Author: jspence221

How NFTs Can Be Used in Decentralized Finance

While NFTs and DeFi (two of the most innovative blockchain-based concepts) may have seen tough times of late, they remain critical topics in the crypto space with the biggest potential for transforming the world of finance as we know it. Decentralized Finance (or DeFi) is a term used to describe the shift from traditional financial…
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Start Your NFT Journey With This Tutorial on Minting

With the recent explosion of NFTs, many companies, influencers, and more are now beginning to adopt this innovative technology. While the use of these tokens is perhaps best known for creating collectible art, their true utility extends far beyond that. Some examples of the use cases NFTs have are the representation of ownership of digital…
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6 Business Tips All New Entrepreneurs Need To Read

Starting up your own business can be a pretty frightening undertaking, particularly as around half don’t make it past their first five years.  With far too many startups having to consider company liquidation in their final days, it’s important that you do all you can to ensure the success of yours. Here’s what you can…
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Crypto Asset Management – The Smoothest Path into Digital Assets for Institutions

In December, the Financial Times called it. 2020 was the year that bitcoin went institutional. Existing investors, such as Microstrategy, significantly increased their cryptocurrency holdings to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. Newcomers such as U.K.-based investment firm Ruffer also bought in, citing bitcoin’s capacity to act as a hedge against a precarious…
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How to Remain Productive With a Remote Team During a Crisis

The chaos around the COVID-19 fallout has consumed the worries of many companies as city quarantines kick in and commercial activity comes to a halt. The economic fallout from COVID-19 is daunting, to say the least, something we see reflected with the Fed Bazooka response and the government’s multi-trillion fiscal stimulus plan.  Needless to say,…
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Bitcoin Mining Industry Hones in on Texas Amid Flurry of Recent Developments

Bitcoin’s mining industry has transformed from a dispersed set of hobbyists extracting large sums of bitcoin from the protocol with CPUs to a vast confluence of innovative hardware manufacturers, pools, and upstart technology firms pushing the limits of ASIC mining.  Bitcoin mining has industrialized at a daringly rapid pace.  As the industrialization of the bitcoin…
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Why Bitcoin’s Next Halving Event Is It’s Most Significant Yet

Bitcoin’s halving events are when the block reward issuance is sliced in half every 210,000 blocks, which equates to roughly every four years. An integral part of Bitcoin’s overall economic and incentive structure, the halving events are the pivotal moment that is the manifestation of Bitcoin’s deflationary stature — with its capped supply at 21…
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The Utility of Bitcoin Continues to Surface as Global Geopolitical & Monetary Events Raise Concerns

Tulip Mania was a flashpoint in the Dutch Golden Age, where the price of the Tulip flower soared to meteoric levels before crashing in an epic bubble of historic proportions. A scarce good at the time, Tulips sparked some of the original debates about speculative economic bubbles and what constitutes the intrinsic value of an…
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Bitcoin Price Experiences Volatility Spikes as Exchange Outflows Increase & Stablecoin Use Surges

Bitcoin’s price has been undergoing some high intensity, short-term volatility over roughly the last week as the price dropped precipitously on August 28th, triggered by a large sell order on Coinbase, which is one of the 3 exchanges that feed into the critical BitMEX index mark price. Subsequently, the price violently rebounded off the lower…
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FTX Is Striving to Become the Leading Crypto Derivative Exchange in Asia

Cryptocurrency investment instruments are much more abundant than even some of the most ardent proponents could have imagined just a year ago. On the cusp of the impending entrance of institutions into the crypto markets, products from perpetual swaps offering high leverage to indexes covering lower-end altcoins, the market sophistication of crypto is maturing.  One…
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