Smart Contracts: Is The Future Trend Already Here?

Cryptocurrency is just one of the many applications of the revolutionary decentralization-focused technology called Blockchain. Smart Contracts are one such application of this red-hot tech. Smart Contracts and Blockchain: Understanding The Connection To understand smart contracts, you must know their underlying crux i.e. Blockchain. Don’t be intimidated by the technical terms. They get easier as you read. Blockchain technology is based on the concept of decentralized data storage and transactions where you don’t depend on

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Busting top 7 myths of Blockchain

Busting top 7 myths of Blockchain Blockchain has become the most “glorified” database of the 21st century. While there is some proven value of Blockchain (example Bitcoin application) and great future potential; its existing value is being taken out of proportion by the Blockchain “enthusiasts”, “experts” and “advisors”, who do a “lot of conferences”. Lets look at some of the Blockchain hypes, myths and examine them by “first principle” analysis why they are unlikely to

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Why ICOs need to be regulated

In 2013, J.R. Willett unleashed the ICO concept — a fundraising system where companies sell their new cryptocurrency tokens in exchange for Bitcoin and Ether. Since Solomon vs Solomon ruling in 1896, segregating the liability of a person from the company, this ICO concept would be the biggest corporate structure innovation. ICO (Initial coin offering) is the advance sale of a project’s crypto-currencies or tokens, to be used within their platforms or outside, in advance, to fund

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Decade in review and preview — “Cryptos String theory”

Decade in review and preview — “Cryptos String theory” 2016 was a black swan year, with key unexpected events including Brexit, Trump and Demonetization in India. 2017 clearly belonged to Bitcoin. Who could have thought in January that $1,000 virtual coin would become worth $20,000 before the end of the year. And market cap of cryptos will increase from $18bn to $600bn. These stats show why we are all talking about the cryptos, and trying to predict

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Implication of Bitcoin Futures Listing

Everyone is excited about Bitcoin futures being listed on US exchanges, and Bitcoin price keeps soaring. Here is some analysis of this news. Bitcoin value is likely to go up (in the near term), volatility should go down, and majority of Bitcoin investment flow would be in the futures — This should give recognition to the world that Bitcoin is real and not a fad, and this credibility along with rising Bitcoin prices shall increase. Typically when

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Why and how regulators should embrace ICOs?

The history of the financial investing world is full of innovations that created new avenues for opportunity but also encouraged fraud and ‘irrational exuberance’, forcing authorities and regulators to step in and protect citizens from the dangers of unregulated financial activities. Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and ICOs are simply the latest in a long line of financial innovations that should and will be embraced by regulators to ensure they are conducted in the correct manor. Let’s take

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