Opinion: Will Tether blow up? [Dec 2017]
There is an elephant in the room in the cryptocurrency world and it's called Tether.
The concept of a cryptocurrency that is tied to the world's reference fiat currency is very...
MenaPay: Crypto Made Easier than Cash
MenaPay is the first fully blockchain based payment platform which focuses on the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) primarily. It is a platform that allows transactions o...
My list of cryptocurrency friendly banks
In this article I'd like to compile a list of cryptocurrency-friendly banks from around the world.
Many financial institutions do not accept cryptocurrency-related transactions...
Will Bitcoin lose its #1 market cap crown?
Ethereum has just overtaken Bitcoin! But, wait! We’re not talking about market cap… As you’ve probably seen reported elsewhere, ETH now (Jun/2018) has more unique active addresses than Bitcoin. Is this a sign of something different looming in the horizon? Will Bitcoin end its 9 year reign as king of cryptocurrencies? Are there other cryptocurrencies […]
ELI5 What’s a stablecoin?
Since the beginning of cryptocurrency history, most crypto assets have been known to experience enormous oscillations against the US Dollar (or some other legacy fiat currency). This has arguably scared many risk averse investors away from cryptocurrencies. More conservative investment instruments such as blue chip corporate bonds and Treasuries usually oscillate very little. Bitcoin, on […]
Opinion: Tether is likely backed by Bitcoin U$ equivalents, not by cash US Dollars [June 2018]
A lot of the controversy surrounding the Tether cryptocurrency seems to focus on whether it is fully backed by US Dollar funds or not. Several relevant questions have been posed in this respect, such as why investors would keep U$ 2.5 billion (as of May 2018) in cash deposited as reserves for Tether, with little […]
Opinion: Decentralized blockchains can only survive having a valuable token, like Bitcoin, attached to them [Feb 2018]
We’ve heard this time and again, especially from folks in the financial sector: “blockchain is here to stay, Bitcoin not so much”. Is this really so? We disagree, and in this article we discuss the origins of Bitcoin and how the problem it solved only makes sense when there’s a reward for participants to join […]
Concepts In This Page
Bitcoin is the world's first viable decentralized cryptocurrency. It was released on January 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto.
An investing strategy where the trader goes against the current trend in the markets. Contrarian investors buy when the markets are deep in the red and sell when there's buying euphoria.
Stable coins are backed by a reserve fiat currency in order to hedge against exchange variations. Most stablecoins are tethered against the US dollar.
Stablecoin, or stable coins, are cryptocurrencies which are backed 1:1 (or some other ratio) against a reserve currency or bag of currencies. The most popular stablecoins are pegged to the US dollar.
Tether is a stablecoin - a cryptocurrency which is tied 1:1 with the US dollar.
Ticker symbol for the Tether cryptocurrency
Warrant Canaries are a stealth communication method by which you let others know that you've been served with a search warrant without mentioning the actual fact.
A crypto-Twitter personality who is skeptical of Bitfinex and the Tether stablecoin
A Bear Market is an informal term for a downward trending market. Generally, to be considered a bear market, there should be at least a 20% decline for two months or more.