13 Dec

An Historical and Practical Take on Decentralized Finance

  • December 13, 2019
  • Cristina Cannata

In the scenario where DeFi protocols and more inclusive economic systems take over the contemporary financial system, a systemic change might rise where central banks would experience loss of power over monetary policies which is partly carried out through the issuance of financial services to the public.

02 Sep

Smart Contract: how does it work?

  • September 2, 2019
  • Cristina Cannata

“Smart Contract” is a new software terminology developed and promoted by public blockchains. It is one of the most successful and utilized application of blockchain technology. Even if a smart conctract can be built on multiple blockchain platforms, smart contracts are one of the main products of Ethereum blockchain, the second-largest blockchain currently in place...

05 Aug

Blockchain: Private and Public, Permissioned and Permissionless

In the last few years, private blockchains have massively grown popularity. This fact has hinted the need to shed light on what are the differences among all the ‘types’ of blockchains: is it possible to classify them into categories? How many different "types" of blockchain do actually exist?