Does Bitcoin Need Accounts? One Developer Thinks So, and He Figured Out How

Bitcoin doesn’t use typical “accounts.” Instead, with each payment, the funds are sent to a unique “transaction output.” In such an output, the Bitcoin address can potentially be reused, in which case the address would act a bit like a Bitcoin account. Reusing addresses in this way, however, makes it trivial to link different coins and transactions to the same user, which is horrible for privacy. Bitcoin users are instead encouraged to generate a new address for each receiving payment. While a best practice for privacy, Spanish developer José Femenías…

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How to buy Ripple’s Native Crypto Token XRP?

Ripple’s XRP saw its value soar parabolically to an all-time high of almost $ 3.5. This happened during the massive bull run of 2017. Since then the token has lost 92% of its value.  Even after the drastic depreciation in value, XRP is the 3rd largest cryptocurrency by market cap. Currently there are around 43 billion coins in circulation.  According to Ripple’s policies, there will only be 100 billion XRP ever. All XRP tokens are meant to supplement payments and business transactions on the RippleNet.  It makes sense for you…

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