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.

Bitcoin and Ethereum Prices Climb to New All-Time Highs at $2300 and $200 Respectively
May 22nd, 2017

Two leading virtual currencies achieved fresh record highs on Monday, stimulated by the increasing interest from investors around the world.

Bitcoin Price Sets New All-Time High Above $1900, All Cryptocurrencies Market Cap Tops $66B
May 19th, 2017

Potential political scandals and increased demand from Japan and South Korea are named as the most possible reasons for current Bitcoin boost.

The Number of Unconfirmed Bitcoin Transactions Is Approaching 220,000
May 18th, 2017

Current situation in the bitcoin network demonstrates that the cryptocurrency ecosystem may not be fully ready for mainstream adoption.

Ripple’s XRP Token Price Sets New All-Time High, Market Cap Tops $16 Billion
May 17th, 2017

Ripple aims to provide greater market transparency and certainty about current and future XRP supply by placing 55 billion XRP into a transparently managed escrow account.

Bitcoin Market Capitalization Drops Below 50% for the First Time as Ripple’s Cap Tops $12B
May 16th, 2017

Bitcoin’s share of the combined value of the cryptocurrency market decreased below 50% for the first time in the history of the virtual currency.

Investment Fund Boost VC is Now Investing Directly Into ICOs
May 16th, 2017

Boost VC is looking for talented developers aiming to build the next protocols of the internet and entrepreneurs creating the future of decentralized companies.

WannaCry Ransomware Infections Are Likely to Get Worse This Week with Bitcoin Income Expected to Increase
May 15th, 2017

A large number of institutions and companies in about 150 countries were attacked by malware called WannaCry.

Bitcoin Currently Trading at $1800 Level After Hitting an All-Time High of $1873
May 12th, 2017

The value of the digital currency has reached a new record on Thursday, rising by more than $200 this week.

Bitcoin Miner Giga Watt to Launch Token Crowdsale
May 11th, 2017

The crowdsale of Giga Watt tokens that will start at the beginning of June offers an access to professional mining with an extremely low entrance threshold.

Litecoin Price Spikes After Successful SegWit Activation
May 10th, 2017

Litecoin’s huge support is seen as a culmination of several weeks of investor excitement.

Australia’s 2017 Budget Includes a Bitcoin Tax Cut
May 10th, 2017

Australia is going to cut general sales tax for acquiring digital currency, aiming to help local fintech startups run their businesses in the country.

Bitcoin Price Hits an All-Time High Above $1800
May 10th, 2017

Bitcoin keeps on surging – in total, the cryptocurrency has risen over 33 percent for the last month.

Bitcoincasino.us Player Wins 39.08 BTC or Nearly $61K on Single Round
May 6th, 2017

The player chose Safari out of the whole variety of Bitcoincasino games and definitely came up trumps.