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This cryptocurrency is blowing up. But it’s not currency

Image: Getty ImagesMove over ethereum and litecoin — ripple is suddenly the hot new cryptocurrency.  But ripple is different. It can't be mined. It can't be used to go shopping. And it's operated by a private company. Ripple is still far smaller than bitcoin, the reigning king of cryptocurrencies,

Bitcoin crosses the $15,000 milestone

Image: Alexander Mak/shutterstockIf you bought 1 bitcoin yesterday, it would've cost you $12,000 and someone in your family probably would've called you a mad man. Just one day later, however, you'd be able to sell that bitcoin for $15,000.  The market cap of the world's most popular cryptocurrency is