The cryptocurrency ecosystem has grown dramatically in a short number of years, with the number of crypto markets increasing from 59 in 2013 to over 2,000 today. Looking at historic snapshots of the cryptocurrency markets from Christmases past also shows a significant turnover in the leading altcoins by market cap. (ADA, BCH, BTC, ETC, ETH, LTC, MIOTA, NXT, REP, XEM, XLM, XMR, XRP)
With the number of altcoins listed on Coinmarketcap reaching 1640 as of this writing, the question begs - how will all of these altcoin markets perform in the long term? When looking back four years at a historic snapshot of the leading markets from June 1st, 2014, one can see that only two of the top ten altcoins have retained their position in the top ten cryptocurrencies by market capitalization today. Additionally, only two markets have gained value over both fiat and BTC pairings, whilst four markets have lost value against both USD and BTC. (BTC, LTC, NXT, XRP)
Shares of NXT-ID Inc., an Internet of Things (IoT) company that dabbles in biometric authentication, jumped as much as 109 percent to $3.80 after announcing its latest foray into the world of cryptocurrencies.
BitBoost, based in ug, Switzerland, is a blockchain company with a clear purpose in mind: to redefine e-commerce. To that end, they are focused on delivering the next generation of blockchain-based e-commerce solutions. After more than two years of work, the BitBoost team is proud to announce the release of their first app, The Block. Furthermore, the company is also preparing the token generating event of BBT, the BitBoost token, to be used in the app. (ETH, NXT)
July 2016, Waves exploded the internet by raising 29,445 BTC in an ICO. However, Waves isnt the only decentralized crowdfunding platform: there are lots of them, including Fundonomy, NXT, and Wings. (BTC, ETH)
Next plc (NXT.L) reported pretax profit of 342.1 million pounds for the Half Year ending July 2016 compared to 347.1 million pounds, last year. Profit for the period attributable to equity holders of the parent company decreased to 273. (NXT)
LONDON--U.K. clothing retailer Next PLC (NXT.LN) Wednesday reported an improvement in sales in the second quarter, but said the fall in sterling after the country's vote to leave the European Union will likely result in higher costs from next year. Full price sales in the second quarter to July 30 rose 0.3% from the same period last year, an improvement on the 0.9% fall in the first quarter, the... (NXT)
Three weeks ago, NXT announced Ardor, a child chain platform built for anyone. This Blockchain-as-a-service platform will allow users to create their own sidechains, while still being able to communicate with the main NXT blockchain. This will allow regular users to benefit from lower storage requirements while still being able to interact with other sidechains Continue reading Major NXT Exchanges Agree to Distribute Ardor Tokens (NXT)