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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 […]

Exploring the Impossibility of Full Decentralization

Exploring the Impossibility of Full Decentralization By Vlad Andrei This article first appeared on albaronventures.com In our quest to escape from existing corrupt centralized systems, we may believe that it’s possible to achieve complete decentralization. However, recent academic research shows that this is unfeasible — at least sustainably. For example, Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work (PoW) mechanism relies on many different […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Makes Blockchain or Cryptocurrency “Mainstream”?

‘Mainstream’ is a term used throughout blockchain, cryptocurrency, and indeed for many technologies, but everyone has a hard time pinning down what it means. So at what point could blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies be classified as “mainstream,” or more the “norm,” rather than new or emerging? Blockchain technology seems to be permeating every industry and […]

OpenLibra is an open alternative to Facebook’s Libra

While Facebook’s upcoming cryptocurrency Libra struggles to keep partners on board and regulators happy, an alternative called OpenLibra is here to address some of Libra’s potential shortcomings.  Announced at Ethereum Foundation’s Devcon 5 conference in Osaka, Japan, OpenLibra is described as an “open platform for financial inclusion,” with a telling tagline: “Not run by Facebook.” […]

Why China Is Banning Crypto but Is Bullish on Blockchain

Babel Finance is one of China’s largest financial service providers.  The firm works with crypto mining companies to fund the volatile industry and products including crypto-backed loans, deposit services, margin trading and derivatives. Since July 2018, Babel has issued $400 million in crypto-backed loans with a balance of more than $300 million outstanding. Before pivoting […]

The Promise of Blockchain

The Promise of Blockchain Each of these blockchain networks has its own native currency but cannot interoperate with other blockchains since their underlying codes and protocols are different. To fully harness the promise and potential of blockchain technology, interlinking bridges between each network must be established. The interoperability of the networks enables blockchains to communicate […]

India vs. the people: The battle over cryptocurrency ownership continues

India has a curious relationship with blockchain. On the one hand, the Indian government is a huge proponent of blockchain technology, and nearly half the states in India have already initiated government-sponsored blockchain projects. At the same time, the government has been very ambivalent toward cryptocurrency, drafting a slew of measures in the last couple […]

New Guidelines for Token Issuance

Swiss Blockchain Federation Publishes New Guidelines for Token Issuance The Swiss Blockchain Federation has published a concise and easily understandable manual with guidelines for issuers of digital equity and related tokens which they say is succinct and easy-to-understand SMEs to fully leverage the issuance and trading of equity on the blockchain in Switzerland. “The issuance […]

Argentina wants to tap cryptocurrency, blockchain with Huobi

A senior minister of Argentina said the government was looking at joining hands with Huobi Group, one of the largest digital assets trading platforms in the world, to explore cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. “We would like to learn how to participate in cryptocurrency and blockchain industry from Huobi. With Huobi’s platform, agricultural, mineral and energy […]

What is the difference between bitcoin and blockchain?

Bitcoin is a decentralized digital asset — arguably, the most popular — and typically takes up half of all digital asset trading volume on most given days. Bitcoin utilizes blockchain technology. Blockchain is not a cryptocurrency. It is the ledger that records all the cryptocurrency transactions that are verified by cryptography and is open, secure […]

New Report Shows Progress of Crypto Startups Since 2014

A recent survey conducted by Temio, a company that provides white-label technology to enterprise customers serving blockchain and cryptocurrency real-world applications, indicates that crypto startups are increasing with significant progress. The research was conducted from October 14 to November 29, on three main objectives: to know the actual number of jobs being created, the demographics […]

Deutsche Bank says crypto could replace cash by 2030

The end of fiat money? Prior to the early 1970s (when the Gold Standard was dropped) money was always backed by some type of commodity. In the last 50 years, however, money has been solely backed by trust. Today, the fiat currency system looks more endangered than ever, according to Reid. “The forces that have […]

‘DNA-of-Things’ Technology Can Store Bitcoin Passwords in Everyday Objects

The process conceptually is straightforward. As DNA consists of four bases, adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C) and thymine (T), an algorithm can be used to convert digital information of ones and zeroes into sequences of these DNA bases called oligos. The researchers first detail how they were able to encode a “Stanford Bunny” with […]

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