Category: Insights

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, What Has Triggered the Bitcoin Soar?

Calling all Bitcoin hodlers: this is no April Fools’ hoax

Bitcoin hodlers enjoyed a wonderful week with an unexpected surge of Bitcoin price to a 5-month high on April 2. Not only did Bitcoin rise in price, but altcoins also experienced impressive gains. With Bitcoin jumping nearly US$1,000 to over US$5,000 in just 24 hours, what could have triggered the pump?

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Why Bitcoin Might Serve Better as a Store of Value

Will you consider using Bitcoin to store your wealth?

Since Bitcoin was invented 10 years ago, it has been established as a digital currency that can change the way we live. It can be used as a form of payment, to send money around the world, to trade other cryptocurrencies and many more. But have you ever considered that it can be a safe haven for storing your wealth?

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Is Decentralized Exchange (DEX) Becoming the New Norm?

Decentralized exchanges are garnering popularity

The biggest fear for any crypto traders is probably waking up to a hacked account with nothing left in the wallet except your tears. Well, it’s 2019 and conventional crypto exchanges have been looking into ways to up their game and provide a seamless user experience — a decentralized exchange (DEX).

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Ethereum’s Istanbul Upgrade: Understanding ProgPoW

A handy guide to the next ETH hard fork expected in October 2019

The long-debated Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1057 about the Progressive Proof-of-Work (ProgPoW) consensus model is finally confirmed to be included in the next Ethereum hard fork named Istanbul in October 2019, as long as two third-party security audits confirm no technical issues that could cause a delay.

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Beyond Cryptocurrency, What Changes Blockchain Has Given Us in the Past 10 Years

3 Interesting real-world applications of blockchain

The crypto craze has been going on for over 10 years now and it seems like no one is getting enough of it. How have you been enjoying the boom of cryptocurrency trading? Is that all blockchain has to offer? Where else has blockchain been adopted in real life?

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IEO vs ICO: What Are the Differences?

Is Initial Exchange Offering a new trend in 2019?

OK, let’s get to the point here. We’re not going to tell you how ICO boomed in 2017 to early 2018. And we’re not going to stress on how billions of dollars were raised during that period of time. We’re just going to give you a simple comparison on the two models, from the point of view of an investor.

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Facebook’s Own Stablecoin

The social media giant has jumped on the blockchain wagon

According to an article published by the New York Times on Feb 28, Mark Zuckerberg’s internet empire is working on its very own cryptocurrency, which plans to integrate with Whatsapp, Messenger, and Instagram — three of their most popular apps with over 2.7 billion users worldwide.

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Ethereum Constantinople & St. Petersburg Hard Forks

The upgrade is coming again, but with a plus-one this time

The original Ethereum Constantinople Hard Fork was due to happen on the block height #7,080,000, but it was immediately put on hold after the discovery of a potential security flaw detected on January 15th.

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Is Lightning Network the Ultimate Solution to Bitcoin’s Scalability?

A scale-free, low-fee protocol to lift the block limit

Imagine going to a coffee shop to buy a coffee with Bitcoin. If you create a transaction on the blockchain to pay for the coffee……you’ll probably end up paying much more on the handling fee than the actual price of the coffee, not to mention the transaction takes forever to complete.

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