Food the Next Big Thing on Blockchain

Food the Next Big Thing on Blockchain

The blockchain is increasingly being utilized for storing and tracking of data across a wider spectrum of sectors, including the food supply chain. A recent report by global market research company, Nielsen, has revealed that 75% of consumers cited the national origin of their food products as often more important than other factors, such as […]

Big Four Consultancies Respond to Growing ICO and Crypto Advisory Demand

Big Four Consultancies Respond to Growing ICO and Crypto Advisory Demand

The global initial coin offering (ICO) market has recently breached USD 6 billion and this has consequently prompted the ‘Big Four’ consulting firms of Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, and EY to respond to the daily inquiries from clients regarding the blockchain crowdfunding method. Risky business As the highly speculative market for cryptocurrencies has grown, ICOs have presented […]

Ethereum’s Casper Protocol in Review

Ethereum's Casper Protocol in Review

Ethereum developers have recently announced that they are about to update their network’s protocol to the much-anticipated proof-of-stake (PoS) algorithm. As the cryptocurrency market is starting to repair itself from the consolidation it has seen over the last four months, it is time to take a look at what has been happening behind the scenes. […]

Former JPMorgan Banker Likens Crypto to Financial Revolution

Former JPMorgan Banker Likens Crypto to Financial Revolution

Daniel Masters, chairman of digital investment bank Coinshares, suggested that cryptocurrencies are bolstering a financial “revolution”. The ex-chief of JPMorgan’s global energy trading desk, speaking to Bloomberg recently, likened the current rise in distributed ledger technology and its democratization of peer-to-peer transactions to the internet’s “democratization” of the news. Masters was asked about “leakage” in […]

Dubai’s Goal as Global Tech Player in Banking, Tourism, and Art, via Blockchain

Dubai's Goal as Global Tech Player in Banking, Tourism, and Art, via Blockchain

Emirates NBD, Dubai’s major bank, is now able to tackle check-related fraud using a new blockchain system called Cheque Chain. After its Future Lab’s pilot last year, this release sees the bank becoming the first Emirates bank to offer such a service to customers. Cheque Chain works using a QR code printed on each leaf […]

Blockchain Empowers You with Your Personal Data

Blockchain Empowers You with Your Personal Data

In a world where knowledge is power, your personal data is constantly being sold to marketing companies and contributing to statistics used for research and product development. Google and Facebook, for example, are constantly profiling you behind the scenes, using your data to make targeted adverts more effective. Did you know you could download your […]

Harvard Students Start Crypto Hedge Fund

Harvard Students Start Crypto Hedge Fund

Four students studying at Harvard University have created their very own cryptocurrency hedge fund: Plympton Capital. A fundraising target of USD 1 million While the hedge fund is still in the fundraising stage, within six to eight weeks the students say they should be prepared for the official launch. Plympton Capital has already received USD 700,000 from […]