5 Cryptocurrencies To Keep A Watch On: Tether (USDT), Tezos (XTZ), HEX (HEX), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Avalanche (AVAX)

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  • A summary of USDT, XTZ, HEX, BCH, AVAX
  • Stablecoins, Web3, Certificate of Deposit
  • Proof of work, proof of stake, proof-of-history.

The Tether USDT Platform

Tether is a Hong-Kong based company that issues the USDT is a stablecoin that mirrors the price of the US Dollar. The aim of the Tether platform is to combine the unrestricted nature of cryptocurrencies (transferring of assets between parties without the need of a financial intermediary) with the stable value of the US Dollar.

In recent times, stablecoins are sometimes being used as a hedge against inflation, instead of keeping fiat currency in an account earning small interest where users can lend their stablecoins and earn yields between 3-20%.

Tether does not have its own blockchain, instead operates as a second-layer token on top of other cryptocurrencies’ blockchains: Ethereum, Bitcoin, EOS, Tron, Algorand and OMG, the hashing algorithms of these blockchains secures Tether USDT.

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The Tesoz platform

Tezos platform is an open-source platform that tries to fix the main barriers that are facing blockchain adoption for assets and applications. Tezos is backed by validators, builders and researchers from a global community. Tezos’ design embraces upgradability in the long-term, collaboration, participation and smart contracts safety.

The Tesoz platform was designed to power the web3 revolution. According to Tesoz.com, “The future of the internet is being built on Tezos” the core of the Tesoz platform is user participation and governance. Users are able to frictionlessly and directly communicate with each other over a decentralised network, interacting with various applications and exchanging value, without the need for intermediaries. On Tezos, web3 can be truly user-governed and user-centric, the way it was meant to be.

Tezos offers institutional grade security. It is designed to provide the safety and code correctness that is required for assets and other high value cases. This safety is and code correctness is provided at both the application and protocol layers, this is done by leveraging the OCaml and Michelson languages, both of which facilitate formal verification, a practice that is normally used in mission-critical industries. The future of web3 can be secure on Tesoz.

Read more: Altcoins: Tezos (XTZ) What Is It? - A Deeper Look Into The Tezos Platform 

The HEX platform

HEX is an ERC20 token that is launched on the Ethereum network. The HEX token is designed to act as a store of value to replace the Certificate of Deposit as the blockchain counterpart of the Certificate of Deposits used in traditional financial markets. HEX token is also designed to leverage off the emerging decentralised finance (DeFi) ecosystem in finance using the Ethereum network.

HEX utilises the Ethereum network for the transaction layer (the layer that makes it possible to send and receive HEX tokens as well as allowing interactions with the HEX smart contract), whilst the consensus code and staking mechanism is contained in the HEX smart contract.

Certificates of Deposits are common investment tools that are normally managed by banks. The Certificate of Deposit market is a trillion dollar market and is used worldwide. HEX took the concept of Certificates of Deposits, removed banking fees, added a higher average return rate and turned it into a decentralised cryptocurrency.

Read more: Altcoins: What Is HEX? - A Deeper Look Into The HEX Blockchain 

The Bitcoin Cash Platform

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is an extension of the Bitcoin (BTC) cryptocurrency and was created as a way to get around some of Bitcoins flaws, it was launched in August 2017. Anybody who held Bitcoin (BTC) at the time of Bitcoin Cash’s launch, received BCH. Both platforms are run mainly on the framework, proof-of-work (PoW), and make use of nodes to verify transactions.

The main differentiating characteristic between Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin is the blocksize. The blocks in the Bitcoin Cash blockchain can be larger, this means that more Bitcoins can be processed at a time, therefore the additional space aids in avoidance of higher fees.

Bitcoin Cash offers more anonymity and privacy than mainstream platforms such as banks and credit cards etc. it is almost impossible to discover who controls a Bitcoin address. Bitcoin Cash supports token protocols that are able to power a wide diversity of projects and makes it easy for users to create their own token backed projects.

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The Avalanche Platform

The Avalanche platform is extremely fast, low-cost and eco-friendly. The Avalanche platform is an open, programmable smart contracts planform for decentralised applications (DApps). The Avalanche cryptocurrency rivals Ethereum, and its native token is AVAX. Avalanche prioritises transaction speed and scalability. In addition, the Avalanche network is a proof-of-stake (PoS) network.

The Avalanche platform was officially launched in september of 2020. The platform is built across three chains: the C-chain (contract chain) which hosts Avalanches DeFi ecosystem, X-chain (exchange chain) and P-chain (platform).

It is possible to launch private and public customised blockchains; these blockchains can be deployed to fit users own personal needs, dictate how the blockchain should operate and build their own virtual machines.

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Sources: fxmag.com

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Rebecca Duthie

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Rebecca has a bachelors degree in Investment Management, a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning and is currently enrolled in a Masters program in International Management with a Specialization in International Finance.