Cryptocurrency

Should Investors Be Watching This Comeback Cryptocurrency? – Motley Fool

Summary

For any investors interested in the proof-of-work space right now, crypto-enthusiast Chris MacDonald discusses with The Motley Fool’s Eric Bleeker why DigiByte (CRYPTO:DGB) may be worth a look on this episode of “The Crypto Show” from Backstage Pass, recorded on Nov. 10. 

Eric Bleeker: DigiByte, which at a market cap of $870 million, pretty small in this space. It’s the 120th largest crypto. This isn’t something that, I think, most pe…….

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For any investors interested in the proof-of-work space right now, crypto-enthusiast Chris MacDonald discusses with The Motley Fool’s Eric Bleeker why DigiByte (CRYPTO:DGB) may be worth a look on this episode of “The Crypto Show” from Backstage Pass, recorded on Nov. 10

Eric Bleeker: DigiByte, which at a market cap of $870 million, pretty small in this space. It’s the 120th largest crypto. This isn’t something that, I think, most people watching today are going to be familiar with cryptocurrency that had its time in the sun in 2017 and has kind of roared back recently.

What’s interesting about DigiByte, and what problem is it trying to solve?

Chris MacDonald: Yeah, I think it’s interesting if you look at the chart there and see it’s kind of fallen off the wagon a little bit, or maybe investors are a little bit less interested in it right now.

I think we spend most of our time, or I spend most of my time, looking into a lot of the DeFi plays and proof-of-stake plays because I think that there’s a lot of compelling reasons to look at that and where the crypto world is headed.

Digibyte is interesting in that it’s a proof-of-work platform network. It’s similar to Bitcoin (CRYPTO:BTC) in that regard, but it’s an interesting one to look at when you compare it to Bitcoin or other proof-of-work cryptocurrencies in that it’s a unique, three-layer cryptocurrency. Its focus is on security.

Like other networks, there’s decentralized applications that can be built on top of it. But what DigiByte does differently is their algorithm is a multi-step process where it secures the platform. There’s five different algorithms used to secure Digibyte’s network, and what that means is it creates an incredibly secure, decentralized blockchain where the experts have said it’s nearly impossible to do a 51 percent attack on something like Digibyte. Whereas, with Ethereum Classic (CRYPTO:ETC) we’ve seen what various attacks can do for crippling the price of a given token.

For a proof-of-work option, it’s definitely an interesting token to consider. It’s very community-based, so it wasn’t funded by an initial coin offering. It doesn’t have a parent company or CEO, unlike a lot of other projects so it’s essentially a truly decentralized network. These community-driven roots speak to the transparency of this platform, which is very important because in the crypto world, the true intentions of the creator of a given cryptocurrency can be masked pretty easily. We saw what happened with the Squid Game rug pull, that Squid Game token, and how dangerous certain cryptocurrencies can be.

DigiByte’s focus on security and it is also extremely fast compared to Bitcoin or Ethereum (CRYPTO:ETH) its a much faster option …….

Source: https://www.fool.com/investing/2021/11/18/should-investors-watch-comeback-cryptocurrency/