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Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are a common investment tool that track the price of an index, commodity or any other asset enabling investors to trade these assets on traditional exchanges. This term has been widely used in traditional finance and a Bitcoin ETF symbolizes a paradigm shift as it allows investors
In 2008, a pseudonymous user under the name Satoshi Nakamoto released a paper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” on small Internet forums. The paper outlined a novel peer-to-peer protocol that would later constitute the world’s first digital asset which promised to rewire the finance industry. The revolutionary
For a while there was no decentralized finance (DeFi) or crypto per se, but just Bitcoin. Acknowledged as the first blockchain protocol, Bitcoin allowed for the permissionless transfer of BTC without the need for any middlemen. That in itself was revolutionary, and soon inspired a Cambrian explosion of projects that
Introduction Fractional reserve banking is a system whereby banks are required to keep only a portion of the money deposited with them as reserves, that is, available for immediate withdrawals. Banks use the rest of the funds for lending new loans, paying interest on inter-bank loans and awarding existing deposits