Introduction to DogeCoin – Part 1, All Things Crypto

Dogecoin is a digital currency that commenced somewhat spil a joke. This is the reason why the currency has a Shiba Inu dog on its logo. Despite the fact that the digital currency has a funny logo and has done a loterijlot of creative joy publicity, it is an actual blockchain-based financial network that has its own pros and cons. This is one of the reasons for DigiCoin becoming on the top cryptocurrencies te the world. By January of 2014, the currency reached a capitalization of USD$60 million. Te December of 2018, the capitalization of Dogecoin has surpassed USD$1 billion.

Just like Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, Dogecoin is a decentralized blockchain network. The developers of the network have made the code open source, which means that anyone can download the code for inspection, use it or become part of the Dogecoin network.

There are a number of differences inbetween Dogecoin and Bitcoin. From the technical perspective, Dogecoin has more similarities with Litecoin than it does with Bitcoin. Here’s what this means: very first, Dogecoin uses Scrypt protocol for proof-of-work while Bitcoin uses SHA256. Secondly, Dogecoin creates blocks of Dogecoin blockchain with the speed of 1 block/minute while Bitcoin is Ten times slower at 1 block vanaf every Ten minutes. Another difference is the rate of switch of the parameter of difficulty of the network. With Dogecoin, difficulty switches every four hours. With Bitcoin, difficulty switches every 2016 blocks.

The final difference is that Bitcoin has a coin cap of 21 million, meaning that the network could only have 21 million coins.

Coin supply on the Bitcoin network vs Dogecoin network

The Bitcoin network has bot adding bitcoins to circulation little by little by providing them spil a prize to miners for processing transactions on the network by adding them to the Bitcoin blockchain. Blocks from 0 to 210,000 got a prize of 50 bitcoins each. Then, the prize split ter half and became 25 bitcoins vanaf block. Ter July of 2016, the prize went down again and turned into 12.Five bitcoins vanaf block. The next split of the prize will occur around June of 2020 when the prize will become 6.25 bitcoins. The prize will keep splitting ter half until it reaches zero. After that, 100% of the prizes that miners get for doing the work on the Bitcoin blockchain will be coming from the optional transaction fees that users can add to the funds they are sending on the Bitcoin network to incentivize the miners to include the transactions into the blocks of bitcoin blockchain.

Bitcoin spil a currency and spil a network is about freedom and responsibility. Miners do not have to include any transactions into the blocks that they mine and users do not have to pay a toverfee for a transaction if they don’t want to. However, spil the gegevens from the Bitcoin network shows, when the network Bitcoin network commenced becoming truly popular ter 2018, users either had to pay a toverfee or wait for a long time for their transaction to go through. This means that Satoshi Nakamoto wasgoed right when he said that the network could sustain itself with miners getting paid from transaction fees. The downside of fees on the Bitcoin network is that they’ve already made the network not usable for puny peer-to-peer transactions, but the kwestie of fees and scalability of the Bitcoin network is not a subject of this article.

Spil of January of 2018, there are overheen 16,Five million bitcoins te circulation out of 21 million, which means that overheen 80% of the total supply of bitcoins is already te circulation. On average, the network is generating 1,800 bitcoins a day. You can see the how many bitcoins the Bitcoin network has te circulation spil you are reading this article by visiting

Coin supply on the Dogecoin network works te a very different way. There is no cap on how many coins the network can have. After becoming available to the public te December of 2013, the network has added 100 billion coins by the end of June of 2015, ter less than two years from the launch of the network. Since then, the number of coins that the network adds to the circulation is limited to Five.256 billion dogecoins annually. This means that Dogecoin is an inflationary currency while bitcoin is deflationary.

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