Category: Analysis

Northern Rock Bank Run

10 Years on: The Northern Rock Bank Run and the Argument for Cryptocurrencies

They are some of the most chilling images from the financial crash – the sight of long queues forming outside branches of Northern Rock as thousands of its customers tried desperately to rescue their savings before the bank went under....

/ September 14, 2017

Blockchain Technology and Data Protection

The recent hacking of US credit report giant Equifax, which saw the personal information of up to 143 million customers compromised, is sadly nothing new in today’s world. Massive security breaches of this kind and the subsequent exposure of customer...

/ September 13, 2017

Even if China Bans Exchanges, Trading Will Continue

Last week was indeed a period of FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Destruction) on the Crypto markets. This was mostly as a result of news out of only one country. On Monday, Chinese regulatory authorities said that they would be banning...

/ September 11, 2017
IOTA Hashing Vulnerability

The IOTA Hash Vulnerability that is Scaring Investors

For those people that were following the IOTA token price this week, they will have noticed that there were considerable downward movements on the news of a cryptographic vulnerability. The vulnerability was discovered by a team of researchers from MIT...

/ September 10, 2017
Update to Metropolis Hardfork

Update on the Ethereum Metropolis Upgrade

We recently covered some of the updates that were taken place on the Ethereum network. Known as the Metropolis hard fork, the upgrade has been long awaited and there have constantly been revisions to the roll out in both timeline...

/ September 10, 2017
Segwit Active Slow Times

SegWit has Activated, Why are Transaction Speeds the Same?

As many may know, SegWit was recently activated on the 23 August. This was the much talked about Bitcoin scaling update that would segregate the header information and hence increase the space for transaction data in the block. This scaling...

/ August 29, 2017