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15 March 2021 By Evan Fitzgerald
In order for DeFi to have access to institutional actors, it will need to adapt. But by adapting, it might lose some of its core tenets. The last few months’ frenzy of institutional money flowing into Bitcoin (BTC) has seen crypto hitting the headlines — at the least as a novelty asset, at the most as a must-have. There is undoubtedly a trend in the market toward greater awareness and acceptance of digital assets as a new investable asset class. ... Read more

11 March 2021 By Lilly Harvey
The issue of scalability is vital if blockchain and decentralized applications are to accommodate a massive user base. With the rapid growth of decentralized finance, upcoming scaling developments on Ethereum 2.0, and increased crypto allocation in the portfolios of institutions, the price of Ether (ETH) is rapidly ascending ... Read more

3 February 2021 By Dominic Robinson
In the digitizing world, identity is everything and blockchain is to make it safe for everyone: users, businesses and governments. Decentralized identity is a function of blockchain technology that delivers real-world benefits to users quickly and easily, allowing them to benefit from things such as easier logins, faster credit checks and an overall smoother online experience. ... Read more

30 January 2021 By Lilly Harvey
The potential of Ether greatly exceeds Bitcoin, and the community is beginning to understand the value of ETH. During the second half of 2020, we saw a growing interest in cryptocurrencies from institutional investors and big capital. However, all the attention of the whales, as well as all the attention of the public, was fixed on Bitcoin (BTC) ... Read more

29 September 2020 By Lilly Harvey
Crypto adoption in traditional legacy systems is moving fast, but a lack of technological infrastructure limits compliance and safe storage. he adoption of digital assets in traditional legacy systems is moving fast. In the middle of the year, the digital asset custody industry saw welcome developments when the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency officially announced that all nationally chartered banks in the United States can provide custody services for cryptocurrencies. ... Read more

6 September 2020 By Lilly Harvey
Institutional adoption of blockchain can offer great benefits, as truly decentralized control often comes from the roots of centralization. The power of blockchain technology to decentralize control of our financial economy is well documented ... Read more

22 August 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
A unified language for digital assets would provide the foundation for our decentralized economic and social infrastructure. Simplicity is directly proportional to efficiency; when there are fewer things to break, we expect that on average, even fewer things will do so ... Read more

17 August 2020 By Dominic Robinson
Strategies from the world of traditional finance could offer promise for miners who want to lower the risk associated with holding inventory. To a newcomer, crypto mining may sound deceptively easy — essentially, a way to switch on a machine, walk away and watch the lucrative crypto rewards roll in. But the reality is a little more complicated. ... Read more

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