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What benefits can blockchain bring to the event management business? October 19, 2018

In the not-to-distant future blockchain driven technology could allow attendees to arrive at major events, walk through a biometric scanner, where they would have their face scanned and validated against a computerized guest list.

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How are cryptocurrency investments and profits taxed? October 18, 2018

There are many misconceptions surrounding the use of cryptocurrency and one of the biggest is that any gains in trading can be viewed as gambling and therefore beyond the reach of the tax man.

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Why are stable coins good and how stable are they? October 18, 2018

Digital currencies have lost their lustre in 2018, with valuations plummeting after last year’s cryptomania – but there’s a new kid on the block: the stablecoin. Stablecoins are usually pegged to a hard or ‘fiat’ currency such as the US dollar.

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How is China’s economic power affecting the bitCNY stable coin? October 18, 2018

Stablecoins come in a variety of flavours, but one of the most interesting ones out there – and one of the oldest – is bitCNY. BitCNY was set up by BitShares inventor Daniel Larimer and Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson, and initially only available via the opensource BitShares blockchain platform.

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What does a DAO (decentralised autonomous organisation) do? October 17, 2018

Development of the decentralised autonomous organisation (DAO), where decisions are made electronically and governance comes from a virtual board of directors, was set back by an attack in June 2016. But it’s widely agreed that the delay is just a blip and DAOs are here to stay

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