Category: Analysis

Blockchain Technology and IP protection

How Blockchain Technology Can Protect Intellectual Property

Chances are you’ll have first heard the term ‘blockchain’ in relation to Bitcoin and the slew of other emerging cryptocurrencies that are getting a lot of investors and financiers very excited. Developed in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto (a shadowy figure...

/ September 27, 2017
Quantum Computing Mining Bitcoin

Bitcoin Mining in the Age of Quantum Computing

Bitcoin mining has already become an expensive and complicated affair. As the difficulty rates have adjusted, the machines required in order to mine the new Bitcoin have had to advanced beyond mere GPUs on home PCs to ASICs developed by...

/ September 27, 2017
ICO Regulation in Asia after China

How the ICO Regulatory Framework May Change in Asia

When China implemented a ban on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) at the beginning of September, cryptocurrency markets across the globe took a heavy tumble. This prompted many to speculate that the game was very much up for these rogue new...

/ September 26, 2017
Digital Identities on the Blockchain

Digital Identities and the Blockchain

We exist in two formats. In today’s developed world there is our physical self and our digital self and each needs the other to survive. To some this may sound a little dystopian but it’s essentially a situation we have...

/ September 25, 2017
BlockChain and Healthcare

How Blockchain Technology Can Revolutionise the Healthcare Sector

Healthcare is no doubt an important issue. Let us take a look at some important statistics. The UK is predicted to spend £147 billion on healthcare in 2018, equating to roughly 18% of GDP. If this seems a staggering figure...

/ September 22, 2017
Gambling in the Age of Cryptocurrencies

Gambling in the Age of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain

A slew of headlines have recently cast light upon the underhand and downright dishonest practices of online betting sites. Nobody will have felt particularly sorry for the top brass at 888.com when the company was fined a record £7.8 million...

/ September 21, 2017
Can Blockchain Simplify Share Ownership?

Can Blockchain Simplify Share Ownership?

Rights to ownership are important documents for nearly every asset. When you purchase a house, the deeds are in your name. When you buy a car you get the licence and ownership record is set in your name. With shares,...

/ September 20, 2017
Jamie Dimon Disses Bitcoin

Why JP Morgan Boss’ Views on Bitcoin Don’t Add Up

Jamie Dimon, CEO of investment bank JP Morgan, seemed to be enjoying himself when he addressed the Delivering Alpha conference in New York last week. He had Bitcoin in his sights and it would seem that he isn’t the cryptocurrency’s...

/ September 19, 2017
Why So Much Bitcoin Mining Concentrated in China

Why so much Bitcoin Mining is Concentrated in China

It is no secret that China is in by far the most dominant position when it comes to Bitcoin mining. Currently, China accounts for about 71% of the mining hash power in the world. This comes down to simple economics...

/ September 18, 2017

How Blockchain Can Streamline Supply Chains

It seems like blockchain is everywhere you look at the moment. Analysts are talking breathlessly about its potential impact on global finance, whilst there is an ever-increasing confidence in its ability to fight cyber crime and fraud. And then of...

/ September 15, 2017