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On the Binance Smart Chain, it is. Forget XRP, forget Tether, forget Cardano. The undisputed number 3 on the crypto market is now Binance Coin (BNB), the token of the world’s largest exchange. With a new high price of more than 600 Dollars per token, BNB has reached a size that now clearly differentiates it from Ethereum competitors such as Cardano (ADA) and Polkadot (DOT). BNB’s market capitalization of almost 100 billion euros is now twice as large as ADA or DOT. (last updated: 04.05.2021)

Photo by Vadim Artyukhin on Unsplash

BNB has started its race to catch up and is now in 3rd place. …


Millennials are going crazy after silver and want to buy it all — almost like the two brothers, Nelson Bunker and Herbert Hunt, in the seventies. But how does the silver market work and why is silver such an interesting asset at the moment?

Silver bars— tookapic, Pixabay.com

Purchasing Silver

Purchasing ALL the silver can be done, but not via futures exchanges such as the New York Comex. There, professional financial investors place bets on the future development of the silver price, while producers, traders, and processors of the metal protect themselves against undesirable price fluctuations. Generally, only virtual delivery rights to silver are traded; only…


Ethereum has become the blockchain of choice for many developers of decentralized applications. Ethereum has by far the largest developer community, surpassing even that of Bitcoin, as it is much more tech-oriented and developer-focused. Nonetheless, recently there have been more and more serious projects that could steal Ethereum’s place. After my detailed articles on Cardano and Polkadot, I’d like to compare them today. Which project is winning?

Photo by The Humantra on Unsplash — edited by the author

After several years of development, the first phase of Ethereum 2.0 (Is There Still Some Potential Left in Cryptocurrencies?) has been launched. The major upgrade has been in the pipeline since 2015. Of…


Ever heard of the “First Principle”? The first principle has already been defined by the ancient Greek and Roman philosophers. According to it, there is a so-called “fundamental truth” for everything.

First Principle Thinking defines a special way of thinking for complicated problems. This approach was used by the philosopher Aristotle and is used now by Elon Musk and Charlie Munger. It allows them to disrupt entire industries and see opportunities that others miss. But how?

Background

A “first principle” is a basic proposition or assumption that stands for itself. First-principles cannot be deduced from any other propositions/assumptions.

Aristotle, first mentioning…


Visa announced that it will allow the direct use of the USD Coin (USDC) stablecoin on Ethereum to process transactions on its payment network. The company launched the pilot program with payments and crypto platform Crypto.com.

ETH backed stable coin in the VISA network — pixabay.com

According to the announcement, Visa has spent the last year enabling digital currency processing capacity within its existing infrastructure. Anchorage, the first government-chartered digital asset bank in the U.S., will support the pilot program. The trio completed the first transaction earlier this month, with Crypto.com sending USDC to Visa’s Ethereum address at Anchorage.

The most advanced digital asset platform, for secure crypto custody, trading…


Cardano, the blockchain project behind the 5th-largest coin (ADA) by market cap, is about to receive its first stablecoin — AgeUSD.

Earlier this year, EMURGO has announced the launch of “AgeUSD”, the first stablecoin on Cardano. AgeUSD is a new algorithmic stablecoin protocol developed on the Ergo Blockchain in a joint partnership between the Ergo Foundation, Emurgo, and Charles Hoskinson’s Input-Output Global (IOG), the parent company of IOHK. However, according to Roman Pellerin, AgeUSD will also be available on Cardano as soon as the smart contract functionality has been unlocked.

With Charles Hoskinson, the founder of Cardano and co-founder of…


A cryptocurrency that can predict the future? Sounds a lot like science fiction. After all, we all know that you need a DeLorean DMC-12 to travel to the future. .. and those are hard to get there days.

Augur wants to use the phenomenon of swarm intelligence to estimate the outcome of events that lie ahead of us. Swarm intelligence itself is a fairly unexplored field, so this approach may initially sound very promising.

DeLorean? — pixabay.com and edited by the author

How Does It Work?

Essentially, it is a decentralized market platform for predictions. As an ERC20 token, Augur uses the Ethereum network to make predictions about real events.


Wallpapers, wallpapers, wallpapers. In recent months, many people have taken the home office and limited leisure time activities as an opportunity to bring a breath of fresh air into their own four walls. At the moment, extravagant and unusual wallpapers are particularly in demand. As a provider of high-resolution textures, Printtextures is in close contact with wallpaper manufacturers from all over the world and is therefore able to highlight trends and the future development of this industry.

Colored sea of flowers — Printtextures (detail shot) — 17717 x 11811px , 388 MB, 300dpi

Wallpapers can visually separate areas, such as the work corner in the living room, the bedroom or the hallway from other living areas…


The Hong Kong-based crypto company Crypto.com*, which makes it easy to buy and sell crypto assets via an app, wants to establish a business in the current hype surrounding non-fungible tokens (NFT). It wants to allow its currently more than ten million users to buy NFT-based digital artworks and collectibles.

Crypto.com | NFT — pixabay.com, edited by the author

NFTs

NFTs are:

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are unique cryptographic tokens that are not exchangeable. The tokens are unique and cannot be replicated or destroyed. “Non-fungible” more or less means that it’s unique and can’t be replaced with something else. …


Ripple (XRP) is a payment network for banks to make international payments between them more efficient and cost-effective. The project is primarily dedicated to payment transactions between different currencies and tries to make inefficient payment corridors more efficient.

Banks or payment service providers face two problems when conducting transactions across national borders (in different currency areas): On the one hand, liquidity must be available in all currencies involved, and on the other hand, it must be ensured that the payment works.

Old Economy’s future? — pexels.com. edited by the author

UniCredit, UBS, Santander, American Express — these are just four big names in the network of the Ripple payment…

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