dash coverDash (DASH) is a privacy-centric cryptocurrrency with close to instant transactions. It is based on the open source Bitcoin code, but it has a two tier network that improves upon it. Dash allows you to remain anonymous while you make transactions online, similar to cash offline. Bitcoin transactions are published publicly on the blockchain and it’s possible to find the identity of the recipient or sender. With Dash the anonymization technology makes it impossible to trace the user. The Dash project clearly outlines the importance of a anonymous blockchain transactions. It achieves this through a mixing protocol utilizing an innovative decentralized network of servers called Masternodes, avoiding the need for a trusted third party that could compromise the integrity of the system.

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Name Dash
Symbol / Tag DASH
Genesis Block Created Monday, August 20, 2009 01:19:16 GMT
Hashing Algorithm X11
Validation System Proof-of-Work
Block Time 1 Minute
Total Coins to be Issued 20,000,000
Source Code Github
Website https://www.dashpay.io
Forum https://dashtalk.org
Downloads Linux, Mac, Windows

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To get started with Dash you first need to download a wallet for your particular device and operating system. A Dash wallet stores your private keys and enables you to send and receive digitalcash. Please visit our guide where we explain the best practices you can implement to help keep your holdings secure. You can choose between desktop, mobilbe, web or hardware wallets designed for a variety of operating systems below:

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The Dash wallet includes Dash’s best known features: Darksend and InstantX. Thanks to Darksend you can send payments anywhere in the world in a fully anonymous way.

The easiest way to buy Dash is through a cryptocurrency exchange. There exist a variety of exchanges where you can trade Dash for Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Below you’ll find exchanges currently trading Dash:

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Built and operated in the United States, Bittrex is the next generation crypto trading platform created by security professionals with more than 50 years of combined security and development expertise.

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Founded in January 2014 and based in the United States, Poloniex is a leading digital asset exchange offering a wide variety of digital assets.

The Dash 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 Dash network. Be sure to read our quick-start guide on some of the intricacies that are involved with mining cryptocurrencies. Below you’ll find Dash mining software and hardware you can use to be a successful miner:

Mining Software

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The foundation of Dash is its blockchain, which is a decentralized ledger of all transactions that have ever taken place. This blockchain is secured through a consensus mechanism called “Proof of Work” (PoW). Through a process called “mining,” people use specialized computers to solve extremely difficult math problems.

Mining Hardware

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