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Exploring Promising Altcoin Projects

Written By Ivan on Tech

Jan 12, 2021

As the past weeks’ bull market has continued to rage, we’ve seen prices for the two most well-known cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Ethereum, rocket upwards. However, many believe that the wider altcoin market could very well follow in Bitcoin’s wake. Essentially, the reasoning is that altcoins are lower-priced alternatives with more potential upside. So, when traders believe the price of BTC and ETH has gotten too high, they could instead look for undervalued altcoins. This is why we are taking a look at some promising altcoin projects that have traders talking.

We’ve previously answered the question “what are altcoins” and gone through the main cues you need to know about altcoins in 2021. This article, on the other hand, takes a closer look at some of the more obscure altcoin projects, but which have got cryptocurrency enthusiasts excited.

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DeFi Deep Dive - What is Yield.App and YLD?

Written By Ivan on Tech

Nov 29, 2020

Yield.App aims to offer a decentralized finance (DeFi) banking solution at scale. The recent announcement that the Yield.App YLD token offering will be available on TrustSwap on December 7th has sparked some interest among crypto investors. Let’s therefore take a look at Yield.App and the DeFi solution’s recent partnership with TrustSwap.

Yield.App (YIELD) looks to give users easy access to investing in DeFi using either cryptocurrencies or traditional currencies. With this in mind, the Yield.App is opening up a convenient avenue for onboarding new users. The Yield.App has been designed to streamline the entire DeFi process into a matter of a few simple steps. Released via the TrustSwap LaunchPad, this looks to be a serious contender for the future of DeFi.

In this article, we’ll explore the Yield.App and how you can use it to work toward financial freedom. Alongside this, we’ll discuss the roles and functions of the Yield YLD token, and how the Yield.App is...

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DeFi Deep Dive - What is TrustSwap?

Written By Ivan on Tech

Nov 17, 2020

Less than six months ago, the concept of TrustSwap didn’t exist. So, where did TrustSwap come from, and what use case does TrustSwap fulfill? According to the TrustSwap CEO, Jeff Kirdeikis, a venture capital firm wanted to invest large amounts of money into a project token sale for a discount. However, the firm also wanted to ensure the VC firm wouldn’t sell all the coins at once resulting in a ‘pump and dump’ scheme.

Instead, TrustSwap wanted to have a set amount of tokens released over a period of time to avoid this exploit. This made TrustSwap CEO Jeff Kirdeikis realize there was no such software or smart contract available to achieve this. As such, the only existing option would have been to hire an expensive lawyer to act as a middleman to distribute a set amount of tokens incrementally to the VC firm. Consequently, Kirdeikis realized there was an issue on the market waiting to be solved.

Since then, we have seen the introduction of TrustSwap services...

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