Most Read on Bloomchain in 2021
NFT: how the unique token market works. Non-exchangeable tokens are not only a new and rapidly growing segment of the blockchain, but also a high-risk area. We discovered what NFT is and why there is so much hype in this market.
Lies, Big Lies and Tether? USDT is often criticized for its lack of transparency, lack of token collateral audits, and manipulation of bitcoin’s value. We have answered the most popular questions about Tether.
Seals rule the Internet, and DOGE rules the crypto market. Due to the unprecedented growth of quotes and the endless stream of tweets by Elon Musk, the cryptocurrency meme is on everyone’s lips. Bloomchain discovers how risky Dogecoin is and whether it lives up to the spirit of the new digital economy.
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Stablecoins for the masses. In the fall of 2020, the United States Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury (OCC) allowed US banks to hold funds to secure stablecoins. This decision paved the way for cryptocurrency companies serving operations on stablecoins to the banking market, but this option is not very popular.
Fictitious Decentralization: What Are Orthodox Crypto Investors Against? Most of the rules by which popular blockchain projects operate involve a number of trade-offs in terms of decentralization. In return, participants receive more customized and useful solutions.
What is the future of DeFi? The decentralized financial market continues to break records in terms of the number of blocked funds, but this has not led to a significant increase in the number of its participants. We find out whether DeFi can really compete with the traditional financial sector, or will it remain a closed club for crypto enthusiasts.
Can fintech destroy Visa and MasterCard?… A new fintech solution seeks to remove monopolies from the transaction chain – Visa and MasterCard payment systems. However, this does not mean that the payment giant will be a relic of the past.
Buy now, pay later. According to estimates, the volume of BNPL services (buy now, pay later) will grow actively in the coming years. Bloomchain has figured out the reasons for the popularity of payment solutions, and what problems this market might face.
Unprofitable but interesting: why banks buy rich tech startups. Major banks invest in startups that offer money management solutions and embed them in their ecosystems. The volume of such “budget” investments in 2020 reached the historical maximum.
Fintech emigration. We are talking about Russian specialists and top managers who have decided to launch their startup abroad.
Bigtech during a pandemic. During the COVID-19 pandemic, representatives of FAMGA companies (Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon) are investing far more actively in startup development than they spend buying them.
How much does Robinhood and Revolut earn from a cryptocurrency expert. The diversification of corporate earnings through digital asset transactions is no longer surprising. Instead, it attracts clients from generations Y and Z, promoting entry into the open market. In addition, it turns out that traditional monetization models sometimes carry risks that are not inferior to cryptocurrencies.
digital telecommunications. Bloomchain asks why banks maintain unprofitable mobile services.
An easier way: how long will the euphoria surrounding the merger with SPAC last?… A huge text about the explosion of deals with companies with “blank checks” that took over the market earlier in the year.
Declare “crypt”: an oxymoron or the future of paper money? What is digital money compared to existing cash and non-cash funds, and why would we want to use it?
Darkweb fans have taken Russia to the top in shady crypto deals – Clain Investigations. Ignoring security requirements, some trading platforms become centers of concentration of illegal activity. The Russian site is far from last in this category.
Fintech-imba: how the neobanking market in India is changing… The world’s most populous country remains one of the most profitable jurisdictions for the development of the fintech industry. For this indicator, it is ranked 15th in the world according to the Global Fintech Rank. We find out which companies claim the role of local monopolists.
Mine. China has consistently pursued a policy of “squeezing out” cryptocurrencies and related infrastructure. However, despite the short-term shock, the authorities’ actions eventually opened up new opportunities for the market.