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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.

The story of why Bitcoin and Ethereum forked; and why EOS can't.

3 days ago 9 minute read @cryptomandate $6.00 tipped

A time not long ago The year is 2009, and just as the year was starting Bitcoin is born on 3 January. Its inventor Satoshi Nakamoto mines the first block containing a reward of 50 bitcoins. This genesis block had a message embedded on it reading 'The...

3 Sleeper Crypto Projects That Are Soon To Wake Up

6 days ago 5 minute read Ra.Tomps $5.45 tipped

The crypto market is in a state of disarray at this moment in time with Bitcoin plummetting toward $10K. However, these market dynamics are always in play but this does not change the fact that projects are all still working very hard behind the scen...

Altseason Officially Started? - Where To Be Invested 

2 days ago 2 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $4.94 tipped

It seems like Altcoin season may be on the precipice of warming up as altcoins start to form somewhat of a recovery. Furthermore, many of the top altcoins are also starting to break out of long term downtrends against Bitcoin and if they can continue...

How blockchain is changing the Gaming Industry

30 seconds ago 2 minute read CryptoArgha $0.00 tipped

Blockchain is More than Cryptocurrency now. It's being used in multiple platform and for multiple occasions. Gaming is one of them. Blockchain technology has changed the way of gaming. Gaming company might need to make a few change to make their deve...

Quantum resistant blockchain and cryptocurrency, the full analysis in seven parts. Part 6 E (Quantum hijacks pre block time)

23 minutes ago 2 minute read Qrcollector $0.05 tipped

You can read part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3A here, part 3B here, part 3C here, part 4A here, part 4B here, and part 4C here, and part 4D here, part 5 A here, part 5 B here, part 5 C here part 5 D here, and part 5 E here Introduction: Part 6 A here,...

Kraken adds Bat and Waves on their trading platform

53 minutes ago 1 minute read CryptoArgha $0.10 tipped

American Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken About to add Bat and Waves on their trading platform Recently kraken Announced that users will be able to deposit bat and waves from today and will be able trade those 2 assets from Auguest 22. Kraken will add...

What have you missed? Cryptosphere news

2 hours ago 1 minute read Cryptonomist $0.09 tipped

Important crypto news Austrian Telecommunications Giant Now Accepts 7 Major Cryptocurrencies As reported on Altcoins Buzz, Austria’s leading telecom service provider A1 to start accepting cryptocurrency payments. A1 payment solution allows payment in...

Dani Clos will compete again by the help of Digital Currency bitcoin?

4 hours ago 1 minute read Globatalent $0.09 tipped

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BlockBurn: AMA conference at The BW Exchange TG Group..

4 hours ago 2 minute read alberdioni8406 $0.08 tipped

BlockBurn $BURN Token project will be in AMA conference at the Telegram channel group of BW Exchange on Friday 23 at 19:30 Hong-Kong Time,there is a reward of 30 $BURN Tokens for each approved question that will be sent to the Group that will be made...

x200 Leverage Coming to Trade Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin + 40% fees off

5 hours ago 1 minute read kingscrown $0.13 tipped

This is a new spot, i have met authors. They wanna take market cut from bitmex and offer insane bonuses if you signup now before launch. Even if you never traded leverage its good to have an account there, even just waiting due to discounts on fees t...

Exodus Wallet: Top 10 Best Crypto DApps Reveiw

6 hours ago 7 minute read Jimmy D $0.29 tipped

  ‘Wrapping Solid Engineering Inside Beautiful Design   Without a doubt one of the most progressive wallet projects in the space, Exodus has rewritten the book on what it means to be groundbreaking and innovative with while still maintaining sleek d...

What Is Fundamental Analysis?

6 hours ago 5 minute read Rizvi $0.05 tipped

What іѕ Fundamental Analysis? Fundamental analysis typically precedes the other two analyses (technical analysis, and sentiment analysis), ѕіnсе theѕе аrе focused оn assessing market fluctuations and trends. Through fundamental analysis, уоu could f...

Who really owns your cryptocurrency? You or someone else?

7 hours ago 6 minute read viraladmin $0.20 tipped

There is a saying in cryptocurrency that goes something to the effect of "if you don't hold the keys, it’s not your money." This is perhaps the single most ignored piece of advice in all of cryptocurrency and is the reason for the vast majority of lo...