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Cryptocurrency insights
Cryptocurrency insights

Cryptocurrency insights

A blog that looks at the recent cryptocurrency developments and trends and tries to put them in context.


Building A Dream DeFi Portfolio

4 weeks ago 4 minute read comments crypto_moose

Still in its early days Decentralized Finance (DeFi)  has already reached 1 billion dollars in valuation in early 2020 but still “represents a tiny segment of the crypto-industry.”  The majority of DeFi is being built on the Ethereum platform to comp...

Implications Of The First Equity Swap Completed On The Blockchain

28 Feb 2020 2 minute read comments crypto_moose

What is an Equity Swap? An equity swap is a financial derivative contract (a swap) where a set of future cash flows are agreed to be exchanged between two counterparties at set dates in the future. The two cash flows are usually referred to as "legs"...

What Wine Goes Best With Blockchain?

27 Jan 2020 1 minute read comments crypto_moose

Counterfeiting of good wines, is a big problem for the wine industry which sees cheaper fake knock off bottles, particularly of red wines, sold at higher prices with the proceeds accruing to the fraudsters and not the vintners or distributors. An Ita...

Crypto Insurance - Current Options for Investments

27 Jan 2020 3 minute read comments crypto_moose

We have car insurance, life insurance, house-property insurance and now a form of cryptocurrency insurance is available.  Experts have suggested that the cryptocurrency sector needs a reliable insurance mechanism. In December 2019 the first "stabilit...

Bitcoin-Ethereum’s Golden Ratio

26 Jan 2020 2 minute read comments crypto_moose

What might be Ethereum’s price during the next bull run? One metric to watch is the Bitcoin to Ethereum ratio. When looking at precious metals markets forecasters look at the gold to silver ratio to detect whether a bull market has started or ended. ...

Ripple CEO Announces its IPO Will Happen in 2020

24 Jan 2020 2 minute read comments crypto_moose

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Brad Garlinghouse the CEO of Ripple announced that its IPO is happening sometime in 2020. Moreover, he believes that other cryptocurrencies will also follow Ripple and initiate IPOs to become publicly tr...

Top 10 Cryptocurrency Market Capitalizations Through Time

23 Jan 2020 3 minute read comments crypto_moose

Why do some altcoins  have “staying power” while others appear, rise in to the top 10 by market capitalization -  only to slowly fade away. If you look back at the roster of top 10 coins from the previous five years you will see a small list of “forg...

How Many Cryptocurrency Projects Have Failed?

22 Jan 2020 2 minute read comments crypto_moose

Currently, there are approximately 2,368 cryptocurrencies. And each year there are a small number of new coins introduced.  Of these projects it is interesting to ask how many cryptocurrencies have failed? It is easy to see the successes in cryptocur...

China’s Official Cryptocurrency Handbook

21 Jan 2020 1 minute read comments crypto_moose

The Chinese government has had a confusing stance on cryptocurrencies previously banning cryptocurrency exchanges, and cryptocurrency projects (initial coin offerings) while still allowing bitcoin mining. In early 2018, representatives from the Peopl...

Cryptocurrency Taxation Signals Growing Main Stream Adoption

21 Jan 2020 4 minute read comments crypto_moose

As a new asset class, you know you are doing something right when the taxman shows up and wants to collect their share of your hard-earned cryptocurrency profits.  Prior to 2017  taxation and cryptocurrency capital gains (and losses) do not appear to...