Blockchain

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

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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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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...
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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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....
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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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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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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...
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...
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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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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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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...
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...
Blockchain

The Last Mile Problem: Understanding the Economics Affecting the Future of Blockchain

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Is Blockchain designed for consumers or organizations? Will it ever be an Uber-alike app built on Blockchain? What is holding Blockchain back from mass adoption to date? This article provides insights to these questions...
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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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Cryptocurrency Futures, Derivatives, ETF & ETO… What next?

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I am bit of a "Crypto Optimist" when it comes to looking at the developments around the digital coins/assets. This past week Square - the digital payment service company which added the functionality of...
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Innovation Alert: Blockchain 3.0, Terra Protocol, an ICO Portal & more

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Despite the mundane price action in the Cryptocurrencies in the past few months, the technology hasn't stopped evolving & thus the innovation hasn't stalled. I am going to review a few of these innovative...
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What precipitated the recent Crypto market surge?

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It was almost certain that with the recent sharp uptick in the market price of Cryptos there would be a lot of eyeballs rolling as to the cause of this surge. Fair enough, but...
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IBM – A Pioneer in the Blockchain space

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IBM is perhaps the most well-known & recognized names in the tech world with its multinational presence of consultants, engineers & sales personnel. International Business Machines (or "Big Blue") has impressive laurels to show...
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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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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...