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Blockchain as the Future of Social Media

If the recent events have shown us anything, it’s that the social media is increasingly moving towards personalization and freedom. And if the former is simply a natural consequence of a progressively more divided social environment (with a media landscape geared towards conflict) and algorithms designed to filter out the ‘unwanted’ content, the latter is …

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Backtesting and Simulating Crypto Currencies

If there is one thing that is missing from the cryptocurrency trading, it’s proper risk evaluation. CapchainX – crypto equity platform – has plans to rectify that. Its recent partnership with the University of Manchester is aimed at quantifying the actual risks associated with both cryptocurrencies and cryptoassets. UM’s School of Mathematics’ Senior Lecturer Dr. …

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UBS: Bet on Blockchain Tech

UBS has issued a report that addresses the surge of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. The very name of the report is pretty telling – ‘Cryptocurrencies – Beneath the bubble’. The Swiss-based global financial services company’s analysts are unanimous in their verdict – the recent rise is nothing more than a “speculative bubble”. However, the assessment …

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Cryptocurrency: Why Don’t People Spend It?

Currently, all plans to replace regular currency with cryptocurrency face one major hurdle: very few investors are actually spending it. And, as things stand, the unwillingness to part with digital funds is completely justified. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies might be best used for storing value, at least at the moment. It is also difficult to …

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Bitcoin is Investopedia’s ‘Term of the Year’

Following its meteoric rise to the forefront of our public consciousness, Bitcoin has been named the ‘Term of the Year’ by Investopedia. This is hardly surprising, considering that cryptocurrency managed to overshadow most of the events in what has been a rather tumultuous year. Financial education recourse focused on investment featured Bitcoin at the top …

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Chinese Cryptocurrency Exchanges Prosper Despite the Ban

After the fairly resent ban of the cryptocurrency transactions by the People’s Bank of China, three largest and most influential exchanges in the country – BTCC, Huobi, and OKCoin – have moved overseas, to Hong Kong. Since the September crackdown on cryptocurrency trading, these platforms seem to be doing just fine, servicing the Asian markets …

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