Cryptocurrencies News

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.

News
The new entity is called Huobi Labuan, and its brokerage license allows it to offer crypto spot and derivatives trading for an initial nine-month trial period.
Huobi launches regulated crypto exchange in Malaysia
Marie Huillet
2020-11-27T13:00:00+00:00
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Court filings from Nov. 19 show that a large volume of crypto assets, including Bitcoin and Ether, was seized from seven convicts in the PlusToken case.
Chinese police seized crypto assets worth $4.2B today from PlusToken Ponzi
Marie Huillet
2020-11-27T11:51:54+00:00
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Follow up
Governments are increasingly liquidating crypto assets seized in criminal investigations.
Exchanges outdo auctions for governments cashing in criminal crypto, says exec
Helen Partz
2020-11-27T11:24:18+00:00
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Libra will initially be pegged to just one fiat currency.
Facebook’s Libra to reportedly launch in January 2021 as USD stablecoin
Helen Partz
2020-11-27T07:51:42+00:00
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With the number of “wholecoiner” Bitcoin wallets holding at least 1 BTC increasing every year, the remaining addresses represent just 5% of Bitcoin’s market cap...
Wallets with less than 1 BTC account for just 5% of Bitcoin’s market cap
Samuel Haig
2020-11-27T05:51:25+00:00
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Most mainstream Indian investors still do not see an easy way to enter the crypto markets despite recent regulatory liberalization regarding virtual currencies.
Majority of Indian investors see 'no easy way to enter' crypto
Samuel Haig
2020-11-27T01:50:44+00:00
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Newsletter
Analysis of sentiment and on-chain data shows that a correction was likely to occur. Is there still room for growth?
Cointelegraph Consulting: Overwhelming bullish sentiment once again proves costly
Cointelegraph Consulting
2020-11-26T23:00:00+00:00
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Analysis
Experts explain how to address common questions newcomers may have regarding bitcoin and the blockchain space.
Bitcoin and blockchain topics to discuss with the crypto curious this Thanksgiving
Rachel Wolfson
2020-11-26T22:25:40+00:00
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