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Blockchain & Crypto Asset Opportunities for Islamic Finance

Blockchain technology and Islamic Finance are presently two of the most exciting financial trends to read-up on. Though it might not get as much press as crypto, Islamic Finance has similarly enjoyed a recent period of enormous growth.

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The Bitcoin ETF: Breaking Down the CBOE ETF Proposal

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Alex Krüger

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Global macro. Cryptos. Economist. Trader. Columbia MBA. UTDT. Former banker, S&T at large FX market maker. Always a balanced view. – Find Alex Krüger on twitter @Crypto_Macro  A bitcoin Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) would be massively bullish for bitcoin’s price. It would further legitimize bitcoin and would allow several asset managers, currently precluded, to participate in the asset class. […]

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Bitcoin Data Science (Pt. 2): The Geology of Lost Coins

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Unchained Capital

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There are many stories of people losing BTC in large amounts – especially in the early days – when BTC wasn’t worth much, and was easily forgotten on an old hard-drive, USB memory stick, even a scrap of paper. Is it possible to quantify how much BTC is really lost? Blockchains track their internal data forever, and […]

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The Web3 Stack

This article was originally published by Kyle Samani at Multicoin Capital. Multicoin Capital’s mission is to accelerate the transition from the centralized institutions of the Industrial Age to the decentralized institutions of the Internet Age.   I have yet to see an actual illustration of the Web3 stack. So this is an attempt. Given how […]

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Bitcoin – The Emerging Markets Investment

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Andrew Elliott

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Yeah, yeah, yeah… I know… as a US resident you probably aren’t searching for yet another “store of value”. Things are pretty stable here. The US Dollar isn’t going away, and no corrupt government official is going to steal the title to your house by changing the ownership records at the court house. You’ve probably […]

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XRP and Bitcoin: Tradeoffs in Blockchain Structure and Implications for Future Market Value

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Doug Grant

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Introduction The debate on the future of XRP is the third rail of crypto politics. Other than Bitcoin vs. Bitcoin Cash, no other topic elicits such polarizing perspectives. From an ideological standpoint true to Bitcoin’s genesis, this is understandable. The community that created Bitcoin values a decentralized, anonymous currency. Between forks and new entrants, there […]

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Bitcoin (BTC) Fundamental Analysis

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Andrew Elliott

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Since the emerging crypto asset class is much like venture capital with liquidity, performing a quick market size analysis can provide insights into potential fundamental asset value. What is Bitcoin (BTC)? Bitcoin is the premier global decentralized cryptocurrency. Blockchain technology was created to enable Bitcoin (the first blockchain). As a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency, Bitcoin can and […]

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Why Bitcoin Cash Will Dominate

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Jonald Fyookball

May 4, 2018 | Jonald Fyookball  Jonald Fyookball (pseudonym) is a cryptocurrency enthusiast, best known as the project leader of the Electron Cash wallet (electroncash.org), and for a series of hard hitting articles on the Bitcoin scaling debate. Jonald is a computer scientist, businessman, investor, libertarian, and Bitcoin advocate. Preface: The following article was written in Novemeber […]

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What if Cryptocurrencies are Classified as Securities by Regulators?

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Andrew Elliott

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It’s every crypto asset investors nightmare. We wake up one morning to read that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other regulators are seeking to immediately shutdown crypto exchanges and projects for operating outside of existing legal frameworks. Given zero time to adjust the entire market dumps, taking a generation of tech innovation and […]

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Bitcoin Data Science (Pt. 1): HODL Waves

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Unchained Capital

Bitcoin uses a curious accounting structure called a UTXO — an Unspent Transaction Output. All UTXOs are timestamped by the transaction/block in which they were created. Since all bitcoin in existence is contained in some UTXO, this means that all bitcoins have an age: not the age/time when that bitcoin was first mined, but when it was last used in a transaction. Since […]

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