UnBakkt – What is Crypto Rehypothecation?

what is crypto rehypothecation?

Hypothecation is a fifty cent word that you should probably be familiar with if you have a home mortgage or have a margin brokerage account in America… Rehypothecation is the next iteration in hypothecation. And if you are an investor or considering investing in cryptocurrencies, you should definitely know about “crypto hypothecation” and the implications of the spread of “crypto rehypothecation”. Hypothecation is what happens when you pledge an asset as collateral for a debt. In the case of a home mortgage, you are pledging your home as the collateral…

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What Is A Qualified Crypto Custodian?

what is a qualified crypto custodian?

Security risks, hacking and cyber attacks, market volatility and regulatory risk make buying and selling cryptocurrencies stressful to say the least. Perhaps more stressful is the challenge of securely storing crypto assets for safe-keeping… A process known as “crypto custody”. However, online crypto financial services providers, such as Coinbase, Circle and BitGo are starting to offer secure crypto custodian solutions. These cryptocurrency platforms want to be the default partner banking for storing digital assets, such as Bitcoins and new asset backed tokens. The collective aim is to convince institutional “hodlers” to…

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Is There Such A Thing As A Crypto P/E Ratio?

While it is in theory possible for cryptocurrencies, such as smart contracts, to have earnings, none do as of yet. As such, there is no equivalent “P/E ratio” for cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin. The P/E ratio sheds a light on how bullish investors are about a stock. This is because P/E ratio indicates how many dollars an investor is willing to pay today for $1.00 of annual earnings per share of a company in the future. P/E ratio can be calculated by dividing the price of a share of stock…

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What is 0.001 Bitcoin Called?

What is 0.001 Bitcoin called?

Let’s say you have 0.00929204 Litecoin and you want to convert it to 0.000099 Bitcoin. Unfortunately, it seems to be hard to do this for free. If you use Coinbase, you convert Litecoin to Bitcoin but only if you log into Coinbase, then switch over to Coinbase Pro and transfer your Litecoin to Bitcoin. But there seems to be a minimum purchase of Bitcoin on Coinbase Pro in the amount of 0.001 Bitcoin. So you might have to buy more Litecoin then convert it all to Bitcoin, which seems like a…

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Crypto “Community”… A Veiled Term for Bureaucracy?

//RANT// The term “community” is tossed around in cryptocurrency and token discussions constantly. Community references “social benefits” harkening a better world where somehow a hybrid social capitalism run by smart contracts takes over. In other words, Utopia. Give me a break. “Community” is really just a veiled term for what it really is… Bureaucracy. People trying to exert control anyway they can to further their own personal agenda. Whatever that hidden personal agenda may be, it ultimately leads to a desire to make money from crypto. So please. Just say…

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How to Buy Brave Coin (BAT) and 3 Reasons to Consider It

How to Buy Brave Coin (BAT) and 3 Reasons to Consider Doing So

Brave Coin, aka Basic Attention Token (“BAT”), is the token that runs on the Brave web browser for desktop and mobile. Brave is a new browser that blocks ads and trackers. Brave is faster than Chrome or Safari because 3rd party trackers and other adtech software is blocked by the Brave browser. Brave also offers a new way to monetize content for small publishers. Many independent publishers and bloggers, such as this blog, use ad serving software and affiliate links to attempt to monetize their sites. Brave provides an alternative…

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Third Party Doctrine In The Digital Age

third party doctrine in the digital age

The concept of “third party doctrine” is often left out of discussions surrounding peer to peer blockchain applications and cryptocurrencies. As such, a distinction in the argument against trusted third parties needs to be made… As I wrote earlier, in defending trusted third parties, third parties can provide many benefits to individuals. For example, banks, cellular providers, lenders, attorneys, accountants and even cryptocurrency trading platforms help people transact. The help they provide is to offer a platform that historically has made things easier for consumers. Because of trusted third parties,…

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Is There A Limited Amount of BAT (Basic Attention Token)?

Brave Coin, aka Basic Attention Token (“BAT”), is the token that runs on the Brave browser. Brave is a new blockchain based web browser built on open source software that blocks ads and trackers that follow you around when you are on the Internet. You can download Brave for PC, Mac and Linux here. You can also download the Brave browser for mobile from the App Store for iOS using iPhone or iPad. While there are many private browsers available, Brave’s use of the Basic Attention Token (BAT), or Brave…

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What is ERC-20 Token?

What is an ERC-20 token?

ERC-20 is digital token standard that can represent assets that run on the Ethereum blockchain. ERC stands for “Ethereum Request for Comments”. 20 represents the unique proposal ID number. The Ethereum blockchain records transactions which are comprised of smart contracts that create tokens, such as ERC-20. Ethereum tokens must run on the Ethereum network. There are other types of tokens that can run on the Ethereum network, such as ERC-721, and ERC-20 tokens use the same common set of rules that all Ethereum tokens must follow. ERC-20 tokens are commonly…

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Which New Tokens Are on Coinbase?

Coinbase sometimes adds new tokens. The cryptocurrency trading platform recently announced that it is examining adding Stellar Lumens, Zcash, 0x, Basic Attention Token (BAT) and Cardano. Adding these tokens would be the first new tokens added to Coinbase since it added Bitcoin Cash in December 2017. Adding the new cryptos would expand the number of cryptocurrencies Coinbase accepts from four (4) to possibly as many as nine (9). Currently, the cryptocurrencies traded on Coinbase are: Bitcoin (BTC) Ether (ETH) Litecoin (LTC) Bitcoin Cash (BCH) As the #1 U.S. trading platform for cryptocurrencies, massive…

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