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The History of the Dollar

The History of the Dollar From Thalers to Dollars The history of the dollar is a story involving many countries in different continents. The word dollar is much older than the American unit of currency. It is an Anglicised form of “thaler”, (pronounced taler, with a long “a”), the name given to coins first minted…

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New York’s attorney general is investigating bitcoin exchanges

New York’s attorney general is investigating bitcoin exchanges New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched an investigation into bitcoin exchanges today, his office announced. He’s looking into thirteen major exchanges, including Coinbase, Gemini Trust, and Bitfinex, requesting information on their operations and what measures they have in place to protect consumers. “Too often, consumers don’t…

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Euro

The euro (sign: €; code: EUR) is the official currency of the European Union. Currently 19 of 28 member states use the euro (eurozone). It is the second most traded currency in the foreign exchange market after the United States dollar. The euro is subdivided into 100 cents (defined as eurocent). The currency is also…

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United States dollar

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution. For most practical purposes, it is divided into 100 smaller cent (¢) units, but officially it…

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Differences between cryptocurrency coins and tokens

This article explores the subtle differences between cryptocurrency coins and tokens, and why the term “cryptocurrency” is a misnomer. Cryptocurrencies can be extremely hard to wrap our heads around, especially since their underlying technology – the Blockchain – is shrouded in computing language and terminology that is technical in nature. This is a huge impediment…