The now famous Bitcoin whitepaper released in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto was the basis for the creation of a peer-to-peer electronic cash that has begun to disrupt financial markets. Bitcoin (BTC), when launched in 2009, became the very first cryptocurrency based on a peer-to-peer cryptographically secured network. And it exists without a central authority providing oversight and governance.
They are the leading European retail cryptocurrency broker, and are well known for accepting a wide range of different payment options and currencies, both cryptocurrencies and fiat. In fact, they have the largest list of cryptocurrencies to purchase of any fiat exchange.
When you are trading cryptocurrencies with margin it means you are adding leverage to your position by borrowing money to increase the size of your trade. The funds borrowed may come from the exchange itself, or it may come from an outside lender, or it could be a peer-to-peer lending solution. It is typically necessary to pay interest on the funds borrowed to trade on margin as well.
Stratis is one of a number of blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) projects, and its focus initially was enterprise logistics. In the two years it has been developing the scope of the project broadened significantly, and as we head into the end of 2018 Stratis is a full-blown development network competing with the likes of NEO and Ethereum.
We all know it. Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have seen a dramatic surge in popularity in the past few years, especially throughout 2017 and into 2018. The massive price increases combined with more scrutiny and interest from the financial community is making cryptocurrency conversations par for the course for most people.
Ontology was created as a secure blockchain project to support corporate needs, providing a way to protect their systems and their data. Ontology is a Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS), bringing the blockchain to corporations in a way that they can benefit from the distributed and decentralized nature of the blockchain ledger.
It is similar to NEO and will have a dual token system where ONT is equivalent to NEO and ONG is equivalent to GAS, providing power for the network.
We’ve continued to hear about “Casper” in the Ethereum community throughout 2018, ever since the testnet was launched on the last day of 2017. There has been great anticipation for the Casper hardfork and what it can help Ethereum achieve, but as we head into the end of October 2018 we’re still awaiting the momentous hardfork that is supposed to go off before the end of 2018.
Coinbase, the most popular bitcoin exchange in the United States has banned the Wikileaks Shop account from using its services. The ban was issued due to an alleged breach of the platform’s terms of service although no specifics were given.
In response, Wikileaks has called for a global blockade of Coinbase citing the non-specificity of the allegations and the suspected involvement of U.S. government interference. According to Greg Barns, a part of the Julian Assange legal team, the move symbolizes an attempt to block free speech.
Barns also went on to say that the situation with Coinbase is symptomatic of the opposition that Wikileaks faces in the mainstream financial scene.
As blockchain technology becomes increasingly popular it is also becoming more important for individuals and companies to embrace the technology.
That has created a market for platforms that are meant to enhance the uses of blockchain technologies. One of the leaders in that space is Qtum, a platform that makes the blockchain more accessible for companies who want to build and deploy decentralized applications (dApps).
Vertcoin is one of those cryptocurrencies that predates the FOMO and FUD, airdrops and ICOs that have come to characterize cryptocurrencies. In a very similar fashion to Bitcoin, Vertcoin was simply released as an open-source project on Github, and from there a community of volunteers and miners have ensured the longevity of this coin.