Tagged: blockchain

The UpWork Monopoly is Ripping You Off.

UpWork, Fiverr, Freelancer — all of these sites have something in common. They’re centralized, unfair, biased, and demand sky-high fees from their customers. So why are they the de-facto freelancing sites for just about everyone, from...

How does Fintech Decentralize Capital Markets?

In 1899 American economist and sociologist Thorstein Veblen wrote a book called “The Theory of the Leisure Class”. The key takeaway of this study was that for people on top of social hierarchy spending...

ChitChat with Czhang Lin, CEO of PIEXGO

Czhang Lin is the CEO of PIEXGO, a Singapore based global digital currency trading platform that provides a one-stop seamless experience for institutional and individual traders. Czhang joins Me today to discuss current crypto...

Prevalence of Podcasts in India

The podcast industry has a lot of things to offer in terms of content but the growth of this industry is slow in India. The key reason behind its slow growth rate is the...

Kurtosis and Bitcoin: A Quantitative Analysis

Financial markets are chaotic. So chaotic, even, that many economists and investors believe market trends to be the product of ‘random walks’ and that prices cannot be predicted (see generally Malkiel). But randomness shouldn’t be...

Connecting the Dots: FLP, BFT & Consensus Algorithms

When learning about blockchain consensus algorithms and distributed systems in general, you will inevitably come across terms like FLP impossibility and Byzantine fault tolerance. While there is plenty of literature on these subjects, it...

What Blockchain to use for a DeFi Application?

The whole fintech industry is built around the interactions of various institutions. Fintech products can be as advanced and complex as you want them to be; they can solve essential problems for their customers,...

Should Smart Contracts be Non-Turing Complete?

Everyone has their favorite programming language, just as everyone has their favorite shoes or favorite food, but I’m not here to tell you to give up your favorite language (trust me, I would never...

The Taxman Cometh for the Crypto World

For anyone involved in the world of cryptocurrency, it’s been an interesting few years. Many early investors saw their chosen currencies explode in value, and then plunge soon after that. Throughout the roller coaster...