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Bitcoin was designed with a few safeguards created specifically to keep inflation under control. The cap on the total supply and the series of halvings were both created to help ensure that the [...]
Initial coin offerings are innovative sales that allow investors to purchase newly created digital tokens, and they have proliferated as digital currencies have risen in popularity. Learn more [...]
Beginning in December 2017, Bitcoin futures contracts became available on the Chicago Futures Exchange (CFE) and Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). Each contract serves a unique purpose, [...]
2018 has been an active year on the geopolitical front, led by a developing U.S.-China trade war. Escalating tariffs between the two nations threaten to disrupt the US$640 billion in annual [...]
Investors can benefit from having a list of go-to strategies available when trading Bitcoin, including doing your own research and utilising a digital currency wallet.
The Canadian dollar (CAD) has a storied history throughout the development of North America, world wars and international financial challenges. Existing as a pegged or floating currency, the CAD [...]
In the world of digital currency, a soft fork represents a change in a network’s protocol that is potentially compatible with the previous set of rules. Learn more at FXCM.
OPEC is made up of some of the largest oil-producing nations in the world, making it a major political and economic player. Learn more about OPEC at FXCM.
Monero (XMR) is a privacy-oriented digital currency that has grown into one of the bigger cryptocurrencies on the market. Learn more about Monero at FXCM.
Due diligence is important when looking into any asset class. However, doing one’s homework may be even more important when it comes to digital currency, as this asset class has been around [...]
Zcash, which trades under the ticker symbol ZEC, is a privacy-oriented digital currency that leverages bleeding-edge cryptography to shield the identities of users. By using this innovative [...]
Commonly referred to as the economic lifeblood of a nation, crude oil is a sought-after commodity and popular mode of trade. The global oil markets are premier destinations for traders and [...]
The petroyuan is a crude oil futures contract offered by the Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE). It prices crude oil in terms of CNY and is backed by gold. Learn more about the [...]
The petrodollar is any U.S. dollar exchanged for oil. Since a 1974 agreement between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, the petrodollar system has been the global standard for the crude oil trade. [...]
It's important that would-be Bitcoin traders and investors understand the basics of the cryptocurrency before they get started. From learning about price drivers to picking an exchange to [...]
As an industrial superpower, China has taken steps to ensure that its domestic form of money, the yuan renminbi (CNY, RMB), is in line to secure reserve currency status. Through extensive [...]
There is a lot of hype surrounding the blockchain, and it’s important for would-be digital currency traders to learn more about exactly what this technology entails now and moving forward. [...]
Following the launch of the qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) program in 2002, foreign investors were granted access to buying and selling on China's stock exchanges in Shanghai and [...]
In the cryptocurrency world, there are different ways to define a “hard fork" because they can occur for a number of reasons, including technical upgrades. Learn more about how and why a hard [...]