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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.


Creating Passive Crypto Income Streams Is My Passion

30 Aug 2020 2 minute read 21 comments Sapphire

Building For Tomorrow I have written a few articles about passive income and I am sure that most of my readers have picked up that I have a pretty strong bias towards staking projects, as my strongest objective is to create passive income well into t...

TRON Launches DeFi community governance mining token: SUN

2 Sep 2020 1 minute read 27 comments Deba215

TRON today launched its new DeFi Token: SUN which will be a community governance token. It’s functionality are driven by community initiative and the proposal decisions will be driven by SUN voting power. How to mine SUN? Currently SUN can be mined...

Ampleforth AMA from 10th September - Summary

10 Sep 2020 3 minute read 20 comments Ampleforth

Ampleforth runs a Bi-Weekly “office hours” session (AMA) on Discord in which we try to answer any questions put forward by AMPL holders. Today, office hours were held by Brandon Iles, founder of Ampleforth, alongside Simon Manka, Head of Growth. If y...

My Favorite Ways to Get Passive Crypto Income

12 Sep 2020 4 minute read 27 comments johnwege

If you are anything like me, maybe your newest favorite thing to do in the crypto markets is to go after that passive income.  The money that comes in a monthly basis with basically no effort of your own.  It's my goal to eventually raise my passive...

ETH2.0: Everything You Need to Know

11 Sep 2020 8 minute read 20 comments MyCrypto

  TL;DR: What does ETH2 mean for me or MyCrypto? This upgrade to the Ethereum network is primarily a change to its infrastructure. If you hold ether, use MyCrypto, or use one of the popular DeFi protocols, you don’t have to do anything, as ETH2 will...

Linking Wallets (inc. MetaMask): How-To Guide

5 Sep 2020 6 minute read 27 comments Mynima

Introduction I can imagine that I'm not alone as a Publish0x user who switched in recent months to a multi-coin wallet. While there are a few different contenders two main wallets stick out, there are AtomicWallet and TrustWallet, though I don't doub...

My Crypto.com Experience - 1 Month On

13 Sep 2020 6 minute read 33 comments Mynima

Introduction A little over a month ago I decided to bite the bullet and dive into the Crypto.com Visa card world. If I am honest I'm kicking myself a bit for not doing it sooner. For those that have read my articles in the past you'll know I enjoy le...

Introducing the Aragon Network DAO: Phoenix to Firebird

27 Aug 2020 3 minute read 43 comments Aragon-Official

For years, the main focus of the Aragon ecosystem has been building tools for DAOs to thrive. As of today, Aragon DAOs have more than $350M in assets under management and help govern an economy worth billions of dollars. Aragon is the leading DAO pla...

Dash Product Update - September 6th, 2020

6 Sep 2020 1 minute read 9 comments Fernando Gutierrez - Dash Core Group

This post was republished from the Dash Core Group blog. The original post can be found here. ---- Hello, Dash community! Dash Core Group is a decentralized and remote team that continues to deliver on the promise of financial freedom. Here’s what’s...

CoinGecko Yield Farming Survey Report 2020 Has Finally Arrived!

21 Sep 2020 4 minute read 13 comments CoinGecko

Without a doubt, the cryptospace moves in high velocity, and one of the new growth cycles in the past 90 days is Yield Farming. Yield farming refers to the process of putting your assets to work across various Decentralized Finance (DeFi) protocols...