Decentralized Finance

Decentralized Finance Part 2: The Behavioral Science Perspective

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Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is making waves with several of its (crypto-)currencies, platforms and protocols becoming more and more prominent in the news and other forms of mainstream media. I was inspired by an article...
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...
Blockchain

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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Decentralized Finance: Future or Farce?

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Decentralized Finance, often referred to as DeFi if you're really short on letters, is a form of finance that doesn't rely on a central regulatory system such as banks. It has become increasingly famous...
crypto market

Why Crypto Exchanges Should Stay True to Their Retail Roots

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High-frequency trading (HFT) is prevalent in the stock market, and with volatility being suppressed by years of rising markets, it’s natural for those firms to be looking at crypto, which does not suffer from...
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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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...
crypto market

An Observation on Crypto Cycles: Is there still a Future for the Token Economy...

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We review the crypto market over the past 6 months and analyzed the alteration of the market sentiment from optimism to anxiety by comparing the recent 2 cycles. Last Cycle of the Market In the previous cycle...
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Will Cryptos Replace Fiat Currencies In The Long Run?

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The latest market capitalization data on Coin market cap shows that the over 2,000 listed Cryptocurrencies have a combined value of $306,442,875,379. Although the dominance of BTC/USD is at a proportionally high level of...
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...
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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...