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Reading List

Updated 21 May 2019. . Blockchain and Databases Concise Guide to Databases. Peter Lake, Paul Crowther. 2013. HERE. Thinking Outside the Blocks. Boston Consulting Group. 2016. HERE. Tokenization...

Summary of Bitcoin’s New Rush

5/06 – 5/12 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $210bn (a 14% increase), and 7 day trading volume increased 46.8% for top 100 crypto. THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK Bitcoin is rushing, so let’s take a quick...

Facebook Coin – What We Know so Far

4/29 – 5/05 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. increased 7.3% to $184bn, and 7 day trading volume increased 4.8% for top 100 crypto. THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK Having noticed a significant dissonance between the general...

The government is taking action on Bitfinex, who’s next?

Bitfinex is being accused of misappropriating $850 million worth of clients’ assets collected through USDT. Unlike banks, which would typically cooperate with the government after being charged, the company...

Common Blockchain Misconceptions – Part 3 of 3

4/22– 4/28 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. decreased 3.9% to $171bn, and 7 day trading volume increased 7.7% for top 100 crypto THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK Standard Kepler CEO David Tang recently authored a series of...

CBDC Part 3: An Introduction to Hyperledger Fabric

1/28 – 2/3 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $114bn (a 4.5% decrease), and 7 day trading volume rose 7% for top 100 crypto WEEK AHEAD 7 Feb: ADA to release roadmap update THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK Hyperledger Fabric is...

CBDC Part 2: An Introduction to R3’s Corda

1/21– 1/27 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $119bn (a 0.2% decrease), and 7 day trading volume slumped 4.8% for top 100 crypto WEEK AHEAD 28 Jan: Stellar lightning fork for XLM 31 Jan: Mainnet launch for ZIL...

51% Attack on ETC Should Trigger Death of PoW Chains

1/7– 1/13 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $122bn (a 6.9% decrease), and 7 day trading volume surged 6.4% for top 100 crypto WEEK AHEAD 16 Jan: ETH Constantinople hard fork 16 Jan: Cboe XBT expiration date for BTC...

ETCV and ETN Hard Forks

1/8 1. BACKGROUND Ahead of the much-discussed Constantinople hard fork on 16 Jan, there are two other Ethereum (ETH) hard forks drawing the community’s attention. Firstly is the Ethereum Classic Vision (ETCV) hard fork...

EOS: An Introductory Report

TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Centralized Decentralization. The following technology report examines the past, current, and expected future state of the platform protocol EOS. The introduction of Ethereum in...

Blockchain – A Game for Institutional Giants

12/17 – 12/23 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $134bn (a 29.4% increase), and 7-day trading volume surged 92.6% for top 100 crypto WEEK AHEAD 28 Dec: Last trade date of CME Bitcoin Futures 29 Dec: Dapps platform...

Winter or Doomsday for the Crypto Market?

12/10 – 12/16 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $103bn (a 6.6% decrease), and 7 day trading volume slumped 27.1% for top 100 crypto WEEK AHEAD 18 Dec: XMR to list on DEEX Exchange 19 Dec: Cboe XBT expiration date...

The Role of Digital Asset Custodians

Custodian is one of the most important market infrastructure in traditional finance. As the traditional giants stepping into the asset class, we see the growing influence of digital asset custodians. In this article we...

BCH Fork Squeezes BTC Mining Margins

11/19 – 11/25 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $121bn (a 34.6% decrease), and 7 day trading volume surged 6% for top 100 crypto WEEK AHEAD 30 Nov: Last trade date of CME Bitcoin Futures 1 Dec: XLM to launch...