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16
Oct

Are Things Falling Apart for Libra?

The proposed digital coin by the social media giant is losing support as the big-name initial supporters quit There is absolutely no doubt that Facebook’s proposed digital payment coin got more than its fair share of attention ever since its launch in June of this year. The proposed project raised so many eyebrows since it was being...
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28
Sep

Takeaways from the BTI Crypto Market Surveillance Report

Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI) analyzes Wash trading, Cleanest exchanges & True volumes of digital coins The launch of Bakkt Bitcoin Physical futures has been a bummer for the Cryptos. At the time of writing only 71 monthly futures contracts had traded on the new platform. Not only was the slow start a little disappointing, but Bitcoin’s price...
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21
Aug

Is ‘Project Venus’ Really a Competitor for Libra?

Binance’s blockchain project will act as a platform for launching localized stable coins Top Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has been a major player wielding a lot of influence in the Cryptoverse with its broad-based ecosystem. Starting off as a digital exchange only, it has broadened its horizons to include educational initiatives, a very own native coin (BNB), an...
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06
Aug

Crypto Trading & Exchanges Review Q2’ 2019

5 Charts showing the state of Crypto trading & Exchanges in the second quarter Second-quarter for 2019 started off with a bullish momentum pulling the general crypto market out of the cold depths of the ‘Crypto Winter.’ While the gains in Alt. coins have waned since then, Bitcoin has temporarily stabilized creating a support base around...
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11
Jul

The Future of Retail: Identity, Payments, & User Experience

The retail industry has had one of the most inconsistent recoveries since the Great Recession of 2008.
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09
Jul

The Current State of Stable Coins in Six Charts

2019–2020 are shaping up to be the biggest years for Stable coins coming live 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 2018, we are looking at another robust year...
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28
Jun

Why do we Need Cryptocurrency When we Have Mobile Money?

An unbanked person is someone who does not “have an account at a formal financial institution,” the most common institution being banks.
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25
Jun

Bitcoin is acting as the New hedge against the Global Liquidity Risk

5 Charts showing the emerging role of Bitcoin as a hedge in the 21st Century What a relentless recovery has the Crypto kingpin Bitcoin staged in the past 10 weeks or so as it finally broke the all-important $10K psychological level, last seen in Mar. 2018. Not only that, the FOMO (Fear of missing out) factor...
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20
Jun

Issues and Challenges Stablecoins Are Confronted With

Cryptocurrencies have had their fair share of ups and downs over the last few years. Extreme volatility in pricing, scams and financial institutions limiting the ability of cryptocurrency firms to operate in the market. One such negative of digital currencies is one of the main reasons that stablecoins were created in the first place and...
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18
Jun

Can Cryptocurrency Transactions Be Cheaper Than Credit Cards?

Each day, millions of consumers make purchases by swiping their credit cards at checkout. It’s a ubiquitous part of the modern purchasing experience, making the cash-searching customer look outdated when they use paper money at the register. This process is so fast, simple, and convenient that it’s easy to forget that it’s relatively novel and...
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18
Jun

6 Charts Showing the Stable Coins Rise and China’s Dominance of Global Demand

Stable Coins are still popular as Chinese appetite dominates Some of the most recent reports on Cryptocurrency trading volume have concluded that most of the demand is coming from the U.S. & select global exchanges. However, this hasn’t lessened the concern of the U.S regulators about the Bitcoin price manipulation. Previewing the data about the...
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10
Jun

Understanding the Common Shortcomings of Stablecoins

This month, Bitcoin went on a bull run that harkened memories of 2017 when digital currencies routinely reached new peaks before pushing seemingly ever higher. While everyone remembers the peaks, it’s easy to forget about the valleys. The price decreases that often accompany Bitcoin’s price ascendance. Volatility is the less exciting component of the digital...
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05
Jun

Why Stablecoins Will Play an Important Role in the Future of Finance

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are garnering a lot of attention right now. Prices are improving, the collective cap has doubled since the start of the year, and new products are continually emerging. In many ways, it feels like the dream of crypto enthusiasts is finally getting back on track. Interestingly, this most recent surge is also...
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28
May

Crypto Adoption is Surprising Slow. Here’s Why.

At times, the cryptocurrency movement can feel like a ubiquitous and inevitable move toward the future of finance and technology. Its supporters are, to say the least, very supportive, and new headlines continue to appear on news feeds that show improving institutional, enterprise, and governmental interest in both digital tokens and its underlying technology, the...
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26
May

The Skewed Distribution of Wealth

The household wealth varies greatly across the Global financial spectrum depending on where you live, access to financial services & markets literacy.
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22
May

Bitcoin is Popular, But It Won’t Transform Payments Any Time Soon

After months of relative dormancy, Bitcoin is having a big month. After hovering around $4,000 for most of 2019, this spring has brought a thaw to a year-long crypto winter that has kept prices constrained. First, the digital currency broached the $6,000 price point, a critical resistance level for ultimately higher valuations. The token even...
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20
May

Making Cryptocurrencies a Real Option for Businesses

In 2017, the Long Island Iced Tea Corp. increased its stock price by nearly 300% in a single day. The popular beverage company didn’t release a new product or announce record sales. In fact, the company changed almost nothing about its operations or product offerings. Instead, it changed its name. On December 21, 2017, the...
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19
May

Insights on Consensus New York 2019, Blockchain’s Biggest Event

Consensus New York exceeded my expectations. Here's a look inside if you missed it.
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17
May

Fixing the Limitations of Cumbersome Blockchains

Few innovations are garnering as much attention and enthusiasm as the blockchain. Not only is it renown as the underpinning for Bitcoin, the first and still most popular digital currency, but it is finding an extensive audience among enterprise initiatives as well. These organizations covet its decentralized infrastructure, asset tokenization, and smart contracts, which collectively...
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14
May

Can Cryptocurrencies Help Companies Avoid Currency Manipulation?

By virtually every metric, the global economy is humming. Worldwide unemployment is at its lowest point in a decade, wages are beginning to rise after years of stagnation, and companies of all sizes are benefiting from the international marketplace made possible by the digital age. However, if you don’t feel like we are in one...
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