In 2017, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies first started dominating the mainstream news as each of these assets reached incredible highs. Now, a new trend to come out of the crypto space is creating the same degree of media attention. Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs for short, are turning people into millionaires overnight. But what exactly are NFTs, and why have they become so popular?Read more
Blockchain is a major disruptor in terms of how the world will conduct business and governance going forward. At this point, it seems that any country without plans to adopt it will be left behind. So which countries have embraced blockchain technology, and what are they doing to foster its growth? Continue reading to learn some of the major national players in blockchain technology, and what their recent history with blockchain has been.
Since the inception of Bitcoin in 2009 and its rise in popularity circa 2017, there has been much confusion as to what the difference between cryptocurrencies and their counterpart, the blockchain, really is. While the two technologies do go hand-in-hand, there are still fundamental differences between them. So what is the difference between cryptocurrencies and blockchains?
As a new entrant into the world of cryptocurrencies, you may have wondered if bitcoin is the only coin you should focus on, or if it is wise to focus on alternative cryptocurrencies known as ‘altcoins’. You may have even come across the terms ‘Maximalist’ or ‘Pluralist’ in reference to the crypto community’s stance on digital currencies. If you aren’t sure what these terms mean, or if you don’t know which school of thought is more valid, then continue reading for a breakdown of each crypto philosophy.