A Month Ago

Are companies really using Blockchain technology?

One of the most common questions we get asked when giving presentations is ‘Are companies really using Blockchain technology?’. To be honest, this was one of the reasons that Digital Bytes came to be in March 2018, as back then most of the engagement with Blockchain technology (apart from cryptocurrencies) was about exploring proof of works — thus how this technology could be used. However, as we have commented before, the driving force for greater adoption of Blockchain technology is no longer the ’cyberpunks and techy geeks’ but is now very much being driven by governments and...


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How and where are Bitcoins mined?

A 2 min video that reveals where BTC is being mined and the use of renewable energy

The recent surge in the price of Bitcoin will no doubt be spurring on those who have access to cheap sources of electricity since Bitcoin mining requires a huge amount of electricity. Every ten minutes 6.25 Bitcoins are created which, at $41,000, handsomely rewards the successful miner over $256,000. However, as to be expected, alongside these potential profits we are seeing much confusion globally and some unexpected consequences. There is a hidden story about Bitcoin mining. A ‘hash’ a term...


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A list of some of some key figures that had a big impact in 2020 in the Blockchain and Digital Asset sectors

 2 min video about some of the movers and shakers in 2020

1.     Abigail Johnson- CEO and Chairman of Fidelity Investments. Supporter of digital assets ensuring Fidelity was one of the first traditional financial services firms to offer custody services and generally promote this new asset class

2.     Andre Cronje – the father of DeFi, love him or hate him Cronje has let the genie out of the bottle and the real battle between Traditional Finance and De Centralised Finance has...


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2 Months Ago

Crypto funds, a larger choice but how great is the systemic risk



2 min video discussing funds that invest in Crypto assets.


There are more funds than quoted equities in the world. Are we to see more funds that invest in Digital Assets that actual digital assets? I suspect so.

Only a few years ago there was a relatively choice of funds for investors looking for a crypto fund and those that were available tended to afford little investor protection and services such as the fund manager being able to secure Professional indemnity insurance or even having the assets held securely by a third...


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