Blockchain

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

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Bitcoin is still the Crypto Kingpin

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Recent bounce of the Cryptocurrencies specially Bitcoin off the lows has been significant for a couple of reasons - First, it seems to be signalling a possible bottom that has evaded the primary digital...
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Mining for Opportunity: A New Way to Invest in Crypto

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Dara and Randy Rivera of FinTEx talk to Jimmy Odom, co-founder of Bit Capital Group, to discuss crypto markets and Qualified Opportunity Zones. 2021 is arguably the year of cryptocurrencies going mainstream. But there’s...
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10 Reasons why AI can boost your E-commerce business

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“There are few things more pathetic than those who have lost their curiosity and sense of adventure, and who no longer care to learn.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley Learning is a life long process so make...

Top 10 Blockchain Courses

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Eager to grow in blockchain? Do you want to learn how blockchain works but not sure where? Or there are just too many choices out there? Don't worry- we got you covered! We have selected for...
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Digitization of Sukuks & Blockchain adoption in the Middle East

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Let's start off with a little description of the investment tool called Sukuks. They have become a very popular form of alternative investment in the Muslim World since 2000, which is Sharia compliant (Islamic...
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Cross-border Payment systems: SWIFT, RippleNet or BWW?

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If you have ever tried to send money offshore to family or friends through a bank or other international payment services like Western Union, you know it's expensive, cumbersome & extremely inconvenient. At least...
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Blockchain Voting and The American Elections

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In less than 70 days, the world's oldest democracy will be facing its biggest showdown in an unprecedented way and at extraordinary times. Organizing an event as massive as the federal elections during these...
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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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“Stone Money” on This Pacific Island is History’s First Public Ledger

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Yap, Micronesia, also known as the Island of Stone Money, is a 40 square-mile island just 500 miles southwest of Guam in the Southern Pacific Ocean. It rests 9.5 degrees north of the equator...
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Infographic: Interested in a Crypto Career?

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Cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups are popping up everywhere, and more people are using crypto than ever before. In 2017, up to 5.8 million people used a crypto-wallet. Getting an inside track on blockchain could...
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Monero goes “Bulletproof”

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It's been a tough year for Cryptocurrencies but I have a feeling that the tide is beginning to turn slowly. The price action in most of the Cryptos seems to be making a come...
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World’s First ICCO – Palladium

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We have a new game changer in the Crypto space in the form of World's first ICCO - Initial Convertible Coin offering - being offered by a Malta based blockchain startup Palladium which intends...
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The Rise of RegTech 2.0 – Moving to a new Era of Regulatory compliance

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The Global financial crisis of 2008 was not only the turning point in the evolution of Fintech as we have seen in the last decade but a game changer for the resulting financial regulations...
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How Will Regulations Affect Crypto And Could It Be The End Of Digital Currency?

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With the recent market volatility, regulations for cryptocurrencies are coming. These new regulations could be some of the most important changes for cryptocurrency enthusiasts and investors, changing the landscape of online digital currencies for...
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A Decomposition Of The Bitcoin Block Header

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The Bitcoin block header contains important information inside the block. These are divided into 6 fields which provide details of the block summary. Aside from the block header, there are the transactions and the coinbase field which are separate...
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Blockchain moving past Hype into Reality

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While Cryptocurrencies constantly get bashed by the naysayers as the downward spiral in prices continues, the underlying blockchain technology has been employed by many as it  makes its mark across all sectors of the...
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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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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...
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Fauna’s Off-Chain Data Storage For DApps

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The blockchain landscape has seen tremendous growth due to the emergence of decentralized applications or DApps. These are applications built on top of Layer 1 blockchains like Ethereum, that execute from programmed code called smart contracts. They perform...
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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...