Benefits of Emercoin
About Emercoin

Emercoin is an emerging leader in secure, distributed blockchain business services. With many companies using Emercoin technology, there is a core Emercoin team that maintains and develops 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 the premier public blockchain for secure, decentralized business operations.

Lightweight
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 exchange rate has grown by 102 times in 3 years — more than any other major cryptocurrency.
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.
B2B-focused
Emercoin can be used to purchase a whole range of business-focused distributed services for pennies.
Guaranteed return
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
Emercoin
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 *.

* Having a wallet physically installed on your device is the most secure option. By using online wallets you are entrusting your cryptographic keys to a third party, with all the possible consequences.

Once installed, it will take some time for the wallet to download the current version of the Emercoin blockchain. After that, you are good to go sending, receiving, or mining cryptocurrency with your wallet.

2 step
Buy coins or start mining
Buy coins

Once you have installed the wallet, you can purchase Emercoins on several cryptocurrency exchanges, most notably:

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, varying from 0.10 to 0.25%. You can compare those here.

If you don’t want to mess with exchanges, you can use Indacoin, a web service that sells cryptocurrency for fiat money. This will cost more in commissions, but will save your time and anonymity.

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 a guaranteed 6% per annum return on the staked EMC amount.

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