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Will Blockchain Transform the Stock Market?

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Blockchain can make it easier to transfer property rights and other assets by reducing transactional costs and boosting trust between investors. But can it be used by the world’s largest stock exchanges? The rules that...
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What’s Striking About The Lightning Network?

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“You can think of the Bitcoin blockchain like a road, and a lot of cars want to get on the road. Right now, there’s a lot of traffic.” Elizabeth Stark, CEO and co-founder of...
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Is the Banking Industry Holding the Crypto Economy Back?

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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...
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DDI Blockchain Weekly (September 17th – 23rd)

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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,...
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The biggest Controversy & the strongest Rumor in Cryptoverse right now…

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The Cryptoverse has accumulated a fair share of controversies in its short existence - from major hacks, hard forks & fraudulent ICOs to name a few. But none of them has been as prolonged...
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Smart Dubai – World’s First Blockchain-powered Government initiative

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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...
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Canada – The Crypto mining Hub

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There is absolutely no doubt in my mind after living in the Great White North for 18 years that Canada is one of the best countries of the World to live in but we...
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Impermanent Loss In DeFi — The Risks Involved In Providing Liquidity

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The impermanent loss also called divergent loss, is the difference between when you are holding tokens in an AMM (Automated Market Maker) Liquidity Pool and just simply holding them (i.e. HODLing) on the blockchain. When tokens are provided for...
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DeFi Is Booming, But There Are Caveats To This Killer DApp

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Cryptocurrency may have found a killer DApp, in DeFi (Decentralized Finance). It has opened up the cryptocurrency space with a total valuation locked at $8.11B in early September 2020, with a high of $9.605B (source: DeFi...
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Mass Crypto Adoption – why we’re not there…yet

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A few weeks ago, the Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong predicted that a whopping 1 billion people will be using cryptocurrencies in the next five years. If his prediction materializes, it would mean that we...
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The emergence of Blockchain Consortia

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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...
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Digital Currency for Social Good? (Psst, it Works for “Invented” Currency in the Real...

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The question as to the relevance and timeliness of implementing our radically-new decentralised technology depends on whether we as a society are prepared to choose freedom over fiat.  It is a critical choice to make...
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10 years of Bitcoin: it’s Origin, Facts & Figures

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It all started 10 years ago with the notorious Satoshi Nakamoto publishing the infamous white paper (Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System) in November 2008. This was the theoretical idea which went on to...
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Moving to an Era of highly scalable Blockchain networks

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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...
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Be Afraid, be Very Afraid… Why Fiat is Right to Fear Digital Currency

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The aim of this article is to provide an extra perspective on a section in our recent (and upcoming) EU H2020 grant bids that outlines the history and function of fiat money in relation...
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Mainnets… the new Revolution in Cryptos

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2017 was the year of excitement, speculation and lots of expectations with the publishing of numerous “white papers” associated with the launch of tons of ICOs. This year we are moving into the next...
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Blockchain for Developers; The Importance of API Providers

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Over the last few years, the blockchain has suddenly become the hottest new technology in the space. Every single organization out there is looking to integrate the blockchain in its daily operations. However, this...
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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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Bitcoin ETN, Ethereum Classic listing & more…

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It will take more than falling prices of the Cryptocurrencies to fade my enthusiasm about the digital coins & the associated blockchain technology. I don't really blame people who just look at the ongoing...
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Ethereum – Upgrades, Standards & Futures

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There is no doubt that Bitcoin is the pioneer of Cryptocurrencies which set the stage for Blockchain revolution, but Ethereum is the one that provided the platform for the exponential growth of the new...