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Crypto Diaries: Facebook reveals the White paper for its stable coin Libra

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The announcement by the social media giant Facebook to launch its own native digital token dubbed as 'Libra' as per the white paper released, is perhaps the biggest announcement Cryptoverse has seen in its...
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Bitcoin’s surge & Facebook’s Libra launch has put the Financial Regulators on High Alert

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Financial Regulators have not been really forthcoming ever since the announcement by the social media giant to launch its own digital currency dubbed Libra. While most of the people in the Cryptoverse have pointed...
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Monero goes “Bulletproof”

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It's been a tough year for Cryptocurrencies but I have a feeling that the tide is beginning to turn slowly. The price action in most of the Cryptos seems to be making a come...
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Blockchain Consensus Algorithm: PoW, PoS and Beyond

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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...
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Fintech Felt Like Funtech but Now Libra is On Its Way

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Libra is on its way. The battlefields are marked. The trenches are built. The die is cast. The financial crisis of ten years ago has profoundly shaped the social-cultural climate of the world. Especially in the...
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World’s biggest Crypto Exchange Binance is launching a competitor for Ethereum

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Binance stays in the headlines being the biggest Crypto exchange in the World by volume, but in the last few days it got more space on the newswires with some major announcements from the...
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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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The Emergence of Decentralized Finance

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The current global financial system has created enormous amounts of wealth for the people with resources, knowledge & access to the financial centers around the world. At the same time, events like the housing...
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Evolution of Fintech — A timeline

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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...
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What are the different types of DLTs & how they work?

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Let me clarify from the get-go that although both the terms DLT (Digital Ledger Technology) & Blockchain are used interchangeably, there is a certain differentiation between the two that needs to be understood to...
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5 Industry Transforming Blockchain Applications

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Unless you have been living under a rock, I am sure you have heard about blockchain by this time. While blockchain applications seem disruptive enough, it may not be easy to imagine what a...
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How is Bitcoin’s ‘Liquid sidechain’ different from the Lightning network?

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The Blockchain startup Blockstream recently announced another innovative solution to address the all-important issue of scalability for the Bitcoin blockchain network. But before we get to that, a quick recap of the company itself...
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What is the ‘oracle problem’ & how does Chainlink solve it?

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Cryptoverse is usually buzzing with new words which are usually difficult to decipher for a non-technical person. Even somebody like me, who is a little more familiar with Cryptos/Blockchain sometimes gets confused - but...
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How to Create Your Own Cryptocurrency and Make Your Business Ready For The Future

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How does cryptocurrency work? How to make a cryptocurrency? How to launch my cryptocurrency? All these questions must be popping in your head. Don’t worry we have the answers for them. Keep reading to...
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4 Charts showing ‘Big Money’ accumulation in Bitcoin

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Bitcoin has touched $9K so far this year - price levels not seen since July 2018. The crossing of the psychological level of $10K is still a level that needs to penetrated convincingly to...
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Digital Currencies, Blockchain and the Future of Money

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“Blockchain”, “cryptocurrencies”, “tokenisation”, and now “central bank digital currencies” have made it into the technology hype cycle vocabulary, but what’s the difference between all these terms and what do they mean for the future...
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Tear Down This Paywall: Lumi Wallet free EOS account giveaway

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Lumi Wallet takes another step towards becoming the premier wallet for the EOS blockchain, celebrating the recent adoption of a new cryptocurrency with a massive giveaway for its users, bestowing them with 1,000 EOS...
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The Blockchain Technology Act comes into force in Illinois

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State of Illinois, in the USA, legalize smart contract and blockchain technologies An industry study announces 2020 as the breakthrough year of the blockchain technology and of the smart contracts. The phenomenon, sometimes misunderstood, seems...
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Top 8 Healthcare Technology Trends to Watch Out for in 2020

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The healthcare industry has potential when it comes to investing in healthcare application development. There are many healthcare software development companies that have been developing healthcare application solutions for medical professionals, healthcare-based businesses and...
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A New Era of Lending: Blockchain Based Loans

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Current Issue Without a history of credit, it is nearly impossible to receive a loan from traditional financial institutions. Banks typically heavily weigh someone’s credit score in assessing whether to issue a loan and in...