Address Official ID Bank Info KYC Limits
Individual X X X X X X (2) X X No Stated Limits
Feature Details
2FA Google Authenticator, Twilio Available
Account Security New IP Addresses locked for 24 hours, require verification and detection
System Security Hosted and Backed-up on Linux, protection from DDoS
Personal Information Email encryption with OpenPGP
Wallet Security Only .5% of funds are stored in hot wallets
EDIT : Thank you to u/Ginger_Bearded_Man for the suggestion. Bittrex has been added.
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The intelligent investors guide to cryptocurrency: Part 3a - The value proposition

*Introductions: I'm joskye. A cryptocurrency investor and SDC holder. *
...
Hi again. This is the third part in our ongoing series on how to trade better and determine intelligent investments in cryptocurrency for the future.
In part 3 I will now discuss Cryptocurrency valuations, price metrics and identifying coins of value, worth holding.
...
What makes a coin worth holding: The value proposition
What makes anything worth holding? How much of themselves is a person willing to put into it - that's how much.
Cryptocurrency is largely driven by faith. It is a speculative enterprise i.e. people mostly put money into cryptocurrencies believing they will go up in value in the future; their plan to sell at a higher price when it does.
Currently most cryptocurrencies serve no function than being currencies in themselves. Unfortunately these currencies are largely not recognised by governments, most institutional investors or companies are legitimate stores of value or legitimate currencies of transaction. As such legislation and rules around the world regarding them vary considerably and are often absent.
There are very few cryptocurrencies that have legitimised backing, are insured or supported by enterprises that are insured for their loss and essentially there is little to protect you if you lose money through them.
So why do people bother putting money into cryptocurrencies it in the first place?
If the present and future value of a cryptocurrency is driven purely by speculation then you are essentially gambling by putting your money to buy that coin and joining the pool of other gamblers who are doing so. You are essentially joining a ponzi scheme and waiting game hoping you've gotten in early enough and convinced enough people to buy more of the asset you hold at slightly higher prices until a price is reached that you can cash out at (or until that thing becomes so big that everyone starts using it as their store of value).
This type of dynamic essentially underpins the mentality of most investments and trades i.e. buy low and sell high. I'd like to add buy early for investors since buying during a low in an already established asset may be setting yourself up for being forced to sell at a lower low later (especially if you don't understand the fundamentals of that asset).
If however the present or future value of a cryptocurrency is driven by some service other than speculation which can attract and drive fiat currency into it's ecosystem then it is potentially valuable.
I.e. will people actually use their USD/Yuan/Euro/GBP/Yen/INR etc to actually purchase the coin in question to do something useful with it (other than gamble on it's future price).
There are some cryptocurrencies which satisfy this criteria:
...
Bitcoin
It is not a currency, it is a remittance system and store of value. It has a reputation increasingly to being seen as a digital version of gold.
Bitcoin has the cultural and historical advantage of being the first cryptocurrency. It is also still the largest cryptocurrency by a long way with the largest marketcap i.e. price per bitcoin [$952 as of writing] x the number of bitcoin in circulation [16,074,687] which is $15.3 billion. Compare to it's next biggest competitor Ethereum which has a marketcap of $700 million (i.e. only 4.57% of Bitcoin's).
Bitcoin's value proposition is that it is a store of value. It may not be able to sustain this without significant upgrades to it's underlying software.
...
Monero (XMR)
Bitcoin does not have anonymity inherently built into it's software. Therefore if you buy and sell Bitcoin especially on cryptocurrency exchanges (where user registration is required), it is possible to trace whom Bitcoin is being transferred from and to.
For this reason I see Monero as Bitcoin + anonymity. I.e. it's value proposition is as store of hidden wealth. I also believe it does not have the issues that bitcoin does namely, same level of mainstream recognition, spotlight of regulatory awareness and developers do seem to be more focused on achieving better scalability and transaction times (it already does 10-20 minute verification time vs bitcoins 1 hour) which gives it better potential as a currency presently compared to Bitcoin.
-This sort of market cap dwarfs gold. However this type of up-scaled usability will not occur until the transaction verification times are much faster (nanoseconds) and the protocol is enhanced to cope with much larger transactions volumes and frequency at that speed; We are a long way off that.
I do believe fiat stored in Bitcoin will gradually transfer into Monero boosting it's value. I am not sure Monero though can presently bring fresh fiat currency (USD, Yuan etc) into it's ecosystem beyond outsider speculation in future price.
It is not unique in it's function or potential value proposition. My warning about holding Monerofor the long term is that it has competition for it's function not just from Bitcoin itself but from other anonymous coins such as Zcash, DASH (which provides instantaneous settlement) and SDC. Perhaps more importantly, Ethereum (ETH) is now planning to implement optional anonymity (via zSNARKs) in it's transaction network; if it does when combined with Ethereum's own functionality and well defined development roadmap (that will likely several second verification times in late 2017) would render XMR potentially redundant.
...
Ethereum (ETH)
The value proposition for Ethereum is that it allows for complex, trustless settlement systems to be built on it. This is a huge deal because the scope of applications is wide and although the technology needs to mature (to support greater transaction volume, frequency and more secure functionality) the sheer amount of fiat such a platform could attract through conversion of traditional centralised settlement and contract services to more secure decentralised platforms is very huge.
...
Shadowcash (SDC)
The value proposition is a double escrow, fully anonymous, decentralised privacy platform which incorporates private chat, private marketplace and secure, trustless private settlement system into one platform that is fully integrated into it's own blockchain.
Shadowcash already has multiple features that make it an excellent store of value: Low coin supply, potential for great demand, near instantaneous transaction verification times, ability to earn interest for simply holding it.
Shadowcash is incredibly easy to use and is heavily focused on usability. This is absolutely essential to it's end users: customers who seek convenient easy and speedy secure anonymous transaction. This will be a dream come true for traditional users of darknet markets.
To explain why lets elaborate on traditional darknet markets where in order to transact anonymously you have to:
1. Download the TOR browser. 2. Learn how to use it. 3. Buy XMR or Bitcoin. 4. Learn how to transact with these coins *safely* (yes this is still an issue with XMR in spite of it's built in privacy). 5. Learn how to and where to find reliable secure darknet markets. 6. Create accounts on these markets to access them *and* 7. Have faith that the websites and the highly centralised (and thus much more vulnerable) servers hosting those markets you use will not get shut down, not disappear with your money and not betray your transaction details and potentially identities to the authorities should they be infiltrated by them. 
Whereas with Shadowcash's market place this process will become:
1. Download the Shadowcash Umbra client (https://shadowproject.io/en/gettingstarted) 2. Buy some SDC on an exchange and transfer it to your Umbra client. 3. Browse the Shadowcash marketplace and transact securely, safely and anonymously. 
In summary I think Shadowcash can be a very useful application as a privacy platform for private communications and transactions.
...
ICONOMI (ICN)
Those two points constitute it's value proposition. By nature of the way it works it has an easily identifiable P/E ratio based on the amount used to create the fund ($10.5 million) against the current value of that fund based on it's
...
Summary lessons
The first rule in investing or trading in a given cryptocoin is deciding if it has a value proposition:
1. *Can it draw fiat currency (USD, Euro, Yuan etc) in such a way as to give it a valuation that is fully independent of pure speculation?* 2. *Is it unique?* 3. *Is it rare?* A limited supply with a low or negative inflation rate will lead to increasing price as demand goes up. 4. Are there significant risks associated with the value proposition? 
In the next article I will cover lesson 3b: Price metrics and valuations. It will be much shorter I promise but equally informative and we will cover topics such as price determination, impact of speculation, price manipulation, whales and their impact and the impact of bitcoin on the entire cryptocurrency ecosystem.
Finally just to really hammer it home; why am I posting this on the Shadowcash subreddit?
It is because Shadowcash is the best cryptocurrency investment of 2016 and I believe it will be again by March 2017.
...
References:
1. Crypto-Currency Market Capitalizations, https://coinmarketcap.com/, Last Checked 30/01/2017 2. What is the value of all the Gold in the world? http://onlygold.com/Info/All-The-Gold-In-The-World.asp, Last Checked 30/01/2017. 3. ICONOMI Cryptocurrencies Index (ICNX) 21 December 2016 Rebalancing, https://medium.com/iconominet/iconomi-cryptocurrencies-index-icnx-21-december-2016-rebalancing-transformation-into-iconomi-8e31e48493ab#.sptgljv1c 4. ICNx trend chart, https://medium.com/iconominet/iconomi-cryptocurrencies-index-icnx-30-november-2016-monthly-rebalancing-update-3402866243d9#.kw7g4fqcd, Last updated 30th Nov 2017 5. Shadowcash (SDC) - The billion dollar baby!, https://medium.com/@paradox_/shadowcash-sdc-the-billion-dollar-baby-6b86f0660739#.ypz9yme5a, Last updated 16 August 2016. 
...
Disclaimer: I am not responsible for your financial decisions, nor am I advising you take a particular financial position. Rather I am sharing my experiences and hoping you form your own opinions and insights from them. Full disclosure: I have long positions in Ethereum (ETH), Shadowcash (SDC), ICONOMI (ICN), Augur (REP) and Digix (DGD).
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How buy Ripple? Secret

EO.Finance is a wallet app from the EO Group who are working to create a new economy that lets people use blockchain currencies and fiat currencies together to purchase real-world products. EO.Finance offers an option for all platforms, each of which has full functionality for seamless use.

EO.Finance is a project from EO Group, which has been around since 2014. EO Group has a European license with the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit, with numbers FRK000161 and FVR000193. The company has more than 100 professionals spread across six countries. It also provides customer service 24/7.
EO Group has experience in both the fiat and blockchain financial worlds and has multiple products within its ecosystem. EO Group has high standards for security, using Tier3 data centers, encryption for storage, TLS, and PCI/DSS.

EO.Finance App

As mentioned, EO.Finance offers a full range of applications, so users can take advantage of the ecosystem on any platform. The mobile applications are available for both Google Play and the Apple App Store. Alternatively, there is a link on its website to download the APK. Those who wish can also use EO.Finance in their browser via a Chrome extension or via the EO.Finance website. Finally, EO.Finance will be adding standalone desktop applications for both Mac and PCs soon.
Since the EO.Finance mobile applications have full feature support, you can perform a long list of functions via these apps. Make a deposit to or withdrawal from your account using a bank card, transfer funds to or from a crypto exchange or wallet, exchange currencies at a good rate, and make instant money transfers. The mobile app also includes support for the currency exchange with more than 2,500 currency pairs and the best exchange rates.

What Currencies Does EO.Finance Support?

EO.Finance prides itself on supporting both fiat and blockchain currencies. Just a handful of these include:
You can also view the recent changes to any of these supported cryptocurrencies on the EO.Finance website via a quick chart and a percentage change. In terms of fiat, EO.Finance supports:
Overall, EO.Finance plans to have more than 50 accounts for each registered user, each with its own currency.

The EO Card

The EO Card will be arriving soon, and it lets users utilize their EO.Finance account to make regular purchases using fiat and/or blockchain funds. You can link the EO Card to any of the currency accounts within your EO.Finance account. Then, you can use it to withdraw cash from ATMs around the world, taking advantage of low and transparent fees and convenient limits.
How Do You Deposit and Withdraw Funds with EO.Finance?
To start using EO.Finance, you must create an account. Once you have created your account, you can go ahead and deposit funds. It is easy to add fiat currency to your account via a wire transfer or a bank card. To add cryptocurrencies, take advantage of EO.Finance’s support for all blockchain exchanges and wallets. EO.Finance acts as a wallet, providing support for a full range of currencies, both crypto and fiat. You can use your account to store and HODL the funds.
It is just as easy to transfer funds out of your EO.Finance account. You can send money to a bank card or via a wire transfer in the case of fiat currency. In the case of cryptocurrencies, you can send the funds to any exchange or wallet.

How Do You Exchange Funds with EO.Finance?

EO.Finance also provides a cryptocurrency exchange where you will find more than 2,500 currency pairs to trade. You can choose to exchange between fiat and blockchain currencies or just stick to two cryptocurrencies. All exchange transactions occur instantly.

What Is the EO Coin?

The EO coin is the token used by EO.Finance and other EO Group projects. If you use EO coin to pay for your transaction fees on the currency exchange, you get a discount of up to 50 percent.
Other Projects from EO Group
The other projects from EO Group include EO.Trade, ExpertOption.com, and EO.News. The EO Ecosystem will be well-rounded and let traders of both traditional fiat investments and cryptocurrencies use all their assets on a single platform. EO.Finance is the wallet to buy, store, and use crypto. EO.Trade is a cryptocurrency exchange to support fiat purchases. ExpertOption.com is an online trading platform featuring token-based trading accounts. Finally, EO.News delivers up-to-date news related to crypto and fiat trading.
EO.Trade is likely to be particularly important to those who use EO.Finance since this is the way that you trade cryptocurrencies and fiat alike. EO Group calls it the “most powerful engine” of the crypto exchanges. It points out that there are no order delays and both the processes for withdrawals and KYC are quick.

EO Group Roadmap

The EO Group was established in 2014, and it launched the ExpertOption.com trading platform in 2015. In 2016, it opened offices in Russia and Ukraine and made partnerships with Google and Facebook. 2017 saw an expansion to the Asian market with offices in India and Thailand.
By January 2018, there were more than 8 million accounts and 3.5 million app downloads. The EO Coin private presale began in late March, followed by the public presale in April through June. In May, EO Group got its license for the crypto exchange and payments. The EO.Finance wallet launched in August, which is also when the second part of the EO Coin sale wrapped up.
December will see the launch of EO.Trade, with applications for that project following in January 2019. In Q1 of 2019, the token-based accounts for ExpertOption.com will launch. Then, EO.News will launch in Q2.

Conclusion

EO.Finance is one of the projects from EO Group, and it aims to combine fiat currencies with cryptocurrencies in an economy that everyone can take advantage of. There is support across multiple platforms, and the EO Card will be coming soon to let account holders withdraw at any ATM.

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The intelligent investors guide to cryptocurrency: Part 3a - The value proposition

Introductions: I'm joskye. A cryptocurrency investor and holder.
...
 
Hi again. This is the third part in our ongoing series on how to trade better and determine intelligent investments in cryptocurrency for the future.
 
 
In part 3 I will now discuss Cryptocurrency valuations, price metrics and identifying coins of value, worth holding:
 
...
 
What makes a coin worth holding: The value proposition
 
What makes anything worth holding? How much of themselves is a person willing to put into it - that's how much.
Cryptocurrency is largely driven by faith. It is a speculative enterprise i.e. people mostly put money into cryptocurrencies believing they will go up in value in the future; their plan to sell at a higher price when it does.
Currently most cryptocurrencies serve no function than being currencies in themselves. Unfortunately these currencies are largely not recognised by governments, most institutional investors or companies are legitimate stores of value or legitimate currencies of transaction. As such legislation and rules around the world regarding them vary considerably and are often absent.
There are very few cryptocurrencies that have legitimised backing, are insured or supported by enterprises that are insured for their loss and essentially there is little to protect you if you lose money through them.
 
So why do people bother putting money into cryptocurrencies it in the first place?
 
 
If the present and future value of a cryptocurrency is driven purely by speculation then you are essentially gambling by putting your money to buy that coin and joining the pool of other gamblers who are doing so. You are essentially joining a ponzi scheme and waiting game hoping you've gotten in early enough and convinced enough people to buy more of the asset you hold at slightly higher prices until a price is reached that you can cash out at (or until that thing becomes so big that everyone starts using it as their store of value).
 
This type of dynamic essentially underpins the mentality of most investments and trades i.e. buy low and sell high. I'd like to add buy early for investors since buying during a low in an already established asset may be setting yourself up for being forced to sell at a lower low later (especially if you don't understand the fundamentals of that asset).
 
If however the present or future value of a cryptocurrency is driven by some service other than speculation which can attract and drive fiat currency into it's ecosystem then it is potentially valuable.
 
I.e. will people actually use their USD/Yuan/Euro/GBP/Yen/INR etc to actually purchase the coin in question to do something useful with it (other than gamble on it's future price).
 
There are some cryptocurrencies which satisfy this criteria:
 
...
 
Bitcoin
It is not a currency, it is a remittance system and store of value. It has a reputation increasingly to being seen as a digital version of gold.
 
 
 
 
 
Bitcoin has the cultural and historical advantage of being the first cryptocurrency. It is also still the largest cryptocurrency by a long way with the largest marketcap i.e. price per bitcoin [$952 as of writing] x the number of bitcoin in circulation [16,074,687] which is $15.3 billion. Compare to it's next biggest competitor Ethereum which has a marketcap of $700 million (i.e. only 4.57% of Bitcoin's).
 
 
 
 
Bitcoin's value proposition is that it is a store of value. It may not be able to sustain this without significant upgrades to it's underlying software.
 
...
 
Monero (XMR)
Bitcoin does not have anonymity inherently built into it's software. Therefore if you buy and sell Bitcoin especially on cryptocurrency exchanges (where user registration is required), it is possible to trace whom Bitcoin is being transferred from and to.
 
 
For this reason I see Monero as Bitcoin + anonymity. I.e. it's value proposition is as store of hidden wealth. I also believe it does not have the issues that bitcoin does namely, same level of mainstream recognition, spotlight of regulatory awareness and developers do seem to be more focused on achieving better scalability and transaction times (it already does 10-20 minute verification time vs bitcoins 1 hour) which gives it better potential as a currency presently compared to Bitcoin.
 
 
I do believe fiat stored in Bitcoin will gradually transfer into Monero boosting it's value. I am not sure Monero though can presently bring fresh fiat currency (USD, Yuan etc) into it's ecosystem beyond outsider speculation in future price.
 
 
It is not unique in it's function or potential value proposition. My warning about holding Monero for the long term is that it has competition for it's function not just from Bitcoin itself but from other anonymous coins such as Zcash, DASH (which provides instantaneous settlement) and SDC. Perhaps more importantly, Ethereum (ETH) is now planning to implement optional anonymity (via zSNARKs) in it's transaction network; if it does when combined with Ethereum's own functionality and well defined development roadmap (that will likely several second verification times in late 2017) would render XMR potentially redundant.
 
...
Ethereum (ETH)
The first cryptocurrency which was built with the specific intent of incorporating 'smart contracts' into it's platform.
 
 
The value proposition for Ethereum is that it allows for complex, trustless settlement systems to be built on it. This is a huge deal because the scope of applications is wide and although the technology needs to mature (to support greater transaction volume, frequency and more secure functionality) the sheer amount of fiat such a platform could attract through conversion of traditional centralised settlement and contract services to more secure decentralised platforms is very huge.
 
 
...
 
PARTICL (PART) (formerly Shadowcash SDC)
The value proposition is a double escrow, fully anonymous, decentralised privacy platform which incorporates private chat, private marketplace and secure, trustless private settlement system into one platform that is fully integrated into it's own blockchain.
 
 
Particl has multiple features that make it an excellent store of value: Low coin supply, potential for great demand, near instantaneous transaction verification times, ability to earn interest for simply holding it.
 
Particl is incredibly easy to use and is heavily focused on usability. This is absolutely essential to it's end users: customers who seek convenient easy and speedy secure anonymous transaction. This will be a dream come true for traditional users of darknet markets.
 
To explain why lets elaborate on traditional darknet markets where in order to transact anonymously you have to:
1. Download the TOR browser. 2. Learn how to use it. 3. Buy XMR or Bitcoin. 4. Learn how to transact with these coins *safely* (yes this is still an issue with XMR in spite of it's built in privacy). 5. Learn how to and where to find reliable secure darknet markets. 6. Create accounts on these markets to access them *and* 7. Have faith that the websites and the highly centralised (and thus much more vulnerable) servers hosting those markets you use will not get shut down, not disappear with your money and not betray your transaction details and potentially identities to the authorities should they be infiltrated by them. 
Whereas with Particl's market place this process will become:
1. Download the Particl client. 2. Buy some PART on an exchange and transfer it to your Umbra client. 3. Browse the Particl marketplace and transact securely, safely and anonymously. 
 
 
In summary I think Particl can be a very useful application as a privacy platform for private communications and transactions.
 
...
 
ICONOMI (ICN)
Those two points constitute it's value proposition. By nature of the way it works it has an easily identifiable P/E ratio based on the amount used to create the fund ($10.5 million) against the current value of that fund based on it's
 
...
 
Summary lessons
 
The first rule in investing or trading in a given cryptocoin is deciding if it has a value proposition:
 
1. *Can it draw fiat currency (USD, Euro, Yuan etc) in such a way as to give it a valuation that is fully independent of pure speculation?* 2. *Is it unique?* 3. *Is it rare?* A limited supply with a low or negative inflation rate will lead to increasing price as demand goes up. 4. Are there significant risks associated with the value proposition? 
 
 
In the next article I will cover lesson 3b: Price metrics and valuations. It will be much shorter I promise but equally informative and we will cover topics such as price determination, impact of speculation, price manipulation, whales and their impact and the impact of bitcoin on the entire cryptocurrency ecosystem!
...
 
References:
1. Crypto-Currency Market Capitalizations, https://coinmarketcap.com/, Last Checked 30/01/2017 2. What is the value of all the Gold in the world? http://onlygold.com/Info/All-The-Gold-In-The-World.asp, Last Checked 30/01/2017. 3. ICONOMI Cryptocurrencies Index (ICNX) 21 December 2016 Rebalancing, https://medium.com/iconominet/iconomi-cryptocurrencies-index-icnx-21-december-2016-rebalancing-transformation-into-iconomi-8e31e48493ab#.sptgljv1c 4. ICNx trend chart, https://medium.com/iconominet/iconomi-cryptocurrencies-index-icnx-30-november-2016-monthly-rebalancing-update-3402866243d9#.kw7g4fqcd, Last updated 30th Nov 2017 5. Shadowcash (SDC) - The billion dollar baby!, https://medium.com/@paradox_/shadowcash-sdc-the-billion-dollar-baby-6b86f0660739#.ypz9yme5a, Last updated 16 August 2016. 
...
 
Further articles in this series:
 
"The intelligent investors guide to cryptocurrency"
 
Part 0 -
Part 1 -
Part 2 -
Part 3a -
Part 3b -
Part 4 -
Part 5 -
Part 6 -
Part 7a -
 
"The intelligent investors guide to Particl -"
 
 
Full disclosure/Disclaimer: At time of original writing I had long positions in Ethereum (ETH), Shadowcash (SDC), Iconomi (ICN), Augur (REP) and Digix (DGD). All the opinions expressed are my own. I cannot guarantee gains; losses are sustainable; do your own financial research and make your decisions responsibly. All prices and values given are as of time of first writing (Midday 30th-Dec-2016).
 
Second disclaimer: Please do not buy Shadowcash (SDC), the project has been abandoned by it's developers who have moved on to the Particl Project (PART) (www.particl.io). The PARTICL crowd fund and SDC 1:1 token swap completed April 15th. You can still exchange SDC for PART but only if it was acquired prior to 15th April 2017 see: https://particl.news/a-community-driven-initiative-e26724100c3a for more information.
 
Addendum: Article updated 23-11-2017 to edit references to SDC (changed to Particl where relevant to reflect updated status) and clean up formatting.
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The intelligent investors guide to cryptocurrency: Part 3a - The value proposition

*Introductions: I'm joskye. A cryptocurrency investor and SDC holder. *
...
Hi again. This is the third part in our ongoing series on how to trade better and determine intelligent investments in cryptocurrency for the future.
In part 3 I will now discuss Cryptocurrency valuations, price metrics and identifying coins of value, worth holding.
...
What makes a coin worth holding: The value proposition
What makes anything worth holding? How much of themselves is a person willing to put into it - that's how much.
Cryptocurrency is largely driven by faith. It is a speculative enterprise i.e. people mostly put money into cryptocurrencies believing they will go up in value in the future; their plan to sell at a higher price when it does.
Currently most cryptocurrencies serve no function than being currencies in themselves. Unfortunately these currencies are largely not recognised by governments, most institutional investors or companies are legitimate stores of value or legitimate currencies of transaction. As such legislation and rules around the world regarding them vary considerably and are often absent.
There are very few cryptocurrencies that have legitimised backing, are insured or supported by enterprises that are insured for their loss and essentially there is little to protect you if you lose money through them.
So why do people bother putting money into cryptocurrencies it in the first place?
If the present and future value of a cryptocurrency is driven purely by speculation then you are essentially gambling by putting your money to buy that coin and joining the pool of other gamblers who are doing so. You are essentially joining a ponzi scheme and waiting game hoping you've gotten in early enough and convinced enough people to buy more of the asset you hold at slightly higher prices until a price is reached that you can cash out at (or until that thing becomes so big that everyone starts using it as their store of value).
This type of dynamic essentially underpins the mentality of most investments and trades i.e. buy low and sell high. I'd like to add buy early for investors since buying during a low in an already established asset may be setting yourself up for being forced to sell at a lower low later (especially if you don't understand the fundamentals of that asset).
If however the present or future value of a cryptocurrency is driven by some service other than speculation which can attract and drive fiat currency into it's ecosystem then it is potentially valuable.
I.e. will people actually use their USD/Yuan/Euro/GBP/Yen/INR etc to actually purchase the coin in question to do something useful with it (other than gamble on it's future price).
There are some cryptocurrencies which satisfy this criteria:
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Bitcoin
It is not a currency, it is a remittance system and store of value. It has a reputation increasingly to being seen as a digital version of gold.
Bitcoin has the cultural and historical advantage of being the first cryptocurrency. It is also still the largest cryptocurrency by a long way with the largest marketcap i.e. price per bitcoin [$952 as of writing] x the number of bitcoin in circulation [16,074,687] which is $15.3 billion. Compare to it's next biggest competitor Ethereum which has a marketcap of $700 million (i.e. only 4.57% of Bitcoin's).
Bitcoin's value proposition is that it is a store of value. It may not be able to sustain this without significant upgrades to it's underlying software.
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Monero (XMR)
Bitcoin does not have anonymity inherently built into it's software. Therefore if you buy and sell Bitcoin especially on cryptocurrency exchanges (where user registration is required), it is possible to trace whom Bitcoin is being transferred from and to.
For this reason I see Monero as Bitcoin + anonymity. I.e. it's value proposition is as store of hidden wealth. I also believe it does not have the issues that bitcoin does namely, same level of mainstream recognition, spotlight of regulatory awareness and developers do seem to be more focused on achieving better scalability and transaction times (it already does 10-20 minute verification time vs bitcoins 1 hour) which gives it better potential as a currency presently compared to Bitcoin.
-This sort of market cap dwarfs gold. However this type of up-scaled usability will not occur until the transaction verification times are much faster (nanoseconds) and the protocol is enhanced to cope with much larger transactions volumes and frequency at that speed; We are a long way off that.
I do believe fiat stored in Bitcoin will gradually transfer into Monero boosting it's value. I am not sure Monero though can presently bring fresh fiat currency (USD, Yuan etc) into it's ecosystem beyond outsider speculation in future price.
It is not unique in it's function or potential value proposition. My warning about holding Monerofor the long term is that it has competition for it's function not just from Bitcoin itself but from other anonymous coins such as Zcash, DASH (which provides instantaneous settlement) and SDC. Perhaps more importantly, Ethereum (ETH) is now planning to implement optional anonymity (via zSNARKs) in it's transaction network; if it does when combined with Ethereum's own functionality and well defined development roadmap (that will likely several second verification times in late 2017) would render XMR potentially redundant.
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Ethereum (ETH)
The value proposition for Ethereum is that it allows for complex, trustless settlement systems to be built on it. This is a huge deal because the scope of applications is wide and although the technology needs to mature (to support greater transaction volume, frequency and more secure functionality) the sheer amount of fiat such a platform could attract through conversion of traditional centralised settlement and contract services to more secure decentralised platforms is very huge.
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Shadowcash (SDC)
The value proposition is a double escrow, fully anonymous, decentralised privacy platform which incorporates private chat, private marketplace and secure, trustless private settlement system into one platform that is fully integrated into it's own blockchain.
Shadowcash already has multiple features that make it an excellent store of value: Low coin supply, potential for great demand, near instantaneous transaction verification times, ability to earn interest for simply holding it.
Shadowcash is incredibly easy to use and is heavily focused on usability. This is absolutely essential to it's end users: customers who seek convenient easy and speedy secure anonymous transaction. This will be a dream come true for traditional users of darknet markets.
To explain why lets elaborate on traditional darknet markets where in order to transact anonymously you have to:
1. Download the TOR browser. 2. Learn how to use it. 3. Buy XMR or Bitcoin. 4. Learn how to transact with these coins *safely* (yes this is still an issue with XMR in spite of it's built in privacy). 5. Learn how to and where to find reliable secure darknet markets. 6. Create accounts on these markets to access them *and* 7. Have faith that the websites and the highly centralised (and thus much more vulnerable) servers hosting those markets you use will not get shut down, not disappear with your money and not betray your transaction details and potentially identities to the authorities should they be infiltrated by them. 
Whereas with Shadowcash's market place this process will become:
1. Download the Shadowcash Umbra client (https://shadowproject.io/en/gettingstarted) 2. Buy some SDC on an exchange and transfer it to your Umbra client. 3. Browse the Shadowcash marketplace and transact securely, safely and anonymously. 
In summary I think Shadowcash can be a very useful application as a privacy platform for private communications and transactions.
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ICONOMI (ICN)
Those two points constitute it's value proposition. By nature of the way it works it has an easily identifiable P/E ratio based on the amount used to create the fund ($10.5 million) against the current value of that fund based on it's
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Summary lessons
The first rule in investing or trading in a given cryptocoin is deciding if it has a value proposition:
1. *Can it draw fiat currency (USD, Euro, Yuan etc) in such a way as to give it a valuation that is fully independent of pure speculation?* 2. *Is it unique?* 3. *Is it rare?* A limited supply with a low or negative inflation rate will lead to increasing price as demand goes up. 4. Are there significant risks associated with the value proposition? 
In the next article I will cover lesson 3b: Price metrics and valuations. It will be much shorter I promise but equally informative and we will cover topics such as price determination, impact of speculation, price manipulation, whales and their impact and the impact of bitcoin on the entire cryptocurrency ecosystem.
Finally just to really hammer it home; why am I posting this on the Shadowcash subreddit?
It is because Shadowcash is the best cryptocurrency investment of 2016 and I believe it will be again by March 2017.
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References:
1. Crypto-Currency Market Capitalizations, https://coinmarketcap.com/, Last Checked 30/01/2017 2. What is the value of all the Gold in the world? http://onlygold.com/Info/All-The-Gold-In-The-World.asp, Last Checked 30/01/2017. 3. ICONOMI Cryptocurrencies Index (ICNX) 21 December 2016 Rebalancing, https://medium.com/iconominet/iconomi-cryptocurrencies-index-icnx-21-december-2016-rebalancing-transformation-into-iconomi-8e31e48493ab#.sptgljv1c 4. ICNx trend chart, https://medium.com/iconominet/iconomi-cryptocurrencies-index-icnx-30-november-2016-monthly-rebalancing-update-3402866243d9#.kw7g4fqcd, Last updated 30th Nov 2017 5. Shadowcash (SDC) - The billion dollar baby!, https://medium.com/@paradox_/shadowcash-sdc-the-billion-dollar-baby-6b86f0660739#.ypz9yme5a, Last updated 16 August 2016. 
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Further articles in this series:
Part 1- - The intelligent investors guide to cryptocurrency: Part 1 - Sell your profits and make back the principle ASAP. https://www.reddit.com/Shadowcash/comments/5l0heb/the_intelligent_investors_guide_to_cryptocurrency/
Part 2 - - The intelligent investors guide to cryptocurrency: Part 2 - FOMO My friend, My enemy. Make fear of missing out, work for you. https://www.reddit.com/Shadowcash/comments/5l67rn/the_intelligent_investors_guide_to_cryptocurrency/
Part 3a - - The intelligent investors guide to cryptocurrency: Part 3a - The value proposition https://www.reddit.com/Shadowcash/comments/5lhh6m/the_intelligent_investors_guide_to_cryptocurrency/
Part 3b -
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Disclaimer: All prices and values given are as of time of writing (Midday 08-Jan-2016). I am not responsible for your financial decisions, nor am I advising you take a particular financial position. Rather I am sharing my experiences and hoping you form your own opinions and insights from them. Full disclosure: I have long positions in Ethereum (ETH), Shadowcash (SDC), ICONOMI (ICN), Augur (REP) and Digix (DGD).
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Subreddit Stats: ethereum top posts from 2014-11-18 to 2017-09-25 14:52 PDT

Period: 1041.83 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 67077
Rate (per day) 0.96 64.37
Unique Redditors 547 10986
Combined Score 238624 336208

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 7819 points, 35 submissions: vbuterin
    1. Highlight for discussion: EIP 648 (make ethereum highly parallelizable within a single node; possible pre-sharding scalability improvement) (533 points, 100 comments)
    2. Personal statement regarding the fork (530 points, 831 comments)
    3. A Grab Bag of Thoughts on ETC and Forks (459 points, 273 comments)
    4. Analyzing Token Sale Models (431 points, 100 comments)
    5. A note on how the latest Casper PoC accomplishes its fast block times safely (422 points, 80 comments)
    6. A (not so sneak) peek at the current version of the Casper contract (309 points, 77 comments)
    7. The Current HF Status (307 points, 504 comments)
    8. Should we make a move toward making checksummed hex addresses mandatory? (297 points, 75 comments)
    9. How can Ethereum Research be more welcoming to newcomers and people from the outside with good ideas? (291 points, 115 comments)
    10. Sharding Research in Mind Map Form (258 points, 26 comments)
  2. 4853 points, 24 submissions: Souptacular
    1. Why I Can't Defend Coindesk Any Longer. Take Action. Support Omar. (591 points, 117 comments)
    2. Ethereum's ERC-20 token standard has been formalized as an EIP (367 points, 33 comments)
    3. ROPSTEN TESTNET USERS UPDATE YOUR CLIENTS. Hard fork is occurring in the next 48 hours. (361 points, 91 comments)
    4. [IMPORTANT] There are NO donation addresses for the White Hat Group currently. Anyone who is posting an address is scamming. (248 points, 20 comments)
    5. Help Wanted: Metropolis QA/Testing (236 points, 23 comments)
    6. Ethereum Core Dev Meeting and Metropolis Release Date (227 points, 57 comments)
    7. [ANN] Update your geth client to 1.5.3. Consensus bug in geth v1.4.19 and v1.5.2 - Ethereum Blog (223 points, 65 comments)
    8. Recommendations to miners to change gas limit and gas price settings [5/31/2017] (222 points, 89 comments)
    9. Metropolis and Other Updates from Today's Core Dev Meeting [8/25/17] (211 points, 110 comments)
    10. Humaniq is mass mailing people from the Ethereum community who did not sign up for their mailing list. Where did they get these email addresses? I demand an explanation. (198 points, 46 comments)
  3. 4800 points, 12 submissions: econoar
    1. Visa, IBM, Microsoft and USAA have all posted jobs in the past week looking for Ethereum developers (1212 points, 105 comments)
    2. Bank of America is looking for developers with a background in Ethereum to help build a new Card Account and real-time settlement system. (948 points, 107 comments)
    3. Goldman-Backed Startup Circle Launches No-Fee Foreign Payments Service. Built on Ethereum. (866 points, 96 comments)
    4. Santander Vies to Become First Bank to Issue Cash on Blockchain using Public Ethereum Chain (417 points, 82 comments)
    5. Ethereum isn't about price and hashrate, it's about making applications that could change the world. (339 points, 115 comments)
    6. geth fix is here (179 points, 38 comments)
    7. @avsa: Just tested @zsfelfoldi light client. Mainnet synced in 3m30s from scratch, used 30mb. Didn't need to change a single line of code in Mist. (165 points, 23 comments)
    8. Ethcore blog: "You should see fully hard-fork optional clients appearing in the next week or so" (151 points, 60 comments)
    9. Nasdaq Veteran Joins Ethereum Foundation as Security Lead (143 points, 9 comments)
    10. Thomson Reuters is making their own Ethereum wallet (140 points, 33 comments)
  4. 4750 points, 14 submissions: insomniasexx
    1. What Happens When you Send a Transaction via MyEtherWallet (A Very Simple Illustration) (1297 points, 139 comments)
    2. [UPDATED] It’s Time to Get Real: Stop Relying on Third Parties to Protect You & Your Funds. You are responsible for your security. (884 points, 197 comments)
    3. Words are Hard: Defining Common Terms in the Ethereum / Crypto Space (663 points, 75 comments)
    4. This is your friendly weekly reminder that this is crypto and you are ultimately responsible for your safety and security. Please be diligent. (237 points, 51 comments)
    5. ⚠ BEWARE: MYETHERWALLET >>.INFO<< IS A PHISHING SCAM AND WILL TAKE ALL YOUR FUNDS. myEtherWallet is MyEtherWallet.com (230 points, 30 comments)
    6. It’s Time to Get Real: Stop Relying on Third Parties to Protect You & Your Funds. You are responsible for your security. (214 points, 61 comments)
    7. Massive MyEtherWallet.com Update: Better URIs, The Hardfork, and looking back at the Golem Crowdfund. (183 points, 28 comments)
    8. Pro-Tips: How Not to get Scammed during a Token Sale (167 points, 65 comments)
    9. Announcing MyEtherWallet v3.4: The Node Switcher (165 points, 48 comments)
    10. ⚠ Malicious Phisher is running Google Ads for MyEtherWallet.com ⚠ It does NOT go to MyEtherWallet.com. Always check the URL before accessing or creating a new wallet! Use your bookmarks bar! (164 points, 26 comments)
  5. 3526 points, 20 submissions: nickjohnson
    1. A proof-of-concept of a better crowdsale contract (406 points, 132 comments)
    2. Announcing the Ethereum Name Service Relaunch Date! (276 points, 59 comments)
    3. Introducing BeerCoin (208 points, 131 comments)
    4. AMA: We are the ENS team. Ask us anything! (207 points, 293 comments)
    5. ENS launch officially postponed. We'll back off, improve testing & validation, write a postmortem, and relaunch when ready. (206 points, 41 comments)
    6. First beta release of the ENS manager app - manage your ENS (sub)domains easily! (200 points, 86 comments)
    7. A smart contract solving the "gas money" problem for gifting ERC20 tokens (173 points, 19 comments)
    8. Ethereum gets quantum computing support with new EVM opcode 'TERMINATE' (168 points, 43 comments)
    9. Hosting a DNS domain on Ethereum (154 points, 19 comments)
    10. The ENS audit results are in! (148 points, 32 comments)
  6. 3518 points, 15 submissions: chriseth
    1. Ethereum testnet just verified a zcash transaction (724 points, 151 comments)
    2. Solidity version 0.4.16 released (432 points, 34 comments)
    3. Solidity v0.4.12 Released (289 points, 16 comments)
    4. Solidity 0.4.15 released (264 points, 17 comments)
    5. Solidity v0.4.17 Released (214 points, 8 comments)
    6. New Blog post: An Update on Integrating Zcash on Ethereum (ZoE) (208 points, 88 comments)
    7. Babbage - a mechanical smart contract language (187 points, 40 comments)
    8. Solidity Version 0.4.11 Released (186 points, 12 comments)
    9. Solidity 0.4.13 released. (178 points, 22 comments)
    10. New blog post: zkSNARKs in a nutshell (149 points, 22 comments)
  7. 3397 points, 16 submissions: thehighfiveghost
    1. CoinDesk: Ethereum Foundation Strikes Deal with Russian Development Bank (615 points, 163 comments)
    2. Melonport: We’re very proud to announce our new v0.1.0 release of the Melon Portal! Feedback welcome! (249 points, 33 comments)
    3. Critical update RE: DAO Vulnerability (247 points, 995 comments)
    4. The Devcon2 site is now live! (242 points, 60 comments)
    5. BREAKING NEWS: I hereby announce that I, Vitalik Buterin, am the founder of ethereum. (233 points, 53 comments)
    6. Announcement: Underhanded Solidity Coding Contest (210 points, 26 comments)
    7. Very happy to announce Devcon2 is now sold out! See you all in Shanghai! (199 points, 24 comments)
    8. New blog post from Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin: Hard Fork Completed (177 points, 59 comments)
    9. The Ethereum Foundation and Wanxiang Blockchain Labs announce a blockbuster event combining Devcon2 and the 2nd Global Blockchain Summit in Shanghai, September 19–24, 2016 (174 points, 31 comments)
    10. Alex Van de Sande's short cartoons explaining how Ethereum works to beginners. Brilliant! (167 points, 21 comments)
  8. 3298 points, 18 submissions: latetot
    1. Thomson Reuters to make financial data available on Ethereum (382 points, 31 comments)
    2. Ever wonder how people are using ETH right now? see top contracts by gas used today: ENS, Etherdelta, gambling, exchanges, tokens - Good times! (329 points, 54 comments)
    3. ETH broke 300,000 transactions today for the first time (274 points, 113 comments)
    4. Vitalik confirms Zero knowledge proofs are on ETH roadmap (202 points, 87 comments)
    5. The ability to reverse exploits that violate the intent and good faith actions of thousands of people will promote mainstream adoption - not hinder it. (192 points, 545 comments)
    6. Ethereum processed more transactions than Bitcoin yesterday (188 points, 19 comments)
    7. Ethereum Wallets and the Problem of the Default Gas Price (177 points, 35 comments)
    8. Brian Armstrong, Coinbase CEO, 'if Ethereum pulls off this hard fork, very positive signal...shows they can listen to community, execute in time of crisis' (172 points, 106 comments)
    9. Of all the ups and downs over last couple of years, today's news has worried me the least (171 points, 18 comments)
    10. Attacker is gearing up again for new spam deluge (154 points, 123 comments)
  9. 3273 points, 16 submissions: twigwam
    1. Spotify acquires blockchain startup Mediachain to solve music’s attribution problem (415 points, 45 comments)
    2. The National Bank of Canada Just Joined An Alliance to Develop Ethereum [Motherboard] (302 points, 24 comments)
    3. Ethereum Stole the Show at Microsoft's New York City Demo Day (289 points, 9 comments)
    4. A secure internet voting system using Ethereum and Zero-Knowledge Proof (269 points, 103 comments)
    5. The UN Wants to Adopt Bitcoin And Ethereum, And Soon (264 points, 36 comments)
    6. The Birth of Enterprise Ethereum in 2017 (212 points, 37 comments)
    7. More Banks to Sign Up for ING's Ethereum Oil Trading Platform (178 points, 9 comments)
    8. Vinay Gupta - European Parliament blockchain presentation! (176 points, 26 comments)
    9. Vitalik @ SPIEF 2017 in Russia (161 points, 55 comments)
    10. Ethereum, The Next Internet (157 points, 23 comments)
  10. 3252 points, 10 submissions: 5chdn
    1. Huge Milestone: Ethereum Stack Exchange graduates as one of the top-35 world technology sites. (901 points, 56 comments)
    2. Welcome to Ethereum, the Reddit front page of the Web 3, read this to get started or ask questions. (463 points, 248 comments)
    3. [Ongoing Q&A Thread] Newbie Corner, ask your questions here. (349 points, 1987 comments)
    4. The Multi-sig Hack: A Postmortem (302 points, 207 comments)
    5. Ladies and Gentlemen, we have forked. (274 points, 74 comments)
    6. Parity 1.7.2-beta released. Byzantium inside. (237 points, 21 comments)
    7. Parity 1.6.8 released. (210 points, 44 comments)
    8. Introducing Prism: The World’s First Trustless Asset Portfolio Platform (201 points, 32 comments)
    9. [Weekly Discussion] Newbie Corner (161 points, 553 comments)
    10. Welcome to Ethereum, new visitors! (154 points, 85 comments)
  11. 3064 points, 16 submissions: karalabe
    1. Geth v1.6.5 - Hat Trick (counters current attack) (307 points, 72 comments)
    2. Roses are red, Violets are blue, Geth now supports Hardware wallets too! (v1.5.9) (273 points, 53 comments)
    3. Geth 1.6.0 - Puppeth Master released! Our best work till now ;) (241 points, 73 comments)
    4. Geth 1.7 - Megara: Faster, slimmer, Byzantium enabled ;) (227 points, 100 comments)
    5. Never fear, Geth 1.6.3 - Covfefe is here! (225 points, 42 comments)
    6. Ethereum nodes plotted on Google Earth (223 points, 18 comments)
    7. Geth 1.4.8 "DAO Wars" Released (218 points, 185 comments)
    8. Security Alert - DoS Vulnerability in the Soft Fork (185 points, 254 comments)
    9. Geth v1.6.7 (AYTABTU - All Your Transaction Are Belong To Us) fresh out the door! (164 points, 64 comments)
    10. Whoa... Geth 1.5 - Ethereum Blog (159 points, 22 comments)
  12. 2830 points, 10 submissions: IDCrypto
    1. Singaporean Dollar Tokenized Through Ethereum’s Blockchain by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (692 points, 84 comments)
    2. Omise Go, Vitalik meet with the Central Bank of Thailand together (469 points, 77 comments)
    3. Porsche to use a private Ethereum based blockchain (282 points, 55 comments)
    4. Toyota Prototypes Ethereum Blockchain Based Car Sharing Uber Alternative (258 points, 27 comments)
    5. Ethereum Developers Are Building a Sharding Solution Using Python (233 points, 29 comments)
    6. Blockchain payments startup TenX joins the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (224 points, 6 comments)
    7. Russian Airline Starts Using Ethereum’s Blockchain in Live Production (201 points, 7 comments)
    8. Russian Politician Calls For Removal of Taxation on Bitcoin and Ethereum (199 points, 12 comments)
    9. ConsenSys Launches Due Diligence for ICOs (146 points, 29 comments)
    10. Ethereum Based EV Charging Stations Come to California (126 points, 14 comments)
  13. 2451 points, 11 submissions: sandakersmann
    1. Vitalik Buterin on Twitter: "I am working 100% on ETH." (361 points, 127 comments)
    2. Ethereum Reaches 50% of Bitcoin's Transaction Volumes (344 points, 78 comments)
    3. Looks like the work on "Mastering Ethereum" has started :) (278 points, 96 comments)
    4. What is Ethereum, and could it actually replace Bitcoin? (250 points, 79 comments)
    5. Gavin Andresen on Twitter: "ETH has 80% of BTC volume and is scaling with little drama. BTC's scaling 'problem' is due to a few 'we know what's best' devs" (229 points, 90 comments)
    6. Ethereum now has more nodes than Bitcoin! (186 points, 25 comments)
    7. Marius Kjærstad on Twitter: "At this pace it won't be many days before #Ethereum facilitates more transactions than #Bitcoin" (174 points, 26 comments)
    8. Raiden Network IoT Demo. Enabling high speed asset transfers for Ethereum. (173 points, 24 comments)
    9. Ethereum is Now the Most Secure Public Blockchain, Overtaking Bitcoin (170 points, 5 comments)
    10. Ethereum: Taking Back Control Of The Internet (Joseph Lubin) (148 points, 11 comments)
  14. 2406 points, 11 submissions: avsa
    1. Starter guide: (almost) all the links you'll need to start understanding ethereum. (429 points, 198 comments)
    2. Update on the White Hat attack (377 points, 262 comments)
    3. ELI5: Byzantium Changes (293 points, 51 comments)
    4. New website: more content, more tutorials, more explanations, more unicorns. It's a new dawn! (217 points, 66 comments)
    5. We are doing a white hat attack on the DAO. (194 points, 267 comments)
    6. Ethereum Name Service Bug Bounty is Live (189 points, 18 comments)
    7. Release 0.8: First Mist Beta is out! Also, Wallet update. (167 points, 87 comments)
    8. New Ethereum Wallet 0.7.5, the "I'm sorry for 0.7.4" version. (150 points, 53 comments)
    9. Wallet and Mist 0.8.2: Coinbase integration, replay protection, new Auth UI and more (144 points, 57 comments)
    10. How to build server less applications for Mist - Ethereum Blog (125 points, 9 comments)
  15. 2064 points, 5 submissions: jbaylina
    1. The WHG has Returned 100% of the Rescued Funds to their Rightful Owners (890 points, 78 comments)
    2. The WHG has Returned ~95% of the Funds and Now Hold Less Than $10 Million Worth of Rescued Funds. (642 points, 70 comments)
    3. A Modified Version of a Common Multisig Had A Vulnerability - The WHG Took Action & Will Return the Funds (284 points, 125 comments)
    4. Follow Up Statement on the ETC Salvaged from attackDAOs (125 points, 155 comments)
    5. Tonight the WHG will begin returning the rescued funds! (123 points, 23 comments)
  16. 2057 points, 7 submissions: andrewkeys
    1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EEA adds 86 new members (546 points, 80 comments)
    2. Ethereum is Growing Exponentially in China (439 points, 46 comments)
    3. 10 weeks of Ethereum education, and if you pass the final, you have a chance to be employed at ConsenSys (284 points, 58 comments)
    4. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is formed (259 points, 52 comments)
    5. EEA on Bloomberg (216 points, 9 comments)
    6. PRESS RELEASE: Ethereum Solidity now available in Microsoft Visual Studio (164 points, 24 comments)
    7. Check out new uport website (149 points, 40 comments)
  17. 1716 points, 9 submissions: cashitter
    1. Ethereum Is Already Using a Small Country's Worth of Electricity (345 points, 107 comments)
    2. Martin Köppelmann (Founder of Gnosis): I am working 100% on ETH. (291 points, 11 comments)
    3. Right now there are 3 Ethereum related stories on the front page of HackerNews (194 points, 31 comments)
    4. switzerland (Home to the Ethereum Foundation) announced the official deregulation of blockchain startups (169 points, 14 comments)
    5. Apparent Agreement On Block 2,642,462 For The Next Hardfork. (167 points, 33 comments)
    6. [Video]Can Ethereum Restore Online Freedom and Transform the Internet? (145 points, 48 comments)
    7. Even Kuno Goda (Ethereum's very own artist) is working 100% on ETH (144 points, 0 comments)
    8. Real Vitalik got a message from Scam Vitalik (139 points, 7 comments)
    9. Vitalik Buterin Sets Milestones On Ethereum’s Route to Be The ‘World Computer’ (122 points, 21 comments)
  18. 1708 points, 4 submissions: AQuentson
    1. Ethereum Now Has Three Times More Nodes Than Bitcoin (700 points, 108 comments)
    2. Germany’s Energy Giant Launches 100s of Ethereum Based Electric Cars Charging Stations (474 points, 63 comments)
    3. Ethereum Developers Call on Miners to Use the Adaptive Gas Limit (374 points, 53 comments)
    4. Magic Internet Money is Finally a Reality – Web3.0 is Here (160 points, 44 comments)
  19. 1668 points, 2 submissions: PhiStr90
    1. Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Becomes World’s Largest Open-source blockchain Initiative (1202 points, 77 comments)
    2. Ethereum is now for the first time the blockchain with highest mining incentive or simply put 'the most secured' (466 points, 126 comments)
  20. 1642 points, 1 submission: JcsPocket
    1. If this was you, thank you. (1642 points, 170 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. vbuterin (7592 points, 368 comments)
  2. nickjohnson (6037 points, 790 comments)
  3. Souptacular (2572 points, 234 comments)
  4. avsa (2433 points, 234 comments)
  5. insomniasexx (2306 points, 249 comments)
  6. 5chdn (2211 points, 397 comments)
  7. FaceDeer (2085 points, 374 comments)
  8. latetot (2053 points, 371 comments)
  9. aribolab (2043 points, 276 comments)
  10. Huynh_B (1844 points, 10 comments)
  11. Savage_X (1527 points, 166 comments)
  12. ItsAConspiracy (1501 points, 262 comments)
  13. thehighfiveghost (1474 points, 99 comments)
  14. cyounessi (1423 points, 170 comments)
  15. antiprosynthesis (1412 points, 473 comments)
  16. Mr_Yukon_C (1393 points, 167 comments)
  17. NewToETH (1384 points, 126 comments)
  18. huntingisland (1383 points, 348 comments)
  19. karalabe (1382 points, 143 comments)
  20. BullBearBabyWhale (1366 points, 116 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. If this was you, thank you. by JcsPocket (1642 points, 170 comments)
  2. What Happens When you Send a Transaction via MyEtherWallet (A Very Simple Illustration) by insomniasexx (1297 points, 139 comments)
  3. Visa, IBM, Microsoft and USAA have all posted jobs in the past week looking for Ethereum developers by econoar (1212 points, 105 comments)
  4. Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Becomes World’s Largest Open-source blockchain Initiative by PhiStr90 (1202 points, 77 comments)
  5. Local Gym in Cincinnati by flufylobster1 (1159 points, 114 comments)
  6. "If bitcoin is a pocketcalculator ethereum is a brand new iphone" - Germanys second biggest Newspaper on bitcoin by postkasten (1045 points, 99 comments)
  7. Everytime I try explaining Ethereum to skeptics by lafoie (986 points, 170 comments)
  8. Bank of America is looking for developers with a background in Ethereum to help build a new Card Account and real-time settlement system. by econoar (948 points, 107 comments)
  9. Charged a BMW i3 at a "blockchainified" Share&Charge station today. Paid with Ethereum ERC20 Euro tokens through their app. People are now using Ethereum without ever having heard of it. by BullBearBabyWhale (941 points, 118 comments)
  10. Ethereum is under social attack. by maxxflyer (937 points, 350 comments)

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  4. 367 points: GBG-glenn's comment in Ethereum Metropolis appears in late September
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  6. 320 points: mattdf's comment in Plasma: Scalable Autonomous Smart Contracts
  7. 310 points: boomerbrian72's comment in Mozilla offering $2M to anyone who can decentralize the web
  8. 295 points: dillon-nyc's comment in Coindash website HACKED! $5.5 mil gone!
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