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DDI Blockchain Weekly (September 24th – 30th)

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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...
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Big trends shaping FinTech

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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...
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Infographic: Interested in a Crypto Career?

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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...
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Crypto Portfolio gets innovative diversification

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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...
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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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Blockchain and Data Storage: A Perfect Match?

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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...
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Pros & Cons of Digital Platforms

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Ethereum has acted as Ground zero for the ICO projects to be offered to the general public and the vast majority of over 90% token emissions still occurs on the basis of the Ethereum...
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DDI Blockchain Weekly (August 27th – September 2nd)

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It was a welcome return to bullish times for crypto as markets added nearly $25 billion during the week, and ended at a 3-week high of around $238 billion. Bitcoin enjoyed solid gains, breaking...
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The Convergence of AI & VR – What You Can Expect

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In the world of technology, convergence is the logical step. Just a few decades back you would have needed a dedicated pager, phone, camcorder, camera, handheld gaming device, GPS tracker, and a Walkman to...
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DDI Blockchain Weekly (August 20th-26th)

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It was a fairly static week for crypto markets on the whole. Although markets threatened to dip on Wednesday after the SEC’s new ETF rejections, a modest recovery soon set in, allowing total market...
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Big Data in Financial Services

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Data has become the most precious commodity as we enter the fourth industrial revolution powered by Artificial Intelligence. The foundation of the this edition of industrial revolution has been built on the increased automation...
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“Stone Money” on This Pacific Island is History’s First Public Ledger

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Yap, Micronesia, also known as the Island of Stone Money, is a 40 square-mile island just 500 miles southwest of Guam in the Southern Pacific Ocean. It rests 9.5 degrees north of the equator...
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DDI Blockchain Weekly (August 13th-19th)

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Crypto markets briefly dived below $200 million to hit the lowest total capitalization since November 2017, before bouncing back to end the week virtually unchanged. And while Bitcoin followed a similar trend, Bitcoin dominance...
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Anatomy of a Phishing Scam

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Avoid Being Tricked By The Automated Army Of Hackers Part I: Identifying the Problem “Phishing” is the practice of fooling unsuspecting people into voluntarily giving away their most sensitive data—user names, passwords, social security number, birth dates, and...
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DDI Blockchain Weekly (August 6th – 12th)

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It was a week of both highs and lows. On Saturday, the crypto market as a whole plunged to fresh lows for 2018, as total market capitalization slumped to under $212 billion on Saturday,...
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Classification of Digital Coins

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Originally it was just the Bitcoin (BTC) with the invention of the Cryptocurrencies and the dawn of associated Blockchain technology but the past few years have seen a mushroom growth of the brand new...
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AI forecast: ‘Disruption, then productivity’

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There is growing concern about all the white-collar jobs that will disappear with the spread of machine learning and AI. It gets me thinking about slide rules. The connection is that innovation causes disruptions, then...
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Will ICOs replace VCs for start-ups?

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It was once the norm for an aspiring start-up to seek funding through venture capital (VC). Ownership of the company would be divided amongst participating investors via limited partnerships established by the VC firm,...
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TechFin vs. FinTech – What’s the difference?

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Most of you have a fair idea about Fintech where the original financial system is improved upon by the use of technology. A very common & simple example of this is the online banking...
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Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies & the shifting Paradigm

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We always overestimate the benefits of technology in the short-term & underestimate it in the long-term. Technology after all is an iterative process which keeps on evolving on daily, weekly & yearly basis. And...