In all likeliness you have heard the word “Blockchain” mentioned numerous times during 2017. If you have not heard about “Blockchain” then the word “Bitcoin” might ring some bells. Bitcoin was the technology which made many people millionaires last year. Bitcoin and Blockchain are actually connected. The Blockchain is the reason cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin function effectively.
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The blockchain is the core of Bitcoin. It’s what makes everything works. It’s what makes a fundamentally different currency than normal money like USD or EUR.
The blockchain is the source of truth. The blockchain is the public ledger where all transactions ever made is stored and this ledger is stored on thousands of computers all around the world, which means that everyone knows exactly what coins are sent where and what the balance of all wallets are - but there is no way to know who owns those wallets.
Because the source of truth is spread across lots of computers, it is very difficult - almost impossible - to cheat the system and send some money to dont really have. Or claim that you sent some coins somewhere, if you didn’t send the coins. The blockchain knows exactly how much coins was sent and where they were sent.
Every wallet has a copy of the ledger. The wallets uses the ledger to calculate the balance on the wallet, by looking at all transaction to the wallet minus all the transactions sent by the wallet. The result is the amount of unspent coins in the wallet, hence the wallet balance. Desktop wallets has their own blockchain ledger and participate in the network. Online wallets like Blockchain.info or Coinbase also keep a copy of the ledger and since the ledger contains all transaction - to all wallets - ever made, they can use the same ledger to calculate the balance of all wallets on the system.
When you want to send coins from you wallet to someone else, you simply broadcast the transaction to the network. Before you can broadcast the transaction, your own wallet will check if the have enough coins on your wallet to make the transaction. When the transaction is broadcasted to the network, the other computers in the network will also check against their copy of the blockchain ledger, that you have enough coins to make the transaction. If the transaction is accepted by the network, it will become part of the blockchain, which means everyone in the network will have a record of that transaction, making it impossible to spend the coins again. And the is how the blockchain controls the flow of coins in the network and makes fraud impossible - or at least very difficult.
Also watch this great video, which does a good job of explaning how everything works.
The Bitcoin blockchain is currently more than 60gb. What if you want to check the balance of a wallet or see if a transaction was sent to a certain wallet? Blockchain explorers is the answer. Blockchain explorers lets you search the entire ledger and find transactions. You can find out when an transaction was made, how many confirmations it has and you can even see if the coins are still on the wallet or if they have been sent somewhere else.
These are some of the most popular Bitcoin blockchain explorers:
Earlier today, Cryptsy announced that they had been hacked in 2014 and as a result of that was now insolvent. Cryptsy is one of the largest and most popular cryptocurrency exchanges and we hope a solution can be found in order for Cryptsy to continue it’s operation.
We’ve been asked by some users, how this is going to effect our service, so we wanted to make a few things clear in regards to Cryptsys situation.
Evonax.com does not rely on Cryptsy and this will not effect our service in any way.
Our service is based on instant exchanges, which means we do not store our users coins any longer than we have to. As a result, we will never have issues with solvency.
The Evonax.com team
2015. What a year! This year has been a great one for Evonax.com with lots of new users from all over the world. The cryptocoin community has evolved a lot over the course of 2015 and has become an everyday payment solution for lots of users across the globe. You guys are doing more and more exchanges each day, which clearly shows that cryptocoin payments has become a payment method which more and more user prefer, when sending money online.
2015 has shown that cryptocoin payments has proven itself to be a viable method to transfer money over large distances and that cryptocoins are here to stay.
Below you’ll find some exciting numbers from the year 2015 here at Evonax.com.
Percentage of exchanges which included Feathercoin - the least popular coins - as one of the coins.
World-first features launched (Repeat exchanges, PayPal exchanges without sign-up and Bank exchange without sign-up).
Email newsletters sent.
Percentage of users on a mobile device (smartphones or tablets). This percentage increased from 11% in January to 22% in December!
Percentage of users from USA - the country with most users.
Average exchange amount in USD.
Percentage of users from Europe - the continent with most users.
Average response time in minutes for support tickets.
Percentage of exchanges which included Bitcoin - the most popular coins - as one of the coins.
Percentage of users on a desktop.
Number of countries we have served users from.
New facebook likes.
New signups for our newsletter.
Emails sent to us over the year. We love getting in touch with you guys, and you have kindly sent us lots of requests for new features and coins as well as general feedback on the service. Keep doing that!