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5 Popular Digital Asset Custody Options for Individuals and Institutions

By Justin Chan / May 24, 2018

It’s no secret that crypto continues to be plagued by security issues. Although the technology underpinning such digital assets – blockchain – all but guarantees a tamperproof environment, coins remain vulnerable to hackers, especially whilst they remain on exchanges – most of which operate as centralised entities. Indeed, the last few years have seen many […]

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Anti-Money Laundering Regulations — is your crypto-business safe and compliant?

By Simone D. Casadei Bernardi / May 18, 2018

With cryptocurrency giving criminals a new way of money laundering, it’s important that you safeguard your business and stay compliant. Here’s everything you need to know. The birth of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies has opened up a wealth of opportunities to businesses — from speeding up payment processes to safely sharing data for a more streamlined process. Yet, […]

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Could Blockchain Stop Skynet?

By Justin Chan / May 16, 2018

Machines are going to take over and obliterate the human race… according to some at least. But could the intersection of blockchain and AI, two of the world’s most anticipated technologies, prevent such a disaster from ever becoming reality? What’s the problem? “Eventually, I think human extinction will probably occur, and technology will likely play […]

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An Overview of Privacy Coins

By Justin Chan / April 15, 2018

One of the most sought after features of cryptocurrency is the relative anonymity one can have when sending and receiving payments. Whereas PayPal, for example, requires each sender to disclose details up-front pertaining to real-world identity, such as name and contact information, it’s normally only the user’s wallet address that needs to be disclosed for […]

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6 Ways to Spot an ICO Scam

By John DeCleene / April 14, 2018

Earlier this year in February, cryptocurrency news site Bitcoin.com announced the findings of its study of ICOs that were held during 2017. The most glaring result of all was that of the 902 projects that were tracked: 142 failed before raising funds 276 failed after fundraising a further 113 were considered “semi-failed” – either the […]

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What’s Striking About The Lightning Network?

By Justin Chan / April 13, 2018

“You can think of the Bitcoin blockchain like a road, and a lot of cars want to get on the road. Right now, there’s a lot of traffic.” Elizabeth Stark, CEO and co-founder of Lightning Labs. It was a little over nine years ago when Satoshi Nakamoto published the much-revered Bitcoin whitepaper, which laid out […]

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How Crypto Businesses Can Have Positive Relationships with Regulators

By Simone D. Casadei Bernardi / April 11, 2018

With more regulators circling the crypto-industry, learn how you can develop long-lasting relationships with them to minimise disruptions. Regulators are still trying to clamp down on unregulated methods of funding like Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), Initial Token Offerings (ITOs) or Initial Security Offerings (ISOs). This raises a lot of issues for crypto-businesses, especially if business […]

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How Blockchain Will Change the World

By John DeCleene / April 10, 2018

“I am usually busy trying to decentralize defences and after digging deeper into Blockchain and decentralized systems, I’m excited to join SIRIN LABS as an ambassador to make Blockchain more friendly with their upcoming operating system for smartphones!” The recent words of none other than Lionel Messi. Whether the Argentinean and FC Barcelona footballing legend […]

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A Guide to Masternodes

By Justin Chan / April 9, 2018

If you think that the only way to earn money from cryptocurrency is to simply buy some coins, “HODL”, and hope the price sufficiently appreciates, then think again. Already, projects have come up with a number of ways to reward their token holders, through such schemes as token dividends (for example, the ‘Gas’ that is […]

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6 Key Differences Between Security and Utility Tokens

By Justin Chan / April 8, 2018

It’s not an overstatement to say that initial coin offerings (ICOs) have thoroughly transformed the fundraising landscape for early-stage blockchain companies around the world. Last year saw more than $4 billion being raised through such events, easily outstripping the amount blockchain start-ups raised through the more traditional channel of venture capital. Indeed, many would call […]

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5 Ways to Earn from Cryptocurrencies Besides HODLing

By John DeCleene / April 7, 2018

Many of you might believe that the only way to make money in the cryptosphere is to simply buy a coin at a suitably low price, HODL, and then cash out if/when it reaches the moon. Truth be told, while HODLing may well prove sufficient for some investors, there are many more ways to reap […]

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6 Factors that Influence the Price of Cryptocurrencies

By Justin Chan / April 6, 2018

Given the massive and unpredictable volatility that cryptocurrencies have experienced ever since Bitcoin’s trading debut around nine years ago, one might be resigned to using mere guesswork to forecast the future direction of crypto prices. But it is possible to conduct a more scientific projection by being aware of several indicators and parameters that have […]

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Investing in a Cryptocurrency Project

By John DeCleene / April 5, 2018

There are now at least 1,560 cryptocurrencies (as of writing) in circulation, according to CoinMarketCap. And while most of us know the basics when it comes to big projects like Bitcoin and Ethereum, attempting to make an informed investment decision about some of the smaller ones can too often seem like a confusing prospect. Specifically, what […]

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10 Popular Crypto Slang Terms You Must Know

By John DeCleene / March 18, 2018

  The crypto world is enjoyable for many reasons other than simply the opportunity to get rich quick. Among them is the chance to engage in online communities, both for cryptocurrency in general and ones that emerge for each specific coin. Bitcointalk forums, Facebook groups, Reddit and Telegram all provide opportunities for crypto enthusiasts to […]

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Three Reasons to Run Your Crypto-Business from Estonia

By Simone D. Casadei Bernardi / March 16, 2018

Just to be clear: to run a compliant crypto-business may be difficult. The law and regulations (in the countries where some kind of rules are applicable) are still evolving, and they are subject to amendments that may be significant, complicated and frequent. Hence, to identify the best jurisdiction in which starting (or moving to) a […]

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How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Change Banking

By John DeCleene / February 23, 2018

Artificial intelligence is a field of computer science that focuses on making machines intelligent by developing computer programs that can replicate human intelligence to a certain degree and potentially beyond. This much talked about technology also has many possible applications within the financial industry. The four most prolific financial use cases for AI are in […]

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