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DDI Blockchain Weekly (June 11th-17th)

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It was yet another subdued week for the cryptocurrency complex, with markets continuing their downward trajectory early in the week, following the $40 million hack of Korean exchange Coinrail on June 10th. By Thursday,...
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What Repo Market Injections Say About the Economy – Follow the Breadcrumbs

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How did we get here? One big clue lies in the repo market. We’ve found that people tend to forget (ourselves included) important factors, events, or definitions that are important for understanding what is happening...
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Headliners: JPM’s Interbank blockchain, FB & TSLA troubles and Fed’s Dot Plot

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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...
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Business Partnerships: Their Importance for Expanding Overseas

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With China and other Far East countries growing into strong business hubs, any serious entrepreneur must be thinking of expanding his business into that prime region. The European Union, on the other hand, has...
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Blockchain Economics and Network Effects

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Looking at the gargantuan market caps that the world’s biggest tech companies such as Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon have amassed, one wonders how they’ve managed to dominate within their respective environments, often in such a...
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Bringing DeFi Speed to Private Funds

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DeFi is bringing new excitement to the old idea of cooperative ownership. Customers get tokens, earn fees, and vote on decisions. In theory, this improves governance. In practice it accelerates customer commitment and adoption...
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7 Ways Wealthtech is Digitizing Wealth Management

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“Customer experience is chief among the areas where traditional financial institutions have fallen short. 70% of millennials would rather visit their dentists than their bankers.” Harit Talwar, Head of Marcus at Goldman Sachs. Not long...
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How To Sharpen Your Investing Edge with Social Trading?

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At DDI, we aim to highlight many of the most useful consumer-level technologies that can enable you to take charge of your investing future. Social trading is one such technology… If you consider yourself a novice...
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DDI Blockchain Weekly (September 3rd – 9th)

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It was a week to forget for crypto bulls as the market crashed on Wednesday, losing $40 billion in less than 24 hours. The plunge seems to have been triggered by news that Goldman...
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Dubai to Permit Digital Payments Through Pundi X POS Technology

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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...
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Socialists are taking over Wall Street

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It does not happen every day that when reading the Wall Street Journal, I have to double-check that I did not accidentally click on the Onion web page. Or that it was not an...
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The Italian Story: Easy Math, Somewhat Complicated Economics, Extremely Complex Politics

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In recent weeks I have been covering the current Italian stalemate with the European Union regarding the Mediterranean country’s 2019 budget. Its targeted 2.4% fiscal deficit as a share of its GDP is three...
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LIBOR: An Enthralling Saga!

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From creating history to becoming history LIBOR is one of the most important benchmark interest rates at which borrowings take place in the international interbank market for short-term loans. LIBOR is a worldwide accepted benchmark...
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6 Factors that Influence the Price of Cryptocurrencies

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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...
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Tech rollover, Crypto FUD & Market noise

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One thing that always bothered me in my early trading days was the abundance of "noise" out there that distracted me constantly and adversely affected my ability to make sound trading decisions based on...
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All Things Cryptos.Forex.Stocks — 07/06/2018

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And time's up as everybody heads into the weekend with the summer season kicking in full gear. Usually this is the slowest time of the year for the financial markets but seems like we...
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Build Awareness to Rock Your World!

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Customers won’t buy from brands they don’t know. It’s a core principle for digital marketing strategist Mack Collier. He has made a career of helping companies connect with their most loyal customers to drive...
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Trading Psychology & Lessons learnt

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You might have heard that phrase Trading is an art but to me It is a Science with two key virtues - Patience & Persistence - that have served me well over the years...
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How to Not Go Broke Trading Options on Robinhood

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Five simple rules for new traders The COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered most workplaces. Many people are now working from home, or not working at all. Large-scale social activities, including sporting events, concerts, bars, restaurants and...
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How the NFL Encourages Fair Competition

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The NFL shows how a closed market increases competition while a free market only works for a dominant minority The NFL draft may feel a little different this year due to Covid-19 but the rules...