Tesla’s decision to cease Bitcoin payments ignited a green energy debate that sent the price of low energy consumption protocols like NANO, HBAR and EWT higher.
The term “altcoin” refers to any cryptocurrency that has launched since Bitcoin (BTC). In the early days of Bitcoin, developers forked the open-source code to create new currencies. Over time, these Bitcoin alternatives began to diverge further from their progenitor with different supply schedules and privacy features. These include Litecoin (LTC) and Zcash (ZEC), among others.
Along with altcoins came a plethora of Bitcoin–altcoin trading pairs that produced a surge in market activity, with traders leveraging the volatility of these crypto assets for high-risk rewards.
The rise of altcoins and their respective blockchain networks marks an era of experimentation and maturation within the crypto industry, as a wider range of use cases of the technology have become possible.
An up and down week filled with high volumes for animal tokens and a flurry of digital yuan news, capped by a large fundraising round for Babel Finance.8101
It seems the low funding rate on ETH futures contracts and the recent 96% rally are not enough to convince traders to buy the Ethereum price dip.15444
Traders bullish on Ether have a $109 million advantage heading into the $730 million ETH options expiry on May 14.26665
Bitcoin remains on slippery ground and the completion of a bearish candlestick pattern signals that further downside is possible for BTC and altcoins.20903
News that Binance could be under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department and IRS triggered a marketwide sell-off that saw Bitcoin's price drop to $46,000.37283
The third-largest altcoin is following its own bullish path with new dollar all-time highs and a three-year high against Bitcoin.29667
Yeah, yeah, we get it: Elon loves attention. Here's a picture to keep him happy. Meanwhile, let's take a look a five crypto news stories this month that didn't require us to fawn over his influence...18611
A blockchain specializing in NFTs says a number of high-profile releases have helped daily active wallet numbers surpass the likes of Ethereum and Flow.4532
AppSwarm’s newly launched Dogecoin division, DogeLabs, wants to become a global Dogecoin player by uniting worldwide DevOps teams.12515
Several altcoins managed to escape the Bitcoin Tesla FUD.44509
Gemini's crypto assets in custody have trebled this year which the exchange attributes to surging interest from institutions and asset managers,15253
Rising fears of inflation and big government spending rocked equities markets and possibly had a knock-on effect on Bitcoin and altcoin prices.41330
Bitcoin adoption continues to increase but derivatives data shows retail and professional traders are reluctant to build new bullish positions.19797
Dog-themed tokens see an abrupt end to their rallies as Vitalik Buterin liquidates the positions he was gifted and donates the proceeds to charity.21794