Home » Alt Coins

Alt Coins

National Government Digital Currencies Versus Globally Distributed Cryptocurrencies: in Depth

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. As society starts to move away from cash, central banks’ potential to reap profits off issuing that cash could be threatened. Many governments are worried about the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies and hence are considering the merits of creating ...

Read More »

Crypto Markets See Slight Growth, Total Market Capitalization Nears $392 Bln

May 20: Crypto markets saw some growth over the past 24 hours, with all of the top ten cryptocurrencies listed on Coinmarketcap currently in the green and total market capitalization approaching $392 bln. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is up around 3 percent in 24 hours to press time, currently trading at $8,520. Bitcoin price chart. Source: Cointelegraph Bitcoin ...

Read More »

‘51 percent attack’ in Silicon Valley TV Series

Most modern technological marvels make their way into mainstream media, but a select few are influential enough to feature on some our favourite TV shows. Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are no exception, having captured the imagination of millions around the world during a breakout period in 2017. Primarily driven by Bitcoin’s astronomical boom in value as the year drew to a ...

Read More »

Tether Mints $250 Mln of New USDT Tokens, Rekindles Controversy

The controversial stablecoin Tether generated $250 million worth of new USDT tokens on May 18, according to Omni Explorer. Tether is the company that issues the so-called stablecoins USDT, which it claims are backed at 1:1 ratio by US dollars. Tether has been criticized for its lack of transparency after it broke ties with auditing firm Friedman LLP before an ...

Read More »

Crypto Ban FUD And Blockchain Adoption Galore

Top Stories This Week Circle Partners With Bitmain For Planned Release Of USD-Backed Stable Coin Circle Internet Financial Ltd. has finished a $110 mln investment round with led by Chinese mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain as part of their project to create a US-dollar backed stable coin. The Circle USD Coin, which will function as an ERC-20 token on the Ethereum ...

Read More »

Fundstrat’s Lee Admits Poor Prediction of Bitcoin Rally, Still Expects $25k Price by Year End

Co-founder and head of research at Fundstrat Global Advisors, Thomas Lee has admitted that his prediction of a Bitcoin rally after the Consensus conference was wrong. Lee has claimed that the crypto market still “faces significant internal resistance and hurdles within traditional financial institutions,” Bloomberg reports May 18 Having accurately predicted the growth of crypto markets after the US tax ...

Read More »

Hacked Crypto Exchange Coincheck Confirms Removal of Four Anonymity-Focused Altcoins

Recently hacked Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck will end trading for four privacy-oriented cryptocurrencies, Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC), Dash (DASH), and Augur (REP), Cointelegraph Japan reported May 18. Following reports from back in March, the exchange has now officially confirmed the removal of the four anonymity-focused coins will come into effect June 18. According to Coincheck’s blog, the exchange will remove the ...

Read More »

Colorado Proposes Accepting Cryptocurrency for Political Campaigns

Political candidates in Colorado could soon accept Bitcoin or other digital currencies for their campaigns, according to reports by the Denver Post on May 17. Secretary of State Wayne Williams made the proposal for allowing donations of cryptocurrencies in political campaigns in draft rules presented on May 16, the Denver Post reports. The US Federal Election Commission (FEC) has already ...

Read More »