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Crystal Xue

Crystal Xue

Crystal Xue is a Content Marketing Manager at Alpaca. She's passionate about financial literacy and creating content that helps investors navigate financial concepts and products.

Wintermute Hit by $160 Million Hack, Fed Raises Interest Rates to Combat Inflation

Wintermute Hit by $160 Million Hack, Fed Raises Interest Rates to Combat Inflation
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Read the latest crypto news roundup on the Wintermute $160 million hack, Cardano Vasil upgrade, and more.

Crystal Xue
Crystal Xue
Crypto
Starbucks Partners With Polygon on Web3 Push, Ethereum Completes The Merge

Starbucks Partners With Polygon on Web3 Push, Ethereum Completes The Merge
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Starbucks unveils plans to launch an NFT-based loyalty program on Polygon, Ethereum switches to proof-of-stake, and more.

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Crystal Xue
Crypto
Tornado Cash Blacklisted, U.S. Inflation Cools to 8.5%

Tornado Cash Blacklisted, U.S. Inflation Cools to 8.5%
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OFAC blacklisted crypto mixing service Tornado Cash and all of its Ethereum addresses. Meanwhile, US inflation dropped to 8.5% in July, partly due to the decrease in energy prices.

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Crystal Xue
Crypto
Alpaca Broker API Plans and Features Explained — Webinar Recap

Alpaca Broker API Plans and Features Explained — Webinar Recap
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In this webinar, we explore three new Broker API plans and how to choose the best plan for your needs.

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Crystal Xue
Broker API
FTX signs deal with Blockfi with option to acquire for $240 million

FTX signs deal with Blockfi with option to acquire for $240 million
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FTX US has agreed on a deal with crypto lender BlockFi that gives it the option to buy BlockFi for up to $240 million based on its performance.

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Crystal Xue
Crypto
Interest in NFTs Continues to Grow Amidst Crypto Bear Market

Interest in NFTs Continues to Grow Amidst Crypto Bear Market
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Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest celebrity to collaborate with a digital asset company.

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Crystal Xue
Crypto
OpenSea Introduces New Security Features, Circle Announces Euro-Backed Stablecoin

OpenSea Introduces New Security Features, Circle Announces Euro-Backed Stablecoin
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This week, OpenSea announced new features in an effort to protect its users from NFT scams. Plus, Circle introduced a new euro-backed stablecoin: Euro Coin.

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Crystal Xue
Crypto
New Bipartisan US Crypto Bill Proposed, Ethereum Ropsten Testnet Merges to PoS

New Bipartisan US Crypto Bill Proposed, Ethereum Ropsten Testnet Merges to PoS
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A bipartisan crypto bill known as the Responsible Financial Innovation Act addresses various areas of crypto regulation, Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey announce The Bitcoin Academy, and more.

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Crystal Xue
Crypto
Chipotle Fans Can Now Pay With Crypto, Solana Suffers Fifth Outage in 2022

Chipotle Fans Can Now Pay With Crypto, Solana Suffers Fifth Outage in 2022
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This week in crypto: Chipotle taps into Flexa to accept crypto, Shiba Inu creator Ryoshi steps down, OpenSea ex-employee charged with NFT insider trading, and more.

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Crystal Xue
Crypto
Ethereum Merge Could Happen in August, Milady NFT Prices Plummet

Ethereum Merge Could Happen in August, Milady NFT Prices Plummet
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Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin confirmed that Ethereum's move to proof-of-stake is scheduled for August, barring any unforeseen issues.

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Crystal Xue
Crypto
TerraUSD Fallout Shakes The Crypto Market, Do Kwon Proposes Hard Fork

TerraUSD Fallout Shakes The Crypto Market, Do Kwon Proposes Hard Fork
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TerraUSD and Luna collapse, FTX CEO takes a 7.6% stake in Robinhood, and more.

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Crystal Xue
Crypto
Binance Backs Musk's $44 Billion Twitter Bid, Crypto Prices Plunge

Binance Backs Musk's $44 Billion Twitter Bid, Crypto Prices Plunge
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Crypto exchange Binance backs Elon Musk's Twitter acquisition. Meanwhile, luxury brands step into crypto and Bitcoin drops below $36k.

Crystal Xue
Crystal Xue
Crypto
What is Maker (MKR)?

What is Maker (MKR)?
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Maker (MKR) is a cryptocurrency token that’s native to MakerDAO and Maker Protocol.

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Crystal Xue
crypto-basics
What is Stagflation?

What is Stagflation?
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Stagflation refers to an economy marked by slow economic growth, high inflation, and high unemployment.

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Crystal Xue
investing-basics
5 crypto trading apps you may not have heard of

5 crypto trading apps you may not have heard of
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From a wide range of crypto trading apps to an overabundance of information, new crypto enthusiasts can easily become overwhelmed. In no particular order, here are five lesser-known crypto trading apps and their key features.

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Crystal Xue
Crypto
What are Unsettled Funds?

What are Unsettled Funds?
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When you buy or sell securities, the funds and securities enter a settlement period to legally transfer ownership from the seller to the buyer.

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Crystal Xue
investing-basics
What is Margin Trading?

What is Margin Trading?
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Margin trading, also known as trading on margin, is defined as buying stocks with money borrowed from your brokerage.

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Crystal Xue
investing-basics
Webinar Recap: How to Build a Fully Functional Trading App

Webinar Recap: How to Build a Fully Functional Trading App
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In our recent webinar, How to Build a Fully Functional Trading App, learn how you can build anything from a simple trading app to an advanced trading platform with Alpaca Broker API.

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Crystal Xue
Events at Alpaca
Using Alternative Data for Investing ft. Vinesh Jha of ExtractAlpha

Using Alternative Data for Investing ft. Vinesh Jha of ExtractAlpha
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As the CEO of ExtractAlpha, an independent research firm dedicated to providing unique, actionable alpha signals to institutional investors, Vinesh discusses alternative datasets for investing, crowdsourcing financial intelligence, and more.

Crystal Xue
Crystal Xue
Events at Alpaca