BitShares (CURRENCY:BTS) traded 17.3% lower against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on April 19th. BitShares has a market capitalization of $302.67 million and approximately $56.20 million worth of BitShares was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One BitShares coin can currently be bought for $0.10 or 0.00000185 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last seven days, BitShares has traded 17.7% lower against the US dollar.
Here’s how other cryptocurrencies have performed over the last 24 hours:
- Cardano (ADA) traded 10.1% lower against the dollar and now trades at $1.15 or 0.00002108 BTC.
- Uniswap (UNI) traded 4.9% lower against the dollar and now trades at $30.33 or 0.00055474 BTC.
- Algorand (ALGO) traded 16.9% lower against the dollar and now trades at $1.22 or 0.00002229 BTC.
- Avalanche (AVAX) traded down 16.6% against the dollar and now trades at $24.61 or 0.00045004 BTC.
- Elrond (EGLD) traded down 15.7% against the dollar and now trades at $160.71 or 0.00293897 BTC.
- Hedera Hashgraph (HBAR) traded down 14.3% against the dollar and now trades at $0.27 or 0.00000496 BTC.
- TerraUSD (UST) traded 0.2% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.99 or 0.00001819 BTC.
- Qtum (QTUM) traded 5.8% lower against the dollar and now trades at $16.91 or 0.00030924 BTC.
- NEAR Protocol (NEAR) traded 11.9% lower against the dollar and now trades at $4.54 or 0.00008297 BTC.
- Ontology (ONT) traded down 11.9% against the dollar and now trades at $1.96 or 0.00003578 BTC.
BitShares Coin Profile
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. “
Buying and Selling BitShares
It is usually not presently possible to buy alternative cryptocurrencies such as BitShares directly using U.S. dollars. Investors seeking to trade BitShares should first buy Ethereum or Bitcoin using an exchange that deals in U.S. dollars such as Coinbase, Gemini or Changelly. Investors can then use their newly-acquired Ethereum or Bitcoin to buy BitShares using one of the aforementioned exchanges.
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