Altcoins

How does Covid-19 impact cryptocurrencies?

Cryptocurrencies might just be the best medicine against Covid-19. Figurately speaking, of course. Vaccines are being rolled out in a number of countries as we speak — and this is definitely good news! However, the current unprecedented situation has severely damaged our economies and the crisis is expected to have serious long-term implications. So, is…

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Blockchain and energy consumption

Today, we would like to address the issue that has made cryptocurrencies and especially Bitcoin a target for criticism — the fact that the underlying mechanism makes cryptocurrencies highly energy-intensive. It was an especially hot topic a couple of years ago when an article published in Nature Climate Change was widely commented on and numerous…

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Are blockchain and cryptocurrencies promise of a brighter future?

Imagine a world that is poverty-free, environmentally-friendly, economically efficient and socially just. Impossible, you say? Perhaps. But what if we had a technology that helped us to move much closer to that dream? Maybe somewhere in the distant future, you say? But what if that technology was already here? Cryptocurrencies and especially the underlying blockchain…

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Diversify your portfolio AKA welcome to the world of altcoins!

Bitcoin is by far the most popular cryptocurrency in the world. Its market cap is bigger than all other cryptocurrencies combined — over 65% to be precise. Nevertheless, there are interesting options out there, so if you are considering to buy some alternative cryptocurrencies, called altcoins, instead of or in addition to bitcoins, that might…

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