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DeFi 101: What is Yield Farming?

February 4, 2021

The Decentralised Finance (DeFi) landscape has grown exponentially over the last 12 months. As with seemingly every new trend in the blockchain space, DeFi has presented many early adopters with the opportunity to gain vast riches, and some others with hard lessons and empty wallets. In DeFi though, blockchain and, in particular smart contracts, have […]

Is Bitcoin a Viable Hedge Against the Great Monetary Inflation?

December 9, 2020

When a billionaire hedge fund manager like Paul Tudor Jones with over 40 years of experience in the global financial markets admits to being “left speechless”, you know 2020 has been no ordinary year. The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated headlines throughout the year and had a dramatic impact on the global economy, much of which […]

DeFi-ing expectations

July 6, 2020

If you have had any exposure to blockchain social media communities or ‘crypto-twitter’ over the past few weeks, your feed will no-doubt have been awash with #DeFi (Decentralised Finance) talk. At the time of writing, some $1.7bn in value is locked up in DeFi smart contracts and Dapps (decentralised applications). As FOMO begins to drive […]

Blockchain Vs Corona: How technology is helping in the fight against COVID-19.

April 22, 2020

Bitcoin, blockchain’s most famous application, was forged out of economic uncertainty. Those working to drive the technology forward over the proceeding years have done so through almost constant regulatory uncertainty, controversy, and asset volatility that would have brought lesser communities to their knees. It is no surprise, therefore, that the battle-hardened blockchain community is coming […]

Why Blockchain technology is thriving in the UAE

February 19, 2020

By OXBC member and UAE resident blockchain and economics expert Amna Usman Chaudhry The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been a country that has been visionary and proactive in embracing the latest technologies and innovations. After all, it is the first country in the world to have its own Minister of Artificial Intelligence, appointed way […]

‘Doomed to failure!’ Is Facebook’s Libra adventure already over?

November 20, 2019

Ever since last year’s data privacy scandal, Facebook has looked like a company running out of friends. Indeed, just four months on from the announcement of its proposed new cryptocurrency — Libra — major names including Visa, Mastercard, eBay, Stripe, Paypal and Mercado Pago have already exited the Facebook-led project. It’s probably no surprise, therefore, […]