Popular NFT use cases

A growing interest in non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has paved the way for many different use cases, prominent ones being an NFT Art and crypto collectible. But NFTs aren’t limited to these two applications. As NFTs evolve, we will likely witness more mainstream and experimental...

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IOTA Bullish Uptrend and Recent Developments

The IOTA (MIOTA) token has been witnessing staggering growth (up 137%) to $1.18 this past week, courtesy of its partnership with Intel Corporation and Dell Technologies Inc. IOTA is a distributed ledger platform designed for the Internet of Things (IoT), a system of interrelated...

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What is BaaSid (BAAS)?

Blockchain technology has been around for quite some time now. While developed countries and multinational corporations are currently exploring and developing blockchain-based applications, the financial technology (FinTech) application has been at the forefront of blockchain adoption. Besides, other industries have also realized that blockchain...

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What is Elrond (EGLD)?

Elrond is a blockchain network combining Adaptive State Sharding and its unique Secure Proof of Stake (SPoS) consensus mechanism to offer an “internet-scale” blockchain with utmost scalability, efficiency, security, and interoperability for enterprises. There is no denying that blockchain can take the world of...

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How to use Bollinger bands

Bollinger Bands are commonly used when trading cryptocurrency. Bollinger bands are a type of overlay fitted into a crypto chart’s price plot, and consists of a pair of lines plotted two standard deviations above and below a market’s SMA. When the market increases in...

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How to draw Fibonacci Retracements

One of the most widely followed mathematical indicators in cryptocurrency trading – the Fibonacci – is based on the Golden Ratio commonly observed throughout nature, and suggests that following a clearly defined trend move, the market retraces a certain percentage of the directional move....

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Hammer and inverted hammer candlestick patterns

The hammer and inverted hammer candlestick patterns are two of the most common and easily identifiable reversal patterns in technical analysis of financial markets, including for crypto traders. These two candlestick varieties typically appear at the end of downtrending price action and are characterized...

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How to short Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a highly volatile asset. Anyone can profit when the price goes up, but taking advantage of negative price movement is not so clear cut. To do this most effectively with cryptocurrency trading, you need master how to short Bitcoin. In this article,...

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Blockchain use cases

Companies around the world are jumping at the chance to utilize blockchain technology, hoping to improve their business. But how much value can blockchain bring and in which industries is it going to make the most impact? Let’s take a look. Blockchain and...

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What is hash rate?

Hash rate, also referred to as hash power, is a fundamental part of any cryptocurrency utilizing a Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus mechanism, such as Bitcoin. Hash rate is the measure of how fast a computer is completing an operation in a PoW network. Essentially, hash rate...

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How to use the stochastic oscillator

The stochastic oscillator, or stoch or stochastics, is a trading indicator that follows the speed of trading momentum. This indicator is often used to determine overbought and oversold states in crypto trading. As it is an oscillator, stoch fluctuates between and 100: Under 20 = oversold Over 80 = overbought The idea behind the

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AAVE token is now available to trade on Liquid Exchange

What is Aave protocol? Aave is a decentralized non-custodial protocol where users can participate as depositors or borrowers. Depositors provide liquidity to the market to earn a passive income, while borrowers are able to borrow in an overcollateralized (perpetually) or undercollateralized (one-block liquidity) fashion....

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What are privacy coins?

Over the past decade, we’ve seen explosive and unprecedented growth in the cryptocurrency market. With this growth, many people have been discussing the importance of financial privacy. Flying the flag for privacy are what we call privacy coins. In this article, we’ll learn all...

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What is Ethereum?

If Bitcoin is the Jay-Z of crypto, then Ethereum might be Kanye West. These are the two most well-known cryptocurrencies around. In this article, we will look at what is Ethereum. We will cover: The origins of Ethereum The Ethereum ICO Transactions with Ether The launch...

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Compound (COMP) is now listed on Liquid exchange

What is Compound? Compound is a DeFi platform that allows retail users to lend their coins to each other. The protocol is based on the Ethereum blockchain that establishes money markets, which are pools of assets with algorithmically derived interest rates, based on the...

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Elastic Supply Tokens Explained

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) has seen an explosion of new types of financial products on the blockchain. Elastic supply tokens relatively new and less known concepts that fall under the DeFi sector. Through smart contracts, the supply of these tokens is algorithmically adjusted through a...

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What is Polkadot (DOT)?

Polkadot is a blockchain protocol that connects multiple specialized chains into a single universal network. Blockchain is undoubtedly a ground-breaking technology that powers the entire cryptocurrency ecosystem, including Decentralized Finance. Despite it being such a driving force behind the future of finance in the...

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An introduction to NFTs

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are digital assets that derive value from their scarcity and uniqueness.  Today, there is a growing need for secure possession and transfer of digital assets. With the advent of cryptocurrencies, the concept behind digital assets, including security tokens, utility tokens, and...

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What is a Network Effect?

A network effect refers to a significant change in a product/service value due to increased usage. Network effects play a significant role in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. For example, if new users join a particular blockchain network in large numbers, the underlying service likely offers...

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What are flash loans in DeFi?

Among the useful building blocks in Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Flash Loans allow users to borrow crypto assets from a designated smart contract pool without collateral. In this article, Coins shield has discussed everything you need to know about Flash Loans, their use cases, and...

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What are Wrapped tokens?

The lack of cross-chain interoperability between blockchains is the reason why Bitcoin can’t operate on Ethereum. Coins that exist on a given blockchain can’t be simply transferred to another. Wrapped tokens are a way to circumvent this limitation and use non-native assets on a...

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What is Arbitrage Trading?

Arbitrage trading is a common strategy in the trading world that is primarily common amongst large finance institutions. It is s a relatively low-risk trading strategy that takes advantage of price differences across markets. Arbitrage trading continues to attract crypto traders and investors in...

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What is SegWit?

One of the most frequently discussed terms in the cryptocurrency community over the past few years has been SegWit. In this article, we’ll look at what SegWit is, why and how it came to be, and its role in the cryptocurrency marketplace. The basics...

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What is a 51% attack?

Over the past year or so, a number of cryptocurrencies have come under 51% attack. To understand what 51% attack is, we need to step back and understand a few concepts about how blockchains work. Decentralized networks have long existed before Bitcoin, the most...

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How to use pivot points

A pivot point is a trading indicator that highlights key price levels in the current trading session based on data from the previous trading session. A pivot point, which is calculated with a previous session’s high, low and close, is often accompanied by a...

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What makes a good IEO?

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) rose in popularity in 2017 due to the potential gains traders could make. ICOs, more commonly referred to now as IEOs (initial exchange offerings), are a novel way of crowdfunding projects harnessing blockchain technology. Traders contribute cryptocurrencies (or fiat, occasionally)...

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A Handy Guide to Bitcoin ATMs

Although Bitcoin has become a household name worldwide, most people are confused when they hear the term Bitcoin ATM. It happens because people have associated ATMs with printed money since the very beginning of these ‘magical’ machines across traffic junctions and nearby banks. Here’s...

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Best Crypto Books to Read in 2021

Coins Shield strives to help people understand the complex world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. There can be no better resource than the internet when you want to learn more about cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology. It should be the case since cryptocurrencies are imagined...

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Cryptocurrency Price Analysis

Last week, cryptocurrency prices were up despite Bitcoin price consolidating (down 6.3%) in a $35K-$40K range.  BTC has formed an ascending triangle, which should resolve to the upside (breakout). altcoins had a good week overall, with plenty of gains across the board, as evident...

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How to buy Ripple (XRP)?

Most people who know about crypto have heard of Ripple, the global payments company, building systems to improve cross-border money transfers. More than 200 financial institutions choose Ripple because of its low fees, super-speed high security. But no discussion about Ripple would be complete...

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What are atomic swaps?

With cryptocurrencies, there are several ways to conduct transactions between parties. Sending Bitcoin to your friend can be done directly on the blockchain by sending the payment directly to his or her wallet. However, Bitcoin is known to be relatively expensive and very slow...

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What is Bitcoin mining?

Bitcoin miners are often described as the backbone of the Bitcoin network. Through the process of mining, they’re responsible for creating new Bitcoins, validating transactions and ensuring that the network remains secure. What is a bitcoin “miner”? A bitcoin miner really refers to a...

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What gives cryptocurrencies value?

A cryptocurrency’s value is generally derived from its utility, use case and, ultimately, demand, among other factors. Understanding this will help you make good decisions when it comes to choosing which cryptocurrency coins you trade and invest in. Utility A token has utility if...

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What makes a good IEO?

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) rose in popularity in 2017 due to the potential gains traders could make. ICOs, more commonly referred to now as IEOs (initial exchange offerings), are a novel way of crowdfunding projects harnessing blockchain technology. Traders contribute cryptocurrencies (or fiat, occasionally)...

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How to use pivot points

A pivot point is a trading indicator that highlights key price levels in the current trading session based on data from the previous trading session. A pivot point, which is calculated with a previous session’s high, low and close, is often accompanied by a...

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What is a 51% attack?

Over the past year or so, a number of cryptocurrencies have come under 51% attack. To understand what 51% attack is, we need to step back and understand a few concepts about how blockchains work. Decentralized networks have long existed before Bitcoin, the most...

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What is the Lightning Network?

The lightning network is Bitcoin’s solution to its scalability issues. Bitcoin’s slow confirmation time and expensive transaction fees have severely limited further growth and adoption. The Lightning Network aims to allow transactions to occur off-chain, meaning each and every transaction no longer needs to be...

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What is SegWit?

One of the most frequently discussed terms in the cryptocurrency community over the past few years has been SegWit. In this article, we’ll look at what SegWit is, why and how it came to be, and its role in the cryptocurrency marketplace. The basics...

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What are gas fees?

Gas provides the fuel that keeps the Ethereum blockchain running 24/7. Every action that takes place on Ethereum (whether it’s a transaction, token sale or a hard fork) requires gas. Gas helps Ethereum calculate the fees needed to execute a given action, and it...

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What is Uniswap (UNI)?

Uniswap is one of the essential protocols in Decentralized Finance (DeFi), with its native token UNI being probably one of the most distributed tokens ever. The DeFi ecosystem aims to eliminate intermediaries in various financial applications through decentralized products that use smart contracts. One...

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How to buy Polkadot (DOT) token on Liquid Exchange

What is Polkadot? Polkadot is a blockchain protocol designed to support multiple chains within a single network. It aims to overcome a problem in the current blockchain landscape: hundreds of blockchains exist in isolation and have little ability to communicate. People find value in...

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How NFT’s Are Disrupting the Collectibles Industry

In the rapidly evolving blockchain industry, nonfungible tokens (NFTs) are on the rise as tokens that are limited in their digital scarcity. NFTs are bridging assets across various collectible industries, such as gaming, sports, and fine arts closer to blockchain technology. But what exactly...

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Chainlink Listed On Liquid Exchange

Chainlink (LINK), currently the #6 cryptocurrency on CoinMarketCap, is the latest token to be listed on Liquid Exchange. Chainlink addresses an issue known as the “oracle problem.” The oracle problem concerns smart contracts – smart contracts live and operate on a variety of blockchains....

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DGB, NEO bullish setup analyses

DigiByte (DGB), one of the longest running blockchain projects, has flashed bullish signals on MACD and RSI. Also, it recently bounced off of its Support line @ $0.02 (see chart).  Trading around Support / Resistance lines is one of the simpliest and most effective strategies. ...

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QSP momentum breakout!

Our Screener has just alerted us of a new Buy opportunity: QSP. QSP just experienced a bullish MACD crossover (above the MACD signal line) along with a bullish RSI crossover (above the centerline of 50), and a bullish uptrend in OBV.  These are overlayed...

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BTC breaking out?!….could pull ALTs with it

Bitcoin closed at $10,670 yesterday and managed to breakout of its $10,000-$10,500 range that it was stuck in since September 1 BTC now seems poised to attack its 2020 highs of $12,500, which would likely spark another rally in altcoins. It could be premature...

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Maker (MKR) is now listed on Liquid Exchange

What is Maker? Maker (MKR) is the governance token of the Maker Protocol, one of the largest dapps on the Ethereum blockchain. The Maker protocol is a DeFi (decentralized finance) application, used to create the stablecoin Dai, a decentralized, unbiased, collateral-backed cryptocurrency pegged to...

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