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Altcoins & DeFi

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02:10

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Altcoins & DeFi

While Bitcoin is the dominant crypto asset in the space, there’s an equally important alternative side to the coin (pun intended): Altcoins, Layer 1 & 2 protocols, decentralized finance (DeFi), NFTs and much more. Their use-cases are as diverse as can be, covering financial services such as lending and borrowing (DeFi), encoding real-time data into smart contracts (oracles), providing liquidity, operating NFT exchanges, etc. Here you’ll get an overview of this alternate world.
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Altcoins & the wild West

glossary-term Altcoin

“Altcoins”, shorthand for “alternative coins”, refers to any type of cryptocurrency other than Bitcoin. A few Altcoins will change the world while most of them are speculative short-term gambling vehicles. Find out what kind of Altcoins there are.

≈ 14min
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What are Altcoins?

multimedia What Are Altcoins And What Makes Them Different From Bitcoin?

Although Bitcoin is probably the most popular form of cryptocurrency today, there are many different forms of cryptocurrencies that are known as altcoins. In this video, you’ll get an overview of what that means.

≈ 3min
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Mozart's Salieri?

glossary-term Ethereum

If there’s a coin as famous as Bitcoin, it’s Ethereum. The darling of big corporations in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space and the poster child of smart contracts, Ethereum is the most important coin besides Bitcoin. Find out what it’s all about.

≈ 22min
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The GWEI in our stars

coin-token Ethereum

GAS fees are incredibly high. Still, Ethereum is as wanted as ever. Ethereum is slowly maturing, evolving & coming of age. Check out its market KIs and additional data.

ethereum
ethereum

Ethereum (ETH)

Price
$ 1,919.66

≈ 7min
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Dmitriyevich, движение вперёд!

mover Vitalik Buterin

Russian-Canadian writer and programmer turned into one of the most influential people on earth. Vitalik co-founded the Ethereum blockchain and has been its conceptual inventor. He’s also a staunch crypto proponent, advocate and philanthropist.

≈ 12min
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What is Ethereum?

multimedia What is Ethereum? Ethereum 2.0 explained

“What is Ethereum?” This video gives a simple breakdown of the incoming Ethereum 2.0. Ethereum is home to a decentralized ecosystem made up of, decentralized finance applications, and many other dapps.

≈ 9min
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I am sir Oracle

glossary-term Oracle

How can we bring real-time, off-chain information such as weather data onto a deterministic blockchain? With Oracles and smart contracts, the bridge between the two worlds. Have a look at this term, it’s of central importance for understanding Crypto.

≈ 15min
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The abstraction layer

coin-token Chainlink

Chainlink allows blockchains to securely interact with external data feeds, events and payment methods, providing the critical off-chain information needed by complex smart contracts to become the dominant form of digital agreement.

≈ 12min
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Financial Revolution

glossary-term DeFi

DeFi aka Decentralized Finance merits a module on its own. We’ll do that in due time. Suffice to say it’s referred to as financial applications built on blockchain technologies, typically using smart contracts. It’s used for lending, borrowing & trading amongst many other use cases.

≈ 21min
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Decentralized Finance Explained

multimedia What is DEFI? Decentralized Finance Explained

DeFi or decentralized finance is a suite of services that aims at making a new financial system that is open to everyone (banked & unbanked) and doesn’t require trust in intermediaries. Lots to get excited or really nervous about. 😉

≈ 13min
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Truly programmable money

glossary-term Stablecoin

Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies pegged to the US Dollar or other stable fiat currencies issued by governments. They offer easy exchange services between cryptos and possess smart-contract functionality.

≈ 18min

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.

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