BitShares (CURRENCY:BTS) traded 3.5% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 18:00 PM ET on August 18th. Over the last seven days, BitShares has traded down 6.1% against the U.S. dollar. One BitShares coin can currently be bought for about $0.0405 or 0.00000390 BTC on major exchanges including Poloniex, Crex24, CryptoBridge and CoinTiger. BitShares has a market cap of $110.92 million and $2.61 million worth of BitShares was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Here’s how related cryptocurrencies have performed over the last day:

  • Cardano (ADA) traded 6.9% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.0506 or 0.00000487 BTC.
  • Ontology (ONT) traded 4.5% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.79 or 0.00007601 BTC.
  • Qtum (QTUM) traded 9.3% higher against the dollar and now trades at $2.59 or 0.00024932 BTC.
  • OmiseGO (OMG) traded up 7.8% against the dollar and now trades at $1.25 or 0.00012076 BTC.
  • Mixin (XIN) traded up 2.5% against the dollar and now trades at $230.89 or 0.02225835 BTC.
  • Ardor (ARDR) traded 4.7% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.0557 or 0.00000536 BTC.
  • Vitae (VITAE) traded 0.8% lower against the dollar and now trades at $1.87 or 0.00017998 BTC.
  • SounDAC (XSD) traded flat against the dollar and now trades at $2.09 or 0.00018334 BTC.
  • Wanchain (WAN) traded 0.3% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.22 or 0.00002132 BTC.
  • Theta Fuel (TFUEL) traded up 1% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0058 or 0.00000056 BTC.

BitShares Profile

BitShares (BTS) is a proof-of-stake (PoS) coin that uses the SHA-512 hashing algorithm. It launched on November 5th, 2014. BitShares’ total supply is 2,740,080,000 coins. BitShares’ official message board is bitsharestalk.org. BitShares’ official Twitter account is @_bitshares and its Facebook page is accessible here. The official website for BitShares is bitshares.org. The Reddit community for BitShares is /r/bitshares and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here.

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. “

BitShares Coin Trading

BitShares can be purchased on the following cryptocurrency exchanges: YoBit, RuDEX, BigONE, EXX, BitShares Asset Exchange, Crex24, CoinEgg, Indodax, OpenLedger DEX, Poloniex, Livecoin, Gate.io, Binance, CryptoBridge, HitBTC, LBank, ZB.COM, Huobi, CoinTiger, Tidex and RightBTC. It is usually not presently possible to purchase alternative cryptocurrencies such as BitShares directly using US dollars. Investors seeking to trade BitShares should first purchase Ethereum or Bitcoin using an exchange that deals in US dollars such as Changelly, Gemini or GDAX. Investors can then use their newly-acquired Ethereum or Bitcoin to purchase BitShares using one of the exchanges listed above.

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