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What Is A Stablecoin?
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What Is A Stablecoin?

A stablecoin is a cryptocurrency that is often pegged to another stable asset, like gold or the US dollar. It’s a currency that is global, but is not closely tied to a central bank and has low volatility. Examine this definition carefully. You can break the definition down to four characteristics…
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State Backed Crypto And What It Means
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State Backed Crypto And What It Means

In recent weeks, Iran and Venezuela have been making news concerning their efforts to establish a sovereign national cryptocurrency. At first glance, their undertaking might look like an appetizing venture. However, it is sure to quickly follow in the footsteps of their fiat predecessors. Without improving their economies, it does…
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Bitcoin Adoption By Soccer Teams?
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Bitcoin Adoption By Soccer Teams?

Bitcoin adoption by soccer teams, really? Earlier this week seven Premier League Football Clubs announced they agreed to set up cryptocurrency wallets on online trading platform eToro. After reading this article by The Telegraph, I was pretty excited! I would assume most other cryptocurrency enthusiast would be as well. This…
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Cryptocurrency ETFs: Where Are We?
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Cryptocurrency ETFs: Where Are We?

A lot of people have been talking about ETFs and how they are going to save the cryptocurrency markets from the 2018 downturn. However, to find out where we are and where we are going with a cryptocurrency ETF, we must first understand what an ETF is. What is a…
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Bitcoin Mining During Bear Markets
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Bitcoin Mining During Bear Markets

Bitcoin Mining During Bear Markets Bitcoin mining during bear markets has been a heavily debated topic online. Recently Mike and I had a unique opportunity come our way. A couple of friends that live in Argentina ordered some Bitcoin Antminers a few months ago. Unfortunately, they were unable to get…
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When Moon?
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When Moon?

When Moon? - What Will Drive Cryptocurrency Prices? I was at an event in NYC for the launch of a new cryptocurrency trading platform last week. The question that consistently came up was "How do we acquire the next 100 million investors in the space?". I think this ultimately can…
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Is Bitcoin A Bubble?
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Is Bitcoin A Bubble?

The Greater Fool Theory & Cryptocurrencies I recently came across a video of the infamous Jordan Belfort (aka "the Wolf of Wallstreet"). I knew he is a cryptocurrency FUDster but decided to see what he had to say in relations to the Greater Fool Theory. Essentially Belfort claims cryptocurrency "is…
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Can Proof of Work Survive?
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Can Proof of Work Survive?

Can Proof of Work Survive? It might be a good idea to review the consensus mechanisms being used in the cryptocurrency ecosystem by clicking here if you are unsure what the difference between Proof of Work (PoW) and Proof of Stake (PoS) is. Knowing what PoW is and how it…
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PoW versus PoS
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PoW versus PoS

A consensus algorithm is the way a blockchain network reaches an agreement that the block being produced is correct. Although there are a variety of consensus algorithms (and more are being produced all the time) the two main types are Proof of Work (PoW) and Proof of Stake (PoS). In…
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What Are Cryptocurrency Airdrops?
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What Are Cryptocurrency Airdrops?

Cryptocurrency Airdrops 101 Over the years, cryptocurrencies have vastly evolved. 2017 was a big year for the cryptocurrency community largely due to the spike in prices of Bitcoin and many other Altcoins. As a result, the key buzz words surrounding cryptocurrencies were "lambos" and "mooning". However, 2018 has featured a…
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