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DeFi Deep Dive - On-Chain Analysis and DeFi

Written By Ivan on Tech

Sep 17, 2020

So called “on-chain analysis” is an emerging field in crypto, designed to help traders enhance their strategies. By leveraging information found on the public blockchain, on-chain analysts hope to better predict future market moves. These analysts scrutinize blockchain data such as transaction details, block details, and smart contract info to gain valuable insights. 

Transaction details include such things as the sending and receiving addresses and how much was sent. Block details include such items as miner rewards, timestamps, and fees. For smart contracts, on-chain analytics investigates the underlying code that controls the issuance and transfer of tokens. 

If you’re a stock trader, on-chain analysis probably sounds similar to technical analysis (technical analysis). So, let’s take a look at the differences. 

However, if you first want to dive deeper into the details of technical analysis, Ivan on Tech Academy offers an in-depth course...

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Could The Stock Market Crash? How To Preserve Your Wealth

Written By Ivan on Tech

Sep 16, 2020

2020 has been an unprecedented year for the traditional financial markets. Perhaps the most noticeable part of this was when stock indices dropped sharply in March, by roughly 30%, constituting the largest and fastest drop in modern times. Now, following attempts to restart the economy, people are speculating at the imbalance between the stock markets and the U.S. economy on the ground - leading many to wonder ‘is the stock market going to crash again?’ 

In this article, we will look at both sides of the argument - the bullish and bearish factors about the stock markets. We will cover views of what the experts are saying, and different strategies for how to preserve your wealth during a bear market. Anyone keeping an eye on the cryptocurrency market will know that crypto is often seen as a way to preserve your wealth in times of financial turmoil. This article takes a closer look at what constitutes a stock market crash, and how to preserve your wealth in the case...

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Blockchain in Business - Educating Enterprises About Blockchain Technology

Written By Ivan on Tech

Sep 15, 2020

Although blockchain technology is quickly becoming popular among large international firms, many companies still lack the tools and know-how to implement - or even conceive of - blockchain solutions. However, this is not because the “technology isn’t there yet”. The technology exists and is in use today. Instead, the problem is poor blockchain education in enterprise settings. This article offers tips on using blockchain in business and educating your enterprise regarding blockchain technology.

The clear benefits of blockchain technology for enterprises are becoming too evident to ignore. As a result, hundreds of high-profile, international companies are eagerly adopting blockchain technology. Nevertheless, this poses an interesting question - why are certain companies lagging behind when it comes to blockchain adoption?

Those familiar with Deloitte’s Global Blockchain Survey will know that the main barriers to the adoption of blockchain technology in large...

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Blockchain in Healthcare: How Blockchain Can Revolutionize The Medical Industry

Written By Ivan on Tech

Sep 14, 2020

The traditional healthcare field is beset by systemic issues. Specifically, there is a huge lack of data transparency in clinical research worldwide. This opens the door for corruption, fraud, and administration errors to occur. Moreover, the healthcare industry is fragmented and communication between researchers, analysts, patients, and medical professionals could be drastically improved by the use of blockchain technology. 

The use of blockchain in healthcare can help to improve patient outcomes, while also helping to bridge the various entities within the industry, allowing teams across the sector (and the various sub-sectors) to become interoperable in their research and analysis in a trustless, permissionless way.

In the following article, we discuss how the use of blockchain in healthcare can revolutionize the way the industry communicates, and how the many security features of the blockchain can benefit medical institutions, staff, and patients while saving time and...

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Introduction to DeFi Insurance and Nexus Mutual

Written By Ivan on Tech

Sep 13, 2020

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is still all the rage in crypto these days. With more users onboarding from the traditional world of finance, it’s only natural they’d want to hedge some of their risks. That’s where DeFi insurance comes in. As such, this article takes a closer look at some options for decentralized insurance, such as Nexus Mutual.

Nevertheless, it can be worth prefacing this with the underlying raison d’être for Nexus Mutual. One of the biggest risks DeFi users face is with smart contract failures. Whether it be bugs or hacks, smart contract fails are a quick way to have your money disappear. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to hedge that risk? Well, thanks to protocols like Nexus Mutual, now there is.

As always, if you are looking to get a more comprehensive introduction to DeFi, Ivan on Tech Academy should be your go-to option. Ivan on Tech Academy is rapidly becoming one of the premier global blockchain education platforms,...

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Bitcoin vs Ethereum: Which Crypto Is Best For You?

Written By Ivan on Tech

Sep 12, 2020

Many people new to the crypto field can be unsure about the differences between the two biggest cryptocurrencies on the market, Bitcoin and Ethereum. Those that have been in this space a while are beginning to wonder which crypto is the best cryptocurrency for them, as we could possibly be on the cusp of a new 2020/2021 bull run. Therefore, we feel that we should explore the fundamental distinctions between Bitcoin vs Ethereum, the history, and the pros and cons of each crypto asset.

This article breaks down all the major differences between Bitcoin vs Ethereum, and looks at their respective benefits and drawbacks. If you want to go even further into the weeds and learn everything there is to know about Bitcoin and Ethereum, Ivan on Tech Academy is perfect for you. Join over 20,000 existing blockchain alumni and get yourself a highly competitive blockchain education.

Bitcoin vs Ethereum Overview:

Below is a side-by-side table view of Bitcoin vs Ethereum from A to Z Markets.

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Top Trends In Crypto: What To Watch In 2020

Written By Ivan on Tech

Sep 11, 2020

As you may know, the crypto industry is one of the fastest moving and most rapidly-expanding sectors in the world. Moreover, that brings announcements of new projects or partnerships practically on a daily basis. With so much going on, it can be hard to keep up. Nevertheless, this article breaks down some of the top trends in crypto in 2020, so you’ll know what to keep an eye out for.

For anyone new to cryptocurrency, plus those who are interested who are already in the market, we have broken down a list of the top trends in crypto to watch in the upcoming 2020 and 2021 market.

In this article, we discuss the biggest themes of the year so far and dive a little further into different trends that are beginning to flourish as we enter the third quarter of 2020.

After reading this you will have a deeper insight into the different sides of crypto and the many different services available in the space, alongside the knowledge and education of the top trends in crypto that many are...

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What is Polkadot - Polkadot and DOT Explained

Written By Ivan on Tech

Sep 10, 2020

Those who keep an eye on the cryptocurrency market will likely recently have become more aware of Polkadot and the DOT token. Polkadot made the news last week, by suddenly jumping into the Top 10 Cryptocurrency list - going by market capitalization - on CoinMarketCap. Polkadot is an ambitious project which seeks to lay the groundwork for a polychain Web3 future. To learn more about what that means and what the Polkadot coin represents, read on! 

Polkadot was created by Gavin Wood in an attempt to design a more evolved version of Ethereum, which would be interoperable with the existing independent, isolated blockchains such as Ethereum and Bitcoin. In August 2019, Polkadot launched an experimental and unaudited version of its platform known as “Kusama.” Polkadot will launch its genesis block during 2020 with one relay chain and launch several parachains soon afterward, eventually ramping up to 100 parachains.

So, what exactly is the Polkadot token? Why are people...

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Trends in Crypto in 2020 - What Is Happening?

Written By Ivan on Tech

Sep 09, 2020

Anyone keeping an eye on cryptocurrencies and blockchain will know that the industry is currently hotter than ever before. However, as crypto is such a sprawling field - which can sometimes be hard to get an overview of for the casual observer - it can be beneficial to take a birds-eye view of this burgeoning industry.

In the following article, we are going to take a closer look at some of the top trends that define the crypto and blockchain space in 2020. If you want to learn even more, feel free to enroll in Ivan on Tech Academy - one of the leading blockchain education platforms available. With all the new trends and ideas emerging in the crypto space, there has never been a better time to get into blockchain!

Top Trends in Crypto in 2020

The cryptocurrency industry is one of the most fast-paced, ever-changing fields in the world. Although this might sound daunting at first, this dynamic environment presents a wealth of opportunities. Whether you are completely new to...

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Can You Retire With Bitcoin? How To Store Your Wealth Over Time

Written By Ivan on Tech

Sep 08, 2020

With recent uncertainty in the media about the stock market and gold prices, rumors of an upcoming crash, the worst since The Great Depression, and money being printed in the trillions, more and more, people are looking at options to retire with Bitcoin

In this article, we breakdown the basics of how and why people would choose to retire with Bitcoin and the safest ways of doing so.

U.S. Debt Clock

The U.S. Debt Clock is a website that displays a breakdown of real-time debt and liabilities of the United States of America, different departments, and averages of the amount of debt per citizen and per taxpayer.

The debt is split between 'government' debt, approximately $7 trillion, and 'public' debt, which is around $19 trillion.

At the time of writing, the total debt amounts to more than $26.5 trillion, increasing by $1 million approximately every 20 seconds.

To put this into perspective, 1 million seconds ago was 11 days, 13 hours 46 minutes, and 40 seconds. 1 billion seconds ago is...

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