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.

November 3rd, 2015

3M, BitFury and Allied Control collaborate to build world’s most powerful two-phase immersion cooling project with 3M Novec Engineered Fluid.

November 2nd, 2015

Bitcoin trading volume at Winklevoss twin’s exchange Gemini has surged more than 40,000% in the three weeks since its launch.

November 1st, 2015

Amazon has intorduced AWS IoT, a new IoT platform for managing and analyzing data, that will enable devices interact with each other.

November 1st, 2015

The new study, published by the Cyber Threat Alliance, states that the creators of CryptoWall 3.0 malicious program generated more than $325 million in ransom payments.

October 30th, 2015

Coloured coins startup Colu teamed up with the consulting company Deloitte to bring the blockchain technology to the new markets.

October 30th, 2015

On Friday, the most discussed cryptocurrency started soaring again and set a new 2015 high for its value.Bitcoin price broke past the $320 level.

October 29th, 2015

IT giant Microsoft has cooperated with Ethereum collective ConsenSys to offer development tools for its enterprise users through the Azure cloud platform.

October 29th, 2015

Visa have introduced a new proof-of-concept that will make it easier for people to lease a car without leaving a vehicle, thanks to a combination of Visa, DocuSign and blockchain technology

October 29th, 2015

Digital Currency Group, the company which builds and incubates Bitcoin and Blockchain technology-related firms, raised capital from MasterCard, Bain Capital Ventures, CME Ventures, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, New York Life, and others.

October 27th, 2015

During the past two weeks, Bitcoin price has been doing not bad at all. Thanks to various reasons, the value of the most discussed cryptocurrency has managed to keep its head above the $260 mark.

October 27th, 2015

Even though investments in Bitcoin startups have recently decelerated, financial institutions like American Express are still getting more interested in the potential of BItcoin.

October 27th, 2015

Philips Healthcare has signed an agreement with blockchain startup Tierion to investigate the blockchain technology applications.

October 26th, 2015

Bit4coin.net announced the winners of its Bitcoin Photo Contest, which was launched in September and artists submitted almost 600 photos and collected more than 7,000 likes.