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Exploring Altcoins - Why Should You Care About Altcoins 2021?

Written By Ivan on Tech

Jan 09, 2021

Most would agree 2020 was a highly eventful year. Although it was a turbulent year, one gleaming light of 2020, among other dark events, was the astounding performance of the crypto market seen in late 2020. Since the beginning of April last year, the overall cryptocurrency market cap has been growing at an astounding rate. The clearest example of this is the 2020 Bitcoin bull run, as the price of Bitcoin has increased by about 650% in just under a year. This growth has continued during 2021 and is growing by the minute. However, this is not the only coin that has increased astronomically in value; some altcoins in 2021 have seen the same growth level. In fact, some believe altcoins 2021 could be a, if not the, major growth driver in the cryptocurrency market.

Along with Bitcoin, altcoins such as Ethereum are reaching numbers close to the previous Etherum all-time high that we saw nearly three years ago. Furthermore, not only is Etherum growing, but the wider altcoin market as well....

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What Is Tornado Cash and TORN?

Written By Ivan on Tech

Jan 08, 2021

Tornado Cash is a decentralized protocol designed for those looking to transact privately on the Ethereum blockchain. This protocol helps solve the privacy problem on Ethereum because whenever you buy or sell on that blockchain, your transactions are public. It's not like the blockchain will publicly post your name, but your address will be. For that reason, Ethereum is considered pseudonymous. However, if an observer can connect you to a wallet address, they can track you with research tools like Etherscan.

That means they could track things like the source of your funds, your balances, and your payments. In short, they could analyze your on-chain activity, including your entire transaction history. That's because transparency is the default position of Ethereum. 

So, this is why Tornado Cash has introduced private transactions. They exist to serve those who want anonymity and complete privacy. Therefore, if you're one of those people who doesn't like others snooping on your...

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DeFi Token Industry Review - Understanding DeFi Tokens in 2021

Written By Ivan on Tech

Jan 07, 2021

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) has taken the crypto world by storm over the past year, as 2020’s “Summer of DeFi” propelled many projects and tokens into the spotlight. Now, with record amounts of value locked in Ethereum-based DeFi platforms and a multitude of top-performing DeFi tokens showing incredible price action, it seems only fitting that we bring you this DeFi token review. It’s time to reflect on the progress made in the DeFi space and see just how far this industry has come in such a short time. Furthermore, we want to look to the future and see how DeFi is set to disrupt the legacy financial system. 

In this article, we’re going to provide a comprehensive overview of the top-performing DeFi tokens and projects. We’re going to look at how decentralized finance works and the promise it holds for the future. Also, this DeFi token review will include an analysis of the projects behind the DeFi tokens and the use cases that give them...

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What is TRON & the TRX Token?

Written By Ivan on Tech

Jan 06, 2021

TRON boasts of being the world's fastest-growing blockchain with over 18 million accounts and 1.4 billion transactions passing through its ecosystem. Now, with a growing number of decentralized applications (dApps) being built on TRON, it is quickly becoming a cost-effective competitor to Ethereum. Furthermore, The TRON ecosystem has seen huge growth over recent months, with a host of cryptocurrency platforms and DeFi protocols built on the TRON blockchain. But, what is TRON and the TRX token?   

In this article, we’re going to dive deep into the TRON ecosystem and explore the many different applications and services built on TRON. Also, we’ll explore the TRX token and the role it plays within the TRON ecosystem.

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is at the forefront of innovation in technology and finance. If you want to learn how to build your own decentralized applications on the blockchain, Ivan on Tech Academy is the best place to start! Ivan on Tech...

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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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