Blockchain

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

Bitcoin ETF

Will an ETF Transform Bitcoin like it did in Gold?

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March 28th 2003. That was the date the world’s first gold exchange-traded fund (ETF), ETFS Physical Gold (GOLD), made its entrance on the world stage. Around 18 months later, the largest and most renowned...
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Infographics Digest  Vol. 7 – Blockchain Applications, Challenges & Governance

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Is the Coronavirus pandemic reshaping blockchain and how can the tech help tackle the...

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The current coronavirus pandemic has significantly affected aspects of the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Industry events such as crypto conferences have been cancelled and postponed due to the outbreak, resulting in less movement and...
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Bitcoin’s surge & Facebook’s Libra launch has put the Financial Regulators on High Alert

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Financial Regulators have not been really forthcoming ever since the announcement by the social media giant to launch its own digital currency dubbed Libra. While most of the people in the Cryptoverse have pointed...
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Australia leads the way with Blockchain Innovation

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Asia has led the way with the progress made in the adoption of the Blockchain technology with two of the three biggest Crypto markets (South Korea & Japan) located there. However with the initial...
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Nouriel Roubini and Peter Van Valkenburgh Debate the Current State of Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies...

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On October 11, 2018, Nouriel Roubini, a highly respected professor at NYU and economist renowned for predicting the 2008 recession, and Peter Van Valkenburgh, the director for research at Coin Center, a leading cryptocurrency...
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Rootstock protocol will pave the way for a smarter Bitcoin

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The pioneer of the digital currencies, Bitcoin, has undoubtedly been the anchor of the whole Crypto movement. Despite its obvious functional limitations like scalability issue & transaction costs, it is the only Crypto coin...
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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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Can bitcoin go green?

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There is no denying that investing in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is, at this moment in time, one of the most attractive and lucrative investments that can be made, surpassing traditional fiat investments in...
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ClouldFlare employing IPFS to decentralize the Internet

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The theme of decentralization has become the talking point of everyday conversation with the emergence of Digital Ledger Technology (DLT). The integration of this technology seems to have become the mantra of every enterprise,...
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What are the different types of DLTs & how they work?

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Let me clarify from the get-go that although both the terms DLT (Digital Ledger Technology) & Blockchain are used interchangeably, there is a certain differentiation between the two that needs to be understood to...
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Crypto Diaries: Facebook’s secretive Project Libra coming out of the shadows

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Let's start off with a quick recap of the Cryptocurrency market before I set out to discuss the issues relating to this edition of the Crypto Diaries. After a couple of weeks of consolidation...
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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...