November 26, 2018

Bitcoin’s 10th Anniversary

Bitcoin’s 10th Anniversary

Saying that 2008 was not a good year is a serious understatement. The world was in the middle of a financial crisis, the worst of its kind since the great depression of the 1930s. But even in dark days, there is always a ray of hope. On the 31st of October 2008, the Bitcoin whitepaper…

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November 20, 2018

How to Value Cryptocurrencies

How to Value Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies are truly a unique type of investment. On any given day, a crypto may see double or even triple-digit gains or losses, making it incredibly difficult for most traders to determine the actual cryptocurrency value of a particular coin. However, if you invest in Bitcoin or any other digital currencies, knowing how to compare…

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November 20, 2018

Cryptocurrencies – The Future of Money?

Cryptocurrencies – The Future of Money?

In 2009, when the Bitcoin whitepaper came out, the idea was clear: there was a need to create a decentralised currency system that would free the ‘masses’ from the firm grip of central banks and other financial institutions. Bitcoin was born, becoming the currency of the people, effectively making fiat the currency of governments. Almost…

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November 20, 2018

Cryptocurrencies in FinTech

Cryptocurrencies in FinTech

Over the past few years, cryptocurrencies have had a big impact on the global financial niche. Although Bitcoin and most other cryptocurrencies have declined in value in recent months from record highs last year, they now appear to be stabilising. This has led financial experts to conclude that cryptocurrencies are likely to thrive, moving forward….

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November 20, 2018

Are Cryptocurrencies Indeed Currencies? Part 3

Are Cryptocurrencies Indeed Currencies? Part 3

As explained in the previous parts of this article, cryptocurrencies are not considered to be assets since they do not generate any cash flows and are not commodities in the traditional sense since they are not raw materials used to produce anything useful. However, there are some digital currencies, like Ethereum, which take on characteristics…

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November 20, 2018

Are Cryptocurrencies Indeed Currencies? Part 2

Are Cryptocurrencies Indeed Currencies? Part 2

To further understand the nature of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and how they relate to traditional assets, we need to examine the differences between investing and trading them. Key to this is the fact that you can both price and value assets. Interestingly though, you can price commodities more easily than you can value them,…

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November 20, 2018

Are Cryptocurrencies Indeed Currencies? Part 1

Are Cryptocurrencies Indeed Currencies? Part 1

One of the most interesting arguments of the modern age of financial investment is that between the opponents and supporters of digital money. On one side, those against cryptocurrencies contend that Bitcoin and other such digital currencies are a scam and that people who are “fooled” into buying them will soon pay the price for…

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November 19, 2018

Jack Ma & Alibaba’s Spectacular Rise to Success

Jack Ma, a former English teacher, made history in 2014 when his company, Alibaba Inc. set a record as the world’s biggest public stock offering, raising $25 billion. But at first, things didn’t go quite as planned for Ma. Jack Ma was born on October 15, 1964, to a low-income family in communist China. After…

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November 19, 2018

Marissa Mayer: What Happened to the Tech World’s Wonder Woman?

Marissa Mayer, once touted as Yahoo’s savior, left the firm in disgrace after a series of high-profile scandals. Mayer, a Stanford University graduate, joined Yahoo in 2012 after a 13-year stint at Google, having joined the iconic tech giant in its very early days. She started out as employee #20 at Google with unassuming tasks…

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November 13, 2018

AvaTrade Announces Collaboration with Friedberg Direct in Canada

AvaTrade Announces Collaboration with Friedberg Direct in Canada

Dublin, November 13, 2018: AvaTrade is proud to announce its new collaboration with Friedberg Direct, a division of one of Canada’s oldest and well-known dealers, Friedberg Mercantile Group Ltd. Friedberg Direct has licensed the AvaTrade Technology in order to offer AvaTrade platforms to Canadian residents. Starting today, this collaboration will allow Canadians to trade with…

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