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The fast and the furious will save the day

The commerce and economies of man since time immemorial are interwoven into the world of banking. After all, where would the money and valuable assets like gems, stones, and documented loans, insurance, and other proofs of ownership go without banks? History oftentimes records that most of them have sunken in chests into the bottom of the sea or under the earth without nay a trace. That is certainly what most, if not all, do not like to happen with their hard-earned wealth and riches, especially in this age of great technology.

Many ways of lives count so much and more with what technologies can offer. From cooking to travel, from homes to industries, smart automation has become the norm. If this is the case, money and asset transfers, payments, cashflow, and storage will, likewise, have to evolve, too. …


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The battle of control over one’s money and wealth

Privacy is a human right that authorities guarantee to protect, but only to a certain extent. Most are left to fend for themselves. Individuals, including groups, companies, corporations, industries, and the like, will do everything within their power to uphold this human right. It is like holding a secret formula that is kept from the knowledge of others. Privacy covers many bases such as but not limited to personal information, private data relating to transactions, deals, lifestyles, preferences, choices, habits, relationships, medical problems, locations, insurance, and other confidential records and sensitive documents, most especially, wealth and finances. …


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Not all crypto projects have it

The many uses of the Internet in the interlinkages of people, places, and things, and the tidal wealth of information is so unprecedented that users cannot but filter through to make the most of what the world wide web could offer or might simply drown under heaps and heaps of data. While in the scouring mode, many inadvertently stumbled upon a nascent disruptive ecosystem called the crypto world and chose to stay.

Satoshi Nakamoto’s introduction of Bitcoin and Blockchain in 2008 after the global recession became the turning point of what has become today a major disruptive industry in successfully reconstructing obsolete financial mechanisms on a global scale. A rush of cryptocurrency creation dominated much of the years following Bitcoin through the initial coin offerings due to the underlying blockchain infrastructure which was nothing short of a miracle, decentralizing almost every business model start-up that came by. …


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How does a leaderless blockchain function?

The introduction of Blockchain technology into the present digital realm through the creation of Bitcoin demonstrated how a decentralized peer-to-peer mechanism works without any central controlling authority. While it presented an uncorrupted system coming from a single point of failure, a healthy comparison to traditional structures can produce some questions for enlightenment.

  1. If there is no central controlling authority, who then makes decisions?
  2. Without any central entity running operations, how are things getting done?

Take, for example, a conventional centralized organization. There is the board of directors who decides on organizational matters or a leader who takes the responsibility of running and overseeing the operations. This is not the case with blockchain. A blockchain has no such thing as a leader or a group of deciders. …


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Some pointers before investing in such

The cryptocurrency industry is so promising that it has become so attractive not only to crypto believers but lately also to institutional investors. And even those who do not understand yet the nature and characteristics of the cryptocurrency market would also like to engage in it. Now, there is a path of least resistance for beginners and new believers alike: index funds.

Index funds are generating a new kind of interest among traditional investors who are more into stocks and would rather have their funds managed by competent service experts. Still, other investment enthusiasts will try their hand designing their personal index according to prevailing market sentiments. …


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How not to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs

Most cryptocurrency exchanges today are competing for ranking based on trading volumes. The higher the ranking, the more attractive they look to investors, traders, and users. With over 300 to 800 cryptocurrency exchanges operating, they sure would be jockeying for positions to gain a considerable chunk off the cryptocurrency market. Not only that, exchanges thrive on trading fees to keep them going, meaning, revenues depended on trades. So much so that they see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil when it comes to wash trading.

Fake Speak Volumes

A disturbing report coming from Bitwise Asset Management in 2019 presented to the US Securities and Exchange Commission declared that 95% of global trading volume reported by cryptocurrency exchanges were fake. They have been bloating their figures all along with false trades occurring on a daily basis. Trading volumes can reflect asset liquidity and market activity that are figures of enticement, but not in the world of cryptocurrencies. Market depth can be falsely perceived that can harm users and hurt the market. It is a dangerous precedent for a nascent industry working hard to gain the trust and confidence of a whole wide world for mass adoption. …


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Blockchain and the gaming industry

The immense power of blockchain technology to disrupt present status quos in the financial and economic landscapes is again on the verge of proving another use case this time in the world of gaming. Blockchain is about to transform the industry by decentralizing the console market, multiverse creation possibilities, more immersive and borderless games, digital item transactions, and the games’ back-end infrastructure, an out-of-this-world player experience that will open the floodgates for worldwide mass adoption.

Liquidity

Infusing blockchain technology into gaming spells liquidity that many gamers won’t even notice since tokenization has been a gaming lifestyle all along that virtual currencies were already part of foundational games. When games became Web-based, in-game gold can be bought in and out of games. Blockchain has the capacity to correct this by set rules for fair trade and game. …


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Digital times call for digital measures

Our identity is proof of our existence to be able to integrate ourselves into the normal functions of society and economy. It is our identity that makes us acquire ownership and claims to valuables, properties, things, and a lot of other intangibles such as the ability to transact with others.

In its primary form, identity is the sum of who you claim to be such as your name, your nationality, or your date of birth, and then it can extend to your driver’s license, social security number, or passport number. …


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When opposites attract

The financial world always works with the law of supply and demand, and between buyers and sellers, opposites yet essential to each other. Whereas the dynamic showdown of both in the trading of assets is so much visible in the order book of the crypto ecosystem. It is important that you understand the four pillars or an order book, and they are: bid, ask, amount, and price. They all appear on the sides of an order book, called the buy-side and the sell-side.

Market Order and Limit Order

As an order book is a ledger of outstanding orders, two primary order types exist: One type is the market order, which is an immediate buying or selling for the best price available at the moment. This is the immediate pairing of current buyers and sellers on the books. The other type is the limit order in which there is a buying or selling of a set number of cryptocurrencies at a specific price or higher. …


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Considered the best trading strategy for bullruns, or is it?

“Buy the dip” is a commonly used phrase in the financial market especially due to the high volatility of cryptocurrencies, that you buy when the price is low, and sell when the price is high. Actually, it can be a smart move when crypto prices are increasing and if you feel like participating but you were late in placing your orders. Then you can wait for a while until a price correction, or a hiccup, happens and then you buy during the dip before the price stabilizes back again.

That’s the way it is with our digital investments. You can be a dip watcher since even the most stable cryptocurrency can suddenly crack a slumber and spring up the price or tumble over at certain periods. The graph can testify to this. …

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