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Why decentralized systems need DAOs

A decentralized autonomous organizations, or DAOs, is an organization or group of entities that cooperate through a process encoded in a smart contract. In its simplest from this can be people voting on proposals through their token ownership. For example,…

What is a decentralized exchange?

You might have an idea about what an exchange is, in the traditional sense of it. It’s a marketplace where buyer and seller come to exchange money for goods, stocks, commodities, etc. And you might have an idea about how…

What is DeFi and CeFi?

You’ve probably heard the term DeFi, but what is it? And what about another term, CeFi? DeFi is short for Decentralized Finance, and CeFi then naturally becomes Centralized Finance. DeFi lives on the blockchain, as smart contracts that do something…

Ethereum based non-fungible assets and ERC-721

While this site concerns itself with stablecoins, and fungible assets mainly, it’s important to understand how non-fungible tokens are represented in the broader ecosystem. This because they overlap and interact with each other. You might be using ERC-20 based stablecoins…

Fungible and non-fungible tokens

In finance, on blockchains, and in the Ethereum world you’ll eventually notice the terms fungibility and non-fungibility. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have received a lot of focus lately, often tied to some form of digital art or media, and fungible tokens…

How to defend the peg

As has been described elsewhere on this site, stablecoins are smart contract derivatives, and from the world of finance we know that derivatives derive their value based on some underlying asset and the derivative structure placed on top. This opens…

About this site

This website aims to be a collection of quality content about stablecoins and related topics. As the author and maintainer of the site, I see lots of opportunity to modernize financial services and systems using stablecoins and blockchains as key…

How to regulate stablecoins

When trading cryptocurrencies the process typically starts with exchanging these from fiat currencies. While there are OTC P2P options available, also for individuals, the convenient approach is to do this through a centralized exchange with traditional banking connections. An exchange…

Ethereum based stablecoins and ERC-20

Ethereum is the largest, most valuable (by market cap), fully decentralized blockchain with smart contract capabilities. It is the go to platform for smart contracts. Smart contracts are small chunks of software code deployed to the Ethereum blockchain, running on…