Blockchain

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

Crypto betting

The Crypto Betting Industry (Prediction Markets): An Overview

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What Are Prediction Markets A prediction market is a collection of people speculating on the occurrence of events in the future. Some of these events include: election results, commodity prices, sporting events, and more. Through...
Crypto-Assets

The Quality Minus Junk Quant Thesis in Crypto-Assets

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Creating models that evaluate the real market value of crypto-assets is one of the pivotal challenges of the space. While the valuation methodologies for crypto-assets are still in its infancy, we can draw inspiration...
Blockchain

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...
Digital

Digital Bytes Blockchain Round up – Week ending 12th October 2019

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I deeply believe that money must remain in the hands of states. I am not comfortable with the idea that a private group creates a competing currency. A private company does not have to...
Cryptocurrency

Bridging the Cryptocurrency Divide: A Challenge for Communications Professionals

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Some first-person research here: when I mention cryptocurrency to those outside its universe, the immediate reaction often is: “stay away,” or “not for me.” As it should be, when you consider the tremendous ups and...
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Does Crypto Have the Power to Disrupt the Financial Ecosystem?

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When Bitcoin was created in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto, not many people knew what it was or what it meant for the financial world. As the technology around Bitcoin improved, however, the investments started...
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Blockchain Home Equity Loans Now a Reality

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On September 5, 2019, Caliber Home Loans - a leading American mortgage company, became the first creditor outside of Figure (the creators of blockchain-based platform Provenance) to provide home equity loans directly via blockchain....
Crowfunding

7 Use Cases for Blockchain-based Crowdfunding

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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

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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...
music industry

Can Blockchain Save the Music Industry?

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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...
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A New Era of Lending: Blockchain Based Loans

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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...
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Fintech Felt Like Funtech but Now Libra is On Its Way

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Libra is on its way. The battlefields are marked. The trenches are built. The die is cast. The financial crisis of ten years ago has profoundly shaped the social-cultural climate of the world. Especially in the...
cryptocurrency

For Bitcoin, Slowly But Surely Is Better Than Quickly But Vaguely

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You have probably heard about the many criticisms against Bitcoin (BTC) and its PoW (Proof-Of-Work) consensus mechanism. Bitcoin is being called slow and energy inefficient. At the same time, there are critics who shill...
token offerings

Race to win Token Offerings, China raises $1.11 billion – New InWara Report

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China-based Blockchain and crypto startups raised a whopping $1.11 billion during H1 2019, accounting for as much as 33.2% of the total funds raised during this period - according to the latest Blockchain 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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The current state of Stable coins in Six charts

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Going through a recent report from the blockchain research group Blockdata, gives you insight into how big the whole Stable coin movement has gotten in the past 18 months or so. After a successful...
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What’s New & Interesting in Crypto Trading?

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The Cryptoverse is evolving at a breathtaking pace - not a single day goes by without you finding something new, interesting or innovative here. Financial trading instruments involving digital assets are perhaps the fastest...
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Crypto Diaries: Innovations & Improvements continue to drive the Cryptoverse forward

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The recent parabolic rise in Bitcoin followed by handsome gains in other Cryptos has reinforced the underlying volatility theme in the digital assets. While BTC is trading perilously close to the psychological level of...
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Ethereum Updates: Upcoming forks, Daily transactions & Interoperability

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There has been so much noise around the recent rise in Cryptos led primarily by Bitcoin that Alt. coins went into the backdrop. 2019 is an important year for the leader of the Alt....
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Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Will Challenge The Global Financial Establishment

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The news about Facebook’s cryptocurrency called the Libra coin is generating a lot of buzz. The stories are mixed, with some saying this is the gateway to cryptocurrency adoption. Others are concerned since Facebook...