If you’ve ever needed to send money abroad, then you’ve probably used or at least thought of using Western Union. They have quite a large presence in the field along with a solid user-base that frequently uses their services. So, just how and where did it all start and how relevant are Western Unions’ services today compared to all the different online solutions that we now have available to us. Read more
The last global economic crisis was in 2008 and a decade has since passed. The subprime mortgage market in the USA lead to a full-blown international banking crisis that would take the world just over a year to recover. Read more
Did you know that out of the entire world’s currency, only 8% of it is actually physical cash? That’s a huge amount of the world’s currency that isn’t physically circulating between the populations’ hands. In the USA alone, an estimated amount of around $650 million USD is printed every single day! Now not to worry, that doesn’t mean that every day there is an additional $650 million USD being put into circulation. Read more
Just about every nation’s government uses the fiat monetary system for their country. But this wasn’t always the case, as the majority of countries used to be tied to the gold standard. Or at least some sort of scarce commodity. So, why did governments move away from it? Read more
Money has come a long way since its dawn. The entire concept has evolved from the old-school barter system, which relied on the traditional coincidence of want, to the decentralized digital cryptocurrencies of today. And like most other things in life, convenience was one of the biggest factors for the evolution of money because after all, necessity is the mother of invention. Read more
I’ve been on a bit of a “The Different types” trend with my articles lately, so I’ve decided to keep that trend going for a short while longer.
And now, of course, this article is about the different types of Blockchains. Read more
The year is 1958. A young physicist named William Higinbotham works at Brookhaven National Laboratory developing new technologies for the US arms race with the Russians. The laboratory where Higinbotham worked had a few very early computers, dedicated to calculating trajectories of ballistic missiles.
You may or may not have noticed that memes and general shitposting are quite a large part of today’s crypto culture. If you were to hop on Reddit or take a quick stroll through Twitter, it wouldn’t be long before you start seeing posts along the lines of; “What each cryptocurrency would look like if they were toasters” or a photoshopped photo of doge sitting in a car with sunglasses and a gold chain around its neck with the captions mimicking that of a rap song (don’t worry, I’ll provide pictures of these below).
Late 2017 was a popular time for ICO’s to make their way onto the Crypto market. We saw a total of 235 registered ICO’s appear in just 2017, compared to 2016s 46. With that many flooding on to the market, it can be difficult to know which are scams and Ponzi schemes and so the Embily team has compiled a bunch of warning signs on ICO’s and scam projects to look out for, which will hopefully help you to protect your money.
Like part one of this article (https://embily.com/blockchain-world-conference-bangkok-2017-embily-report/), I will include the link to the events website as it has details such as the event day timetable, as well as pictures of each speaker, giving you an idea of what they look like. https://blockchainworldconferences.com/
Sometimes it’s nice to put a face to something, right?
With everyone back in the ball room from lunch, the first keynote session of the day was ready to start. Read more