Polkadots parachains: Acala, Moonbeam, and its companion network Moonriver
February 7, 2022
With the parachain auctions concluding more and more projects are starting on Polkadot. Acala and Moonbeam are two of the first and most anticipated parachains that have launched on Polkadot only recently. Moonriver on the other hand is Moonbeam’s sister network on Kusama. What do they offer and how do they function?
The great ambition of Terra (LUNA)
December 31, 2021
The Terra protocol is home to the fourth largest stablecoin in the world: US Terra (UST). After the successful launch of the payment app Chai in Korea in 2019, which is built on the Terra blockchain, the Terra network's native token, LUNA, broke through globally in 2021.
What are Stablecoins? The backbone of the crypto industry explained
June 2, 2021
Stablecoins are a vital part of the cryptocurrency industry. They allow settlement between businesses at a large scale and also serve an important purpose for retail customers. But there is also a lot of regulatory pressure in this particular sector. Stablecoins have come so important that USDT became the third largest currency among all other cryptos according to its market cap. There are a lot of misconceptions and myth evolving around stablecoins. With todays article we like to explain an asset that is not a typical cryptocurrency and yet has the potential to become perhaps the most important technology on the global market.
What are altcoins?
February 22, 2021
There is Bitcoin and then there are altcoins. Sounds very simple, while it really isn’t. In this article we are going to dig a little bit deeper when it comes down to cryptocurrencies and why they are called altcoins and what defines them. The very first crypto was Bitcoin and its blockchain was started in January 2009. It introduced the idea of an electronic cash system that works globally, is decentralized and is permission less. Bitcoin was built with a certain vision and technical specifications in mind in order to enable the network to become the strongest and most resilient currency the world has seen. While many developers shared that vision, they had a different concept what the architecture of a crypto should look like. And this is where our journey starts.