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.

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.

Ashton Kutcher Shocks Ellen DeGeneres with $4M Donation in XRP to Her Wildlife Fund
May 24th, 2018

Ashton Kutcherhas made a big surprise for Ellen DeGeneres. He donated $4 million in XRP to the Wildlife Fund founded by Ellen.

CryptoAds Aims to Tackle Digital Ad Fraud Using Blockchain Technology
May 24th, 2018

With its blockchain solution, CryptoAds wants to build a transparent and secure ecosystem that will be beneficial both for consumers and publishers.

Centuries-old Banking Dynasty Takes Interest in Cryptos: What Rothschild’s IMMO Really is?
May 23rd, 2018

Cryptocurrency community is discussing recently leaked information from closed channels. What could the Rothschild’s IMMO be?

Bitcoin Slips Below $8K to a 35-Day Low, Overall Crypto Market In Correction
May 23rd, 2018

Crypto Markets in deep correction as Bitcoin and other Altcoins break crucial levels hitting one-month lows.

Circle Invest Makes ‘Buy the Market’ Feature Available
May 23rd, 2018

Introducing new ‘Buy The Market’ feature, Circle Invest wants to make the world of cryptocurrencies more available for novices.

Japan’s Tokyo-based Bank Mitsubishi UJF Testing an In-House Digital Currency ‘MUJF Coin’
May 22nd, 2018

MUFG Coins is an inevitability would “overcome issues of [existing] virtual currencies” like volatility “[to] create a highly useful currency” said bank president Nobuyuki Hirano.

Bitcoin Pizza Day: 2 Pizzas Bought for 10,000 Bitcoins in 2010 Now Worth $82 Million
May 22nd, 2018

Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day! Eight years ago Laszlo Hanyecz made a history buying two pizzas for 10,000 Bitcoins. It was the first ever purchase with BTC.

A Bank in Argentina Surprises Everyone by Using Bitcoin for Cross-Border Payments
May 22nd, 2018

Argentina’s Banco Masventas (BMV) sets a new precedence being the first bank on the planet to allow its customers to make use of Bitcoin as a payment option.

Weekly ICO Market Analysis [May 14-20, 2018]
May 22nd, 2018

Check out our report representing data on the ICO market movements in 2018. Strong focus has been placed on the analysis of alterations that have taken place in May 2018, in particular May 14-20, 2018.