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Why do we need stablecoins?

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According to Statista in 2020 digital and mobile payments made up  45% of the entire e-commerce payment transactions, and such payments are expected to grow to more than 51% by 2024. Asia and Pacific saw approximately 60% while only 20% of e-commerce transactions in 2020 in Latin America where made digitally or by mobile.

Most of the major debit/credit card firms are offering their customers the ability to use digital currencies such at Bitcoin or different stablecoins.

This is good news for the various governments around the world that...


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How can Blockchain powered platforms help Over the Counter trading?

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Trading ‘over the counter’ (OTC) means buying and selling assets through a decentralised network without using a central exchange. The opposite of OTC trading is ‘exchange trading’ which takes place via a centralised exchange. Interestingly, many ‘penny shares’ (companies which have a smaller capitalisation) trade OTC as there is often a lack of demand and liquidity to trade these shares on traditional exchanges. 

Debt securities and derivatives, where large sizes can be traded, are usually traded OTC. Indeed, the OTC derivative market...


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Blockchain technology is challenging the way real estate and equites are bought and sold

What have the Queen of England, the Catholic Church and Bill Gates all have in common? Landownership, and lots of it! Earlier this year, the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation became the largest owners of farm land in the US, owning over 240,000 acres of land (approximately 97,000 hectares). The Catholic Church owns over 71 million hectares, which is a land mass the size of France, but the largest owner of land that is not a government is Queen Elizabeth II. According to the publication Love Money: “By...


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Rise of the Bitcoin Mortgage

Guest article for Digital Bytes by Henry Burrows, CEO Alaco Analytics, 

Here is a link to Henry being interviewed on the Digital Bytes show on Blockchain radio

With property purchases on the rise in the UK, expect to hear a lot more about Bitcoin mortgages in the coming months. Amid a boom in crypto prices, retail investors are capitalising on the surge to deploy their proceeds into real estate. A mature regulatory landscape, the expansion of crypto services, and a willingness by banks to accept Bitcoin are key factors in this new trend.

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