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Irish City of Belfast launches its own digital currency

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The concept of a local currency is not a new one. The first one to introduce such a currency is the Canadian city of Calgary - dubbed as “Calgary Dollar,“ which has been in existence...
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Ethereum is still a force to reckon with in Cryptoverse

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As the bull market strengthens with each passing day in the Cyptocurrencies, we can be cautiously optimistic that the Crypto winter is behind us. This morning Cryptos have really come alive as Bitcoin trades...
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The explosion of Unicorns on the Global Landscape

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Googling a unicorn turns up a strange mythical animal in the shape of a horse with a straight horn coming out of its forehead but for the tech followers it means something else now....
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Crypto Diaries: IMF & World Bank cozying up to Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

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It has been an important week for the Cryptocurrencies as they have continued to build on the gains that kicked off at the start of the month. There have been some important news from...
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How is Decentralized Finance making Wealth building more inclusive?

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The emerging model of Decentralized Finance enabled by technology, driven by innovation with the immense need for inclusiveness for the less privileged is changing the investing landscape by bringing inclusiveness to the "less privileged"....
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The Bitcoin Cash Civil War now embroils Crypto Exchanges

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If there is one thing I love about the Cryptoverse is that it is always buzzing with something new, interesting or controversial and today's edition of my Crypto diaries is no different. Back in...
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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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7 best wallets for Cryptocurrencies & more…

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“A plant needs roots in order to grow. With man it is the other way around: only when he grows does he have roots and feels at home in the world.” — Eric Hoffer So...
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The Widening Spectrum of Stable Coins

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The last 12 months or so have seen the resurgence of Stable coins as a popular phenomenon in the Cryptoverse. Although the majority of them are pegged to some sort of physical asset, which...
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Stellar Lumens in the spotlight after two major events

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The Crypto space is increasingly getting flooded with stable coins being launched by big techs like IBM (Stronghold USD) or Big banks like JPMorgan in the U.S (JPM Coin) & Japan’s financial giant Mizuho Financial Group...
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The Emergence of Decentralized Finance

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The current global financial system has created enormous amounts of wealth for the people with resources, knowledge & access to the financial centers around the world. At the same time, events like the housing...
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What do you know about Smart Credentials, J-Coin & c-lightning

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Numerous blockchain/crypto projects are cropping up all around us promising different real-world use cases. Combing for viable ones in this haystack is difficult, but some of them stand out by virtue of their functionality,...
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The Rise of Data-Driven Investing

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When JCPenney reported its financial results for 2Q 2015, it came as quite a shock to the market. The US retail giant outperformed most analyst expectations, which subsequently led to a 10% surge in its...
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Will Ethereum, Tron & Ripple pave the way for a Crypto spring?

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One thing that you as traders, investors or just someone interested in Cryptos may or may not like is how intertwined the prices of the Alt. coins is with the crypto kingpin Bitcoin. All...
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The 12 key MWC sessions for emerging tech and transhumanism

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All the best sessions for AI, AR/VR, and Biohacking MWC, formerly known as Mobile World Congress, is the world’s biggest conference for mobile technology. It is held in Barcelona every year. This year it kicks...
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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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What are the different types of DLTs & how they work?

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Let me clarify from the get-go that although both the terms DLT (Digital Ledger Technology) & Blockchain are used interchangeably, there is a certain differentiation between the two that needs to be understood to...
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5 Industry Transforming Blockchain Applications

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Unless you have been living under a rock, I am sure you have heard about blockchain by this time. While blockchain applications seem disruptive enough, it may not be easy to imagine what a...
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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 unbundling & rebundling of the Fintechs

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According to a recent CB insights research report, global Venture capital funded deals topped $39 billion in 2018 - a more than 100% increase over the previous year spanning 1707 deals. Fintechs are reinforcing themselves...