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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, […]