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Using Blockchain for the Securities Industry – Part 2

5 Mar 2020 2 minute read comments beachbummer

In Part 1, I described the characteristics of the Custodian and the Client within the blockchain model. In Part 2 here, I will describe some of the vital pieces left in the model: namely token transfer and ICO/ITO.  Click here to read Part 1 Token Tr...

Using Blockchain for the Securities Industry – Custodian Part I

27 Feb 2020 1 minute read comments beachbummer

One of the characteristics of the blockchain is the distributed ledger, meaning that there is no centralised database or ledger that keeps track of transactions. Instead, the ledger is decentralised amongst all the nodes, so there is no single point...

The 12 Agile Principles

25 Feb 2020 1 minute read comments beachbummer

In order to guide organisations towards establishing Agile, there is a list of 12 Agile Principles for Project Management and Software Development. Ideally, your organisation should be able to adhere to all 12 Principles, but that will be very diffic...

USD 630k lost in Blockchain Oracle Manipulation

23 Feb 2020 1 minute read comments beachbummer

On 14th Feb, I wrote an article giving a quick explanation on Blockchain Oracles. On 18th Feb, bZx suffered a second attack that resulted in a USD 630k loss, and the cause was probably an Oracle manipulation. Following is a quick explanation on how t...

The Evolution of Project Life Cycles

20 Feb 2020 1 minute read comments beachbummer

Project Management is always evolving and people are always finding better ways to manage projects as time passes and business practises change. There is no single method that is the "best" as different approaches will work in different situations. P...

Risks for Enterprises to BUIDL Blockchain

17 Feb 2020 3 minute read comments beachbummer

If you are not familiar with blockchain and the cryptocurrency community, the first thing you are going to notice is that "build" is spelt wrong in the headline. Within the community, there are many common intentional mispellings, such as "hodl", "sa...

Iteration-based Agile and Flow-based Agile

15 Feb 2020 1 minute read comments beachbummer

The two main approaches for Agile approaches to a project are Iteration-based and Flow-based. Both methods can work equally well, and you should give both of them a shot to see which approach suits your organisational culture best. Iteration-based Ag...

What is a Blockchain Oracle?

14 Feb 2020 1 minute read comments beachbummer

The Oxford definition of an "oracle" is "a priest or priestess acting as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought from the gods in classical antiquity." So what's the connection between oracles and smart contracts? If we take a basic smart...

Beware if you use Avast antivirus

28 Jan 2020 1 minute read comments beachbummer

You would think that you should be able to trust an anti-virus provider that has been around for a long time and that the provider should be aware of safe practises and not expose you to the dangers of the "Wild Wide Web" However, an investigation by...

SouthXchange Down (Update: It's back up now)

17 Jan 2020 1 minute read comments beachbummer

SouthXchange, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Argentina, has been down for about 6 hours with no updates from the team, save for one tweet (   I hope this is just a run-of-the-mill system...