Blockchain

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

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USD backed Cryptos – An overview

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The widespread acceptance & adoption of Cryptocurrencies has led the Central banks around the world into mulling over the advantages of issuing the digital counterparts of their fiat currencies. The main contention that the...
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Financial Regulators’ double edged sword against Cryptos

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  Let me start off by saying that despite being a huge proponent of the Crypto/Blockchain movement I still believe there should be some kind of transparency so that an average investor doesn't get swindled...
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Do I really need blockchain? 4 important factors to consider

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"Kodak's cryptocurrency ploy hits all the major buzzwords - blockchain, smart contracts, distributed ledger, ICO, etc. But look through the PR spin, examine the true merits of using blockchain for the proposed service, and...
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5 Popular Digital Asset Custody Options for Individuals and Institutions

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It’s no secret that crypto continues to be plagued by security issues. Although the technology underpinning such digital assets – blockchain – all but guarantees a tamperproof environment, coins remain vulnerable to hackers, especially...
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Could Blockchain Stop Skynet?

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Machines are going to take over and obliterate the human race… according to some at least. But could the intersection of blockchain and AI, two of the world’s most anticipated technologies, prevent such a disaster...
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An Overview of Privacy Coins

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One of the most sought after features of cryptocurrency is the relative anonymity one can have when sending and receiving payments. Whereas PayPal, for example, requires each sender to disclose details up-front pertaining to...
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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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How Blockchain Will Change the World

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“I am usually busy trying to decentralize defences and after digging deeper into Blockchain and decentralized systems, I’m excited to join SIRIN LABS as an ambassador to make Blockchain more friendly with their upcoming...
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A Guide to Masternodes

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If you think that the only way to earn money from cryptocurrency is to simply buy some coins, "HODL", and hope the price sufficiently appreciates, then think again. Already, projects have come up with a...
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6 Key Differences Between Security and Utility Tokens

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It’s not an overstatement to say that initial coin offerings (ICOs) have thoroughly transformed the fundraising landscape for early-stage blockchain companies around the world. Last year saw more than $4 billion being raised through...
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5 Ways to Earn from Cryptocurrencies Besides HODLing

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Many of you might believe that the only way to make money in the cryptosphere is to simply buy a coin at a suitably low price, HODL, and then cash out if/when it reaches...
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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Investing in a Cryptocurrency Project

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There are now at least 1,560 cryptocurrencies (as of writing) in circulation, according to CoinMarketCap. And while most of us know the basics when it comes to big projects like Bitcoin and Ethereum, attempting to...
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Estonia’s Corporate Tax System Explained (Questions and Answers for Laypersons)

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Estonia offers a favourable and unique tax policy, and this is one of the three main reasons that lead many crypto-companies to choose that country to run their businesses. To discover the other two...
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10 Popular Crypto Slang Terms You Must Know

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The crypto world is enjoyable for many reasons other than simply the opportunity to get rich quick. Among them is the chance to engage in online communities, both for cryptocurrency in general and ones...
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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...
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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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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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How Blockchain-as-a-Service (Baas) Platforms are Speeding up Blockchain Adoption

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There is hardly an IT director today that does not have to answer questions by his superiors as to if, how and when blockchain technology can be adopted in the business. The technology that...
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How to Manage Your Crypto Portfolio

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With Bitcoin managing to scale unprecedented heights over the last few years, the world is fast becoming aware of the investment potential of cryptocurrencies. But as attractive opportunities continue to present themselves, the sheer...
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5 Industries the Blockchain is Disrupting That You Probably Didn’t Expect

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It has become widely accepted that blockchain technology will be one of the most disruptive technologies the world has ever seen. The open-source technology that underlies the digital currency bitcoin can be augmented to...