Cryptocurrency

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  • Dogecoin (DOGE)

    Since the 2009 launch of Bitcoin (BTC), cryptocurrencies have been controversial financial instruments. From industry-leaders such as BTC and Ethereum (ETH), to newer coins like Polkadot (DOT) and Tron (TRX), the role of virtual money in finance is a hotly debated topic. Amid the dramatic early-2021 spike in crypto values, talk of mainstream financial adoption reached a fevered-pitch. Throughout the late-2020/early-2021 runup in prices, Dogecoin (DOGE) established itself as a…

  • Ethereum (ETH) Vs Bitcoin (BTC)

    Since their inception, the role of cryptocurrencies in global finance has been a hotly-debated issue. Advocates and detractors have often clashed on the definition, value and regulation of virtual money. Despite the controversy, the onset of the 2020 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic gave many cryptos reputations as being viable stores of wealth and modes of transaction. During this uncertain period, Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC) led the mainstream adoption of digital…

  • Non-Fungible Token (NFT)

    What Is An NFT? A non-fungible token (NFT) is a unique virtual asset that has a variety of applications. While often mistaken for traditional cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), non-fungible tokens feature an inherently unique functionality. Like conventional cryptos, NFTs are "tokens" that utilise blockchain technology, but that's where the similarities end. Beginning in early 2020, NFTs became a rapidly growing part of the cryptosphere and an…

  • What We Know About Coinbase’s Direct Listing

    Major digital currency exchange Coinbase filed an S-1 registration statement in December 2020, a document that a company must submit before holding a direct listing or an initial public offering (IPO). If a company wants to offer securities under the Securities Act of 1933, it is required to file an S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Coinbase Global, Inc. filed this document confidentially, meaning that until the…

  • Bitcoin vs Bitcoin Cash

    Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash are both digital currencies that might interest investors, but they have some important differences. Bitcoin was the first digital currency to achieve widespread adoption, whereas Bitcoin Cash is a fork of the original Bitcoin. Put differently, Bitcoin Cash is an "altcoin," or alternative cryptocurrency. This piece will help provide some background on the aforementioned cryptocurrencies, and it will explore some important differences. Bitcoin Bitcoin was the…

  • Dogecoin Vs Bitcoin: A Complete Guide

    For more than a decade, cryptocurrencies have captivated the world of finance. From the industry standard Bitcoin (BTC) to cutting-edge alternatives such as Polkadot (DOT), virtual currencies have moved from being peripheral to mainstream assets. However, the transition was anything but smooth. Despite periodic scandal, fraud and governmental intervention, cryptocurrencies evolved from the realm of science fiction to being a staple of commerce. The tipping point for cryptocurrencies becoming truly…

  • Top Bitcoin Price Predictions

    Since coming into existence in 2009, Bitcoin has experienced numerous price fluctuations and volatility. This has led to many financial experts attempting to predict the digital currency's price in the past and into the future.

  • What Is Diem, Facebook’s “New” Cryptocurrency?

    The Libra Association announced 1 December 2020 that it was going by the name the Diem Association, a move designed to help signify the project's evolution. The organisation stated that it was "reinforcing its organizational independence," but also confirmed that it would stick to its original mission of working toward "a safe, secure and compliant payment system that empowers people and businesses around the world." The new name, Diem, is…

  • What Makes Bitcoin’s Latest Bull Market Different?

    Bitcoin has experienced multiple bull markets, and this latest one, which began in 2018, is markedly different from the last. Between late 2018 and the time of this writing in November 2020, the digital currency's price has climbed more than 500%. Analysts have cited a range of factors as helping drive the latest bull market, including institutional investors, central bank money printing, and the involvement of major payment providers. This…

  • A Guide To Crypto Indices

    There are thousands of cryptocurrencies in existence, and to make matters even more complicated, these digital assets are trading on a large number of exchanges. With all these data points, it can be difficult for traders to get a sense of what the digital currency market as a whole is doing. Fortunately, traders can leverage indices to get a better sense of key variables like the market's total value and…

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