Cryptocurrencies have been stirring the interest of the general public for the last several years, mostly because of the wild price swings that yielded massive profits for the dextrous speculators. The unprecedented level of security, almost complete non-traceability, superior speed of transactions, and substantially lowers fees are among the factors that facilitated the embracement of cryptocurrencies by the millions around the globe.
But on the flip side, high volatility, inherent to digital currencies, has oftentimes dissuaded traditional investors, traders, and common users from entering the space. However, things have changed after the emergence of stablecoins, the type of cryptocurrencies explicitly designed to provide holders with a hedge against severe volatility, thanks to their direct binding to the so-called “stable” class of assets or commodities. Those assets come in the form of the traditional fiat currencies (USD, EUR, CNY) or the traded commodities (gold and other precious metals, crude oil, rubber). Over a short period of time, stablecoins became a cog in the crypto machine, with one coin currently dominating this niche.
USD Tether: stability amidst the total volatility
Similar to Bitcoin, the dominance of which has already surpassed the 70% mark, USD Tether (USDT) currently holds the upper hand among the peers. The idea concerning the issuance of a cryptocurrency that would be pegged to the US dollar, along with a basket of other traditional currencies, to provide the much-needed stability began circulating in 2012, after the publication of a whitepaper that described Mastercoin, the predecessor of Tether.
The official issuance of Tether occurred in 2014, under the auspices of Tether Limited, the Hong Kong-based company founded by a group of well-known digital entrepreneurs. The currency itself had initially been realized on the Bitcoin blockchain through the Omni Layer Protocol, though in 2017, Tether began making a gradual switch to Ethereum and its ERC-20 standard for tokens.
It took Tether only five years to acquire a dominant position among other stablecoins, similar to the one that Bitcoin has overs alts, which translated to the 6th place in the Top 10 cryptocurrency rank with the overall capitalization of $4 billion. The emergence of USDT allowed merchants and traders to leverage against the volatility of cryptocurrencies and even bypass the bans on crypto/fiat trading, like the one imposed by the Chinese government, as well as other banking restrictions.
As of now, USDT provides for the enormous volume of crypto trading activity, with over 75% of all Bitcoin trades are being made against this stablecoin. Moreover, Tether Foundation declared the intention to launch a new stablecoin CNHT, pegged to the Chinese yuan allocated in the offshore account to evade the governmental restraints. But the useful properties of USDT are not limited to trading and cross-border remittances. It can be used as a stable store of value, a loan instrument, and as a means of online betting.
1xBit welcomes USDT
Cryptocurrencies had already established a strong foothold in the gambling industry, having become a bedrock for the crypto-only platforms, such as 1xBit, which accepts more than 30 digital currencies, including USDT. By introducing Tether as the new deposit & withdrawal method, 1xBit shows its devotion to serving the needs of holders of all cryptocurrencies, including stablecoins.
So, if instead of a complicated crypto trading, you feel more competent at betting on sports or playing online casino games, there is no better way to multiply your USDT capital than joining 1xBit. The registration is fully anonymous and requires only one click. Moreover, all newly registered users who deposit the equivalent of 5mBTC in USDT become eligible for a welcome bonus of up to 7 BTC. Gambling with USDT gives you peace of mind that its price will remain unchanged while you wait for the end of a sports game or a gambling session. Finally, the much-needed stability has arrived at the crypto gambling space!
Elon Musk Advises Crypto Users To Secure Their Crypto Keys Properly
The crypto community has not gotten over the fact that the world’s richest man has now invested in Bitcoin and has been pretty active in the industry.
However, the community is now receiving security tips for storing cryptocurrencies from Tesla’s chief executive officer. While pointing the security of cryptocurrencies, Tesla also criticized Freewallet app, a crypto wallet for its slack in security.
He also added that crypto investors should not bother doing business with wallets that don’t provide them with private keys.
Users should store their private keys
The unique way cryptocurrencies are stored makes them not redeemable when the keys are lost. Whether the holder stores them with third-party custodians or exchanges, the owner can only claim them when they provide keys to the crypto funds.
That makes securing the keys the most important thing when dealing with cryptocurrencies. As a result, selecting the safest hot or cold wallet is a priority if users want to keep their crypto investments safe.
Elon Musk has come out to advise investors to always store their private keys personally. For a company to receive the attention of the world’s richest man is something to take advantage of to grow. However, FreewalletApp’s short conversation with Musk is a sort of negative publicity to them.
After the company engaged with Musk about a Dogecoin-related post, the Tesla founder pointed out faults with the firm.
He advised digital asset investors to stay…
Bitcoin Surges After Tesla Bought $1.5 Billion Worth of BTC
The sudden rise of Bitcoin has been connected to the decision taken by the Tesla electric car company to buy $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin.
The company explained in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it bought Bitcoin to diversify its cash returns and more flexibility.
Musk’s Tweets also impacted Dogecoin’s price
Tesla also added that it will start accepting Bitcoin payments for all its products, although this will be based on a limited basis and applicable laws. If the company concludes and starts accepting cryptocurrency, it will make it the first major car manufacturer to accept Bitcoin payments. The company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has developed an interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.
He has been tweeting severally about the viability of the Dogecoin (DOGE), which doesn’t have an important market value attached to it.
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— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2021
Few hours after endorsing Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency rose by an impressive 50%. But regulatory authorities are still concerned about the risks in cryptocurrency investments, with several regulatory bodies warning traders and investors they could lose all their money from crypto investments.
But for Tesla, the company decides to diversify its funds and increased its cash returns. However, Tesla also warned investors about the volatility of Bitcoin’s price in its SEC filing. According to the SEC…
Partnership Between Bridge Mutual & AllianceBlock Announced
Decentralized peer-to-peer discretionary digital asset coverage platform Bridge Mutual has announced a partnership with AllianceBlock. AllianceBlock is a decentralized, blockchain-agnostic layer 2 protocol bridging decentralized finance with traditional finance. The partnership will allow AllianceBlock and Bridge Mutual to provide traditional investors with a protected bridge to DeFi through decentralized coverage.
“Discretionary coverage is a very important part of our ecosystem, so we are excited to partner with Bridge Mutual and leverage each other’s technologies,” says Rachid Ajaja, CEO of AllianceBlock. “We look forward to building an ecosystem where all participants have access to the best products while mitigating the ever-present risk of smart contract failure, hacks, and the resultant loss of collateral value.”
In 2020, as much as $200 million worth of digital assets was lost in attacks on major digital asset services. Bridge Mutual’s platform gives users the option to purchase and provide discretionary coverage, reducing investors’ risk of losing funds because of theft, exchange hacks, stablecoin price crashes, exploited contracts, and other vulnerabilities in digital assets.
By using Alliance Block’s multi-pair liquidity mining platform, Bridge Mutual will be able to offer BMI token holders instant liquidity through staking and high APY rewards for a variety of pairs. Once integrated into AllianceBlock’s P2P lending platform, Bridge mutual will be able to provide coverage to investors. Additionally, Bridge Mutual is working towards…