Delta Blockchain Fund founder Kavita Gupta explained on Monday why she believes a “a crypto winter is here” as bitcoin traded below the $30,000 level.
'Kudlow' host gives his take on the performance of cryptocurrency and weighs in on digital currency regulations.
Bitcoin has tumbled approximately 27% in what has been a volatile week for the world's largest cryptocurrency.
Bitwise Asset Management CIO Matt Hougan argued that markets are experiencing a macro-driven risk repricing of all risk assets, including bitcoin, which introduces “significant volatility” in the short-term.
Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters weighs in on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.
Bitcoin Foundation Chairman Brock Pierce weighs in on cryptocurrency TerraUSD taking a nosedive.
A cryptocurrency trader was sentenced to 42 months in prison for defrauding more than 170 victims. Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the sentence.
Industry experts worry that the latest crypto crash will further disparage the industry in the eyes of lawmakers
New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu is investing in herself both on and off the court.
IDX Digital Assets CIO Ben McMillan argued that bitcoin's “low correlation thesis” to risky assets “is gone.”
Bitcoin's price stabilized around the $31,000 level.
New York City has been making progress towards becoming the cryptocurrency financial capital as the race between the Big Apple and Miami heats up.
Bitcoin Foundation Chairman Brock Pierce compared cryptocurrencies to the dot-com bubble of 1999 and 2000 as bitcoin dropped to its lowest level since July 2021.
Ava Labs President John Wu discusses Fidelity's 401(k) plans for crypto
The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday imposed sanctions on a virtual currency mixer it said North Korea used to help launder stolen virtual currency as part of the country's malicious cyber activities program.
Rapper and BIG3 founder Ice Cube says the league has "changed the game" with MyDoge Chairman Bill Lee's $600,000 dogecoin purchase of the Aliens.
Ledn Inc co-founder and CSO Mauricio Di Bartolomeo discusses why bitcoin is better than the U.S. dollar.
Bitcoin is struggling to stabilize after a day that saw the cryptocurrency fall more than 8% to below $37,000.
Bitcoin is trading around $39,000 after gaining 5% on Wednesday, the same day the Fed raised interest rates.
Coin Stories Podcast host Natalie Brunell called bitcoin the “best savings technology that’s ever been invented."
What is Cryptocurrency?
Cryptocurrency, or crypto, is a form of digital asset that is secured by cryptography and the blockchain. The most notable example of a cryptocurrency is bitcoin, though thousands of other similar assets exist. Cryptocurrencies are regarded by many as the money tech of the future due to their accessibility and un-censorable nature.
How do cryptocurrencies work?
Cryptocurrency networks, or blockchains, are independently verified by a matrix of computers that record all transactions and ensure a consensus throughout the chain. This means that all network information is recorded immutably and permanently; transactions cannot be prevented, blocked, or changed. Network participants can thus trust each other and transact without the need for a centralized intermediary.
How can I buy a cryptocurrency?
There are many markets for cryptocurrencies where you can exchange USD for the cryptocurrency of your choice. These include centralized exchanges and services such as Coinbase and PayPal, or decentralized alternatives like UniSwap where you can swap between crypto-assets. To use a centralized exchange, you’ll need to submit personal information such as your passport or driver's license. Note that the price of digital assets can change rapidly, so timing your purchases well is essential.
Where can I keep my crypto coins?
Cryptocurrencies can usually be held with the exchange or business you bought them from. However, as these exchanges can be hacked, it is advisable to move your assets to your own personal wallet. These wallets are more secure and can be accessed from your laptop, phone, or other mobile devices.
What can I buy with crypto?
Real work adoption of crypto is still ongoing. However, more businesses are accepting crypto and you can buy goods and services as diverse as real estate, stocks, travel, gambling, websites, and much more. This trend should continue over time as cryptocurrencies become better known, accepted and trusted.
Pros and cons of investing in a cryptocurrency
You may have read the news that crypto has broken all-time highs recently. This is the main advantage, that we are early in the asset’s history and prices have generally gone rapidly upwards. However, you should be aware that volatility is significant and you can similarly lose money quickly if your timing is poor. Security is also a major issue and you must ensure you secure your crypto and transactions well or you could become a victim of theft or fraud.