Category: Blockchain

FTSE 100 gains outstrip Bitcoin – has the crypto market finally calmed down?

Written by Tom

22 May 2018

FTSE 100 gains outstrip Bitcoin – has the crypto market finally calmed down?

When I used to work on the equity trading floor of a large investment bank, the FTSE 100 was our bellwether. Significant market news would move the index and it was exciting to see. This was demonstrated in March this year, when tariffs were announced in the US it sparked concerns over a potential trade […]

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Sierra Leone’s fake blockchain election

Written by Tom

15 March 2018

Sierra Leone’s fake blockchain election

Last week, it was announced that Sierra Leone had a blockchain election. And then it was announced that it did not. The company at the heart of this was Agora, who had claimed to run part of the election on the blockchain, when they were really only running a POC on the side. It was a shambles […]

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Crypto’s rollercoaster month

Written by Tom

19 February 2018

Crypto’s rollercoaster month

It’s been quite a month for cryptocurrencies, what many took in January as a correction after December’s unsustainable highs turned into a rout, with bad news after bad news pushing cryptocurrencies down ever-further. Weighing on investors’ minds were impending bans of cryptocurrency trading in South Korea, clampdowns in China and SEC announcements and senate hearings in the US. […]

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Blockchain set to revolutionise the music industry

Written by Maria

14 January 2018

Blockchain set to revolutionise the music industry

The music streaming boom hit a particular high last year, when 61.8bn songs (over half of all consumed music) were streamed. Streaming giants such as Spotify drove a 9.5% increase in music consumption in 2017, and yet, Spotify has also been at the centre of a controversy regarding the way it compensates artists. Not only was Spotify recently sued […]

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Altcoins hit new highs fuelled by Ripples in the crypto market

Written by Tom

31 January 2017

Altcoins hit new highs fuelled by Ripples in the crypto market

On Friday, Ripple surpassed Ethereum to become the second most valuable cryptocurrency by market capitalisation where it remains now. Ripple has flown under the radar somewhat compared to Bitcoin and Ethereum, but it has some extremely high-profile backers including some of the largest investment banks. Ripple is different to Bitcoin and Ethereum, for starters it can’t be mined, and […]

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