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How to Spot the Next Cryptocurrency Wave

Ten years after the weekend that brought the global financial system to its knees, the most important lessons lie not in what has changed (very little that is not cosmetic), but in what hasn’t changed. The main causes of the last financial crisis, self-delusion and irrational exuberance, will likely be the cause of the next one as well. The same economic conditions and policies which drove Satoshi Nakamoto to write the Bitcoin whitepaper and mine the first Bitcoin genesis block still prevail.

5 days

Buying into Cryptocurrencies — Investing or Gambling?

Let me make it clear in no uncertain terms that cryptocurrency investments remain highly speculative. They do not have a track record beyond the tip of one’s nose and their use cases as well as the decentralized applications that are being built upon them continue to remain uncertain. That having been said, they also represent the greatest potential and possibility for technological revolution this side of the invention of the internet and no, Al Gore did not invent the internet. But just like the internet, cryptocurrencies have also gone through their boom and bust cycle and in this piece, I will examine why when it comes to investing for the future, investors, if they can even be called that, become gamblers in a seemingly never ending race to the peaks of euphoria and the seemingly bottomless fall to the depths of despair.

7 days

Algorithmic Quant Funds Are Coming for your Cryptocurrencies

Quantitative hedge funds, computer-powered, emotionless and systematic investing has been the flavor for some time. By actively avoiding human, it was believed that quantitative strategies would also dodge Scylla of greed and the Charybdis of fear. As far as we know, algorithms are emotionless.

8 days

The Illusion of Low Inflation & the Hidden Alpha in Cryptocurrencies

    No they’re not lining up for a Justin Timberlake concert, this is Venezuela, where to get a loaf of bread is to endure hours of a special kind of humid hell. This is what rampant inflation looks like.

9 days

The Dark Side of Blockchain

Although numerous blockchain benefits are providing immense growth opportunities to companies, several risk factors such as security, the nascency of blockchain, and scalability still exist. This forces experts to ask, “how secure is blockchain?”

10 days

Artificial Intelligence and Water Management

Using artificial intelligence (AI) in water resource management has proven to make way for economic water distribution and water saving systems.

11 days

Revolutionizing the Music Industry with Blockchain

Blockchain plays a prominent role in revamping the music industry by fixing pain points like piracy, dealing with intermediaries for licensing, and overcoming payment disputes.

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