10 Popular Crypto Slang Terms You Must Know

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...

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...

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...

Will Cryptos Ever Replace Fiat Currency? (Part I)

The FinTech juggernaut continues to steamroll through the financial services world. “Antiquated” banking behemoths are now being rudely upended by tiny, cutting-edge tech start-ups. And perhaps most exhilarating of all is the cryptocurrency phenomenon, which is...

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...

Power Moves in an Alternative Economy

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one thinking it’s absurd for cryptocurrency ventures to replicate existing financial instruments or systems in tokenomics. For those who notice subtlety, a quiet rebellion is developing in the...

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...

All Things Cryptos.Forex.Stocks — 06/15/2018

It was a tale of the 3 Central banks, further tariffs impositions, a strained G-7 meeting & Geo political events last week for the financial markets. Quick recap: U.S. Equities still undecided on the...

Ricardian Contracts can become the next generation of Smart Contracts

Some of the most popular Blockchain concepts seeing practical implementation now have been in theoretical existence since the 1990's e.g Proof of Work, Ricardian contracts & Smart contracts. As I had said in one...

Will There Be an Internet of Electricity?

Blockchain, whose popularity has grown in lockstep with developments in the cryptocurrency market (Bitcoin, Ethereum, et. al.), is poised to expand into new territories. The energy industry, which is decentralizing gradually, may well advance...

Will Cryptos Ever Replace Fiat Currency? (Part II)

In the previous post, we went over a few qualities shared by most cryptocurrencies which make them feasible alternatives to fiat currency. Now let us explore some of their limitations. Being technically fixed in supply,...

A few Promising additions to the Blockchain Ecosystem

Blockchain is evolving rapidly with new innovations being added on a daily basis. Just wanted to share some of the promising projects that I came across recently. So without further ado let's explore them. Chainalysis Compliance...

Just how decentralized are cryptocurrencies?

“I'll tell you another story that is underreported, but worth paying attention to. Bitcoin is really controlled by China. There are four miners in China that control over 50% of Bitcoin." When Brad Garlinghouse...

Cryptocurrencies: The UK looks at preliminary steps towards regulation

Here in the UK, and globally, the emergence of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets have created opportunities and risks. A growing social concern is that there exists a gap in the current financial markets...

Could DAG be a Blockchain-Killer?

Although blockchain is now having an increasingly disruptive impact on the world, few would consider the technology to be the finished article in its current form. Indeed, problems persist that must be resolved before...

Fidelity to Launch Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

The world’s fourth-biggest asset manager, Fidelity Investments, who controls around $7.2 trillion in assets, has 27 million customers and provides investment services to around 13,000 institutional advisory firms and brokers, is launching a digital...

The emergence of Blockchain Consortia

Most of us are pretty well aware of the public blockchains like Ethereum with the built-in functionality of smart contracts apart from the well-known features of transparency, security & privacy. The past one year...

The ABCDs of Fintech

Fintech industry has evolved by leaps & bounds ever since the last Financial crisis of 2008 and the advent of Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies in 2009. These two events actually provided just the right catalyst...

Infographics Digest — Vol. 6

Artificial Intelligence (AI): Big Data: Blockchain: Companies: Content Marketing: Countries Labels: Cyber Security: Digital Marketing: Learning: ICOs: Internet: Internet of Things (IoT): Languages: Markets: Robotics: Self Driving Cars: SEO: Social Media: Space Tech: Startups: Motivation: Research: Web Development: Economy: Stay in touch:  Twitter | StockTwits | LinkedIn | Telegram| Tradealike Related Reads: Info graphic Digest — Vol. 1, Info graphic Digest — Vol. 2,Infographics Digest — Vol. 3 , Infographics Digest — Vol. 4, Infographics Digest — Vol. 5

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...