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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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Reddit is the early Internet’s dream: A startup founded in 2005 by two young entrepreneurs that went on to raise $100,000 in seed funding in its first year, get acquired by circa $20 Million the very next one, and grow up to $3 billion in…

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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 announce the launch of our MVP…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…

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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…