The term "cryptocurrency" refers to a digital currency based on cryptographic protocols, which make transactions safe and extremely difficult to falsify.
The most important feature of cryptocurrencies is that they are not controlled by any central authority: the decentralized nature of the Blockchain makes these coins practically immune to interference or control by governments.
Furthermore, thanks to the combination of a public and a private key, cryptocurrencies simplify the transaction process. The exchanges take place with minimal processing costs, allowing users to avoid the very high commissions imposed by traditional financial institutions.
September 9, 2020

Visa Adds Crypto Lender Cred to Fast Track Program

Sep 8, 2020 at 16:00 UTCUpdated Sep 8, 2020 at 16:52 UTC (Shutterstock) Crypto lending platform Cred has joined Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program to speed […]
September 9, 2020

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 8, 2020

Sep 8, 2020 at 16:10 UTC With investors buying the bitcoin dip and staying bullish on options, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto […]
September 9, 2020

Blockchain Bites: Is DeFi an Inside Deal?

Sep 8, 2020 at 16:23 UTC (Cytonn Photography/Unsplash) A Lightning-based derivatives platform took in pre-seed capital, a new blockchain analyst will try to track down missing […]
September 9, 2020

Bitcoin Mining Equipment Maker Canaan Sets $10M Buyback Program

Sep 8, 2020 at 16:28 UTC Bitcoin mining machines (Michal Bednarek/Shutterstock) Canaan, a maker of equipment for the mining of bitcoin, announced on Tuesday its board […]
September 9, 2020

Kapil Rathi: DeFi’s Good, Bad and Ugly

Sep 8, 2020 at 18:19 UTC (Kelvin Zyteng/Unsplash) Kapil Rathi is CEO of CrossTower, a crypto exchange and structured products provider. He has held senior leadership […]
September 9, 2020

Defi market is rising like 2017’s crypto market –Will it crash too following tradition?

Defi is the most howling word in the blockchain business. These Decentralized finance services are a promising approach to the modern world. Finance has always been […]
September 9, 2020

Banks Are Toast but Crypto Has Lost Its Soul

Sep 8, 2020 at 18:30 UTCUpdated Sep 8, 2020 at 18:31 UTC (Oli Scarff/Getty Images) Frances Coppola, a CoinDesk columnist, is a freelance writer and speaker […]
September 9, 2020

Investors Deserve Safe Options — Too Bad There’s No Such Thing

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the assets of our lives. From bullion to Bitcoin, man’s search for safety and security in an uncertain world […]