Cryptocurrencies

A cryptocurrency is a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. Cryptocurrencies are a subset of alternative currencies, or specifically of digital currencies.

Bitcoin became the first decentralized cryptocurrency in 2009. Since then, numerous cryptocurrencies have been created. These are frequently called altcoins, as a blend of bitcoin alternative. The most popular altcoins now (August 2016) – Ethereum, Steem, Ripple, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, Dash, Dogecoin.

Cryptocurrencies use decentralized control as opposed to centralized electronic money/centralized banking systems. The decentralized control is related to the use of bitcoin’s blockchain transaction database in the role of a distributed ledger.

Asus Releases New Graphics Cards Designed for Cryptocurrency Mining
June 27th, 2017

As far as ASUS has not officially confirmed the release of digital currency mining cards, the exact launch is unknown.

Dash-Forked Cryptocurrency SibCoin Launches a Decentralized Service for International Remittances
June 27th, 2017

The team behind Sibcoin project is finally launching a decentralized platform for cross-border money transfers following a few months of development.

Chinese BTCC Launches Global Crypto Exchange ‘DAX’ with Ethereum Classic as First Asset
June 26th, 2017

BTCC becomes the first Chinese cryptocurrency exchange to integrate Ethereum Classic and offer support for ETC traders.

Skincoin Raises over 5000 ETH in the First Day of Its ICO
June 26th, 2017

The platform has managed to overcome its minimum fundraising goal in minimal time, despite blockchain congestion issues experienced by Ethereum’s network.

GDAX Will Compensate Customers Affected by Ethereum Flash Crash
June 26th, 2017

GDAX promised to credit customer accounts which experienced a margin call or stop loss order as a direct result of the rapid price movement.

For Post-ICO Beneficiaries, Ethereum Is Being Switched For Mid-Cap Vintage Bitcoin Replicas
June 23rd, 2017

Post-ICO windfalls leave beneficiaries such as Bancor and Poloniex with no choice but to buy the vintage digital assets with thriving networks.

Blockchain-Based Lottery TrueFlip Starts Crowdsale Campaign Soon
June 22nd, 2017

Token holders will get an opportunity to influence the platform’s further development and receive shares of its profits from raffles.

Meet Erik Finman, 18-Year-Old Bitcoin Millionaire
June 21st, 2017

Having started his way to success at the age of 12, Erik now manages his bitcoin investments and take part in some interesting projects.

Bye Bye Bitcoin: Is The Future In Ether & Ripple? This Equation Suggests That’s The Case.
June 21st, 2017

A formula that takes into account the growth of the real world economy alongside the digital one makes some surprising claims, reveals Daniel M. Harrison.

Exchanges Bitfinex and BTC-e Underwent DDOS Attacks, Bitcoin Price Falls to $2424
June 15th, 2017

Two major bitcoin exchanges unveiled the cyberattacks occured this week, which is not surpsrising given the bull market in cryptoassets.

What Is Challenging The Money Transfer Industry?
June 14th, 2017

Today, technology advances at a rate that could never have been predicted, and for the industry in which we reside, this can be most recently witnessed in the form of cryptocurrency.

3 Predictions for Digital Currencies In H2 2017 (Hint: It’s All To Do With ICOs)
June 14th, 2017

Following huge ICO raises, the second half of the year will pound the same theme. Daniel M. Harrison explains some overlooked consequences and opportunities.

IOTA Token Launches on Bitfinex Exchange, Hits Record Breaking $1.8 Billion Market Cap
June 14th, 2017

The IOTA team has been preparing for its token launch on the exchange for two years and now finally the technology is mature enough to go live.