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Cryptocurrencies are digital assets that have strong foundations in cryptography, designed with the intention of being a decentralized medium of exchange and store of value, among other uses.

Most cryptocurrencies are built using blockchain technology, with Bitcoin being the first of its kind, at least as far as what we consider cryptocurrencies to be today. Other technologies, like the IOTA project’s Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG), also exist. 

Starting with Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies have been designed with democracy and transparency in mind, as several permissionless blockchains, in theory, grant equal power to every node on the network. Blockchains are also designed to resist tampering; any fraudulent financial would require an immense amount of computing power or resources to happen. Theoretically, it is possible to alter data on the ledger but Bitcoin has proven resistant to this. This security is another selling point of cryptocurrencies. 

A few types of cryptocurrencies have come to form their own categories over the years. Some of these are security tokens, stablecoins and utility tokens. 

Stablecoins, for example, are assets that are pegged to a fiat currency and aim to remain at the price of $1. The benefit of this is that investors can use the stablecoin to mitigate the effects of the market’s volatility. Utility tokens are tokens that are used to access products and services, and flow back into the platform’s ecosystem. Security tokens are tokens that, when invested in, holders can expect a profit from.

Blockchain technology is considered to be very early in its maturity and as such multiple pioneering upgrades and research are currently taking place.

What Is Tron? [A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Tron]

3 days ago 7 minute read Mr.CryptoWiki $7.44 tipped

Tron is a decentralized apps (dApps) platform that tries to ‘decentralize’ the web by utilizing its blockchain technology. Unlike Ethereum and some other older blockchain systems, Tron is proven to be much more efficient because Tron network uses DPo...

What is Stellar (XLM)? [A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Stellar]

6 days ago 7 minute read Mr.CryptoWiki $6.68 tipped

The whole idea behind cryptocurrencies (the cryptos intended to be used as currency or facilitate payments and transactions) is to improve upon and replace the existing financial system. This is the intention behind Bitcoin, Litecoin, and a slew of o...

What is Dash? [A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Dash]

3 days ago 7 minute read Mr.CryptoWiki $6.44 tipped

Being one of the top 20 cryptocurrencies, Dash is undoubtedly one of the most promising projects in the crypto industry. Not just because of its privacy-centric approach but also because it’s fast. The intent of Dash is to send cryptocurrency faster...

Bryan Seiler – Australia’s Leading CEO and Entrepreneur 2019

40 minutes ago 2 minute read Ivy Samboh $0.03 tipped

I interviewed the young, well-known Australian entrepreneur, to find out what makes him tick, and this is what he had to say. Bryan has far-reaching experience in building businesses from ground up with an extensive sales background and skills compri...

Malaysian govt using blockchain for education sector

1 hour ago 1 minute read CryptoArgha $0.06 tipped

Malaysian is one the best crypto and startup friendly country in south east asianRecently the Malaysian government of education ministry announced to use blockchain technology to avoid fraudFake certificate is a common matter in Malaysia and becaus...

Facebooks libra coin will launch on 2020

1 hour ago 1 minute read CryptoArgha $0.04 tipped

  Social media giant Facebook announced the launch of their platform backed crypto project libra this yearAccording to facebook libra coin will be a global payments option for all including facebook usersThe facebook coin or libra will replace trad...

In the future, how many bitcoins can you become a whale? (Look at your compliance)

4 hours ago 1 minute read nanzhu1 $0.13 tipped

The title is actually a post on this week's reddit: The landlord said that 10 years ago, even if you had 10,000 bitcoins, you wouldn't be a giant whale - you can only buy a pizza. Today, you have 1000 or even less bitcoin, which is enough to be a wh...

Payment gateway Cryptocurrency Checkout integrates Veil

5 hours ago 2 minute read Strontium $0.08 tipped

Veil has been added as a payment option to the versatile payment gateway Cryptocurrency Checkout. Through this, users can accept VEIL payments on a number of popular platforms, making it easier than ever to pay and receive veil for goods, services, a...

Bouli's soccer tips for 22 Sept

7 hours ago 1 minute read tsakf $0.03 tipped

England - Premier League West Ham United vs. Manchester United  West Ham, has a very good defense, this year. We may see an unexpected result, like last year. Wesr Ham win or draw   Netherlands - Eredivisie PSV vs. Ajax  Both are the best teams in th...

Upbit delists privacy coins

7 hours ago 1 minute read CryptoArgha $0.06 tipped

South korean crypto exchange upbit recently announced to delisted privacy coins due to money laundering issuesOn September 19 the exchange announced that they will be delisting privacy coins like Dash, bittube, havven, monero and zcashFrom Septembe...

Just an idea for Publish0x - marketplace or transfer tokens between members

8 hours ago 1 minute read aschatria $0.10 tipped

This is just an idea to maintain personal sanity. I don't need four different tokens to deal with, I go crazy when I need to transfer one.  Can you please either make some internal marketplace to swap these things or at least make the buttons for use...

Google and NASA have reached quantum supremacy in a year collaboration. What does it mean for future blockchain security?

9 hours ago 1 minute read Qrcollector $1.52 tipped

As can be read in this article. Although quantum supremacy simply means that at least 1 specific problem has been proven to be solved by a quantum computer that can't be solved (in a realistic timeframe) by any existing classical computer, it is a ve...

Zilliqa project under the radar (quick review)

10 hours ago 4 minute read qsyal $0.15 tipped

Introduction: Blockchain scalability is a problem that  troubles many large projects including Bitcoin and Etheruem . We all remember  when the CryptoKitties craze in December 2017  started which caused the entire Ethereum blockchain to clog up creat...