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Cryptocurrency Trading - How to Trade Crypto in 2021

Written By Ivan on Tech

Jan 05, 2021

The crypto industry started off 2021 with a bang. In fact, some of the biggest cryptocurrencies are already trading at all-time highs, less than a week into 2021. Just during the last month, Bitcoin has seen a massive price increase, with the price of Bitcoin surging by more than $13,000. As such, people are arguably more interested in the crypto market than ever before. The last few weeks' bullish crypto market shows there is a lot of potential in trading crypto, and everything points towards 2021 being an exciting year for cryptocurrencies. Read on for a full breakdown on how to trade crypto in 2021!

With the price of Bitcoin north of $32,000, a lot of investors are wondering whether they should join in on the crypto trading rage, or whether to wait out the current Bitcoin bull run. However, cryptocurrency trading is not without risk. The crypto market is characterized by volatility, meaning that there are some risks involved. Therefore, when trading crypto, you need to...

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Exploring the Crypto Derivatives Market

Written By Ivan on Tech

Jan 04, 2021

Crypto derivatives are beginning to make some serious noise. A whole new asset class is emerging in the blockchain space, and the crypto derivatives market is taking the industry by storm. An entirely new generation of investors is gaining access to investment opportunities that were difficult to participate in before crypto.

Investors and institutions alike are beginning to realize that the crypto derivatives market is both huge and largely untapped. Additionally, crypto derivatives innovations help the blockchain industry integrate with the traditional financial sector like never before.

In this article, we’re going to explore the crypto derivatives market, how it functions, and industry-specific features that are appealing to investors. We’ll also take a look at some of the most popular crypto derivatives platforms in use currently and discuss the impact this could have on the traditional derivatives market.

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What is Polkastarter and the POLS Token?

Written By Ivan on Tech

Jan 03, 2021

Interoperability is becoming an essential feature for new DeFi projects. The idea of being bound to a single blockchain is becoming increasingly rejected as projects look towards a future where DeFi is limitless. Polkastarter is one of the latest projects to be built on Polkadot that is taking the crypto world by storm. The native POLS token has seen incredible price action over recent days, and investors are starting to get excited. But what is Polkastarter?

In this article, we’re going to explore the Polkastarter platform and its various components. Also, we’re going to look at some of the projects that have been launched through Polkastarter and the evolution of this exciting new project!

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are quickly becoming recognized by the mainstream media and the general public as one of the most important innovations of a generation. 

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DeFi Deep Dive - What is Exeedme and the XED Token?

Written By Ivan on Tech

Jan 02, 2021

You may have heard of the “Exeedme” blockchain-powered gaming tournament platform and the XED token. In short, Exeedme is a blockchain gaming platform that seeks to revolutionize the industry by giving gamers, developers, and organizers a place to monetize their skills. They plan to do this through the power of decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). 

Furthermore, with over 2.7 billion gamers worldwide, that means that one out of four people in the world play video games. It also means that the gaming industry is twice the size of the movie and music industry is combined.

That makes for a vast marketplace, but the creators of Exeedme believe many things are still lacking in the space. They want to give gamers a place to exercise a real sense of ownership and earn money when they play. The team has laid out a list of inadequacies with outdated game monetization models. Let’s take a look at some of the problems and how Exeedme hopes to...

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Exploring the NEM Ecosystem and the Symbol Blockchain

Written By Ivan on Tech

Jan 01, 2021

Those keeping their eyes on the cryptocurrency charts may be heard of the NEM ecosystem. However, what is NEM? NEM, short for the New Economic Movement, is a community of projects that operate within the NEM blockchain ecosystem. NEM is creating a unified collective of progressive blockchain projects, aimed at solving many of the issues faced by the traditional financial sector. Furthermore, the team has been working solidly for several years. Finally, we’re about to see the fruits of their labor. The latest offering from NEM is the heavily anticipated Symbol blockchain.

The Symbol blockchain is a secured and trusted value exchange network. Its primary function is to facilitate frictionless data-sharing for individuals, businesses, and enterprises. Symbol aims to reduce costs and improve efficiency in current processes. This is achieved not only by developing a platform that promotes innovation and creation, but also by building a community for developers, businesses, and...

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Cosmos Network - Exploring The Cosmos Blockchain Ecosystem & ATOM

Written By Ivan on Tech

Dec 30, 2020

Interoperability is one of the key narratives in the blockchain industry at the moment. With new cryptocurrency and decentralized finance projects emerging across many different platforms, it’s important that these blockchains are able to speak to each other. Luckily, the Cosmos Network and the ATOM token are making this possible. The Cosmos blockchain ecosystem allows developers to build and deploy custom interoperable blockchains with ease. 

In this article, we’re going to explore the various elements of the Cosmos Network. We’ll also look at how Cosmos makes it simple to create bespoke blockchain solutions. Plus, we’ll look at some of the successful projects to come from the broader Cosmos blockchain ecosystem.  Also, we’re going to look at the role of the ATOM token and the exciting future for the Cosmos Network. 

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DeFi Deep Dive - Explaining DeFi Attack Vectors and Prevention

Written By Ivan on Tech

Dec 29, 2020

Ever since the inception of the decentralized finance (DeFi) field, the world has seen massive improvements brought about to rival legacy financial systems. As you will likely already know, DeFi potentially holds the keys to banking the unbanked and truly democratizing finance. Nevertheless, there are still some speed bumps ahead that could slow the mainstream adoption of decentralized finance solutions. While DeFi is making significant advancements, the same old attack vectors keep haunting us. Today we’ll look at the most prominent ones.

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What is Theta Network and TFUEL?

Written By Ivan on Tech

Dec 28, 2020

Theta Network is a next-generation video delivery platform powered by blockchain technology. The Theta mainnet is currently in phase 2.0, with phase 3 expected in the spring of 2021, which will bring further utility to the Theta token ecosystem. The project has also developed the Theta token wallet, which is easily integrated with many different devices and hardware wallets. But what is Theta Network and why do we need it?

The demand for high-definition video is increasing rapidly as technology advances. However, much of the video content consumed online is of relatively low quality. While users seek 4k, 8k, and even higher resolution, content delivery networks (CDNs) can’t keep up. The result is a bottleneck in bandwidth infrastructure. This causes slow loading times and unnecessary re-buffering for many users. Furthermore, centralized platforms like Netflix and YouTube take a large chunk of artist and creator revenue.

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Exploring the Blockchain Charity Sector and Charity Projects

Written By Ivan on Tech

Dec 27, 2020

Anyone who has ever heard about the concept “Industry 4.0” will likely know that blockchain technology is revolutionizing sectors left and right. With that said, however, blockchain in the charity sector is still a relatively new concept. Nevertheless, blockchain charity projects can transform traditional nonprofit accountability and transparency. Accountability in nonprofit organizations is paramount to a charity’s success. Without trust, a charity cannot expect to have donors.

Clearly, transparency in nonprofits and charitable causes needs to increase for trust to be restored. Several reports of misappropriated donations and funds have marred the charity sector. People are now often less-inclined to donate to charities since they have to trust humans to ensure that donations reach their intended destination, without any funny business along the way. 

Thankfully we now have blockchain technology. We no longer need to trust humans. Instead, we can trust maths...

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DeFi Deep Dive - What is DeFi with Bitcoin?

Written By Ivan on Tech

Dec 26, 2020

Anyone familiar with the cryptocurrency industry will know that the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) field is growing at a tremendous rate. In fact, during 2020, DeFi was one of the single hottest trends in the crypto world. DeFi is revolutionizing the financial industry, and it is all possible due to blockchain technology. The dominant platform when it comes to DeFi has always been Ethereum - however, there is no guarantee that Ethereum-based DeFi solutions and dApps will keep dominating this field. 

One of the major drawbacks of Bitcoin is often cited as being the lack of native support for smart contracts, and more functionality than merely just smooth transfer of wealth. With that said, though, there are some workarounds to allow for Bitcoin-based DeFi solutions and dApps.  In this article, we are going to explore how Bitcoin DeFi can develop and how it is possible to build smart contracts utilizing the Bitcoin blockchain.

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