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.

Investment App Robinhood Poised to Offer Bank Products
June 22nd, 2018

Stock trading app Robinhood is constantly working on offering new services for its clients. Now it is going to get a license to perform banking services.

Stanford University Launches Blockchain Research Center Supported by Ethereum Foundation
June 22nd, 2018

The new center will study all the challenges that the blockchain technology may face, and will develop ways to implement it across a variety of spheres.

June 22nd, 2018

A confusing 18 zero hashtag posted on June 19th provokes lots of debate within the crypto community. What is the secret behind the code? Let’s try to shed some light on it.

June 21st, 2018

While striking it rich by trading is easier said than done, automatic trading bots developed by 3Commas are set to change the game.

June 21st, 2018

Here’s the technical analysis of EOS’s (EOS) current price and its feasible scenarios, conducted by Dmitriy Gurkovskiy, Chief Analyst at RoboForex.

June 21st, 2018

Cryptographer and PhD in Information Security Dr. Pavel Kravchenko shares his insights into the nature of crypto and non-crypto assets, and explains why it’s critical to understand the difference between them.

June 21st, 2018

An open-source framework and consensus protocol Cardstack is set to provide interoperability between conventional and blockchain data sources to create user experience never seen before.

June 21st, 2018

To get rid of allegations over Tether not having the funds to back their tokens, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan LLP, a law firm, released a report which confirmed Tether’s bank deposits and assured investors that its cryptocurrency is backed by USD.

June 21st, 2018

If departing travelers don’t need euros in their home country, they will be able to exchange them for cryptos at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam.

June 21st, 2018

The fintech startup created by former Saxo Bank traders uses the classiс win-win solution – copy-trading. The desktop platform has already proved to combine usability and security, its upcoming mobile version is an awaited solution for the volatile crypto market.

June 21st, 2018

Bloomberg Terminal has announced the addition of HB10 crypto market index launched by Huobi Pro to its terminal service.

June 21st, 2018

A great number of Coinbase users sent countless reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission, complaining that they had lost their funds.

June 20th, 2018

The trading platform that has been around for three years is replaced with its improved analogue. The new solution specially designed for individual crypto traders is already available for users.