Blockchain

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

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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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Top 8 Women in Cryptocurrency

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Blockchain: The Most Useless and Overhyped Technology in History?

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A recent article by outspoken NYU Stern School of Business Economist, Nouriel Roubini (A.K.A. “Dr. Doom”), claimed as much. Roubini’s article (though admittedly argued – with a sort of neat, circular irony – from a centralised perspective) makes a...
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The biggest Controversy & the strongest Rumor in Cryptoverse right now…

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The Cryptoverse has accumulated a fair share of controversies in its short existence - from major hacks, hard forks & fraudulent ICOs to name a few. But none of them has been as prolonged...
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What is MimbleWimble and its implementation in Grin & Beam

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With multiple solutions emerging to provide scalability to Cryptocurrencies especially Bitcoin, the debate has shifted to improving the other two segments as well - namely Privacy & Fungibility. While scalability is pretty much a...
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Pros & Cons of Digital Platforms

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Ethereum has acted as Ground zero for the ICO projects to be offered to the general public and the vast majority of over 90% token emissions still occurs on the basis of the Ethereum...
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Could Blockchain Stop Skynet?

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Machines are going to take over and obliterate the human race… according to some at least. But could the intersection of blockchain and AI, two of the world’s most anticipated technologies, prevent such a disaster...
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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...
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Shifting Blockchain Funding Ecosystem

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With the recent influx of both successful and unsuccessful Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) these past 2 years, many among them have been passed off as scams, while “legitimate” ICOs are struggling to maintain visibility....
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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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Don’t Leave Your Honey in the Pot: Protecting Your Crypto Assets After Purchase

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One of the most difficult things for a new cryptocurrency investor to initially get to grips with is the extent to which YOU are the sole custodian of your new asset. It’s completely different from...
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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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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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Crypto Diaries: IMF & World Bank cozying up to Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

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It has been an important week for the Cryptocurrencies as they have continued to build on the gains that kicked off at the start of the month. There have been some important news from...
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All about Optherium – A highly scalable & Multi decentralized BaaS Platform

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Before you get confused let me clarify the term BaaS - Blockchain as a Service. It is pretty similar to the well-known & prevalent SaaS, PaaS & IaaS models. Similar to these models BaaS...
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Will Bakkt Futures launch & low HV bring a Bitcoin revival?

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Ask anyone who got carried away by the euphoria of Bitcoin buying frenzy at the end of 2017 and got in right when it was peaking & they would say it's been a terrible...
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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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Infographics Digest — Vol. 1

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I tweet & retweet a lot of useful info graphics (FinTech, AI, Big Data, Computing, Markets etc.) everyday on my Twitter handle but you can never get to everyone who is looking for such...
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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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All Things Cryptos.Forex.Stocks — 06/02/2018

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That time of the week again when I review the Financial markets. Cryptocurrencies still treading waters after hitting new lows, US stocks proving their resilience in the face of every sell off & Greenback...