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    Fiat - Assets
    Fiat refers to government-issued currencies, such as the U.S. dollar, the euro, and the Brazilian Real. They do contrast with cryptocurrencies, but these two are slowly beginning to blur as governments and world economies begin to issue and adopt stable coins and other cryptocurrencies into their financial systems.
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    Liquidity - Financial Concepts
    The availability of liquid assets (ready to be bought or sold) to a market or company. For example, cash is a liquid asset. Liquidity may also refer to a high volume of activity in a market. For example, high buying and selling bitcoin during a bull market.
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    Litecoin (LTC) - Coins & Tokens
    Litecoin (LTC) is a “clone” of Bitcoin released in 2011 by Charles Lee, but with a larger pool of total coins, shorter block processing times, and a different hashing algorithm. Lee believed that BTC was better suited to be a store of value, like gold, rather than a true currency. He created LTC to be the digital equivalent of silver: it’s in the same asset class as Bitcoin’s digital gold, but LTC is designed to be less valuable and easier to transact with.