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The 5-Point Crypto Decentralization Checklist

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In our last piece, we outlined some of the likeliest ways in which cryptocurrencies tend to exhibit centralization. Whether a particular cryptocurrency can be considered “sufficiently decentralized,” however, is not something that’s set in stone...
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Bitcoin is still the Crypto Kingpin

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Recent bounce of the Cryptocurrencies specially Bitcoin off the lows has been significant for a couple of reasons - First, it seems to be signalling a possible bottom that has evaded the primary digital...
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Escrow Solutions for Digital Assets

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“Transactions that are computationally impractical to reverse would protect sellers from fraud, and routine escrow mechanisms could easily be implemented to protect buyers.” Satoshi Nakamoto describing some of the desirable security requirements for Bitcoin in...
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Cryptocurrencies reviving Agorism

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Agorism in term commonly associated with the philosophy of counter-economics. The concept of Agorism was introduced by the Black market activist Samuel Edward Konkin III also known as SEK3. Through his libertarian ideals he defined...
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World’s First ICCO – Palladium

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We have a new game changer in the Crypto space in the form of World's first ICCO - Initial Convertible Coin offering - being offered by a Malta based blockchain startup Palladium which intends...
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Blockchain’s Silicon Valley

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This tiny island nation of Malta sitting in the middle of the Mediterranean who a lot of us didn't even know existed, suddenly came to the forefront when Binance, the biggest Cryptocurrency trading exchange...
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IOTA’s Smart city strides

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The concept of Smart city has been gathering momentum recently with the City of Taipei partnering with the IOTA foundation (Jan. 2018) to achieve the smart city goal initiatives. There is a multitude of smart city...
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Could DAG be a Blockchain-Killer?

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Although blockchain is now having an increasingly disruptive impact on the world, few would consider the technology to be the finished article in its current form. Indeed, problems persist that must be resolved before...
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Three Cryptocurrencies to Consider Buying and Holding in 2018

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Cryptocurrency analysis can be overwhelming. With over 1,650 different cryptocurrencies listed on CoinMarketCap.com in addition to the hundreds (perhaps thousands) of other coins still in development, investors are flooded with options that might be...
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Future of Money & Payments

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The concept of money has evolved at a breath-taking pace in recent years and has reached a tipping point, but before we look at some of the more recent developments, let's take a look...
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All Things Cryptos.Forex.Stocks — 07/06/2018

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And time's up as everybody heads into the weekend with the summer season kicking in full gear. Usually this is the slowest time of the year for the financial markets but seems like we...
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Bullish Posturing in Cryptos – ST moves

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Cryptocurrencies have rebounded nicely from their lows in the past few days signalling a possible bottom. It was a nice slow day for me to look at the technical levels of the Top 5...
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Ethereum – Upgrades, Standards & Futures

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There is no doubt that Bitcoin is the pioneer of Cryptocurrencies which set the stage for Blockchain revolution, but Ethereum is the one that provided the platform for the exponential growth of the new...
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Just how decentralized are cryptocurrencies?

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“I'll tell you another story that is underreported, but worth paying attention to. Bitcoin is really controlled by China. There are four miners in China that control over 50% of Bitcoin." When Brad Garlinghouse...
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All Things Cryptos.Forex.Stocks — 06/29/2018

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It's that time of the week when I look at the all my notes of the past week & try to make sense of it all and more importantly make sense of it for...
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Why do banks care more about blockchain than Cryptocurrencies?

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“I could care less about bitcoin. I don't know why I said anything about it. The blockchain is a technology which is a good technology. We actually use it. It will be useful in...
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Mainnets… the new Revolution in Cryptos

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2017 was the year of excitement, speculation and lots of expectations with the publishing of numerous “white papers” associated with the launch of tons of ICOs. This year we are moving into the next...
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All Things Cryptos.Forex.Stocks — 06/22/2018

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Friday afternoon rolls in and a zillion things cross my mind that I need to talk about on my weekly blog. In summary the Global Equities are feeling the jitters from the escalating tariff...
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Banks love Blockchain but hate Cryptocurrencies

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The love-hate relationship between the banks the digital coins has been ongoing ever since the inception of Blockchain & the associated Cryptocurrencies. Let's look at some stats first... according to the Research firm Greenwich Associates following...
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Decentralized Exchanges as the Future of Cryptocurrency Trading (PART II)

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In my previous article, I highlighted how decentralized exchanges (DEXs) represent a marked improvement over centralized exchanges across a range of important issues such as security and privacy. But by no means are DEXs the...