Bitcoin, Ethereum are most profitable investments of the decade

As the decade draws to a close, it’s time to look at the investments that were the most successful. And, unsurprisingly, cryptocurrencies top the list of …

As the decade draws to a close, it’s time to look at the investments that were the most successful. And, unsurprisingly, cryptocurrencies top the list of the most profitable investments of the decade.

Up first, is Bitcoin. The first cryptocurrency, built by an anonymous programmer known as Satoshi Nakamoto, it led to the creation of many Bitcoin forks—alternative versions running on similar code—and thousands of altcoins, either using the same code or trying out new features. But, if you got in early, you had the chance to make a quick buck.

Since the first bitcoin was available for trading, its price has accelerated 62,500 percent. Outshining many traditional stocks, it even spawned an entire culture built around prices “mooning” and the promise of lovingly labelled “lambos.” Due to the extreme rise, many critics have called it a Ponzi Scheme and say that its price pumps are bubbles that keep popping. But despite the criticism, an entire industry has been built around Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, leading many countries around the world to start adoption blockchain technology.

Much of the promise of blockchain technology can be seen with Ethereum. It offers features known as smart contracts, which allow for the creation of decentralized apps. These have interesting applications, particularly in the world of finance.

The price of Ethereum has shot up too. Even though the price has dropped heavily since its all-time high in January 2018, the price of Ethereum is still up by 17,900 percent. One ETH is currently worth $132.

However, some traditional stocks have not been far off. Netflix had a strong performance this decade, rising 4,280 percent. It’s not too surprising given how ubiquitous it now is. Even new films are now launching on Netflix instead of heading to the cinema. But it’s epic rise has led to an increase in the number of competitor video streaming companies. Will it be able to fend off the competition going into 2020?

Along with the rise of Netflix, and watching TV at home in general, another company did particularly well. Domino’s Pizza saw an increase in share price of 3,000 percent. Who knew pizza and TV were a winning combination?

In line with the trend of not needing to go outside, Amazon grew considerably in the last decade, rising 1,250 percent. It’s worth noting that not only does Amazon ship products to your door but it also offers a TV streaming service. What’s next, Amazon pizza?

Those doing yoga, trying to work off the 1,000 calorie pizzas, helped to boost the price of Lululemon shares, a retailer known for creating activewear and clothes for “most other sweaty pursuits.” They rose by 1,300 percent.

On a different track, healthcare company Abiomed saw a 2,000 percent rise in the last decade. It creates medical devices, such as artificial hearts.

Shotly behind Amazon is NVIDIA, known for creating computer chips. Interestingly, it pulled in $1.95 billion in revenue from its crypto mining business. But it wasn’t without controversy. In September, critics accused it of surreptitiously influencing the development of an upgrade to the Ethereum network. But nothing was ever proved.

Other profitable investments of the decade were payments processors, including Mastercard and VISA, up 1,100 percent and 760 percent respectively. Google shares rose by 350 percent and Apple shares went up by 840 percent.

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Ethereum (ETH) Remains Biggest Gainer of Dapps in 2019

Ethereum (ETH) saw the strongest growth in its distributed app ecosystem, breaking the expectations that other projects would displace it. It turned out …

Ethereum (ETH) saw the strongest growth in its distributed app ecosystem, breaking the expectations that other projects would displace it. It turned out the primacy of Ethereum was not so easy to dispute, and novel networks promising better and cheaper computation were actually empty, hosting almost no dApps.

Ethereum showed growth in all dApp categories, including gaming, gambling, collectibles, and decentralized finance (DeFi). Ethereum also revealed significant dApp volumes based on token usage, expanding the economy.

https://twitter.com/DappRadar/status/1211598194251096065

Networks like Tezos show almost no activity, as well as other alternative platforms that claimed to be “Ethereum killers”. EOS and TRON, on the other hand, saw their dApp activity diminished by the appearance of simulated mining.

Dapp usage may also be limited by large, centralized app storefronts, as Google and Apple may be reassessing their approach to carrying crypto-related mobile apps.

The biggest threat for the Ethereum network will be the activity of HEX. The project still claims to be gathering ETH, while distributing HEX tokens. The scheme may lead to loss of credibility, and subsequently to ETH dumping.

The biggest challenge for Ethereum would be completing its upcoming hard forks, and eventually switching to ETH 2.0. The next network update, though small and relatively straightforward, comes this January 1. The network will push back the difficulty increase, to allow mining to continue at a more regular pace.

ETH market prices will also face challenges in 2019. Recent analysis shows the coin can be weighed down by multiple “whale” wallets, if they decide to sell. DeFi is also a chance to slowly phase off ETH assets.

ETH traded at $133.81, after a relatively robust recovery and a bounce from lows around $125. But ETH has failed the predictions for a more significant rally.

by Christine Masters, 1 hr ago

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Bayern Munich Tokens Sell for Over $30000

According to Stryking, the Ethereum-based NFTs are unique cryptographic tokens with the “…rarity, authenticity, and ownership secured and …

Seven bundles of Stryking’s official Bayern Munich non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been sold at auction for 240.9649 ETH, equivalent to approximately $31,100. One full set of the special Christmas 2019 Edition collection, featuring 24 players from Germany’s most successful football club, went for 133 ETH (around $16,700) while the remaining six bundles contained four cards each.

The value of each four card set varied from 33.9 ETH down to 4.4 ETH depending on the status of the players they portrayed. Top price was paid for the international quartet of Robert Lewandowski, Sven Ulreich, Kingsley Coman and Ivan Perišić.

The numbers dont lie for the excitement around the @stryking_io Holiday Auctions as according to @opensea we had a 6000% increase in the ETH value of sales from the past week!#blockchain#crypto#cryptocurrency#Dapps#ETH#ethereum#bayernmünchen#Bayern#NFT#technewspic.twitter.com/GV7MZwa2FV

— stryking.io (@stryking_io) December 29, 2019

The sale saw a spike in interest for Berlin-based Stryking products with performance analytic charts logging an impressive 6000% increase on the previous week. Until the sale, Stryking were probably best known for Football-Stars, their web and mobile gaming platform aimed at European fans.

Sporting Connections

Stryking made news in 2018 when they garnered support from Portuguese star Luis Figo and are now a subsidiary of Animoca Brands after being acquired in September this year. Animoca Brands have themselves previously enjoyed NFT auction successes with their official connection with Formula 1 motor racing.

Not resting on their laurels, Stryking have already started a second sale for Bayern Munich NFTs – called New Year 2020 Edition Legendary Player Cards – which will run until 6 January.

Ready for some Fireworks? 🎇Our New Year #FCBayern Special Edition cards are out‼️‼️⚽️ Auction is on, make sure to get yours at https://t.co/PsYOU9UxsG#NFT#digitalcollectibles#Blockchain#TokenSalespic.twitter.com/7jDcgn5lPW

— stryking.io (@stryking_io) December 30, 2019

According to Stryking, the Ethereum-based NFTs are unique cryptographic tokens with the “…rarity, authenticity, and ownership secured and guaranteed by blockchain technology.”

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Technology And Society: Can Marketing Save The World?

Few administrations and a handful of companies are charting the road of post-quantum encryption. The U.S. is one of those. The National Institute of …

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In 1991, Stuart Haber and Scott Stornetta worked to develop uncrackable encrypted stacks of blocks, creating a database nobody could tamper with. At that time, they likely could not have imagined this technology would become the foundation of blockchain. Blockchain was born after Satoshi Nakamoto’s paper in 2008 about cryptocurrency that unraveled the many more applications this technology could have.

The foremost practical benefit of blockchain, in any application, is that of taking away reliability from humans and putting it into machines. It is the ultimate automated trust it generates through an uncrackable system of collaborating computers that creates encrypted blocks that guarantee the security and authenticity of any transaction or interaction, avoiding data bridges and human intermediation

In the last 10 years, we’ve seen the birth of several initiatives and organizations that are attempting to make the most out of this technology. It seems we are on the verge of a revolution that will change our lives in much the same way personal computers did throughout the last 30 years.

While it seems clear the value this technology may bring, we tend to forget that most technologies used today are data-driven, running over binary systems. Blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), industry 4.0, autonomous vehicles and most of the amazing achievements of the last 50 years are based on this type of computing. What would happen if these types of binary systems became obsolete?

Change Is The Only Constant

With the technology we have today, cracking current encryptions that guarantee cryptocurrency security through blockchain is not an easy feat. That is what makes blockchain a safe place to authenticate transactions. But what if a new type of computer could do it in just minutes? What’s known as a quantum computer is already used by companies like Google and IBM.

Suddenly, blockchain, the technology that was supposed to change the future, becomes obsolete, and with it, most attempts to be its early adopters. Few administrations and a handful of companies are charting the road of post-quantum encryption. The U.S. is one of those. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has already identified 26 algorithms that could become the standard to protect information today and tomorrow.

But there is no reason for panic. As Ian Kahn mentions in his acclaimed “Blockchain City” documentary, “Tomorrow is not here yet,” and it seems, as he also reminds, that our tomorrow is made of the only constant there is: change. Through constant change, evolution is happening at an accelerating pace, giving us little time to adapt and transforming governments, organizations, companies and consumers all into forced early adopters.

While quantum computers may seem a giant bridge, it is no different than all the other technologies we are benefiting from and do not realize we are using. As consumers, we do not understand internet protocols, and yet, we buy online every day. With quantum technology, it will happen the same: We may not understand it, but we will still run applications that will reap the benefits of this giant disruption that will boost innovation in a way we cannot even imagine.

I believe quantum computers are the new giant leap by humankind that will boost our capacity to understand, learn and build. With them, we will be able to open the doors to unimaginable discoveries and possibilities that will likely make us look like aliens on our own planet. This is the power that is being unleashed for which we will have to work on defining a purpose beyond profits and power, securing its use for the benefit of all. Dreamers will no longer exist the way we know them today.

Innovation Must Have A Greater Purpose

After many years doing marketing for companies of all sorts and sizes on three different continents, I came to the conclusion that focusing on technological innovation only could be a fatal — or at least dangerous — mistake. Marketing is one of the industries that has embraced and adapted to these new technologies at a really fast pace. However, having the power unleashed through technology is not enough if you don’t have a clear aim, and that aim cannot be only profits.

Technology, in most cases, increases efficiency. In essence, we achieve the same results, but faster, safer, in a cleaner way, with fewer resources. Take marketing, for instance: Social media, digital environments and IoT are all techniques marketing is using to the benefit of businesses’ profit and loss. Yet, these technological innovations are obtaining the very same results, though more efficiently, than our old, traditional, nondigital media: reach and segmentation.

I believe society is clamoring for a different impact. Innovation in technology is not enough. We need to innovate in management models that can guarantee, through the use and development of new technologies, that the impacts we generate are different. We need a broader base of prosperity that generates larger social equity and improves our environment.

Richard Branson has stated, “The brands that will thrive in the coming years are the ones that have a purpose beyond profit.” The future is now, and companies need to use technologies, products and services that allow them to go beyond, but never forgetting, profits.

Looking To Marketing As A Model To Follow

Marketing is the leverage that can serve as a bridge between corporations and society at large, launching profitable projects that also have social and environmental impacts. Marketing can also make consumers understand that they have the collective power, fostered by individual behavior, to demand those kinds of projects while accepting that companies make money along the way. It’s not bad to make money while helping others and the environment, and it is necessary to make those improvements sustainable.

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Exhaustive Study on Big Data IT Spending in Financial Market to Grow with an Impressive CAGR

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