Tag: blockchain technology

There’s Something Very Strange Going On With Bitcoin Exchange LocalBitcoins

There’s Something Very Strange Going On With Bitcoin Exchange LocalBitcoins

Bitcoin exchange LocalBitcoins, often used as a gauge of bitcoin interest and prices around the world, has suddenly begun suspending long-time users’ accounts without warning. Reports began coming in this week that LocalBitcoins users across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia have had their accounts “deactivated.” Messages seen by this reporter were sent to account…
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Blockchain: How To Conduct Your Due Diligence And Evaluate Business Models

Blockchain: How To Conduct Your Due Diligence And Evaluate Business Models

Over the last few years, I have evaluated many blockchain technologies from an M&A and valuation standpoint. I’ve also been in the blockchain and crypto ecosystem for many years, have acquired a few credentials in this space, and have developed my own framework on how to evaluate some of the intrinsic value within blockchain technologies.…
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Bitcoin Is The New Gold: Study

Bitcoin Is The New Gold: Study

Bitcoin, similar to gold, is a good hedge against global uncertainties like trade wars. That’s according to a lengthy working paper out from the Department of Economics of the University of Pretoria, “Is Bitcoin the New Digital Gold? Evidence From Extreme Price Movements In Financial Markets.” The paper tests a popular claim in the media…
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Using Blockchain To Eliminate Social Media Challenges

Using Blockchain To Eliminate Social Media Challenges

Blockchain – Social media platforms have simplified ways to interact beyond geographical boundaries and created new modes of communication and business. There are a lot of privileges we are enjoying with the advent of social media. But along with the amazing convenience offered by social media, there is also an associated risk to the privacy…
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China’s Planned Bitcoin-Killer Sparks Major Concerns

China’s Planned Bitcoin Killer Sparks Major Concerns

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency have this year successfully provoked central bankers and governments to take digital currencies seriously—though many remain skeptical. The bitcoin price, which has failed to return to its all-time highs set in late 2017 despite a late December rally, was given a substantial boost in the first half of this year by social…
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Who's Using the Blockchain Now?

Who’s Using the Blockchain Now?

The blockchain is the technology that powers cryptocurrencies. You can think of it as a kind of digital ledger. Copies are spread across thousands of different computers and every time a new entry is added to one ledger, every copy of the ledger is updated. By creating smart contracts that are triggered by ledger entries,…
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3 Major Crypto Mining Challenges and How to Conquer Them

3 Major Crypto Mining Challenges and How to Conquer Them

Everything from high costs to security vulnerability can be mitigated. Crypto mining is the process of releasing cryptocurrencies into a network by completing a given set of mathematical computations. And just like any other mining industry — gold, data, etc.– it comes with a unique set of challenges. For the uninitiated, cryptocurrencies are underpinned by…
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Why it’s time to start talking about blockchain ethics?

Why it’s time to start talking about blockchain ethics?

Blockchain technology is changing the nature of money and organizations. We should probably start pondering the potential consequences. At first glance, the word “ethics” may seem out of place next to “blockchain.” After all, the world of cryptocurrency may be most famous for its many frauds and scams. But according to a small contingent of…
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$6 Billion United Nations Agency Launches Bitcoin, Ethereum Crypto Fund

$6 Billion United Nations Agency Launches Bitcoin, Ethereum Crypto Fund

Bitcoin – When Christina Lomazzo was a teenager, she used to hop back and forth across the U.S. Canada border for fun. A native of Ontario, with a father born in Italy, Lomazzo grew up speaking French, English, and Italian, and when things were slow in her home town she and her friends would pile…
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Five Critical Ingredients For Enterprise Blockchain Success

Five Critical Ingredients For Enterprise Blockchain Success

Blockchain benefits are driven by network effects: the more participants on a shared platform, the greater its potential value. Yet executives have found it’s a struggle to align the support of their ecosystems. At stake is the potential to unlock trillions of dollars of value by removing friction and opening access to new markets. But…
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