Benefits of Emercoin
About Emercoin

Emercoin is an emerging leader in secure, distributed blockchain business services. With many companies using Emercoin technology, both the Emercoin team and the broader developer community has maintained and developed services for the public Emercoin Blockchain, which uses the Emercoin cryptocurrency (EMC) to perform a variety of services.

Offering some of the most innovative, real-world solutions, the Emercoin Blockchain is a premier public blockchain for secure, decentralized business operations.

At just above 200 megabytes, Emercoin’s blockchain is ~1000 times smaller than that of major competitors. It’s much easier to maintain and faster to use.
Historical growth
Emercoin’s protocol has grown by 102 times in 3 years — more than any other major projects.
Merged mining
Finally, you can get Emercoin as a “side-product” of Bitcoin mining — meaning that you get all of the above benefits virtually for free.
Emercoin can be used to purchase a whole range of business-focused distributed services for pennies.
Proof-of-Stake reward
Emercoin’s Proof-of-Stake mechanism guarantees a return of 6% per annum. Purchasing a thousand EMC will likely get you enough “gas” to run the above distributed services using the “interest” alone.
Getting started with
Starting to use Emercoin is easy. You just need to download the wallet and purchase the cryptocurrency — or optionally mine it yourself. The steps are detailed below:
1 step
Get a wallet
Emercoin wallet is available in desktop, mobile, and online versions *.
Download from Sourceforge
Open source on Github
Multicurrency wallet
Mobile and other wallets
Emercoin Basic

Quickly access your wallet on Emercoin server and monitor balance and transactions.

Emercoin One

Secure wallet to monitor EMC balance and get access to one account from multiple devices.

Emercoin SW

Wallet with the highest level of security. Transactions are created and signed directly on the the device, not on the server.

2 step
Buy coins or start mining
Buy coins
Buy emercoin with credit or debit cards
You can acquire emercoin on exchanges:
the easiest and fastest way
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The service sells cryptocurrencies for fiat money. Compared to exchanges, it charges a slightly higher commission fee but provides anonymity and saves time.

So how do you exactly buy cryptocoins on an exchange? The easiest way is to place a “market” order, meaning that you will buy EMC for USD at the lowest rate currently offered by sellers.

All cryptocurrency exchanges charge a small fee on the deal amount, usually varying from 0.10% to 0.25%. A third party has compiled a set of comparisons here.

Mining and minting

Just like with any cryptocurrency, you can earn coins by generating new blockchain blocks. This can be done either through merged mining with Bitcoin, or through minting blocks in Emercoin’s own blockchain.

In the latter case, you get PoS bonuses at the rate of approximately 6% per annum on the staked EMC amount.

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