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OXBC Spotlight: Sam Bankman-Fried Earning to Give, FTX and the Game of Crypto Thrones.

August 2, 2021

California-born Sam Bankman-Fried launched FTX — a derivatives-focused cryptocurrency exchange in 2019. Earlier this month, he raised $900m in a funding round that valued FTX at $18bn. But Bankman-Fried, 29, is no ordinary Billionaire. He has set his sights on helping to secure the long-term future of humanity and plans to donate most of his […]

OXBC Newsletter #042

July 9, 2021

Bitcoin becomes legal tender in El Salvador…what happens next? Dear OXBC Members, You may have heard the news that El Salvador has become the first nation to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. In this issue of the OXBC newsletter we ask, what happens next? Which nations are the next likely dominoes to fall? Has there […]

Bitcoin becomes legal tender in El Salvador… What happens next?

July 9, 2021

El Salvador made history on June 8th, when it voted to make Bitcoin legal tender — becoming the first country in the world to do so. The nation’s president Nayib Bukele made the proposal directly, which was then passed by the Salvadoran congress with a supermajority of 62 out of 84 possible votes. The legislation […]

DeFi 101: How does DeFi Insurance work?

June 10, 2021

DeFi protocols have offered early users the opportunity to make incredible gains, through yield farming, staking, borrowing, lending and even betting. However, bad actors are continuously pouring over smart contracts in order to find a way to exploit them. On many occasions, the smart contract owners themselves have proven to be untrustworthy and conducted ‘rug-pulls’ […]

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 […]