Crypto regulation obstacles in 2021
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Ethereum is of course a project to watch but seems to be suffering from project fatigue with increasing numbers speaking to other chains due I suspect, to uncertainty on ETH2.0 dates and scaling timescales. Once they sort out those issues, they will undoubtedly continue to see adoption outside the DeFi spikes we have seen in Q3 2020.
In 2020, we have already seen cry...
Why blockchain is the future
Friday, January 15, 2021 by Richard Harris
The fears from the pandemic have naturally placed more focus on wearables helping us monitor our health, fitness, and keeping us better connected.
Companies such as Apple, Samsung, Fitbit, and others are flooding the market with health and fitness devices to help mankind to stay healthy and happier. I believe we will see even more companies entering this space and mo...
Bitcoin should have a great year says PlasmaPay
Thursday, January 14, 2021 by Richard Harris
Bitcoin should have a great year thanks to the macro conditions caused by the massive government stimulus packages of 2020, but Ethereum should also be able to build on the success of 2020 as DeFi matures and develops.
Bitcoin should have a great year and so will Ethereum
Expect greater numbers of cross-chain solutions to launch in response to the scaling iss...
Enterprise blockchain adoption will increase in 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Richard Harris
One significant trend witnessed in 2020 was the wave of large enterprises moving to execute their business logic in Layer 2 networks and simply using Layer 1 for consensus and arbitration. This combination offers enterprises the best of both public networks — with superior, distributed trust - and private networks — with lower costs and better scalability, p...
Blockchain regulations to look for in 2021
Saturday, January 9, 2021 by Richard Harris
Trends in the blockchain and crypto industries in 2021 are likely to be anchored around the growing demands of the decentralized finance space. Layer 2 and cross-chain solutions address current scalability issues. The UX and UI of dApps and wallets will also be improved. Even newer areas of interest like decentralized identity will likely see most of its' developmen...
Bitcoin price prediction for 2021
Saturday, January 9, 2021 by Richard Harris
The biggest challenge for the industry in 2021 will be in regulation. There is already significant pressure from the US treasury to overly regulate Bitcoin to a point where it would lose significant utility. AML/KYC requirements will only increase in multiple jurisdictions. France for example recently came out with some stringent AML/KYC requirements.
Bitcoin price p...
Cryptocurrency investment predictions for 2021
Friday, January 8, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
The institutionalization of cryptocurrency has been the emerging theme of 2020. The investment focus has largely been focused on Bitcoin, up over 90% year to date, as digital gold (i.e. a hard money alternative to fiat), with broadening adoption from institutional investors. Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency, has seen some speculative investment but it will li...
Altcoins rising and are here to stay
Thursday, January 7, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
The institutional adoption of cryptocurrencies has been one of the dominant trends of the market in 2020. More institutions and liquidity providers are rapidly entering the space and the investments in Bitcoin appear to be strong. This trend is likely to continue, and increase momentum in 2021, with announcements by the likes of PayPal offering crypto payments in 2021 a...
Cryptocurrency during COVID19
Friday, October 9, 2020 by Richard Harris
Overbit, a Bitcoin derivatives trading platform founded in 2017 and launched in 2019, conducted a recent survey of 2,500 traders, in 90 countries, on 5 different continents. They commissioned their commercial ads and offer trading solutions for retail clients and institutions across the globe.
Overbit’s platform features low latency connectivity, superior liqui...
Kadena public blockchain has increased from 10 to 20 chains
Thursday, August 20, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Kadena announced that its scalable layer-1 public blockchain has increased from 10 to 20 chains, becoming the fastest blockchain platform in the world. Kadena’s Chainweb public protocol functions through a braided, parallelized consensus mechanism, a unique architecture that boosts speeds while preserving the security of the Proof of Work consensus utilized by Bit...
PumaPay's latest advancements
Thursday, August 13, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
With their new hybrid solution, PumaPay differentiates itself from other payment service providers. Combining crypto with traditional finance, their service now enables payments to be made and received in any currency, with the PMA token acting as a means of value transfer, by virtually anyone from merchants of all varieties to end-users. With measures in place to ensur...
PayPal to roll out direct sales of cryptocurrency
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Recent reports indicate that Fintech giant, PayPal, plans to roll out direct sales of cryptocurrency to its 325 million users within the next few months. Currently, PayPal can be used as an alternative means for withdrawing funds from exchanges such as Coinbase, but this would be a first in terms of offering direct sales of crypto. Industry sources reported that the com...
Decentralized technologies solve Illiquidity problems
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
Illiquidity is one of the major factors affecting global financial markets. Digitizing new assets and finding corresponding buyers and sellers is difficult and costly. Much has been said about the potential for decentralized technologies to solve these problems, but current offerings fundamentally lack the necessary performance guarantees, feature set, and architectural...
Quras is now listed on BiKi
Monday, November 18, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Quras has announced a partnership with BiKi. As of November 1st, Quras' native token (XQC) is listed and active on BiKi's trading platform. This strategic partnership strengthens Quras' position in the Asian market, expanding its market share through BiKi's large and growing user base of over 2 million people globally. Together, Quras and BiKi look to br...
Nodle cash app now available for android
Monday, November 11, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Nodle.io announced that Nodle Cash app, previously only available pre-installed on the HTC Exodus 1 smartphone is now officially live on the Google Play Store for all Android phones.
Nodle’s Network, dubbed The Citizen Network, is a community of smartphones that act as secure nodes — or hotspots — to seamlessly connect and locate physical assets, lo...
Electroneum proves there is a real utility for cryptocurrency users
Friday, September 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
Electroneum users can now top up Claro, TIM, Vivo and Oi mobile airtime and data with ETN. This is the first time 95% of a country can top up airtime and data with ETN. Brazil currently represents the fastest-growing Electroneum community. The expansion unlocks new opportunities to partner with other major corporations, retailers, and businesses.
After great success ...
Developing Blockchain Dapps with Factom (FAT protocol)
Monday, August 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
The Factom blockchain is a decentralized publication protocol for building record systems that are immutable and independently verifiable. It enables secure storage of data without disclosing private information or requiring trusted intermediaries. Unlike other public blockchains, Factom uses a distributed ledger architecture that allows related entries to be linked chr...
Two strategic advisors join Findora
Friday, August 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
Findora, the cryptographically transparent public blockchain for building decentralized financial applications, has two new strategic advisors; Balaji Srinivasan, former CTO of Coinbase, and Professor Dan Boneh, Head of Stanford Cryptography.
Prior to joining Coinbase, Srinivasan was General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and co-founder of Earn.com,&...
Bitcoin secured enterprise blockchain lands
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Komodo announced that Antara, an end-to-end “Smart Chain” development framework, has gone live. Antara allows developers to break away from the limitations of today’s single-chain blockchain platform architecture by enabling the creation of simple, scalable, modular, Smart Chains that are secured using the Bitcoin network through Komodo’s Delayed...
How cryptocurrencies can help the UK after Brexit
Friday, July 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin could play a significant role in reshaping and reinvigorating the UK’s financial services sector post-Brexit.
This is the bold assertion from the CEO and founder of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organizations.
The observation from deVere Group’s Nigel Green comes as Britain’s Brex...
Maker of CryptoFight lands investment from gaming pioneer Calvin Ayre
Monday, May 20, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Kronoverse Corp. has secured a lead investment in its seed round from Calvin Ayre, online gaming entrepreneur, and founder of Ayre Group and CoinGeek. The investment comes on the heels of Kronoverse’s groundbreaking announcement last month that it will use the Bitcoin SV [BSV] blockchain to power CryptoFights’ game networking layer. Ayre is a key backer of B...
What it takes to be a blockchain developer
Monday, April 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
The role of a blockchain developer is much coveted, and named as the top emerging career in the US job market last year. In fact, software engineers with specialized knowledge of blockchain technology are able to command salaries as high as $175,000 USD. With mainstream adoption on the horizon and higher education institutions working to prepare the next generations of ...
Blockchain development with strong APIs
Monday, January 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
2018 was the year of blockchain “pilot” projects - where companies began to truly explore all of the possibilities of the technology. For example, in PwC’s 2018 survey of 600 executives, 84 percent said their organizations had at least some involvement with blockchain technology - but only 15 percent reported having gone live.
As we jump into 2019, ...
How Ethereum's hard fork could rebound the future of crypto
Thursday, January 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
Ethereum crypto coin speculation can be found in just about every corner of the Internet, right along with many other crypto coins. But what is it about Ethereum that intrigues so many?
According to the deVere Group, Ethereum's ending value could be $2500 sometime in 2019, and it will continue to grow through 2020, because of the use of the platform itself and th...
Enjin blockchain platform to be used by BREC
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Blockchain Robotics Engineering Consortium (BREC) has announced they will utilize Enjin’s blockchain platform and ERC-1155 token standard for their upcoming robotic engineering system Makerverse.
In addition to a virtual 3D engineering and simulation space, Makerverse will give engineers, enthusiasts, and gamers of all levels the ability to participate in t...
Bitcoin donations helping software students
Friday, January 11, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Holberton School New Haven, a two-year program training software engineers, announced a $10,000 Bitcoin donation from Scroll Network’s co-founder Nathan Pitruzzello which will be used to help qualifying students offset living expenses while attending the two-year program. Holberton is among the first schools using Blockchain to store academic certifications to ass...
Angular 7 highlights, improvements, and gotchas
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
Google recently announced its new Angular 7, which has been noted as a major release spanning the entire platform, including the core framework, Angular Material, and the CLI with synchronized major versions. These benefits along with more, such as CDK virtual scrolling capabilities and drag & drop feature, have developers excited to dive in. Carl Bergenhem, a Produ...
Blockchain IoT can work to your advantage
Friday, October 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Why do the words Blockchain and IoT still sound terrifying to some businesses? Maybe it's because Blockchain terminology was made mainstream by Bitcoin, or perhaps it's that IoT sounds immediate security alarms.
According to IBM, using Blockchain in asset management, customs declarations, supply chain networks, commercial property leasing, and countless more ...
30,000 blacklisted apps hosted on the Google Play Store report finds
Friday, September 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
RiskIQ has released its Mobile Threat Landscape Q2 2018 Report, which analyzed 120 mobile app stores and more than two billion daily scanned resources. The findings show a spike in blacklisted apps headlined by Trojans and Adware, as well as a fascinating shift in tactics by mobile threat actors.
For the second year in a row, RiskIQ observed a sharp increase in black...
Freelance jobs are being embraced by Gen Z
Thursday, August 30, 2018 by Richard Harris
Upwork released new data from Gen Z respondents to Freelancing in America: 2017, a comprehensive measure of the U.S. independent workforce, conducted by independent research firm Edelman Intelligence and commissioned in partnership by Upwork and Freelancers Union.
Findings show that Gen Z - the youngest segment of the adult workforce (people born between 1997-2000), ...
Merged mining partnership between Bitmain and Elastos
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Elastos (ELA) announced a merged mining partnership with Bitmain Technologies. The merged mining partnership means that for miners and future users of the smart web platform, it guarantees the security of the Bitcoin network by sharing its hashpower. Merged mining allows Bitcoin (BTC) and the ELA coin to be mined simultaneously and more efficiently, and conserves energy...
Mobile blockchain SDK helps devs integrate the new tech
Monday, July 16, 2018 by Richard Harris
Devslopes LLC has announced the company has raised $300,000 in conjunction with their latest product named Blockstart to bring blockchain and cryptocurrencies to mobile app and game developers. Since its launch in 2015, Devslopes has taught over 300,000 students how to code and obtain jobs in the tech industry. After training both online students and corporate employees...
New FPS game lets your earn ERC20 tokens while you play
Thursday, July 5, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Game players can use WAR FIELD’s GOLDER (GLDR) - an ERC20-compliant, Ethereum-based cryptographic token - to stake on their character’s “life”. GOLDER are available exclusively at warfield.com during the company’s Token Sale/ICO, which starts June 28.
Players then compete in deathmatch games. Simply put: the winners get GOLDER from ...
Questioning the future of privacy and the safety of personal identity
Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
While consumers and businesses expand their use of social media and electronic services to record levels, many of America’s most knowledgeable security professionals don’t believe that individuals will be able to protect their privacy and online identity, even with precautionary measures and new regulations such as GDPR.
These findings and more are outlin...
The first blockchain based smartphone coming to the US
Monday, June 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
An Android-based dual SIM smartphone developed by Pras Michel, in partnership with IoT device company Borqs Technologies, will be offered through a new tech platform, Blacture. The branded, 5.99 inch smartphone device - called MOTIF - will be available later in 2018 and exclusively on blacture.com. The phone features a blockchain-based platform that will be "the fi...