Blockchain Fintech Fintech Primers

Blockchain Beyond Wall Street

Blockchain

So far we have an insight into this appealing yet a speculative asset known as blockchain and its technology. But let’s move a step ahead- Blockchain beyond Wall Street, in which we shall be discussing about block chain is not just all about Wall Street but its much more than that.

Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin mining is the process to create new bitcoins to solve complicated statistical issues that verify transactions in the currency. When a bitcoin is mined, the miner receives a prefixed amount of bitcoin.

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency which has gained popularity due to its volatility and increasing value since it was first launched in 2009.As the prices of cryptocurrency and Bitcoin specifically were on a horse ride in the past few years, it’s  quite understandable that the overall investors interest in mining has skyrocketed. But, the prospects for Bitcoin mining are not good for many due to its complexity and undesirable costs.

Here is an exhibit showing the share of Bitcoin Mining country wise where by China ranks on the top accounting for more than half of the Bitcoin Mining globally.

  

 

Blockchain Implementation Roadmap

Most in trend the crypto currencies and non fungible tokens (NFTs) are the topics of discussion for all media headlines and financial magazines and we can see the websites flooded by its news. The other blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) also stand in the que. Also, TCP/IP protocols provides the underlying support to enterprise network communications.

Blockchain and DLT platforms drives real productivity thereby crossing the disillusionment of the cycle.They are radically altering how business is conducted beyond organisational borders and assisting organisations in rethinking how they might create and manage digital assets such as identities, data, brands, professional qualifications, and copyrights. In actuality, businesses increased their focus on blockchain projects that offered concrete benefits while cancelling simply speculative projects during the pandemic.

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In the above exhibit, the roadmap for blockchain implementation is being discussed starting from learning, assessing and prioritizing to retrospective challenges. The phases in the agile workflow have also been highlighted- discover, design, build and review. Apart from that, how blockchains operating model is developed and MVE is expanded by consortium. Therefore, its very important that blockchains should be designed, industrialized and institutionalized under proper legal guidance and leadership.

Challenges to Wall Street

As per a general misconception that blockchain is all about wall street and it revolves around it. So, we have few facts with statistics which shall do away with this misconception which shall provide a new wing to blockchain so that it can fly beyond Wall Street.

  • Of all the market crypto currencies tracked by CoinMarketCap, the best performer for 2022 was Australian Safe Shepherd, rising 2870.95% which does not belong to Wall Street.

  • A technology from South Korea-based giant Samsung announced that it has connected its smartphone cryptocurrency wallet to the Ledger storage devices. Floated in 2019, the Samsung Blockchain Wallet supports Bitcoin, Tron, and Tron’s ERC-20 analog,Ether, ERC-20 tokens, and allows third parties to create decentralized applications. Not from the Wall street but still more cold storage wallets are being added by which the active users of its blockchain ecosystem have doubled in 2022.

  • The market capitalization for Ethereum crossed the $500 billion mark in 2022,  trading at $4,362.35 per token,the blockchain’s native token Ether set a new-record high. Ethereum’s record rally is backed by its fundamentals, as the number of active Ether addresses also rose to a record high of 7.94 million, topping the previous peak of 7.14 million reached in January 2018.

  • Beyond the Wall Street, Toronto-based Ninepoint Partners LP has planned for dedicating a portion of its crypto ETF’s 0.70% management fee to offset the fund’s carbon footprint. The Canadian investment firm announced that it has partnered with CarbonX, an environmental software fintech-firm, to purchase carbon credits and support forest conservation projects.

  • Beyond the Wall Street, BME, a Spain’s stock exchange is testing its blockchain infrastructure for SMEs financing under the guidance of a regulatory sandbox created by Spain’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation. This test shall enable BME to examine how suitable will it be for Ethereum-based system to raise capital for limited liability companies beyond the traditional banking financing methods. BME concluded that its blockchain platform shall seek to facilitate SME financing digital assets that shall represent funding avenues like participatory loans and convertible notes adding that the platform shall also enable a digital wallet for SMEs to store both their financial investment instruments and electronic money or digital currency.

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