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A Closer Look At Stable Coins & Centralized Cryptocurrencies

As the original and first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, was built on the premise of delivering decentralization, removing the control of institutions (governments) that they hold in the form of day-to-day fiat currencies. However, further growth of the crypto universe is bringing with it a large number of coins – that, some may argue, goes against the spirit of decentralization, these would…

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Cryptocurrency Use In Indonesia

Indonesia – a land of islands, one of which is rather well-known by people all around the world: Bali. As a developing country, Indonesia has been generally welcoming to technological innovations, including blockchain – as shown by the presence of the Indonesian Blockchain Association. However, as Forbes would argue, Indonesia would still have a rather long way to go before…

Will Bitcoin ETFs Ever Be A Thing?

Yes – no – maybe – perhaps… the answer to the question in our title varies depending on where you might hear it from. And in case you’re wondering what a general ETF is, you can read more about that here (just don’t forget to come back to this article afterwards). A Bitcoin ETF, is an ETF that mimics the…

A Look Into Blockchain Adoption Rates From 2016 – 2018

As cryptocurrencies got more popular with their skyrocketing rises in 2017, so did the underlying technology that provides the bases for them – the blockchain. First implemented for the public to use when Bitcoin was released in 2009, the blockchain has become one of the most-talked about trends, hitting its peak in terms of search volume on November 26th, 2017.…

Japan And Fintech

A rather modern country, Japan has long been recognized as a pioneer when it comes to the implementation of various innovations. Japan is even leading in the count of vehicle production as it’s ranked #2 in Asia, manufacturing no less than 9 million of them, only trailing behind China. Just like how their cars continue to bring the latest technologies…

The Rise And Fall Of Fiat Currencies

Fiat currency refers to any currency that a government declares to be legal tender. Legal tender in this context means that the money has the full backing of the government that issues it. Throughout history, fiat currencies have had the order of rising and eventually collapsing, often due to devaluation. Initially, paper money gets introduced into an economy whereby it…

Biggest Cryptocurrency News For September

While the cryptocurrency market has been in a long-trend of bearish sentiment for a while now – ever since Bitcoin hit its peak of $20,000 in December 2017 – lately there have been some intriguing news that have been playing a part in the recent developments of the crypto universe. One of the most notable and recent being how Ripple…

PoW, PoS, DPoS, Consensus Mechanism And Super Representatives

In this infographic, we talk about ‘PoW, PoS, DPoS, Consensus Mechanisms, And Super Representatives’. First, the infographic will cover what a consensus mechanism is and what it does. For example, you’ll learn things such as that all consensus mechanisms aim to secure the network by making it expensive to attack the network and more profitable to help protect it, and…

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Is Blockchain Over-Hyped?

“Blockchain” is one of the most popular modern topics that people are searching these days – especially during the period of December 2017 – January 2018, when Bitcoin’s price hit a record of $20,000. This is no wonder, since blockchain is the technology that underlies the core principles of Bitcoin: fast transaction times, decentralized, transparent, and secure. However, like everything else popular, the…

Gold Price Analysis For September, 2018

Gold has long been used as an alternative form of investment. There are many reasons to this, but the top 3 are at least: gold has been historically proven to hold its value, it has been one of the most important reserve currencies in the world especially during the weakenings of the U.S. Dollar, and it’s a good instrument to be used…