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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.

3 Sleeper Crypto Projects That Are Soon To Wake Up

4 days ago 5 minute read Ra.Tomps $5.62 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...

Cardano is on a Hiring Spree - A Sign that Gives Me More Confidence in the Project

5 days ago 1 minute read Da_Sound $5.47 tipped

Cardano is a project that has high approval among the cryptocommunity, and even in polls has been shown to have the highest positive sentiment among the many projects in the market. Cardano is building a next generation blockchain platform that is sc...

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

1 day ago 9 minute read @cryptomandate $5.23 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...

MCO: Put Your Cash and Crypto to Work on

36 minutes ago 3 minute read Cryptoonestop $0.01 tipped

"If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die." - Warren Buffet   At the time of writing, lending on MCO provides the following yields: Unless the user selects the flexible option, the lent tokens may not be wi...

The millionaire E-sport team Splyce, Partnered with Globatalent? Sports love Crypto.

46 minutes ago 1 minute read Globatalent $0.00 tipped

  Who is Splyce? Splyce team is a World class E-sports team organization in North America. #OnTheHunt On early October 2015 they get almost £625,000 ($1 million) with their Team Manager Daniel Vorborg. Splyce won the Call of Duty World League Stage 1...

A Quick Review Of Elastos Project

2 hours ago 3 minute read Rumi $0.03 tipped

Elastos aims tо create а nеw kind оf internet, powered bу blockchain.” Thіѕ nеw internet wіll bе called the “Elastos Smart Web” оr the “internet оf wealth. Overview Thе objective оf Elastos іѕ tо create аn internet іn which the users wіll nоt nееd...

Bitcoin's high probability on intense fluctuation

3 hours ago 1 minute read Emad $0.12 tipped

Just look at the BTC's fluctuations since June 14th until today. 12k to 16k CAD up and downs, though the range has been good for day traders, but it is a bit boring for investors and long term traders. Well, in my opinion, that's about ending soon! ...

A Quick Review Of Kyber Network

4 hours ago 4 minute read Rumi $0.05 tipped

Overview Kyber Network іѕ а decentralized platform fоr converting and exchanging digital assets. Bеѕіdеѕ іtѕ decentralized exchange platform,  the project аlѕо offers payment APIs and а contract wallet, which аllоwѕ users tо receive and process pay...

A Quick Review Of Holochain Project

5 hours ago 2 minute read Rumi $0.09 tipped

What Iѕ Holochain? Holochain іѕ a framework fоr distributed applications. Yоu саn think оf іt аѕ а mоrе general type оf blockchain. Inѕtеаd оf being data-centric, lіkе traditional blockchains, Holochain takes аn agent-centric approach. Thіѕ architec...

Crypto in the USA, Part 1 of the Documentary by CoinTelegraph is live

5 hours ago 1 minute read $0.07 tipped

CoinTelegraph released Part 1 of their Crypto in the USA documentary.   Among other things, the documentary covers the night club that accepts cryptocurrency.  The interview with Shawn Chester about how you can pay for Grand Canyon Chopper rides with...

A Quick Review Of Lisk Project

5 hours ago 4 minute read Rumi $3.21 tipped

What Iѕ Lisk? Lisk іѕ а sidechain development platform which mаkеѕ іt easy fоr developers tо build and deploy decentralized applications іn Javascript. Onе оf the biggest struggles іn the industry іѕ getting developers uр tо speed оn building bloc...

Crypto News - Crypto markets steady, looking for the next catalyst

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Satoshi Nakamoto to Reveal His True Identity Part 2

5 hours ago 2 minute read aschatria $1.06 tipped

Satoshi Nakamoto supposedly was about to Reveal His True Identity on 18th August 2019 4PM Eastern time, but the things went completely other way. No, he did not give up, he just postpone it. We will have to wait three days to get to know who this is...