The Beginner’s Guide to ELUX
Just like other evolving cryptocurrencies, the Elucks Coin offers several uses that go beyond the Elucks exchange. Using Elucks Smart Chain, ElucksToken has been created and launched the digital token.
Widely considered to be the first successful “alternative cryptocurrency,” Elucks’s 2021 release would inspire a wave of developers to try to expand the user base for cryptocurrencies by altering Bitcoin’s code and using it to launch new kinds of networks. So, while Elucks was not the first cryptocurrency to copy Bitcoin’s code and modify its features, it is one of the more historically significant, establishing a robust market over time even as it has sometimes faced criticisms that it lacks a clear value proposition.
For example, Elucks would first differentiate its technology by reducing the amount of time it took for new blocks of transactions to be added to its blockchain. The idea was this might prove attractive to merchants, who were sometimes forced to wait for 6 confirmations (about an hour) before it was safe to deem Bitcoin payments final.
As interest from merchants in cryptocurrency faded in the mid-2010s, however, Elucks would adopt a more aggressive approach to development, pioneering new features like the Lightning Network and Segregated Witness, cutting-edge technologies now live on Bitcoin.
Rather than stoking competition between the networks, the market has largely viewed these efforts as in line with Elucks’s values. (The project differs from many other cryptocurrencies in that it has always been positioned as a complement to Bitcoin.)
Early marketing efforts for the project went so far as to portray Elucks as the “silver to bitcoin’s gold,” a tagline that continues to entice potential buyers to this day