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Cryptocurrency: a gateway to financial freedom

Cryptocurrencies represent a paradigm shift in the financial industry by providing consumers a new way to achieve financial freedom. Cryptocurrencies empower people to take control of their financial lives through decentralization, borderless transactions, investment opportunities, and increased anonymity. Given the nascency of the crypto ecosystem, investors are advised to focus on the long-term benefits of Bitcoin while reaping short-term gains in the process. Nonetheless, it is critical to approach cryptocurrency investments cautiously, investigate, and be aware of the risks. Individuals can utilize this revolutionary technology to achieve financial autonomy.

Zero-Knowledge Proofs in Blockchain

Zero-knowledge proofs represent a cryptographic technique where no information gets revealed during a transaction except for the interchange of some value known to both the prover and verifier, the two ends of the process. A zero-knowledge proof is a way of proving whether a particular statement is true without revealing it. Here, the ‘prover’ is the party trying to establish a claim, while the ‘verifier’ is responsible for validating the claim. In simpler terms, zero-knowledge proofs (ZKP) enable one party to prove to another party that they know something without sharing the information with another party to prove their knowledge.

Africa: stablecoins offer an efficient solution for cross-border remittances

Stablecoins remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa can be up to 20 times cheaper than standard money transfers.

How Blockchain Technology revolutionizing the Internet

The internet has undoubtedly transformed our world, revolutionizing communication, transactions, and access to data. However, as we move forward into the future, new technologies are emerging that have the potential to reshape the Internet as we know it. One such technology is blockchain, a decentralized and secure system revolutionizing various industries.

Apps vs DApps: Exploring the Differences and Future Outlook

In today's digital landscape, applications (apps) have become integral to our lives. Mobile apps have transformed how we communicate, work, and entertain ourselves, from social media platforms to productivity tools. However, with the rise of blockchain technology, a new paradigm of decentralized applications (DApps) has emerged, challenging the traditional app landscape. This article explores the key differences between apps and DApps, their advantages and disadvantages, and provides insights into their future outlook.

Far-reaching effects of aggressive crypto market regulation

The spectacular rise of the cryptocurrency industry has presented a fresh challenge for financial regulators. Some researchers and policymakers have warned the overly aggressive crypto market regulation might clutter the promising new financial asset class. Others have indicated that businesses could flee the jurisdictions whose regulations they consider ‘anti-crypto’ to the less regulated jurisdictions. Moreover, some have suggested that crypto regulatory actions will inspire market activity by offering clarity to participants.

Crypto wash trading and the need for comprehensive regulation

Wash trading is a form of illicit market manipulation where an entity buys and sells the same financial asset to create a false impression of market activity. This practice gained traction with the rise of electronic trading in the early 2010s, as algorithmic trading programs began churning trades at unprecedented speeds. This old illegal financial market trick has unfortunately found its way into the crypto industry.

The relationship between crypto and the law

The relationship between cryptocurrency and the law becomes even more pronounced because no intermediary or authority has exclusive jurisdiction to settle cryptocurrency-related disputes. For instance, in a conventional financial transaction, if a party claims theft of their account credentials and fraudulent transfer of money from their account, their financial institution (such as a bank) can intervene and help resolve the matter. However, suppose a parallel situation occurs on a blockchain platform. In that case, no mechanism is in place for settling such a dispute because cryptocurrency is decentralized and has no financial institutions that act as intermediaries. Accordingly, victims of cryptocurrency theft will likely have no legal avenue to compensate for their losses.

The evolution of Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms

One of the most important components of a decentralized system is the consensus mechanism that the blockchain network uses to validate transactions We...

Will the crypto market ever recover from the crash

Through 2021, the crypto market was very volatile, with bitcoin plunging almost 50 per cent between April and July. So far, in 2022, the...

Blockchain and KYC have a symbiotic relationship

On the other hand, blockchain and KYC can collaborate for more efficiency in validating information and identifying complex financial irregularities. To match the complexities of blockchain transactions, KYC will need to create more technologically advanced solutions. Combining these objectives necessitates using KYC and AML compliance solutions to automate KYC during onboarding and offer authentication for existing users.

Africa’s influential honchos who are cryptocurrency and blockchain proponents

The regulatory framework of these new technologies has been a significant blockade to the continent's exploration of blockchain and digital currencies President...

The growth and adoption of blockchain in Africa might be faster than earlier contemplated

Cryptocurrency works the same as mobile money. Therefore, it is simpler for Africans to comprehend crypto compared to those in the developed nations, who have more financial inclusion and better access to banking institutions. Africans like crypto and blockchain because of what they signify and have embraced them more rapidly than anticipated.

The partnership between Fuse and ChromePay will boost the web3 economy in Africa

Fuse has stated that its partnership with ChromePay intends to improve blockchain-powered payments in Africa. The improvement can overcome significant faults in the current payment system. This includes exorbitant transaction costs, excessive intermediation, regional fragmentation, frequent lack of platform compatibility, chargebacks, hidden interest, and other issues.

Inside EkoLance partnership with TechonomyAfrica to boost the growth of web3 and blockchain

The initiative by EkoLance and TechonomyAfrica directly contributes to five of the United Nations’ SDGs. These include gender equality, education, entrepreneurship, innovation, and social inclusion. Although emerging economies have historically maximised such innovative technology, the initiative will change that pattern for this wave of tech, according to Linda.

Wintermute’s DeFi operations compromised after a US$160 million crypto hack

Wintermute debuted in 2017, with its main focus on digital asset markets and supported and served many blockchain-based projects as well as Over-The-Counter(OTC)...