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The approach for adding USDC to the Stellar network

When talking about issuing a digital asset on a blockchain, each network comes with its own features and can be considered unique in a way. These aspects must be taken into account when architecting the representation of an asset in any new network, which can quickly become a challenge when issuing the same asset in multiple different networks.

Recently I came across this article by Mike Grant, explaining how Circle implemented USDC on the Stellar network and how they made use of the network’s native functionalities to ensure their requirements were met. Here, I would like to dive deeper into this use case as the approach taken might seem unintuitive at first glance and still, turn out to be a clever solution.

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Business

How to issue a digital token to solve your business needs

If you’ve ever considered issuing a crypto token to help reach your business goals, you may have found yourself navigating the complex world of tokenomics. Learning your way around the digital token space is no easy task. But that’s why we’re here to help!
At Cheesecake Labs, we have a proven process to help clients launch digital tokens, and in this post, we’re going to guide you through the world of tokenomics and tell you everything you need to know.

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Business

What is Stellar and how does it work?

At Cheesecake Labs we’ve recently become an integration partner with Stellar and have been excitedly diving into Stellar development. We’ve had to learn all about the technology from Stellar’s engineering and business teams to help our clients leverage Stellar’s blockchain. So we’ve put together a little crash course on Stellar, how it works, and some of the features of the technology. 

Stellar is a cryptocurrency-adjacent technology. Similar to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, it’s a system for sending and processing currencies digitally. 

Unlike Bitcoin, however, the value of Stellar is not in its bespoke currency. Stellar is not trying to get users to invest in “the coin of the future.” Instead, it’s a tool for facilitating transactions in any fiat currency digitally. Kind of like PayPal, but simpler, faster, and more affordable. 

To be clear, Stellar does have its own cryptocurrency: Lumens. However, this is only used to initialize accounts and make transactions. 

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Business

Why are custodial solutions important for Crypto-related businesses?

Over the last few years, it’s become clear that cryptocurrency and blockchain technology represents one of the best opportunities, both for the market at large and specifically for financial institutions. But with this opportunity comes a substantial amount of risk. It’s an innovative technology in the financial sector, which has made it a target for fraud. Additionally, a lack of knowledge on the part of individuals has led to people using it or avoiding it without fully understanding how it works. This post will cover the differences between custodial solutions and non-custodial crypto wallet solutions and how each can help institutions provide security to their customers. 

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Business Design

IoT innovation: what’s behind the rise of IoT & how CKL approaches IoT development

IoT innovation has been steadily emerging for the last decade. But in the coming years, it’s poised to take over big time. Where smart speakers were once in 6.6% of US households in 2016 and 32% in late 2018, that number is expected to rise to 75% of homes by 2025 — and that’s just one example of this rapidly growing sector.

With the network of devices expanding and becoming more commonplace in daily settings, the interconnected “world of the future” is shaping up around us. And it’s this rapid IoT transformation that’s paving the way for new innovations and possibilities — as well as fresh competitive advantage for brands who jump on board.

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Business

The outsourced development team: a startup’s secret weapon

“Time is money” for every business. When you’re a startup, though, the truth behind this saying can be brutal. For funded startups, every cent (and by extension, every second) really, truly counts. And for those startups that are bootstrapping from their own pocket, well, you see the point here. Most startups begin with a skeleton crew of passionate individuals. And that’s great for securing initial investment. To grow, though, you need to bring in the necessary talent — and you need to do it fast. Let’s say you need to get to market with a digital product and you needed to do it yesterday. Should you speed through the recruitment progress and put together an in-house team? Or is leaning on the skills and experience of an outsourced development partner the smarter way to go?

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Business Desenvolvimento

How to create borderless, blockchain payment systems

Despite the turbulent history they’ve had until 2021, it certainly seems like cryptocurrencies are here to stay. Likewise, a core piece of tech underpinning cryptocurrency, blockchain, is not only sticking around but working its way into a variety of sectors. In this guide, we’re going to cover one of the most practical blockchain applications: blockchain payment systems. 

But first, let’s start with the fundamentals. 

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