Tag: cryptocurrencies

All You Need to Know About AML (Anti-Money Laundering)

The entrance of cryptocurrencies into the world back in 2007 was one that was met with criticism and skepticism from major players in the banking and finance sector. Fast-forward to 2018, cryptocurrencies have managed to not only revolutionize the finance and banking industry but have attracted the financial backing of major players in the sector. Cryptocurrencies have provided so many…

Why We Use The ERC223 Token Standard

Ethereum’s creator, Vitalik Buterin, was first introduced to the cryptocurrency and Bitcoin space back in 2011. In that same year, Vitalik launched Bitcoin Magazine that would constantly post articles regarding the future of cryptocurrency. Afterward, he worked on some altcoins which were based on the Bitcoin codebase. After facing a few shortcomings with the Bitcoin blockchain while trying to build…

Analysis – Crypto Market – April 2018

The first quarter of 2018 has been brutal on the cryptocurrency market with the majority of prices of popular cryptos dropping to even lower prices. Experts and investors remain optimistic about the market with some even claiming that the market is seeing a plateauing of some sort whereby major ICOs have ended and most investors are just hoarding cryptos at…

Governments And Blockchain Technology

The first block of Bitcoin which was mined in early 2009 paved the way for the launch of the world’s first cryptocurrency. Since then, Bitcoin’s market cap has risen to over $137 billion and along the way managed to spur the growth of numerous other digital currencies. While Bitcoin and all the other altcoins have gained tremendous value as currencies,…

Bitcoin Deep Dive: Where Did BTC Come From?

The arrival of Bitcoin into the world was one that can be compared to that of a UFO landing in a cornfield: nobody really knew where it came from and nobody ever thought that it was in existence in the first place, until its release. On August 18th, 2008, the domain name Bitcoin.org was silently registered, and on exactly the…

Bitcoin vs Gold – Which One Is Better?

Bitcoin prices of over $19,000 per coin during the last quarter of 2017 led to cryptocurrency investors terming Bitcoin as the new-age “digital gold”. Placing the two side by side, it’s easy to see why investors would see them at almost the same level. However, gold has had no competition when it comes to the capability of having purchasing power…

Banks And Cryptocurrencies

It’s 2018, and the last year has been a crazy roller coaster of innovation, awareness, hype, regulation, and uncertainty in the whelm of cryptocurrencies. Digital currencies saw their highest peak in prices in the latter part of 2017, and have since been on a long and slow drag since the beginning of this year. Bans and regulations have swept across…

Cryptocurrency Gross Value vs. Other Assets

Prices may have changed since the publishing or reading of this article. Some analysts and ordinary people have claimed that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are a bubble waiting to explode. A lot has been said about these digital assets, but what cannot be denied is their rising gross value. Bitcoin, in particular, has continued to surprise us by registering high…

Growth And Use Of Digitized / Tokenized Assets

The last few decades have seen the world surge towards a fully digitized environment. Experts in all the industries ranging from financing, technology, and even healthcare are looking for ways to make their respective industries fully digital. The recent emergence of cryptocurrencies backed by blockchain technology has seen a new paradigm shift in the finance and investment sectors. The creation…

Best​ ​Performing​ ​Investments​ ​This​ ​Year​ ​(2017)

The investment phases of the year 2017 began with renewed rigor, but most investment yield curves finally turned upwards. The investment market has proven quite enormous, both in the short and long term basis. Short-term investments consisted of stocks, bonds, and other short term holdings. Long-term investments can represent assets that a company or individual intends to hold for more than one…