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Blockchain insights that aren't obvious


Tokenising the World using Non-Fungible Tokens

In December last year, the Ethereum network experienced extremely high latency and high transaction fees. The reason? A game that was launched on the Ethereum MainNet called Cryptokitties. In the game, players collect, breed, buy & sell virtual “cryptokitties”. It was basically a game of...

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The ugly side of Cryptos

The world is abuzz with talk of cryptocurrencies now. Looking through LinkedIn, it seems that there is a rapidly growing number of people who claim to be 'bitcoin experts' or 'ICO advisors'. These people often have a vested interest to promote only the positive aspects of cryptocurrencies....

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National Cryptos

While most countries are not particularly happy about decentralized currencies gaining global acceptance, there are some countries jumping on the crypto bandwagon to create their own national cryptocurrencies. Venezuela has been in the news for its Petro Coin, a project which seemed ambitious...

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Thoughts on ICOs

This is Ryan here again and this time from Vilnius in Lithuania! Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia seem to be putting a lot of money into Blockchain. Estonia in particular already conducts a number of essential government services on the blockchain. While here, I happened to meet with an ICO...

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Public Vs. Private Blockchains

This week I want to talk about one of the aspects of the blockchain space that is fascinating - which is the ideology difference between public and private blockchains. The first blockchain, Bitcoin, was introduced as a public network where anyone could join the network, and people could leave...

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Telegram raises USD 1.7 Billion in pre-sale

Towards the end of 2017, Telegram — a messaging platform with around 200 million Monthly active users — announced that it planned to build the Telegram Open Network (TON) to enable payments and various other services within their chat app. In order to fund this new development, the company...

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Accounting, auditing and investing: A suboptimal process

This is Ryan here. I wanted to share with all of you about something that I have been thinking about a lot recently. For those of you who do not know me, in addition to investing in cryptocurrency, I also invest in stocks. The process I use to evaluate a new tokens is similar to the process I...

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Founders Reward Vs. Development Fund, thoughts from Zooko Wilcox

I attended a talk by Zooko Wilcox, one of the chief architects of Zcash, in Bangalore this week. He has vast experience in crypto technologies and has done some pioneering work in the field. One of the things that Zooko mentioned is that there will continue to be serious ramifications in the way...

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The Aftermath of ICOs

The amount of money raised through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) is staggering. Coin Schedule reports that in 2018 thus far, ICOs raised over $4 billion. However, it should not surprise you much to know that a very high number of ICOs seem to be failing - and failure in this case can mean one of...

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The government always gets paid

And talking of profits, although the SEC is still very much on the fence with regards to regulation of ICOs, the tax authorities in the US have figured out how to make the most of crypto mania. A post on Reddit summarizes the problems you might face if you have invested in cryptocurrencies. This...

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