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Will the Gaming Industry be the Game Changer in Blockchain Adoption?

  By David Drake   Adoption of blockchain technology has been rising gradually in different sectors. Beyond the financial sector, several companies in the logistics, shipping, legal and manufacturing sector have started applying the technology to develop innovative solutions to problems they face. But it is the gaming industry that has recently emerged as a strong blockchain adopter. Increasingly, gaming […]

Why Crypto Exchange Trading Volumes are Down, but Not Out

  By David Drake   The cryptocurrency industry was largely affected in 2018 after its market capitalization dropped to $127 billion in December, from a high of $741 billion recorded at the start of the same year. Its most dominant coin, Bitcoin, shed over 74% of its value in the same period to close the year at about $3892. Similarly, […]

How Swiss Private Banks are Leading the Way in Offering Crypto-related Services

  By David Drake   Predictions of a better 2019 are rife in the crypto space as enthusiasts remain optimistic. Sonny Singh, the Chief Commercial Officer of Bitpay in a recent interview with Bloomberg predicted the possibility of bitcoin hitting highs of around $15,000 – $20,000 before Thanksgiving Day, 2019. Another cryptocurrency enthusiast, Ronnie Moas, has predicted a much higher […]

How Blockchain-based Platform, Tradelens is Transforming the Shipping Industry

  By David Drake   After months of collaboration, starting June 2016 between IBM and Maersk shipping company, Tradelens blockchain shipping platform was launched in August of 2018. This launch marked the opening and commercialization of the platform for wider industry infiltration. According to IBM and Maersk, Tradelens will solve problems peculiar to the shipping industry such as too much […]

Can the Transport and Logistics Sectors Take the Lead in Blockchain Mass Adoption?

  By David Drake   Whenever blockchain technology is mentioned, it is highly probable that the financial sector is the first thing that comes to mind. But the distributed ledger technology is making significant headways in other sectors and one of the sectors that is reaping benefits from adopting this technology is supply chain. As trade continues to grow, the […]

NOIZ Chain: The Evolution of Personal and Business Data into Secured and Monetized Digital Assets

  By David Drake   With the proliferation of social media sites and applications where communication, data, and content sharing gets to be fast, easy and eventually monetized, the risk of personal and business data leak has also become imminent.  Data and information breach and fraud has become bywords, thus the need for data and information security companies and custodian. […]

Major Spanish Port Latest to Use Blockchain in Shipping

  By David Drake   The Port Authority of the Bay of Algeciras (APBA), a major Spanish shipping port, recently signed up to use the Tradelens, the shipping platform developed by IBM. Tradelens was developed in conjunction with Maersk, the international logistics giant. Shipping and logistics are considered low hanging fruits when it comes to early adoption of blockchain-based features […]

How Falcon Private Bank is Making Crypto Transfers and Fiat Conversions Possible

  By David Drake   Falcon Private Bank, a Switzerland-based bank, has announced that it now has a system that supports the direct transfer and storage of selected cryptocurrencies. The bank has introduced digital wallets called ‘Falcon Wallets’ that allow institutional and private customers to transfer cryptocurrencies as well as convert them to fiat. The digital coins that are currently […]

MIT Review: Why this Leading Tech Institution Says Blockchain Will Go Mainstream this Year

  By David Drake   After a difficult 2018, the cryptocurrency industry is expected to recover after a tech review done by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) predicted that blockchain is likely to go mainstream this year. This prediction is a departure from the reports highlighted by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Forrester Research last year. In its report, […]

Finance and Retail Sectors will Lead in Blockchain Adoption, Here’s Why

  By David Drake   The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the leading Science and Technology institutes in the US, has predicted that blockchain will become the norm in 2019. As a critical part of the infrastructure governing digital coins, the technology is embedded with potent features such as transparency and tracking mechanisms, that will prove vital to […]