Cryptocurrencies are a digital system of money created through the use of encryption software — and they all rely on the blockchain, essentially a public ledger that stores every transaction. Digitally created and secured money is currently in a period of very cool experimentation, including astounding revenue growth and a variety of different visions of what currency of the future might look like. Here’s everything you need to know about how it works, why it’s popular, and where cryptocurrency is heading.

How to mine Bitcoin

Buying mined Bitcoin is a better investment, but you can still mine it yourself. Here's how to do both.
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What is an ASIC miner?

Mining cryptocurrency is an intensive process. To be profitable, you need hardware designed specifically mining, like ASIC miners. Here's what makes them tick.
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What is Ripple?

There are many hundreds of cryptocurrencies out there, no two are exactly alike. That's doubly so for Ripple.

For better or worse, blockchain birth certificates are officially here

The first baby to have their birth certificate officially recorded on the blockchain has been registered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Here's what it could mean for record-keeping as we know it.
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