Alejandro Nicoli

Stellar – The First Blockchain Protocol Thar Becomes Sharia- Certified
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Stellar – The First Blockchain Protocol That Becomes Sharia- Certified
The sixth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, Stellar, is the first Distributed ledger technology (DLT) protocol to obtain Sharia compliance certification. The Shariyah Review Bureau (SRB) stated: “ Based on provided information, SRB conducted its review on the Network’s guides, concepts and related material and did not find any provisions that are non-congruent to the principles of Shari’a. ” This means that after critical examination, the SRB has decided that the…
$6 Trillion Blackrocks-Asset-Managament-Firm is Looking Into Bitcoin
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$6 Trillion BlackRock Asset Management Firm is Looking Into Bitcoin
Controversial debates continue about whether large institutions should support the blockchain industry. Jamie Dimon, who is the CEO of JP Morgan, once said that Bitcoin was a fraud. This pronouncement raise concerns regarding the future of this industry in the scenario where large institutions will not support the space. BlackRock is one of the world’s leading asset management firms with approximately $6.28 trillion in AUM (Assets Under Management). Recently, a…
Coinbase Possibly Will Add 5 New Altcoins
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Coinbase Possibly Will Add 5 New Altcoins
Coinbase, the well-known digital currency exchange stated that is planning to add five new assets into their platform by saying: “We are exploring the addition of several new assets, and will be working with local banks and regulators to add them in as many jurisdictions as possible.” These assets are under investigation in order to assure that they comply with all the listing requirements that Coinbase demand. The ones that…
Ripple Is Planning to be the Leader Cryptocurrency in India
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Ripple Is Planning to be the Leader of Cryptocurrency in India
The Scaling and Digital Disruption conference took place in Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. One of the main speakers of this conference was Asheesh Birla, who is the Vice President of Product of Ripple. He highlighted that the company is planning to be the leader cryptocurrency (XRP) in India by surpassing Bitcoin as the dominant one.  A step back into Indian’s Economy On November 8th of 2017, Mr Modi who is…
TenX Co-founder Announces His $60,000 Forecast for Bitcoin in 2018
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TenX Co-founder Announces His $60,000 Forecast for Bitcoin in 2018
The RISE conference was held in Hong Kong from the 8th to the 11th of July. During this conference, Julian Hosp, the co-founder of TenX, announced that Bitcoin could increase to $60,000 by the end of this year. The president of the crypto wallet company stated: “Back then, December, price was at $20,000 all-time high. I predicted for 2018, we’re going to see $5,000 and $60,000. So $5,000, we pretty much…
Vyper - the New Ethereum Programming Language that is More Secure and Simple
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Vyper – the New Ethereum Programming Language that is More Secure and Simple
KISS (Keep it simple, stupid) is a fundamental principle used in software development for reiterating programmers the importance of simplicity. Solidity is a programming language that has been created for developing Ethereum Smart Contracts. Yet, this programming language does not seem to be the most optimal for its use; therefore, Vyper could be a new alternative. Why is a specific programming language required for developing Smart Contracts? Developing Smart Contracts…
Simple Steps to Reduce the Risk of Your Crypto Being Stolen
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Simple Steps to Reduce the Risk of Your Crypto Being Stolen
According to the International Data Corporation, organizations are expected to spend $91 billion on security solutions in 2018. Referring to the blockchain space, security analysts have found a list of problems with solutions related to detrimental events within cryptocurrency trading platforms. 1) Phishing emails: This consists of hackers sending emails to users by claiming themselves of being a reputable company (trading platform). Example: Trading platforms frequently send emails to users…
Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin Hopes Centralized Exchanges ‘Burn in Hell’
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Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin Hopes Centralized Exchanges ‘Burn in Hell’
On July 6th, Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, pronounced his negative opinions about centralized exchanges in a TechCrunch Blockchain conference in Zug. He stated: “I definitely personally hope centralized exchanges burn in hell as much as possible.” During this interview, the co-founder of Ethereum explained how these centralized exchanges hold the entire power regarding to which tokens should be listed and which ones should grow faster. In other words,…
Europe’s Largest Trader of Exchange-traded Funds (ETFs)' Flow Traders NV' is Opening its Doors to the Crypto Market
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Europe’s Largest Trader of Exchange-traded Funds (ETFs)’ Flow Traders NV’ is Opening its Doors to the Crypto Market
Europe’s largest trader of Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) Flow Traders NV is opening its doors to the Crypto Market by offering ETNs based on bitcoin and ether. Exchange-traded note (ETN) is a financial product which could be seen as a bond given that is debt issued by a financial institution, but the investor instead of receiving interest payments he/she will obtain the capital gain/loss which is linked to the performance of…
Voorhees vs Schiff Bitcoin Bull vs Bitcoin Bear Debate
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Voorhees vs Schiff: Bitcoin Bull vs Bitcoin Bear Debate
The Soho Forum is a monthly debate series that held in New York City, where topics related to the interest of libertarians are discussed. This week Peter Schiff, the well-known economist who predicted the 2008 financial crisis, had a debate with Erik Voorhees, who is the CEO of ShapeShift and a respected figure in the blockchain atmosphere. It seems that the aim of this debate was to create two entirely…