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The-differences-between-web-apps-and-native-apps

The differences between web apps and native apps


Thursday, October 18, 2018 by

Even in 2018, years past the origional question, the debate rages on across the land, in office spaces and conference rooms every day - should we build a full-blown native mobile app, or is distributing over the web good enough? By now everyone knows the “mobile-first” mentality because statistics like 50% of web searches being done from a mobile dev...


XPhone-uses-blockchain-to-make-calls-and-send-messages

XPhone uses blockchain to make calls and send messages


Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by

Pundi X says they have created a blockchain-based OS and communication protocol for mobile devices that allows users to make calls, send messages and transmit data via a fully decentralized blockchain network. Powered by Function X, an ecosystem built entirely on and for blockchain, the new mobile phone called ‘XPhone’ runs on a new transmission...


Cardano-blockchain-development-just-got-easier

Cardano blockchain development just got easier


Tuesday, October 9, 2018 by

IOHK, the blockchain research and development company behind the top 10 cryptocurrency Cardano, has launched its first open source project, opening up the technology to a wide range of third-party developers.   The Cardano Rust project is a toolbox for developers who want to build products for its blockchain. This repository provides developers with a l...


Blockchain-IoT-can-work-to-your-advantage

Blockchain IoT can work to your advantage


Friday, October 5, 2018 by

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 ...


The-iPhone-XS-phones-and-low-code-programming-complexity

The iPhone XS phones and low code programming complexity


Monday, October 1, 2018 by

The new iPhone XS devices are the most complex and sophisticated phones Apple has ever produced. Just concerning sheer technology inside - know that the A12 Bionic processor inside is the first commercially available 7-nanometer chip for consumers,  and that it contains 6.9 billion transistors. It has an eight-core CPU that's capable of crunching five tril...


Top-ten-ICO-scams-that-swindled-over-$687M

Top ten ICO scams that swindled over $687M


Friday, September 28, 2018 by

Initial Coin Offerings are one of the most tempting investment options for those hoping to profit from the ever-evolving world of cryptocurrency. However, the lack of regulation has allowed ICO investors to become targets of sneaky schemes. Though ICOs have snowballed, with more than 750 being invested in during 2018 alone, the number of scams has also steadily risen...


Decentralized-application-development-boosted-with-Lisk-Core-1.0

Decentralized application development boosted with Lisk Core 1.0


Thursday, August 30, 2018 by

Lisk commenced the official release of Lisk Core 1.0 to its Mainnet following a period of rigorous testing and development. By utilizing sidechain technology written in JavaScript, Lisk’s Sidechain Development Kit (SDK) will enable developers to build scalable decentralized applications on blockchain, including deploying their own custom tokens. Commenting...


Merged-mining-partnership-between-Bitmain-and-Elastos

Merged mining partnership between Bitmain and Elastos


Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by

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...


AI-social-network-Hibe-launches-using-Oracle-Cloud

AI social network Hibe launches using Oracle Cloud


Friday, August 17, 2018 by

Oracle announced Virtual Artifacts has launched its mobile application network, Hibe, with Oracle Cloud. The company has developed Hibe as a new social network for mobile applications that lets consumers communicate with each other from their social platform of choice. To prepare for rapid growth, Virtual Artifacts invested in Oracle Cloud, including Oracle Autonomous D...


A-quantum-blockchain-can-stop-quantum-computing-from-hacking-it

A quantum blockchain can stop quantum computing from hacking it


Monday, August 13, 2018 by

We have yet to see the full promise of Blockchain play out but companies and scientists are already close to launching a technology that could theoretically break it: quantum computers. Such machines can compute data exponentially faster than traditional computers. Earlier this year, Google began testing Bristlecone, a quantum computer chip that its creators think wi...


Constellation-blockchain-microservice-OS-releases-base-code

Constellation blockchain microservice OS releases base code


Friday, August 10, 2018 by

Constellation Labs announced the release of their testnet - the first version (V1) of Constellation’s base code. This launch begins a process of building out a small network of nodes, which communicate with each other in order to prevent “bad actors” on the system. The testnet’s primary goal is to accomplish both the handling and validation of ba...


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Swace wants to save social media engagement


Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by

Social media services platforms are seeing a massive boom in audience growth, but users still don’t like how these platforms use their data to make money. Brand engagement on social networks has steadily decreased, despite greater investments to gain user attention. A new solution is here to disrupt the status quo of social media brand engagement in a completely n...


Open-Design-Challenge-launches-to-develop-fitness-app-for-US-Airforce

Open Design Challenge launches to develop fitness app for US Airforce


Friday, August 3, 2018 by

AF CyberWorx is launching its first-ever open design challenge. The online competition is designed to allow people to join from across the nation, bringing together a greater mix of participants from industry, government, and academia. Participants are asked to design and develop a fitness application that could provide health monitoring, personalized fitness coaching, ...


Mobile-blockchain-SDK-helps-devs-integrate-the-new-tech

Mobile blockchain SDK helps devs integrate the new tech


Monday, July 16, 2018 by

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...


Ethereum-smart-contracts-can-now-be-tested-using-Dispatch-protocol

Ethereum smart contracts can now be tested using Dispatch protocol


Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by

Dispatch Labs released its updated developer test network, Testnet 2.0, for companies and developers looking to preview and try smart contracts and blockchain platforms on its new Delegated Asynchronous Proof of Stake (DAPoS) protocol. The new DAPoS protocol looks to be for Dispatch the foundation for distributed apps (dApps) across an array of enterprise industrie...


New-FPS-game-lets-your-earn-ERC20-tokens-while-you-play

New FPS game lets your earn ERC20 tokens while you play


Thursday, July 5, 2018 by

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 ...


Blockchain-token-compensation-model-meets-testing-environment

Blockchain token compensation model meets testing environment


Thursday, June 28, 2018 by

Constellation Labs announced the launch of its flagship product, Orion, a membership portal to the Constellation ecosystem that will serve as a platform where the Constellation team, developers, and community members can communicate, share resources, and contribute to the network within a token compensation model. Constellation token holders will be able to stake tokens...


Machine-data-and-SQL-database-release-from-Crate.io

Machine data and SQL database release from Crate.io


Thursday, June 21, 2018 by

Crate.io announced $11 million in series A funding, along with the commercially-available Crate Machine Data Platform and version 3.0 of the open source CrateDB. The new funding was led by Zetta Venture Partners and Deutsche Invest Equity with participation from Mike Chalfen, Momenta Partners and Charlie Songhurst. Existing investors Draper Esprit, Vito Ventures and Sol...


Embedded-artificial-intelligence-features-hit-the-Oracle-cloud

Embedded artificial intelligence features hit the Oracle cloud


Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by

Oracle has announced the availability of its next-generation autonomous PaaS offerings. Services include mobile, data integration, and API PaaS offerings. With embedded artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, these platform services automate and aim to eliminate key tasks to enable organizations to lower cost, reduce risk, accelerate innovation, and get predi...


IBM-expands-of-cloud-capabilities-to-18-new-locations

IBM expands of cloud capabilities to 18 new locations


Monday, June 18, 2018 by

IBM announced a major expansion of its cloud capabilities with plans to launch 18 new availability zones for the IBM Cloud across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.   "The world's biggest companies work with IBM to migrate them to the cloud because we know their technology and unique business needs as they bridge their past with the future," sa...


The-first-blockchain-based-smartphone-coming-to-the-US

The first blockchain based smartphone coming to the US


Monday, June 18, 2018 by

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...


What-American-companies-can-learn-from-Europe

What American companies can learn from Europe's new GDPR laws


Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by

People around the world have recently started to receive tons of emails from companies updating their privacy policies. Naturally, many ask, why this is happening, and the ones with a deeper understanding of the process mutter a four-letter combination - GDPR. While an astounding part of the US Senate appears to be confused about the concept of Net Neutrality, Europe&rs...


New-STO-planning-software-emerges

New STO planning software emerges


Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by

STOlogix has announced the launch of a new front-end software solution which streamlines the functionality of complex and disparate software applications required for STO planning. The new software solution, STOplanner, is being developed by KAP Project Services, a leading project controls and project services provider for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.Accor...


Blockchain-construction-management-products-drop-by-Brickschain

Blockchain construction management products drop by Brickschain


Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by

Recognizing the need for better data coordination, handover and facilities management, Brickschain has released two new products: Brickschain Handover and Brickschain Chronicle. Using blockchain, Brickschain’s new products are set to revolutionize how the industry closes out and maintains facilities. “This is the first step in building a comprehensive registry of all bu...


Node.js-developer-survey-reveals-unique-environment-insights

Node.js developer survey reveals unique environment insights


Tuesday, June 5, 2018 by

The Node.js Foundation announced the availability of its Node.js User Survey Report. Key findings of the survey reveal the benefits of Node.js expand over time, resulting most often in improved developer productivity and satisfaction and reduced development costs. Containers and cloud-native computing are on the rise with 58% of overall users noting they using Kubernete...


AI-voice-app-study-to-be-done-on-remote-patient-monitoring

AI voice app study to be done on remote patient monitoring


Tuesday, June 5, 2018 by

Orbita, Inc. has announced a collaboration with AARP to study remote patient monitoring and reduce social isolation. As participants in the 2018 Pulse@MassChallenge accelerator, the organizations will study new digital approaches for leveraging natural language processing to new enable hands-free, digital experiences for the 50-plus population. The work will guide ongoi...


Global-hackathon-launched-by-Colony-to-give-out-$25K-in-prizes

Global hackathon launched by Colony to give out $25K in prizes


Monday, June 4, 2018 by

Colony has launched a global hackathon to coincide with the release of the colonyJS JavaScript library. Supported by the Colony team, participants will gain first use of the new tools, with submissions judged between 25th–28th June by a panel of 16 expert judges including Alex Van de Sande of the Ethereum Foundation, Ryan Selkis of Messari, and Taylor Monahan of MyCrypt...


Blockchain-projects-will-be-quietly-abandoned-says-GlobalData

Blockchain projects will be quietly abandoned says GlobalData


Friday, June 1, 2018 by

Are you starting a new blockchain project but already thinking of calling it quits? New research from GlobalData says many of the early blockchain projects will either be quietly shelved in favor of more traditional approaches or they will evolve in a way which reduces their dependence on blockchain technology in 2018.GlobalData's Thematic Research report, ‘Blockchain -...


Blockchain-Pioneers-Hackathon-2018-announced

Blockchain Pioneers Hackathon 2018 announced


Thursday, May 24, 2018 by

Want to code on blockchain and interested in working with DECENT's open-source platform? The Blockchain Pioneers Hackathon has been announced that will span the globe, seeking to connect top talent from around the world with DECENT’s open-source blockchain platform, DCore. The series kicks off in the city of the company’s headquarters, Bratislava, Slovakia and is co-hos...


Execute-blockchain-transactions-over-USB-with-Blocklet

Execute blockchain transactions over USB with Blocklet


Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by

Filament has introduced its latest Blocklet hardware device in a Universal Serial Bus (USB) form factor, designed specifically to enable existing industrial and enterprise machines to securely execute transactions on a blockchain. Because the new device can be used on any system with a USB port, it enables the world’s largest companies and established businesses of all ...


Engaging-mobile-app-users-with-Flurry-Push

Engaging mobile app users with Flurry Push


Monday, May 21, 2018 by

Sending push alerts to mobile users isn't anything new, but knowing "just when to do it" for the best engagement can be a bit more tricky. To help, Flurry from Oath has unveiled Flurry Push, a free offering from the new Flurry Marketing Suite that enables app developers to send targeted messages to re-engage and retain users across Android and iOS. With Flurry Push, mob...


Consensus-algorithms-and-blockchain

Consensus algorithms and blockchain's future


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by

The question of what’s next for cryptocurrencies and consensus algorithms is an interesting one - particularly lately, due in part to the negative press surrounding the Proof of Work (PoW) protocol and the amount of energy required to mine Bitcoin. However, the issue is not as clear-cut as it seems. There any many analysts, for example, who says the data used by Digicon...


The-blockchain-approach-to-data-storage-problems

The blockchain approach to data storage problems


Sunday, May 13, 2018 by

The human race has truly entered the Information Age. Once the epitome of innovation, the floppy disk’s performance is now eclipsed by thumbnail-sized SD cards that boast over 500,000x the capacity of the already-ancient technology. Terabyte-denominated drives are becoming the norm, and prefixes like peta-, exa- and zetta- are being used to quantify the mind-boggling am...


Lightstreams--wants-to-fix-blockchain’s-privacy-problem

Lightstreams wants to fix blockchain’s privacy problem


Friday, May 4, 2018 by

Lightstreams has announced the launch of its blockchain protocol that aims to fix the mounting privacy issues holding back mainstream adoption of the technology. At the moment, any information stored on a blockchain is clear to everyone on the network. Instead, Lightstreams’ blockchain protocol enables users to grant and revoke access to sensitive information or content...


The-issues-with-Blockchain-and-the-enterprise

The issues with Blockchain and the enterprise


Thursday, May 3, 2018 by

At the end of January 2018, the total market cap of the crypto-economy stood at over $500 billion. This phenomenon is occurring at a time when the vast majority of individuals involved in this space are just trading cryptocurrencies and where even that user base is not particularly big.Some people interpret these facts as a sign that this is a bubble waiting to burst. O...