You've heard about Bitcoin and you might even have mined some of your own. But how does the cryptocurrency work and what's the technology behind it? DW takes a closer look at what blockchain is all about.
The German capital is fast becoming a major center for the development of cryptocurrency systems. The Longhash Crypto Festival held in the city brought together participants from across the world.
The best-known cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, has been around for 10 years and its history so far has been one of ups and downs. The financial world is still split down the middle over the future of the virtual currency.
Holochain's designers want to change the world. They say apps built on their new peer-to-peer platform could replace not just blockchain, but centralized apps like Facebook too. Is the hype justified?
A further drop in the value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has recently left investors nursing heavy losses. Many proponents are holding out for a new breakout, if their digital assets can go mainstream.
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