BitShares (CURRENCY:BTS) traded 1.8% lower against the dollar during the one day period ending at 0:00 AM ET on September 22nd. BitShares has a total market capitalization of $90.86 million and approximately $1.93 million worth of BitShares was traded on exchanges in the last day. One BitShares coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0331 or 0.00000331 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Livecoin, Poloniex, Huobi and CoinEgg. During the last week, BitShares has traded down 2.3% against the dollar.
Here is how similar cryptocurrencies have performed during the last day:
- Cardano (ADA) traded down 2.4% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0487 or 0.00000486 BTC.
- Ontology (ONT) traded down 1.3% against the dollar and now trades at $0.78 or 0.00007806 BTC.
- Qtum (QTUM) traded 1.1% lower against the dollar and now trades at $2.08 or 0.00020777 BTC.
- OmiseGO (OMG) traded 3.8% lower against the dollar and now trades at $1.06 or 0.00010572 BTC.
- Mixin (XIN) traded 0.3% higher against the dollar and now trades at $209.99 or 0.02099148 BTC.
- Ardor (ARDR) traded up 5.5% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0644 or 0.00000643 BTC.
- WINk (WIN) traded 3.9% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0002 or 0.00000002 BTC.
- Vitae (VITAE) traded 1% lower against the dollar and now trades at $1.68 or 0.00016760 BTC.
- Wanchain (WAN) traded up 0.1% against the dollar and now trades at $0.25 or 0.00002511 BTC.
- PRIZM (PZM) traded down 6.5% against the dollar and now trades at $0.40 or 0.00004015 BTC.
According to CryptoCompare, “Delegated Proof-of-Stake Consensus Delegated Proof of Stake (DPOS) is a new method of securing a crypto-currency’s network. DPOS attempts to solve the problems of both Bitcoin’s traditional Proof of Work system, and the Proof of Stake system of Peercoin and NXT. DPOS implements a layer of technological democracy to offset the negative effects of centralization. Delegated proof of stake mitigates the potential negative impacts of centralization through the use of witnesses (formaly called delegates). A total of N witnesses sign the blocks and are voted on by those using the network with every transaction that gets made. By using a decentralized voting process, DPOS is by design more democratic than comparable systems. Rather than eliminating the need for trust all together, DPOS has safeguards in place the ensure that those trusted with signing blocks on behalf of the network are doing so correctly and without bias. Additionally, each block signed must have a verification that the block before it was signed by a trusted node. DPOS eliminates the need to wait until a certain number of untrusted nodes have verified a transaction before it can be confirmed. This reduced need for confirmation produces an increase in speed of transaction times. By intentionally placing trust with the most trustworthy of potential block signers, as decided by the network, no artificial encumbrance need be imposed to slow down the block signing process. DPOS allows for many more transactions to be included in a block than either proof of work or proof of stake systems. DPOS technology allows cryptocurrency technology to transact at a level where it can compete with the centralized clearinghouses like Visa and Mastercard. Such clearinghouses administer the most popular forms of electronic payment systems in the world. In a delegated proof of stake system centralization still occurs, but it is controlled. Unlike other methods of securing cryptocurrency networks, every client in a DPOS system has the ability to decide who is trusted rather than trust concentrating in the hands of those with the most resources. DPOS allows the network to reap some of the major advantages of centralization, while still maintaining some calculated measure of decentralization. This system is enforced by a fair election process where anyone could potentially become a delegated representative of the majority of users. “
Buying and Selling BitShares
BitShares can be purchased on these cryptocurrency exchanges: ZB.COM, OpenLedger DEX, YoBit, Indodax, Huobi, RuDEX, BigONE, CoinEgg, Crex24, Poloniex, Gate.io, CoinTiger, LBank, EXX, Livecoin, BitShares Asset Exchange, CryptoBridge, Tidex, Binance, HitBTC and RightBTC. It is usually not presently possible to purchase alternative cryptocurrencies such as BitShares directly using U.S. dollars. Investors seeking to acquire BitShares should first purchase Bitcoin or Ethereum using an exchange that deals in U.S. dollars such as Coinbase, Gemini or GDAX. Investors can then use their newly-acquired Bitcoin or Ethereum to purchase BitShares using one of the exchanges listed above.
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