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.

OmiseGo Updates the Roadmap and Conquers New Markets
May 25th, 2018

The decentralized network which is focused at scalability and proof-of-stake goes live on Unocoin after the update on future plans.

DOJ’s Probe into Bitcoin Price Manipulation is ‘A Good Thing’, Says Mike Novogratz
May 25th, 2018

Experts from the crypto space have backed the DOJ’s investigation in Bitcoin price manipulation saying that it will help to remove unwanted elements from the crypto market.

How Blockchain Technology is Revolutionizing the Manufacturing Industry [Infographic]
May 25th, 2018

Being the driving force of currency markets, payments systems, and financial services revolution, blockchain has all the chances to disrupt manufacturing industry as well.

UK Banking App Revolut Adds Ripple and Bitcoin Cash Trading
May 24th, 2018

The UK-based fintech startup Revolut, creator of the first app allowing customers to invest in Bitcoin, has announced adding Ripple (XRP) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) for trading.

Japan’s GMO Internet Group Announces the World’s First 7nm Bitcoin Miner
May 24th, 2018

The GMO miner B2 is expected to deliver high-levels of hashing power with lower electricity demands.

Decentralized Ethereum Marketplace Ethbay Will Launch ICO on June 7th
May 24th, 2018

Marketplace powered by Ethereum smart contracts may change the industry as it sets new standards of fees and personal data security.

Jibrel Network Got Swiss VQF License for Functioning as Financial Intermediary
May 24th, 2018

Jibrel that is actively working on building a bridge between blockchain and traditional finance is now licensed as a financial intermediary by VQF.

Despite Bitcoin Trades Below $8K Crypto Bull Tom Lee Still Keeps to His $25,000 Target
May 24th, 2018

Although the cryptocurrencies market now is in its declining trend, Tom Lee is still very positive about the future of Bitcoin.

Coinbase Rebrands GDAX to Coinbase Pro and Integrates Newly Acquired Ethereum Startup Paradex
May 24th, 2018

The rebranding of GDAX will make trading experience more easy and intuitive, while integrating the Paradex platform will give customers access to more digital currencies.

Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Receives an Offer to Join Google’s Mysterious Blockchain Project
May 24th, 2018

Vitalik Buterin created an opinion poll trying to decide whether take an offer and join Google’s team or stay at Ethereum. The majority backs the second alternative.