December 31, 2018

Different Approaches to Cryptocurrency Regulation

Different Approaches to Cryptocurrency Regulation

The demand for digital currencies globally has continued to rise ever since their introduction in 2008. However, with more than 1500 types of cryptocurrencies, capped at trillions of dollars being traded globally, and with the expansion of the underlying blockchain ledger system, there is an increasing awareness by regulators and governments across the globe about…

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December 31, 2018

Top 10 Cryptos (That Are Not Bitcoin)

Top 10 Cryptos (That Are Not Bitcoin)

Since its launch in 2009, Bitcoin has dominated the cryptocurrency scene. To this date, it remains the poster child of the crypto world, the gold standard. But it has also inspired many spinoffs or crypto projects, and there are now over 1500 crypto coins on the market. Apart from Bitcoin, here are 10 of the…

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December 20, 2018

AvaTrade adds more cryptocurrencies and reduces crypto swaps

AvaTrade adds more cryptocurrencies and reduces crypto swaps

Dublin, December 18, 2018: AvaTrade, a leading forex and CFD broker, has taken yet another step in dominating the cryptocurrency trading market, by recently adding Stellar (XLMUSD) and Dash (DASHUSD) to its already rich portfolio. In addition to that, AvaTrade has reduced its overnight swaps on all cryptocurrency trades by over 50% and now has…

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December 19, 2018

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Ripple

Join the Ripple success-story today – open an account now! Register Now Or Try Free Demo Many traders’ portfolios enjoy the benefits of Ripple’s glitz and glam. But not everyone can afford to buy cryptos these days. As the interest grew, so did the demand and the price. Online brokers, like us at AvaTrade, offer…

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November 26, 2018

Bitcoin’s 10th Anniversary

Bitcoin’s 10th Anniversary

Saying that 2008 was not a good year is a serious understatement. The world was in the middle of a financial crisis, the worst of its kind since the great depression of the 1930s. But even in dark days, there is always a ray of hope. On the 31st of October 2008, the Bitcoin whitepaper…

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November 20, 2018

How to Value Cryptocurrencies

How to Value Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies are truly a unique type of investment. On any given day, a crypto may see double or even triple-digit gains or losses, making it incredibly difficult for most traders to determine the actual cryptocurrency value of a particular coin. However, if you invest in Bitcoin or any other digital currencies, knowing how to compare…

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November 20, 2018

Cryptocurrencies – The Future of Money?

Cryptocurrencies – The Future of Money?

In 2009, when the Bitcoin whitepaper came out, the idea was clear: there was a need to create a decentralised currency system that would free the ‘masses’ from the firm grip of central banks and other financial institutions. Bitcoin was born, becoming the currency of the people, effectively making fiat the currency of governments. Almost…

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November 20, 2018

Cryptocurrencies in FinTech

Cryptocurrencies in FinTech

Over the past few years, cryptocurrencies have had a big impact on the global financial niche. Although Bitcoin and most other cryptocurrencies have declined in value in recent months from record highs last year, they now appear to be stabilising. This has led financial experts to conclude that cryptocurrencies are likely to thrive, moving forward….

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November 20, 2018

Are Cryptocurrencies Indeed Currencies? Part 3

Are Cryptocurrencies Indeed Currencies? Part 3

As explained in the previous parts (1,2) of this article, cryptocurrencies are not considered to be assets since they do not generate any cash flows and are not commodities in the traditional sense since they are not raw materials used to produce anything useful. However, there are some digital currencies, like Ethereum, which take on…

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November 20, 2018

Are Cryptocurrencies Indeed Currencies? Part 2

Are Cryptocurrencies Indeed Currencies? Part 2

To further understand the nature of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and how they relate to traditional assets, we need to examine the differences between investing and trading them. Key to this is the fact that you can both price and value assets. Interestingly though, you can price commodities more easily than you can value them,…

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November 20, 2018

Are Cryptocurrencies Indeed Currencies? Part 1

Are Cryptocurrencies Indeed Currencies? Part 1

One of the most interesting arguments of the modern age of financial investment is that between the opponents and supporters of digital money. On one side, those against cryptocurrencies contend that Bitcoin and other such digital currencies are a scam and that people who are “fooled” into buying them will soon pay the price for…

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November 19, 2018

Jack Ma & Alibaba’s Spectacular Rise to Success

Jack Ma & Alibaba’s Spectacular Rise to Success

Jack Ma, a former English teacher, made history in 2014 when his company, Alibaba Inc. set a record as the world’s biggest public stock offering, raising $25 billion. But at first, things didn’t go quite as planned for Ma. Jack Ma was born on October 15, 1964, to a low-income family in communist China. After…

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November 19, 2018

Marissa Mayer: What Happened to the Tech World’s Wonder Woman?

Marissa Mayer: What Happened to the Tech World’s Wonder Woman?

Marissa Mayer, once touted as Yahoo’s savior, left the firm in disgrace after a series of high-profile scandals. Mayer, a Stanford University graduate, joined Yahoo in 2012 after a 13-year stint at Google, having joined the iconic tech giant in its very early days. She started out as employee #20 at Google with unassuming tasks…

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November 13, 2018

AvaTrade Announces Collaboration with Friedberg Direct in Canada

AvaTrade Announces Collaboration with Friedberg Direct in Canada

Dublin, November 13, 2018: AvaTrade is proud to announce its new collaboration with Friedberg Direct, a division of one of Canada’s oldest and well-known dealers, Friedberg Mercantile Group Ltd. Friedberg Direct has licensed the AvaTrade Technology in order to offer AvaTrade platforms to Canadian residents. Starting today, this collaboration will allow Canadians to trade with…

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September 4, 2018

AvaTrade Reduces Spreads by Nearly 50%

AvaTrade Reduces Spreads by Nearly 50%

Dublin, September 4th, 2018: AvaTrade, the leading forex and CFD broker, has reduced its spreads by up to 50% across all FX & CFDs. This modification intensifies AvaTrade as an industry-leading broker with some of the best trading conditions on the market, including ultra-low spreads, innovative trading platforms, and professional services. On top of these…

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June 12, 2018

Manchester City Expands Partnership with AvaTrade

Manchester City Expands Partnership with AvaTrade

Dublin, June 12, 2018: English Premier League football club Manchester City has announced a new multi-year partnership with AvaTrade to become the Club’s Official Online Trading Partner. AvaTrade is a leading online broker, whose client base spans the globe. The company is revolutionising the online trading industry by providing an innovative, user-oriented trading environment built…

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February 20, 2018

AvaTrade Takes Crypto Lead

AvaTrade Takes Crypto Lead

Dublin, February 20, 2018: AvaTrade, the leading forex and CFD broker announced today that it is adding 2 high-profile cryptocurrencies to its massive selection of 250+ financial instruments. Bitcoin Gold and EOS have recently become the go-to instruments for traders across the globe and are now available on the AvaTrade top platforms at optimal trading…

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