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What is HODL?

What is HODL?
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Crypto basics series: What is HODL? HODL or later on for "Hold On for Dear Life" is a strategy among crypto enthusiasts in which the cryptocurrencies are not sold even when there is a period of high volatility.1 HODL is the equivalent term for long-term investing used in equity

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What is layer 2?

What is layer 2?
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Crypto basics series: What is layer 2? Layer 2 refers to the additional infrastructure that is created alongside the main blockchain networks (Layer 1s) that helps in processing a larger volume of transactions and make the networks accessible to more transactions and/or users.1 Need for Layer 2One of

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What is liquidity?

What is liquidity?
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Crypto basics series: What is liquidity? Liquidity generally refers to the ability to easily purchase or sell an asset without drastically affecting the price.1 Cryptos with a high trading volume tend to be more liquid. What determines liquidityLiquidity is an important parameter while dealing with cryptos. There was a

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What is a fork?

What is a fork?
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Crypto basics series: What is a fork?In the crypto world, a fork is a change in protocol often used as a system upgrade or to initiate a chain split. The change in the blockchain system is needed to improve performance, enhance security, and include better features. What are the

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What is Gas?

What is Gas?
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Crypto basics series: What is Gas? Gas is another term for the transaction fee for using smart contract-compatible blockchain platforms like Ethereum. The price per transaction is dynamic in nature and depends on the demand and supply of the virtual machines needed to conduct the transaction.1 Why is gas

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What is Web 3.0?

What is Web 3.0?
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Crypto basics series: What is Web 3.0?  Web 3.0, also known as the third generation web, is permissionless, decentralized, and draws code designs from open sources.1 By applying advanced features like AI and machine learning, Web 3.0 removes the need for centralized platforms for data

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What is an Altcoin?

What is an Altcoin?
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Crypto basics series: What is an Altcoin? Altcoins or alternate coins is a name given to any cryptocurrency other than Bitcoin.1 Bitcoin was the first crypto to be recognized, and this paved the way for other blockchain technologies to issue their own coins. The term altcoin was a way

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How E-Wallets In Africa Are Expanding Into More Services

How E-Wallets In Africa Are Expanding Into More Services
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Mobile money has been a major component of Africa’s financial services landscape for years, and Covid-19 further accelerated the acceptance of e-wallets.

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What is BIP39?

What is BIP39?
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Crypto basics series: What is BIP39? Bitcoin Improvement Proposal #39 or BIP 39 is a system created to generate a mnemonic phrase that can be used to access the private key of crypto wallets. These phrases comprise simple 12-24 easy-to-remember words without which the crypto assets cannot be accessed.1

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What is Staking?

What is Staking?
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Crypto basics series: What is staking?Staking is the process of providing cryptos for validating a transaction under the Proof of Stake method. While all investors can stake their holdings, only a few of these can validate a transaction, and these validators are selected at random. Advantages of StakingStaking can

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5 Reasons Why Remittances To India Remained Strong During The Pandemic

5 Reasons Why Remittances To India Remained Strong During The Pandemic
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Contrary to predictions, remittances to India did not decrease substantially during the pandemic. Here's a look at why.

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What is DeFi?

What is DeFi?
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Crypto Basics Series: What is DeFi? DeFi stands for decentralized finance and is a financial system that does not involve banks and other intermediaries. DeFi is established using a system of distributed ledgers for implementing blockchain technology in carrying out financial transactions.1 How does DeFi work?In a traditional

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What is Volatility?

What is Volatility?
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Crypto Basics Series: What is Volatility? Volatility is a measure of how much the price of an asset fluctuates from its average price over a given period of time. It helps assess how risky an asset can be, and standard deviation is a statistical measure that’s often used to

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How to Choose a Crypto API with the Best Developer Experience

How to Choose a Crypto API with the Best Developer Experience
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In this post, we'll look at questions to ask yourself when choosing a crypto API.

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6 Crypto Day Trading Strategies to Know About

6 Crypto Day Trading Strategies to Know About
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Looking to day trade cryptocurrencies? This article explores six day trading strategies.

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Stream Real Time Crypto Data for Your Trading Algorithms

Stream Real Time Crypto Data for Your Trading Algorithms
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Learn how to receive real time crypto data from an exchange using Python.

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Top 10 Use Cases for Crypto APIs

Top 10 Use Cases for Crypto APIs
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From crypto wallets to crypto mining, crypto APIs have many uses. Take a look at how enterprises and individuals are using them today.

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3 Factors That Influence Gen Z's Investing Strategies and Mindset

3 Factors That Influence Gen Z's Investing Strategies and Mindset
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What drives the Gen Z investing strategy and mindset? We explore different contributing factors.

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How neobanks in Latin America address consumer needs

How neobanks in Latin America address consumer needs
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Here's what you need to know about neobanks in Latin America.

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