David Azaraf

News Reporter

A data professional by training, David has a passion for simplifying complicated systems through data-driven storytelling. David is a growth marketer at LiquidApps where he researches trends in both the macro and the business environments, and their impact and on the growing shift towards decentralization.

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How Decentralized Platforms Could Evolve the Multi-Billion Cloud Computing Industry

Since 1991, the American Dialect Society’s has published a ‘Word of the Year’ as determined by a panel of independent linguists, as well as their pick of words from a variety of categories such as ‘Most Useful’, ‘Most Creative’ and ‘Most Likely to Succeed’. 2011 saw ‘cloud’ emerge as the likeliest word to succeed, capturing the optimism surrounding this new computing trend.   

Where are the Coins? What Percentage of Tokens Do ICOs Allocate to Investors?

Since the start of July 2017, ICOs have raised $19bn. Projects looking to token offerings as a fund raising mechanism must evaluate trade-offs between allocating a greater proportion of tokens to investors and keeping hold of tokens to incentivize the development team.

DApp Usage vs. Valuations: Tokens Driving Rampant Speculation Despite Tiny User Base

Facebook’s recent decision to remove Alex Jones’ Infowars from their platform has shone a light on the disproportionate control wielded by centralized tech giants. Calls for applications which run on a shared ‘world computer’ that is trustless and available for everyone to access are growing louder. Yet these decentralized applications are hampered by the low throughput of their underlying base protocols as they seek to chart a course to mass adoption.

Decentralized Exchanges: 0X, IDEX and Why Crypto Needs DEXs

If a system is only as strong as its weakest link, then the centralized exchanges are certainly the Achilles heel of the cryptocurrency ecosystem. We take a look at the top decentralized exchanges and why they are so important for the ecosystem.

Decentralized Exchanges: Three Types That Will Be Essential For The Crypto Economy

Decentralized exchanges offer a solution as they allow users to retain control of their funds throughout the trading process, remember ‘not your keys, not your coins’.

EOS Centralization: Top 1.6% of Holders Own 90% of Supply

After a year-long, $4bn ICO, the anticipated EOS mainnet finally went live in early June 2018. The migration of EOS tokens from the ERC-20 standard to the independent EOS blockchain has brought with it increasing scrutiny regarding the true extent of decentralization on the EOS network. However, wealth inequality and voting centralisation is raising questions.

Ethereum Scalability: What CryptoKitties Can Teach Us About the Future of dApps

The advent of Blockchain technology has allowed us to represent and communicate digital scarcityTogether with the introduction of smart contracts by the Ethereum project in 2014, we are now able to build a novel class of software products, known as decentralized applications, that function without a centralized server

PoW Coins Are Under Attack: How Secure are the Top 10?

When Satoshi conceived of Bitcoin as peer-to-peer digital cash, he introduced the Proof-of-Work mining system as a means of incentivizing network participants to play fair, but how does this system affect the security of the top coins?

Crypto Fund Research Shows Rapid Growth but the Potential is Enormous

As the pace of innovation in the blockchain space speeds up and the crypto asset class gradually penetrates the mainstream, we can expect to see a corresponding increase in the number of asset managers entering the space.

DASH and NEM’s Masternode Systems Cause Unequal Distribution Curves

While the creation of blockchain technology allowed us to disrupt the way we transact with money, the uneven distribution of cryptocurrency is still an issue preventing Satoshi’s vision of a more inclusive financial system from being realized entirely.