Cryptocurrency Prices for Today - Live Crypto Updates

Name Price % 1 Hour
BTCBTC
Bitcoin
$35964.973268986 1.0572037
ETHETH
Ethereum
$2221.8085228048 0.71305577
XRPXRP
Ripple
$0.78641373192587 0.6297893
BCHBCH
Bitcoin Cash
$565.52711009931 0.13564306
EOSEOS
EOS
$4.5666706136386 0.69468764
ADAADA
Cardano
$1.4154489479242 0.64050874
LTCLTC
Litecoin
$156.39037756162 0.54870887
XLMXLM
Stellar
$0.29534221398684 0.31367457
NEONEO
NEO
$45.332253064265 0.55563175
TRXTRX
TRON
$0.06923908408723 0.52206951
MIOTAMIOTA
IOTA
$0.99221055951651 0.12781539
XMRXMR
Monero
$279.48562759799 0.80328609
DASHDASH
Dash
$154.08690278972 0.15405541
XEMXEM
NEM
$0.14976900608169 0.82684504
VENVEN
VeChain
$0.50999164578489 3.24196444
USDTUSDT
Tether
$1.0016448782597 0.01826585
ETCETC
Ethereum Classic
$51.959375795695 0.75530281
QTUMQTUM
Qtum
$7.9273637678455 0.4774918
OMGOMG
OmiseGO
$4.5919675346544 0.45846776
ICXICX
ICON
$0.99512126420228 1.68213381
BNBBNB
Binance Coin
$340.34773286252 0.80487359
BTGBTG
Bitcoin Gold
$53.196942279119 0.76447423
LSKLSK
Lisk
$2.6010596915538 0.64976204
AEAE
Aeternity
$0.14260516502962 0.24504297
ZECZEC
Zcash
$129.28381700459 0.80579486
STEEMSTEEM
Steem
$0.35072678067576 0.61404565
XVGXVG
Verge
$0.0254304774347 1.56212364
NANONANO
Nano
$5.9475640567858 1.19153627
BTMBTM
Bytom
$0.08248598499387 0.92809377
BCNBCN
Bytecoin
$0.00126690486383 5.93905181
SCSC
Siacoin
$0.01366672066653 0.92896807
PPTPPT
Populous
$1.6240222501323 0.87111857
BCDBCD
Bitcoin Diamond
$2.5772672005416 0.42276261
WANWAN
Wanchain
$0.67345920915037 1.26721072
ONTONT
Ontology
$0.84852658236182 0.81810934
ZILZIL
Zilliqa
$0.09554274383282 0.77678413
BTSBTS
BitShares
$20.413461347368 -0.27762822
WAVESWAVES
Waves
$16.377478149523 0.35791408
STRATSTRAT
Stratis
$0.48977212939247 -0.12536756
BTCPBTCP
Bitcoin Private
$1.5400064520809 -2.31193343
MKRMKR
Maker
$2647.4129721833 0.9970855
ZRXZRX
0x
$0.81279879322133 0.47611422
DOGEDOGE
Dogecoin
$0.29098843418665 0.05890724
XINXIN
Mixin
$0.00257304326675 0.36576753
RHOCRHOC
RChain
$0.0107551722533
SNTSNT
Status
$0.06257599912552 0.70307853
DCRDCR
Decred
$123.02440252868 1.21262927
LRCLRC
Loopring
$0.27228841459655 -0.28399857
DGDDGD
DigixDAO
$428.38313575258 0.86134339
HSRHSR
Hshare
$2.78 -0.19%
AIONAION
Aion
$0.16175706819771 1.77844666
WTCWTC
Waltonchain
$0.73345462620267 0.63571994
GNTGNT
Golem
$1.514848205E-5 0.05471372
IOSTIOST
IOStoken
$0.02468852431096 0.84562893
REPREP
Augur
$16.836338730079 0.04111768
BATBAT
Basic Attention ..
$2.1691E-10 1.1046891
DGBDGB
DigiByte
$0.04985215488445 1.13859512
KMDKMD
Komodo
$0.85492928529345 0.17993739
ELFELF
aelf
$0.1914778306374 0.62747011
ARDRARDR
Ardor
$0.15639494998519 0.65096199
ARKARK
Ark
$1.0198797549568 0.75313623
KNCKNC
Kyber Network
$1.7984677254741 1.35567094
MITHMITH
Mithril
$0.04972966077875 0.50740312
NASNAS
Nebulas
$0.39001517736032 1.309707
KCSKCS
KuCoin Shares
$8.1111584277197 0.94014977
PIVXPIVX
PIVX
$0.72210603493166 1.68415025
CTXCCTXC
Cortex
$0.19121368428098 -0.0339085
CENNZCENNZ
Centrality
$0.08215319367674 -0.54215281
MONAMONA
MonaCoin
$642.1923967874 0.15842613
SYSSYS
Syscoin
$0.14251830084421 0.49026054
GASGAS
Gas
$6.8427818768767 0.52643236
SUBSUB
Substratum
$0.00278070624481 -0.19759237
DRGNDRGN
Dragonchain
$0.14257120378824 0.08117423
QASHQASH
QASH
$0.06629283904485 0.30776204
CNXCNX
Cryptonex
$0.14392583664307 1.04324082
STORMSTORM
Storm
$0.00327683851662 -0.233933
DCNDCN
Dentacoin
$3.225491006E-5 0.65745254
ETHOSETHOS
Ethos
$0.0266646553139 -0.533916
RDDRDD
ReddCoin
$0.00247704281865 1.0457767
NPXSNPXS
Pundi X
$0.0018081072192 1.03002259
FCTFCT
Factom
$0.06685783880504 0.8905197
ELAELA
Elastos
$3.4335687124427 0.09867146
GXSGXS
GXChain
$1.46 0.30%
BNTBNT
Bancor
$3.5297457197665 0.54843327
GTOGTO
Gifto
$0.04833079298277 -0.16001283
SALTSALT
SALT
$0.06752687940397 0.47081311
FUNFUN
FunFair
$0.0193310595117 0.41671816
VERIVERI
Veritaseum
$25.486014633457 0.88061675
XZCXZC
ZCoin
$4.0401278505795 -0.33742776
POWRPOWR
Power Ledger
$0.17452221819017 1.37830761
WAXWAX
WAX
$0.0384386321596 1.41973
NXTNXT
Nxt
$0.01887128215649 0.6635497
ENGENG
Enigma
$0.12629711215082 -2.95270824
KINKIN
Kin
$4.99260817E-5 0.55263269
MCOMCO
Monaco
$12.898195197388 0.17390318
FSNFSN
Fusion
$0.49638280150738 1.57632681
LOOMLOOM
Loom Network
$0.05596780443616 1.1560618
NCASHNCASH
Nucleus Vision
$0.00196270852623 0.06970814
RR
Revain
$0.0106576206445 0.214142
NEBLNEBL
Neblio
$1.4924752252733 0.74765433

Cryptocurrency is sort of a digital asset or a virtual currency that serves as a mean of exchange of assets and establishes sound financial transactions. They are alternatives of a currency and considered to be a digital currency worldwide. Cryptocurrency transactions are secured through strong cryptography. One of the most striking features of a cryptocurrency is that there is no central authority controlling its issuance and regulation. It is completely decentralized and mainly works through the technology of a distributed ledger i.e. digital data is shared and reproduced in different geographical areas with mutual consensus and then it is rolled out in multiple countries, institutions or on another cryptocurrency site. In Cryptocurrency terms, a blockchain verifies the authenticity of crypotcurrency coins and the process of mining validates the transactions. Cryptocurrency always meets the following criterion;

  • A shared authority maintained through mutual consensus.
  • A single system maintaining data of all the units and its owners.
  • Cryptography that proves ownership of the cryptocurrency units.
  • Exchange of individual cryptographic units that allow cryptocurrency transactions.

Purpose of Cryptocurrency

Mainly cryptocurrency allows digital currency transactions between peers without the intervention of a third party influence or fraud or any other constraints. An individual’s cryptocurrency units are fully secure online and can be used for exchange of pricey assets in countries that have given legal status to cryptocurrency. The virtual assets that one buys or exchanges online keep on increasing in value overtime. Sometimes cryptocurrency is also compared to gold in value like when you buy gold and save it, its’ worth keeps on escalating with passing years. Same goes for the cryptocurrency, you buy the coins/ units, save them and overtime their worth multiplies in numbers.

How it Works?

One might think that cryptocurrency is highly technological and complicated. A common man neither can understand it nor has anything to do with it but let us decode for you how cryptocurrency exchange works.

Whenever a transaction is requested, the request is forwarded to a system of computers known as nodes. Algorithms are applied by nodes to verify the transaction and the user account and status. When the transaction is verified, it is piled up with other transactions and a larger block of data is shared with mutual consensus. The blockchain of information is everlasting and unchangeable. After the verification and the creation of blockchain, the transaction is complete.

History of Cryptocurency

Back in 1983, a man named David Chaum who was an American cryptographer, for the first time received electronic money that was named ‘ecash’. Then after development of an electronic platform for payment involving cryptography namely ‘Digicash’ was developed, David Chaum implied money exchange via it. Digicash made digital currency exchange undiscoverable by the government, banks or the third party.

In 1998, an electronic cash system was introduced by Wei Dai named ‘B Money’. Sometime later another electronic currency called Bit Gold was introduced by Nick Szabo. In 2009, the first decentralized cryptocurrency, Bitcoin came into existence. Followed by Bitcoin, another cryptocurrency Namecoin was created in April 2011. Namecoin was developed with the motive to make internet tracking nearly impossible. In October 2011, Litecoin was started for cryptocurrency exchange followed by Peercoin.

Legality of Cryptocurrency

At the moment, Cryptocurrency exchange is legal in United States, Canada, Russia and Thailand whereas it is completely banned in United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Pakistan, Algeria, Iraq, Morrocco, Nepal and Bolivia. An implied ban on cryptocurrency is imposed in Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Lisotho, Lithuania, Macau, Iran, Kuwait, Colombia, Indonesia, China, Dominican Republic, Bahrain and Bangladesh.

Types of Cryptocurrencies

  • Bitcoin, the first ever cryptocurrency and most famous one as well. It is leading the cryptocurrency industry where its value is tied to the gold standards. The worth of Bitcoin has crossed 700 Dollars and has around 200,000 transactions on daily basis.
  • Ethereum, created by Vitalik Buterin ranks second in cryptocurrencies. Ethereum also hosts many tokens like Augur and DigixDAO.
  • Ripple, a comparatively less popular cryptocurrency that is more preferred and adopted by banks.
  • Litecoin, successor to bitcoin, is compared to silver in the cryptocurrency market.
  • Monero, a more improved and privacy protected version of Bitcoin.

Another famous cryptocurrencies are Ethereum Classic, Dash, Augur, NEM and Waves.

Benefits of Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency helps you in the following ways;

  • Since cryptocurrencies are entirely digital, there is no chance of fraud or tempering with data.
  • The cryptocurrency database is large and completely free of third party intervention.
  • There is no transaction fee for cryptocurrency until and unless third party is involved.
  • The chances of identity theft in a cryptocurrency exchange are minimal.
  • It is accessible by almost 2.2 billion people in the world.
  • It has recognition on an international level.

Cryptocurrency has taken the western world by storm. It is an advanced and extremely secure digital currency. People who love to make investments should consider purchasing this new sort of asset as well.