A new report bursts the blockchain bubble – Finance Digest

By Barry Levine , Martechtoday The report from research firm GlobalData, “Blockchain – Thematic Research” [fee required], argues that the new technology’s bubble “will burst in the next two years [and] will have lost much of its gloss by 2025.” Summarizing blockchain as “awash with hype, but with a powerful core value proposition” of distributed ledger tech, […]

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How blockchain could improve election transparency – Finance Digest

By Kevin C. Desouza and Kiran Kabtta Somvanshi, Brookings The use of blockchain in the public sector reached another milestone this month when West Virginia became the first U.S. state to allow internet voting by blockchain in primary elections. While the voter participation through this platform was estimated to be small, the intention of the administrators was to test the […]

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Bitcoin Is Back Above $8,500 But Does the Rally Have Legs? – Finance Digest

By Omkar Godbole, Coindesk Bitcoin’s (BTC) has bounced back above $8,500, but the rally is not backed by decent trading volumes, the technical charts indicate. The cryptocurrency closed below key technical levels on Thursday, signaling a bearish breakdown, but the sell-off unexpectedly ran out of steam at $7,925 a day later. Subsequently, bitcoin gained more than $500 over […]

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Bitcoin (in USD): Approaching 8100 – Finance Digest

By, Peter A Rosenstreich, Swissquote Bank SA, Fxstreet Bitcoin rise started in mid-April pauses, the pair is decreasing, trading below 8500 and heading along the 8100 range. Bitcoin bearish pattern started in March 2018 strengthens. The pair is contained between hourly support and resistance given at 6306 (13/11/2017 low) and 10232 (01/02/2018 high). The technical […]

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Bitcoin (in USD): Approaching 8100 – Finance Digest

By, Peter A Rosenstreich, Swissquote Bank SA, Fxstreet Bitcoin rise started in mid-April pauses, the pair is decreasing, trading below 8500 and heading along the 8100 range. Bitcoin bearish pattern started in March 2018 strengthens. The pair is contained between hourly support and resistance given at 6306 (13/11/2017 low) and 10232 (01/02/2018 high). The technical […]

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China Preparing “National Standards” For Blockchain – Finance Digest

By Andrew Ancheta, Cryptobriefing China’s government is preparing a set of “national standards” for Blockchain technology in preparation for its wide-scale use, according to official media channels. Citing government officials, the China Daily  reported that a set of national blockchain standards will be published by the end of 2019.  Li Ming, Director of the Blockchain Research Office, told […]

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4 Everyday Industries Blockchain Technology Is Changing – Finance Digest

We are currently in the midst of the second dot-com-type boom — this time it’s “the blockchain boom.” Just as the internet changed every aspect of the business world, many believe blockchain technology is the next breakthrough. Not only is blockchain altering industry norms, but it’s also challenging organizations to re-think how and why they implement new […]

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Meet the Russians Behind Your Blockchain (And Cryptocurrency, Too) – Finance Digest

By Kenneth Rapoza, Forbes  In the often hard-to-understand, cryptic world of blockchain and the cryptocurrencies that depend on it, few can claim two A-listers in the industry. The Russians can. Here are the two household names: Vitalik Buterin, the young founder of the Ethereum blockchain, enabling cryptocurrency issuing startups to flourish in a way venture […]

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How secure is blockchain really? – Finance Digest

By Mike Orcutt, Technologyreview The whole point of using a blockchain is to let people—in particular, people who don’t trust one another—share valuable data in a secure, tamperproof way. That’s because blockchains store data using sophisticated math and innovative software rules that are extremely difficult for attackers to manipulate. But the security of even the best-designed blockchain […]

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How secure is blockchain really? – Finance Digest

By Mike Orcutt, Technologyreview The whole point of using a blockchain is to let people—in particular, people who don’t trust one another—share valuable data in a secure, tamperproof way. That’s because blockchains store data using sophisticated math and innovative software rules that are extremely difficult for attackers to manipulate. But the security of even the best-designed blockchain […]

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