Ivugeo Coin - the Gold Standard of Cryptocurrency Is Here

Ivugeo Coin - the Gold Standard of Cryptocurrency Is Here

The "Gold Standard" was so far applicable only to fiat currencies. It means, that the currency in circulation in a country is backed by its equivalent worth in gold. Gold was chosen as a standard because it is universally accepted as a standard, and it still continues to be so. Recent days have seen the world gradually deviating from fiat currency to digital currency. Bitcoin and other altcoins are on the rise. Bitcoin is not backed by gold, and its value is decided by demand, supply and the number of transactions happening over the network. Thus making it more volatile compared to the....

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