More than 3 years after its ICO, Filecoin listed on major exchanges and rallied 118% but it’s too early to forecast an altseason.
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.
The Korea Blockchain Association wants the government to postpone the implementation of its new tax framework until 2023.3682
People will be able to “bank themselves” with crypto.2650
The Nasdaq-listed company is moving ahead with its ambitious expansion plan.4314
More gamers around the world are moving into crypto.6549
The Mt. Gox trustee rehabilitation plan is purportedly coming in mid-December.4715
Multi-year Ether accumulation has been growing in 2020, but things may soon change with the launch of staking.6922
This mythologized take on the cryptocurrency industry is part holy scripture, part gonzo journalism and 100% recommended.3004
The Bitcoin ecosystem continues to be dominated by a handful of platforms and companies.8999
With great influence comes great responsibility. Unfortunately, YouTube seems to ignore it.4549
Russia’s central bank wants to limit the amount of cryptos and digital rights acquired by non-professional investors.4199
The first 200 cabins in a crypto-themed cruise ship will go on sale in November7212
Uniswap’s first community governance proposal is up for a vote.7005
LocalBitcoins’ website has been blacklisted in one of its key markets.2753
A crypto company says its trading bots are “designed to make calculated decisions based on split-second mathematical precision.”5125