BTC and ETH reversed course as both assets search for underlying support, suggesting that bears are attempting to trap over-leveraged bulls.
The cryptocurrency paradigm was heralded by the launch of Bitcoin (BTC) in 2008, inspiring a new technological and social movement. The goal of cryptocurrencies is to provide a medium for global, peer-to-peer transaction settlement that preserves privacy and financial security.
A cryptocurrency monetary policy is enforced through a unique blend of software, cryptography and financial incentives rather than the whim of trusted third parties such as central banks, corporations or governments. Cryptocurrencies are powered by cryptographically secure, verifiable transaction databases called blockchains, which provide their security and transparency.
A cryptocurrency network consists of a global community of stakeholders, including the validators that secure the network while adding transactions to the blockchain, the traders who speculate on these radically market-driven assets, and the builders working to onboard people to this new financial paradigm.
At Cointelegraph, we are chronicling the ongoing story of cryptocurrency and the rise of a borderless, permissionless financial system. How will industry stakeholders work to make crypto a mainstay in people’s lives? How will crypto investments change the paradigm of the current financial system? And will incumbent and legacy systems accept or fight this change?
Stay tuned: Cryptocurrencies are going to play a big role heading into the future.
RUNE, OKB and MOVR pressed higher even as traders continue to pull profits from Ether and BTC.5239
Crypto markets take a turn for the worse after hitting record highs earlier in the week, with Bitcoin down 6% near the $60,000 level.9151
COIN360, one of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency market data aggregators — known for its iconic heatmap — will launch a new data analytics business under the joint leadership of Hilbert Group, Cointelegraph and Chiron Partners.929
The new BEP might decrease the total amount of BNB that validators and delegators obtain from staking.5194
XanPool positions itself as a “Uniswap-like” crypto-to-fiat AMM relying on the liquidity of its participants.3203
ETH price failed to overcome its previous all-time high, but derivatives data signals that bulls will try their best to keep the price above $4,000 for the short-term.15285
Did Satoshi Nakamoto work on E-Gold? If so, Peter Thiel thinks he has a way to narrow down the identity of Bitcoin’s creator.9355
After a 100%+ move to a new all-time high, profit taking kicks in and Bitcoin traders brace for a possible retest of the $58,000 to $62,000 zone.8481
- Treasury official acknowledges most crypto transactions are 'legitimate' but still anticipates additional sanctions
“The vast majority of digital assets are being used for legitimate purposes, but for those that are primarily in the business of furthering criminal enterprises, we plan to use our tools to go after them,” said Wally Adeyemo.3377
Bitcoin's surge to $67,000 has given bulls an advantage in Oct. 22's $1.8 billion BTC options expiry.17436
Investors are encouraged to avoid overlooking opportunities to invest in the cryptocurrency industry by considering the underlying infrastructure.766
Backed by a16z and co-founded by Sam Altman, Worldcoin will give free crypto in exchange for an eye scan.15891
With a Bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund, getting exposure to the world’s largest cryptocurrency will be easier than ever.4708
The path to mass cryptocurrency adoption passes through remittances, but it may not happen any time soon.2117