The new State of the Enterprise Blockchain Study contains some key signals to how business is adopting blockchain technology. These signals identify its progress, but also highlight the best inroads to working with enterprises and the work the industry needs to complete to build on the progress. 1. More best practices are needed. 4 Signals That Explain How Businesses Are Adopting Blockchain was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
During the high tide that was 2017, when Bitcoin and Ethereum knew no limits, its growth coincided with an explosion of cryptocurrency based projects which were all looking to raise funds with the help of this new hybrid capital sourcing strategy called an ICO. No name tech companies and startups from across the globe were raising millions in a matter of weeks without having to pitch in front to Angel Investors or VC’s and signing away a percentage of their equity. This access to global funding was unprecedented and inspiring, to see a community come together and support projects but the real issue was the problems these projects were aiming to tackle. While it seemed great in theory when it came down to the practical implementation many of these cryptocurrency projects failed to deliver a viable MVP that could compete or disrupt markets. […]
Wallets are gateways to cryptocurrencies and, as the blockchain space has grown, the variety of wallets available has also grown. Most people who want to dabble with a small amount of crypto, start off their crypto journey by setting up hot wallets in the form of phone, desktop, or web application. Hot wallets focus primarily on convenience and are great for making coin transfers on the go. While hot wallets may be convenient, they force users to sacrifice security and the underlying basis of crypto: having complete control of one’s wealth. Thus, as people get a stronger grasp of blockchain technology and understand how to improve security of their Crypto assets, they either opt for hardware wallets, or even brain wallets. User Experience is Important Given that wallets are gateways to cryptocurrencies, the user experience they provide to new market entrants is […]
Cryptographic essence of Bitcoin: Part 2 — How do public/private keys work?, Elliptical Cryptography & Proof of work Let’s find out how to create a Bitcoin Address Elliptic Curves Cryptography Elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) is an approach to public-key cryptography ( here. Follow Me and Decentralised Capital Follow me to stay updated and learn new developments in financial markets and emerging technologies. Follow me on Twitter! Cryptographic essence of Bitcoin: Part 2 — How do public/private keys work?, was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
Andrew Yang, the pro-Bitcoin 2020 US presidential election candidate, wants to pay every adult American a universal basic income (UBI) of $1000 a month, which would likely be very bullish for bitcoin price. Bitcoin Price Would Benefit From UBI Yang, who will run as a Democrat candidate, is a self-described “serial entrepreneur” and “opposite” of current president Donald Trump. His social support scheme, funding for which is currently a hot topic of debate on social media, he has called the ‘Freedom Dividend.’ “Universal Basic Income is a policy where every member of a society, in this case, every American citizen, gets enough money to meet his or her basic needs,” Yang explained in a promotional video uploaded on CNBC March 21. “So in my plan, the Freedom Dividend, every American adult turning age 18 would receive $1000 a month free […]
As this Friday afternoon slowly transitions into Friday evening, all eyes will be on the top cryptocurrency markets once again. Up until an hour ago, it seemed as if most markets would turn bullish. Right now, some of that momentum has been eroded once again. None of the top markets look incredibly good right now, as even the XRP price suffers from uncertainty. The XRP Price Trend Still Looks Bleak It is evident the current top crypto market momentum doesn’t offer much excitement. With all of the top projects either at a status quo or noting minor gains, the expected bull run fails to materialize so far. Even XRP isn’t showing any signs of either positive or negative pressure, which makes traders rather twitchy. As the weekend looms ahead, the coming 72 hours may prove rather crucial for this market. […]
As GDC rages on, I’ve been able to bring you news about amazing games, but I’ve also spent a majority of my time talking to developers, engineers, and artists about the possibilities lying ahead for the gaming industry thanks to blockchain technology, and how pixEOS is on the leading edge of this trend. When people think of blockchain technology, often their minds jump straight to cryptocurrency, massive volatility, and perhaps even lambos. While this is all fine and good it doesn’t begin to even scratch the surface of what blockchain based systems can do for gaming. A Wave Of Non-Fungible-Tokens Approaches What is a non-fungible-token (NFT)? Simply put a NFT is a blockchain based token that represents a digital object. It could be a picture, or a Cryptokitty in the case with the Ethereum blockchain, or a song. A NFT resides within […]
Most experienced Crypto users are well-aware of the means that must be undertaken to protect their wealth. Thus, most experienced Crypto users strictly avoid hot wallets and opt for hardware wallets, as it’s widely known that hardware wallets can enable coin transfers without the security risks associated with hot wallets. The private keys stored in hot wallets are extremely vulnerable to cyber-attacks and this makes hot wallets insecure. Hardware wallets, on the other hand, retain a private key within a physical device and outside of the computer environment; this gives many the impression that the private key is off-limits, but there’s a limited truth to this notion. Are Hardware Wallets that Safe? Hardware wallets are storage devices tailored to facilitate Crypto storage and payments. Regular hardware wallets store the private key in an offline environment and therefore resist cyber theft of the private keys. […]
Western Union is currently working with Stellar (XLM) collaborator Thunes and enable Western Union clients to transfer funds directly to mobile wallets around the world. The information was […] The post Western Union Partners With Stellar to Enable Clients to Transfer Funds to Mobile Wallets appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
Like a scene from an Orwellian nightmare, authorities in Shenzhen China show where the future of centralized cashless payments is headed. And it isn’t pretty. Centralized Cashless Payments in China China is known for its high rate of technology adoption. Of the 2 billion or so smartphones around the world, two-thirds of them are in China. Unlike most users in the West, Chinese smartphones are particularly popular for making instant cashless payments. Just about everyone accepts mobile payments, from small street vendors to homeless people. Up until now, Chinese using WeChat Pay to make a purchase was completely at their will. But the Shenzhen traffic police are about to instantly extract fines from people’s WeChat accounts if they’re caught jaywalking. Better than that? They’re using facial recognition technology to catch offenders and remove the fines automatically, no questions asked. Facial […]
In the world of cryptocurrency, there is always a lot of interesting momentum at any given time. As most of the bearish pressure has relented once again, the markets are trying to move up in a swift manner. The Binance Coin price is noting some modest gains, although some traders expect this latest run to carry a lot of weight. Only time will tell if they are correct in that assumption. Binance Coin Price Launches Another Attempt It is evident the cryptocurrency markets have waited for Bitcoin to move up throughout the first half of the day. Albeit it took some time to do so, the current momentum seems to indicate this weekend may not be all that negative. As Binance Coin starts moving up again rather quickly, there will be plenty of people trying to chase the top. Over […]
I’ve been interested in crypto trading bots for some time now. Earlier this year, I found Kaktana, a crypto bot trading platform, through a recommendation and I poked […] The post This Crypto Trading Bot Made Me 20% Profit In My First Month appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
Once upon a time… December 18, 2013 to be exact, GameKyuubi’s girlfriend was at a lesbian bar. Why? Well, ummm, ask him. Anyway, like many other nerds on a cold night, he was feeling sorry for himself, alone in front of his computer. Our beloved Bitcoin was dipping. While GameKyuubi’s lady was “hanging out with the girls”, (I’m not going to tell him what she was really doing) he found himself drinking whiskey and chatting online. #guilty GF at a lesbian bar? I’ll let Kermit take this one. (www.redbubble.com) Feeling not so confident, he logged into Bitcointalk.org and posted some rather enjoyable content that continues to amuse, or annoy us to this very day. His post was titled “I AM HODLING”. He admittedly mistyped the title, but after multiple attempts to correct the error, in a intoxicated and emotional state, he gave […]
As the GDC event continues, I’m bringing continuing coverage of indie games that stand out for everyone who can’t make it to the event. Today I was able to check out an awesome platforming puzzler, try my hand at a game that felt like a fusion between Metroid and Mega Man, and see some amazing technology that makes it possible for anyone to make their own games and then burn them to cartridges that work with any NES gaming system and much more! Let’s get right to it, shall we? Within The Inmost Shadows Inmost is a puzzling platformer created by artist Alexey Testov and programmer Andriy Vinchkovskiset set in a bleak universe, featuring a memory and flashback driven storyline. As the plot thickens you must avoid enemies (one hit will kill you), falling damage (fall too far and you die), and traps […]
CryptoNinjas WeTrust, a decentralized platform for financial apps built on the Ethereum blockchain, has announced the release of CryptoUnlocked, a new platform for milestone-driven (aka Proof of Impact) fundraising. By leveraging the decentralized oracle powers of Augur, CryptoUnlocked allows for crowdfunding pools to be… WeTrust launches CryptoUnlocked platform for milestone-driven fundraising
CryptoNinjas Yosemite X, a technology company which developed a public blockchain platform that is based on fiat currency, today announced the launch of Yosemite Card, a 0% transaction fee credit card. The card, which has been adopted by merchants throughout Palo Alto, will yield… Yosemite X launches 0% transaction fee credit card using blockchain
Following Celer Network’s ‘successful’ token sale on Binance Launchpad, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has hinted that a new model where BNB holders will get first dibs on new token launches may be in the works. Celer Network Sale ‘Success’ Binance Launchpad concluded its third token sale for the year. The project, called Celer Network, sold out its planned supply of almost 600 million CELR tokens in a little less than 18 minutes. The event raised a grand total of $4 million. Bitcoinist reported earlier this year on BitTorrent’s ICO launched through Binance’s platform, which managed to raise $7.1 million in 15 minutes. Fetch.AI was the project prior to Celer Network, which also sold out in seconds, reaching its hard cap of $6 million. Immediately after the CELR sale concluded, Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao, revealed that it was “actually the highest buy demand sale […]
CryptoNinjas Eco-friendly privacy-focused cryptocurrency, NavCoin has achieved another milestone in its developmental process. The platform has released a “ZeroCT Phase Two” testnet which will allow for further testing and review of the platform’s wallet by more members of the community. As a key innovation… NavCoin launches new testnet and gets listed on another exchange
As an IT sourcing analyst with ValueCoders (Leading Offshore IT Outsourcing Company) I have helped several startups, SMEs, and enterprises build their mobile apps. Here are the 30 key app ideas I have followed in my work experience. I believe that my list of 30 simple app ideas help businesses from any industry get their mobile app idea turned into reality. In 2019, the demand for simple app ideas is increasing. More and more businesses are building simple mobile apps which are lightweight, tech-savvy, fast and serves the purpose. But why? In 2017–18, there were around $197 billion of mobile app downloads, which will jump to a stunning mark of $352 billion by 2021. However, the era of complex and heavy apps are gone. Users want simple apps which are easy to use and maintain. Hence, the mindset of businesses should be clear […]
Designing a Token Economy — Incentives The reason why incentive design is such a powerful tool for the design of software solutions is because when incentives are aligned correctly, they will push the solution to grow indefinitely. This article will introduce a method for the design of economic incentives, used by economies to deliver value to all participants through time. Call it what you will, incentives are what get people to work harder. — Nikita Khrushchev Introduction to this article This article is the third part of a series on how to design a token economy, with lessons learnt from my work as a Lead Blockchain Architect for . Designing a Token Economy — Incentives was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
Tron (TRX), one of the most popular and largest blockchain networks in the market, is planning to launch important upgrades as soon as the second quarter of this […] The post Tron’s Main Developments Will be Launched as Soon as Quarter 2 appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
Bitcoin market dominance or BTC’s percentage of the total market cap may not be the best way to get an accurate picture of the market, according to new research. Market Share vs Market Dominance There are certain Bitcoin metrics that we all understand; the price, the circulating supply, the market cap. And then there’s market dominance, which is BTC’s percentage of the total market cap of all cryptocurrencies. But what if we’ve all been wrong on this last one? When considering Bitcoin’s ‘Market Dominance’, we generally go to the measure used by CoinMarketCap. But whilst comparing BTC to the total market cap certainly gives us market share, maybe ‘dominance’ should include other factors? That was the theory John-Paul Thorbjornsen investigated, after feeling the current 50% ‘dominance’ score didn’t give a true representation. A better reflection of Bitcoin’s dominance, he suggested, […]
All over the united states, more than thousands of students struggle each year, to reach the top mark and score a reputable position in their class. The condition is quite far fetched in some of the high ranking universities in the United States, including Yale University, Penn State University, New York University, Clemson University and more. Here, teachers are known to assign hefty task loads to their students and it is up to the students how they manage their schedule, such that they complete their pending assignments on time. In these circumstances, many students fail to manage their overall routine and as a result, simply flunk in their class or lose their crucial grades on non completion of the assigned tasks. The question that arises at this point is, how can a student ensure that he manages to score good […]
Cryptocurrency listings have been prohibited from publication on Mercado Livre, also known as Free Market, following a $750 million investment into the platform from Paypal. Just prior to the announcement, more than 10,000 listings relating to virtual currencies were identified on the platform. Also Read: Why Africa Continues to Lag Behind in Cryptocurrency Adoption Latin America’s Largest Marketplace Bans Crypto Asset Listings Mercado Livre, the largest Latin American e-commerce marketplace by number of visitors, has prohibited the listing of advertisements offering the sale of cryptocurrencies on the platform. The news comes shortly after it announced that Paypal had purchased $750 million worth of shares in Mercado Livre. Mercado Livre issued a notice requesting that users terminate listings pertaining to virtual currencies before the date, with the platform announcing it will automatically terminate all cryptocurrency listings on the platform from March […]
Minneapolis, MN March 22nd: The cryptocurrency-based trading platform is at the forefront of a milestone. Streamex is looking to disrupt the crypto-trading field by offering a superior world class product. Streamex has a secure, reliable, robust and comprehensive service that is the first of its kind. “Current crypto-exchange platforms offer little to no groundbreaking features and rarely does a platform entice the market with new functionalities. Streamex changes that. Streamex launches an ICO to include the world in an opportunity to implement substantial changes to the crypto-exchange market.” A large percentage of the cryptocurrency market can rarely address different levels of experience between the users. Streamex addresses this gap by creating a bridge between inexperience traders and trading gurus. The service contains many innovative features: Social trading Trade alerts Streamfolio – a native iOS and Android application Gamification and leaderboards […]
As the top markets continue to struggle for any real traction, it quickly becomes apparent today will not be the best of days for most currencies. The EOS price, while looking somewhat promising on the hourly chart, has yet to overcome a few hurdles along the way. For the time being, this market falls victim to the same bearish pressure as all other top cryptocurrencies. Not the trend traders had hoped for, but the ship can be turned around with too many problems. EOS Price Shows Some Signs of Promise It is evident the current cryptocurrency market trend is not too promising for most of the top markets. That is not entirely abnormal, as nearly everything in the top 15 will follow Bitcoin’s lead when it comes to price changes. EOS is a dutiful follower in this regard, even though […]
Scoring the desired grades in your class might not be the easiest endeavour that you might set sail on. Every year, thousands of students take up an academic course in the United States, across varying subjects such as English, Science, Law, History, and many more. Some of the top universities in the United States such as Harvard University, Clemson university, Stanford University, University of California, Columbia University and many more, happen to be a crowd puller when it comes to attracting not just local students but also migrants, who hail from different nations across the globe. Unlike some of the less stringent universities across the globe, these universities are recognised for their peculiar curriculum and academic requirements, failing which, a student generally finds himself cribbing for more scores. In the wake of these circumstances and a general wave of awareness […]
In recent market action, bitcoin core (BTC) has struggled to hold above $4,000 following four consecutive green weekly candles, while bitcoin cash (BCH) appears to be consolidating above $150 after comprising the best performing of the 10 largest crypto assets by market cap of the last seven days. In other news, ravencoin (RVN) and tezos (XTZ) are among the highest capitalized top gaining markets of the past week. Also Read: 8 Useful Browser Extensions for Cryptocurrency Users BTC Consolidates at $4,000 Following four weeks of green weekly candles, BTC is currently struggling to hold above $4,000 after retracing approximately 1.4% in the last 24 hours. As of this writing, BTC is trading for approximately $3,975 on Bitstamp and $4,040 on Bitfinex, indicating a spread of approximately 1.7% between USD and USDT exchanges. BTC/USD – Bitstamp – 1D BTC has a […]
Whenever a relatively unknown and seemingly less-than-useful cryptocurrency rises in value out of the blue, there is a good chance its price retrace fairly shortly after. In this volatile industry, one of those coins can be found virtually every other day. Despite noting very strong gains a few days ago, it would appear the ABBC Coin price is dropping hard right now. Completely to be expected at this time, as the bearish pressure isn’t relenting. ABBC Coin Price Returns to Normal Levels Most people will readily agree the recent ABBC Coin pump took them by surprise. Not because of the intensity of the pump itself, but rather because the project itself seemingly doesn’t amount to all that much either. While it does try to use the Alibaba name, it seems to be very unsuccessful in this regard. As such, it […]
ETH price indeed matters for the development of the Ethereum, says Vitalik Buterin, who also notes that if the price is zero, then the network cannot be secure. Ethereum Price Matters Says Vitalik Buterin Speaking to a full house at the Columbia Journalism School on Wednesday, March 20th, Ethereum co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, stated that the price of the Ethereum token (ETH) must sustain its high level to ensure that the Ethereum ecosystem continues to develop. The 25 year old Russian-Canadian programmer explained to host Laura Shin that many of his fellow developers previously didn’t pay much attention to Ether price. Back then, much of the Ethereum team downplayed the market price of the ETH token as the focus was largely on developing smart contract technology. It was also a way for the Ethereum team to distinguish itself from other crypto […]
Mt. Gox rehabilitation trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi has reviewed the claims filed by the exchange’s creditors and we’ve included his announcement in The Daily. Also, Caspian launches crypto derivatives trading in partnership with Deribit, Facebook is looking to hire a blockchain lawyer, and Swiss lawmakers have tasked the federal government with adapting existing regulations to cryptocurrencies. Also read: Coins at Kiosks, Micropayment Solutions, Token Launchpad, GPU Inventory Mt. Gox Trustee Completes Review of Claims The rehabilitation trustee in the Mt. Gox case, Nobuaki Kobayashi, has completed the review of the claims filed by the users of the hacked exchange. According to an official announcement, Kobayashi has approved or disapproved the claims of the creditors concerning their rights to ask for the return of their funds from Mt. Gox and submitted the respective statements to the Tokyo District Court. The English translation […]
Written by Dr. Vincent Gramoli (Data61-CSIRO, University of Sydney) Consensus is a fundamental problem of distributed computing. While this problem has been known to be unsolvable, existing protocols were designed to solve consensus under various assumptions. Today, with the recent advent of blockchains, various consensus implementations were proposed to make replicas reach an agreement on the order of transactions that update the distributed ledger. However, very little work has been devoted to assessing their security level. As a result, existing protocols are sometimes misunderstood and it is often unclear whether the problems arising during their executions are due to implementation bugs or more fundamental design issues. The proof-of-work blockchains, like Bitcoin and Ethereum, have been shown both theoretically and empirically vulnerable to double spending attacks. In one my research papers “From Blockchain Consensus Back to Byzantine Consensus” I already discussed the mainstream […]
The Cardano Foundation is currently searching for a Communications & Marketing Director. The main intention is to lead the development of the Cardano Foundation’s public profile. The company […] The post Cardano Foundation is Hiring Experts in Different Fields appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
Embattled DApps and smart contracts platform Tezos has become an unlikely trading hit this week after its XTZ token delivered sudden 70 percent returns. Tezos Traders Go From Rags to Riches Data from CoinMarketCap confirmed XTZ’s abrupt bull run, which began March 19. After trading at just under $0.50 for an extended period, XTZ/USD 00 shot up to a peak of more than $0.83, delivering three-day gains of 70 percent. The performance marks a dramatic change for the token, which had previously traded rangebound between $0.33 and $0.49 since early December. That ‘trough’ had come at the end of a long downturn for XTZ, which had shed value in line with the majority of altcoins as part of the cryptocurrency economy’s record bear market. At press time, the pair had slightly come off its daily highs to trade nearer to […]
China’s Center for Information and Industry Development has released its latest crypto project ranking. Tron and EOS top the list out of the 35 crypto projects evaluated while Bitcoin has been downgraded slightly. The center also evaluated the projects independently based on basic technology, applicability, and creativity. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval March Ranking The Center for Information and Industry Development (CCID), under China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, released the 11th update of its crypto project ranking report on Friday. The number of crypto projects evaluated this month was 35, unchanged from the previous month. “The results show that the world’s three major Dapp platforms — EOS, Tron, [and] Ethereum — still rank in the top three, [and] the scores are 155.7, 146.7 and 142.8, respectively,” the center wrote. Tron debuted […]
As far as the top cryptocurrency markets are concerned, it remains to be seen which one, if any, will move up later today. As of right now, everything in the top 10 looks rather bleak, primarily because Bitcoin is bleeding value all over the place. However, there is always a chance some positive momentum occurs because of this trend. When even the Dogecoin price is in the red, however, the future is not looking too great. Dogecoin Price Momentum is Worrisome In the world of cryptocurrency, there is a lot of information to keep an eye on. Not all markets will follow the world’s leading cryptocurrency’s price trend, which is always a welcome sight. When it comes to Dogecoin, however, it would appear there is always some adverse momentum. It is worth keeping an eye on Dogecoin at all times, […]
Regardless of how one wants to look at things, it has become apparent Tor plays a growing role of importance in the cryptocurrency world. A lot of privacy-oriented projects tend to rely on Tor in terms of maintaining privacy and anonymity. In a somewhat surprising turn of events, the Tor project now accepts various cryptocurrencies for donations. This is a pretty intriguing development, although it remains to be seen if it will yield any major donations. Cryptocurrency Donations for the Tor Project Over the past few years, numerous companies have begun introducing cryptocurrency donation support. While this is a good way to bring Bitcoin and select altcoins into the mainstream, it also appears most of these efforts are rather short-lived in terms of gaining attention. With the current bear market still in effect, a lot of crypto holders are less […]