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.

Initially supporting BTC and ETH only, BTG Pactual’s new crypto trading platform plans to allow its users to trade a wide range of altcoins.
Top Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual launches crypto trading app
Samuel Haig
Market Analysis
Layer-2-based DeFi and DEX platforms have seen an incredible surge in user activity, revenue and total value locked since the launch of Arbitrum and Avalanche’s...
Data shows parabolic-style growth in layer-2-based DeFi and DEX platforms
Jordan Finneseth
Market Analysis
The Evergrande fiasco appears to be driving the correction in global stock markets, but data shows this isn't deterring pro traders from buying the BTC dip.
Traders buy the Bitcoin dip even as Evergrande's implosion rocks stock markets
Marcel Pechman
Two pieces of legislation related to cryptocurrencies recently took effect in the state, and many businesses already accept digital payments.
Texas following El Salvador? Poll shows 37% of residents want crypto payments
Turner Wright
Market Analysis
Fear over the Evergrande situation weighed heavily on equities markets and Bitcoin price, leading traders to expect a bounce in the $42,000 to $38,000 zone.
Stocks sell-off tanks Bitcoin price, but traders expect a bounce near $42K
Jordan Finneseth
Price Analysis
Bitcoin and most major altcoins have dropped to their critical support levels, which is likely to attract strong buying from the bulls.
Price analysis 9/20: BTC, ETH, ADA, BNB, XRP, SOL, DOT, DOGE, UNI, AVAX
Rakesh Upadhyay
Sam Bankman-Fried’s cryptocurrency exchange FTX plans to establish a “substantial presence” in The Bahamas.
FTX crypto exchange expands to Bahamas with new registration
Helen Partz
The fund was established on Endaoment, an on-chain nonprofit organization that helps 1.5 million entities accept cryptocurrency donations.
Fortune launches philanthropic fund for journalism on Ethereum
Sam Bourgi

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