The definition of a cryptocurrency is a digital currency built with cryptographic protocols that make transactions secure and difficult to fake. The most important feature of a cryptocurrency is that it is not controlled by any central authority: the decentralized nature of blockchain makes cryptocurrency theoretically immune to the old ways of government control and interference. Cryptocurrencies make it easier to conduct any transactions, for transfers are simplified through use of public and private keys for security and privacy purposes. These transfers can be done with minimal processing fees, allowing users to avoid the steep fees charged by traditional financial institutions.

However, the latest news on cryptocurrencies indicates that because cryptocurrencies are devoid of a central repository, a digital cryptocurrency balance can be wiped out by a computer crash, a hack, and other unexpected events.

From Cointelegraph auf Deutsch: This weeks selected cryptocurrency and blockchain news.

Philippine authorities have reportedly raided an alleged cryptocurrency scam and arrested 277 people following a tip from the Chinese government.

Cointelegraph Brasil presents a weekly digest of selected cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related news.

Libras launch is predicted for the second half of 2020, France wants to create a EuroCoin to rival Facebook, and Dominos is giving away Bitcoin worth $110,0…

Ethereum price is attempting a trend reversal but the primary catalyst might be Bitcoins price action in the wake of the Sept. 23 Bakkt Futures launch.

Aventus Network reveals Ethereum-based ticketing protocol to stop fraud and provide more transparency to the event ticketing industry.

Cointelegraph en Español presents a weekly digest of selected cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related news from the Spanish-speaking world.

Square Crypto, the crypto-focused branch of mobile payment company Square, provides a $100,000 grant to BTCPay Server to support open-source BTC projects.

Chinese regulators are looking to heighten scrutiny on the cryptocurrency mining industry in Inner Mongolia.

The top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting mixed movements on the day as Bitcoins price hovers over the $10,300 mark again.

Major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announces that its professional trading platform Coinbase Pro will launch support for DASH token next week.

United States Treasury undersecretary Sigal Mandelker says that cryptocurrencies could become the next frontier in the war on terror.

New York-based cryptocurrency lending company, BlockFi, announced that its clients will no longer need to meet a minimum deposit amount to earn interest on cryp…

Coinme, a global leader in cryptocurrency ATMs, has announced $1.5 million in funding from Ripples Xpring and the Blockchain Finance Fund.

According to data from Coin ATM Radar, Venezuela has finally gotten its first Bitcoin ATM in a small town near the Colombian border.

Central Banks to Meet With Libra Founders in Switzerland on Monday

Ethereum Price Flashing Bullish Can ETH Trigger an Altcoin Revival?

US Treasury: Non-Compliant Fintechs Wont Survive the War on Terror

Chinese Authorities Plan Crackdown on Crypto Mining in Inner Mongolia

Top-5 Crypto Performers: ATOM, EOS, ETH, DASH, TRX

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