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Welcome to ChainWiki,
A community guide to all things blockchain.
A blockchain is a distributed ledger that contains an ordered account of transactions in records called blocks. Each block of transactions is timestamped and linked to the previous block (like a chain) using modern encryption techniques. Bitcoin and Ethereum are two examples of growing high-value blockchains.

News

http://www.weekinethereum.com

http://www.coindesk.com/

Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), Conferences & Events:

https://www.icoalert.com/
http://www.icocountdown.com/ - New crypto projects - crowdfunding
https://www.ico-list.com/ - ICO List
https://www.coinschedule.com/ - ICO crowdfundings and upcoming conferences
https://tokenmarket.net/ico-calendar
http://icorating.com/
How to evaluate ICOs Video: https://youtu.be/E6Z5aTxKpDU

Schedules:

https://news.codetract.io/ - Important Ethereum Events

Introduction

What is Bitcoin?

Satoshi Nakamoto's Paper: "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System" https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf

What is Ethereum?

Buying, Selling and Trading on Exchanges

***For US Buyers, the easiest method for purchasing Bitcoin, Ethereum or Litecoin, with a credit card or bank account, is to use www.coinbase.com {chainwiki refferal link}

Note: Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be purchased in fractional units - for example if you want to buy $100 (USD) of Bitcoin (BTC), and the price of bitcoin is $5000 USD/BTC then you would purchase 0.02 BTC.
Cryptocurrency Prices and Supply
https://coinmarketcap.com/
https://coincap.io/
https://www.coingecko.com/
Cryptocurrency Terminology
Ethereum Glossary
Bitcoin Vocabulary
Everything you need to know ablout Bitcoin
http://lopp.net/bitcoin.html
CryptoList
https://github.com/coinpride/CryptoList

Miners and Stakers

Developers

Wallets, Clients, and Other Software & Resources

Wallets serve as a storage mechanism for Cryptocurrency (Secure Private Key Management).

There are different types of wallet software available on various platforms [Desktop, Web, Mobile and Hardware Device Wallet].

Wallet software often provides additional features above and beyond tracking account balances and executing coin transfers, such as;

  • Support for multiple coins
  • Fee and Confirmation Time Estimation
  • Advanced transactions (Data)
  • Multi-signature support
Custodial wallet
A provider that has custody of users’ holdings by controlling their private key(s).
Self-hosted wallet
Individual controls their own private keys. [Note: Most cryptocurrency clients come with Wallet software to generate an account with private keys stored locally on your device.]

https://jaxx.io/

Hardware Wallet
Hardware device that stores private keys: ie. https://trezor.io/
Paper Wallet (printable)
BTC https://blockchain.info/wallet/paper-tutorial
ETH https://www.myetherwallet.com/
Brain Wallet
https://www.cryptocompare.com/wallets/guides/what-is-a-bitcoin-brain-wallet/
Multi-signature wallets
Is an address whose control is shared by multiple signatories such that a specified threshold of private keys be provided in order to access funds. (Such as 2 out of 3)
Cold Storage
A custodial wallet where the keys are kept offline.

Projects

Alternative cyrptocurrencies generally announce (ANN) their projects on

https://bitcointalk.org > Alternate cryptocurrencies > Announcements (Altcoins)

Coinfund's list of notable projects : CoinFund Projects Watchlist

Name Sites(s) Launch Date Consensus Notable
Ardor https://www.ardorplatform.org/
Ark https://ark.io/
Augur https://augur.net/ 2016 Prediction Market Token on Ethereum
Bitcoin https://bitcoin.org/en/ 2009-01 POW First DLT to solve the Double Spend Problem
Bitshares https://bitshares.org/
Cosmos https://cosmos.network/ In Development POS Tendermint Consensus Hub with Inter Block Chain communication Protocol (IBCP)
Dash https://www.dash.org/ Privacy based coin featuring instant transactions and governance mechanism
Dogecoin http://dogecoin.com/ meme coin
Ethereum https://www.ethereum.org/ POW / Moving to Casper POS Ethereum Virtual Machine smart contract platform
Factom https://www.factom.com/
Golem https://golem.network/
Komodo https://komodoplatform.com/
Litecoin https://litecoin.com/ October 2011
Monero https://getmonero.org/home
Namecoin https://namecoin.org/ Decentralized DNS and Identity registration
NEM https://www.nem.io/
NXT https://nxt.org/ November 2013 POS Cryptocurrency, Payment Network w/ integrated Asset Exchange, messaging system and marketplace.
Ripple https://ripple.com/
Steem https://steem.io/ Social Media Platform
Tether https://tether.to/
Tezos https://tezos.com/ Starting w/ POS Blockchain that is amendable via included governance mechanism
Zcash https://z.cash/ Privacy-centric w/ Zero Knowledge Proofs
Editors - TODO, FAQ, Help