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Cryptocurrency

A cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. Cryptocurrencies are a subset of alternative currencies, or specifically of digital currencies.

Bitcoin became the first decentralized cryptocurrency in 2009. Since then, numerous cryptocurrencies have been created. These are frequently called altcoins, as a blend of bitcoin alternative. Bitcoin and its derivatives use decentralized control as opposed to centralized electronic money/centralized banking systems. The decentralized control is related to the use of bitcoin's blockchain transaction database in the role of a distributed ledger.

List of cryptocurrencies

Name
Symbol
Website
Consensus Algorithm

0x

ZRX

https://0xproject.com/

Achain

ACT

https://www.achain.com/

AdEx

ADX

https://www.adex.network/

aelf

ELF

https://aelf.io/

Delegated Proof of Stake (DPOS)

Aeternity

AE

https://www.aeternity.com/

Hybrid Proof of Work (PoW) + Proof of Stake (PoS)

Agoras Tokens

AGRS

http://www.idni.org/

Aion

AION

https://aion.network/

Hybrid Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) + Proof-of-Intelligence (PoI)

Ambrosus

AMB

https://ambrosus.com/

Aragon

ANT

https://aragon.one/

Ardor

ARDR

https://www.ardorplatform.org/

Proof of Stake (PoS)

Ark

ARK

https://ark.io/

Delegated Proof of Stake (DPOS)

Asch

XAS

https://www.asch.io/

Augur

REP

http://www.augur.net/

Bancor

BNT

https://www.bancor.network/

Basic Attention Token

BAT

https://basicattentiontoken.org/

Binance Coin

BNB

https://www.binance.com/

BitBay

BAY

https://bitbay.market/

Bitcoin

BTC

https://bitcoin.org/

Proof of Work (PoW)

Bitcoin Cash

BCH

https://www.bitcoincash.org/

Proof of Work (PoW)

Bitcoin Gold

BTG

https://bitcoingold.org/

Proof of Work (PoW)

BitcoinDark

BTCD

http://bitcoindark.com/

Proof of Work (PoW)

Bitcore

BTX

https://bitcore.cc/

BitShares

BTS

https://bitshares.org/

Delegeated Proof of Stake (DPOS)

BlockNet

BLOCK

https://blocknet.co/

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Timeline

January 1, 2009
Bitcoin's open source code was released
August 19, 2008
The domain Bitcoin.org was registered

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Programmer

Contributor, Programmer

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

An Analysis of the Cryptocurrency Industry

Ryan Farell

Academic paper

An Intro to Crypto: Building Blocks

Web

Cryptocurrencies, app coins, and investing in protocols

Olaf Carson-Wee, Chris Dixon, and Sonal Chokshi

Decrypting Crypto, From Bitcoin and Blockchain to ICOs

Web

Fat Protocols

Joel Monegro

Getting applications into people’s hands

Juan Benet and Chris Dixon

How Digital Currency Will Change The World

Brian Armstrong

How the Bitcoin protocol actually works

Michael Nielsen

Platform currencies may soon be obsolete — here is my claim: within 5 years the biggest cryptocurrency by market cap will be an application token

Research Perspectives and Challenges for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

Joseph Bonneau, Andrew Miller, Jeremy Clark, Arvind Narayanan, Joshua A. Kroll, Edward W. Felten

The Future of Cryptocurrency - An Investor’s Comparison of Bitcoin and Ethereum

Alexander D’Alfonso, Peter Langer and Zintis Vandelis

Academic paper

The quiet master of cryptocurrency — Nick Szabo in conversation with Naval Ravikant

Tim Ferris

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

How BitCoin Works in 5 Minutes

04/13/2014

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Brian Armstrong

San Francisco

Cryptocurrency wallets & exchange

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Mark Oldacres
July 28, 2021
Express.co.uk
INVESTING in cryptocurrency can be risky, but using an online broker can help newcomers get started in digital currency.
July 28, 2021
Moneycontrol
Bitcoin's price is currently $36,982.76 and its dominance is currently 48.35 percent, an increase of 0.54 percent over the day.
Edited by Gadgets 360 Newsdesk
July 14, 2021
NDTV Gadgets 360
Cryptocurrency investments have seen a rise all around the world today. Almost everyone is curious about it, but not many understand the intricacies of how it functions and even fewer have been able to crack the code. While it may look exciting from a distance, digital currencies are said to be increasingly volatile. A Reddit user has listed out factors one must take into account before investing.
Katie Sewell
July 13, 2021
Express.co.uk
BITCOIN has had a turbulent few months. But according to one cryptocurrency expert, bitcoin is in the midst of a 'natural cool-off period' presently. So what is bitcoin's price today?
July 4, 2021
The Economic Times
"It seems hesitation about crypto culture is receding at a steady pace in India. People are finding great opportunities with great returns on investment (ROI ). However, despite the humongous growth in the number of crypto currency traders and investors, people are worried on the taxation front and the future of the asset in India. Lets talk about the tax implications on cryptocurrency in India. "
Katie Sewell
June 17, 2021
Express.co.uk
CRYPTOCURRENCY markets are widely known for their volatility, so what is the cryptocurrency market like right now?
Brian McGleenon
June 12, 2021
Express.co.uk
CRYPTOCURRENCY markets have experienced an overnight slump affecting the price of major players such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Dogecoin.
Myriam Toua
June 10, 2021
Express.co.uk
CHINA has ordered more cryptocurrency crackdowns as mining the virtual money has now been banned in the latest move from Beijing. But what does it mean for bitcoin and its future?
Kaisha Langton
June 9, 2021
Express.co.uk
THE CRYPTOCURRENCY sector achieved a major milestone today after El Salvador officially classified Bitcoin as legal currency, but could this foreshadow a pattern for the global economy?
Matt Atherton
June 8, 2021
Express.co.uk
CRYPTOCURRENCY prices have crashed today, marking the third major fall in crypto value in a month. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin and SafeMoon prices all fell by about 10 percent on Tuesday June 8, with bitcoin now trading at its lowest value since the start of February.
Liam Doyle
June 4, 2021
Express.co.uk
CRYPTOCURRENCY investors have recently made a killing on the market, where several altcoins are now flowing through the system, making exponential gains. Experts recommend people don't make their investments based on price predictions, however, championing other methods.
FinSMEs
June 3, 2021
FinSMEs
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Kaisha Langton
May 28, 2021
Express.co.uk
SAFEMOON is one of the newer entrants into the crypto market, but what is the current price of this digital coin?
May 27, 2021
The Economic Times
In the last month or so, some of the banks have stopped providing services to the exchanges, which has led to a major disruption. The exchanges were somehow managing their business through payment processing companies such as Paytm or P2P transactions. However, Paytm too stopped providing services to the exchanges from last week, ET first reported on May 21.
Pip Murrison
May 27, 2021
Express.co.uk
SAFEMOON is one of the newest cryptocurrencies to take the internet by storm, so what is the hype behind this virtual currency - will the price of SafeMoon tokens ever reach $1?
Connor Coombe-Whitlock
May 26, 2021
Express.co.uk
BITCOIN, Dogecoin and other cryptocurrencies saw their prices skyrocket over the last year or so and this has drawn in a huge range of ambitious investors. Unfortunately, this momentum has also created an opportunity for fraudsters, with new warnings being issued on costly investment scams.
Kaisha Langton
May 24, 2021
Express.co.uk
CRYPTOCURRENCY is showing mild signs of recovery after imploding last week, but what exactly is going on with cryptocurrency right now?
Deepak Jasani
May 24, 2021
@bsindia
Bitcoins price is up nearly 16 per cent so far in 2021 after being up 122 per cent at one point
Kaisha Langton
May 22, 2021
Express.co.uk
CRYPTOCURRENCY is a hot topic of conversation for many, whether they are in support or against this new and volatile investment proposition.
Matt Atherton
May 21, 2021
Express.co.uk
CRYPTOCURRENCY prices have crashed over the past week, with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin and SafeMoon all suffering from the sudden fall in value. But an analyst has revealed that the future of crypto is still 'healthy', and could expand very soon. Here's how to buy cryptocurrency, if you fancy it.
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