BitShares (BTS)

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BitShares is an industrial-grade financial smart contract platform. Similar to both Counter Party and Ethereum, BitShares can handle more complex contracts than traditional cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.

The BitShares platform itself is run and maintained by the BitShares open consortium. A community-driven body of individuals and organizations committed to providing universal access to the power of smart contracts.

Working together, this community has designed and developed the BitShares platform to include numerous innovative features which are hard to find elsewhere within the smart contract industry.

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To get started with BitShares you first need to download a wallet for your particular device and operating system. A BitShares wallet stores your private keys and enables you to send and receive BitSharess. You can choose between desktop, mobile, web or hardware wallets designed for a variety of operating systems. For more in-depth specifications we recommend you to check out our cryptocurrency wallet directory.

BitShares Wallets

The BitShares mining process involves compiling recent transactions into blocks while trying to solve a computationally difficult puzzle. The first participant (miner or group of miners) who solves the puzzle gets to place the next block on the blockchain and claim the rewards. The rewards incentivize miners to uphold and secure the BitShares network. Below you find detailed information and reviews about BitShares mining hardware, mining software, mining pools and cloud mining services.

BitShares Cloud Mining Services

BitShares Mining Hardware

BitShares Mining Software

BitShares Mining Pools

The easiest way to buy BitShares is through a cryptocurrency exchange. There is a variety of exchanges where you can trade BitShares for fiat currencies or other cryptocurrencies. Below you find exchanges currently trading with BitShares.

BitShares Exchanges



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Genesis Block CreatedFebruary 28, 2014
Hashing AlgorithmSHA-256
Validation SystemDelegated Proof-of-Stake
Block Time10 Seconds
Total Coins to be Issued3,700,000,000
Source CodeGithub
DownloadsLinux, Mac, Windows
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