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.

With just nine hours remaining, the Ethereum’s deposit contract met its threshold of 524,288 Ether — locking ETH 2.0’s beacon chain genesis for Dec. 1.
ETH 2.0 confirmed for Dec. 1 launch just hours before deadline
Samuel Haig
Ethereum’s beacon genesis event is set to take place on Dec 1, with the ETH 2.0 deposit contract reaching more than 94% of its target with just 12 hours to go.
ETH 2.0 set to launch Dec. 1 after late surge in deposits
Samuel Haig
Market Analysis
Ethereum price is now the center of attention but options data shows pro traders are still wildly bullish on Bitcoin price.
Key Bitcoin and Ethereum options metrics show traders are wildly bullish
Marcel Pechman
Price Analysis
Bitcoin could consolidate for a few more days as the action shifts to Ether, XRP and other large-cap altcoins.
Price analysis 11/23: BTC, ETH, XRP, LINK, LTC, BCH, DOT, ADA, BNB, BSV
Rakesh Upadhyay
XRP has almost doubled its value over the past week.
XRP shot up 20% today… on old news?
Benjamin Pirus
PayPal's new crypto services will streamline business adoption of digital assets, says CEO Dan Schulman.
PayPal CEO: Our platform will 'significantly bolster the utility of cryptocurrencies'
Sam Bourgi
The Switzerland-based branch of a major Russian bank has also joined OpenVASP.
Russia’s Gazprombank debuts Bitcoin trading in Switzerland
Helen Partz
Ripple is looking to define its strategy regarding central bank digital currencies.
Ripple seeks director to engage with central banks on digital currency
Helen Partz

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