SEC Chair Gary Gensler says the regulator is spread thin and needs additional funding to keep up with the “increased complexity in the capital markets.”
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.
Despite ongoing crypto crackdowns, the price of BTC briefly tipped over $29,000on March 30, clocking a new high for 2023.3418
The Treasury Department’s undersecretary for domestic finance, Nellie Liang, said at the same hearing she didn’t believe crypto “played a direct role” in the failure of the banks.1513
Experts are speculating on ways the bipartisan bill could be misused if passed into law, and finding potential threats to technologies that people love.2030
The ARB airdrop followed the sell-the-news narrative, but Arbitrum’s DApp use and fundamentals remain strong and smart money continues to buy ARB tokens.1361
ETH investors appear unconcerned about the regulatory challenges facing the crypto market and are instead selecting to focus on the network’s next upgrade.2095
Bitcoin and select altcoins are close to breaking out of their overhead resistance levels, indicating that bulls remain in control of the crypto market.3978
Learn how to mitigate security risks associated with crypto payments through methods such as hardware wallets and secure exchanges.21
This online shop highlights the advantages of crypto payments and may trigger a revolution in e-commerce.4566
In March mining stocks increased at a slower pace compared to BTC, amid macroeconomic uncertainty and increasing competition among Bitcoin miners.1002
New data from research by eBit Labs and LiveArt marketplace reveals that the previous estimates of creator royalty losses, which were around $35 million, may be much higher.9100
To stay recession-proof, build an emergency fund, cut expenses, diversify investments, pay off debt and enhance your skills.2150
Cointelegraph’s Elisha Owusu Akyaw shares how cryptocurrency is changing the financial landscape in Africa — and the opportunities and challenges that come with it.2376
It appears that the SEC has exempted NFT art tokenization from registration as security offerings.1456
Achieving interoperability between different layer-1 networks is crucial for the growth and adoption of blockchain technology.6476