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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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5 Things Every Developer Must Know about Intellectual Property Rights

By John DeCleene / May 17, 2018

Anyone involved in software development today must have a keen understanding of the ins and outs of intellectual property rights, including copyright laws and patent development. But the area is so vast that it can be difficult to narrow down the most important points to start with. Here we’ll outline five key areas that developers […]

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5 Popular Technologies from the World of RegTech

By John DeCleene / April 27, 2018

It’s becoming clear these days that a sizeable chunk of the most disruptive innovations being applied within the financial sphere is coming from RegTech. As we mentioned in our previous article, demand for RegTech solutions is expected to skyrocket, as firms intensify their search for ways to effectively deal with the increasingly labyrinthine demands from […]

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The Compliance Revolution: An Introduction to RegTech

By Justin Chan / April 26, 2018

The FinTech boom continues to gather steam. We are now observing some fairly seismic transformations taking place across virtually the entire cross section of the finance industry, as machine learning, blockchain, big data and many more innovations disrupt incumbent IT infrastructure that’s associated with increasingly antiquated business models. What’s more, this disruption even extends to […]

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What Criteria Do Venture Capitalists Consider When Seeding a Startup?

By Justin Chan / April 20, 2018

Venture capital funding climbed to a decade high in 2017.  Your startup’s current chances of attracting VC funding are higher at this moment right now than they have ever been. Despite the excess funding, the process isn’t simple, and investors are more critical now more than ever before. We found two of the biggest items […]

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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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How Big Data is Disrupting the Financial Industry

By John DeCleene / March 28, 2018

The financial industry is experiencing a technological transformation like it has not seen since the emergence of the Internet. Mobile banking and payments, instant peer-to-peer money transfers via SMS, online peer-to-peer lending, robo-advice, AI-driven chatbots, and blockchain-based interbank payments – to name a few – are all financial innovations that have emerged in the last […]

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How are Robo-Advisors Changing the Finance Industry?

By Justin Chan / March 27, 2018

The Terminator. Blade Runner. Transformers. The sci-fi genre is replete with the notion that robots will “take over the world”. But that’s just in the movies of course, it could never happen in real life…or could it? Well, although the chance of mechanised lumps of metal becoming our masters is slim, the investment world is […]

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