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What is a stablecoin and why is collateral more important than interest rates?

Key insights:  Stablecoins are digital currencies pegged 1:1 to an asset, usually the US dollar.  There are different types of stablecoins and learning about what backs each one will help you better understand their features.    There are different mechanisms and platforms that allow you to deposit stablecoins and get an interest rate.  The words cryptocurrency […]
8 September, 2022

What is a DAO?

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO) were born to give power back to the participants of a cryptocurrency protocol, without exposing them to central authorities and freeing them from censorship and third-party associated risks. Find out what DAOs are and how they relate to Money On Chain protocol in this article. One of the most innovative qualities […]
20 April, 2022

DeFi4Bitcoin: 11 Key Concepts you Need to Know

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is a financial space that popped out a couple of years ago in the Ethereum blockchain. Now it’s an ecosystem of Decentralized Applications (dApps) and blockchains interacting and bringing together services for everyone who wants to participate. #DeFi4Bitcoin does not escape from this concept, it just reinforces it by making it happen […]
22 March, 2022

Community Call: Governance

At Money On Chain we give great importance to the voice of our community, a truly decentralized protocol aligned with Bitcoin ethos. Back in December 2021 we held a Community Call to discuss Money On Chain Protocol Governance. How can the community introduce changes into the protocol? How are decisions made on Money On Chain? […]
4 March, 2022

Voting Machine Governs the Protocol

Money On Chain was created for bitcoiners, by bitcoiners. This means that we created a completely original solution for bitcoiners that need a stablecoin (DoC), with the best collateral, bitcoin, and a token (BPro) that rewards bitcoiners with what we value the most, bitcoin. As bitcoiners, one of our biggest concerns is Decentralization. As we […]
13 December, 2021

OMOCs are feeding the Stablecoin Protocol

The OMOCs, Money On Chain decentralized oracles, are now feeding the price in the Stablecoin Protocol and the TEX.  This is a very important milestone for Money On Chain for two main reasons:  The Protocol doesn’t depend anymore on whitelisted oracles It’s another step forward to decentralization. Let´s double click on these reasons:  We have […]
26 November, 2021

4 quirky questions about Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a revolution. Few people know it yet because the history of Bitcoin is relatively new, only 12 years, compared to the current system that has been going on for several decades. There may be exceptions that confirm the rule, but it happened to most bitcoiners that they learned about bitcoin and didn't understand […]
12 October, 2021

What if bitcoin had a flash crash?

The Non Liquidation feature of the Money on Chain protocol Bitcoin volatility is not an issue for a hodler. It's all part of the ride and you make the best out of it (sure do, you BPro and BTCx rider on the MOC protocol -wink-) Nonetheless, a question such as “What if bitcoin had a […]
1 September, 2021

Protocol Improvements

In the very near future (stay tuned on Discord, Telegram, Twitter) we are launching new protocol improvements that will make your journey operating with Money On Chain super comfortable and as safe as it gets.  Check out our new features!  New frontend: we are improving the platform User Interface (UI) so you can operate faster […]
1 September, 2021

MoC tokens explained

How do MoC tokens accrue value? All projects have a centralized beginning, even bitcoin. It doesn't matter if Satoshi was a person or a group of people, she/he/they ideated, designed, developed, mined, and transacted bitcoin in the early days. What happened next? Bitcoin growth was organic, peer to peer, distributed and when the incentives were […]
23 August, 2021

What is Leverage?

In the “crypto” world there are many concepts that we use regularly, such as decentralization, blockchain, collateral, peer-to-peer, stake, DEX, and several of them, although we use them, sometimes we don't really know what they mean. We keep telling you about BPro and its little free leverage and BTCx and its 2x leverage.  But, what […]
13 July, 2021

MOC Decentralized Oracles

Money on Chain is a system that provides a stablecoin platform collateralized with Bitcoin in the RSK blockchain therefore it needs a way to determine the DoC token value in rBTC. Consequently, it needs the price data for BTC/USD pair, among other pairs, inside the blockchain. Since this data cannot be directly accessed from the […]
9 July, 2021

Governance and Proposals

If you are reading this, you are aware that Money on Chain launched its governance token, MoC, a new step towards decentralization. This is a very important milestone for the stablecoin project that’s creating a new open and uncensored financial system built on Bitcoin, as it means the community will begin to take part in […]
28 May, 2021

Time to HODL and Earn

30 DAYS x 19,687 MoC p/day rewarded to BPro HODLers starting April 26th. (Uruguay, 26th April 2021) Money On Chain launches their governance token (MoC) on RSK Network and celebrates by rewarding with MoC tokens daily for 30 days to BPro HODLers.  Since 2018, Money On Chain has worked with Rootstock Network (RSK) to build […]
26 April, 2021

MoC Tokens Distribution

With the upcoming Token Generation Event (TGE), Money On Chain is taking another important step towards the decentralization of the protocol. This document explains how MoC Tokens will be distributed and why. Starting from the April 26th Money on Chain will issue 210 million MoC tokens for protocol governance distributed this way: Alpha users: BPro […]
21 April, 2021

Money On Chain Rewards explained

The MoC token, as a governance token, is a different kind of token compared to DoC, BPro and BTCx. It has a different purpose: to empower MOC protocol users to vote/veto improvements and upgrades to the protocol itself. This is a really important milestone in the path to decentralization bringing more benefits to BPro and […]
19 April, 2021

Money On Chain’s Road to Decentralization: MoC Governance Token Launches on RSK this 26st. April

(Uruguay, 16th April 2021) In an upcoming MoC token generation event, Money On Chain leaps towards decentralization by adding governance to their multifaceted platform. Built by Bitcoiners, Money On Chain is an extensively developed, proprietary financial model with proven robustness even in extreme market situations which empowers Bitcoiners to improve performance of their assets in […]
16 April, 2021

Stablecoin Protocol improvements

Money on Chain continues evolving and fulfilling its roadmap to be a standard as a decentralized stablecoin platform for bitcoiners. This is the reason why Money On Chain is introducing some changes to improve the protocol to better serve the users, making Money On Chain tokens even more attractive. To make these changes smoother for […]
16 April, 2021

Is the RSK network decentralized?

Recently I saw these interviews with Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar, CEO of IOV Labs, made by Chris Blec for his YouTube channel Chris Blec on DeFi and another in spanish by Ezio Rojas from Cointelegraph en español for Crypto Resources. In both interviews they talked about DeFi and RSK project characteristics but one topic caught my […]
27 January, 2021

What’s the difference between buy/sell and mint/redeem?

With frequent use of the tools and applications it is likely that the meaning of some terms and the difference between some of them such as buy / sell and mint / redeem become blurred. Since the appearance of Bitcoin to date, each crypto project has its correlation with a cryptocurrency or token. Some of […]
21 January, 2021

Bitcoin and quantum computers

When people write about quantum computers and Bitcoin, I usually read two opposing views. The nocoiner position that says "there is very little left for quantum computers to hack Bitcoin" and the bitcoiner position that says, the day that happens bitcoin will be using another algorithm.I want to delve into the second position, much more […]
13 January, 2021

2020 Year In Review: Bitcoin's Institutional Adoption

2020 was a year of institutional adoption of Bitcoin. The list of corporations and billionaires who adopted Bitcoin is long. Here’s a review of the year in Bitcoin. The institutional interest in Bitcoin started right off the bat. In Mid-January, an Exchange-traded bitcoin option launched on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Bitcoin options could be used […]
11 January, 2021

Why be a BPro early adopter?

The internet is littered with posts aimed at unborn Bitcoiners, those who resist the red pill and maintain a limited awareness about the revolutionary characteristics imbued in BTC. We've all heard the tales, and many of us chose the rabbit hole instead. Many of us Bitcoiners are eager to educate those willing to listen. We […]
18 December, 2020

MOC Liquidity Mining

When the Money On Chain protocol was designed, special consideration was given to bitcoin Hodlers, and different incentive alternatives were evaluated to increase contributed collateral to the protocol.  The BPro token holders receive: Free leverage, provided by DOC token holders. Passive income (interest in Smart Bitcoins, or rBTC), paid by traders who buy BTCX Fees […]
27 November, 2020

MoC, Money On Chain Governance token

In order to work as a decentralized protocol, Money On Chain will use a token to govern the platform. This token is called MoC (for Money On Chain) Token. MoC token use cases Initially MoC tokens will have four main use cases for their Token holders: MoCs token holders will have the power to vote […]
27 November, 2020

TEX, the decentralized token exchange by Money On Chain

TEX is a Decentralized Exchange. What makes TEX special is that the mechanism used for trading is inspired by the method used at The London Gold Fix.  With this method, periodic ticks in an order book match operations at an emerging price, avoiding front-running and allowing fair price discovery even with low volume. There are […]
25 November, 2020

Decentralized Exchange TEX User Guide

The Decentralized Exchange of Money On Chain, TEX, is an important piece of the protocol because it ensures the existence of a secondary market for its tokens. This is a basic TEX User Guide. First of all, it is necessary to notice something important: this guide has been written using transactions from the testnet. That […]
25 November, 2020

Digital Transformation and NGOs

By Belén Ochoa, BisBlick Executive Director The development of new technologies has had an overarching impact on all economic sectors. And NGOs are no exception. Bitcoin is a new monetary technology that, as any other, can be used in traditional management models with the objective of making processes more efficient and transparent.  Anyhow, in a […]
30 October, 2020

Freakin’ Crisis Proof un vistazo a Bitcoin como bote salvavidas

Por Javier Bastardo Freakin’ Crisis Proof, la más reciente obra escrita de Aaron Koenig es un libro sencillo y de fácil lectura, que aborda la complejidad de la crisis del sistema económico y financiero actual, colocando a Bitcoin y las criptomonedas como una alternativa resistente frente a lo que se avecina. Y es que, para […]
27 October, 2020

How to send BTC through the 2wayPeg Federation to get rBTC

Translation from this original article written by Nicolás E. Bourbon. People are starting to explore the existing applications in RSK, the Bitcoin sidechain, and they are wondering how to start. In order to do this it is necessary to exchange BTC for rBTC, the native token of RSK, which value is pegged to Bitcoin 1BTC […]
21 October, 2020

RIF Hodlers, why RIFP should be of your interest

RIF hodlers have now the opportunity to earn a passive income; so, if you are a RIF hodler, this article explains why RIFPro (RIFP) tokens are attractive for you in the long term. The DeFi ecosystem is growing fast RIF (RSK Infrastructure Framework) covers a set of services and protocols including digital identities, storage, communication, […]
19 October, 2020

Getting an error using Trezor? Maybe you should downgrade your firmware

If you connected your Trezor wallet to Metamask or Nifty and got this error: “EthQuery - RPC Error - Error. Forbidden key path” it is because the last Trezor firmware version is not compatible with Nifty or Metamask. To make it more clear, you should have installed version 2.3.0 in model T or 1.9.0 in Trezor One. […]
1 October, 2020

Why should BPro be of interest to bitcoiners?

Inspired by Satoshi Nakamoto’s-creator of bitcoin- model, Money On Chain uses an incentive system for the users. In this article, we will focus on the BitPro (BPRO), which can generate an income for bitcoin holders, being attractive for those who hold their bitcoins for the long term. A token for each bitcoiner Since its launch, […]
22 August, 2020

Dollar on Chain Chain: A stablecoin for bitcoiners, by bitcoiners

The great volatility of cryptocurrencies makes some use cases difficult, such as remittances or store payments. People need a stable medium of exchange. In this article we will talk about the Dollar on Chain, the first stablecoin backed by bitcoin. What are stablecoins? Stablecoins are digital assets designed to replicate the value of fiat currencies, […]
3 August, 2020

The BitPRO (BPRO), a token to earn income for Bitcoin Holders with free leverage

This article is the first in a series where the BitPRO, or BPRO, according to its “ticker”, will be explained in detail. The BPRO is one of the Money On Chain tokens, a DeFi for Bitcoin platform. This token was designed to generate profitability in Bitcoin in a decentralized way. In this article we will […]
26 June, 2020

March 13th Bitcoin Downfall Analysis

Written by Alejandro Bokser, Co Founder and CTO Introduction This document shows different evaluations performed to analyze the behavior of the MOC (Money On Chain) model during the March 13th Bitcoin crash. We run simulations against actual data with different parameters, which showed the robustness of the model under extremely unfavorable conditions. In addition to […]
6 April, 2020

Deep dive into Money On Chain

In this article you will be able to immerse yourself in the solution that Money On Chain proposes to the problem of volatility, learn about the tokens and know why we choose Bitcoin as collateral. Brief description: What’s Money On Chain? A Bitcoin-collateralized stablecoin would minimize the counterparty risks found in other stablecoins, such as […]
2 April, 2020

What About a Stablecoin Built On Top of Bitcoin?

This article is a re-post from the original published in Money On Chain's Medium. Ethereum is the most widely used technology platform for building stablecoins. Just under two-thirds of all stablecoins (60%) have been built exclusively on top of Ethereum, according to Blockchain.com. Other platforms used for stablecoins include Bitcoin, NEO, and Stellar. Stablecoins arose because of the […]
5 December, 2019

Stablecoins: What You Need to Know

This article is a re-post from the original published in Money On Chain's Medium. Stablecoins reside at the intersection of cryptocurrencies and traditional finance. They simplify the transfer of funds between crypto exchanges. Stablecoins make purchases faster and less expensive and are used as a medium of exchange, a means of storing value, and a unit of […]
19 November, 2019

Bitcoin, the ultimate collateral

This article is a re-post from the original published in Money On Chain's Medium. The virtuous circle between Money On Chain and Bitcoin. 2018, the year of the stablecoins Stablecoins have been around for a while, with Tether being the predominant for most, if not all, part of their history. This year, however, there’s been a blossoming […]
10 October, 2018

Why did we choose RSK

This article is a re-post from the original published in Money On Chain's Medium. Introduction Money On Chain is the first Bitcoin-collateralized stablecoin with no counterparty risk, and there are many reasons for which we believe this is good, but in order to work it needs features currently not available in the Bitcoin protocol. To fulfill those features […]
10 September, 2018

Why we need a Bitcoin collateralized Stablecoin

This article is a re-post from the original published in Money On Chain's Medium. In my last article, Argentina’s volatility inspires a Bitcoin collateralized stablecoin I talked about how volatility is extremely harmful for a currency. We concluded that stability is needed to make money execute its functions. Here I want to discuss stablecoins, their possible collaterals, […]
9 June, 2018
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