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Indicators to Use in Your Technical Analysis

In the previous blog post, we discussed the basics of technical analysis (see Part 1). The supporters of this type of analysis believe that the price action doesn’t occur randomly the historical trends and patterns repeat over time. We briefly presented three of the most basic indicators used by traders – moving average, volume, and […]

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Why Crypto Exchanges Experience System Overloads

The Bottleneck to Unhindered Scalability Imagine there’s a sudden spike in interest in acquiring cryptocurrencies (or in getting rid of it). Fuelled by FOMO (or FUD), newcomers and veteran traders alike flock towards exchanges to trade Bitcoin and other digital assets. Your favorite exchange is feeling the strain of the demand from the market. A […]

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Bitcoin Futures 1.0 vs. 2.0 – What Are the Differences?

Futures contracts are an established tool in the legacy financial system, and their appearance in the cryptocurrency space towards the heights of the 2017 bull run was met with great excitement. Simply put, a futures contract is an agreement between parties to purchase or sell an asset for a set price on a given date […]

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Remember the #UASF – Two Years Into Bitcoin Independence

On August 1st 2017, a group of Bitcoiners decided to take a stand against a number of corporate heavyweights and greedy miners. In a time when a powerful and influential branch of the community wanted to hard-fork Bitcoin in order to increase the block size, an opposing faction consisting of developers, engineers and Bitcoin “first […]

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What Makes Bitcoin Futures So Popular?

As the cryptocurrency market matures, an increasing number of smart traditional investors are joining the party. In order to make them feel welcome and familiar with the environment since day one, offering futures trading is quintessential. Therefore, it’s safe to say that the increase in popularity of this approach to trading is a strong indicator […]

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What Makes a Cryptocurrency Decentralized?

Without a question, decentralization is an overused buzzword. At the peak of the 2017 crypto bubble, we would see dozens of new projects emerging every day to promise that yet another field or activity would receive its fair share of decentralization via blockchain. However, time and the movements of the free market have taken their […]