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.

Bitcoin Exchange BTC-e is Still Offline Making Reddit Users Talk About Laundering
July 26th, 2017

Lasting BTC-E’s breakdowm makes Reddit users assume that exchange might have been hacked.

Bitpay Wallet Adds Coinbase and Glidera Integration to Allow Users Buying Bitcoin In-App
July 26th, 2017

The move means BitPay wallet users can now fill up their wallet balances directly from in-app exchange connections.

Bitcoin and Ethereum Prices Down below $2,500 and $200 Correspondingly
July 26th, 2017

Upcoming August 1 Bitcoin split causes seven percent drop in BTC and ETH prices to below $2,500 and $200 correspondingly.

Initial Coin Offerings May Be Subject to U.S. Securities Laws, Says SEC
July 26th, 2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission has published a report reminding investors the necessity to register offers and sales of distributed ledger or blockchain technology-based securities.

Global Advisors Launches World’s First Regulated Bitcoin and ICO Investment Fund
July 25th, 2017

Global Advisors intends to offer investors a reliable fiduciary responsible for making well-considered investment decisions.

LedgerX to be the First Federally Regulated Bitcoin Options Exchange and Clearing House
July 25th, 2017

The U.S. Commodity Futures Commission (CFTC) makes LedgerX the first federally regulated bitcoin options exchange and clearing house authorized to list and clear bitcoin options for the institutional market.

Why Bitcoin Splits, What Bitcoin Cash Is and What All This Mess Is About
July 24th, 2017

The crucial August 1 is getting closer so it is high time to clear out why the whole Bitcoin community has split.

Singapore Startup TenX Takes Cryptocurrencies Into Real World With Visa Debit Card
July 24th, 2017

TenX has developed an app that serves as a digital wallet connected to the Visa card.

Japanese Companies Temporarly Suspend Bitcoin on August 1
July 23rd, 2017

Thirteen Japanese bitcoin exchanges together with over 5,000 retail stores and restaurants are likely to halt bitcoin transactions on August 1.

Bip91 Has Officially Locked In
July 21st, 2017

The activation of Segregated Witness is still in question.

Hacker Stole $30M from Parity Multi-Sig Wallets
July 20th, 2017

An unknown hacker used the vulnerability of Parity multi-sig wallets to withdraw 153,000 Ether.

Dash Expands Its Presence, Officially Approved by Apple
July 20th, 2017

Apple reversed its decision to deny access to the App Store for apps integrating Dash, and now the currency can be successfully used in any relevant app in the App Store.

Reputable Financial Experts Bill Miller and Josh Brown Buy Bitcoin
July 20th, 2017

Big players in finance prove their believe in Bitcoin by purchasing the cryptocurrency.