BLOCKCHAIN FOR NEWBIES
It's quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more that just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day .
Can the security, efficiency, and speed of blockchain technology be as transformative to business and individuals as the internet? Some analysts see blockchain having the power to reorder and transform everyday transactions for both businesses and individuals.
We have been conducting a longitudinal study of the state of cryptocurrency networks, including Bitcoin and Ethereum. We have just made public our results from our study spanning 2015 to 2017, in a peer-reviewed paper about to be presented at the upcoming Financial Cryptography and Data Security conference in February
Here are some highlights from our findings.
It can be both exciting and intimidating when first getting into cryptocurrencies. I asked people in the crypto community to share the one thing they wish someone had told them when they first got into cryptocurrencies. Hopefully the following consolidated list will be helpful for those that are looking to go down the crypto rabbit hole.
Cryptocurrency aficionados are familiar with the concept of BitShares. This particular project offers a wide variety of financial services in a decentralized manner. More specifically, there’s a big focus on decentralized exchanges and banking on the blockchain.
Days before I began writing this piece, I finished Ray Dalio’s book Principles. Besides being rather principled in my personal and investing life (the former informs the latter), I thought it would be fun to publish principles of my own, albeit those on investing in cryptoassets.