Blockchain

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

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5 Popular Digital Asset Custody Options for Individuals and Institutions

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It’s no secret that crypto continues to be plagued by security issues. Although the technology underpinning such digital assets – blockchain – all but guarantees a tamperproof environment, coins remain vulnerable to hackers, especially...
Security token

Undeniably the Start of the STO Boom!

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Security tokens offerings: To replace ICO? Security token offerings! If you’re familiar with the blockchain-crypto space then there’s a high chance you’ve come across this term. I'd be surprised if you haven't. Since the downfall...
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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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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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Project Wormhole – Smart contract functionality for Bitcoin Cash

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Back in May, I wrote a piece about all the new changes coming to Bitcoin Cash (BCH) via a fork giving it the ability to offer better scalability & smart contract functionality like Ethereum....
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JPM Coin: A game changer or just another addition to a sea of stable...

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Back in September, I wrote about the Cross border settlement mechanism, when I compared three systems being used widely around the globe - SWIFT, RippleNet & BWW. The former is the age-old system still...
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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...
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...
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How to Manage Your Crypto Portfolio

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With Bitcoin managing to scale unprecedented heights over the last few years, the world is fast becoming aware of the investment potential of cryptocurrencies. But as attractive opportunities continue to present themselves, the sheer...
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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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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...
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Tech Giants Remain Bullish on Blockchain

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It’s not exactly controversial to declare 2018 as a disastrous year for cryptocurrencies. With last year’s spectacular boom now a fading memory, the ongoing bear market has drained investor interest in tokenized projects, while user...
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Blockchain and Data Storage: A Perfect Match?

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Data. It’s fast becoming one of the world’s most highly-prized resources. Indeed, its recent proliferation is virtually our raison d'être here at Data Driven Investor. Of course, us DDI folk are not the only ones who believe...
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Bitmain – the Cryptomining behemoth aims for total dominance

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China has become the breeding ground for tech startups in the past few years. With a large pool of skilled entrepreneurs coupled with massive capital at its disposal, it has provided the perfect conditions...
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12 Days of Coinbase Marathon brings a Learn to Earn platform among other initiatives

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The premiere U.S based exchange has been a popular choice for Crypto trading & storage for millions with its presence in more than 190 countries of the World. Coinbase is one of the Top...
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The emergence of Blockchain Consortia

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Most of us are pretty well aware of the public blockchains like Ethereum with the built-in functionality of smart contracts apart from the well-known features of transparency, security & privacy. The past one year...
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Crypto & Real Estate, a Marriage Made in Heaven?

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2018 was the year when ICOs died a death. With almost all projects being seriously affected by market conditions, a lack of funding, as well as a host of other issues, the general trend...
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What is the Dandelion privacy protocol?

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Privacy has been one of the biggest hallmarks of the Cryptocurrency transactions on their blockchains. Ironically though, it has also been one of the most controversial features when it comes to monitoring of such...
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Crypto Diaries: Blockchain gradually moving towards Mainstream Adoption

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It has been a good two weeks for the Crypto markets with all the digital coins gaining ground but the encouraging thing was the sustainability of those gains unlike some of the previous rebounds...
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ClouldFlare employing IPFS to decentralize the Internet

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The theme of decentralization has become the talking point of everyday conversation with the emergence of Digital Ledger Technology (DLT). The integration of this technology seems to have become the mantra of every enterprise,...