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Cryptocurrency Forensics and Asset Tracing

Cryptocurrency forensics and asset tracing are investigative techniques used to track financial transactions on the blockchain. They play a crucial role in identifying wrongdoers and locating their assets.

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Understanding Crypto Market Cycles: What You Need to Know

While the world undergoes constant change, human nature remains remarkably consistent. This constancy holds true even in the realm of investing, where studying history can be a game-changer.

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MiCA: Shaping the Future of Crypto-Asset Markets

In recent years, the rapid growth of cryptocurrencies and digital assets has captured the attention of regulators worldwide. The evolving nature of these markets has presented both opportunities and challenges, prompting the need for comprehensive regulation.

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Ethereum Shanghai Fork: The Next Major Ethereum Upgrade

Already, Ethereum has held its first virtual meeting of the new year, giving more details about their software upgrade, which is supposed to allow the withdrawal of the staked Ether used for the blockchain network.

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What is DeFi?

DeFi stands for “decentralized finance” and refers to financial products and services available to anyone who can use blockchain technologies that provide decentralized finance solutions, such as Ethereum, Solana, or Avalanche – meaning anyone with an internet connection.

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What is a Stablecoin?

Stablecoins are a kind of cryptocurrency whose price is pegged to a stable asset, like the U.S. dollar or gold. One of the most fundamental advantages of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether is that they do not require

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What is an Oracle?

Oracles are data feeds that connect a blockchain, such as Ethereum (ETH), to off-chain, real-world information so that smart contracts can query data. For instance, prediction market decentralized applications utilize oracles to settle payments based on events.

Cryptocurrency: the new generation of money

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What is Ethereum?

In this article, we aim to answer a few fundamental questions about Ethereum, its historical background, its use cases, and its relevant terminology, including smart contracts, gas fees, and DeFi.

Cryptocurrency: the new generation of money

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Cryptocurrency, the new generation of money

In the past decade, we have seen the dominant status of the US Dollar slowly eroding over time. The emergence of China as a global economy, strained trade relationships between the US and China, a collapsing US economy, a global COVID-19 pandemic, and domestic political issues are all contributing factors.

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ETPs can improve your portfolio’s return

The total assets under management across all crypto exchange-traded products (ETPs) worldwide have risen in the past month to more than $50 billion. As Bitcoin’s price is headed towards new heights, crypto ETPs have been topping the list with an increase in assets under management.

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Cryptocurrency as an alternative investment : Everything you need to know

Experienced investors know that diversification across a portfolio can enhance long-term returns while reducing risk. Today, lower interest rates and market volatility due to COVID-19 may be encouraging more investors to diversify assets and safeguard wealth beyond the usual asset classes comprising equities, fixed income, property, and cash, and into alternative investments.

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What Are Crypto Exchange Traded Products?

While exchange traded products (ETPs) have existed for 30 years, the financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent demand for increased transparency caught the attention of many investors.

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Bitcoin Halving: A New Phase in the Crypto World

The turbulence of the 2008 financial meltdown and the prolonged recovery that followed, gave birth to an unwanted child: digital currencies. The promise was clear from the beginning: a world of finance free from intervention by the government or any other centralized entity.

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You Invest – We Care

Cryptocurrencies are considered to be an agile and promising future market for investors. At the same time, however, it is very volatile, highly complex, and still immature.

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Swiss Federal Council wants to further improve framework conditions for DLT/blockchain

FiCAS AG welcomes the Federal Council of Switzerland’s adopted proposals designed to improve the legal framework around blockchain technology, as part of the determination to increase “legal certainty, removing barriers for applications based on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and reducing the risk of abuse.”

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Crypto Adoption in Uncertain Political Climates

Economic crises and hyperinflation such as that experienced in Greece and Venezuela are amongst the factors driving the demand for a new store of value. In this article,

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Cryptocurrency as an Alternative Investment

Over the past decade, alternative investments have become increasingly popular with investors looking to diversify their portfolios. In more recent years, cryptocurrencies have become a popular choice of alternative investment.

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Blockchain Technology: What is Blochcain?

This technology is a hot topic but a lot of people still don’t understand exactly what blockchain is and what it can be used for, other than the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies. This article covers a few of the basics of blockchain technology.

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