BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

Blockchain: A Very Short History Of Ethereum Everyone Should Read

Even those who are not familiar with blockchain are likely to have heard about Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency and payment system that uses the technology. Another platform called Ethereum, that also uses blockchain, is predicted by some experts to overtake Bitcoin this year. What is Ethereum? Ethereum is an open-source public service that uses blockchain technology to […]

Looking Beyond Ethereum, Crypto Interoperability Is Key

So far, the fast-growing decentralized finance sector has been mostly limited to dApps running on the Ethereum blockchain. Although DeFi Pulse doesn’t yet rank every single DeFi dApp in operation, a cursory glance at the leaderboard shows that ETH dApps dominate. Only Bitcoin’s Lightning Network makes it into the top 21. This dependency on Ethereum […]

SAFCOIN launches Africa’s first blockchain-powered freelance jobs marketplace

SAFCOIN, an exclusive African cryptocurrency, has launched Africa’s first blockchain-powered micro jobs platform, aimed at connecting businesses and gig economy workers across Africa, for free. MobiJobs.Africa lets start-ups and small to medium-sized businesses list jobs, search freelancer profiles, and establish an online presence without set-up, hosting, or development costs. It also lets freelancers market their […]

Moody’s Gives Thumbs Up to UAE’s Know Your Customer Blockchain Platform

Moody’s Corporation has said that a new blockchain-based Know Your Customer (KYC) platform in the United Arab Emirates is credit positive for the nation’s lenders.  According to a report by local media outlet The National on Feb. 26, the ratings agency has said that the platform will improve asset quality and boost profits. As Cointelegraph […]

Global Blockchain IoT Market 2020 – The Upcoming 5G Deployment is Going to Accelerate IoT Growth

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been progressing on a fast track owing to emerging technologies and infrastructure developments. Most electrical devices are getting connected, whether it is a fridge at home or a printer in the office. It is helping in developing an ecosystem for blockchain IoT market. The upcoming 5G deployment is going […]

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies don’t need ‘catalysts’ anymore

Decentralization has been the undying ethos of the cryptocurrency community since the inception of Bitcoin. The power of distributed consensus has been vastly understood by a substantial number of people in recent times, and creatively implemented in a plethora of different ways. While centralization has its advantages, there are so many aspects to blockchain technology […]

Satoshi Nakamoto Net Worth: Bitcoin Founder Worth Around $10 Billion With 1 Million BTC

Satoshi Nakamoto’s net worth is around $10 billion. However, the real person behind the name is still cloaked in mystery. Nakamoto is widely considered as the father of bitcoin. Up to now, the identity or even gender of the person behind Satoshi Nakamoto remains unknown. Although there are several suspects as to who he or she […]

3 Things You Need To Be A Successful Bitcoin HODLer

Bitcoin blogger Sylvain Saurel has published a thoughtful piece on essential qualities to being a “True Bitcoiner.” Although insightful, there are other factors that should be considered when choosing to invest in and hold the flagship cryptocurrency. Understanding of the Technology The decentralized architecture of blockchain technology is revolutionary, yet it is also complex. It […]

Block.one’s Crypto-Powered Social Media Platform Voice Goes Live

Voice, the cryptocurrency-powered social media platform developed by Block.one, the firm that developed the EOS.IO software, is set to go live later today, Valentine’s day. According to posts on social media, Voice is currently asking its users to request access to the platform at a time in which its CEO, Salah Zalatimo, posts on its […]

China’s Nationwide Blockchain Network BSN Will Launch in April 2020

Founded by government-run entities, China’s nationwide blockchain network will launch in April 2020, following a six-month beta testing period. China’s nationwide blockchain network, the Blockchain-based Ser­vice Net­work (BSN), will launch in April 2020, six months after it was rolled out for testing. Backed by Chinese government policy think tank the State In­for­ma­tion Cen­ter (SIC), the […]

Experts expect Asia to play lead development role across the world

Asia is expected to lead the development of blockchain technology worldwide, with China among the key countries to watch next year, according to experts. Jason Potts, professor of economics and director of the Blockchain Innovation Hub at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, said Asian countries, including China, Singapore, South Korea and even Vietnam, are making […]

The Future of Identity Management with Blockchain

As mentioned above, blockchain technology is truly revolutionary with regards to identity management. We live in the age where almost everything about our personal identity can be found on the web. Our online data footprints are extensive, combining everything about us from our name, age, financial history, work history, addresses and social records. Each piece […]

Blockchain Technologies

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) have the potential to bring great improvements to the European industry and citizens. They enable companies, from start-ups to large corporates, and administrations to provide decentralised, trusted, transparent and user-centric digital services. This can lead to new and improved business models, benefiting society and stimulating sustainable economic growth. These […]

Lithuania to Offer the First Collectable Cryptocurrency Token: What Does This Mean?

Interest in cryptocurrencies is growing all over the planet. Now, a European country has decided to launch something different. Lithuania will launch the first-ever collectable cryptocurrency coin in 2020. What Their Collectable Cryptocurrency Involves This token will be released in spring 2020. It is to commemorate the country’s declaration of independence that was made in 1918. […]

Lack of Regulations Driving Crypto Firms to the Verge of Ruin – Report

A new report claims that more South Korean cryptocurrency and blockchain technology companies could fold soon following a closure announcement earlier this week from much-vaunted wallet service BitBerry. As previously reported, BitBerry operator and Dunamu subsidiary RootOne Soft said that “poor cryptocurrency market” conditions and “uncertainty about the future of the blockchain industry” were its […]

5G and blockchain: secure mobile banking?

On the front end, it’s hard to argue with SMS and text as an interface in the developing world, even as messaging apps like WhatsApp are gaining steam in popularity. SMS has decades worth of familiarity to billions of users, grandfathered in with the earliest cell phones, but it is still quick and nimble enough […]

Swiss watchmaker creates crypto storage timepiece

A. Favre & Fils, a Swiss luxury watch maker with 300-year history, said Thursday it has conceived of the first Swiss handcrafted mechanical timepiece that stores crypto-currencies in a “cold wallet” and a state-of-the-art security solution. The new watch incorporates Blockchain technology and proprietary security expertise to guarantee ultimate in-data security and privacy protection. “By […]

Ripple’s Chris Larsen: Meet The Richest Person In Cryptocurrency

Chris Larsen – Cofounder, Ripple – Crypto Net Worth: $7.5 billion – $8 billion* The richest man in crypto is Chris Larsen, a Stanford M.B.A. and veteran Silicon Valley operator who at the January market peak fleetingly had a fortune of some $20 billion, the bulk of it derived from his 5.2 billion XRP, the token […]

Japanese Regulators Approve Lastroots Crypto Exchange

After Japanese lawmakers legalized cryptocurrency as a means of payment in 2017, Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has approved a total of 21 crypto exchanges, with Lastroots the latest exchange to be granted approval. Registering Lastroots in the Japanese Market According to Bitcoin.com, Lastroots was recently approved by the FSA to operate in Japan, though […]

Russia, China, Iran & Venezuela developing crypto to challenge US financial control – study

A new report by the American Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) says the US’ geopolitical adversaries are deploying blockchain technology to help avoid sanctions and counter US financial power. According to the FDD, with the increase of adoption of cryptocurrencies around the world, efforts are underway to build new systems for transferring value that […]

ICOs vs. STOs vs. IEOs: A Simple Explanation

As blockchain continues to disrupt various global markets, it’s easy to see that this technology has revolutionized standard practices in the world of business. Along with the rise and popularity of blockchain come new ways for projects to raise money. Three of the most popular methods include ICOs, STOs, and IEOs. While these financial vehicles […]

Security Token Offerings (STOs) Could be Big For Korean Crypto Industry

If 2017 and early 2018 were seen as the year(s) of the ICO then 2019 could well be the year for the STO, security token offering, according to latest research from South Korea. Initial coin offerings were seen as a great way to launch a project by selling tokens for it in cryptocurrency, which was […]

Major Brazilian Bank Takes Next Step to Shut Down Crypto-Related Business Accounts

Banco Bradesco, one of the largest commercial banking institutions in Brazil, is reportedly refusing to abide by any agreements that would prevent the closure of accounts opened by local cryptocurrency exchanges. Banco Bradesco rejected a request from the Brazilian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain (ABCB) asking the nation’s Administrative Council of Economic Defense (CADE) to reach […]

Can BitIndia Become the Paytm of Digital Money in India?

Bitcoin has been gaining popularity in one of the most populous countries in the world, India. The digital currency is backed by the Blockchain technology, which has established itself as the driver and backbone in many fields. Both Bitcoin and Blockchain technology have been around since 2009 when Bitcoin emerged on the world stage and […]

Top 10 Cheap Cryptocurrencies With Huge Potential in 2020

Recently, the crypto market is going through some major changes, with Bitcoin price changing, TUSD taking place of Tether and much more. One thing is evident that the crypto market has moved from 130 billion USD to 250 billion USD in the past three months, and new users are entering the market, hence the competition […]

The Five Questions to Consider Before Investing in Blockchain

There are more than 1500 cryptocurrencies in circulation at this time, a staggering amount considering the average person only knows the basics about the big options like Bitcoin BTC, -0.20% or Ethereum ETH, 0.68%. When it comes to investing in smaller projects, it can be daunting and confusing to know what’s a good investment. Blockchain […]

How Quantum Computing Threatens Blockchain

The potential uses of blockchain extend far beyond cryptocurrencies. They include securing electronic heath records, creating smart contracts, and electronic voting. Blockchain is even being touted as the potential solution to the Department of Defense’s (DoD) logistics challenges—from DoD’s perspective, the consensus structure of blockchain mitigates the security risks of a single point of failure […]

60 Japanese Banks Launch Digital Currency Without a Blockchain

Sixty leading banks in Japan, under the leadership of Mizuho Bank, have launched a new digital currency called J Coin. The digital cash system will be integrated with J Coin Pay to work across the country. Contrary to initial reports, J Coin will not bear resemblance to a traditional cryptocurrency — in spite of its […]

Bitcoin vs. Ethereum: What’s the Difference?

Bitcoin vs. Ethereum: An Overview  Ether (ETH), the cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network, is arguably the second most popular digital token after bitcoin (BTC). Indeed, as the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, comparisons between Ether and BTC are only natural. Ether and bitcoin are similar in many ways: each is a digital currency traded via […]

Moving Ahead on Blockchain Innovation

China pursues a pragmatic approach to blockchain technology. As a tamper-proof way of recording every digital transaction, blockchain technology could soon play a key role in everything from commercial finance and the Internet of Things, to artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G networks. As the Chinese government is well aware, it has the potential to be […]

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