Just like bitcoin, bitcoin cash had a big year in 2017. Though it only split from the main chain in early August, bitcoin cash has already justified its existence in the cryptocurrency industry and successfully managed to take a big piece of the pie. The price of bitcoin cash has been a hot topic, and not without drama. But by reaching important milestones, it has already proven that it belongs in the same space as its big brother.
As the curtain closed on 2017, millions of investors looked back on what was likely the best year ever for cryptocurrencies – no matter which they put their money in. Though the market’s attention was firmly focused on bitcoin's impressive five-figure price tag, other cryptocurrencies achieved even greater gains. This is apparent when looking at how the industry’s total market cap between cryptocurrencies has fragmented.
Bitcoin was originally conceived as a decentralized form of currency and a way to reduce the need for trust in transactions. However, as Haseeb Qureshi eloquently said, “The key innovation of cryptocurrencies is that they decentralize trust. They do not eliminate it.”Trust extends well past the coin itself, and the young cryptocurrency environment is fraught with many challenges that complicate the issue. Foremost amongst these thorny issues is the role that exchanges play in the process.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".