Blockchain

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

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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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What are some of the Blockchain Security Risks?

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While there is no denying that blockchain technology has brought transparency, security & reliability via the trustless, decentralized systems, nefarious players have found loopholes to penetrate the different security mechanisms that blockchains provide. To...
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10 years of Bitcoin: it’s Origin, Facts & Figures

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It all started 10 years ago with the notorious Satoshi Nakamoto publishing the infamous white paper (Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System) in November 2008. This was the theoretical idea which went on to...
Gamers are Rewriting the Future

How Gamers are Rewriting the Future

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SXSW: How gamers are taking over AI and blockchain & rewriting the future... Who said playing video games won’t get you anywhere in life? Kuro “KuroKy” Takhasomi has his hand tightly gripped on the mouse, his eyes...
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Crypto Diaries: Samsung Coin, Tech giant’s BaaS & the Rise of CoinJoins

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Let's kick things off with a look at the price action in Cryptocurrencies. April has been a tremendous month for Cryptocurrencies. The bullish correction which has taken the shape of a mini-rally has sustained...
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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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Mass Crypto Adoption – why we’re not there…yet

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A few weeks ago, the Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong predicted that a whopping 1 billion people will be using cryptocurrencies in the next five years. If his prediction materializes, it would mean that we...
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Lightning torch initiative – spreading the word about scalable bitcoin micro payments

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Crypto developers spent most of the previous year trying to find scalable solutions for current blockchain networks which can be applied to real world use cases. The most well-known & talked about is the...
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The Rise Of Digital Asset Custody Solutions

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The shift to a tokenized economy begins with digital assets. The blockchain provides the ledger to record their ownership and cryptographically secure it from tampering. It is sophisticated to use at the moment, and...
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Crypto Diaries: Reviewing Major blockchain developments & Upgrades

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Crypto Markets have gone into corrective mode ever since Bitcoin hit the high of $9K on May 30th. The Short term bias has turned bearish after showing signs of exhaustion with a two-month bull...
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Singapore’s Ubin & Canada’s Jasper power the Digital Transformation to DLT systems

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Singapore has been a hub of Blockchain & Crypto activity ever since China outrightly banned Cryptocurrencies. Not only has the state welcomed the new technology with open arms but the government itself has been...
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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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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...
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Gingr aims to bring cryptocurrency to the prostitution industry

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Gingr aims to revolutionize the prostitution industry by adding cryptocurrency as a payment option for sex workers. Yes, you read this right. At first sight, this might not seem serious or noteworthy, but the...
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“Stone Money” on This Pacific Island is History’s First Public Ledger

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Yap, Micronesia, also known as the Island of Stone Money, is a 40 square-mile island just 500 miles southwest of Guam in the Southern Pacific Ocean. It rests 9.5 degrees north of the equator...
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Crypto Diaries: Facebook’s secretive Project Libra coming out of the shadows

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Let's start off with a quick recap of the Cryptocurrency market before I set out to discuss the issues relating to this edition of the Crypto Diaries. After a couple of weeks of consolidation...
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Blockstream utilizing Space satellites to broadcast Bitcoin blockchain to the World population

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Blockstream is a blockchain firm which has been working for the mass adoption of the revolutionary technology since its launch by Samson Mow and Joseph Weinberg in 2017 after securing funding of more than...
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Blockchain based Voting – A Promising Usecase

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With the recently concluded General Elections back home similar hue & cry emerged by the losing parties of rigging. Although foreign observers gave a clean chit to the Election Commission on conducting a transparent...
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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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How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Change Banking

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Artificial intelligence is a field of computer science that focuses on making machines intelligent by developing computer programs that can replicate human intelligence to a certain degree and potentially beyond. This much talked about technology...