Bitcoin is the first successful internet money based on peer-to-peer technology; whereby no central bank or authority is involved in the transaction and production of the Bitcoin currency. It was created by an anonymous individual/group under the name, Satoshi Nakamoto. The source code is available publicly as an open source project, anybody can look at it and be part of the developmental process. Bitcoin is changing the way we see money as we speak. The idea was to produce a means of exchange, independent of any central authority, that could be transferred electronically in a secure, verifiable and immutable way. It is a decentralized peer-to-peer internet currency making mobile payment easy, very low transaction fees, protects your identity, and it works anywhere all the time with no central authority and banks. Bitcoin is design to have only 21 million BTC ever created, thus making it a deflationary currency. Bitcoin uses the SHA-256 hashing algorithm with an average transaction confirmation time of 10 minutes. Miners today are mining Bitcoin using ASIC chip dedicated to only mining Bitcoin, and the hash rate has shot up to peta hashes. Being the first successful online cryptography currency, Bitcoin has inspired other alternative currencies such as Litecoin, Peercoin, Primecoin, and so on. The cryptocurrency then took off with the innovation of the turing-complete smart contract by Ethereum which led to the development of other amazing projects such as EOS, Tron, and even crypto-collectibles such as CryptoKitties.
Metaverse is a leading public blockchain based in China. Designed to facilitate low-cost, convenient transfer of digitized personal data and assets with unprecedented security and privacy, Metaverse aims to revolutionize the way financial services and transactions are processed, and to improve outdated and inefficient identity verification services with a network of Digital Assets, Digital Identities, and Oracle intermediaries. Metaverse is an open-source public blockchain that provides digital assets, digital identities and Oracles as a foundational infrastructure for social and enterprise needs. Through Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS), we make convenient, secure digital financial services accessible to all applications at virtually no cost. Founded in 2016, Metaverse went live in February of 2017. We strongly believe that blockchain technology is the catalyst for a better future - the New Reality. The concept is building a network of smart properties and a decentralized exchange for a smart and secure infrastructure. It already has dApps like Supernova running on the mainnet, and cross-chain compatibility with ERC-20 tokens is right around the corner in the project’s development roadmap. Metaverse ETP is used to value or collateralize smart contracts on the Metaverse blockchain network. It’s also used to pay transaction/gas fees. ETP is generated through PoW mining. It’ll soon introduce a PoS model to the platform. Metaverse supports digital identities, assets, oracles, and exchanges, making it a versatile blockchain 3.0 solution. Its development ecosystem already has a gold-backed crypto trading app on the market. Many more are in development for release before 2020. ETP is tradeable on a wide array of crypto exchanges. Its current PoW model will soon be supplemented by a PoS hybrid.'