- how it enables more crypto holders to benefit from DeFi

As Bitcoin once again is outperforming some major altcoins yet again, Bitcoin holders are arguably not convinced to sell their Bitcoin to benefit from DeFi products that enable users to earn passive income on their portfolio. Similarly, traders holding Monero or Litecoin out of conviction might find Compound an interesting proposition but can’t access it without owning ERC-20 assets.

And while Bitcoin DeFi (yes, it’s a thing now)is slowly picking up, it is still far from offering the variety of services and platforms that have grown on Ethereum. As a result, the only way for holders of non-ERC 20 assets…


How Enjin alleviates some of the problems in Gaming

Last week, I covered the existing problems in the gaming industry and concluded that gaming could need a bit of a make-over. The most prevalent issues in gaming are cheating, centralization, lack of fair revenue sharing mechanisms, and online piracy. You can find in-depth explanations and some fascinating stats in last week's post here.

This post will cover how blockchain can address some of the challenges above and introduce one of the most ambitious gaming blockchain platforms: Enjin. Let’s dive in.

Cheating

While 9 out of 10 players report having had a bad game experience because other players were cheating, a…


Once you’re slightly bored of just trading spot, the next thing you might look for are crypto derivatives. Like financial derivatives in the traditional financial markets, they come in various forms and various assets. One of the latest additions to the repertoire of the crypto instrument are perpetual contracts.

Perpetual contracts are similar to futures contracts in which traders bet on the future price of an asset, be that higher or lower than the current. However, unlike futures contracts, perpetual contracts don’t have an expiry date and can be traded for an infinite amount of time.

When trading these contracts…


They say men come from mars and women from Venus. This might explain why Elon Musk and other space adventurers are eager to go to Mars when Venus is closer to earth. Coincidence that Swipe decided to call their lending and borrowing protocol after the planet that supposedly women are from?

We might never find out. Regardless, today I will cover Venus protocol — a DeFi protocol built on top of the Binance Smart Chain (BSC). Recently, a lot of attention in the BSC ecosystem has been focused on new meme coins that were issued at incredible speed. …


Recently, NFTs (non-fungible tokens) have become mainstream enough that even our parents start asking about them. However, NFTs have been around for years already without catching the limelight of the non-crypto crowd. Maybe one reason it took some time for this new technology to be noticed is that the community involved in NFTs is not known to be the one loudly advocating what’s going on: Gamers. 🎮

Not surprisingly, gamers were among the first to adopt cryptocurrencies. Since gamers have been using in-game currencies to buy virtual goods for some time, using money that isn’t created by a central bank…


Most people that hear of Bitcoin will think of it as a currency, maybe a store of value. When talking of blockchain, we might associate the underlying protocol of cryptocurrencies with that. However, when it comes down to it, a blockchain is nothing more and nothing less than a distributed database where every participant stores a local copy of transaction data to ensure that no one entity can mess with the data.

The challenge of many blockchain protocols is that they can’t solve the trilemma surrounding decentralization, security, and scalability. As the common wisdom goes, a protocol can only have…


As the decentralized Finance (DeFi) space continues to grow, more and more assets are locked into CDPs (Collateral Debt Positions), used to provide liquidity, stake tokens, digitize art, or create synthetic assets. These are just a few of the possibilities that smart contracts offer.

However, with all its innovations, the DeFi space is highly fragmented, with different projects accepting different tokens, running on other protocols, and functioning with different algorithms. …


Since we listed Zcoin back in 2020, a lot of things have happened. Among others, the privacy-focused cryptocurrency isn’t called Zcoin anymore but re-branded to firo.

In this post, we’ll give an overview of the most important upgrades and developments at firo in the last few months.

Yet, first things first, why do privacy currencies matter? While cryptocurrencies are now more than ten years old, the myth persists that all crypto transactions would be anonymous. Most major marketcap cryptocurrencies record all transactions in a public ledger. While the wallet address you use might at first glance not reveal much about…


GamerCoin (GHX) is the first EU licensed token for gamers. The digital asset is part of the GamerHash platform, a cutting-edge platform that’s already enabling more than 600,000 users worldwide to monetize their idle computing resources.

GamerHash was launched in 2017 and included an app, a web platform as well as a mobile app. The main purpose of the GamerHash ecosystem is to reward gamers for their sharing their excessive computing resources. As research has found, an average user will only use 15% of the available computing power when using their computer. …


and some Shibspo to follow for your daily dose of cute dogs

Despite the bigger sell-off in the cryptocurrency markets, many tokens are still trading at a higher price point than last year this time. While technically this can’t be said for the Shiba Token, as it was just launched in August 2020, the token marketing itself as the Dogecoin killer is still trading way above its initial launch price of less than $0.00000001.

But what exactly is the Shiba token (token ticker: SHIB)?

Thanks to the love affair Elon Musk seems to be having with Dogecoin, the first Meme coin has reached never-before-seen interest and was subject to speculation driving up…

Naomi Oba

Marketing Manager at the Bitcoin.com Exchange — passionate about financial education, blockchain and food

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