Marina Stedile

HomeAuthorMarina Stedile, Author at CryptoTechNews

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We have previously delved into the story and evolution of ledgers, and how it has shaped blockchain technology. Now we want to delve into cryptoeconomics and how the new technology can change and improve services. Institutional economics understands the economy is made of rules. Rules (like laws, languages, property rights, regulations, social norms, and ideologies) allow dispersed and opportunistic people to coordinate their activity together. Rules facilitate exchange — economic exchange but also social and political exchange...

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Blockchain is a digital, decentralised, distributed ledger. But what does that really mean? We thought we would delve into what ledgers are and how they’ve been a fundamental part of companies and traditional economy structures. Most explanations for the importance of blockchain start with Bitcoin and the history of money. But money is just the first use case of blockchain, and it is unlikely to be the most important. It might seem strange that a ledger — a...

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If you have traded cryptocurrencies, you might be wondering how to deal with your gains (lucky you) when it comes to tax. Coincentral had eight great tax facts we thought we would share. 1. Big Bro and His Little Helpers Are Watching You Yes, you must account for all of your cryptocurrency gains and losses. Blockchain technology does not make your crypto buys and sells invisible to the tax authorities. In fact, it can make it...

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As Aisha interviews all the movers and shakers in the industry, we thought we would do a Q&A with her to give you an insight into the master mind behind our creative and content strategy. With a colourful history across a wide range of industries, she is an integral part of the team and drives the insights, questions and the dream forward every day. Tell us a little about yourself? I am a lover of...

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We love seeing the increasing adoption of digital currencies and blockchain into every day life. Whilst main stream usage might take a while, some industries, countries and companies are being innovative and taking the first steps to use the new technology. A Brazilian supermarket chain called Oásis Supermercados has started accepting cryptocurrency payments. It will allow shoppers to pay in Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin according to one of the managers named Douglas Andrade. The supermarket is...

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Binance’s CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ), has recently revealed plans to launch Binancechain. The announcement was formalized through the company’s Twitter account: “Binance is pushing for blockchain adoption and doing many things to help advancement of the industry. e.g we will have the Binance chain ready in the coming months, on which millions of projects can easily issue tokens.” The company is claiming that this would help in getting a wider adoption of the DLT apart from...

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Blockchain has great potential to change the face of the financial industry. On this 2 part series we’re delving into some examples of different banking services that could be disrupted by blockchain. On part 1 we talked about the use of blockchain in payments, clearance and settlements systems, and fundraising. In this piece we delve into securities, loans and credit, trade finance and look beyond the hype. 1. Securities By tokenizing traditional securities such as...

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Blockchain is transforming everything from payments transactions to how money is raised in the private market. Will traditional banking embrace this tech or be replaced by it? Blockchain technology provides a way for untrusted parties to come to agreement on the state of a database, without using a middleman. By providing a ledger that nobody administers, a blockchain could provide specific financial services — like payments, or securitization — without using a middleman, like a bank. For...

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UNICEF has announced that its Innovation Fund will invest $100,000 in 6 companies working on blockchain projects. Read on to find out more. “Blockchain technology is still at an early stage — and there is a great deal of experimentation, failure, and learning ahead of us as we see how, and where, we can use this technology to create a better world,” said Chris Fabian, Principal Adviser at UNICEF Innovation. The UNICEF Innovation Fund was...

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During a time of increased interest in KYC and KYT technologies, as they are necessary for banks, financial institutions and exchanges to meet regulatory requirements, Ivy and Goldfields Money partner to take a step toward further integration of blockchain technology into established financial institutions. Ivy Koin LLC (Ivy), a developer of blockchain-based solutions for financial institutions facilitating compliance needs for fiat and digital currency transactions, announced a partnership with Goldfields Money Ltd (Goldfields Money ASX:GMY). Goldfields Money...