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Risks of Crypto Arbitrage and How to Avoid Them

Dipping toes into the realm of financial markets to profit from price discrepancies across different exchanges may be commonplace in everyday trading activities. But buying an asset in one market then selling it on another for a higher profit is not without risk or confusion. There is a wide range of exchanges requiring less stringent […]

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Avoiding Crypto Scams: Best Practices (Part 2 of 2)

The digital assets industry remains comparatively unregulated, making it ripe for fraudsters. Investors can avoid falling victim to scams by taking some precautionary measures. In the previous article of this two-part series, we discussed the different cryptocurrency scams that malicious actors use to exploit users. Some of the sophisticated methods include phishing scams, Ponzi schemes, […]

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NFTs Unwrapped: Beyond the JPEG Money

Paying $69 million for a JPEG file? Yep, that was the hype since March this year. But let’s examine what makes an NFT an NFT, as it matures beyond just edgy, highly-valued, and unique collectibles. NFTs have dominated the hype and, at times, investment surrounding collectibles, arts, and music over the past few months. Celebrities […]

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Should I Invest in Altcoins, and What Are They?

Altcoins, put simply, are alternative cryptocurrencies to Bitcoin and emerged after Bitcoin launched. Many of them have been on the up ever since, some more than others. Altcoins have a market cap of around 58% as of August 2021, more than double the 28% at the end of last year. Although there are over 6,000 […]

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Spot Trading: Digital vs. Traditional Finance

Although broadly similar, spot trading in digital assets and in traditional financial markets differ in fundamental as well as practical aspects — enough to merit contrasting assessments of value, risk and opportunity. The hallways of the investment industry can be challenging to navigate, even for the experienced. They are lined with risks that may lead […]

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Earning Passive Income Through Liquidity Mining

Liquidity mining presents a path into the opportunities of earning passive income in cryptocurrency investing — but not without its risks. There are few things unifying people globally as much as the drive to earn more money. That’s where blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies step in with options such as liquidity mining, staking, and crypto trading. […]

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Futures Trading: Digital vs. Traditional Finance

Futures trading in traditional financial markets offers a basis for that in cryptocurrency markets. But key distinctions should be drawn — not least of all having to do with risk. There are several investment options available to investors in the traditional financial markets, such as forwards, spot, and futures trading. Understanding exactly what these trading […]

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DeFi: Distinguishing Layer 1 and Layer 2

The fascination with DeFi, and its draw for many, can be credited to its foundational integrity as well as functional versatility — complementary differences that help explain Layer 1 and Layer 2. Decentralized finance is extremely complex and rapidly expanding. In order to have a working model for any service in DeFi, it needs an […]