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Conservation Law in Bitcoin Faucets
What is money? It is a specific commodity that is an equivalent form of evaluating other goods and services, which was agreed by some group of people. Meaning that money in itself is not valuable, valuable are the things that can be bought for it. Money is like energy – if it appears in one place, it disappears in another, this is the way how economics work.
Is it possible to receive money for free? Of course, but, for that, someone must earn it and then give it to anybody else. On the similar principle charity funds work – rich people give the part of their income to help poor ones. Or one can become a philanthropist – to finance art projects with unselfish aim.
Far from unselfishness are the owners of network resources that offer free Bitcoins or other crypto-currencies. These resources are called faucets, because they function in much the same way – like those devices in your kitchen or bathroom, when closed not tightly – drops of “reward” periodically fall and you have to catch them. To receive these “drops” you have to just visit a website, enter your Bitcoin wallet address, pass the verification procedure and prove you are a human being, and spend several moments of your precious time before you take your reward.
This moment of your time is your payment for the free Bitcoins. Websites place ads and, while you were waiting, you were looking at them and maybe even clicked on one of the banners. Such clicks give earnings to website owners, and they share these earnings with website visitors. So the conservation law is working.
However, you didn’t spend much time, and you received hundreds or thousands of Satoshi. This sum is small as well, 1 Satoshi= 0.00000001 ฿, so the exchange of your time for money is equivalent. From this one can draw a conclusion – want to earn more money (read – get free Bitcoins), you must visit more faucets (they are hundreds on the network). You should choose several websites with good reputation and visit them regularly, since you can receive rewards periodically (every hour, for instance).
Why Buy Ether?
Sometimes, when one tries to explain the principles of how crypto-currency or blockchain technology work, one feels the lack of analogies available. Simple analogies are needed to explain complicated things at the elementary level. For example, when Bitcoin has just appeared, it was compared to gold, and Litecoin – to silver. Explaining to someone complicated and sometimes quite incomprehensible computer characteristics can be an ungracious task, but when only you mention that a certain powerful program works on it without problems, it will momentarily withdraw all questions.
So, let’s try to perform such thing with Ethereum. Potential investor finds a perspective land property at the end of nowhere. He buys it and waits. This land won’t make a profit at once. Sometimes one must wait for a long time. One may think he has literally buried money into the ground. However, with time the price of this land will grow. This land property can be far from the inhabited locality, but with time a town or village is growing outside its old boundaries. Near your property new buildings and shops start to appear, there is a beautiful nature around, and one can build a spa resort there. Now, your land has a remarkable value, and it can be sold to builders for the large check.
And now let’s compare real estate with Ethereum. Ether is present on the market, like the land property. At the moment is it bought by investors only, since there is no practical use of Ether right now, it is impossible to spend Ether. There is no market for it, so Ether can only be collected. Ethereum platform is building and growing, which can be compared to the urban sprawl. With time it will reach the place where your land property exists. The clear perspective of the further growth of Ethereum is shaping up, the developers have intentions to implement new applications and programs on Ethereum basis. Ether is needed as fuel for the applications to work. So those who have a margin of it, would be able to sell it for good money.
The developers will cooperate with those who own the land property (i.e. the fuel for their applications’ engines). That’s why, the bigger becomes Ethereum community, the more landowners gain in weight, and this is a symbiotic process. Ether itself costs nothing, the platform makes it valuable. Unlike other crypto-currencies, built on the principles of currency exchange, Ether works on principle “invest and earn”. So you should wait until the big mall is built near your land.
Acronics and Ethereum Have Announced About Cooperation
Acronics, the company that specializes in the development of solutions for the data protection in cloud storages, and the blockchain platform for the decentralized apps Ethereum have recently announced about the strategic cooperation aiming at the development of the blockchain-based apps for the data protection.
As a result of this cooperation, the solution for the data storage and exchange must appear, the protection of the data will be guaranteed by the blockchain technology usage. This technology gives the possibility to control the operations, distribute digital notes about various events among multiple participants and organizations all over the world, this way protecting the information from the unapproved changes.
The example of such information is the registry of ownership and financial assets, medical notes, information about the goods replacement in the warehouse, camera records, the systems of the data archiving, which are to be audited, data storages for the common work of consortiums that combine several organizations and a sufficient amount of employees.
Acronics works on the solution for the reserve copying, emergency restoring and protection of information, for the managing data on the mobile devices. Acronics products protect data of more than 5 million users and 500 thousand companies in 145 world countries. The company is founded in 2003. Co-owners are Serguei Beloussov, Ilya Zubarev, and Max Tsyplyaev. Such venture funds as Insight Venture Partners and OpenView Venture Partners have parts in Acronics (in 2004 they invested 11 million dollars in the company). The main office is situated in Singapore.
Ethereum is the blockchain technology with the functionally full programming language, the architecture of which allows to write smart-contracts and decentralized apps, in which any developer is able to realize the arbitrary ownerships, agreement formats and registration rules.
The platform Ethereum was created by Vitalik Buterin in 2015. Since its founding, Microsoft and 40 biggest world banks joined into the R3CEV consortium have become Ethereum partners.
Bitcoin and Blockchain: Perspective Symbiosis
Blockchain technology and crypto-currency Bitcoin are historically connected. The chain of blocks is necessary to protect the wallet and to create, transfer or withdraw crypto-currency, being sure it’s safe.
Blockchain is a modern technology that works on the principle of the book of account. Here the history of the fulfilled transactions is put down, which allows to track the origin of Bitcoin and its whole history. The main peculiarity of the blockcahin is the fact that one is able to track not only the origin of the crypto-currency, but also any other details included into system, for instance, the production and delivery of any goods.
The new technology suggests carrying out transactions without the third party interference, which usually take additional fees for their services, and are not always secure. The system creators do not agree that the financial system management system must be centralized and in the hands of the group of people. For creating trust inside the platform, all the actions are fixed and recorded, which already gives certain guarantees.
The distributed database records the information about agreement members, transaction sum, its date and time, and what is the most important, about the network generally. If someone tries to hack the blockchain network, then its parts, like puzzles, won’t form the whole picture, as a result, the operation will be denied. The transaction is in the public access, and all network members agree that a certain operation is carried out in particular time.
Thanks to the distributed database in the chain, everyone possesses the information only about the agreement where one has been present personally. Blockchain technology is interesting for the use in various spheres of economics, both by the private groups of people and personally. One can resume that the crypto-currency Bitcoin has encouraged the development of this system, which in the future will serve as the example of the money compliance assurance.
One should give a credit to the blockchain technology reliability. The absence of the failure endpoints when the system can break down, make it invulnerable from this point of view. The chain of transaction blocks never stops thanks to the functioning of the unique algorithm. All separate components were known before, but the blockchain technology successfully combines several technologies into one common platform.
The system members receive a good reward for the database support on their PCs, with the aim that information blocks were built into the new chains and fix the received information forever.
The breakthrough in popularity the blockchain technology received in 2014, when the new version of the platform was released, in which, besides payment history, the possibility to record metadata appeared. Thanks to this factor blockchain has come out the grey area and received the unlimited perspectives for the growth and development.