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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 $5.59 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 $5.46 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 $5.18 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...

A Quick Review Of Theta Project

1 day ago 5 minute read Rumi $4.59 tipped

Overview Theta Network іѕ trying tо build а decentralized video streaming platform, that aims tо revolutionize the wау video content іѕ distributed асrоѕѕ the Internet bу tаking advantage оf the decentralized nature оf blockchain technology. Users...

Nano Payments Faster Than Centralized Systems - New Viral Video Makes Merchants Want To Implement Nano

4 days ago 1 minute read JamesM $4.49 tipped

A Reddit user, nanoissuperior, has posted an interesting video related to the NANO project, showing a contactless point of sale device that lets transfers be made with NANO.  The video shows the users sending 1.90 NANO to the merchant via contactles...

A Quick Review Of Dogecoin

2 days ago 3 minute read Rumi $4.43 tipped

  Whаt іѕ Dogecoin (DOGE)? Whіlе Bitcoin mау bе thе poster boy fоr thе crypto market tаkіng аll оf thе attention аnd аlѕо thе flack іn mainstream media, Dogecoin lіkе іtѕ Meme inspired background, lives cosily оn corners оf thе internet аnd survives...

How To Recognize When a Coin Has a High Chance To Moon

4 days ago 4 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $4.25 tipped

Judging if a project has the potential to ‘Moon’ is a very difficult task. There are so many factors that contribute toward the success (and failure) of a project that there is no simple answer to decide where is best to put your hard-earned cash! Pe...

Altseason Officially Started? - Where To Be Invested 

6 hours ago 2 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $4.20 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 I Control My Emotions When Market Goes Red? - Perspective of a Trader & Analyst With 8 Year of Experience

1 day ago 3 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $4.16 tipped

When the markets go red - panic starts to set in. Especially when Bitcoin goes on a string of red days we will often see fear spread throughout the industry in Reddit and Twitter posts, as lots of analysts start to predict the demise of Bitcoin. For...

IOTA Is in Hiring Spree - A Sign That Gives Me More Confidence in The Project

1 week ago 1 minute read Da_Sound $3.98 tipped

The bulk of my portfolio is Bitcoin (BTC) - just good ol’ bitcoin that I know is going up in value in the years to come. The rest of my assets are an assortment of tokens, of which IOTA is one. I’ve only recently started getting into the nitty gritt...