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, called altcoins, 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.

Operator of Shuttered Bitcoin Investment Platform BitFunder is Arrested
February 22nd, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged former cryptocurrency exchange BitFunder and its founder with fraud. Jon Montroll tried to cover up stolen currency and lied about knowing when theft occurred.

Stellar-Based Platform Pinnacle Is All Set to Revolutionise Trading
February 22nd, 2018

While investors strongly need a one-stop solution to trade diverse assets on different exchanges, Pinnacle seems to be all set to deliver one.

Telegram Holds the 2nd Secret Pre-ICO Sale Aims to Raise $1.6B Before ICO
February 22nd, 2018

As Telegram plans for another secretive presale fundraising for its TON project, critics are making sharp remarks about the technical details of the project.

‘Bitcoins for Free’: Japanese Crypto Exchange Zaif Was Accidentally Giving Bitcoins Away for 20 Min
February 22nd, 2018

Bitcoins that are worth nothing. No, it’s not a joke. It’s a glitch that occurred at one of the Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges.

Bitcoin Consolidating Around 11,000 Level; Few Factors Can Trigger Further Rally
February 22nd, 2018

Bitcoin is currently trading at crucial levels from where it can finally make-it or break-it. Experts opinion still remains divided.

Ripple Extends Its Reach into Emerging Markets with 5 New Customers
February 22nd, 2018

Ripple has collaborated with two banks and three fast-growing remittance providers who are willing to adopt the blockchain technology for instant payments at reduced costs.

Boris Akimov is the First Entrepreneur Tokenising Himself on the Waves Platform
February 21st, 2018

The founder of Biocoin, a cryptocurrency empowering an eco-farming network LavkaLavka, Boris Akimov pioneers to explore a new application for the blockchain technology.

Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitfinex Adopts SegWit, While Coinbase Launches It Next Week
February 21st, 2018

Bitfinex and Coinbase now support SegWit. Bitcoin investors can expect to see lower fees and faster processing times, but please remember that SegWit has been implemented for Bitcoin only, and not Bitcoin Cash.

16 Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchanges Plan to Form Self-Regulatory Group Next Week
February 21st, 2018

Major hack in Japan has become a reason of considering a necessity to create a new entity that will regulate the cryptocurrency industry in the country.

The First Day of Venezuela‘s ‘Petro’ Token Sale Boasts $735M Raised
February 21st, 2018

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro makes boisterous claims of raising $750 million in just a few hours, without backing it with sufficient evidence.

Venezuela Officially Launches the Pre-Sale of Its Oil-backed ‘Petro’ Token
February 20th, 2018

The new cryptocurrency has faced lots of resistance but finally made its way through – the 82.4 million tokens are already available.

CoinPoint’s London-Based Blockchain Party Was a Success
February 20th, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Party sponsored and held by CoinPoint was a huge success, having hit the goals of both business and pleasure.

Cryptocurrency and ICO Market Analysis [February 12-18, 2018]
February 20th, 2018

Coinspeaker partnered with ICOBox to provide our readers with this weekly analysis conducted by Professor Dima Kornilov and Dima Zaitsev devoted to cryptocurrency and digital assets markets changes that took place in February 2018, including over the last week (February 12-18, 2018).