2021 hackathon from NEAR
Friday, August 13, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
NEAR announced the first in a series of NEAR MetaBUIDL hackathons with $1 million in prizes until the end of the year. The first MetaBUIDL Hackathon runs from Aug 27 to Sep 12. Registration is open now.
Speakers and Activities at the 2021 hackathon from NEAR
They think it's a great opportunity for anyone interested in solving real-world problems that coul...
Gamer's habits changed during lockdown
Monday, June 14, 2021 by Richard Harris
PickFu (a qualitative feedback tool), has run a series of surveys regarding the effect that Covid-19 has had on gaming behaviors. When looking at the data, they found an interesting pattern regarding the effects of Covid-19 restrictions and the hours spent gaming throughout the day. They also were able to pinpoint the main reasons why people have turned to gaming during...
IQVIA Covid19 healthcare app challenge
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
IQVIA has announced details surrounding the COVID-19 Healthcare App Challenge, a hackathon-style competition for developers that wish to leverage the recently released IQVIA HealthCare Locator Software Development Kit. Starting today, developers can sign up for the hackathon here and will have until June 28 to develop an app to help consumers locate and engage healthcar...
Getting started with blockchain smart contracts
Thursday, March 11, 2021 by Shaul Kfir
Cryptocurrency garners most of the headlines when it comes to blockchain, but the biggest impact over the long run will come from many other practical uses including banking, property records and healthcare, just to name a few. For all of the different use cases, blockchain apps have one thing in common that should be at the forefront of anything developers are working ...
Quantum computing companies face new challenges in 2021
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 by Richard Harris
The most substantial quantum computing achievements in 2020 were the combined demonstrations of high-quantum-volume (performance) systems available via cloud interfaces with detailed roadmaps for system growth. For instance, IBM and Google both announced plans for machines with 1000 qubits – potentially enough for near-term applications achieving quantum...
DeFi in 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Without a doubt, DeFi will be one of the most important drivers behind the industry in 2021. We are seeing more and more traditional financial institutions embracing the benefits of cryptocurrencies, and the blockchain and crypto worlds are highly likely to positively disrupt investment banking and capital markets in 2021. In order for the two worlds to be bridged effec...
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...
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...
5 trends that will shape the future of mobile apps
Thursday, January 14, 2021 by Jon Hudson
COVID has rewritten the rules of user acquisition campaigns for app developers. It has favored specific categories of apps, driving massive boosts in mobile usage and install volume. App marketers had to pivot in a heartbeat, optimizing their marketing mix and responding to volatility with few guideposts available to them. The volatility won’t go away in 2021, and...
Digital assets space will revolutionize in 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Looking forward to 2021 and beyond, the digital asset space will undergo revolutionary change. I expect further hype cycles, particularly in the DeFi space. However, for the long term health of the digital assets space, there needs to be a focus on more meaningful work centered around protocol-level developments. In the next 10-15 years, the low hanging fruit will die d...
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...
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...
Developers and digital transformation speed
Monday, November 23, 2020 by Richard Harris
We are living in challenging and unexpected times. COVID-19 transformed our professional and personal lives in a matter of days. There is a new standard for where we work, where we can go and how we interact with just about everyone. The rapid shift needed to cope with our new normal has fueled a departure from established initiatives, dramatically increasing the rate a...
Report reveals one third users delete apps after getting locked out
Friday, November 20, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
ForgeRock announced the release of volume two of its global report, “The New Normal – Living Life Online.” The study polled 5,000 consumers throughout the U.S., U.K., Germany, Australia and Singapore to understand consumer preferences when it comes to online experiences, including how they log in and what app features they value most. The report 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...
62 percent of IT practitioners work 10 hours more a week since COVID19
Monday, September 14, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
PagerDuty, Inc. released a new worldwide study highlighting that more than 80% of organizations have experienced a significant increase in pressure on digital services since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. These same companies cited a 47% increase in the number of daily incidents, resulting in 62% of IT and DevOps practitioners spending more than 10 extra hours...