Sunday, February 28, 2016

Securities Class Action

Securities Class Action allows victims of fraud to recover funds and possibly more.  Securities Class Action Litigation Firms such as Steinmeyer Law provide services on a contingency basis; meaning they only are paid if the client is paid.  There are no up front fees or costs, and no risk or obligation.

What is a wallet?

A wallet stores the information necessary to transact bitcoins. While wallets are often described as a place to hold or store bitcoins, due to the nature of the system, bitcoins are inseparable from the block chain transaction ledger. A better way to describe a wallet is something that "stores the digital credentials for your bitcoin holdings" and allows you to access (and spend) them. Bitcoin uses public-key cryptography, in which two cryptographic keys, one public and one private, are generated. At its most basic, a wallet is a collection of these keys. There are several types of wallets. Software wallets connect to the network and allow spending bitcoins in addition to holding the credentials that prove ownership. Software wallets can be split further in two categories: full clients and lightweight clients. Full clients verify transactions directly on a local copy of the block chain (projected to surpass 60 GB in 2016, which may be an inconvenience or impossible for some users). Lightweight (SPV/simplified payment verification) clients on the other hand consult a server to parse the block chain, and get only relevant transactions from the server (transactions to and from the user). When working with lightweight wallets, the user has to trust the server to a certain degree. The server can not steal bitcoins directly, or intercept transactions, but the server can report faulty values back to the user. With both types of software wallets, the users are responsible for keeping their private keys in a secure place.