EOS price hit its highest level since 2018 after protocol upgrades and big-name collaborations attract institutional investors.
Blockchains are the critical infrastructure underlying cryptocurrencies. The common feature of these distributed ledgers is the sequential updating of a cryptographically secure, verifiable transaction record among a network of peers all operating under a certain set of rules enforced through the software itself. This record is owned and operated in common by anyone anywhere.
While research in shared ledger technology goes back decades, the arrival of the Bitcoin blockchain introduced the first distributed ledger technology that was thoroughly decentralized and resistant to censorship, seizure and collusion.
Blockchain technology, in its various manifestations including the Ethereum blockchain and others, is ultimately a global consensus system — i.e., it allows people to coordinate and cooperate around a neutral source of information without trusting each other or a central administrator. The use cases are wide-ranging, from finance and energy trading to supply chain management.
At Cointelegraph, we are chronicling the evolving blockchain industry. Is it revolutionary or overhyped? Or both? Will it become the solution to securing trust in finance and global trade? What will be the rate of blockchain transactions in the coming years?
Stay tuned to find out.
Forbes’ “2021 Blockchain 50 Symposium: Crypto Goes Corporate” event sheds light on Bitcoin’s role as an investment tool, along with the future of stablecoins.3741
Dogecoin’s price explosion coincided with the movement of a lot of coins across the blockchain, as $12 billion moved in a single day.17148
A platform that enables gamers to mine cryptocurrencies using their PCs is expanding into South Korea and is adding new features for its hundreds of thousands of users.4657
A new Ether ASIC mining rig is on the way, but will it help ease Nvidia’s GPU problems?11491
The blockchain sector has known for years that technical hurdles need to be eliminated for mass adoption to take place. Has any progress been made?3804
Coinbase and cryptocurrencies viewed cynically on Chinese social media, and news of a large mining GPU smuggling bust in Hong Kong.8707
Maker price rallies to a new all-time high as the MakerDAO community makes preparations to become fully decentralized.35378
Dogecoin and Maker stole the spotlight as the hype around COIN faded and Bitcoin consolidates near $63,500.22526
The indie NFT platform is bringing an artist-first ethos to its design and events.7486
IOST rallied to a multiyear high after Binance announced a new staking program and the project airdropped tokens to Citadel One mobile wallet users.16180
Bitcoin is facing a liquidity crisis — and this crypto app is connected to four leading exchanges to ensure that customer’s orders can always be executed at the best price.11002
NFTs are not an immediate solution to all IP rights issues, but eventually they can give creators more power than they ever had.15261
This project has bold ambitions to become “the Microsoft of DeFi” — and says many protocols in the marketplace right now have been corrupted by greed and incompetence.11700
Société Générale continues its crypto and blockchain experimentation by issuing a tokenized security on the Tezos network.14898