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  • What Is DeFi And How Does It Work?

    Since Bitcoin (BTC) broke onto the scene in 2009, the growth of blockchain technology has been exponential. From facilitating the trade of traditional cryptocurrency products, to NFTs and ICOs, the blockchain has gone mainstream. As a result, the term decentralised finance (DeFi) has become a buzzword not only in the crypto space, but within the broader commercial landscape. What Is Decentralised Finance (DeFi)? Decentralised finance, commonly referred to as "DeFi,"…

  • What Is Yield Farming? A Complete Guide

    The evolution of information systems technology has given rise to many industries that impact the global financial landscape. Among the most prominent are remote securities trading, the exchange of cryptocurrency assets and the fledgling decentralised finance (DeFi) sector. The latter two arenas are inherently connected to the blockchain. The blockchain is a digital system for recording data sets that is extremely difficult to alter. Essentially, it is a decentralised public…

  • Solana vs Ethereum | A Complete Comparison

    Solana and Ethereum are both highly prominent blockchain platforms that leverage smart contracts. These two platforms have their respective strengths and weaknesses, but either way, developers are building applications on them. This piece will provide an overview of these two platforms, and help show why an investor would choose to put their money into one over the other. Solana Overview Solana is a blockchain platform that leverages several innovations to…

  • Bitcoin Top-Down Analysis – 22 December 2021

    Weekly Using a triple moving average (SMA) system helps to determine trends on charts. If the quick SMA is above the intermediate SMA, and the intermediate SMA is above the slow SMA, it is considered bullish. The more angle and separation between the SMAs, the more bullish the trend. Likewise, if the quick SMA is below the intermediate SMA, and the intermediate SMA is below the slow SMA, the MAs…

  • This Week in Crypto – 16th of December 2021

    The highest inflation in the US since 1982 Christmas is almost here and with so many of us searching for the right gift for our nearest and dearest, the supply chain issues start to rise. Logically, such a shortage of products leads to a price increase, but there is one more thing that causes price escalations That of course is money printing. Seemingly out of nowhere, inflation became so visible…

  • Bitcoin Hurt by Big PPI Print

    The left chart below shows BTCUSD's daily time frame. Its heiken ashi candle is red and inside of the weak area, between the lower blue and red bands. The daily stochastic is below 20 and indicative of bearish momentum. The right chart is BTCUSD's hourly time frame. The stochastic has turned down and the EMAs are threatening to cross bearishly (aqua ellipses). If they succeed, it will be negative for…

  • Bitcoin’s Weekly Chart Is Still In Uptrend Despite 25% Decline

    Bitcoin is currently trading at $51,000. This is ~26% down from its 10 November high of 60,900. An astounding quarter of its value was wiped out in just under a month. It's also a 50% retracement from its July low (green horizontal). However, in terms of peak and trough analysis and despite its mammoth decline, BTCUSD has a higher trough followed by a higher peak. This is the definition of…

  • This Week in Crypto – 1st of December 2021

    Morgan Stanley accumulate more Grayscale Bitcoin shares Morgan Stanley, one of the largest investment banks in the US, continues to double down with Bitcoin and added more shares of Grayscale's Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) to a number of their funds. In its latest report to the SEC, the company revealed that it increased its Bitcoin exposure while taking advantage of GBTC discount rates. As of writing GBTC discount sits at 12.32%…

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