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What are Stablecoins and how do they work?

Stablecoins are one type of cryptocurrency that is designed to maintain a fixed value over time. The value of a stablecoin is typically pegged to another asset class such as fiat currencies or precious metals. In this setup, one unit of the cryptocurrency typically equals one unit of the real currency. Unlike highly volatile cryptocurrencies…

Kimora Diep | 15th May 2022 | More
Is this the Lehman moment for stablecoins?

Recent falls seen in cryptocurrency markets are being blamed on the crash of a stablecoin TerraUSD which fell 90 per cent from its $1 value this week, while its sister token Terra (LUNA) slumped more than 99.97% in the past five days. Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies where the price is designed to be pegged to fiat…

Ishan Dan | 13th May 2022 | More
  • What is Luna and is it really the end for crypto?

    This week’s crash and burn of stablecoin Luna and TerraUST have raised concerns about the implications such a crash will have on investors, VC funds, other larger cryptocurrencies and the wider economy. It even raised the eyebrows of US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen who outlined her stance on the risks that exist with stablecoins. Yellen…

    Ishan Dan | 13th May 2022 | More
    ETF Securities wins Australia’s crypto ETF race

    ETF Securities has won the race to list Australia’s first cryptocurrency ETF, ending a long drawn out battle among ETF providers. Australia’s first Cboe exchange-listed bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs are set to launch on Thursday, giving investors long-awaited access to both cryptocurrencies. A delay stalled the previous launch date of April 27. ETF Securities and…

    Ishan Dan | 11th May 2022 | More
  • ETF Securities to launch Australia’s first crypto ETFs

    ETF Securities and 21Shares have confirmed the launch of Australia’s first Bitcoin and Ethereum exchange-traded funds ( ETFs), allowing local investors to invest in both cryptocurrencies. According to a press announcement, the leading provider of exchange-traded funds will launch two funds offering simple and cost-effective access to cryptocurrency investments. They are: ETFS 21Shares Bitcoin ETF…

    Ishan Dan | 22nd Apr 2022 | More
    Is this be the start of the next Bitcoin bull market?

    Australian Blockchain Week 2022 is currently underway, showcasing the best of the Australian ecosystem, bringing together industry, academia, and government. NFTs (non-fungible tokens), DeFi (decentralised finance) and the Metaverse, which are all built on blockchain, are widely considered the future of economics, creative tech and value. To date, however, 2022 hasn’t been an easy one…

    Ishan Dan | 1st Apr 2022 | More
    Why decentralised autonomous organisations are the future of investing

    DAO, pronounced “Dow,” is the latest buzzword among crypto enthusiasts. But what does it mean? No, it’s not a shortened nickname for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and no, it’s not a Chinese Mandarin word for pathway. DAO is a newly formed acronym that stands for Decentralised Autonomous Organisation. A DAO is a new kind…

    Ishan Dan | 30th Mar 2022 | More
    ANZ launched a ‘stable coin’, why does it matter?

    ANZ has leapfrogged its competition to become the first bank in the world to mint a stable coin that is pegged to the Australian dollar. A stable coin is a digital asset designed to keep its value stable in relation to another asset. The landmark transaction is a sign of approval and vote of confidence…

    Ishan Dan | 25th Mar 2022 | More
    What is the Metaverse and why should you care? 

    What exactly is the Metaverse? It’s one of the buzziest words right now. Will the Metaverse change the way we live, work, and socialize – or is it all hype? The Origin of ‘Metaverse’ The term “Metaverse” can be traced back to Neal Stephenson in his novel Snow Crash. In the novel, characters enter the…

    Kimora Diep | 20th Mar 2022 | More
  • Cointree’s Shane Stevenson believes every financial asset will be tokenised

    In the weird and wonderful world of cryptocurrency, almost every day a new buzz-word is added to our vocabulary to reflect the fast changing scene. For example, NFT, or non-fungible token, was made the Word of the Year by Collins Dictionary in 2021. For those that don’t know, NFTs are certificates that prove you own…

    Ishan Dan | 11th Feb 2022 | More
    2022 to see crypto in the mainstream

    It’s been an extraordinary year for cryptocurrency. From Bitcoin hitting US$1 trillion ($1.4 trillion) in market value to Elon Musk’s Dogecoin tweets, it’s been a record year for the digital asset class, which, according to CoinGecko, surpassed US$3.3 trillion ($4.6 trillion) in total value as of last Monday. It does set up some big expectations…

    Ishan Dan | 9th Feb 2022 | More
    Greatest “meme stock” pivots into NFT world

    GameStop Corp (NYSE:GME) – GameStop is back. The US video game, consumer electronics, and gaming retailer has unveiled a new partnership with blockchain-based non-fungible token (NFT) platform, Sydney, Australia-based Immutable X (Ethereum token), in a move to expand into the NFT ecosystem. GME shares rose 3 per cent on the day.  It seems GameStop is…

    Ishan Dan | 9th Feb 2022 | More