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Your Guide to Precious Metals on the Blockchain

Tokenized precious metals create the potential for fractional ownership of gold and greater transparency. Indeed, the world’s largest bank, JPMorgan, is prepared to use its proprietary blockchain to tokenize gold, and the Royal Mint has pursued technologies to achieve the same. Continue reading Your Guide to Precious Metals on the Blockchain

Op-Ed: Why the Bitcoin Bubble Burst is Good for Crypto

Even the most ardent crypto evangelist must admit that bitcoin appears to have been the worst investment of 2018, at least in pure dollar terms. The cryptocurrency has lost almost 80 percent of its market capitalization since it established an all-time high at around $327.15 billion. The adoption rate and volume have dropped likewise. Organizations that were planning to launch their bitcoin-based services have delayed their projects or scrapped them entirely. As any seasoned trader would say, the bitcoin bubble is bursting — or has burst already. Continue reading Op-Ed: Why the Bitcoin Bubble Burst is Good for Crypto

Not Just ICOs — Why Traditional IPOs are Also on the Way Out

2018 left some very clear signs about the way the businesses (crypto or otherwise) raise funds. ICOs have all but died out, disguised as token sales launched from lightly-regulated tropical islands. The great move to allow investors of all backgrounds and creeds to be in with a chance of funding early innovation has been curtailed. And now, upon analyzing data from CB Insights, it looks like IPOs are on their way out as well. Continue reading Not Just ICOs — Why Traditional IPOs are Also on the Way Out