Blockchain

Blockchain-related articles on Data Driven Investor (DDI).

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Blockchain’s Silicon Valley

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This tiny island nation of Malta sitting in the middle of the Mediterranean who a lot of us didn't even know existed, suddenly came to the forefront when Binance, the biggest Cryptocurrency trading exchange...
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IOTA’s Smart city strides

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The concept of Smart city has been gathering momentum recently with the City of Taipei partnering with the IOTA foundation (Jan. 2018) to achieve the smart city goal initiatives. There is a multitude of smart city...
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Could DAG be a Blockchain-Killer?

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Although blockchain is now having an increasingly disruptive impact on the world, few would consider the technology to be the finished article in its current form. Indeed, problems persist that must be resolved before...
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DDI Blockchain Weekly (July 2nd – July 8th)

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With an almost $30 billion boost in market capitalization for the week, cryptocurrency markets posted their first significant weekly gains since at least the start of June. Among the biggest projects, the best performers...
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Infographics Digest — Vol. 3

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Just a quick thank you note to all for really liking this Info graphics blog. Your support has encouraged me to continue this as one of my regular weekly blogs. And now here's the...
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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...
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DDI Blockchain Weekly (June 25th – July 1st)

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Just when it looked as if crypto was going to suffer another week of painful losses, markets rebounded strongly on Saturday to end the week marginally higher overall in terms of market capitalization. Prior...
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Just how decentralized are cryptocurrencies?

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“I'll tell you another story that is underreported, but worth paying attention to. Bitcoin is really controlled by China. There are four miners in China that control over 50% of Bitcoin." When Brad Garlinghouse...
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Why do banks care more about blockchain than Cryptocurrencies?

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“I could care less about bitcoin. I don't know why I said anything about it. The blockchain is a technology which is a good technology. We actually use it. It will be useful in...
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Infographics Digest — Vol. 2

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Here's a doze of this week's Info graphics special. Please feel free to comment or provide any feedback. Artificial Intelligence (AI): Big Data: Blockchain: Cryptocurrencies: Chatbots: City of the Future: Cyber Security: Data Science: Encryption: FinTech: Industry...
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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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DDI Blockchain Weekly (June 18th-24th)

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Cryptocurrency markets continued to lose ground last week, with bearish sentiment being strengthened following the 35 billion won ($31 million) hack of South Korea’s Bithumb exchange. The sixth-biggest cryptocurrency trading venue in the world,...
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All Things Cryptos.Forex.Stocks — 06/22/2018

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Friday afternoon rolls in and a zillion things cross my mind that I need to talk about on my weekly blog. In summary the Global Equities are feeling the jitters from the escalating tariff...
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Banks love Blockchain but hate Cryptocurrencies

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The love-hate relationship between the banks the digital coins has been ongoing ever since the inception of Blockchain & the associated Cryptocurrencies. Let's look at some stats first... according to the Research firm Greenwich Associates following...
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Decentralized Exchanges as the Future of Cryptocurrency Trading (PART II)

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In my previous article, I highlighted how decentralized exchanges (DEXs) represent a marked improvement over centralized exchanges across a range of important issues such as security and privacy. But by no means are DEXs the...
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Infographics Digest — Vol. 1

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I tweet & retweet a lot of useful info graphics (FinTech, AI, Big Data, Computing, Markets etc.) everyday on my Twitter handle but you can never get to everyone who is looking for such...
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What You Need to Know About Cryptocurrencies Before Investing

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The wealth of information available regarding cryptocurrency and investing in it has become sort of a double-edged sword. How? While the right information will accelerate your journey in blockchain and cryptocurrency investing, the wrong...
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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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The Curious Case of Satoshi Nakamoto

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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...
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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...