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20
Jun

Issues and Challenges Stablecoins Are Confronted With

Cryptocurrencies have had their fair share of ups and downs over the last few years. Extreme volatility in pricing, scams and financial institutions limiting the ability of cryptocurrency firms to operate in the market. One such negative of digital currencies is one of the main reasons that stablecoins were created in the first place and...
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18
Jun

Can Cryptocurrency Transactions Be Cheaper Than Credit Cards?

Each day, millions of consumers make purchases by swiping their credit cards at checkout. It’s a ubiquitous part of the modern purchasing experience, making the cash-searching customer look outdated when they use paper money at the register. This process is so fast, simple, and convenient that it’s easy to forget that it’s relatively novel and...
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18
Jun

6 Charts Showing the Stable Coins Rise and China’s Dominance of Global Demand

Stable Coins are still popular as Chinese appetite dominates Some of the most recent reports on Cryptocurrency trading volume have concluded that most of the demand is coming from the U.S. & select global exchanges. However, this hasn’t lessened the concern of the U.S regulators about the Bitcoin price manipulation. Previewing the data about the...
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10
Jun

Understanding the Common Shortcomings of Stablecoins

This month, Bitcoin went on a bull run that harkened memories of 2017 when digital currencies routinely reached new peaks before pushing seemingly ever higher. While everyone remembers the peaks, it’s easy to forget about the valleys. The price decreases that often accompany Bitcoin’s price ascendance. Volatility is the less exciting component of the digital...
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05
Jun

Why Stablecoins Will Play an Important Role in the Future of Finance

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are garnering a lot of attention right now. Prices are improving, the collective cap has doubled since the start of the year, and new products are continually emerging. In many ways, it feels like the dream of crypto enthusiasts is finally getting back on track. Interestingly, this most recent surge is also...
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28
May

Crypto Adoption is Surprising Slow. Here’s Why.

At times, the cryptocurrency movement can feel like a ubiquitous and inevitable move toward the future of finance and technology. Its supporters are, to say the least, very supportive, and new headlines continue to appear on news feeds that show improving institutional, enterprise, and governmental interest in both digital tokens and its underlying technology, the...
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26
May

The Skewed Distribution of Wealth

The household wealth varies greatly across the Global financial spectrum depending on where you live, access to financial services & markets literacy.
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22
May

Bitcoin is Popular, But It Won’t Transform Payments Any Time Soon

After months of relative dormancy, Bitcoin is having a big month. After hovering around $4,000 for most of 2019, this spring has brought a thaw to a year-long crypto winter that has kept prices constrained. First, the digital currency broached the $6,000 price point, a critical resistance level for ultimately higher valuations. The token even...
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20
May

Making Cryptocurrencies a Real Option for Businesses

In 2017, the Long Island Iced Tea Corp. increased its stock price by nearly 300% in a single day. The popular beverage company didn’t release a new product or announce record sales. In fact, the company changed almost nothing about its operations or product offerings. Instead, it changed its name. On December 21, 2017, the...
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19
May

Insights on Consensus New York 2019, Blockchain’s Biggest Event

Consensus New York exceeded my expectations. Here's a look inside if you missed it.
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17
May

Fixing the Limitations of Cumbersome Blockchains

Few innovations are garnering as much attention and enthusiasm as the blockchain. Not only is it renown as the underpinning for Bitcoin, the first and still most popular digital currency, but it is finding an extensive audience among enterprise initiatives as well. These organizations covet its decentralized infrastructure, asset tokenization, and smart contracts, which collectively...
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14
May

Can Cryptocurrencies Help Companies Avoid Currency Manipulation?

By virtually every metric, the global economy is humming. Worldwide unemployment is at its lowest point in a decade, wages are beginning to rise after years of stagnation, and companies of all sizes are benefiting from the international marketplace made possible by the digital age. However, if you don’t feel like we are in one...
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11
May

Can the Price of Stablecoins Ever Truly Be Stable?

Cryptocurrencies have done a lot of good for a lot of people. This is evidenced by the story of Erik Finman, who invested $1000 into Bitcoin in its early stages. The Guardian has estimated that he has 401 Bitcoins, meaning his investment would be worth a massive $2,101,596.89. This is an unthinkable profit of 210159.689%...
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07
May

Increasing the Scalability of Blockchain Platforms

In recent years, we’ve witnessed the incredible possibility of cryptocurrencies. Digital tokens like Bitcoin and Ether rose from obscurity and became household names, and, although markets are now more tempered, there is little doubt that cryptocurrencies will play a role in the future of money.
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05
May

How to Solve the Inefficiencies of Stablecoins

One of the biggest pitfalls that affect the popularity and adoption of cryptocurrencies is the fact that their value is extremely volatile and can change at any given moment. This uncertainty puts off a lot of potential investors into cryptocurrency and limits their adoption as an alternative to money. Some startups have tried offering “stablecoins”...
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