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.

Lightning Network Shows Progress Developing Lightning Nodes
January 22nd, 2018

Bitcoin scalability gets a push as Lightning Network, a promising solution which debuted on the Bitcoin mainnet, gains momentum.

China’s Former and Biggest Cryptocurrency Exchange OKCoin Plans to Operate in South Korea
January 20th, 2018

OKCoin is speeding up the launch process and already holds a Korean website accepting pre-orders for different cryptocurrencies.

Tom Lee Promises Bitcoin to Hit $25,000 Benchmark in 2018
January 19th, 2018

Bitcoin’s expert Tom Lee joins cryptocurrency enthusiasts, betting on the king of altcoins to skyrocket in upcoming year. Despite all misfortunes that altcoin has come through from the start of the year, he has forecasted Bitcoin to hit $125,000 benchmark by 2022.

Morgan Stanley Starts Clearing Bitcoin Futures
January 19th, 2018

The bank joins its rival Goldman Sachs and becomes the second major Wall Street firm to launch clearing crypto contracts.

XTRADE.IO to Bring Institutional Investors into Crypto Markets
January 19th, 2018

By bringing mature financial technologies to cryptocurrency markets, Blockchain-based startup XTRADE.IO wants to create a platform that will serve as an onramp for institutional investors.

From Selling CDs to Crypto King: A Look at OpenLedger’s Founder Ronny Boesing
January 19th, 2018

Being a decentralized exchange built on BitShares technology, OpenLedger offers its users unique trading and investing opportunities.

Hardware Wallet Ledger Integrates with Decentralized Exchange Radar Relay
January 19th, 2018

Decentralized exchange Radar Relay is to support Ledger hardware wallets providing its users with new wallet to wallet trading opportunities.

NYSE-Parent Company ICE and Blockstream Launch Consolidated Data Feed for Cryptocurrencies
January 19th, 2018

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), is launching a new cryptocurrency-based data feed together with blockchain startup Blockstream.

Meet Tap Project: A Universal Platform for Gamers, By Gamers
January 18th, 2018

A new project will allow gamers to keep the rewards they’ve earned and move them seamlessly between games.

Is Crypto Investment the Next Big Thing for Institutional Investors?
January 18th, 2018

Crypto investment portfolio is the next disruption in asset management.