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Yesterday, I had the opportunity to step away from my desktop to attend a conference organized by the Florida Alternative Investment Association (FLAIA), a non-profit created to establish Florida as an internationally leading center for Alternative Investment management. As I made my way through the swanky halls of the Hard Rock Hotel, music lyrics reminded me that “money can’t buy me love.” True — but it can buy entry into the digital economy and further…

Imagine living in a world where every company you buy from only accepts a different currency. You buy bread with BreadCoin, shoes with ShoeCoin, eat at Restaurant A with RestaurantACoin. You have to calculate the amount of BreadCoin to buy based on how much bread you’re going to buy this week, then decide when to buy the BreadCoin cryptocurrency, on what exchange, and at what price. On top of that, you need to find a…

By the end of this article, you’re going to know how to write simple Ethereum smart contracts using the Remix — Solidity IDE What IS Ethereum? In 2009, someone, under the alias of Satoshi Nakamoto, introduced the concept of Bitcoin, the most successful digital currency to date. It popularized the idea of a truly decentralized monetary systems that every transaction is stored in the blockchain. Ethereum attempts to do further than that, by combining the…