Blockchain

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

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Three Simple Questions (And One Difficult One) To Ask Before Investing In A Blockchain

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There has never been a better time to be learning about blockchain. Between the rate of growth amongst currencies like Bitcoin or Litecoin and the wide-reaching applications outside the financial sector, distributed ledger technologies...
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5 Potential Blockchain Use-cases that can save the environment

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Blockchain technology has become synonymous with innovation and disruption. While several sectors like healthcare, education, and finance have significantly benefited from blockchain-integration, one of the more promising use-cases may catch you completely by surprise....
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Understanding the Blockchain’s Chain Of Blocks

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There is a flood of information about Blockchain around us nowadays, countless books, articles, and videos, indeed. Many people read, write, and talk about it, but maybe only a few experts do understand the...
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Digital Currencies, Blockchain and the Future of Money

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“Blockchain”, “cryptocurrencies”, “tokenisation”, and now “central bank digital currencies” have made it into the technology hype cycle vocabulary, but what’s the difference between all these terms and what do they mean for the future...
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Thoughts on the Long Term Winner

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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...
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The Blockchain Technology Act comes into force in Illinois

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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...
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How Blockchain Will Drive Retail Industry?

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The current technologies and their trends are all set to disrupt how we function, automate all the tasks, and improve the overall performance of the companies and their stakeholders. AI will not only enable...
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Sparks Interview – Dimension: Data Belongs to the People

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X-Order is an investment and research organization dedicated to the study of value capture in open finance. We strive to be a bridge between new finance and interdisciplinary fields with relation to science and...
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The Blockchain Industry is in a Tight Spot, How to Break Out of the...

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

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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...
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Will the Cryptocurrency Industry be Dead or Alive? 

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“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...
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The Shadowy World of Crypto

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Should you really trust your money with these currencies? It is estimated that $400 billion, yes billion, has been wiped off the value of major cryptocurrencies since January 2018. Today, the word billion is tossed...
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Top 8 Healthcare Technology Trends to Watch Out for in 2020

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The healthcare industry has potential when it comes to investing in healthcare application development. There are many healthcare software development companies that have been developing healthcare application solutions for medical professionals, healthcare-based businesses 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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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...