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What is the Web3?

Investment funds ploughed $27 billion dollars into the development of web3 technology in 2021. Much of that went into blockchain and cryptocurrency, the decentralized foundations which will power the financial incentives to continue the evolution of web3 – or the future of the internet, to give it a more readily recognisable title. But why? What is web 3.0, and why is so much money and coverage being lauded upon it? Sometimes referred to as web3, internet 3.0 (do you prefer …

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Can Blockchain Survive Mass Adoption

Can Blockchain Survive Mass Adoption? Future Perils Disclosed

Originally published on Cointelegraph.com Prediction can be a bit of a gamble. And when cryptocurrency and blockchain are involved, it wouldn’t be surprising to see people shying away from scrying experiments of any sort. Blockchain gets a bad rep because of its relation to Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency which many love to hate due to its apparently volatile value. But according to George Gilder, co-founder of the Discovery Institute in Seattle, “Blockchain is the future…it will usher in a world beyond …

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Blockchain Innovation – The Future of Payments and Borderless P2P Commerce

December 2019, I was invited to give a keynote presentation at the Next Block Conference in Bangkok, during the Thailand Blockchain Week 2019. There I spoke on the Future of Payments and Borderless P2P Commerce. It was a fun filled week and I also spoke on “Blockchain and The Future of Banking” at the World Blockchain Summit Bangkok the day before. In this article I elaborate on the topic of my 30-minute presentation to highlight the ways in which blockchain …

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Bitcoin 2020 — Blockchain’s New Year Resolutions

Originally published on Cointelegraph.com Most of us believe in the “New Year — New Me” rhetoric: I’m going to lose weight, quit smoking, eat healthy, stop being lazy, spend more time with family and whatnot. Yet, losing weight usually only turns into losing motivation instead. But then, it doesn’t really make sense to laugh at our absurdities, as we humans have plenty of them. Not when it comes to New Year’s resolutions, at least. I mean, we can mostly agree …

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Blockchain Innovation & The Future of Capital Markets

In the blockchain revolution’s ideology and in the history of global capitalism, the 2008 financial crisis is a critical juncture. It willingly offers a bedrock narrative that justifies the purpose of a decentralized digital currency that offers more trust, transparency, and one central authority that has absolute power. The fragility of the modern financial system was out in the open, one that was heavily dependent on banks and other financial institutions.  In the face of crisis, these institutions had to …

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Game of Nodes — Who Will Win the Digital Throne?

Originally Published on Cointelegraph.com The best thing about us humans is that, time and again, we come up with great ideas and new forms of technology that have the potential to change the world for the better. Yes, we go wrong at times and destroy things, wipe out entire nations… but let’s not get into that right now. The curtains on blockchain technology were raised back in 2008 in response to the global financial crisis caused by the central banks …

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2019 Blockchain and Crypto Funding Report

From traditional to STO, ICO and IEO Funding is an integral part of any startups’ journey, not only for getting projects off the ground but also for expansion. Over the last few years, funding in the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency industry has experienced the coming and going of a number of trends. For instance, the ICOs peaked in 2017, with trends continuing on to the end of 2018. As the craze for ICOs was dying down, VCs were seen investing both …

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Tokenizing Real Estate with Blockchain Technology By J.D. Salbego

Tokenizing Real Estate with Blockchain Technology

Real Estate, with its multiple stakeholders, huge financial stakes, varied and fragmented specializations, and robust regulatory frameworks, is one of the most complicated industries. Moreover, in its present state, it is rife with issues, owing to a large number of intermediaries, inefficient asset management systems, and so on. Blockchain on the other hand, is rapidly emerging as one of the most groundbreaking technology of our times, which can transform most, if not all of our existing industries. Real Estate is …

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