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What is an asset?

An asset is any item, either physical (tangible) or non-physical (intangible) that holds value and can be of benefit to the owner in the future. A house, a vehicle, gold, money and art are all examples of tangible assets, while…

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What is asset appreciation?

It is the increase of an asset’s value over time. If you bought one Bitcoin at $1,000 in 2013 and its value increased over eight years to $42,000, the asset has appreciated by 4,100%. True story. The opposite of asset…

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What is cryptocurrency?

You probably hear the word Bitcoin and cryptocurrency interchanged regularly from a number of sources across the news and media. Do they mean the same thing? If not, what’s the difference? Well, let’s start by breaking the word down.  Cryptocurrency…

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Why did monetary systems of the past fail?

Money continues to hold value as everyone knows that it will be accepted as a form of payment. However, throughout history, both the usage and the form of money have evolved, with some forms becoming more successful than others and…

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What is a unit of account?

In the same way we use Fahrenheit or Celsius to measure temperature, anything of value from the price of your house to the total value of the economy is measured using a unit of account. Today, fiat currency is the…

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What is a medium of exchange?

One of the key functions of money, a medium of exchange, simplifies the process of trading by allowing value to be transferred or exchanged between a buyer and seller because it is widely accepted as an appropriate payment. Before this…

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What are the properties of money?

What is a store of value? What do you value? From pebbles we picked up on the beach when we were five to a lucky hat or treasured heirloom, value can vary from person to person. In finance, a store…

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HODL – Be a proud holder of crypto

Crypto price fluctuations can be a wild ride if you’re not HODLing on tight. Find out the true story behind the call to HODL and how you can stay afloat when the seas get rough.

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What came before money?

Money has evolved over the millennia – from natural objects to coins to paper to digital versions. But whatever the format, human beings have long used currency (a system of money) as a store of value, a unit of account…

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What is trading?

Trading, in relation to financial markets, is buying assets and then aiming to sell them for a higher price to make a profit. Assets include a range of financial products such as stocks, currencies, commodities and cryptocurrencies. Imagine you buy…

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What must I consider before investing?

How much money can you safely invest? How much risk are you prepared to take? And what do you want to achieve with your investments? These questions generally shape every investment decision.

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