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.

Market Analysis
Although Dogecoin’s futures volume tripled, the recent 42% price dump appears to be entirely retail-driven.
Dogecoin price dumps, but whodunnit? Whales, institutions or retail traders?
Marcel Pechman
Altcoin Watch
CSPR appears to be following DOT’s route to success as its IOU token latched on to the bull market’s momentum and rallied 2,300% before it's even listed on majo...
2 reasons why Casper (CSPR) IOU token rallied 2,300% in one week
Jordan Finneseth
A crypto-focused freelancing site is encouraging talented artists and illustrators to start offering their services to those who want to create an NFT.
Got the skills to design an NFT? This freelancing site wants you
Connor Sephton
Price Analysis
Ethereum's increasing dominance has kept traders focused on altcoins but Bitcoin's struggle to hold above $59,000 could send the entire market tumbling.
Price analysis 5/10: BTC, ETH, BNB, DOGE, XRP, ADA, DOT, BCH, LTC, LINK
Rakesh Upadhyay
After a successful run in Nigeria, Quidax announced global expansion plans and the launch of its native token, QDX.
African crypto exchange registers $3.2B in transactions ahead of global expansion
Sam Bourgi
Altcoin Watch
Major exchange listings and real-world collaborations with Google and IBM sparked a 400% rally in the price of RLC.
iExec RLC rallies 400% after big-name collaborations and Coinbase listing
Jordan Finneseth
DOGE excitement is not a new thing.
People seem to have forgotten that Dogecoin fans have always been lit
Benjamin Pirus
How do crypto-to-crypto swaps work… and what are the top tips for performing them safely and cheaply?
Crypto-to-crypto swaps, explained
Connor Sephton

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