Roland Antonides, CFA
Roland Antonides, CFA
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  • A run-down of at least 10 surprising ways companies are using blockchain. But, of course, this technology is still in its infancy, so keep watching this space! 
  • Hopefully a regulatory and security framework will evolve that takes into account the lifecycle of cryptonetworks, and incents strong teams with working open source code over ones with empty promises.
  • A group of European banks has announced that they have completed a series of cross-border financial trades through a jointly developed blockchain platform.
  • For now, non-state backed cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are a lifeline for Venezuelans. If the government does not improve the economic situation, it is likely to remain that way.
10 Surprising Ways Companies Are Using Blockchain
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10 Surprising Ways Companies Are Using Blockchain

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Analogies, the Big Picture, and Considerations for Regulating Crypto
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Analogies, the Big Picture, and Considerations for Regulating Crypto

Given all the activity, hype, and yes, the quality range of ICOs (initial coin offerings), many U.S. regulators have been thoughtfully considering how best to protect consumers from bad actors whil…

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Banks Conduct Cross-Border Trades on IBM-Powered Blockchain Platform - CoinDesk
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Banks Conduct Cross-Border Trades on IBM-Powered Blockchain Platform - CoinDesk

We.trade, the blockchain-based financial trade platform jointly developed by nine European banks, has completed first live cross-border transactions.

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In Venezuela, Bitcoin Is a Lifeline
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In Venezuela, Bitcoin Is a Lifeline

Here in Venezuela, where we are in the midst of a political and economic crisis, cryptocurrency is not a game. It is a safeguard of value and protection against the hyperinflation of our own currency,

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Blockchain Technology Is Set to Disrupt Every Industry — and Music Is Next
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Blockchain Technology Is Set to Disrupt Every Industry — and Music Is Next

What is happening today with cryptocurrency and blockchain technology is how I imagine the dot-com gold rush in the 90s felt.

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Half of ICOs Die Within Four Months After Token Sales Finalized
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Half of ICOs Die Within Four Months After Token Sales Finalized

About 56 percent of crypto startups that raise money through token sales die within four months of their initial coin offerings.

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Billionaire Steven Cohen Invests in Crypto Hedge Fund
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Billionaire Steven Cohen Invests in Crypto Hedge Fund

Billionaire Steven Cohen has invested in a hedge fund focusing on cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based companies, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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A $3.3 Billion Claim: Has Cardano's Blockchain 'Solved' Proof-of-Stake? - CoinDesk
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A $3.3 Billion Claim: Has Cardano's Blockchain 'Solved' Proof-of-Stake? - CoinDesk

Charles Hoskinson explains cardano's iterative approach to security, and how its interaction with academic gives it an advantage over other designs.

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These are the Top 10 Lightning Apps out right now
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These are the Top 10 Lightning Apps out right now

Here are some of my favorite Lightning apps on the market today.

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R3 Consortium Releases New ‘Version’ of Its Corda Platform for Businesses
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R3 Consortium Releases New ‘Version’ of Its Corda Platform for Businesses

R3’s Corda blockchain platform has gone commercial with a new release catering specifically to businesses.

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Cartier Owner Richemont Mulls Plan to Track Diamonds With Blockchain - CoinDesk
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Cartier Owner Richemont Mulls Plan to Track Diamonds With Blockchain - CoinDesk

A board member at Swiss luxury goods maker Richemont has said the firm will use blockchain to bring transparency to its supply chain.

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Crypto Investors Try Forming First Regulated Bank, in Malta
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Crypto Investors Try Forming First Regulated Bank, in Malta

Binance, one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges by traded value, is seeking to lay the groundwork for a new bank whose owners will be digital-coin investors.

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Cryptocurrencies Could Become Mainstream Payment Solution Within Next Decade Finds New Imp
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Cryptocurrencies Could Become Mainstream Payment Solution Within Next Decade Finds New Imp

Cryptocurrencies Could Become Mainstream Payment Solution Within Next Decade Finds New Imperial College and eToro Report

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Breakthrough: South Korea Will Officially Legalize Cryptocurrency and Blockchain-Based Ind
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Breakthrough: South Korea Will Officially Legalize Cryptocurrency and Blockchain-Based Ind

South Korea plans to categorize cryptocurrency exchanges as legal entities in a move that will lay a solid and formal foundation for the legitimacy of crypto and blockchain technology. The South Korea

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CryptoKitties to Debut Mobile App on HTC's Flagship Phone - CoinDesk
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CryptoKitties to Debut Mobile App on HTC's Flagship Phone - CoinDesk

CryptoKitties will first roll out its new mobile application on select HTC devices by the end of this year.

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DappRadar - Ranked list of blockchain dapps
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DappRadar - Ranked list of blockchain dapps

DappRadar provides information and insights about all the existing dapps! At the tap of your finger, find the most successful and used decentralized games, casinos, and marketplaces, among others.

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