Blockchain

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

music industry

Can Blockchain Save the Music Industry?

8003
The music industry is constantly changing. From records to cassettes to CDs to streaming, how people consume music is ever-evolving. One constant though is the struggle artists face to be compensated fairly for their...
blockchain technology recognized in the state of Illinois

The Blockchain Technology Act comes into force in Illinois

7990
State of Illinois, in the USA, legalize smart contract and blockchain technologies An industry study announces 2020 as the breakthrough year of the blockchain technology and of the smart contracts. The phenomenon, sometimes misunderstood, seems...
Blog Image

Bitcoin is acting as the New hedge against the Global Liquidity Risk

7957
What a relentless recovery has the Crypto kingpin Bitcoin staged in the past 10 weeks or so as it finally broke the all-important $10K psychological level, last seen in Mar. 2018. Not only that,...
Blog Image

A New Era of Lending: Blockchain Based Loans

7920
Current Issue Without a history of credit, it is nearly impossible to receive a loan from traditional financial institutions. Banks typically heavily weigh someone’s credit score in assessing whether to issue a loan and in...
Blog Image

A Guide to Masternodes

7888
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...
Blog Image

The Blockchain Industry is in a Tight Spot, How to Break Out of the...

7751
In Part 1, we discuss the reasons for the perplexity, industries that disappeared in history, and difficulties in investing in an emerging industry.  BTC has risen steadily from $3k USD at the beginning of the...
Blog Image

Innovation Alert: A coinless Blockchain, Reversible ICO & more

7730
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...
Blog Image

Cross-border Payment systems: SWIFT, RippleNet or BWW?

7575
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...
Blog Image

A Guide to Major Cryptocurrency Indexes

7546
Most of us keep a track of the Cryptocurrencies by their price points. Popular sources like Coinmarketcap provide a detailed overview of not only the digital coins but the Crypto exchanges as well. The...
Blog Image

Will the Cryptocurrency Industry be Dead or Alive? 

7332
“Till the end of 2020, what do you think are the futures of the token market?” In early September, we had a debate within X-Order about the future of the token market. Interestingly, our views...
Blog Image

Practical Use Makes Cryptocurrency Valuable – Top 5 Usable Altcoins

7283
Utility is one of the descriptions that we can often hear in relation to cryptocurrencies. When Bitcoin appeared, it solved some of the burning issues that fiat currencies had and offered a valuable and...
Blog Image

Sparks Interview – W. Brian Arthur: A Historical Transformation Is Taking Place, And We...

7102
In this session of Sparks Interview, we are honoured to have the father of Complexity economics, W. Brian Arthur, with us to share some of his views on Bitcoin and Blockchain as well as...
Blog Image

Will Ethereum, Tron & Ripple pave the way for a Crypto spring?

6923
One thing that you as traders, investors or just someone interested in Cryptos may or may not like is how intertwined the prices of the Alt. coins is with the crypto kingpin Bitcoin. All...
Blog Image

Thoughts on the Long Term Winner

6839
Today we are going to discuss how the long term survivability of a prospective crypto asset is the single best indicator of its investment quality. We will also consider capital’s role in this model...
Blog Image

Infographics Digest — Vol. 4

6754
Time does fly by... another week gone and I have loads of information packed into these useful infograpahics headed your way. Enjoy the visuals! Artificial Intelligence (AI): Blockchain: Cryptocurrencies: Cyber Security: Digital Transformation: Tech Disruption: Edge Computing: Emerging Technology: Banking: FinTech: Inventions: Internet: Internet of Things: Machine Learning: Economy: Finance: Quantum...
Blog Image

Impermanent Loss In DeFi — The Risks Involved In Providing Liquidity

6717
The impermanent loss also called divergent loss, is the difference between when you are holding tokens in an AMM (Automated Market Maker) Liquidity Pool and just simply holding them (i.e. HODLing) on the blockchain. When tokens are provided for...
Blog Image

Smart Dubai – World’s First Blockchain-powered Government initiative

6577
The transformation of this small fishing village in the middle of the Arabian desert about 30 years ago to a major business hub and go to tourist destination for millions of people has been...
Blog Image

The Network Value to Transactions (NVT) Ratio: A Breakthrough for Cryptocurrency Valuation

6559
“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...
Crowfunding

7 Use Cases for Blockchain-based Crowdfunding

6524
Startups from around the world have found crowdfunding to be an extremely viable alternative to traditional venture capital. To date, crowdfunding initiatives have raised $34 billion, which roughly added $65 billion to the global...
Legal Technology

Legal Technology in the Age of Blockchain

6309
Emerging technologies have been transforming entire industries recently. Even traditionally technophobic sectors like the legal system are being upended as well. While legal technology is nothing new, the current technologies being developed from blockchain have...