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.

July 28th, 2017

The index measuring bitcoin’s market share has finally increased above 50% range, while the price of the cryptocurrency is getting close to $2,800 level.

July 27th, 2017

Tim Draper calls the SEC decision preemptory and too far-reaching and says regulation for the sale of coins to investors needs to be light.

July 27th, 2017

The man is accused of laundering at least $4 billion using bitcoin and is also the chief suspect in the hack of Mt.Gox exchange.

July 26th, 2017

The Wall Street market analyst predicts a huge upturn for the digital currency in the near future, owing to a number of reasons, including legalization of bitcoin in China and South Korea.

July 26th, 2017

Lasting BTC-E’s breakdowm makes Reddit users assume that exchange might have been hacked.

July 26th, 2017

The move means BitPay wallet users can now fill up their wallet balances directly from in-app exchange connections.

Bitcoin and Ethereum Prices Down below $2,500 and $200 Correspondingly
July 26th, 2017

Upcoming August 1 Bitcoin split causes seven percent drop in BTC and ETH prices to below $2,500 and $200 correspondingly.

July 26th, 2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission has published a report reminding investors the necessity to register offers and sales of distributed ledger or blockchain technology-based securities.

July 25th, 2017

Global Advisors intends to offer investors a reliable fiduciary responsible for making well-considered investment decisions.

LedgerX to be the First Federally Regulated Bitcoin Options Exchange and Clearing House
July 25th, 2017

The U.S. Commodity Futures Commission (CFTC) makes LedgerX the first federally regulated bitcoin options exchange and clearing house authorized to list and clear bitcoin options for the institutional market.