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 Wallet ‘Blockchain’ Adds Ethereum to Its Interface
August 17th, 2017

Blockchain’s adoption of the Ethereum makes it the first alternate cryptocurrency for the company to add support to since its creation in 2011.

Segwit2x Working Group Announces Bitcoin Hard Fork Will be at Block 494,784
August 16th, 2017

During November 2017, a block between 1MB and 2MB in size will be generated by Bitcoin miners in a move to increase network capacity.

Swiss Private Bank Adds Ether, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash to Its Cryptocurrency Asset Management Services
August 16th, 2017

Falcon Private Bank has expanded the range of cryptocurrencies its clients can hold in their portfolios by adding Ether, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash.

Ukraine Partners with Blockchain Startup Propy Allowing Foreign Investors to Purchase Real Estate
August 16th, 2017

Governments tend to use the innovative Blockchain technology in many different ways. Now Ukraine adopts blockchain startup Propy to revolutionize real estate.

BTC-e to Offer Free Trading for Exchange Debt Token to Repay Customers
August 15th, 2017

One of the oldest cryptocurrency exchanges has specified details about their new IOU cryptographic token.

Goldman Sachs’ Analyst Predicts Bitcoin Price Will Hit $4,800
August 15th, 2017

Taking into consideration the continuing rise of Bitcoin price, surrounded by a great hype, experts set the price targets of $4827 – $7500 for the currency.

Bitcoin Price Breaks $4,200, Total Market Cap is More Than $135 Billion
August 13th, 2017

Given the impressive growth rate bitcoin has been showing these days, the price of the digital currency will likely surpass a $5,000 level in the near future.

Bitcoin Exchange Bitfinex Discontinuing Services to U.S. Customers
August 11th, 2017

The Hong Kong-based bitcoin trading platform has announced it is immediately leaving retail market in the United States because of challenging regulatory environment.

Cryptocurrency Market Tops $127 Billion, Bitcoin Price Sets New ‘Global’ All-Time High of $3538
August 11th, 2017

The value of bitcoin continues to break new records amid rising investor demand, while crytocurrency market cap reaches historic mark.

CNBC Reviewed BitcoinIRA as Americans are Ready to Risk Their Life Savings Using Bitcoin
August 11th, 2017

BitcoinIRA, the worlds first company which revolutionized retirement industry, attracts more and more investors despite all the associated risks and assets’ volatility.

‘Bitcoin Unicorn’: Coinbase Raises $100M in Series D Funding, Hits $1.6B Valuation
August 10th, 2017

Cryptocurrency wallet and exchange services provider became the first unicorn in the bitcoin industry, after completing its new fundraising round.

Waves Platform CEO Sasha Ivanov Comments Situation with Monkey Capital’s ICO
August 10th, 2017

The latest update about Monkey Capital’s ICO and Waves Platform.

Goldman Sachs Answers Big Money Investors’ Questions About Cryptocurrencies
August 10th, 2017

Goldman Sachs has published answers to FAQs about cryptocurrencies as it’s getting harder for institutional investors to ignore their rise.