Nov 14, 2022
Kimchi premium is the term to describe the price differences between cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea and those in the global markets. The premium is sometimes smaller, or can even disappear, depending on market conditions. It is a signal of an overheated retail market, indicating that prices might be peaking.
Nov 07, 2022
Stablecoins are a vital part of the broader DeFi economy. Many assets on decentralized exchanges are denominated in “stables”. This is a trend that has set in three years ago. Before that time most crypto assets were either denominated in BTC or ETH. That is not the only reason why stablecoins have become important and serve as a pillar in the crypto economy.
Nov 03, 2022
Bitcoin is decentralized and secure. The downside of both features is that Bitcoin doesn’t scale very well and cannot execute complex smart contracts as Ethereum does. This limits its use and while the mother of cryptocurrencies still stands tall, it needs to change and adapt to the existing demand. The most promising technical approach to solve at least one of both issues is the so-called Lightning Network. It is a protocol that runs on top of Bitcoin and offers almost instant finality of transactions by facilitating them off-chain and confirming them at a later point in time. In this sense, the Lightning Network is the transactional layer that still profits from Bitcoin’s security and finality of its blockchain. TARO is a brand-new invention that was brought to life by Lightning Labs and just introduced in late September 2022 as an alpha version.
Nov 02, 2022
The amount of gold bought by central banks in 2022 is higher than any year in the past decade, and the year is of course not over. Especially the third quarter witnessed a real buying spree. What is behind this and why is the gold price not climbing?
Oct 27, 2022
Triangle patterns are chart formations made of price movement trapped within two converging lines of support and resistance. These lines converge, forming a triangle. Let's discuss some triangles and see why these patterns are important for trading.
Oct 18, 2022
Synthetix is a DeFi application that could possibly contribute to a lot of use-cases that are not typical for this sector and in this article, we are going to explore its features.
Oct 11, 2022
Stacks is a layer-1 blockchain that makes the execution of smart contracts possible. Unlike well-known smart-contract blockchains like Ethereum or Solana, Stacks builds on top of Bitcoin. Even though they're separate blockchains, Stacks and Bitcoin work together.
Oct 10, 2022
What is EthereumPoW? Why has it emerged and what is the difference between the fork and the original version of Ethereum?
Oct 10, 2022
Blockchain technology is facing serious hurdles. Those chains that are highly secure and decentralized like Bitcoin are slow to scale. Others can serve more users and transactions but are less secure or less decentralized. When taking mobile communications into account, then these problems are even more severe. Smartphones usually don’t have the capacity to run full nodes and internet connectivity might not be available in all places.
Oct 10, 2022
Hedera is an open-source public network that can be used to create DApps. What really makes Hedera unique, is that it isn’t built on a conventional blockchain but on their distributed ledger technology called Hashgraph.
Sep 29, 2022
Decentralized Finance is one of the most important technological developments in the recent years. It became so popular that there is even competition between different blockchain technologies and each one is trying to capture as much market share as possible. The most promising platforms so far are Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Cardano and Solana. Of course, there are even more blockchain technologies out there trying to built their own ecosystem, but in this article, we are going to focus on the most successful cryptocurrencies in this particular field and like to answer the question what DeFi really is.