Blockchain

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

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The Crypto Betting Industry (Prediction Markets): An Overview

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What Are Prediction Markets A prediction market is a collection of people speculating on the occurrence of events in the future. Some of these events include: election results, commodity prices, sporting events, and more. Through...
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Innovation Alert: A coinless Blockchain, Reversible ICO & more

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The involvement of big companies in the blockchain space bodes well for the DLT. This has meant more funding & innovative ideas flowing through. China has emerged as the hub of innovation for the...
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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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How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Change Banking

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Artificial intelligence is a field of computer science that focuses on making machines intelligent by developing computer programs that can replicate human intelligence to a certain degree and potentially beyond. This much talked about technology...
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An Introductory Guide for Lawyers on Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies, and Smart Contracts

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Are you a lawyer who is wondering how blockchain and cryptocurrencies may lead to career disruption? Blockchain law is developing with the technology, and it has the potential spill over into many different aspects of...
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Don’t Leave Your Honey in the Pot: Protecting Your Crypto Assets After Purchase

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One of the most difficult things for a new cryptocurrency investor to initially get to grips with is the extent to which YOU are the sole custodian of your new asset. It’s completely different from...
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Will Bakkt Futures launch & low HV bring a Bitcoin revival?

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Ask anyone who got carried away by the euphoria of Bitcoin buying frenzy at the end of 2017 and got in right when it was peaking & they would say it's been a terrible...
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DDI Blockchain Weekly (October 8th – 14th)

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Most projects saw red during the last week as crypto markets shed around $20 million, and total market capitalization returned to $200 million. The drop was particularly pronounced on Thursday, when $6 billion was...
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What is Blockcerts & how it issues verifiable blockchain records?

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After a lot of hype that engulfed the Blockchain arena, we are rolling over into a period where we see the DLT being implemented to solve some real world problems to provide efficiency, transparency...
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2021 Crypto Markets: Economic Prospects and Regulatory Hurdles

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Co-founder and CEO of CMT Digital Colleen Sullivan retraces the events of 2020 in cryptocurrency markets and regulation and what's to come in 2021 and beyond.  Bitcoin started 2020 with a three-year slump in...
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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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Sparks Interview – Dimension: Data Belongs to the People

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X-Order is an investment and research organization dedicated to the study of value capture in open finance. We strive to be a bridge between new finance and interdisciplinary fields with relation to science and...
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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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Central Banks Will Issue Digital Currencies

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Money continues to evolve in this new world of meme stocks and NFTs. Money is no longer just physical coins and paper bills, like old times, rather a large percentage of money is now...
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Infographic: The Dark Side of Crypto

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The crimes being committed using blockchain technology and cryptocurrency run the gamut. SilkRoad, the original dark-web hub which was shut down in 2013, was the place to buy and sell drugs online, with over...
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5 Potential Blockchain Use-cases that can save the environment

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Blockchain technology has become synonymous with innovation and disruption. While several sectors like healthcare, education, and finance have significantly benefited from blockchain-integration, one of the more promising use-cases may catch you completely by surprise....
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4 Principle Challenges of Blockchain in the Financial Industry

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Undoubtedly, blockchain has revamped the financial industry on both the business and customer end. These 4 challenges are needed to be addressed for future prosperity. Blockchain opened advanced, and innovative trends that are leaving an...
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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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Will Iran’s National Cryptocurrency meet the same fate as Petro?

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The love-hate relationship of the Islamic Republic with the Cryptocurrencies has finally culminated in the creation of yet another national cryptocurrency - dubbed PayMon (covenant in Persian). The country has been crippled financially under...
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The Network Value to Transactions (NVT) Ratio: A Breakthrough for Cryptocurrency Valuation

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“Price is what you pay, value is what you get.” Warren Buffett. Although we are currently in the midst of a major market correction, the last few years have seen a dramatic surge in the...