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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.


Soon Your Friends Will Start Asking About Bitcoin Again

3 Jul 2020 4 minute read 29 comments Bragato18

Remember when your friends used to ask you about Bitcoin? If you were around during the 2017 crypto bubble, you probably remember the first time a friend, family member or even just a loose acquaintance, asked you about Bitcoin. It was a strange feel...

🚀 Where You Can Find The Best Price To Buy Crypto?

1 Jul 2020 1 minute read 14 comments Dapp.com

Bitcoin, ETH, EOS, Ripple, etc, there are so many cryptocurrencies. Binance, Coinbase, Bitfinex, Huobi, etc, there are so many exchanges.  How about the prices among all these different exchanges? Just a small price difference? Certainly NOT! Take B...

Building Passive Crypto Income Streams Is A Must!

2 Jul 2020 2 minute read 16 comments Sapphire

Passive Crypto Is Absolutely Essential Post 2020 I think passive income is the absolute dream to work towards and I think most people would agree with me. However, most people have no idea how to get started along the road to financial freedom. This...

Chasing Down Discord’s Biggest Crypto Scammer

1 Jul 2020 12 minute read 49 comments Energi

Energi Defense (EBI) is proud to announce that we have discovered the real-world identity of one of the most sophisticated scammers in the cryptocurrency space: Simon S. Tadros. After two years of investigation, our cybersecurity experts have expos...

20 Reasons Why EVERY Publish0x User Needs to Download Brave Browser

2 Jul 2020 11 minute read 34 comments Ben Wehrman

2 quick notes before we get started... 1. If you're reading this and NOT registered on Publish0x yet, you're missing out on free crypto for reading AND writing! To sign up, CLICK HERE, then tap "Sign Up" (top-right corner) to start earning on Publish...

Completing our first full month!

3 Jul 2020 3 minute read 3 comments PhoenixDAO (PHNX)

As PhoenixDAO enters a new month, we look back at the accomplishments achieved in our first full month. Throughout June we welcomed many new community members and added some fresh faces to the team as country ambassadors.  We had a productive month a...

Cardano Staking Coming to Coinbase!

4 Jul 2020 2 minute read 11 comments johnwege

This is the news that many people have been waiting for! During the second day of the Cardano virtual summit it was announced that you will be able to stake ADA at Coinbase.   This deal will allow Cardano users to deposit and also stake Cardano, all-...

The dYdX Business Model

1 Jul 2020 2 minute read 3 comments dYdX

TLDR: dYdX is building a business model around the exchange. We are introducing trading fees starting Mar 10, 2020. There are separate taker and maker fees, based on each trading pair. Our goal is to earn consistent revenue as a company, and incentiv...

What is Uniswap

6 Jul 2020 8 minute read 7 comments D3F1

Uniswap describes itself as an “Automated Liquidity Protocol” on its homepage. Put simply, it is a decentralized exchange protocol that allows users to swap ERC20 tokens in a trustless manner or add liquidity to the protocol reserves to earn a commi...

Proof of Stake Vs Proof of Work: The quest for healthier consensus algorithm.

4 Jul 2020 8 minute read 4 comments Dzoelx

Unarguably one of the biggest events expected to happen soon on the crypto space is ethereum moving from Proof of Work to Proof of stake. I’m sure a couple of investors just saved up at least 40 ether coins waiting to put them on the stake. Poor me!,...