• Why is Litecoin price up today?
    Cointelegraph.com News - 3 hours ago
    Litecoin is the winner in daily crypto gains as whales appear to be behind the ongoing LTC price rally, on-chain data suggests. Litecoin (LTC) emerged as one of the best-performing cryptocurrencies on March 23, surpassing its top-ranking rivals Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH). Litecoin attracts Bitcoin and Ethereum investorsLTC price rallied 5.5% to reach an intraday high of around $92.50. In comparison, the total crypto market capitalization (TOTAL) has risen 2.25% to $1.14 trillion, with BTC and ETH rising 1.79% and 1.42%, respectively.The Federal Reserve’s 25 basis points (bps) rate hike on March 22 appears to be the key driver behind…
  • Investors have more work to do in ensuring the success of Web3: PBW2023
    Cointelegraph.com News - 3 hours ago
    At Paris Blockchain Week 2023, a group of Web3 professionals discussed how this new paradigm is disrupting traditional business models and creating opportunities for startups and investors. A group of professionals in Web3 took to the Master stage at Paris Blockchain Week 2023 to discuss how Web3 is changing the game for startups and investors. This new paradigm disrupts traditional business models and provides opportunities for startups and investors to tap into a new market. In the panel “Crypto, Culture, and Capital: How Web3 is Changing the Game for Startups and Investors,” the group discussed how Web3 startups are different from…
  • Regulation still key for the evolution of CeFi: Paris Blockchain Week
    Cointelegraph.com News - 4 hours ago
    Regulatory considerations are front and center as a panel of cryptocurrency industry insiders unpacks the current state of CeFi and DeFi in Paris. Centralized finance (CeFi) will continue to be an important avenue to drive the adoption of decentralized finance (DeFi) services in the future, but regulatory considerations remain a significant part of the process.This was a key theme that emerged during a panel titled ‘How to Do CeFi Right – the Balance Between TradFi & DeFi?’ at Paris Blockchain Week. A handful of industry experts weighed in on the current state of CeFi and DeFi, their relationship and importance…
  • How to stake Cardano (ADA)
    Cointelegraph.com News - 4 hours ago
    Users can earn staking rewards by delegating the staking process to Cardano staking pool operators via reputable exchanges. Founded in 2015 by Ethereum co-founder Charles Hoskinson, Cardano is a proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain that is often referred to as the “Ethereum killer,” owing to its superior technology and high level of security and sustainability.Much like Ethereum, Cardano also allows users to stake its native cryptocurrency, ADA, to earn staking rewards. Cardano allows individuals to stake via staking pool operators and pool their tokens with other users or run their own Cardano staking pool.Staking pools are frequently operated by those with technical…
  • Cointelegraph Markets Pro delivers alerts for 113% gains from 5 trades in the face of 10% BTC drop
    Cointelegraph.com News - 4 hours ago
    Cointelegraph Markets Pro’s latest VORTECS™ Report reveals the advanced indicators members used to realize outsized crypto market gains. In Cointelegraph Markets Pro’s latest VORTECS™ Report, the institutional-grade crypto trading platform displayed how its members could have captured a cumulative 113% gain by following five trades based on three different advanced data indicators. The report depicts trading alerts generated between March 5 – 10, 2023. The potential gains available to Cointelegraph Markets Pro subscribers significantly outperform a simple buy-and-hold strategy during the same period, which would’ve yielded holders of Bitcoin (BTC) a loss of 10%.Cointelegraph Markets Pro uses indicators such as the…

What Is Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency is an internet-based medium of exchange which uses cryptographical functions to conduct financial transactions. Cryptocurrencies leverage blockchain technology to gain decentralization, transparency, and immutability. The most important feature of a cryptocurrency is that it is not controlled by any central authority: the decentralized nature of the blockchain makes cryptocurrencies theoretically immune to the old ways of government control and interference. Cryptocurrencies can be sent directly between two parties via the use of private and public keys. These transfers can be done with minimal processing fees, allowing users to avoid the steep fees charged by traditional financial institutions.

What is Blockchain?

Blockchain is a system of recording information in a way that makes it difficult or impossible to change, hack, or cheat the system. A blockchain is essentially a digital ledger of transactions that is duplicated and distributed across the entire network of computer systems on the blockchain. Each block in the chain contains a number of transactions, and every time a new transaction occurs on the blockchain, a record of that transaction is added to every participants ledger.

The decentralised database managed by multiple participants is known as Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). Blockchain is a type of DLT in which transactions are recorded with an immutable cryptographic signature called a hash. This means if one block in one chain was changed, it would be immediately apparent it had been tampered with. If hackers wanted to corrupt a blockchain system, they would have to change every block in the chain, across all of the distributed versions of the chain. Blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum are constantly and continually growing as blocks are being added to the chain, which significantly adds to the security of the ledger. Read more about Blockchain on Wikipedia


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