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What are altcoins? The word “altcoin” is derived from “alternative” and “coin.” Altcoins refer to all alternatives to Bitcoin. Altcoins are cryptocurrencies that share characteristics with Bitcoin (BTC). For example, Bitcoin and altcoins have a similar basic framework. Altcoins also function like peer-to-peer (P2P) systems and share code, much like Bitcoin. Of course, there are
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In her monthly Expert Take column, Selva Ozelli, an international tax attorney and CPA, covers the intersection between emerging technologies and sustainability, and provides the latest developments around taxes, AML/CFT regulations and legal issues affecting crypto and blockchain. Turkey — the cradle of civilization — is quietly digitizing despite its high-inflation economy, and the lira’s
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The Bitcoin (BTC) network has recorded a new all-time high mining difficulty of 26.643 trillion with an average hash rate of 190.71 exahash per second (EH/s) — signaling strong community support despite an ongoing bear market. The Bitcoin network difficulty is determined by the overall computational power, which co-relates to the difficulty in confirming transactions
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Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week NFT-focused Animoca Brands valued at $5B following $358M raise NFT
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2021 was a sort of “coming-of-age” for many layer-one (L1) blockchain protocols because the growth of decentralized finance (DeFi) and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) forced users to look for solutions outside of the Ethereum (ETH) network where high fees and network congestion continued to be barriers for many. Protocols like Fantom (FTM), Avalanche (AVAX) and Cosmos
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Miners can burn virtual currency tokens using the proof-of-burn (PoB) consensus mechanism. Proof-of-burn is one of several consensus mechanisms blockchain networks use to verify that all participating nodes agree on the blockchain network’s genuine and legitimate state. A consensus mechanism is a collection of protocols that use several validators to agree on the validity of
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Though the likes of Bored Apes and Pudgy Penguins take the headlines, and the potential for decentralized finance (DeFi) and play-to-earn gaming is undeniably grand and exciting, the marketing potential for nonfungible tokens (NFTs) deserves equal attention. It boils down to this: With NFTs, virtually anything can be gamified to promote desired marketing outcomes. Gamification
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The Uniswap decentralized exchange (DEX) is the most popular DEX built on the Ethereum blockchain. For users wondering, “What is Uniswap?,” this article provides an overview of what it is and how it works as well as several ways users can get started using the Uniswap DEX. With Uniswap, users can swap crypto tokens without
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Bitcoin (BTC) refused to stem recent losses during Jan. 22 as predictions of a flight to $33,000 and lower looked increasingly likely to become a reality. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView. Open interest “still not flushed” Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it fell through $35,000 during the first half
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Brenda Gentry, a former USAA mortgage underwriter from Texas, believes that the cryptocurrency ecosystem offers a fighting chance to overcome the generational curse of poverty.  Gentry, a.k.a. MsCryptoMom, left her decade-long job as a banker to pursue a full-time crypto career as her initial investments from early 2020 confirmed the “unprecedented opportunities offered by crypto.”
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The price of Cardano (ADA) surged and plunged on the same day, starting with the excitement around the launch of its first decentralized exchange, the DEX SundaeSwap, then following the downtrend of Bitcoin. SundaeSwap’s Wins And Failures ADA’s price had been up around 10% in the last week tied to the launch of Cardano’s beta
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Business intelligence firm MicroStrategy reportedly acted contrary to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s accounting practices for its crypto purchases. According to a Bloomberg report, a comment letter from the SEC released Thursday showed the regulatory body objected to MicroStrategy reporting information related to its Bitcoin (BTC) purchases based on non-GAAP, or Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
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CHIBA, Japan, — Slime Royale, the NFT game project with an adorable 3D graphics style – announces a strategic investment and incubation support from Appota Group. A Trustworthy Partnership To ensure the growth potential of Slime Royale In early 2022, the NFT game project Slime Royale officially announced that it had received strategic investment and
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 In Highly Anticipated Launch LONDON, — While the market is deciding what it wants to do, a brand-new wealth management organization has successfully taken its first steps toward launching a product on one of the biggest Ethereum competitor chains, Avalanche. ZeroShift is a DAO, a decentralized autonomous organization whose goal is to simplify decentralized finance,
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