Cryptocurrencies and their revolutionary architecture

Investment experts have often sceptically dismissed cryptocurrencies as excessively volatile. Technologists have described them as revolutionary. Who is correct? Will cryptocurrencies become a mainstream asset class? First of all, investors shouldn’t fall into the trap of confusing cryptocurrencies with the technologies that make them possible. Blockchain, the technological architecture…

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Blockchain tokens explained

People are just becoming acquainted with the idea of digital money in the form of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, where transactions are recorded on a secure distributed database called a blockchain. And now along comes a new concept: the blockchain-based token, which I’ve been following as a blockchain researcher and…

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New cryptocurrencies investment platform launched in South Africa

BitFund, a new diversified cryptocurrencies investment platform, has been launched in South Africa. It offers potential investors the opportunity to in index portfolios of more than 20 of the largest cryptocurrencies. BitFund was founded by Joshua Miltz, Jonathon Ferrer, Bradley Goldman, and Dean Joffe. “In South Africa, the only safe…

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Akon, AKoin, and the real-life Wakanda

Senegalese musician, Akon, has announced his new cryptocurrency, AKoin. More interesting is that AKoin forms an important part of Akon's plans for a "crypto city" or what he has called a "Real-life Wakanda." According to the AKoin website, the real-life Wakanda will be built on 2,000 square meters of…

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Luno's Timothy Stranex on building a cryptocurrencies exchange

Cryptocurrencies, and especially Bitcoin, have gotten a lot of bad publicity and reputation over the years. This has come as a result of them being used by some for nefarious reasons and in other cases, because their price volatility has seen many lose their money "investing" in them. Nonetheless, in…

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