What is an IES Program?
An IES Program is an investment used to reduce the risk of adverse price movements in an asset. Normally, IES Program consists
of selecting a suitable offsetting position in a related security.
If you own an asset in a volatility market, such as the crypto-currency market now, you will want to protect that asset from
the risk of flooding. Entering the IES Program in other words protect your cryptocurrency
assets while in the same time enabling the detection of unique financial opportunities by professionals,
usually not visible for the ordinary investor, thus maximizing the yield on an investment.
What is a Crypto Currency?
A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security. A cryptocurrency is difficult to counterfeit
because of this security feature. A defining feature of a cryptocurrency, and arguably its most
endearing allure, is its organic nature; it is not issued by any central authority, rendering
it theoretically immune to government interference or manipulation.
What is Crypto Mining?
Cryptocurrency mining includes two functions, namely: adding transactions to the blockchain (securing and verifying) and
also releasing new currency. Mining needs a computer and a special program, which helps miners
compete with their peers in solving complicated mathematical problems. This would need huge computer
resources. In regular intervals, miners would attempt to solve a block having the transaction
data using cryptographic hash functions. Hash value is a numeric value of fixed length that uniquely
identifies data. Miners use their computer to zero in on a hash value less than the target and
whoever is the first to crack it would be considered as the one who mined the block and is eligible
to get a rewarded.
What is Hash rate/Hash Power?
Hash Rate, Also Hash power, is the measuring unit that measures how much power cryptocurrency network is consuming to be
continuously functional. By continuously functional we mean how much hash power it is consuming
to generate/find blocks at the normal mean time of 10 minutes. These computations for finding
the blocks are basically mathematical puzzles that a miner cannot just guess without a lot of
Hash rate, a measure unit per second or [h/s].
What Is A GPU Versus a CPU?
Each standard computer is equipped with a Central Processing Unit (CPU), which is a processing device that acts as a master
of the whole computer system. It performs the controlling functions for the whole computer based
on the logic of the operating system and the software installed on the computer.
A GPU is another processing device, but it is specialized for handling display functions. It is the part of a computer that
is responsible for its video rendering system.
The typical function of a GPU is to perform and control the rendering of visual effects and 3D-graphics so the CPU doesn't
have to get involved in minute details of video-rendering services. This setup allows the CPU
to perform the high-level diversified tasks for managing the whole computer, while the GPU oversees
the video functions of which it specializes in.
How Do GPU help us Mine cryptocurrency?
Cryptocurrency mining was originally performed using CPUs. However, its limited processing speed and high power consumption
led to limited output, rendering the CPU-based mining process inefficient.
Enter GPU-based mining, which offered multiple benefits over the use of CPU. A standard GPU, clocked processing speeds of
executing 3200 32-bit instructions per clock, which was 800 times more than the speed of CPU
that executed only 4 32-bit instructions per clock.
The core reason behind this efficiency is that the video processing GPUs are devised to do better in performing similar and
repetitive work, than in performing diversified multi-tasking functions like those of the CPU.
It is this property of the GPU that makes them suitable and better for cryptocurrency mining,
as the mining process requires higher efficiency in performing similar kinds of repetitive computations.
What is a Trade?
Trade is a basic economic concept involving the buying and selling of goods and services, with compensation paid by a buyer
to a seller, or the exchange of goods or services between parties. The most common medium of
exchange for these transactions is money, but trade may also be executed with the exchange of
goods or services between both parties, referred to as a barter, or payment with virtual currency,
the most popular of which is bitcoin. In financial markets, trading refers to the buying and
selling of securities, such as the purchase of stock on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
What is a Trading Leverage?
Leverage is the increased buying power that is available to margin account holders. Essentially, leverage allows you to pay
less than full price for a trade, giving you the ability to enter larger positions than would
be possible with your account funds alone. Leverage is expressed as a ratio. A 2:1 leverage,
for example, means that you would be able to hold a position that is twice the value of your
trading account. If you had $25,000 in your trading account with 2:1 leverage, you would be able
to purchase $50,000 worth.
What is an ICO?
A mean by which funds are raised for a new cryptocurrency venture. An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is used by startups to
bypass the rigorous and regulated capital- raising process required by venture capitalists or
banks. In an ICO campaign, a percentage of the cryptocurrency is sold to early backers of the
project in exchange for legal tender or other cryptocurrencies, but usually for Bitcoin.
What is a 'White Paper' (ICO)?
A white paper is an informational document, issued by a company or not-for- profit organization, to promote or highlight
the features of a solution, product, or service. White papers are sales and marketing documents,
used to entice or persuade potential customers to learn more about or purchase a particular product,
technology or methodology. White papers are designed to be used as a marketing tool before a sale, and not as a user manual
or other technical document developed to provide support to the user after making a purchase.
What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is a digital currency created in 2009. This cryptocurrency was the first in the ecosystem and the most commonly traded
cryptocurrency until today. It follows the ideas set out in a white paper by the mysterious Satoshi
Nakamoto. Bitcoin offers the promise of lower transaction fees than traditional online payment
mechanisms and is operated by a decentralized authority, unlike government- issued currencies.
There are no physical bitcoins, only balances kept on a public ledger in the cloud that – along with all Bitcoin transactions
– is verified by a massive amount of computing power. Bitcoins are not issued or backed by any
banks or governments, nor are individual bitcoins valuable as a commodity. Despite it's not
being legal tender, Bitcoin charts high on popularity, and has triggered the launch of other
virtual currencies collectively referred to as Altcoins.
What is Altcoin?
Altcoins are the alternative cryptocurrencies launched after the success of Bitcoin. Generally, they project themselves as
better substitutes to Bitcoin. The success of Bitcoin as the first peer-to- peer digital currency
paved the way for many to follow. Many altcoins are trying to target any perceived limitations
that Bitcoin has and come up with newer versions with competitive advantages. There is a great
variety of altcoins.
What is a Blockchain?
A blockchain is a digitized, decentralized, public ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions. Constantly growing as ‘completed’ blocks (the
most recent transactions) are recorded and added to it in chronological order, it allows market
participants to keep track of digital currency transactions without central recordkeeping. Each
node (a computer connected to the network) gets a copy of the blockchain, which is downloaded
Originally developed as the accounting method for the virtual currency Bitcoin, blockchains – which use what's known
as distributed ledger technology (DLT) – are appearing in a variety of commercial applications
today. Currently, the technology is primarily used to verify transactions, within digital currencies
though it is possible to digitize, code and insert practically any document into the blockchain.
Doing so creates an indelible record that cannot be changed; furthermore, the record’s authenticity
can be verified by the entire community using the blockchain instead of a single centralized
What is a Decentralized Market?
A market structure that consists of a network of various technical devices that enable investors to create a marketplace
without a centralized location. In a decentralized market, technology provides investors with
access to various bids/ask prices and makes it possible for them to deal directly with other
investors/dealers rather than with a given exchange.
What is Fiat Money?
Fiat money is currency that a government has declared to be legal tender, but it is not backed by a physical commodity. The
value of fiat money is derived from the relationship between supply and demand rather than the
value of the material that the money is made of. Historically, most currencies were based on
physical commodities such as gold or silver, but fiat money is based solely on the faith and
credit of the economy.