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Exploring the Blockchain Charity Sector and Charity Projects

Written By Ivan on Tech

Dec 27, 2020

Anyone who has ever heard about the concept “Industry 4.0” will likely know that blockchain technology is revolutionizing sectors left and right. With that said, however, blockchain in the charity sector is still a relatively new concept. Nevertheless, blockchain charity projects can transform traditional nonprofit accountability and transparency. Accountability in nonprofit organizations is paramount to a charity’s success. Without trust, a charity cannot expect to have donors.

Clearly, transparency in nonprofits and charitable causes needs to increase for trust to be restored. Several reports of misappropriated donations and funds have marred the charity sector. People are now often less-inclined to donate to charities since they have to trust humans to ensure that donations reach their intended destination, without any funny business along the way. 

Thankfully we now have blockchain technology. We no longer need to trust humans. Instead, we can trust maths...

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Crypto Essentials - The State of Blockchain in 2020

Written By Ivan on Tech

Nov 26, 2020

Blockchain courses are becoming more and more appealing as this new market witnesses another boom, both in terms of cryptocurrency prices and the number of blockchain projects being launched. Once again, the crypto industry is full of exciting news, similar to 2017 when Bitcoin’s all‑time high tested the $20,000 mark - and there’s much more to come. As we face growing economic uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in crypto and blockchain technology is surging.

Put simply, it’s that time of the year again. The last few weeks booming crypto markets are driving market sentiment, with widespread fear of missing out (FOMO) and overall "block hype" in the industry. However, along with this comes a decent amount of misleading information. Here on the Ivan on Tech Academy blog, we give you the best educational blockchain advice, tips on what you can do to act rationally in the crypto market, and valuable information on how to find a job in...

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Blockchain Use Cases in the Real Estate Industry

Written By Ivan on Tech

Nov 15, 2020

Blockchain technology is increasingly being adopted in various industries, as use cases for distributed ledger technologies and cryptocurrency continue to become more evident. One interesting area is that of blockchain technology in the real estate sector. The use of blockchain in the real estate industry can help tenants, landlords, estate agents, and even architects. Many of the legal complications and administrative hurdles associated with buying, selling, renting, or letting property can be solved by the use of blockchain technology, and the opportunities that lie ahead in this field could turn the industry on its head.

In this article, we discuss how blockchain is used in the real estate industry and some of the projects involved in making this happen. We’ll also explore some of the many benefits of blockchain-based solutions and the innovative projects working towards integrating them into the elaborate web of processes involved in property ownership. Firstly, for those...

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Blockchain in The Energy Sector - Use Cases

Written By Ivan on Tech

Nov 13, 2020

As the conversation about clean and sustainable energy becomes ever more present, the use cases for blockchain in the energy sector are becoming more compelling than ever. As major energy providers across the globe transition from cheap, unsustainable, coal-based energy production, the increasing demands for efficient cryptocurrency mining present an interesting intersection between the two industries.

Blockchain technology - which is often seen as being nearly synonymous with the advent of Bitcoin - is a revolutionary process of mathematically verifying data and transactions, with increased security and transparency. This technology, although predominantly used in decentralized finance and fintech at the moment, has use cases that spread far and wide across the world, encompassing virtually all global industries. 

Consequently, the energy sector is no different. Blockchain technology has the chance to revolutionize the energy industry as we know it, allowing individuals to pay...

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Exploring Blockchain as a Service (BaaS)

Written By Ivan on Tech

Nov 08, 2020

As mainstream adoption of blockchain technology continues to accelerate, many businesses and organizations are looking for ways to implement blockchain into existing business models. However, many businesses feel they don’t have the time or the resources to start from the ground up. Blockchain as a service (BaaS) assists in creating tailor-made blockchain solutions for business enterprises that improve accountability and promotes transparency.

In this article, we look at some of the many reasons that businesses are rushing to adopt blockchain services and explore some of the projects providing these services and how they work. We’ll also explore some of the broader implications of enterprise adoption of blockchain and how this affects the industry and the cryptocurrency markets.

The use cases of blockchain technology within business are virtually endless. To get a better understanding of enterprise blockchain solutions, be sure to enroll in Ivan on Tech Academy. The...

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How Blockchain Is Rebuilding The Global Economy

Written By Ivan on Tech

Oct 29, 2020

The global economic landscape is changing, and this has only been expedited by economic turbulence caused by the recent pandemic. Digital payments have already replaced cash in many countries, and while central banks across the world debate the implication of Central Bank Digital Currencies, it is becoming clear how blockchain is rebuilding the global economy.

In this article, we discuss how blockchain technology is playing a pivotal role in reestablishing the current global financial infrastructure. We’ll also take a look at some of the most exciting use cases for blockchain technology that are helping to redefine how we transact with each other and how we view money.

As followers of the blog will know, we have already discussed COVID-19 and crypto, and the implications of the ongoing pandemic on the cryptocurrency sector. However, on a much larger scale, blockchain technology and crypto can potentially help rebuild the global economy, as the “fourth industrial...

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Baseline - What is the Baseline Protocol?

Written By Ivan on Tech

Oct 06, 2020

What do organizations like EY, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, AMD, Duke University, and many others have in common with revolutionizing business processes? The short answer is Baseline Protocol, a set of techniques allowing companies to leverage blockchain technology in revamping their business processes. Let’s dive in!  

A long list of global enterprises is currently looking to adopt blockchain technology. Nevertheless, this can be hard to do efficiently, seeing as companies often rely on established business processes and existing solutions. Now, Baseline Protocol looks to solve both this and the lack of interoperability between business process systems in one fell swoop. So, why is this important?

Not only can enterprises struggle with coordinating their own internal business process systems, organizing cooperation, and information synchronization between different company entities is also arduous, especially doing it safely and confidentially.

Traditional, mostly...

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Blockchain in the Music and Art Industry

Written By Ivan on Tech

Oct 02, 2020

Blockchain is arguably starting to make it into the mainstream. The banking sector has embraced blockchain technology with open arms, and the logistics sector and even the administrative industry are beginning to follow suit. As such, people are now looking elsewhere for the next big thing. Some of the most interesting up and coming industries for blockchain use cases are the music and art sectors.

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have been rising to prominence in recent weeks, with many influencers and experts in the industry believing that the combination of blockchain with the art industry, and thanks to recent innovations, blockchain in the music industry could be a game-changer and a welcomer for mass adoption of crypto.

In this article, we will cover why blockchain technology has the capabilities of radically changing the global cultural and arts sector for the better while saving billions in fraudulent and counterfeit claims. The stereotypical anecdote of the starving artist may...

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Blockchain Interoperability and Why It Matters For Mass Adoption

Written By Ivan on Tech

Sep 21, 2020

Certain buzzwords are currently making names for themselves in the cryptosphere. Most notably, these include DeFi, NFTs, and oracles. These could conceivably be among the top trends that may act as catalysts for a potential 2020/2021 bull run. Another buzzword that is making the rounds, although perhaps does not receive as much attention as the previously mentioned terms, is blockchain interoperability.

Interoperability fundamentally refers to a seamless exchange process of transactions or data between blockchains. If you are unsure what this means or if you are interested in finding out how this works - read on!

In this article, we will briefly cover how blockchain technology works, why interoperability is such a crucial part in the next stage of cryptocurrency adoption, and live projects and use cases using protocols with blockchain interoperability.

If this peaks your interest regarding blockchain technology in general, then you’ve come to the right...

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Blockchain Technology in Practice: Top 10 Blockchain Use Cases

Written By Ivan on Tech

Sep 06, 2020

Many analysts believe blockchain technology may represent a paradigm shift akin to the introduction of the internet. When all is said and done, blockchain technology may end up becoming the greatest invention of the 21st century. However, despite its numerous use-cases, many still believe that blockchain equals bitcoin. We don’t know about you, but that doesn’t sit right with us. So, in this guide, we will be looking into some top 10 blockchain use cases. These are all use cases that show that blockchain technology applications lie far beyond merely powering a monetary system.

What are the use cases for blockchain?

To preface and more properly understand these use cases, let’s first revisit the three main properties of blockchain technology. 

  • Decentralization: One entity doesn't control the data inside the blockchain. In other words, blockchains don’t have a centralized governing body running in the background calling all the shots. The blockchain is...
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