Waves the Decentralized Crowdfunding Platform Launches Following $16m ICO

Waves the Decentralized Crowdfunding Platform Launches Following $16m ICO   Blockchain crowdfunding and finance platform Waves launched Wednesday following a $16 million ICO, the sixth-largest crowdfunded project in history.   Fiat ‘Gateway’ The platform (wavesplatform.com), which also enables fiat institutions to issue their own tokens in lieu of fiat currency, announced the launch on its…

First Effects of DAO Trading Launch

First Effects of DAO Trading Launch   How The DAO – or the the first Decentralized Autonomous Organization – performs on the Ethereum blockchain after its launch today will go a long way to affect other aspects of the digital currency world. The DAO allows anyone to create their own autonomous organizations on the Ethereum blockchain.…

Lisk the First Modular Cryptocurrency Launches in Market

Lisk the First Modular Cryptocurrency Launches in Market   Lisk has finally launched, deploying what it calls the “first truly scalable cryptocurrency,” following a $6.5 million USD crowdsale. This platform aims to enable developers from diverse backgrounds to build blockchain applications by supporting JavaScript compatibility. Branded as the “first modular cryptocurrency utilizing sidechains,” Lisk launched…

The Origin and Future of Dash

The Origin and Future of Dash   The introduction of Bitcoin to the world sparked a revolution of finance and economics. Bitcoin set money’s value free from government constraint; now the value could be determined solely by the market. Instead of depending on centralized third parties for every financial transaction, people could exchange value around…

The Five Ridiculous Cryptocurrencies Ever Made

The Five Ridiculous Cryptocurrencies Ever Made   Altcoins are cryptocurrencies inspired by Bitcoin. Because they oft offer little in terms of innovation, most altcoins are of little interest to serious investors. One notable difference between Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is the way in which coins are mined. While Proof of Work SHA2 runs bitcoin, different…

National Cryptocurrencies Provide Alternative to Central Banking

National Cryptocurrencies Provide Alternative to Central Banking   Auroracoin, an Icelandic cryptocurrency, has nearly doubled in price over the fresh round of scandals revealed in the Panama Papers. CoinTelegraph spoke with developers behind three regionally-centric cryptocurrencies (Auroracoin, Sterlingcoin, and Scotcoin) about their vision for modern currency designed for their respective peoples. Dissatisfaction with financial system Cryptocurrencies created…

Auroracoin Makes a Comeback in Iceland, the Country Mired in Financial Scandals

Auroracoin Makes a Comeback in Iceland, the Country Mired in Financial Scandals   Auroracoin’s development team plans a second coming. Auroracoin comeback in Iceland gains momentum as new scandals emerge with government corruption surrounding 2008’s bank collapse. Iceland’s financial turmoil is back with a new scandal related to 2008’s bank failures. Wintris Inc., a British Virgin…

Counterstrike Global Offensive Now Rewards Players with DigiByte Cryptocurrency

Counterstrike Global Offensive Now Rewards Players with DigiByte Cryptocurrency   Certain virtual currencies are trying to take gaming to the next level, and now DigiByte Gaming has added Counterstrike Global Offense (CS: GO) to their online gaming platform. Now Counterstrike rewards players with DigiByte cryptocurrency.   DigiByte Gaming Adds CS: GO There has always been a certain overlap…