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Bitcoin Basics

What are the key features of bitcoin?

Given that bitcoin was created in large part to serve as an alternative to fractional-reserve banking , it’s not surprising that it differs in some pretty significant ways to traditional currency and payment systems. Here are a few of the key differences: read more

Cashing in on Crypto

This month saw the Financial Stability Board still insisting that the $133 billion stable coin market only constitutes a niche segment of the global financial market. Stable coins are cryptocurrencies that attempt to peg their price on a 1:1 ratio, to a fiat currency such as the US dollar. The Financial Stability Board is a consortium advisory body that acts on behalf of the G20, providing recommendations regarding the financial system. Its view of this “niche” market segment suggests crypto still has a way to go before it becomes truly mainstream, but there are definite signs that the tide is turning. read more