Technology, blockchain and the natural resource curse

Technology, blockchain and the natural resource curse

The “paradox of plenty,” natural resources are both a gift and a curse to emerging economies. Rather than providing a flourishing economy, often the result is quite the opposite. Here’s how these countries are implementing blockchain and technological innovations to overcome the natural resource curse.

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Can Bitcoin Become a Major Reserve Currency by 2030?

Can Bitcoin Become a Major Reserve Currency by 2030?

According to research released in late 2015, U.K.-based Magister Advisors, a financial institution which focuses on facilitating mergers and acquisitions in the technology sector, explained that bitcoin could become the sixth largest reserve currency by 2030. Bitcoin has experienced exponential growth since 2009 based on many indicators including user base, trading volume, price, market cap and […]

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From Tiigrihüpe to Estcoin – The digital evolution of “Europe’s Silicon Valley”

From Tiigrihüpe to Estcoin – The digital evolution of “Europe’s Silicon Valley”

In a sign that cryptocurrencies are beginning to gain widespread acceptance, this tech-savvy Baltic nation aims to become the first country in the world to launch its own ICO

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Bitcoin, Ether Prices Rise Pushes Crypto Market Cap Above US$150B

Bitcoin, Ether Prices Rise Pushes Crypto Market Cap Above US$150B

The prices of bitcoin and ether rose this week, pushing the total market capitalization of the cryptocurrency space above US$150 billion, a capital injection of US$132 billion since the beginning of the year’s market cap of just US$17.89 billion. According to Sergey Nazarov, the founder and CEO of SmartContract.com, a US$150 billion market capitalization is […]

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How Bitcoin is taking off in Africa

How Bitcoin is taking off in Africa

From Zimbabwe to Nigeria to South Africa, Bitcoin surges as political uncertainty and corruption remains prevalent

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Startup Societies Summit and surrounding festivities

Startup Societies Summit and surrounding festivities

Last weekend I attended the Startup Societies Summit in San Francisco, organized by d10e. It was humming with energy and ideas, and at times it felt more like a festival than a conference. Here’s a summary of what went on there from educational talks by Balaji S. Srinivasan and Galia Benartzi of Bancor to decentralized dance parties.

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The power of decentralization: empowering the individual, liberating the collective

The power of decentralization: empowering the individual, liberating the collective

Decentralization is a concept that has been around for a long time. It can be applied to nations, technology, power, and more. Look at how the blockchain empowers individuals through decentralized storage models.

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The power of decentralization: empowering the individual, liberating the collective

The power of decentralization: empowering the individual, liberating the collective

Decentralization is a concept that has been around for a long time. It can be applied to nations, technology, power, and more. Look at how the blockchain empowers individuals through decentralized storage models.

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Putin to challenge China in the Bitcoin race

Putin to challenge China in the Bitcoin race

Russia has a complicated history with Bitcoin. The debate to ban the cryptocurrency has swayed back and forth for the past several years, even threatening extremely harsh prison sentences, but things have recently taken a more supportive turn.

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Bitcoin Surpassed $4,300 But 99.98% of World’s Capital is On The Sidelines

Bitcoin Surpassed $4,300 But 99.98% of World’s Capital is On The Sidelines

On August 14, the price of bitcoin surpassed the $4,300 mark, achieving yet another new all-time high. Amidst a strong week-long rally triggered by the rising tension between the US and North Korea, increasing demand from institutional investors and the hotly anticipated activation of Segregated Witness, the bitcoin dominance index recovered to 50 percent, as […]

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