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Hodl (often written as HODL) is a slang term in the cryptocurrency community. The term refers to the circumstance of keeping a crypto currency for a long time instead of selling it.

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Hashgraph is a distributed ledger technology that functions as an alternative to blockchain

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The hash rate is defined as the speed at which a computer can transform any amount of information into letters and numbers of a certain length. This process is called “hash”.

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A hardware wallet generates private keys offline. Since the wallet is not connected to the Internet, the storage is one of the most secure.

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Double spending is a phenomen that, until Satoshi Nakamoto solved it, allows individuals holding cryptos to spend the same coin two times

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According to a circular dated 4 October 2019, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued official regulations for crypto-fund managers. The 37-page document is entitled “Proforma Terms and Conditions for Licensed Corporations which Manage Portfolios that Invest in Virtual Assets.” In this document, SFC sets out conditions that apply to all companies that manage portfolios and invest in virtual assets. Organizational and financial guidelines Accordingly, asset managers in Hong Kong are expected to have liquid capital of at least 3 million Hong Kong dollars ($383,000) and a floating liquid capital. In addition, SFC recommends that the managers…

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A dispute in France has led to a landmark court decision. The decision of the Nanterre Commercial Court contained extensive case law, which also determined the legal nature of Bitcoin. The court considers Bitcoin in this case to be a fungible intangible asset. Just like paper money, Bitcoin legally represents an asset that is exchangeable but not individualizable. This is a landmark decision which should facilitate Bitcoin transactions in the future due to new legal certainty in France. Dispute over Bitcoin credit security led to the decision According to a report by Les Echos, a dispute between the French stock…

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The transaction volume in the Bitcoin network is constantly increasing. The annual transaction volume has grown steadily over the last 4 years to reach 727 billion USD, exceeding for example, Paypal. In a tweet, Blockchain analyst Willy Woo compared the number of transactions to transactions within traditional payment providers. For example, the payment service provider Visa processed around USD 8.2 trillion in 2018, which corresponds to eleven times the volume of Bitcoin transactions. The previous cash flow in the Bitcoin network has increased by a factor of about 10 in the last four years. If growth remains constant, this would…

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CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency) is the generic term for digital currencies issued by central banks

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A blockchain is a tamper-proof “cash book” organized in a series of linked “blocks” of data. These blocks are added according to a set of special rules (known as Consensus Algorithm). This allows networks of remote physical computers working together to form a single virtual computer.

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The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), in its quarterly report, has focused on “Trends in payment infrastructure”. In the 151-page report, the Swiss-based institution deals with, among other things, tokenized securities, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), cross-border payments and peer-to-peer innovations. In his introduction to the report, BIS Director General Agustin Castens makes the following points: The most transformative option for improving payments is a peer-to-peer agreement that directly links payers and payees and minimises the number of intermediaries. More efficiency not necessarily desirable With regard to tokenisation, the report mentions the marking of securities, which should make it possible…

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Sector Analysis March 2020 The exchange FTX rebalanced their Alt/Mid/Shit Indices on March 27, 2020. Also, a 20% weight cap for a single coin was introduced in each of the indices. In addition to that of the quarterly rebalancing, any further amendments will be published 24 hours prior. Alt Index The coins still within the Alt Index are BCH, BNB, BSV, EOS, ETH, LTC, and XRP. Leo and TRX have been added to the Mid Index. New Coins: Mid Index All three major exchange coins LEO, OKB, and HT have been consolidated in the Mid Index. The constituent number within…

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On the 26th of March, Swiss luxury watchmaker Breitling announced the release of a new limited edition of chronographic watches. For the first time, they will be certified according to the Arianee-protocol. This allows each watch to be assigned a unique digital identity, which is created using distributed ledger technology. Guarantee program for luxury watches at the Blockchain for the first time Breitling was founded in 1884 and is now committed to being the first watchmaker to issue watches with a warranty program through blockchain technology. The functional sequence is kept as simple as possible. Each watch in the aforementioned…

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The corona crisis now holds the world firmly in its grasp. Bitcoin was sent plummeting as the virus struck panic into the hearts of investors. Why wasn’t the crypto-asset a safe haven? These questions will be discussed with experts in our partner’s 10×10 webinar. It’s hard to believe: We humans, the dominant species on this planet, are currently subject to the mercy of an invisible microorganism. Covid-19 is also called the spoilsport and is the reason behind the global economic meltdown. — naturally the financial markets are not immune to the corona crisis. As a result, they have fallen sharply…

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Coin burning is the process of permanently removing coins (tokens) from the circulating supply, thereby reducing the overall supply.

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, the second largest courier service in China (SF Express) is intensively engaging in blockchain technology and its possible applications for the transport of various goods. Blockchain guarantees high standards and reliability It is not known how extensively the company currently uses blockchain, but it is reported that the company is looking to establish blockchain more and more for the shipment of drugs and food. The transport of drugs and food products requires high standards and an enormous amount of reliability. As the Global Times reports, the Shenzhen-based company sees the technology as pioneering in tracing the…

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