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.

Bitcoin Exchange BitFlyer Expands Globally, Launching US-Based Exchange This Fall
August 20th, 2017

Foundation of the BitFlyer’s entity in the US marks the first expansion of the leading Japanese exchange into a new, regulation-challenging market.

Bitcoin Cash Price Soars Above $900, Becomes More Profitable to Mine Than Bitcoin
August 18th, 2017

The new cryptocurrency has more than doubled in value during the last few days and keeps getting more support from the cryptocurrency community.

Bitcoin Price Rally Pauses as Bitcoin Cash Jumps Above $500
August 18th, 2017

The price of bitcoin maintained flat on Friday, while Bitcoin Cash has surged beyond $500 amid the growing chances of another bitcoin split.

Bitcoin Wallet ‘Blockchain’ Adds Ethereum to Its Interface
August 17th, 2017

Blockchain’s adoption of the Ethereum makes it the first alternate cryptocurrency for the company to add support to since its creation in 2011.

Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin and OmiseGo’s Joseph Poon Cooperate to Tackle Scalability Issues
August 17th, 2017

Vitalik Buterin and Joseph Poon join efforts to address Ethereum’s scalability issues by developing Plasma scaling solution to be compliant with the OmiseGo.

Segwit2x Working Group Announces Bitcoin Hard Fork Will be at Block 494,784
August 16th, 2017

During November 2017, a block between 1MB and 2MB in size will be generated by Bitcoin miners in a move to increase network capacity.

Swiss Private Bank Adds Ether, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash to Its Cryptocurrency Asset Management Services
August 16th, 2017

Falcon Private Bank has expanded the range of cryptocurrencies its clients can hold in their portfolios by adding Ether, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash.

Ukraine Partners with Blockchain Startup Propy Allowing Foreign Investors to Purchase Real Estate
August 16th, 2017

Governments tend to use the innovative Blockchain technology in many different ways. Now Ukraine adopts blockchain startup Propy to revolutionize real estate.

Blockchain-Based Ad Network AdEx Partners with Smart Economy Platform NEO
August 16th, 2017

AdEx – NEO partnership is expected to increase the efficiency of the advertising network and to push the development of Smart Economy further.

BTC-e to Offer Free Trading for Exchange Debt Token to Repay Customers
August 15th, 2017

One of the oldest cryptocurrency exchanges has specified details about their new IOU cryptographic token.