Liquid Blog https://blog.liquid.com The best crypto blog covering cryptocurrency news, crypto trading, investment and insights into the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency. en Sun, 27 Nov 2022 01:07:07 GMT 2022-11-27T01:07:07Z en Important updates on services at Liquid https://blog.liquid.com/important-updates-on-services-at-liquid <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/important-updates-on-services-at-liquid" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.liquid.com/hubfs/quoine20201104/img_default_featured-back.png" alt="Important updates on services at Liquid" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>We would like to share the status of services after recent updates on Liquid.com</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/important-updates-on-services-at-liquid" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.liquid.com/hubfs/quoine20201104/img_default_featured-back.png" alt="Important updates on services at Liquid" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>We would like to share the status of services after recent updates on Liquid.com</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=2437060&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.liquid.com%2Fimportant-updates-on-services-at-liquid&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.liquid.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Announcements Mon, 21 Nov 2022 04:03:30 GMT https://blog.liquid.com/important-updates-on-services-at-liquid 2022-11-21T04:03:30Z Liquid Bitcoin Mining Joins the Decline of Cryptocurrency after Crash https://blog.liquid.com/bitcoin-mining-crash <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/bitcoin-mining-crash" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.liquid.com/hubfs/Bitcoin-Mining-Joins-the-Decline_220712.png" alt="Bitcoin Mining Joins the Decline of Cryptocurrency after Crash" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>The Bitcoin mining community struggles to regain composure following the <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/bitcoin-crash-2022"><span>recent crash</span></a>. Since May, 2022, Bitcoin has fallen to more than 40% its former glory and is now dwindling slowly from $19,000.</p> <p>The crash brought Ethereum and a host of other cryptocurrencies down with it. A swirl of panic violently emerged as sell-offs flooded the market. As expected, the crisis has now spilled over into mining since it’s one of the primary methods of obtaining Bitcoin. It may not be the most preferable method, but is certainly the most risk-averse route in terms of financial investment.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/bitcoin-mining-crash" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.liquid.com/hubfs/Bitcoin-Mining-Joins-the-Decline_220712.png" alt="Bitcoin Mining Joins the Decline of Cryptocurrency after Crash" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>The Bitcoin mining community struggles to regain composure following the <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/bitcoin-crash-2022"><span>recent crash</span></a>. Since May, 2022, Bitcoin has fallen to more than 40% its former glory and is now dwindling slowly from $19,000.</p> <p>The crash brought Ethereum and a host of other cryptocurrencies down with it. A swirl of panic violently emerged as sell-offs flooded the market. As expected, the crisis has now spilled over into mining since it’s one of the primary methods of obtaining Bitcoin. It may not be the most preferable method, but is certainly the most risk-averse route in terms of financial investment.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=2437060&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.liquid.com%2Fbitcoin-mining-crash&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.liquid.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Technology Industry Wed, 13 Jul 2022 06:30:00 GMT https://blog.liquid.com/bitcoin-mining-crash 2022-07-13T06:30:00Z Liquid Trading with Exponential Moving Averages https://blog.liquid.com/trading-exponential-moving-averages-ema <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/trading-exponential-moving-averages-ema" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.liquid.com/hubfs/Exponential-Moving-Averages_220712.png" alt="ema-exponential-moving-averages" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Cryptocurrency as well as stock traders have access to an arsenal of indicators to sharpen their experience, but there is one in particular that outperforms most. It’s called the Exponential Moving Average, or EMA, for short.</p> <p>The Exponential Moving Average, similar to the Simple Moving Average (SMA), is a technical indicator used to measure trend in price changes of an asset or, in this case, a cryptocurrency over a period <br>of time.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/trading-exponential-moving-averages-ema" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.liquid.com/hubfs/Exponential-Moving-Averages_220712.png" alt="ema-exponential-moving-averages" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Cryptocurrency as well as stock traders have access to an arsenal of indicators to sharpen their experience, but there is one in particular that outperforms most. It’s called the Exponential Moving Average, or EMA, for short.</p> <p>The Exponential Moving Average, similar to the Simple Moving Average (SMA), is a technical indicator used to measure trend in price changes of an asset or, in this case, a cryptocurrency over a period <br>of time.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=2437060&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.liquid.com%2Ftrading-exponential-moving-averages-ema&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.liquid.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Trading Tips Wed, 13 Jul 2022 06:30:00 GMT https://blog.liquid.com/trading-exponential-moving-averages-ema 2022-07-13T06:30:00Z Liquid Bitcoin Crash: Should You Worry? https://blog.liquid.com/bitcoin-crash-2022 <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/bitcoin-crash-2022" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.liquid.com/hubfs/Bitcoin-Crash_220629.png" alt="Bitcoin Crash: Should You Worry?" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Bitcoin is no stranger to crashes. It’s survived more hits than Mike Tyson in his prime. After every tumble often came a bullish uppercut followed by a torrent of relief generated by formerly spooked investors passionately exhaling.&nbsp;</p> <p>What about this time? Just last week, Bitcoin had dropped below $18,000 for the first time since November 2020. While that’s still higher than any other cryptocurrency, a 50% crash in just a few weeks isn’t exactly indicative of a promising situation.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/bitcoin-crash-2022" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.liquid.com/hubfs/Bitcoin-Crash_220629.png" alt="Bitcoin Crash: Should You Worry?" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Bitcoin is no stranger to crashes. It’s survived more hits than Mike Tyson in his prime. After every tumble often came a bullish uppercut followed by a torrent of relief generated by formerly spooked investors passionately exhaling.&nbsp;</p> <p>What about this time? Just last week, Bitcoin had dropped below $18,000 for the first time since November 2020. While that’s still higher than any other cryptocurrency, a 50% crash in just a few weeks isn’t exactly indicative of a promising situation.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=2437060&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.liquid.com%2Fbitcoin-crash-2022&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.liquid.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Industry Wed, 29 Jun 2022 07:49:55 GMT https://blog.liquid.com/bitcoin-crash-2022 2022-06-29T07:49:55Z Liquid Gensokishi Online Goes to the Metaverse - Should You Play? https://blog.liquid.com/gensokishi-online-metaverse-play-to-earn <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/gensokishi-online-metaverse-play-to-earn" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.liquid.com/hubfs/Gensokishi-Online-Goes-to-the-Metaverse_220622.png" alt="Gensokishi Online Goes to the Metaverse - Should You Play?" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>If you’ve kept up with the metaverse at all, everyone and their husky is headed for the play-to-earn station.&nbsp;</p> <p>Most of these games revolve around the sale of NFTs. Some will sell you land and some will sell you power. A few of them will even grant partial ownership, but there is only one that does it all - Gensokishi Online.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/gensokishi-online-metaverse-play-to-earn" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.liquid.com/hubfs/Gensokishi-Online-Goes-to-the-Metaverse_220622.png" alt="Gensokishi Online Goes to the Metaverse - Should You Play?" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>If you’ve kept up with the metaverse at all, everyone and their husky is headed for the play-to-earn station.&nbsp;</p> <p>Most of these games revolve around the sale of NFTs. Some will sell you land and some will sell you power. A few of them will even grant partial ownership, but there is only one that does it all - Gensokishi Online.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=2437060&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.liquid.com%2Fgensokishi-online-metaverse-play-to-earn&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.liquid.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Technology Wed, 22 Jun 2022 07:05:26 GMT https://blog.liquid.com/gensokishi-online-metaverse-play-to-earn 2022-06-22T07:05:26Z Liquid POAP - A Guide to Proof of Attendance Protocol https://blog.liquid.com/proof-of-attendance-protocol-poap <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/proof-of-attendance-protocol-poap" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.liquid.com/hubfs/POAP_220616.png" alt="POAP - A Guide to Proof of Attendance Protocol" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>We used to think the only place to keep the best life moments was inside our head. That was before the arrival of POAP, or proof of attendance protocol.&nbsp;</p> <p>Using smart contracts, a POAP is minted as an NFT, signifying your presence at an event, meeting or convention, on the Ethereum blockchain.</p> <p>POAPs are rising in popularity in the Web3 and NFT community, especially in the metaverse side of town. Major brands, including the likes of Adidas, have dabbled in early incorporation of POAPs into their sales campaigns.</p> <p>Keep reading to learn more about POAPs and how they might change the way we attend future events.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/proof-of-attendance-protocol-poap" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.liquid.com/hubfs/POAP_220616.png" alt="POAP - A Guide to Proof of Attendance Protocol" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>We used to think the only place to keep the best life moments was inside our head. That was before the arrival of POAP, or proof of attendance protocol.&nbsp;</p> <p>Using smart contracts, a POAP is minted as an NFT, signifying your presence at an event, meeting or convention, on the Ethereum blockchain.</p> <p>POAPs are rising in popularity in the Web3 and NFT community, especially in the metaverse side of town. Major brands, including the likes of Adidas, have dabbled in early incorporation of POAPs into their sales campaigns.</p> <p>Keep reading to learn more about POAPs and how they might change the way we attend future events.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=2437060&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.liquid.com%2Fproof-of-attendance-protocol-poap&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.liquid.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Technology Fri, 17 Jun 2022 07:00:00 GMT https://blog.liquid.com/proof-of-attendance-protocol-poap 2022-06-17T07:00:00Z Liquid Web1, Web2 and Web3 - A Quick and Dirty Comparison https://blog.liquid.com/web1-web2-web3-comparison <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/web1-web2-web3-comparison" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.liquid.com/hubfs/Web1%2c-Web2-and-Web3_220616.png" alt="Web1, Web2 and Web3 - A Quick and Dirty Comparison" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Let's start with an understatement: the internet rocks. It keeps the world connected, the economy flowing, industries running, the ones you love close and the ones you don't, blocked. Everyone is happy<span style="font-size: 11px;">.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>What most people don’t see or, more typically, don’t care enough to see, is that behind the curtain of utility, there is a central authority that puppeteers your world wide web experience.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/web1-web2-web3-comparison" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.liquid.com/hubfs/Web1%2c-Web2-and-Web3_220616.png" alt="Web1, Web2 and Web3 - A Quick and Dirty Comparison" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Let's start with an understatement: the internet rocks. It keeps the world connected, the economy flowing, industries running, the ones you love close and the ones you don't, blocked. Everyone is happy<span style="font-size: 11px;">.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>What most people don’t see or, more typically, don’t care enough to see, is that behind the curtain of utility, there is a central authority that puppeteers your world wide web experience.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=2437060&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.liquid.com%2Fweb1-web2-web3-comparison&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.liquid.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Technology Fri, 17 Jun 2022 07:00:00 GMT https://blog.liquid.com/web1-web2-web3-comparison 2022-06-17T07:00:00Z Liquid Cryptoeconomics Explained https://blog.liquid.com/cryptoeconomics-explained <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/cryptoeconomics-explained" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.liquid.com/hubfs/BLOG-LIQUID2_220206.png" alt="Cryptoeconomics Explained" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Everyone, on some degree, understands how the economy works. The demand, the money, the incentives, all that good stuff.&nbsp;</p> <p>Not all of us have heard of cryptoeconomics or fully know what it refers to. The term was coined in 2015. It beckoned various interpretations but is a lot less mysterious than most people seem to think.</p> <p>This article intends to simplify and explain what cryptoeconomics is and why it’s so important to the crypto space.</p> <h2></h2> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/cryptoeconomics-explained" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.liquid.com/hubfs/BLOG-LIQUID2_220206.png" alt="Cryptoeconomics Explained" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Everyone, on some degree, understands how the economy works. The demand, the money, the incentives, all that good stuff.&nbsp;</p> <p>Not all of us have heard of cryptoeconomics or fully know what it refers to. The term was coined in 2015. It beckoned various interpretations but is a lot less mysterious than most people seem to think.</p> <p>This article intends to simplify and explain what cryptoeconomics is and why it’s so important to the crypto space.</p> <h2></h2> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=2437060&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.liquid.com%2Fcryptoeconomics-explained&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.liquid.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Technology Tue, 07 Jun 2022 03:06:42 GMT https://blog.liquid.com/cryptoeconomics-explained 2022-06-07T03:06:42Z Liquid Blockchain Scalability - Issues, Solutions, Trilemma https://blog.liquid.com/blockchain-scalability <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/blockchain-scalability" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.liquid.com/hubfs/BLOG-LIQUID1_220206.png" alt="blockchain-scalability" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Blockchain redefines the financial system we thought we knew and has overall changed the way we see money. It also has a persistent problem - scalability.</p> <p>The investment of capacity in decentralization and security allows virtually no room for scaling options. This results in sluggish throughput and long queues across blockchains.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/blockchain-scalability" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.liquid.com/hubfs/BLOG-LIQUID1_220206.png" alt="blockchain-scalability" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Blockchain redefines the financial system we thought we knew and has overall changed the way we see money. It also has a persistent problem - scalability.</p> <p>The investment of capacity in decentralization and security allows virtually no room for scaling options. This results in sluggish throughput and long queues across blockchains.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=2437060&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.liquid.com%2Fblockchain-scalability&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.liquid.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Technology Tue, 07 Jun 2022 03:06:17 GMT https://blog.liquid.com/blockchain-scalability 2022-06-07T03:06:17Z Liquid STEPN to the Race with More Ways to Earn - Web3 NFT Game https://blog.liquid.com/earn-stepn-gmt <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/earn-stepn-gmt" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.liquid.com/hubfs/STEPN2_220517.png" alt="How to earn GMT with Stepn" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Things are speeding up at the STEPN headquarters. Since <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/stepn-web3-nft-game"><span>our last conversation</span></a>, the Web3 fitness game has polished a host of features and added fresh and exciting mechanics.</p> <p>The STEPN GMT seesawed during the past months but is holding its ground at just below $2. The native token, GST (Green Satoshi token), hovers at the $3 mark.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/earn-stepn-gmt" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.liquid.com/hubfs/STEPN2_220517.png" alt="How to earn GMT with Stepn" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Things are speeding up at the STEPN headquarters. Since <a href="https://blog.liquid.com/stepn-web3-nft-game"><span>our last conversation</span></a>, the Web3 fitness game has polished a host of features and added fresh and exciting mechanics.</p> <p>The STEPN GMT seesawed during the past months but is holding its ground at just below $2. The native token, GST (Green Satoshi token), hovers at the $3 mark.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=2437060&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.liquid.com%2Fearn-stepn-gmt&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.liquid.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Technology Wed, 18 May 2022 08:52:56 GMT https://blog.liquid.com/earn-stepn-gmt 2022-05-18T08:52:56Z Liquid