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.

September 20th, 2018

Switzerland’s blockchain and fintech experts will work in developing the regulations for Isreali officials and present it to the Israeli government by the end of this year.

September 20th, 2018

Ecash’s founder is going to launch his new cryptocurrency called Elixxir, which, according to him, will revolutionize the whole crypto space.

September 20th, 2018

The former LinkedIn’s head of analytics and data science Michael Li has been hired as the VP of data, while Brian Brooks, a former executive at Fannie Mae, has become a new chief legal officer at Coinbase.

September 20th, 2018

The hacked cryptocurrency exchange has immediately suspended all deposits and withdrawals while filing a criminal case with the local investigative authorities.

September 20th, 2018

XLM is ranging within the supply level of $0.21 of the upper range and the demand level of $0.18 of the lower range, the price may break out from the channel that will lead to decreases in the rates.

September 20th, 2018

xCurrent developed by Ripple will be used by PNC Treasury Management to speed up processing of cross-border transactions.

September 20th, 2018

Hybrid exchange launches its own blockchain and PoR consensus algorithm to speed up transactions, increase scalability and ensure multi-layer user protection.

September 19th, 2018

The cryptocurrency exchange plans to open at least two fiat-to-crypto trading platforms in each continent in next one year slowly shifting towards having a completely decentralized exchange.

September 19th, 2018

Swiss crypto startup Eidoo will tie cryptocurrency to the price of actual gold, seeking to create a trustful and more stable ecosystem.

September 19th, 2018

The Diar report presents interesting stats which suggest that long-term investors still continue to hold their BTC holdings undeterred by the market correction.