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As announced last year, we are pleased to inform you that as of today the Blocktrade token (BTT) swap is taking place, enabling customers holding BTT on blocktrade.com to swap them to Blocktrade S.A. class B shares. First issued in 2017, BTT bring with them a long history that ultimately led to an unclear use case before Blocktrade was acquired by Cryptix AG in mid-2019. At Blocktrade, we live by the principle […]
Crypto 101: Market Capitalization
Market capitalization is a central concept to financial assets. Crypto-traders may know it primarily from cryptocurrencies but it exists for every financial asset. Yet what exactly is market capitalization? How do you calculate it? And why is it especially important with cryptocurrencies? What is market capitalization? A general definition is that the market capitalization of any financial asset describes the total value of all units of […]
The Double Spending Problem
Money can only be spent once before it changes the account or wallet. This is a fundamental tenet of our banking and financial system. If I transfer amount XY from my account to your bank account, the amount is deducted from my account and credited to yours. If this was not the case, I could spend […]