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The latest OpenBazaar version 2.2.2 released brings improved cryptocurrency trading features to the users of the free online marketplace with no fees and restriction that uses cryptocurrencies for payments. The most significant expansion is the number of crypto coins that can be bought and sold on the platform, previously there were about 60 available. Now there is price data from CoinMarketCap and there are more than 1500 coins you can trade on OpenBazaar. If you want to see if a specific coin is available, download OpenBazaar and start the process of creating a cryptocurrency listing and you will see the full list of coins in a dropdown menu. The best thing is that there are no fees to pay and no accounts to sign up for. It’s a direct swap of cryptocurrencies between you and the other party, and if you choose a moderated payment (highly recommended) then there’s a third party available in case of dispute.

The latest version also brings the ability for users offering to trade coins to mark up or discount their price. Instead of only being able to offer a trade at market price, you can choose to add a markup, which will automatically increase the price to the buyer based on the percentage they choose. You can of course also choose to offer a discount from regular market price and make your offer even more attractive. The software constantly is updating the market price of the cryptocurrencies involved in the trade, and will add the markup or discount at the moment the trade happens.

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CoinCheckup is an interesting website that can help you get more insight into a crypto currency than just the basic info or ratings based on current market capitalization. Currently the website lists 430 crypto coins giving you an easy to follow coin market capitalization list, but you also get more insight thanks to fundamental analysis and investment analysis options that you also have available. The website even does some price predictions based on the markets growth patterns that may be useful when researching a crypto coin that you are not familiar with. All of the information is available to you in a clean and easy to use interface, so you might want to check out the CoinCheckup website.

For more information about the CoinCheckup crypto coin analysis and investment website…

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While the Bitcoin debate around the block size continues the alternative crypt currency Dash, formerly known as DarkCoin, has shown how a consensus about an increase of the block size can be reached quickly and efficiently. By holding a vote among its stakeholders to increase its blocksize, even if there is not yet immediate need of such an increase, from 1 MB to 2 MB a consensus has been reached within 24 hours with 99 percent of the vote for the increase. Currently each block of Dash contains less than 10 transactions on average and is justa few kilobytes in size, so there is not much need of 2 MB block size, however with the developers expecting the blocksize to grow over time the need for further increase in the not so near future can be avoided (learning from Bitcoin).

According to Coinmarketcap Dash is currently the 5th crypto currency in terms of Market Cap, however you can also say it is the third one after BTC and LTC if you take out Ripple and Ethereum due to the first being pre-mined completely and the second one with a very large initial pre-mine. Dash has some interesting and useful advantages as compared ot Bitcoin and some other crypto currencies including much faster transaction times, offering more anonymity and still being mined with GPUs only (no ASICs) using the popular X11 algorithm. Lately there have been some interesting and positive news regarding Dash that have also resulted in the price of the altcoin increasing a bit in the last few days.


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