BITCOIN VS ETHEREUM VS LITECOIN

This article was written by Mintdice, as it explains the difference between bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin.  While cryptocurrency has only recently become a popular term in finance, it has been around for a long time. Before names like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin even existed, there were attempts to create a decentralized currency. David Chaum, a respected cryptographer, launched ECash, an … Continue reading BITCOIN VS ETHEREUM VS LITECOIN

On-Chain Governance Vs Off-Chain Governance

This article was written by Taylor Pearson, the author of "The End of Jobs" and writer about entrepreneurship and blockchain technologies at TaylorPearson.me, as he compares on-chain governance and off-chain governance of cryptocurrency networks. Following acrimonious debates within the bitcoin and ethereum communities over the past few years regarding governance decisions that ended in forks, there has … Continue reading On-Chain Governance Vs Off-Chain Governance

Bitcoin Isn’t Anonymous, and That’s Ok.

This article was written by Marshall Taylor, a CoinCentral contributor, and his interest and drive for DLT is motivated by how it affects people and especially those who need it most. For most people who have found themselves deep into this topic of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, there was likely a moment or series of moments … Continue reading Bitcoin Isn’t Anonymous, and That’s Ok.

How a Central Banker Envisions Bitcoin, DLT and Bank Ledger in the Future

Yao Qian, the director-general of the Institute of Digital Money of the People's Bank of China, explains how he envisions Bitcoin, distributed ledger technology and bank ledger in the future. Bookkeeping refers to the recording of economic data in account books. A ledger, therefore, is a book with a certain format based on original vouchers … Continue reading How a Central Banker Envisions Bitcoin, DLT and Bank Ledger in the Future

What is the Difference Between Litecoin and Bitcoin?

Alok Yadav, a cryptoanalyst and researcher at Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, answers the question on Quora: What is the Difference Between Litecoin and Bitcoin? The two cryptos may seem similar, but they are actually quite distinct in their market acceptance and technical mechanics. In the following four points, we will discuss what … Continue reading What is the Difference Between Litecoin and Bitcoin?

Square is Granted a BitLicense

The payment firm Square is granted a BitLicense from New York regulators, according to a press release published on June 18. The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced that it had approved Square's application for a cryptocurrency license, which was submitted in March. Maria T. Vullo, a Financial Services Superintendent, mentioned, "DFS … Continue reading Square is Granted a BitLicense

Two Major Russian Banks Are Testing Cryptocurrency Portfolios

Two major Russian banks, Sberbank and Alfa-Bank, are testing cryptocurrency portfolios for private clients, according to a local news outlet. The two financial institutions will be offering its customers shares in a fund in which Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, and EOS will be traded on cryptocurrency trading platforms such as Kraken and BitStamp. Each quarter, … Continue reading Two Major Russian Banks Are Testing Cryptocurrency Portfolios

The Past and Present of Bitcoin Mining Fraud

This article was written by Aaron Mangal, a Coincentral author that writes about Blockchain Technologies and does content marketing and business development for CoinStructive, a Bitcoin and Blockchain consulting firm. Bitcoin mining and fraud are an unfortunate reality we must face as an industry. From things like Bitconnect to Butterfly labs to even Onecoin, there are a … Continue reading The Past and Present of Bitcoin Mining Fraud

What is the Bitcoin Lightning Network and Its Benefits?

Abhishek Singh, the Program Director at Blockchain Semantics answers the question on Quora: What is the Bitcoin Lightning Network and Its Benefits? The Lightning Network is a decentralized system for instant, high-volume micropayments that remove the risk of delegating custody of funds to trusted third parties. The lightning network aims to solve the problem of … Continue reading What is the Bitcoin Lightning Network and Its Benefits?

Bitcoin’s Price Increased Abnormally During the Recent Boom Due to Tether Manipulation, a Study Says

Bitcoin's price increased abnormally during the recent boom due to the manipulation of the U.S. dollar-pegged tether, reported Coindesk on June 13.  The new study published by John Griffin and Amin Shams, two professors of the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Finance, was conducted to determine the influence of the stablecoin with bitcoin's prices … Continue reading Bitcoin’s Price Increased Abnormally During the Recent Boom Due to Tether Manipulation, a Study Says