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Alla Petriaieva
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Feb 20, 2021
Ethiopia: Where Coffee Meets Blockchain

Ethiopia: Where Coffee Meets Blockchain

Charles Hoskinson, the Ethereum co-founder, current CEO of IOHK, and creator of the decentralized blockchain startup Cardano, signed a memorandum of understanding in May with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Science and Technology to explore possibilities for agricultural technology on blockchain. The agreement states that Cardano will study ways to use blockchain’s immutable ledger for agri-tech purposes, most relating to Ethiopia’s world-renowned coffee industry – tracking coffee throughout the supply chain, for example, or registering land to deter fraudulent activity. Cardano is a fully open source, public blockchain and cryptocurrency project that seeks to develop advanced smart contract features via a “scientific philosophy and a research-first driven approach” – it claims to be the first project of its kind. Cardano aims to balance the needs of both users and regulators, ultimately providing fair, open access to financial services for all.

The arrangement may bear fruit in concrete use cases, but its most immediate benefits will come in the form of education. Hoskinson will be teaching an inaugural class of 30 female developers how to use Cardano’s technology, sharing his own ideas along the way. IOHK has promised to hire top engineers from the initial course, as well as to build blockchain-based apps to aid the 80 million Ethiopians working in agriculture.

Ethiopia is the first of what IOHK and the Cardano Foundation hope will be a series of initiatives in developing countries in Africa and abroad. These countries offer myriad use cases for blockchain technology – for example, landowners in countries like Kenya, Ghana, and Rwanda can be easily removed from their land, victims of inadequate record keeping. Blockchain’s public ledger would leave no doubt as to ownership, and its adaptation for this purpose has already paid dividends as government officials begin to understand how it helps them bridge the development gap.

 

 

Hoskinson hopes that this is just the latest chapter in his quest to use cryptocurrency to change lives. During a lecture in London in early 2018, he explained that an initial impetus for entering the cryptocurrency space was to “explore what capabilities are required…to give this tool to people across the world so they can solve their own problems.”

Success in Ethiopia would mean tangible lessons to apply abroad while making a significant impact in a country with immense untapped potential. New use cases for blockchain are constantly being introduced – ag-tech and Ethiopia’s coffee industry stand to be the latest beneficiaries.
 

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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 07, 2021
4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

If the stock market were Major League Baseball, hedge funds and institutional investors would be the pros on championship teams while everyday self-directed investors (SDIs) are the benchwarmers in the minors.It’s how they get ahead, and it’s why 90% of SDIs lose money trying to play (invest and trade) in the major leagues. The 4 tricks we discuss below are rooted in one common theme: they all use Artificial Intelligence and algorithms to generate data and ideas.
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John Jacques
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Mar 22, 2018
A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

Statistics for the Head-and-Shoulders Bottom Pattern The days where only hedge funds used algorithms to trade stocks are officially over. Now retail investors can use Artificial Intelligence (A.I.  Here’s an example of the algorithm in action: Late last year, Tickeron’s A.I.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Jul 10, 2020
3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

By analyzing market trends from the first wave, you can predict behavior for the second. Technology stocks have performed at historic levels this year, but the market is severely overbought.To compensate for that, look at performance during Q1 and Q2, the height of global Covid shutdowns.
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Edward Flores
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Feb 06, 2021
How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

The Golden Gate Bridge is always a fixture of these walks too, one of man's most beautiful creations.  As we were walking, at one point she turned to me and said, "Man, I'll never have a million dollars."" My girlfriend is 27 years old and works as a graphic designer, making about $75,000 a year.
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Alla Petriaieva
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Feb 23, 2021
Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Ethereum’s software is set for an update in October.Until it is finished, participants in the Ethereum blockchain must determine how to delay the difficulty bomb – code that necessitates a steadily increasing amount of computer power to mine blocks and unlock rewards – that is already in place.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Aug 07, 2018
When Is the Next Recession Coming?

When Is the Next Recession Coming?

However, we also know that economists predicted 22 recessions out of 11 that took place since 1945. Are there real recession signs we should watch for?Indeed, the answer is yes, and here are a few very important ones: The first one is almost obvious and known to everyone – it is the Fed.
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Abhoy Sarkar
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May 22, 2020
Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Some $17.8 billion has been poured into  bond markets over the past week, the biggest move in more than three months.Around $3.5 billion has been invested into gold, the second largest on record. 
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Rick Pendergraft
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Feb 07, 2021
Mid-January Short Interest Report Shows 8 Stocks with Good Fundamentals and High Short Interest
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 10, 2021
How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

Penny stocks have long been marginalized within the professional investment community, oftentimes being painted with a broad brush of simply being “too risky.” Leonardo DiCaprio’s depiction of the penny stock peddling conman, Jordan Belfort, in the Wolf of Wall Street certainly didn’t help.Here are four reasons to start trading them now. Reason #1: Let’s State the Obvious -- Penny Stocks are Cheap A single share of Apple Inc. costs over $350.
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Abhoy Sarkar
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May 08, 2020
US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

The U.S. economy’s employment fell by -20.5 million in April. The coronavirus crisis led to unemployment rate soaring to 14.7% in the U.S, the highest rate in the Bureau of Labor Statistics-tracked series history that goes back to 1948. However, the figures were better compared to several economists'/analysts' forecasts of 22 million job losses and 16% unemployment rate.  Another unemployment measure that includes those who have stopped looking for work as well as those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons also touched an all-time high of 22.8%.