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...

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...

Will Bakkt Futures launch & low HV bring a Bitcoin revival?

Ask anyone who got carried away by the euphoria of Bitcoin buying frenzy at the end of 2017 and got in right when it was peaking & they would say it's been a terrible...

Why France is Becoming an ICO Friendly Nation

When it comes to crypto-based projects, France hasn’t always been regarded as one of the best nations for investors and businesses to consider. However, there’s a change in the wind and it may well...

Decentralized Cryptocurrency? …in your dreams

The Fight for Bitcoin Cash Supremacy. Preface: Before we get started. This is not FUD, it’s inspired by my observations of the last few days, weeks and months, and my disgust in the conduct of the...

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...

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...

Escrow Solutions for Digital Assets

“Transactions that are computationally impractical to reverse would protect sellers from fraud, and routine escrow mechanisms could easily be implemented to protect buyers.” Satoshi Nakamoto describing some of the desirable security requirements for Bitcoin in...

Digitization of Sukuks & Blockchain adoption in the Middle East

Let's start off with a little description of the investment tool called Sukuks. They have become a very popular form of alternative investment in the Muslim World since 2000, which is Sharia compliant (Islamic...

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...

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...

Are Bots Controlling Crypto Markets?

So, it’s time to buy some of that cryptocurrency you’ve had your eyes on. You’ve done your research, the market price is low enough, and you’ve decided that it’s the right time to pull...

Three Cryptocurrencies to Consider Buying and Holding in 2018

Cryptocurrency analysis can be overwhelming. With over 1,650 different cryptocurrencies listed on CoinMarketCap.com in addition to the hundreds (perhaps thousands) of other coins still in development, investors are flooded with options that might be...

Advertising, Travel & the Blockchain

Adverts… the bane of our lives when trying to watch our favorite show or movie on TV. Intrusive, distracting and rapidly declining in value for advertising companies due to our aversion to them. The...

Cryptocurrencies reviving Agorism

Agorism in term commonly associated with the philosophy of counter-economics. The concept of Agorism was introduced by the Black market activist Samuel Edward Konkin III also known as SEK3. Through his libertarian ideals he defined...
Bitcoin ETF

Will an ETF Transform Bitcoin like it did in Gold?

March 28th 2003. That was the date the world’s first gold exchange-traded fund (ETF), ETFS Physical Gold (GOLD), made its entrance on the world stage. Around 18 months later, the largest and most renowned...

Augur, Assassination and Morality on the Blockchain

The chilling 2014 film Nightcrawler charts the rise of Jake Gyllenhaal’s Lou Bloom, a mildly psychotic, Travis Bickle-like character who goes from being made unemployed, having been caught stealing on the job, to becoming...

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...

Crypto Portfolio gets innovative diversification

Let me start off with not so good news... the current downtrend in the Cryptos continues unabated, although Bitcoin does seem to be holding off the support around $5800 pretty well so far as...

A Guide to Major Cryptocurrency Indexes

Most of us keep a track of the Cryptocurrencies by their price points. Popular sources like Coinmarketcap provide a detailed overview of not only the digital coins but the Crypto exchanges as well. The...