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Why Crypto Can Be Your Next Career Move?
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The last two years of the pandemic took a wrecking toll on the global markets. Moreover, conflicts like the Ukraine war have also kept the world markets uncertain. Yet, a few things are captivating the world’s attention towards it; they are Web3, blockchain, and cryptocurrency. …

D-Core Weekly Crypto Market Insights
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Another bad week for Bitcoin—the eighth in a row—although this is relatively better than what we have seen in the previous ones. A situation that reflects what is happening in the global financial markets and that could be reversed if something important happens. On the…

MetaMask To Launch Its Own Token and DAO
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The popular Ethereum wallet “MetaMask” is officially launching its token, as confirmed by ConsenSys CEO Joseph Lubin. The team will also reportedly launch a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) for funding the wallet.   What is MetaMask?MetaMask is a crypto wallet software that depends on the Ethereum…

Bitcoin Cashback Arrives In Israel with 2 Credit Card Providers
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It might not be a great time for the Bitcoin and crypto markets, but behind the scenes, worldwide adoption is proceeding at an unprecedented speed.   While the crypto market pulls the oars into the boat, there are some excellent signals coming from across the…

The Need To Discuss Stablecoins All Over Again
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Over the past few weeks, the rapid downfall of one of the biggest US dollar-pegged stablecoins, Terra USD, slammed the crypto market. In the fallout of the UST debacle, other stablecoins also started losing their respective pegs and few saw significant levels of redemption, seeking…

Crypto Industry Giants Co-launch Chainabuse to Help Users Fight Crypto Fraud
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TRM Labs – the industry leader in blockchain intelligence solutions, has recently announced the launch of Chainabuse. But what is Chainabuse? It is the world’s first multi-chain, online community crypto scam reporting tool. This tool aims to make individuals aware of the crypto market scams,…

Pnkfrg Nets $3 Million Investment
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Yes, crypto-themed gaming is still in its infancy, but it is definitely a thriving industry. And what we’re about to tell you is a clear demonstration of what we have ahead of us. Pnkfrg has received 3 million dollars in funding for a mobile game…

Are Crypto Mining Operations Really Banned In China?
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Even though Bitcoin trading and mining are illegal in China, the country remains a Bitcoin mining superpower, reveals a new study. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) prepared and recently released its annual research. In the report, they have presented a virtual globe map…

How NFT Ticketing Could Disrupt a $30bn Industry
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Today’s sale of concert tickets goes through a very antiquated system that has been creating a lot of problems in a number of industries such as entertainment and sports. Non-Fungible tokens are promising to revolutionize this market by eliminating touting and counterfeiting.   According to…

Blockchain Gaming Thrives As Crypto Market Dives
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There has been a drop recorded in cryptocurrency prices these days. Despite this market fall, the blockchain gaming industry is thriving at its best. The ability to obtain prizes while playing games has become the main selling point of blockchain games. In the last week,…

El Salvador To Host A 44-Nation Bitcoin Gathering
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El Salvador President Bukele is holding a 44-nation gathering today to discuss various issues, including Bitcoin. On late Sunday night, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele announced on Twitter that 32 central banks and 12 financial authorities from 44 countries will meet on Monday, May 16, to discuss…

Is There Hope For Terra? Terra Ecosystem Revival Plan
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The LUNA collapse has become the largest crash in crypto history, wiping over $20 Billion off the ecosystem’s TVL. But with so much already lost in the span of a mere week, is there still hope? Terra Luna has a plan to bring the project…

Emirates Accepts Bitcoin
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Emirates Airlines—the largest airline in the United Arab Emirates—will begin accepting Bitcoin payments to purchase its tickets. The airline has not yet announced when the service will be operational, but the news is extremely interesting. The company is also planning to launch NFTs and a…

Proof of Work vs Proof of Stake And Their Differences
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The validity of transactions in cryptocurrency trading is ensured by Proof of Work and Proof of Stake blockchain consensus models. Proof of Work solves complex cryptographic mathematical equations using computing power. On the other hand, Proof of Stake mines the digital coins for the right…

First Crypto ETFs To Launch In Australia
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It was perhaps not the optimal timing, but the first Bitcoin Spot ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) in Australia has officially begun trading, which means that the ETF will purchase directly from the Bitcoin market instead on the derivative markets.   The fight with the local…

Is LUNA Dump A Forced Economic Hit?
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The crypto market is highly volatile. It can give you crazy returns as well as push you into the dump in a second. Recently, something similar happened when the cryptocurrency LUNA reached historic lows. Its price has dropped 90% from its all-time highs.  What makes…

El Salvador President Unveils Bitcoin City
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Following his recent millionaire bitcoin purchase, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele posted about Bitcoin City, an idea that could eventually become the world’s main financial hub centered around Bitcoin. Although he showed the world some very futuristic renderings of what the city would look like,…

Can Instagram Fuel Polygon’s Growth?
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Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp among others, had been showing signs of entering into non-fungible tokens for a while now. So, when Mark Zuckerberg as well as Ryan Watt, the CEO of Polygon Studios announced their partnership via Twitter, it didn’t…

D-Core Weekly Crypto Market Insights
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The beginning of this week has been very harsh on investors in the crypto space. Massive liquidations occurred as stocks also started to plunge in very low areas, with the S&P 500 index losing 3.2% on Monday and the Nasdaq index losing 4.3%. The most…

Madonna and Beeple Launch Exclusive NFT Collection
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Does Madonna understand the true potential of blockchain technology? The pop culture’s icon was seen buying non-fungible tokens in March. She surprised her followers when she bought an NFT of a tattooed ape from the Bored Ape Yacht Club. This digital currency was worth $560,000…

Sony Partners With Theta Labs to Launch 3D NFT
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Korean blockchain company Theta Labs announced it’s launching 3D NFTs to be used with Sony’s Spatial Reality Display, a tablet that leverages technologies like augmented reality and 3D and is equipped with a sensor that follows users’ eye movements. According to Theta, the Display will…

Instagram set to support NFTs
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One of the biggest social networks, Instagram has confirmed it is actively exploring Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) issued on Ethereum, Polygon, Solana, and Flow. Meta, the parent company of Instagram is expected to make an official announcement on this as early as next week.   Popular…

Crypto In The Lap Of Luxury
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Crypto is only growing in use and it is due to changes in consumer habits within the luxury digital space. The crypto industry is becoming increasingly mainstream, especially with the big hype around NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) since 2021.   Since the pandemic, a growing number of…

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Businesses can benefit a lot from the blockchain industry but to gain the potential of the future blockchain economy, they must act immediately.    Most experts believe that blockchain is a technology that can revolutionize the world. A lot of people in the corporate world…

Metaverse Collaboration with Roblox and Spotify
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Metaverse has attracted a lot of buzz lately, after the grand announcement of Facebook’s ambition to integrate the blockchain gaming industry with it. However, most gamers know that the metaverse has been around for a long time.    One such example is the game Roblox…

BAYC's Otherside mint burns over $150 million in Gas fees
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The Mint That Broke Ethereum It’s been a wild year for the BAYC, and this year has only just gotten started! Earlier on Saturday 30th April, Yuga Labs (the Creators of Bored Ape Yacht Club) finally opened the long-awaited land sale for their new ‘Otherside’…

How to Avoid Scams On Telegram
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The crypto world is interesting and profitable. Thus, most people want to learn about the niche and connect with the community. Telegram is one of the best places for crypto enthusiasts to share tips and knowledge.  Recently, Telegram even announced its partnership with TON where…

Finding Accurate Information On The Blockchain
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With the amount of data that is made available daily, it can be quite daunting to identify and collect the right information surrounding blockchain projects. Blockchain can greatly add value to any platform – it also offers benefits such as speeding up transactions, greater transparency…

How does purchasing work in the Metaverse?
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The tech world is brimming with excitement because of new developments in technology like blockchain and metaverse. The virtual universe with a metaverse has a lot of potentials and one of the news suggests that a company called Republic Realm bought a US$4.3 Million plot…

Best NFT Games In 2022
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If you are a gamer entering the NFT space, then you are in for a treat. More interestingly, what makes these games a lot more unique is that they are backed with blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. While NFT games are at their infancy stages, what…

Optimism Launches new Governance Model with Token Airdrop
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Decentralized Finance, DeFi for short, has shown incredible growth over the last year, taking center-stage in the crypto boom. DeFi has grown from just being a ‘hot word’ into a complex array of systems on the blockchain, allowing users to execute transactions without the use…

Legal adoption of Bitcoin by the Central African Republic
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Cryptocurrencies have created a storm in the financial sector. Most people have adopted it with open arms and a few countries have also made it legal. The latest country to adopt Bitcoin as a legal tender is the Central African Republic. The first nation to…

4 Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs and more stolen in BAYC Instagram Hack
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The biggest NFT collection falls prey to the biggest threat on the market – again. This is the second Phishing Attack on BAYC this month after its Discord Account was compromised at the start of April. This time though, hackers went after their Instagram account.…

Dogecoin surges after Elon's Twitter Takeover
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Cryptocurrencies have shaken the technology and finance sector. A lot of developers created cryptocurrencies and some even experimented and developed a light-hearted alternative like Dogecoin.   It was considered an amusing meme coin and loved by the community. It had a relatively low value until…

Elon Twitter Takeover
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Elon Musk, the self-proclaimed DOGEfather, is officially on the cusp of owning Twitter. After beating around the idea for a bit, Twitter officially announced in a press release that it entered into a “definitive agreement to be acquired by an entity wholly owned by Elon…

Blockchain In Marketing
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Blockchain is the newest marketing kid on the block and it has emerged as an industry disrupter. It is a technology that has changed the dynamics of the financial sector with cryptocurrency but its potential just does not end there.    Blockchain can add value…

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Non-fungible tokens, commonly known as NFTs, are being pushed back from the artistic community that does many NFT designs. Artists have sold many non-fungible tokens, which has shaken the art world and created opportunities for artists and content creators. It has paved the way, as…

Polkadot Coin
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Polkadot is a blockchain which intends to bring together several blockchains in one ecosystem. It is based on the interoperability protocol which means that it has the ability to operate in conjunction with other information systems. It can further encompass communication protocols, software applications, hardware…

How blockchain gaming is changing the way we invest
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The Gaming industry is growing faster than ever before. These days being online just for fun is no longer the primary drive. As the saying goes, time is money and players have certainly taken notice that they are making a big investment in virtual experiences…

‘World’s First’ crypto backed payment card – by Nexo
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Crypto lender Nexo said has teamed up with Mastercard to launch the world’s first “crypto-backed” payment card. This latest move by crypto and binding of such financial networks to join forces as digital assets will be exceptional. Nexo stated that the card will be made…

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Inflation is on the rise, and investors are searching for hedges. It seems like we cannot escape the coming inflationary storm. In such times, investors often turn to commodities, in particular gold, which has a long history as an inflation hedge. More recently, some traders…

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While Europe is lagging behind the global average for crypto adoption, European countries were the most “curious” in the world to learn about crypto. According to a global survey conducted by cryptocurrency platform Gemini, around 17 percent of Europeans have embraced cryptocurrencies. As compared to…

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The World Wide Web is the primary tool used by billions of people to share, read, and write information to interact with other people via the internet. The World Wide Web has made much progress since its advent. Today, we are seeing the next step…

Epic Games Teams up with LEGO Group
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The LEGO group and Epic games teamed up to build a place for kids to play in the Metaverse. Epic Games recently shared an official blog post to announce the long-term partnership with the LEGO group. The digital experience will enable kids to virtually build…

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Terra is a blockchain network built by the company Terraform Labs that offers decentralized price stable cryptocurrency designed for global adoption. The Terra stablecoin is backed by LUNA, a decentralized asset that derives its value from transaction fees collected throughout the Terra network.   A…

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The Beauty of Digital Art NFTs are one-of-a-kind cryptographic tokens that represent digital artwork. The opportunities offered by technology to promote free expression and autonomy for artists are the key drivers in the new world of NFTs. Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are digital assets commonly associated…

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Social media affects everything in the modern digital world, from individuals’ daily lives to what’s hot in a particular industry. It plays a vital role in our lives, and we’ve reached a stage where if something isn’t trending on a social media platform like Twitter,…

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Intel has launched “Intel Blockscale ASIC”, a new second generation Bitcoin mining chip. This chip is focused on sustainability with the energy consumption being only 26 J/TH (Joules per TeraHash). Hash rate measures how quickly a miner can generate answers to Bitcoin’s next block, while…

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NFTs have exploded in its popularity. If you are even scarcely active on the internet, you must have heard of NFTs. That’s because they’re everywhere and some are selling for millions of dollars.    With over $174 million having been spent on NFTs since 2017,…

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  In one of the biggest heists in the history of Defi, hackers stole cryptocurrency worth almost $625 million from a blockchain project linked to popular online game Axie Infinity. Ronin, a blockchain network that lets users transfer crypto in and out of the game,…

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  Ronin Network is used to power one of the most popular blockchain video games in the world – Axie Infinity, which uses non-fungible tokens (NFTs). This may be the largest exploit in the history of Defi. Bottom of Form According to a blog post…

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  Everyone from individual users to big corporations is talking about the Metaverse. The craze of the Metaverse is real, so much so that even Facebook rebranded to Meta to be relevant in the space.    At first thought, the hype around the Metaverse seems…

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  During a panel discussion at the Southeast Asia event, representatives of Singapore and Cambodia’s central banks expressed interest in CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currencies) as crypto adoption grows among the young generation. “Southeast Asia has been a very fertile ground for digital payment innovation.…

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The president of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, has warned cryptocurrency firms from doing anything that will aid Russians in avoiding the imposed sanctions.   While speaking at the Bank for International Settlements’ Innovation Summit, Lagarde also called out cryptocurrency service providers. She said…

top cryptocurrency in 2022
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We do not claim to know what the top cryptocurrency in 2022 will be when the year ends.  After all, how could we? Analyzing cryptocurrencies takes a lot of work (it’s impossible to review all of them), involves lots of uncertainty, and relies on third…

nft stocks
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For obvious reasons, figuring out how to invest in NFT stocks and tokens is at the top of many investors’ 2022 checklists.  Although NFTs have been around since 2014, the concept broke into the mainstream in 2021, disrupting multiple industries, especially the art world. And,…

yingyang
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The DeFi industry has grown dramatically. Long gone are the ancient days of 2015, when MakerDAO, the first DeFi protocol, went live on Ethereum. Lots of things have changed since 2015, and different protocols with billions in TVL have sprouted across various smart contract blockchains,…

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Decentralized autonomous organizations are all the rage in the crypto sphere today.  Similar to Bitcoin’s status as Internet-native money, DAOs are spearheading Web3’s charge against the traditional world, becoming the freshest and arguably most successful internet-native human coordination tool. Typically via governance tokens that act…

blockchain city
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It’s been twelve years since Bitcoin’s white paper was published. Cryptocurrencies currently have a market capitalization of over $1.5 trillion (3 trillion at their peak), but they are yet to become adopted by the mainstream. Therefore, the concept of a blockchain city might seem odd…

how high can polygon matic go
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As Polygon is adopted by an ever-growing sector of the DeFi ecosystem, more than one investor has the same question about their token: How high can Polygon MATIC go? Now, this isn’t an easy question to answer: For one, the network has recently faced several…

gamefi crypto
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For those not used to video games, the GameFi crypto sector exploding as it currently is might seem surprising. Suddenly, we see some of the biggest funds and investors in the world zooming in on crypto games, convinced of their potential. In this article, we’ll…

terra blockchain
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2021 saw the Terra blockchain surprisingly become the #1 competitor of Ethereum in Total Value locked in DeFi protocols. Surpassing Binance’s Smart Chain, Terra hit second place in TVL by contributing a significant amount to decentralized stablecoin minting, a field of great interest for those…

Elon Musk featured image
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If you’re somewhat new to the crypto industry, knowing the involvement of Tesla’s CEO in this space, you might have at some point thought that there must be an Elon Musk cryptocurrency, that is, one created by the rocket man himself, out there. Upon looking,…

tezos ecosystem
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Hindsight is 20/20. Can you imagine traveling back in time and becoming a power user/investor for all the DeFi, NFTs, fungible tokens and decentralized products used in crypto every day before they catch up? Well, that is exactly what investors all over the world are…

how to invest in defi
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Figuring out how to invest in DeFi is on top of every investor’s 2022 goals, and this is for a good reason. Amongst fears of inflation, low interest rates and the ghost of COVID-related economic hits, it doesn’t seem like the interest in trustless, permissionless…

what is metaverse
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Oh, you didn’t know the word Metaverse is 30 years old? Or that 1992 was precisely 30 years ago? Well, we might have a fascinating tale to tell you. In 1992, the Sci-fi novel Snow Crash by author Neal Stephenson introduced the concept of a…

Crypto crash omicron article Featured image
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South African scientists took the world by surprise this November 24th, announcing that the recent rise in COVID cases in the country was due to a newly identified COVID strain, the now called “Omicron” variant. As with all new variants, all that was known at…

defi 2.0
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It was just about time we started hearing of something relatively novel such as Decentralized Finance reaching a “DeFi 2.0” stage. After all, what’s a better incentive to innovate than having money pumped left and right into your industry?   As a term at least,…

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It’s been ages since we last dedicated an article exclusively to a project. Recently, we covered a few on our DeFi 2.0 article, but we have yet to cover a specific one. So, why have we decided to change this for RUNE THORChain?   Well,…

Featured image Crypto Crowdfunding
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Crypto crowdfunding is hardly a novelty This trend, which started with the birth of the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and has helped the crypto-punk of the world raise billions of dollars to fulfil their visions, is also projected to grow further in the next few…

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Amongst the many, MANY crypto asset classes that exist today, stablecoins are some of the ones that spend more time under the spotlight. Stablecoin interest rates, the reserves backing them, their regulatory status, and many other challenges surrounding them garner a lot of interest from…

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Are you trying to figure out what is the best crypto to buy now? We’ve all fantasized about going back in time (the best time to buy cryptocurrency or even to purchase Bitcoin is often the past, after all!), mining or purchasing a few coins,…

defi robots
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DeFi (short for “decentralized finance”) refers to financial services that are fully decentralized, i.e. constituted of code on public blockchains, the main one of them being Ethereum. We are still in DeFi’s infancy, which is palpable through the growth level of basic tools such as…

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If you’ve been around the crypto industry for longer than a few months, you probably understand the Bitcoin ETFs hype cycle. Usually, a well-known fund or capital firm announces it’s either about to launch or apply for a Bitcoin ETF. This causes tremendous hype and…

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Every day, somebody new learns about this space and decides to take their first steps into it… that is, to become a blockchain backer. As a research firm in the blockchain ecosystem, we’re always pleasantly surprised to see the masses of new capital firms, private…

NFT Gaming Featured Image
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CryptoPunks, one of the collections with the highest price floor, are computer-generated.   Many individuals and investors (whether they’re into NFT gaming or not) fail to see much real value in the current prices of non-fungible tokens. After all, detractors may argue, digital art that…

Crypto Regulation Featured Image
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Ok, probably you SHOULD expect China to ban crypto, based solely on the fact that they do so every now and then. No biggie. However, if you are interested in crypto regulation, you may have noticed that the waters have been… strangely calm lately. The…

Ethereum Future Featured image
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It has been a great week for one of crypto believer’s favorite currencies. In fact, it very well could be that the History books in the Ethereum future will recap some of the latest happenings as foundation-building. While some crypto community members remain skeptical about…

nft
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The NFT mania is back at the top of its game, and we’re sure you have thought about jumping at it. Hell, some mornings, one does feel like rolling out of bed and picking up a 1.2 ETH picture of a stickman to make a…

future of blockchain technology
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Great minds are walking the Earth right now, believing that blockchain technology is the most significant innovation seen by Humanity ever since the Internet itself. Some think that the future of blockchain technology is the future of all of Humanity and that it’s just a…

Investment Checklist Featured Image
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Ah, the crypto life. You wake up one day, tired of being poor. You remember you overheard a panel of people talking about Bitcoin on CNN last week. You type in “best crypto to invest in” on Google, and, after scrambling to find your credit…

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Did you ever hear about the cypherpunk manifesto or the crypto community’s values? Did you ever wonder why most people in the crypto industry fit a similar profile? For an outsider, it’s easy to think that the blockchain industry, originating thanks to cryptocurrency, is mainly…

blockchain interoperability
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It’s almost the end of 2021. And, as we continue to see the tech world increasingly caring about and embracing the importance of blockchain technology, there is one need within our space that stands out: The call for interoperable solutions. In particular, for blockchain solutions…

Crypto Crash Featured Image
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Your hopes and dreams in one picture. So far, however, Bitcoin has always recovered! (Picture from Bitcoin’s 2011 flash crash.)   A crypto crash is nothing to be afraid of. Ever since 2012, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, Bitcoin has crashed by at least 80%…

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Why don’t we have a decentralized social media platform already? Whenever we hear about the latest deplatforming on Twitter, abuse of power by Facebook, or unfair rule upheld by Youtube, we know that the armies of crypto enthusiasts will utter a cry to get a…

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It’s not every day that we have a chance to take a head-first dive into the many different types of tokens there are. However, given that we just published our 2021 Institutional Blockchain Investment Guide, we thought it could be good to go deep into…

crypto community
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So, you want to learn how to research blockchain projects. And, of course, you’re not going to settle into looking at your screen for five hours per project, are you? A common trend we’ve noticed with first-time investors in the crypto markets is that they…

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You never know what the tides might bring. And, although they might seem obvious in retrospect, red flags (in crypto and in life) have a way to be where you less think to look for them. Through the many eras of our industry, we’ve seen…

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Have you ever read the word scalability in a blockchain context without fully understanding what it means? Are you able to fully explain why and how existing blockchains should scale? If your answer to any of these questions was a no, you might want to…

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One thing that you can only enjoy within the blockchain industry is our general sense of hope. If you ask a crypto believer, they’ll tell you that, regardless of the current state of our economies, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology can (and will) be of great…

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If you are like most of us at the D-CORE remote office, you likely aren’t a fan of the current global regime of tech giants. Be it Twitter, Amazon, Facebook, Google, or even Tesla; they probably represent something that you’d rather see less of in…

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Ah, the good old due diligence. You either love to do it or dread it with passion. If you’re not familiar with the term, due diligence is the work of investigating, auditing, or review performed to confirm facts or details of a matter under consideration.…

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Every second, the proverbial Internet cloud hums as terabytes of new information get uploaded into it.  The Internet age has produced an undisputed amount of benefits for each one of us. However, the never-ending stream of information deriving from online and traditional media, social media,…

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Approaching blockchain with a scientific mindset In 2016, UCL announced its commitment to becoming the leading global research hub focussed on Blockchain technologies. The UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies was founded to research the effects of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) in socio-economic systems and to…

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2021 might be the year you started hearing about Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)… and you will likely continue to. Sometimes called decentralized autonomous corporations (DACs), the term DAO refers to organizations represented by a transparent set of rules encoded on the blockchain. These autonomous organizations…

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Our last article about Decentralized Finance (DeFi) explored the concepts and ideas that make this emerging trend remarkably attractive as the evolution of Traditional Finance (TradFi). This time around, we’ll talk about one of the most critical tools in the DeFi belt: Decentralized Crypto Exchanges,…

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Ever since blockchain technology’s financial applications transcended internet forums, there has been a growing interest in understanding and utilising it. This interest, surprisingly, can be either of an academic (in mathematics, politics, and philosophy) or a financial (for investing, reinvention of Finance, and creating new…

blockchain research and cryptocurrency miners
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If you’re in Finance, you’ve likely been following the adoption of cryptocurrencies by financial firms worldwide. You’ve also probably noticed that their proponents argue that Bitcoin is just the tip of the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) iceberg.  DeFi is an incredibly diverse, crazily entertaining space. However,…

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Have you ever been confused by the different acronyms used by crypto projects? Have you ever wondered how these projects manage to raise millions (and sometimes even billions!) of dollars to launch? Just like every tech startup, crypto and blockchain projects are expensive to launch…

Finding blockchain and cryptocurrency advisors guide
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If you’re reading this article, chances are that you’re a “builder”; the crypto word for people testing new ideas, launching products, and paving the way towards technologic adoption.  Builders are a different breed: For starters, if you’re one of them, you might see the constant…

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Our mission to further the development of the blockchain space keeps moving forward! This 2020, we started the year by launching our MVP: The first couple of reports generated by a distributed team of researchers using the D-CORE platform and methodology were a statement to…

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Paypal is the 30th largest bank in the United States when it comes to deposits. In the 2000s, as we all remember, Paypal, now thoroughly ingrained into the lifestyle and knowledge of everyone that uses online payments, became a synonym with online money. At that…

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Running a crypto exchange is, effectively, a big job. Many factors, amongst which we can count supporting traders around the world 24/7, protecting sensitive data, and navigating a highly-volatile market, weigh on the shoulders of those that adventure on this mission.  So, to learn more…

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As detailed in our previous article, the European Commission released a framework, dubbed as the Digital finance package, intending to regulate Cryptocurrency industry and boost its financial competitiveness and become a global standard-setter in this field. Last week’s article described what the EU’s new effort to…

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The European Commission, on the 24th of September 2020, adopted a new framework called the Digital Finance Package. This framework includes a Digital Finance Strategy, Legislative proposals on crypto-assets, a Retail Payments Strategy and Legislative proposals on digital operational resilience.  This is part of Europe’s effort…

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As members of the blockchain community, we often hear about organisations around the world that are dedicated to developing, studying, and promoting this technology and its use cases. These organisations don’t often get the same press that private companies do, despite their sometimes impressive boards…

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Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, and the new financial revolution have brought a novel idea to the forefront of our minds: It is now possible to transact seamlessly across the globe within a distributed, peer-to-peer network.    However, this is easier said than done. It is, indeed, possible…

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Have you ever wondered what exactly goes on in the heads of blockchain entrepreneurs?  As we prepared to interview Chris R. Dawe, CEO of Effect AI, many questions came to mind: How does it feel like to see your token’s price spike over ten times its…

First things first: What is D-CORE? D-CORE is the world’s first genuinely decentralised collaborative academic effort, bringing people from the crypto, academia, business, technology, finance, and legal worlds together. With your help, we can bring institutional-grade blockchain research to life, while sharing the rewards a…

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Don’t trust, verify!    This famous phrase has been adopted as a motto by the blockchain community to showcase this technology’s key fundamentals: Transparency, trustability, and immutability of information.    Innovation done right.   In a world where every institution and company wants to be…

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There are always rumours about big names getting into blockchain. Crypto news sites are constantly overflowing with articles about the likes of Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, etc. jumping behind this new, revolutionary technology. This level of enthusiasm, of course, is not without reason: Enthusiasts within…

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The original whitepaper for Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency, pioneer of blockchain technology, and world-changing concept, stated the intention very clearly: Bitcoin meant a digital alternative for cash. Eleven years later, however, Bitcoin is still everything but cash (for most).    Bitcoin, for some, is a…

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What do the blockchain, the Internet, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) have in common?    Leaving their world-changing potential aside, a quick Google (or, better, ICOBench) search will reveal that companies all over the world have tried to stick the name…

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There are three categories (both in prestige and market capitalisation) of currencies in crypto land: There’s Bitcoin, then Ethereum, and then the rest. Ethereum’s wild success surpassed every possible expectation or prediction from an early stage, becoming a semi-permanent holder of the second place in…

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Bitcoin is undergoing one of its characteristic, unexpected price surges. With a 10%+ increase in the last 24 hours (going over the $11,000 barrier that augurs a bull run), the excitement in the market is palpable.    The famous cryptocurrency has been through all kinds…

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If you have been following cryptocurrencies during 2020, you know that most conversations revolve around Decentralised Finance (DeFi) products and tokens these days.   And, with DeFi bringing consistent green candles to crypto charts for the first time since summer 2019, a new trend has…

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Rare things have always fascinated human beings. Our ancestors would collect unique stones, mirrors, or even fruits (cacao was used as currency by the Aztecs!) and use them as symbols of status, wealth, and value, to ultimately impress and influence each other.    Without a…

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For as long as financial markets have existed, investors have wanted to diversify their assets as much as possible. However, there have always been natural, economic, and practical barriers preventing this. In one hand, a house, as big, historical, and luxurious as it could be,…

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Since cryptocurrencies reached the eye of the mainstream media and commentators, long-term investors and users have theorised about the impact that the entrance of institutional investors could have on the crypto market.    In particular, many users will recall the Bitcoin and Ethereum ETF saga,…

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In the past, we’ve written about the DeFi ecosystem and its potential to be everything investors ever wanted cryptocurrency/blockchain Finance to be. With the ever-stronger Ethereum network driving what seems like new life to the ecosystem, one question arises: Is the DeFi market mature enough…

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It was only a matter of time till Reddit became crypto reddit. Reddit is the quintessential Internet dream: A startup founded in 2005 by two young entrepreneurs that went on to raise $100,000 in seed funding in its first year, got acquired by circa $20…

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The main drawback for institutional and non-retail investors to enter the blockchain/DLT industry is the amount and diversity of information and time it requires. Just as in the VC ecosystem, seriously investing in blockchain requires countless hours researching and conducting diligence, on top of the…

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D-CORE is pleased to make our MVP announcement…today! After 18 months of development, we today go live with the world’s first genuinely distributed research platform targeting institutional investors. Our unique offering utilises the blockchain to the source, curate and produce actionable reports that investors can…

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Decentralisation, the great promise of blockchain technology, has taken a new leap with Decentralised Finance (DeFi). This technology-fueled industry that encompasses over $1 Billion locked in crypto assets has uncovered an entirely new use case for blockchain technology. Furthermore, it has expanded the horizons of…

Finance has, traditionally, been slow to innovate. As the world grows and gets disrupted and reinvented by new technologies, financial firms –ranging from those offering financial advice to international banks — seem to lag behind the pack when it comes to adopting new business and…

Unique challenges = Exciting times. Our world, abruptly and repeatedly transformed by technology and information, is the perfect place to get motion sickness and paralysis by analysis. While some trends resurface and others emerge, standard advice and directives seem to contradict each other in the…

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There’s both science and art to the D-CORE method. On one side, we aim to perfect our processes to provide the most unbiased, accurate reports and recommendations that we can. On the other, we expect to do this by honouring the principles of decentralisation and…

The Opportunity The DLT (decentralised ledger technology) field can be incredibly lucrative for those who know how to invest into it. This space, which covers the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries, among others, can compare to the early days of the Internet when it comes to…