Blockchain

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

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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...
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What is “Bitcoin halving” & its potential of powering an extended bull run into...

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Bitcoin halving sounds like a complex phenomenon at first reading, but it simply a process of reducing the mining rewards to half, done to maintain the supply of Bitcoin (21 million). More details on...
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Bitcoin is acting as the New hedge against the Global Liquidity Risk

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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,...
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Tear Down This Paywall: Lumi Wallet free EOS account giveaway

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Lumi Wallet takes another step towards becoming the premier wallet for the EOS blockchain, celebrating the recent adoption of a new cryptocurrency with a massive giveaway for its users, bestowing them with 1,000 EOS...
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Crypto Diaries: Facebook reveals the White paper for its stable coin Libra

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The announcement by the social media giant Facebook to launch its own native digital token dubbed as 'Libra' as per the white paper released, is perhaps the biggest announcement Cryptoverse has seen in its...
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Can You Still Make Money With Blockchain?

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We’ve all heard of Bitcoin, the first developed digital currency that allowed decentralization, and the great impact it created in the technological world. You have also probably heard how expensive and volatile it has...
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6 Charts showing the Stable Coins rise & China’s dominance of Global demand

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Some of the most recent reports on Cryptocurrency trading volume have concluded that most of the demand is coming from the U.S. & select global exchanges. However, this hasn't lessened the concern of the...