Category: Analysis

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
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