A 'stablecoin' is a cryptocurrency that's price is pegged to a real-world asset like gold or the dollar. Here's a guide to what they're used for, how they work, and why people are excited about them.
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Welcome to Lifehacker's weekly round up of all things Bitcoin, altcoin and cryptocurrency. It's been an insane week for Bitcoin, with the kind of dip that sent holders into a panic not seen since... well, since the last dip. It's been messy and, for some, it's been brutal.
Here's the big news in Bitcoin this week.