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BAT – Powering Web Searches
The Basic Attention Token (BAT) is a utility token with a unique purpose to incentivize users to browse the internet. It powers the Brave advertising platform.
Maker DAO (MKR) – Replacing Central Banks
Get to know MKR, the DeFi token of Maker DAO – a DeFi project that bypasses central banks and uses decentralized finance with MKR and the DAI stablecoin.
Aave (AAVE): The Open Source DeFi Protocol
AAVE is currently the largest decentralised financial (DeFi) protocol in the crypto space. But it faces some strong competition for its number one position.
1inch (INCH) – The DeFi/DEX Aggregator
1inch is a DEX aggregator that selects the best crypto prices from numerous decentralized exchanges (DEXs) for its users to trade directly on the platform.
Trading Uniswap at SMART VALOR
In a few short years, Uniswap grew from an obscure software project to one of the most valuable tokens in cryptocurrency, with a total value exceeding $22 billion USD. So what is behind the meteoric rise of Uniswap, and will it be able to maintain this growth rate?
Introducing SMART VALOR DeFi Investing
The long-awaited launch of DeFi Invest on the SMART VALOR platform is here! Invest in the fast-growing DeFi sector with SMART VALOR.
SMART VALOR Q3 2021 Company Update
SMART VALOR is one of the first regulated European digital asset exchanges. We provide private investors with a wide range of products such as brokerage, trading, custody and staking. On the B2B side we offer banks and FinTechs a white label solution, enabling them to offer cryptocurrency and digital assets to their clients.
Introducing the USDC Stablecoin
Launched in September of 2018 by peer-to-peer payment processing company Circle and Coinbase, the USD Coin was dreamt up to offer both traders and investors the “best of both worlds” on the blockchain. By creating a stablecoin pegged to the US dollar, people were given the option to switch between volatile digital assets like Ethereum and Bitcoin and a static store of value token, all without leaving the blockchain.Since its inception, USDC has become a staple of the digital assets industry and a flagship stablecoin thanks to its ease of use, backing by “fully reserved assets”, and dedication to compliance with governmental regulatory bodies.
Crypto Trading vs. Crypto Investing
In 2017, a journalist named Derek Rose cashed out his $ 200'000 retirement account to invest in blockchain technology and made more than $7 million in profit in a single year. Then he lost it all. Rags to riches to rags stories are relatively common in the Wild West of cryptocurrency, as it is known for extreme volatility. However, many other less risk-prone investors make big profits and hold onto them, too.
The Investor’s Guide to Crypto
This beginner’s guide to investing in cryptocurrencies contains private and confidential information that may be legally privileged and deemed to be non-public information. The recipient may not reproduce, copy or forward (whether electronically or otherwise) any of the information or materials contained herein to any other person. The information and opinions contained in this paper have been obtained from sources considered to be reliable. Still, no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, is made that such information is accurate or complete. It should not be relied upon as such. Each recipient of this paper shall be deemed to have acknowledged and agreed that: (i) this paper shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any financial products of any issuer sponsored or managed by SMART VALOR AG;
How to Build a Crypto Portfolio
More than a decade ago, the launch of Bitcoin marked the start of a fast-growing industry and a new asset class that has attracted many institutional investors, including banking giants like Goldman Sachs.
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Learn and Win! Get prepared for the future of investments
Peel away the hype, and you’ll find cryptocurrencies are among the best-performing asset classes of the last five years. Better than stocks. Better than bonds. Better than real estate. Over the past five years, bitcoin – the best-known cryptocurrency – has delivered an astonishing 8,451% return. This means that $10,000 invested into bitcoin five years ago would now be worth $845,080. In five years.
SMART VALOR Q2 2021 Company Update
SMART VALOR Q2 2021 Company Update - This quarter’s update is presented in a video format which can be found here.
Key facts about Cardano
A more democratic, fairer society with economic participation for all people – what sounds like utopia is the declared goal of one of the most exciting blockchain projects on the market: Cardano, the "third-generation blockchain" has set out to master the challenges that Bitcoin and Ethereum have so far been unable to solve: scalability, interoperability and sustainability. What also makes the project special is the scientific-methodical approach. This distinguishes the project from other networks.
SMART VALOR Lists Cardano with fiat pairs USD, EUR, GBP & CHF
SMART VALOR has listed Cardano (ADA) on its spot markets. ADA is now open for trading for ADA/USD, ADA/USDT, ADA/EUR, ADA/GBP, ADA/CHF and ADA/BTC. Users can now deposit ADA on SMART VALOR to start trading.
Next milestone of VALOR Prime – payment integration with exchange
VALOR Prime has officially launched its premium market place for rare and digital collectibles with the new payment integration feature. This feature would allow users to purchase non-fungible tokens (NFTs) using the funds in their SMART VALOR wallet.
The next step to improve your account security
SMART VALOR strives to implement every measure possible to ensure the security of each user's account. In addition to the roll out of the anti-phishing code feature, SMART VALOR has introduced a proactive monitoring of security practices, based on guidelines published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other important players in the space.
Crypto Weekly Update: April 2nd, 2021
Summary of the top news this past week: - VALOR Prime launches its new payment integration feature - PayPal enables crypto checkout service - Visa plans to allow payment settlements using cryptocurrency - Coinbase’s stock set to go live on NASDAQ on the 14th April - Morgan Stanley plans to offer bitcoin exposure to selected clients
Crypto Weekly Update: March 27th, 2021
Summary of the top news this past week: - The 2nd largest art museum in the world will host a NFT exhibition - Tesla now accepts bitcoin as payment - Germany’s Central Bank tests alternative solution to CBDCs - Fidelity-affiliated fund files for bitcoin ETF - Jamaica’s Central Bank to pilot it’s CBDC in May