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Picturing the digital assets momentum, framed through a European lens

The birth and rise of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency paved the way for several waves of innovation that are gradually shifting paradigms in the financial ecosystems. The digital asset momentum, empowered by tokenization and underpinning blockchain technologies, is now undeniable. Amongst the recent milestones that made the headlines; the ever-growing rise of Bitcoin value, the incredible […]

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The financialization of cryptocurrencies

What does it mean to “own a Bitcoin?” It means there is a recorded transaction on the Bitcoin blockchain where someone sent one bitcoin to your public key address and that you (and you alone) know the address’s private key. Even if that terse description explains things, it does not help with the logistic details […]

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Making sense of digital assets

Bitcoin, tokens, Ethereum, and stable coins oh my! These are a few names and phrases you may frequently hear when attempting to understand the emerging digital asset class. CNBC now lists the price of Bitcoin on its ticker but what does it all mean? And what are the differences? Finding clear cut answers on definitions […]

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The rising NFT tide lifts all tokens: So what is an NFT?

How can businesses absorb disruptive impact and begin to integrate these new business models in existing and new streams of business opportunity? NFTs have taken the world by storm. Rejuvenating the blockchain movement started by Bitcoin, followed by smart contract platform Ethereum, NFTs seem to be a natural progression in the explosion of asset tokenization, […]

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Digital assets, a new paradigm for financial services

I always know when interest in digital assets is heating up because everyone from my family, friends and colleagues, to the mailperson start asking me questions on how to get involved. You’re probably asking yourself; but why now? Bitcoin has been around since 2009. What’s so different this time? Well, the difference is regulators are […]

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Mythbusters for Business Partners: Blockchain facts or fiction

Let’s be honest with each other. How many of you still believe that blockchain technology is Bitcoin? Or that it’s only applicable for cryptocurrency? Well, blockchain has become so much more. The most popular misconception is that Bitcoin equals blockchain. When Bitcoin was the only blockchain, there wasn’t much distinction between the terms. As the […]

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What are some common misconceptions people have about blockchain?

What are some common misconceptions people have about blockchain? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by IBM Blockchain, providing blockchain solutions, services and expertise, on Quora: Jerry Cuomo, IBM Fellow and Vice President Blockchain Technologies: What are some […]

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Blockchain has moved from hype to value creation in the enterprise

The past three years in blockchain technologies, or what now is often referred to as a use case of distributed ledger technologies (DLT), has shown the best of times and the worst of times. The global volatility of Bitcoin value and the high-profile heists of Bitcoin have shed negative spotlight on the cryptocurrency use case […]

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Central bank digital currency explained

Cross-border payments play an important role in the global economy. According to the World Bank, in 2017, global remittances grew 7 percent to USD 617 billion. Based on the same report, sending just 200 dollars was 7.1 percent of the price, double the sustainable development goal target of 3 percent. Even in developed nations, it’s […]

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