Mass Crypto Adoption – why we’re not there…yet

A few weeks ago, the Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong predicted that a whopping 1 billion people will be using cryptocurrencies in the next five years. If his prediction materializes, it would mean that we...

Infographic: The Dark Side of Crypto

The crimes being committed using blockchain technology and cryptocurrency run the gamut. SilkRoad, the original dark-web hub which was shut down in 2013, was the place to buy and sell drugs online, with over...

Infographic: Interested in a Crypto Career?

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups are popping up everywhere, and more people are using crypto than ever before. In 2017, up to 5.8 million people used a crypto-wallet. Getting an inside track on blockchain could...

Cross-border Payment systems: SWIFT, RippleNet or BWW?

If you have ever tried to send money offshore to family or friends through a bank or other international payment services like Western Union, you know it's expensive, cumbersome & extremely inconvenient. At least...

DDI Blockchain Weekly (September 10th – 16th)

After September’s torrid first full week, crypto markets managed to put a halt on any further slide during the last seven days. With total market capitalization only just managing to return back above $200...

Crypto Portfolio gets innovative diversification

Let me start off with not so good news... the current downtrend in the Cryptos continues unabated, although Bitcoin does seem to be holding off the support around $5800 pretty well so far as...

Blockchain and Data Storage: 3 Promising Projects

In our previous article, we outlined how blockchain technology can provide tokenized incentives for a more secure, more private, and more cost-effective model of data storage. With that, we could see significant disruptions to...

RegTech 2.0

My previous piece on RegTech highlighted how regulation has evolved over the past decade to keep up with the emerging technologies disrupting the current business & finance model. Albeit moving at a slower pace, RegTech...

DDI Blockchain Weekly (September 3rd – 9th)

It was a week to forget for crypto bulls as the market crashed on Wednesday, losing $40 billion in less than 24 hours. The plunge seems to have been triggered by news that Goldman...

DASH replacing Fiat money in Venezuela

Venezuela's inflation problem seems to worsen by the day with the recent devaluation of their official Bolivar currency by another 95% & linking it to their national oil backed cryptocurrency Petro hasn't helped stem...

Canada – The Crypto mining Hub

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind after living in the Great White North for 18 years that Canada is one of the best countries of the World to live in but we...

Blockchain and Data Storage: A Perfect Match?

Data. It’s fast becoming one of the world’s most highly-prized resources. Indeed, its recent proliferation is virtually our raison d'être here at Data Driven Investor. Of course, us DDI folk are not the only ones who believe...

Pros & Cons of Digital Platforms

Ethereum has acted as Ground zero for the ICO projects to be offered to the general public and the vast majority of over 90% token emissions still occurs on the basis of the Ethereum...

DDI Blockchain Weekly (August 27th – September 2nd)

It was a welcome return to bullish times for crypto as markets added nearly $25 billion during the week, and ended at a 3-week high of around $238 billion. Bitcoin enjoyed solid gains, breaking...

Why France is Becoming an ICO Friendly Nation

When it comes to crypto-based projects, France hasn’t always been regarded as one of the best nations for investors and businesses to consider. However, there’s a change in the wind and it may well...

Revolut – A Fintech Startup with huge Potential

The British Fintech startup Revolut has been making quite the rounds with its innovation & growth this year. I have been following the headlines about the company consistently and finally it peaked my interest...

Financial Markets embracing Blockchain & Cryptos

The persistent downtrend in the prices of digital coins this year has overshadowed the forward strides Blockchain & Cryptos have taken in this technological shift - let's face it FUD gets much more coverage...

DDI Blockchain Weekly (August 20th-26th)

It was a fairly static week for crypto markets on the whole. Although markets threatened to dip on Wednesday after the SEC’s new ETF rejections, a modest recovery soon set in, allowing total market...

Zcash forks & upcoming ‘Sapling’ upgrade

As some of you would be aware, Zcash (ZEC) is one of the most well-known privacy centric digital coins employing the zk-SNARKS protocol - which uses the zero knowledge cryptographic technology to keep the transactions private on...

“Stone Money” on This Pacific Island is History’s First Public Ledger

Yap, Micronesia, also known as the Island of Stone Money, is a 40 square-mile island just 500 miles southwest of Guam in the Southern Pacific Ocean. It rests 9.5 degrees north of the equator...