How ICO Regulation Could Actually Boost Innovation

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have exploded in 2017 as blockchain startups have managed raised over $2 billion in funds since the start of the year using this innovative new form of financing. Not only...

5 Services Startups Can Use To Protect Themselves From DDoS Attacks

Cybercrime has become one of the most talked about topics of the year after the WannaCry ransomware attack ground several large private and public institutions to a halt in May. Furthermore, the World Economic...

Blockchain Consensus Algorithm: PoW, PoS and Beyond

One of the most critical aspects to understand blockchain - its speed, applications, and potentials is consensus algorithms. It determines everything from network security, confirmation speed, to environmental friendliness. As crucial as it is, few...

ICOs and Cryptocurrencies – The Chinese Perspective

On Monday September 11th, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Chinese government intended to close down Bitcoin exchanges in the country, a mere seven days after authorities announced a complete ban on fundraising...

How to Structure a Successful Initial Coin Offering?

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) are now all the rage in the startup funding sector. Since the beginning of the year, over $1.8 billion dollars were raised through this innovative new form of funding that...

A New Breed of Hedge Funds May Push Bitcoin to New Highs

The price of bitcoin has rallied by over 400 percent since the start of the year to hit an all-time high of over $5,000 in early September, while the price of one bitcoin started...

Will Regulation Be Beneficial for ICOs?

“Capital raising through blockchain requires compliance with federal securities law”. tweeted by @SEC_Enforcement On July 25th, the SEC reported the findings from its investigation into the DAO. It concluded that the tokens that were offered...

The Rise of the ICO

By now it’s more than likely that you’ve heard the term “ICO” being used. In fact, unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll have noticed that it’s impossible to have a day go by...

Is Bitcoin An Effective Substitute For Gold ?

During the first week of March this year, a momentous event took place – the price of bitcoin surpassed gold price on a per-unit basis for the very first time. Although this was largely an...

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,...

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...