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.

Are Bitcoins the Future of Online Gambling?
October 31st, 2017

It certainly seems like the Bitcoin is having a moment.

U.S. Exchange Operator CME Group to Launch Bitcoin Futures by Year-End
October 31st, 2017

The major marketplace announced today that it plans to introduce bitcoin futures by the end of the year, pending all relevant regulatory review periods.

Popular Investor Bill Miller Allocates 30% of Hedge Fund Portfolio in Bitcoins
October 31st, 2017

Bill Miller, a legendary Investor, mints millions by investing 30% of his total hedge fund assets into Bitcoins.

Blockchain Startup First Crypto ETF Announces Platform and ICO Campaign
October 31st, 2017

First Crypto ETF, also known as the world’s first cryptocurrency exchange traded fund (ETF), announced the launch of its unique platform, using blockchain technology and company’s own proprietary authorized engine, which perfectly manages digital assets.

3rd Generation of Cryptocurrency: SkyCoin to Provide the Next Breakthrough
October 30th, 2017

Skycoin, a self-proclaimed third generation cryptocurrency, is designed to implement Satoshi’s original vision and fix the problems with Bitcoin. By doing so, it is aiming to become the next big thing in the cryptocurrency world.

Vietnam’s Central Bank Bans Bitcoin as Payment Method
October 30th, 2017

The Central Bank of Vietnam issues a complete ban on using Bitcoin as a payment method in the country. Adapters of Bitcoin will have to face criminal prosecution with a penalty as high as 200 million dongs (nearly $9,000).

How Does B2Broker’s B2BX Exchange Work?
October 30th, 2017

B2Broker launches the first official B2B cryptocurrency exchange-aggregator to connect at least 5% of the market of Forex/DMA and Stock brokers and give them the opportunity to provide their clients with the trading in cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin Hits New All-Time High Above $6,250 on Rumours that China May Cancel Exchange Ban
October 30th, 2017

Bitcoin prices surge to a new all-time high above $6250 amid speculations of China lifting ban on local exchanges and resuming trading operations.

UK Company Adds the Word ‘Blockchain’ to Its Name, Shares Jump 394% In One Day
October 30th, 2017

A British company that has been investing in internet and information businesses is having its best day on record. On-line PLC jumped as much as 394 percent on Friday after announcing plans to change its name to On-line Blockchain PLC.

Wirex Partners with SBI Holdings to Launch Bitcoin Card in Japan
October 27th, 2017

London crypto-payments company Wirex has just announced its partnership with Japanese SBI Holdings. The joint venture aims to provide Japanese customers with bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment cards.