Blockchain

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

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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...
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Decentralized Exchanges as the Future of Cryptocurrency Trading (PART I)

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Among cryptocurrency’s most prized attributes is the high level of security facilitated by the blockchain when conducting transactions. Through the use of cryptography, a decentralized network can ensure that the ledger upon which all...
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EOS — New superstar of the Crypto Elite Club

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Ethereum has been instrumental in the growth of the Cryptoverse by not only having a coin which is the second most valuable after Bitcoin but also providing a decentralized platform on which other Alt....
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All Things Cryptos.Forex.Stocks — 06/02/2018

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That time of the week again when I review the Financial markets. Cryptocurrencies still treading waters after hitting new lows, US stocks proving their resilience in the face of every sell off & Greenback...
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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...