Category Archives: cryptocurrencies

Exchange Rate

Exchange Rate Typically, an exchange rate uses an acronym for the national currency it represents. For example, the acronym USD represents the U.S. dollar, while EUR represents the euro. To quote the currency pair for the dollar and the euro, it would be EUR/USD. In the case of the Japanese yen, it’s USD/JPY, or dollar…

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Stock Market

Stock Market A stock market, equity market, or share market is the aggregation of buyers and sellers of stocks (also called shares), which represent ownership claims on businesses; these may include securities listed on a public stock exchange, as well as stock that is only trading privately, such as shares of private companies, for investors through equity crowdfunding platforms. Investment in the stock market…

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Blockchain Wallet

Blockchain Wallet Cryptocurrency wallet A cryptocurrency wallet is a device, physical medium, program or service which stores the public and/or private keys for cryptocurrency transactions. In addition to this basic function of storing the keys, a cryptocurrency wallet also offers the functionality of encrypting or signing information. Signing can for example result in executing a smart contract, a cryptocurrency…

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USD Coin

USD Coin USD Coin (USDC) is a relatively fresh stable coin pegged to the US dollar. A collaboration between Circle and Coinbase launched the currency on September 26, 2018. USDC is an alternative to other USD backed cryptocurrencies like Tether (USDT). In a nutshell, USD Coin is a service to tokenize US dollars and facilitate their use…

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Ripple (XRP)

Ripple (XRP) The Ripple payment, XRP, system is mainly intended to be used by banks, although individual investors may speculate on the price of XRP. XRP is the native cryptocurrency for products developed by Ripple Labs. Its products are used for payment settlement, asset exchange, and remittance systems that work more like SWIFT, a service for…

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Solana (SOL)

Solana (SOL) Solana (SOL) is a decentralized computing platform that uses SOL to pay for transactions. The currency aims to improve blockchain scalability by using a combination of proof of stake consensus and so-called proof of history. As a result, Solana claims to be able to support 50,000 transactions per second without sacrificing decentralization. Solana…

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Bitcoin (₿)

Bitcoin (₿) Bitcoin (₿) is a decentralized digital currency, without a central bank or single administrator, that can be sent from user to user on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network without the need for intermediaries. Transactions are verified by network nodes through cryptography and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain.  An unknown person or group of people using the name…

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Litecoin (LTC or Ł)

Litecoin (LTC or Ł) Litecoin (LTC or Ł) is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and open-source software project released under the MIT/X11 license. The crypto was an early bitcoin spinoff or altcoin, starting in October 2011. In technical details, Litecoin is nearly identical to Bitcoin.   Litecoin is different in some ways from Bitcoin: The Litecoin Network aims to process a block every 2.5 minutes, rather than…

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Tether (USDT)

Tether (USDT) It is a cryptocurrency with tokens by Tether (USDT) Limited, which in turn is controlled by the owners of Bitfinex. The original design was always worth $1.00, maintaining $1.00 in reserves for each tether issued. While, according to its 2021 settlement with the New York Attorney General Letitia James, “Tether (USDT) represents to users that any…

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 Polkadot (DOT)

 Polkadot (DOT) Polkadot (DOT) is a unique proof-of-stake cryptocurrency that aims at delivering interoperability among other blockchains. The design of the protocol is to connect permission and permissionless blockchains, as well as oracles, to allow systems to work together under one roof. Polkadot’s core component is its relay chain that allows the interoperability of varying…

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