Cryptonator is a fantastic new cryptocurrency rate calculator and conversion tool. Not only is it beautifully designed, but it also offers incredibly precise rates. The site synchronises with all the major exchanges every minute, and averages prices by trade volume. Furthermore, it supports all the popular cryptocoins such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dogecoin, as well as more obscure coins such as Alphacoin and MasterCoin.
When it comes to exploring the Bitcoin blockchain, most people rely on Blockchain.info. However, blockr is a great alternative that not only looks nicer, but also supports Litecoin, DigitalCoin, Quark, and Peercoin. The site also has an interesting Trivia section where you can check out things like addresses in alphabetical order and addresses with the most transactions.
Coinalytics promises to “make sense of big-data through a real-time analytics tool for Bitcoin.” At the moment it’s not even available to the public, but you can sign up for early access to a service that definitely looks promising.
Writhe in envy when you see just how rich some of the richest Bitcoin addresses are. At number 1, we have 1FfmbHfnpaZjKFvyi1okTjJJusN455paPH with a whopping 144,341.52463170 BTC. If you didn’t already guess, these are the millions of dollars worth of Bitcoins seized by the FBI after the Silk Road shutdown.
I can only imagine what I pain it must have been to code this website. LiteShack tracks scrypt hashrates for all scrypt-based coins. It’s definitely a neat visualisation of the network.
That concludes this week’s segment. Be sure to check back next Saturday for our hand-picked selection of Websites of the Week, and if you happen to find an interesting site you think deserves to be featured, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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