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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

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
Sanjay Kumar Singh
March 13, 2020
@bsindia
Extreme volatility means they should form only a limited portion of your portfolio
Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss
February 11, 2020
U.S.
Losses from cryptocurrency crime surged to $4.52 billion last year, as insider theft soared even as hacking losses declined, according to a report from blockchain forensics company CipherTrace seen by Reuters.
December 11, 2019
WebWire
To celebrate the successful launch of Warren Seah's new book titled " Crypto Assets for Passive Income ," FlagOne.io organized a book launch event on 23th November 2019 at LaunchPad One North, Singapore. The digital copy of the book is sold on Amazon Kindle while the physical copy can be ordered directly from FlagOne. The book is also available for public borrowing at all Singa
Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss
November 27, 2019
U.S.
Cryptocurrency theft has surged in 2019 compared with last year, with more money flowing through digital exchanges and criminals looking to carry out bigger heists, according to a report from blockchain forensics company CipherTrace obtained by Reuters.
Jonathan Shieber
October 11, 2019
TechCrunch
Cryptocurrency's bad news day continues to get worse as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has said it has filed an emergency action and received a restraining order for the $1.7 billion planned token offering of Telegram's blockchain. The move from the SEC follows the continued dissolution of the corporate alliance that was supporting Facebook's [...]
Catherine Shu
October 18, 2018
TechCrunch
Cobo, a cryptocurrency wallet startup headquartered in Beijing, has raised a $13 million Series A to enter new international markets. The round was led by DHVC and Wu Capital, a family office based in China. Cobo plans to expand in the United States and Southeast Asia, in particular Vietnam and Indonesia. Cobo is also now [...]