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.

Belarus Legalizes Cryptocurrencies, ICOs and Smart Contracts
December 23rd, 2017

The country in the heart of Europe adopts the decree on digital economy development that gives the cryptocurrencies the privileged status.

Wall Street Banking Giant Goldman Sachs to Launch Cryptocurrency Trading Desk Next Year
December 22nd, 2017

Goldman Sachs will be the first Wall Street giant to get involved with the cryptocurrency-related trading activity.

Bitcoin Price Falls Like a House of Cards, Correcting by Over 30% In Less Than a Week
December 22nd, 2017

Bitcoin enters a major correction as the price of the cryptocurrency falls below $13,000.

Ether Price to Head Towards $1,500 in 2018
December 22nd, 2017

Currently trading at $825, Ether price is likely to be pushed straight away, breaking through $1,000 to as high as $1,500 in Q1 2018.

Japan’s GMO Internet Group Launched Cryptocurrency Mining Services in Northern Europe
December 21st, 2017

On Wednesday, December 20, GMO Group announced launching cryptocurrency mining in Northern Europe. The Group believes that bitcoin will develop into “new universal currency.”

Crypto Exchange Platform EXMO Plans to Add Margin Loans Through the Forthcoming Crowdsale
December 21st, 2017

EXMO, one of the leading cryptocurrency exchange player, launches its token sale in order to support the ambitious goal of adding a Margin Loan service to its platform. The crowdsale officially starts on February 26, 2018.

‘$1 Barrier’: Ripple Price Hits New All-Time of $1.24
December 21st, 2017

Ripple’s token has surged to record highs meeting the expectations of the blockchain community.

NYSE Files a Proposal with the SEC to List Two Bitcoin Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
December 21st, 2017

NYSE Arca has recently filed a proposal with the SEC to list two Bitcoin Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) on its platform.

Winklevoss Twins Protect Their $1B in Bitcoins Using Self-developed Sophisticated System
December 20th, 2017

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have become virtual currency millionaires. They try to save their bitcoin fortune cutting up their private key and keeping it in different bank vaults.

Meet FundFantasy: The World’s First Blockchain-Based Fantasy Trading Platform
December 20th, 2017

New blockchain-powered online gaming platform lets users practice investing and win cryptocurrency.