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...

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...

Bitcoin ETN, Ethereum Classic listing & more…

It will take more than falling prices of the Cryptocurrencies to fade my enthusiasm about the digital coins & the associated blockchain technology. I don't really blame people who just look at the ongoing...

Australia leads the way with Blockchain Innovation

Asia has led the way with the progress made in the adoption of the Blockchain technology with two of the three biggest Crypto markets (South Korea & Japan) located there. However with the initial...

Project Wormhole – Smart contract functionality for Bitcoin Cash

Back in May, I wrote a piece about all the new changes coming to Bitcoin Cash (BCH) via a fork giving it the ability to offer better scalability & smart contract functionality like Ethereum....

Classification of Digital Coins

Originally it was just the Bitcoin (BTC) with the invention of the Cryptocurrencies and the dawn of associated Blockchain technology but the past few years have seen a mushroom growth of the brand new...

Bitmain – the Cryptomining behemoth aims for total dominance

China has become the breeding ground for tech startups in the past few years. With a large pool of skilled entrepreneurs coupled with massive capital at its disposal, it has provided the perfect conditions...

Cryptocurrency Futures, Derivatives, ETF & ETO… What next?

I am bit of a "Crypto Optimist" when it comes to looking at the developments around the digital coins/assets. This past week Square - the digital payment service company which added the functionality of...

Will ICOs replace VCs for start-ups?

It was once the norm for an aspiring start-up to seek funding through venture capital (VC). Ownership of the company would be divided amongst participating investors via limited partnerships established by the VC firm,...

Is a National Cryptocurrency the solution to hyperinflation?

It should be an alarming fact for the proponents of fiat based economies that we are increasingly seeing a high number of hyperinflation cases in the last 30 years alone as depicted in the...

The 5-Point Crypto Decentralization Checklist

In our last piece, we outlined some of the likeliest ways in which cryptocurrencies tend to exhibit centralization. Whether a particular cryptocurrency can be considered “sufficiently decentralized,” however, is not something that’s set in stone...

Bitcoin is still the Crypto kingpin

Recent bounce of the Cryptocurrencies specially Bitcoin off the lows has been significant for a couple of reasons - First, it seems to be signalling a possible bottom that has evaded the primary digital...

Software Reuse and the Disruption of the API Economy

AIKON wants software developers around the world to connect their products together on blockchain What do you get when you cross a German tech startup savant with a Mexican fintech expert and a U.S. political...

World’s First ICCO – Palladium

We have a new game changer in the Crypto space in the form of World's first ICCO - Initial Convertible Coin offering - being offered by a Malta based blockchain startup Palladium which intends...

Blockchain’s Silicon Valley

This tiny island nation of Malta sitting in the middle of the Mediterranean who a lot of us didn't even know existed, suddenly came to the forefront when Binance, the biggest Cryptocurrency trading exchange...

Ethereum – Upgrades, Standards & Futures

There is no doubt that Bitcoin is the pioneer of Cryptocurrencies which set the stage for Blockchain revolution, but Ethereum is the one that provided the platform for the exponential growth of the new...

Mainnets… the new Revolution in Cryptos

2017 was the year of excitement, speculation and lots of expectations with the publishing of numerous “white papers” associated with the launch of tons of ICOs. This year we are moving into the next...

The Curious Case of Satoshi Nakamoto

The Inventor of Bitcoin has been a bigger mystery than the ruling digital coin itself. People have speculated about the identity of Nakamoto (Pseudonym used on Bitcoin's white paper) ever since it was published...

Evolution of Fintech — A timeline

Finance & technology have been intertwined ever since the start of the modern society. The earliest days of finance hundreds of years ago was in the context of keeping records for things like government...

EOS — New superstar of the Crypto Elite Club

Ethereum has been instrumental in the growth of the Cryptoverse by not only having a coin which is the second most valuable after Bitcoin but also providing a decentralized platform on which other Alt....