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What Is NEM? Introduction To XEM

One of the quieter cryptocurrencies near the top of the market capitalization list is NEM, which stands for New Economy Movement.* Its token, XEM, is consistently a popular asset for 'platform lovers'.NEM itself is a blockchain…

What Is Tether? Introduction To USDT

As cryptocurrencies go, Tether has the least of the things that make them interesting and perhaps the most of the things that make them attractive to traditional finance. Tether’s primary aim is simple: provide a way to move dollars on the…

What Is Monero? Introduction To XMR

Monero (XMR) is a cryptocurrency which focuses on being untraceable and private. Its design differs from Bitcoin’s in a few key ways, but it should be understood as a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin - it can be used to buy and sell…

What Is Cardano? Introduction To Ada

Cardano is the platform on which Ada functions. For the purpose of understanding the question "What is Cardano", it helps to realize that the project is basically interchangeable with the Ada token.Ada is a cryptocurrency with a…

What Is Stellar? Introduction To XLM

What Is Stellar? Essentially, Stellar (XLM) is an extremely fast settlement mechanism -- a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency originally based on Ripple, founded and developed in early 2014 by Jed McCaleb, who helped start Ripple (XRP) but later…

What Is NEO? Introduction To NEO / GAS

What is NEO? It has been dubbed the “Chinese Ethereum,” and this description goes a long way to illustrate what it does: provides a native Chinese platform for tokens and decentralized applications, similar to Ethereum but with important…

What Is Ripple? Introduction To XRP

What is Ripple, this token that seems to soar and swoop through the markets on an almost daily basis? And why are so many banks and financial companies seemingly interested in partnering with Ripple Labs, the company behind XRP?Designed…

What Is Litecoin? Introduction To LTC

What is Litecoin, and why can you find it on almost every exchange? Litecoin is a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. It can do virtually anything Bitcoin can and has 400% faster transactions. In fact, when Litecoin was launched, creator Charlie…

What Is Ethereum? Introduction To ETH

*This article was edited on August 21, 2018 by Brian Penny to add more and clarify information.What is Ethereum?The blockchain designed by Vitalik Buterin dominates the world in terms of applications and Ethereum is considered the…

What Is A Token In Cryptocurrency?

When we speak of tokens in cryptocurrency, we’re talking about assets. But what is a token exactly? It's usually some form of money, but often it can represent something else entirely -- membership in a program, for instance, or proof of…

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