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  • Should stock exchanges be worried about blockchain?

    As of mid 2017, the total market capitalisation of the world’s stock markets was around US$76.3 trillion. By country, the largest market was the United States (about 34%), followed by Japan (about 6%) and the United Kingdom (about 6%). There are currently around 60 stock exchanges globally. Traditional stock markets are centralized, expensive and have […]
  • How will blockchain play out in the Energy / environmental commodity sectors?

    The global energy industry is huge. Around 10% of global expenditure is currently spent on energy. Vast swathes of our current energy infrastructure were developed a long time ago and aspects of regulation designed up to 100 years ago. There are massive inefficiencies across the entire energy ecosystem. When you consider energy produced that is […]
  • Getting your ICO listed

    During the 1849 California Gold Rush, few prospectors found enough gold to make themselves rich. Most of the people who made money back then were those who sold shovels, jeans, tents, pickaxes and the likes of, to the miners at astronomical prices. Fast forward to today’s ICO gold rush and you will find that many […]
  • Can blockchain and formal exchanges co-exist?

    The reason formal centralized exchanges exist within the crypto and wider financial system is simple. It all boils down to trust, reputation and ease of access to a given market. When a single entity manages the transfer of assets between 3rd parties it reduces a lot of the opportunities for confusion and fraud. New blockchain […]
  • AI and the Blockchain

    What happens when you take two of the hottest current technologies, AI and blockchain and combine them? AI and blockchain are still both experimental technologies and whilst both have incredible potential, either could ultimately end up disappointing. Exploring the intersection of both technologies could well prove futile. In tech, a game changing development tends to […]
  • Introducing MEDIA Protocol

    Introducing MEDIA Protocol Paradigm shifts don’t happen often. It’s a rare occasion indeed when something — an idea, a concept, an invention — positively changes the long-established, socially-accepted, way of thinking or behaving. The printing press. Automation. The Internet. These are a few key examples of pioneering concepts that pushed the limits of what was […]
  • From lorry driver to crypto investor

    If there’s one thing the crypto and blockchain age has made mainstream, perhaps it’s a widespread recognition of the truly fluid nature of money and the ease with which money can be created with the right mix of tools and ingredients. The public has woken up to new investing opportunities and is hungry for a […]
  • The quest to future-proof the next generation protocol

    The quest to future-proof the next generation protocol If 2017 was the year the ICO emerged as the first killerapp of the blockchain, 2018 has given birth to the next generation protocol. As limits to transaction speed and scaleability continue to plague the king and queen of blockchains, Bitcoin and Ethereum, newcomers including Hashgraph, Universa, […]
  • Appraising The Luxury Goods Market With Blockchain Technology

    If you were to walk into your closet, attic, or basement, what items would you find? Whether it’s a Louis Vuitton purse, Coach billfold, Rolex watch, or other luxurious item long forgotten, there’s no doubt that these items have retained some value. But, how do you know that the item you’re holding is in fact […]
  • South Korean province partners with Orbs to launch its own cryptocurrency

    The government of a South Korean province has partnered with Israeli blockchain startup Orbs to create its very own cryptocurrency. Officials from the eastern coastal province of Gyeongsangbuk-do explain that the blockchain-based digital currency, which will be dubbed the Gyengbuk Coin, will replace a state loyalty scheme called the “Hometown Love Gift Cards”. Regional acceptance […]
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