Blockchain

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

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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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Blockchain Start-Ups In New York City Are The Secret You Never Read About

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NYC needs more start-up culture reporting I think blockchain has gotten a bad reputation in the NYC financial community. It is a mistake. I have worked on Wall Street for over 20 years, but I cover...
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5 Industry Transforming Blockchain Applications

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Unless you have been living under a rock, I am sure you have heard about blockchain by this time. While blockchain applications seem disruptive enough, it may not be easy to imagine what a...
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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...
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Blockchain Reduces Risk and Costs in Trading Commodities

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This article is the second in a series on exogenous and endogenous assets tracked on the blockchain. For a definition of these topics, as well as a general discussion about distributed ledger technologies (DLTs),...
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Data Driven Statistics, Trends & Facts 2018

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The most challenging part for me personally when writing a blog is to find the relevant data driven statistics about that particular topic. Often it takes a considerable amount of time to figure out...
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DDI Blockchain Weekly (August 20th-26th)

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It was a fairly static week for crypto markets on the whole. Although markets threatened to dip on Wednesday after the SEC’s new ETF rejections, a modest recovery soon set in, allowing total market...
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Zero-fee, Decentralized Exchange Launches on Stellar

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StellarX is the name given to the feeless, all-encompassing decentralized exchange. All-encompassing in that soon there will be stocks, bonds real estate etc. available to trade. Saying this is one thing and accomplishing it...
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IEOs gather momentum with 3 token sell-outs on Binance Launchpad

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ICOs created the first fundraising boom for Crypto/Blockchain projects during 2017-18 before the relentless bearish market & regulatory hurdles in the second half of last year stagnated the market. Innovation has been the hallmark...
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Data Driven Trends & Statistics – Jan. 2019

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If you are a blogger like me, you would understand the importance of valued added visuals, statistics & videos to an article. While the easiest way is to just "google" them, it would be...
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Canada’s love affair with blockchain tech bears fruitful results

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There is absolutely no doubt that U.S is the biggest crypto market of the World, but the continued confusion of the regulatory authorities on how to deal with Cryptocurrencies & blockchain based businesses, has...
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The emergence of Blockchain Consortia

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Most of us are pretty well aware of the public blockchains like Ethereum with the built-in functionality of smart contracts apart from the well-known features of transparency, security & privacy. The past one year...
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Headliners: JPM’s Interbank blockchain, FB & TSLA troubles and Fed’s Dot Plot

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Another week of interesting developments in the Financial markets so let's get right to it. Let's start off with my favorite - Cryptocurrencies. Although the price action in the digital assets dictated sustained gains...
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Practical Use Makes Cryptocurrency Valuable – Top 5 Usable Altcoins

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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...
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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, Cryptocurrencies & the shifting Paradigm

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We always overestimate the benefits of technology in the short-term & underestimate it in the long-term. Technology after all is an iterative process which keeps on evolving on daily, weekly & yearly basis. And...
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Disruption in Telecoms – Blockchain powered Phones

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Blockchain has impacted almost every sector of the economy directly or indirectly as it slowly becomes an integral part of the Global financial Ecosystem. Significant strides have been made by it in sectors like...
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What is Blockcerts & how it issues verifiable blockchain records?

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After a lot of hype that engulfed the Blockchain arena, we are rolling over into a period where we see the DLT being implemented to solve some real world problems to provide efficiency, transparency...
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Fidelity to Launch Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

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The world’s fourth-biggest asset manager, Fidelity Investments, who controls around $7.2 trillion in assets, has 27 million customers and provides investment services to around 13,000 institutional advisory firms and brokers, is launching a digital...
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Bitmain – the Cryptomining behemoth aims for total dominance

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China has become the breeding ground for tech startups in the past few years. With a large pool of skilled entrepreneurs coupled with massive capital at its disposal, it has provided the perfect conditions...