Finance is a very broad concept and cryptocurrencies are historically one of the most innovative developments in investments, payment methods and store of value.
Here we take a look at how cryptocurrencies are shaping the financial world, changing the banking scene and promoting more fluid transactions for everyone.
ELI5 Dollar Reboot Composite
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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 […]
2017 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 9]
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2017. BitGrail In late 2017, Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail was hacked and 2.5 million NANO were stolen. Initially, the exchange reported the issue as a “maintenance”: XRB withdrawals will be enabled […]
2016 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 8]
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2016. Gatecoin In May 2016 an attack on Gatecoin’s hot wallets cost them U$ 2 million in damages. As much as 185,000 ETH and 250 BTC were stolen in the heist. […]
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One of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges. Has close ties to the Tether stablecoin cryptocurrency.
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.
e-Dollar is an informal name given to a fully digital version of the US Dollar. It's really not a new concept, since the dollar itself has been almost a fully digital currency since the end of the gold standard. Most US dollars don't actually exist in paper or metal.
Acronym for Federal Reserve, USA's highest monetary authority.
The Federal Reserve is USA's highest monetary authority. The FED, as it's popularly called, is in charge of generating more currency, establishing monetary policy and protecting the stability of the US dollar through various financial instruments. The FED is a popular target of criticism by proponents of cryptocurrencies.