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Criptomonedas, un problema de falta de adopción

El de las criptomonedas es un problema en el que confluyen economía, política, tecnología y emociones encontradas. Y los análisis se basan en “partidarios” y “detractores”, cuando lo que debería haber es un análisis puramente técnico del asunto, no un debate ideológico.

Las criptomonedas (en concreto Bitcoin) estaban llamadas a generar una nueva economía con más libertad y oportunidades para todos. Pero el hecho cierto es que -de momento- han “amplificado” muchos vicios del sistema fiat: especulación, dinero sin respaldo real, burbujas, etc.

A estas alturas un porcentaje sustancial de negocios debería estar usando Bitcoin en sus operaciones al igual que el público: es evidente que eso no está ocurriendo.… Read more...

Crypto Security and the New Web3 Mindsets for Users

Today’s episode is all about crypto security — that is, the new mindsets and the new strategies for storing crypto assets safely while also allowing holders control and access. 
(As a reminder, none of the following should be taken as investment advice, please see a16z.com/disclosures for more important information.) 
We’ve covered security trends more broadly a ton in our content, which you can find at a16z.com/security, as well as crypto-related trends including NFTs, and the…… Read more...

Portfolio Optimization in Python

In investing, portfolio optimization is the task of selecting assets such that the return on investment is maximized while the risk is minimized. For example, an investor may be interested in selecting five stocks from a list of 20 to ensure they make the most money possible. Portfolio optimization methods, applied to private equity, can also help manage and diversify investments in private companies. More recently, with the rise in cryptocurrency, portfolio optimization techniques have been…… Read more...

Five ways blockchain technology is changing businesses

Blockchain technology is quickly gaining popularity, not only in the fintech industry, but in the ecosystem as a whole. People had their doubts about the technology in the past but nowadays, it has been seen to benefit businesses in many ways. This  gives momentum to digital technology, where it is getting integrated into traditional businesses. 

The major discouragement large and medium business owners get when they hear about blockchain technology is cryptocurrency. The currency is extremely volatile to change and is still not investor-friendly. At one instance, the currency can rise tenfold, and the very next moment, it could fall far below what you invested. 

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Is Crypto Lending Worth it?

Cryptocurrency is a digital currency in which its transactions are monitored by a system using cryptography as opposed to a central authority like traditional banks. As its popularity grows, cryptocurrency will find its way into many traditional forms of money lending, including loans. In crypto lending, a sum of cryptocurrency is used as collateral. You pledge a certain amount of your cryptocurrency assets to receive the loan, then over time, you pay it back. Unlike traditional loans, you can gain access to your funds in as little as a couple of hours.

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In recent years, cryptocurrency has made massive waves in the economy and finance markets.

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Altcoins With the Most Lucrative Potential in 2021

In early 2021, the price for altcoins was spectacular but the bulls are not evergreen. Altcoins are accounted for more than 40% of the total cryptocurrency market, with over 10,000 cryptocurrencies and counting. The explosion of decentralized finance and smart contracts give rise to some of the altcoins’ value. The highest altcoins by market cap remain to be Ether, Tether, Binance Coin, and even Dogecoin. The total market capitalization of altcoins, excluding Bitcoin, is at a all-time high, according to CoinMarketCap.

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Bybit is one of the fastest growing cryptocurrency derivatives exchanges, with more than a million registered users.

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What is Neuron Fund and Why Does it Matter?

Neuron Fund is an investment management company working in crypto financial markets and dedicated to delivering attractive risk-adjusted performance. NEUR token, option pools in DeFi.

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@neuronfundNeuron Fund

Decentralized investments products leveraging blockchain technology.

What is Neuron Fund?

DeFi (Decentralized Finance) opens opportunities for awesome returns on crypto investments. There are many parts of DeFi, including lending platforms, liquidity protocols, stock synthetics, automated market makers, and more. Yield aggregators are another option in the Decentralized Financial space.

Unfortunately, such opportunities are distributed over different chains and projects, their reliability is sometimes questionable, and diving into the ecosystem of novel chains takes time users rarely have.

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This Week in Security: Ransomware Decryption, OpenSSL, and USBGadget Spoofing

We’ve covered a lot of ransomware here, but we haven’t spent a lot of time looking at the decryptor tools available to victims. When ransomware gangs give up, or change names, some of them release a decryption tool for victims who haven’t paid. It’s not really a good idea to run one of those decryptors, though. The publishers don’t have a great track record for taking care of your data, after all. When a decryptor does get released, and is verified to work, security researchers will reverse engineer the tool, and release a known-good decryption program.

The good folks at No More Ransom are leading the charge, building such tools, and hosting a collection of them.

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In-Game Asset Trading on the Blockchain

Hosting in-game assets such as tradeable items or purchasable cosmetics on the blockchain as NFTs would allow asset of any game to be traded safely with assets of any other. Players could directly trade assets for crypto or for NFTs outside of the gaming world, to people all over the globe without the worry of regional restrictions or needing to deal with third-parties like PayPal or Visa. Owning an NFT would grant players true ownership of the asset, as opposed to it simply being lent to you by the developers, where they can take it back as they please. An asset is yours to keep, burn, or trade, even if the game’s servers go down.

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NFT Boom 2.0: Is There Any Proof?

The abbreviation NFT is becoming one of the most discussed topics in the world among crypto enthusiasts. Individuals have started realizing that the NFT market has already accumulated millions of USD and there is a high possibility that this figure will continue increasing. The average daily volume of NFT sales reached more than $19 million, according to nonfungible.com. In August 2021, on average, the daily number of sales has been 2 times higher than for any period in the first half of 2021. NFT Boom 2.0: Is There Any Proof?

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The abbreviation NFT is becoming one of the most discussed topics in the world not only among crypto enthusiasts but also among teenagers, students, and even elderly people.

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Seven in 10 Institutional Investors Expect To Buy Cryptos

Cryptocurrencies are now estimated to be worth roughly $2 trillion and — despite pressure from regulators — demand from investors continues:

In July 2021, FTX—the Antigua-based cryptocurrency derivatives exchange which offers futures, leverage tokens and OTC trading—raised $900 million from over 60 investors. This included venture capital firms Paradigm and Sequoia, hedge funds and the private equity group Thoma Bravo. It was the largest private equity deal in the crypto industry’s history, valuing the business at $18 billion—one of the largest rounds of financing for a digital assets startup.

In May 2021, Block.one —the Peter Thiel, Alan Howard and Louis Bacon backed blockchain software firm—pumped $9.7 billion into a new cryptocurrency exchange subsidiary called Bullish Global.

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5 Best GPUs for Crypto Mining and Gaming

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@khunshanKhunshan Ahmad

Writes about tech. Software engineer and digital marketer by profession. Peace.

2021 has been great for PC games, seeing the release of hugely popular titles such as Hitman 3 and Ghostrunner, with the latest versions of established series like Far Cry (Far Cry 6) and Battlefield (Battlefield 2042) set to release before the year ends.

The release of the aforementioned PC games makes the need for a great graphics processing unit (GPU) for gamers even more pressing. A good GPU not only provides a richer gaming experience, it effectively takes some load off from the CPU and increases the overall performance of 3D applications and software you use.

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Career Opportunities in Blockchain and The Top Jobs You Need to Know

Blockchain expertise is one of the fastest-growing skills and demand for blockchain professionals is picking up momentum in the USA. Since crypto-currencies are doing well for the last few years and many investors are looking at investing in them, the demand for blockchain engineers is growing. Blockchain technology certifications have become very popular in the last few years.

The Growing Demands for Blockchain Specialists

Demand for Blockchain professionals is increasing and blockchain technology certifications are quite popular courses in institutes and universities. Globally, according to Glassdoor, the demand for blockchain professionals grew by 300% in 2019 as compared to 2018 and this increase is expected to grow in the years to come.

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12. Crypto-craze,, A Flavor of PrimeNet

In case you’ve missed it, there has been a tremendous number of news stories, social media posts and the like on Bitcoin, Hashing Algorithms, Blockchain, video graphics cards and Crypto-mining.  If you are anything like the most of us, the information barely provides you a platform to have a discussion about the topic.  But what does it all mean?  What is a Blockchain?  What are hashing algorithms?  How does one mine for bitcoins or any other crypto-currencies?  Is it as profitable as most say?  These and many other questions will be addressed in this blog.

PrimeNet – For the past few years, I’ve really been intrigued with the application of prime numbers in public key encryption algorithms.

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Obtaining historical and real-time crypto data with very simple web programming

While learning about cryptocurrencies, I desperately needed data that I could manipulate myself to do my own plots and analyses. Here I show you how to easily get real-time and historical crypto data right in your web browser with minimal programming skills. Source code, links, and some basic plots and analyses included.

Disclaimer: You will not find any financial advice here and I’m no expert in cryptocurrency, cryptoart, NFTs, their trading, etc. I only give away free HTML+JavaScript code to get data through API calls to CryptoCompare.com; and I display some plots derived from that data with some of my own subjective opinions.

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With a “left press” like this, who needs fascist media?

Mark Crispin Miller

It pains me to say it, but Caitlin Johnstone—whose work I used to champion ardently, defending her against the crypto-Stalinists at Counterpunch—is one of many “leftists” who keep partying like it’s 2019.

Same with the interminable Noam Chomsky, The Nation, Consortium News, MoveOn, Popular Resistance, Nation of Change, Covert Action Bulletin, Naomi Klein, Tom Engelhardt and others that I used to champion, and (in some cases) see as friends, as well as outlets that I used to write for.

So Caitlin loves her boomer Dad for his irrepressible outrage over the bombing of Afghanistan, and loves ALL boomers for their fiery dissidence—on issues that don’t matter much at this apocalyptic moment.

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