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15 July 2020 By Dominic Robinson
Blockchain tech has not yet reached its full potential for use in the marketing and advertising industries, but it definitely will in the near future. In modern business, there are no areas left where blockchain enthusiasts will not try to use the technology ... Read more

6 July 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
The former CFTC chair’s analysis stating that Ripple’s XRP is not a security might be wrong. In recent months, a number of class-action lawsuits have been filed against Ripple for selling its XRP token in an unregistered securities offering. So far, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission has not published any official statement on this, which has kept everyone guessing. ... Read more

30 June 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
After seeing an abject failure of traditional financial models, people might turn to decentralized peer-to-peer technology with crypto as the future. Plenty of injustice plagues our communities. ... Read more

29 June 2020 By Dominic Robinson
Distributed ledger technology has the potential to solve a lot of economic and social problems, but there are some that we have to solve ourselves. The crypto community was rightly aghast at the “Bitcoin Will Save Us” poster donned by a protester against racial injustice in Dallas last week. ... Read more

27 June 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
The emerging distributed ledger technology industry has been threatened by various illicit activities. Here are some strategies you should know about to protect yourself. In August 2010, a bug in the Bitcoin network that allowed large transactions to be added to the ledger without proper verification was identified by a hacker ... Read more

24 June 2020 By Dominic Robinson
To become truly decentralized, blockchain projects should remove dependency on the centralized cloud providers used as their data storage. Across Europe, a privacy row has been brewing over various efforts to use coronavirus contact tracing technology ... Read more

18 June 2020 By Dominic Robinson
Blockchain’s evolution path is similar to the invention of the internet, and we are already in its second phase. The internet started its life over 30 years ago, and since then, it has penetrated almost every aspect of our lives ... Read more

25 May 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
Miners need traditional financial products in order to hedge against the risk of increasing hash rate and difficulty. Bitcoin (BTC) mining has become a multibillion-dollar industry. Pools, manufacturers and farms contribute to the growth and professionalization of the space. Financial service companies bring institutional-grade products and capital that increases liquidity for the biggest operators. ... Read more

18 May 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
Liquidity should be seen as the primary indicator of the overall health of markets and exchanges — and also as a crucial factor for economic trading. In the cryptocurrency industry, liquidity is king. But how we measure and perceive liquidity varies greatly. ... Read more

7 April 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
The United States’ concerns about the rise of cryptocurrency use in illegal activities have only been growing as developments in the space continue to push the envelope. There is a global race to launch stablecoins that could be potentially utilized by more than half the world’s population ... Read more

29 March 2020 By Dominic Robinson
For many, Africa represents the final frontier of untapped economic growth. Across its diverse countries, growth rates continue to outpace those achieved in long-developed economies. Collectively, growth on the continent stabilized at 3.4% in 2019, and is forecast to reach 3.9% in 2020 and 4.1% in 2021. While these numbers remain below historical highs, fundamentals continue to improve as economies shift from local consumption to external investments. ... Read more

15 March 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
It has been nearly seven years since Edward Snowden blew the whistle on highly classified global surveillance programs, inciting a national conversation about privacy in the digital age. One of these revelations was that the NSA had access to the email content of Google users and the ability to map anyone’s cell phone location. ... Read more

10 March 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
Gold has been regarded as an eternal value since times immemorial. This shiny metal still acts as a store of value — especially in countries like India. Due to its exclusivity, gold is an essential element of the global financial system, and since this metal is not subject to corrosion, it has many areas of technical application. Unfortunately, the metal is heavy, its transportation is fraught with certain difficulties, and storage costs a lot of money. ... Read more

22 February 2020 By Dominic Robinson
Every week sears a new image of climate change into our collective consciousness. A few decades ago, we heard about ozone holes and ice melting at slightly higher rates than anticipated. Today, the reminders of climate change are more visceral and immediate: California’s hills and forests burn, Venice’s city council chamber floods, and Iceland holds a funeral for a glacier. ... Read more