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Tracy Ricken
Northern Virginia, USA
Interests: Business, Graphic Design, Game Design, 3D Modeling, Psychology, Spirituality, Philosophy, Ancient Mysteries, Metaphysics and Science
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No, we're not talking about the chips. Today, NoodleBird and I purchased our first XRP Ripple coins. NoodleBird, my son in grade school, told me that he and school friends played a game where they each picked a bunch of cryptocurrencies to hold. NoodleBird already owns some NXT and BTC,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at eCoinWatch
Here's a nifty link to see what we need to pay for bitcoin fees so that they don't get stuck without confirmations: https://bitcoinfees.earn.com/ Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at eCoinWatch
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Image Source: http://www.starpaymentsystems.com.au/contact-us/find-a-star-atm And just like that, --KAPOW!-- Bitcoin will appear in ATMs across Australia. Goes to show how quickly it can be implemented across the globe, we won't even need cryptocurrency specific ATMs making the current ATMradar and independent crypto-atms (aka BTMs) just about obsolete. They are planning to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at eCoinWatch
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This site seems to be the most up-to-date BitCoin ATM locator in the world. At this time, Bitcoin, Ether, Dash, Litecoin and Dogecoin ATMs show up. Dogecoin! In my 30 mile radius, there are about 30 BitCoin ATMs that show up on the map and no ATMs for the other... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at eCoinWatch
I just received this e-mail from Coinbase about the upcoming changes on August 1st: Dear Coinbase Customer, We are contacting you to make you aware of recent developments in a number of proposals for technical changes to Bitcoin. All BTC stored on Coinbase will remain safe during these events described... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at eCoinWatch
This project has been put on hold until further notice. At the date of the last video, I started a full-time job at a sign shop. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at Learn 3D in 30 Days
Link to the original 70-page whitepaper written in Chinese (pdf). I uploaded my own copy here (pdf). I have heard there is an official limited release translation around but I did not find a copy. I was able to translate it with Google Translate's nifty translator for PDF documents, but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at eCoinWatch
What is the Bitcoin hashrate? Bitcoin definitions from Bitcoin Simplified: Hash (Rate) ~ A hash is the output of a hash function and, as it relates to Bitcoin, the Hash Rate is the speed at which a compute is completing an operation in the Bitcoin code. A higher hash rate... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at eCoinWatch
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Hang on tight for the next growth spurt! Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at eCoinWatch
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Lisk LSK CoinMarketCap: http://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/lisk/ The spikes at the beginning of the chart is from the $9 million they raised from crowdfunding. From the official Lisk website, lisk.io: ... the Lisk Foundation is working hard together with its contractors towards the release of their Software Development Kit (SDK). The SDK is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at eCoinWatch
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A quick search with Google turned up this great Quora topic with a wealth of information: What Determines the Value of Cryptocurrencies? Are these cheat sheets from the webbot for real? https://www.halfpasthuman.com/Hph_reports.html Clif High has a YouTube channel and is entertaining, so watch and learn more about him first before... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at eCoinWatch
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SC Siacoin Siacoin started as an ICO. Siacoin SC on CoinMarketCap.com: https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/siacoin/ From the official Siacoin website, Sia.tech: Using the Sia blockchain, Sia creates a decentralized storage marketplace in which hosts compete for your business – this leads to the lowest possible prices. Renters pay using Siacoin, which can also... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at eCoinWatch
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What I love about trading currencies is that it's all about playing with numbers and balancing equations. Right now, it feels like a game very similar to betting on horses. Will it be a close tie or will one take the lead? Which one will come out first?It's like the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at eCoinWatch
... and the new smileys look like coins!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‡πŸ™€ 😡 🌈 🌌🌠 πŸ—Ώ πŸ‰πŸ¦„ You can copy and paste the unicode characters because they are just like text characters now, they aren't image files anymore. Complete smilies emoticon unicode codes: http://unicode.org/charts/PDF/U1F600.pdf There are new emoji characters too: http://www.unicode.org/emoji/charts/emoji-released.html The Bitcoin Currency... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at eCoinWatch
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CRBIT CreditBit Creditbit CRBIT on CoinMarketCap.com: https://coinmarketcap.com/assets/creditbit/ Creditbit official website: https://www.creditbit.org/ Quoted from the official website: It can be hold or transacted between Ethereum digital wallets, each represented with an unique combination of private and public key (ex. Mist, Ethereum Wallet, MyEtherWallet, Parity). Technically, Creditbit is a digital Ethereum Token,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at eCoinWatch
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Image Source: http://brilliantmaps.com/cartogram-world-population-2015/ It's no secret that I'm excited about Bitcoin and its potential. I do encounter some resistance towards the concept out in daily life for various reasons. Some latch on to this bubble idea, that this ain't going down like it's going down. And in certain respects they... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at eCoinWatch
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The biggest hurdle I see with Bitcoin being adopted quickly by North America is the steep learning curve, and the insecurity with losing bitcoins. SegWit2x will make the network more efficient, but it doesn't resolve other major issues that limits mass adoption. Have you ever accidentally washed your wallet, your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at eCoinWatch
A primary benefit from SegWit is decreased transaction times. SegWit according to Investopedia: SegWit is the process by which blocks on a blockchain are made smaller by removing signature data from Bitcoin transactions. When blocks are made smaller, this frees up the capacity to add more transactions to the chain.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at eCoinWatch
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STRAT Stratis "We offer simple and affordable end-to-end solutions for development, testing and deployment of native C# blockchain applications on the .Net framework." From the official StratisPlatform website: Stratis is the currency which powers the Stratis Platform. A Proof-of-Stake (POS) cryptocurrency with limited emission and low inflation, Stratis (ticker: STRAT)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at eCoinWatch
ICO stands for Initial Coin Offering. How does an ICO work and a list of examples: https://www.cryptocompare.com/coins/guides/how-does-an-ico-work/ Youtube Video Initial Coin Offerig (ICO) - Class 101 from Youtube User Cryptocurrency Investments: Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at eCoinWatch
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The Bitcoin chart on the Coinbase website: Looks to me like it's still a strong, consistent trend upwards; it's the "big whales" jumping out that is making the bitcoin value tumble. I think it will continue to grow consistently as Asia adopts, adjusts and learns to regulate their new currency.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at eCoinWatch
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Meet Poncho! I designed these altcoins for the ice cream man that parks his truck at the Boys & Girls Club. He sells them in packs of $20 to the grown-ups and BGC staff, who in turn can give it to the kids as prizes. Or keep them for a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at eCoinWatch
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Hi! This is a test first post on my new altcoin and bitcoin blog. The mission for this blog is to follow major trends in the cryptocurrency market and learn more about currency trading as a hobby. My vision is that through it, myself and many others continue to grow... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at eCoinWatch
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According to Wikipedia: The Silk Road or Silk Route was an ancient network of trade routes that were for centuries central to cultural interaction originally through regions of Eurasia connecting the East and West and stretching from the Korean peninsula[1] and Japan[2] to the Mediterranean Sea.[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silk_Road Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Light Mysteries
Tracy Ricken is now following Norlight
Jun 14, 2017