What is the Dandelion privacy protocol?

Privacy has been one of the biggest hallmarks of the Cryptocurrency transactions on their blockchains. Ironically though, it has also been one of the most controversial features when it comes to monitoring of such...

Decentralization, Diversification, and Antifragility

When asked in 1997 to single out some of the biggest challenges facing modern businesses, Tom Peters and Robert Waterman, authors of “In Search of Excellence”, both placed ‘decentralization’ as one of the toughest...

Dubai to Permit Digital Payments Through Pundi X POS Technology

Pundi X, a cryptocurrency point-of-sale (POS) technology provider, has partnered with both Ebooc Fintech & Loyalty Labs LLC and emcredit to allow citizens of Dubai to pay for schooling, groceries, utility bills, rent etc. in emcash...

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...

Winklevoss Gemini Exchange Implements Crypto Insurance

Gemini has officially incorporated digital asset insurance into its trading platform on top of the already FDIC fiat currency insurance. The insurance company Aon has provided this crypto coverage, although, the amount a user...

DDI Blockchain Weekly (October 1st – 7th)

A modest sell-off capped off a rather unspectacular week for crypto markets. Market capitalization hovered around the $220-billion for much of the period, while Bitcoin continued to fluctuate around $6500, eventually losing around 1%...

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...

Moving to an Era of highly scalable Blockchain networks

If there was one thing that has held back the mass adoption of Blockchain or weakness so to say has been the scalability issue. With Ethereum, one of the most popular Crypto platforms processing a...

Zero-fee, Decentralized Exchange Launches on Stellar

StellarX is the name given to the feeless, all-encompassing decentralized exchange. All-encompassing in that soon there will be stocks, bonds real estate etc. available to trade. Saying this is one thing and accomplishing it...

NEM; The sleeping giant no one ever hears about

Every time I look into cryptocurrency news, the top stories are EOS governance problems, Bitcoin and Ethereum scalability issues, TRON a shitcoin, Tether is a scam....So many problems, not enough solutions. But then you...

Market Brief: NAFTA 2.0, xRapid launch & USDCAD reversal

Finally after a grueling 14 months of back & forth negotiations between the three countries - U.S, Canada & Mexico - came to an agreement on a trilateral accord which some of the financial...

DDI Blockchain Weekly (September 24th – 30th)

After a much-needed recovery during the third week of September, the final week of the month ended virtually unchanged after a $20 billion sell-off by early-Wednesday was erased by steady gains to the end...

Headliners: JPM’s Interbank blockchain, FB & TSLA troubles and Fed’s Dot Plot

Another week of interesting developments in the Financial markets so let's get right to it. Let's start off with my favorite - Cryptocurrencies. Although the price action in the digital assets dictated sustained gains...

The Power of Blockchain & its compelling Use cases

There have been few defining technological shifts that we have seen in history compared to the one we are going through right now. The Blockchain movement is causing a disruption on a massive scale...

Infographics Digest  Vol. 7 – Blockchain Applications, Challenges & Governance

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Smart Dubai – World’s First Blockchain-powered Government initiative

The transformation of this small fishing village in the middle of the Arabian desert about 30 years ago to a major business hub and go to tourist destination for millions of people has been...

Is the Banking Industry Holding the Crypto Economy Back?

For centuries, banks have been at the forefront of the UK economy. However, with the meteoric rise of the crypto economy, is the banking industry stopping it from going mainstream? According to the Big Innovation...

DDI Blockchain Weekly (September 17th – 23rd)

After a rather forgettable first half of the month, crypto markets bounced back strongly last week. Total market cap closed above $225 billion, having started on Monday at just over $200 billion. Ethereum, Stellar,...

Big trends shaping FinTech

For those of you who are not familiar with FinTech, it is the amalgamation of Financial services with technology. It is difficult to predict how the broader FinTech space is going to change in the...

3 Markets – 3 Stories

It's rare that you see interesting moves emerging from all three segments of the financial markets namely - Equities, Forex & Cryptocurrencies. This past week provided just that opportunity. To sum it up for...