Why You Should Be Interested In Commodities Trading?

By James Koh

Commodities trading existed since antiquity, beginning with grains and livestock, and then moving on to precious metals like gold and silver. The concept of money was unknown then, societies mainly barter trade physical goods with each other.

In the present world, commodities can be divided into four main categories: agricultural, energy, metals and environmental.

There are two main reasons why investors are primarily interested in commodities trading, that being, to diversify their portfolios and an increasing demand due to populations growth. Continue reading “Why You Should Be Interested In Commodities Trading?”

It is Time to Talk About the Next Stage of Crypto Evolution

By Tomas Kurtansky

Don’t forget why cryptocurrencies and crypto exchanges are here. They can play a crucial role in the distribution of the world’s wealth.

With reports of a drop in the overall market cap, weeks of uncertainty and polemics — it may come as no surprise that the investors are nervous.

It is understandable that there’s panic in the crypto markets.

That’s why we shouldn’t lose the sight of the wood for the trees in such a difficult period as the grass could be greener on the other side.

We just haven’t arrived there yet … Continue reading “It is Time to Talk About the Next Stage of Crypto Evolution”

What’s The Number One Thing Missing From Blockchain Technology?

By Ras Vasilisin

There’s a tremendous appetite for blockchain technology. Technologies with this much potential come along every 200 years, but we’re not even close to that becoming a reality. That’s because one major thing is missing — the ability for blockchain technology to scale. Continue reading “What’s The Number One Thing Missing From Blockchain Technology?”

From 2014 Up Until Now: The Evolution Of Crypto Exchanges

By Ronald Shi, Head of Trading and Analysis

In 2010 a bitcoin developer purchased two pizzas with 10,000 Bitcoins — just to prove that the digital currency worked. In today’s value, those 10,000 Bitcoins are worth approximately US$65 million, which could be the most expensive piece ever paid for a pizza!

Back then, trades were pretty much OTC (Over-The-Counter), with buying and selling negotiations done privately. The OTC market was the ‘only way’ you could buy or sell cryptocurrency and the process was quite risky as all of the transactions were based on ‘trust’ between the buyer and seller.

Here’s a fresh take on how crypto exchanges have evolved from peer-to-peer exchanges, fiat-to crypto, and now crypto-to-crypto. Continue reading “From 2014 Up Until Now: The Evolution Of Crypto Exchanges”

Virtuse Exchange Unveils The First Rated Digital Asset Collateralized Tokens

By Jan Simek

As already announced (in August issue of Virtuse News), Virtuse Exchange has invested a lot of time and energy developing a rating system of all Digital Asset Collateralized Tokens (DACTs) on its platform and selected DACTs traded elsewhere. We are excited to share the first list of rated cryptocurrencies, here, to our community.

DACT is the core innovation of Virtuse Exchange platform. Its tokens will be directly linked to underlying liquid and tradable real assets, allowing high liquidity. They are automatically managed based on predetermined transparent rules (i.e., not by humans) and their price responds to market developments. DACTs will be continuously tradable, and therefore, attractive to investors looking to buy and sell units of the fund (tokens) in a matter of seconds.

DACTs represent “bets” on price development of an underlying asset at any given time in the future. The contract has two parties, each expecting opposite price development. At the agreed expiration date, each party is rewarded according to the deviation from the expected price. Should the price deviate by more than 100% from the expected price, the contract is settled automatically — one party receives double its inserted amount, and the other loses all funds they originally invested.

Now let`s have a closer look at the DACT Rating. The methodology criteria are split into two main categories:

  1. Investment risk/reward 
    Evaluates the most typical investment dilemma, an optimum search of potential return and risk of failure. For example, Gold has historically been more volatile to Silver and is, therefore, riskier and has higher potential at the same time.
  2. Technology and tokens adoption 
    In other words, it focuses on how the token creators are managing the business. Technological grade assesses the advancement of the technological solution. i.e. Its stability, reliability, scalability and first of all security. It also includes the teams quality and experience. Adoption is simply about how many people are talking about it and will be using it. Main criteria are the number of people in the telegram chat

Furthermore, our ratings show which asset is backing the DACT (Gold, silver etc.); actual price of the token and its Market capitalization.