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What Is a Blockchain Smart Contract?

April 27, 2021

Smart contracts are blockchain-based programs that self-execute when certain conditions are met. They can power something as simple as an ERC20 token or as complicated as an entire decentralized finance (DeFi) application.

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What’s the Difference Between Proof of Authority and Proof of Stake?

April 25, 2021

Proof of Authority and Proof of Stake are becoming increasingly popular alternatives to the original consensus method, Proof of Work. But what’s the difference between these two models?

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What Is a Crypto Gas Limit?

April 22, 2021

Gas is the fuel of the Ethereum network, and the gas limit is the amount of gas that any user is willing to pay for to have their transaction processed. Can you reduce your ETH fees by sticking to a low gas limit? Unfortunately, it’s not quite so simple.

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5 real-world use cases for NFTs (non-fungible tokens)

April 19, 2021

Love them or hate them (there seems to be little middle ground where NFTs are concerned), non-fungible tokens are here to stay.

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What are NFTs? Non-fungible tokens explained for all

April 15, 2021

Lately, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have taken the world by storm. But what exactly are NFTs? And why are they commanding so much global attention?

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Tether continues to fuel crypto market liquidity

April 3, 2021

From the moment Satoshi Nakamoto published his white paper in 2009, Bitcoin has been the highest-priced, most well-known, and most coveted cryptocurrency. But when it comes to ensuring liquidity on the crypto market, a different coin has gained prominence: Tether (USDT).

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EQUOS Origin explainer: How does EQO enhance my earnings potential?

March 19, 2021

The core utility of EQUOS Origin (EQO) is around enhanced earning power on assets held in “Earn” accounts on the EQUOS platform and in Digivault wallets.

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Bitcoin Cash: Cheaper and Faster Transactions

March 14, 2021

Bitcoin Cash arose as a result of suggested updates to the Bitcoin protocol that were not unanimously accepted. A hard fork split the original Bitcoin network, and the coins along the new fork have since been referred to as ‘Bitcoin Cash,’ which trades under the ticker ‘BCH.’

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ETH: Decentralized finance’s ultimate power coin

March 4, 2021

As EQUOS launches Ether Perpetuals on its platform, we look again at the growth and utility of the underlying Ethereum network, and focus on how it has fueled the burgeoning Decentralized Finance industry.

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How to Trade in a Sideways Market

February 16, 2021

Cryptocurrency markets are famous for their inherent volatility, yet they are also no stranger to quieter periods. In fact, Bitcoin (BTC) spent almost two months in the summer of 2020 locked in a stubborn trading range between $9,000 and $10,000. The number-one cryptocurrency almost resembled a stablecoin with its uncharacteristic lack of volatility during that time. So, how do traders learn to trade in sideways markets and capitalize on the smallest fluctuations in an asset's price? Here are a few tips.

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Perpetuals Trading Series: How EQUOS deals with liquidation

January 22, 2021

As we explained in the previous sections in this guide, an account is only able to send new orders as long as its Total Account Margin is higher than the Initial Margin required for all open positions and open orders. As soon as the Total Account Margin drops below the Initial Margin, the account can no longer send any new orders unless such order would reduce the existing position (e.g. a sell order, when the current position is long). To continue adding positions (e.g. add buy orders, when the current position is long), the trader will have to transfer additional funds that can be used for margin to their wallet, close open orders, or close open positions.

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How Does Liquidation Work?

January 11, 2021

As touched on last week, the industry standard is to perform no credit checks on traders, and there is no recourse for a trader that has accumulated negative margin balance to make good on their losses. Because of this, the crypto trading industry introduced auto-liquidation as a layer of protection for the exchange against potential losses as well as a guarantee that winning trades are honored… But how does this really work?

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