Ripple soars, becomes second-biggest cryptocurrency by market cap

Ripple surged nearly 56 percent Friday to an all-time high, surpassing ethereum as the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Officially called XRP, ripple climbed 55.9 percent to a record high of $2.23 Friday afternoon, according to CoinMarketCap. The digital currency had a

Blockchain in Healthcare: 2017’s Successes

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Ripple briefly overtakes Ethereum as the No. 2 crypto

Ripple’s XRP briefly passed Ethereum on Friday as the No. 2 cryptocurrency by market cap. XRP’s market cap reached $US73.65 billion before the digital coin pared its gains. XRP has gained more than 5,000% in 2017. A red-hot close to 2017 briefly

Venezuela oil-backed cryptocurrency to launch in days

Venezuela’s cryptocurrency will launch within days and be backed by 5.3 billion barrels of oil worth $267 billion, in a bid to offset a deep financial crisis, the socialist government said on Thursday. President Nicolas Maduro surprised many earlier this month when

Everything You Need To Know

2017 is almost coming to an end. We saw a lot of things change in the tech ecosystem. A bunch of products were announced, setting benchmarks in their segments for years to come, platforms getting smarter and smarter, making discovery and content