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...
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...
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...
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 announced a multi-protocol decentralized exchange
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Kadena announced a multi-protocol decentralized exchange (DEX) named Kadenaswap. Kadenaswap will utilize Kadena’s 20-chain sharded and scalable layer-1 public blockchain with 480,000 transactions per second capability. The company also announced community onboarding initiatives such as offering a free month of gas during October 2020, launching a developer en...
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...
Atari partners with Unikrn
Friday, June 12, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Atari® has announced a partnership with Unikrn. This agreement promises to accelerate the adoption of the Atari Token by incorporating it into Unikrn's already thriving cryptocurrency ecosystems - which offers shopping, betting, and gaming.
Through this new partnership, Unikrn will gain access to Atari's unrivaled catalog of gaming classics like Centipede...
The true potential of blockchain as seen from Ethan Beard
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by Richard Harris
Ripple offers the most advanced blockchain technology for global payments that reaches a trusted, growing network of 300+ financial institutions across 40+ countries and
six continents. Ripple’s open-source developer platform for money, Xpring, allows both crypto and non-crypto developers to integrate payments into any mobile application—with a wallet, new ...
Dangers of quantum hacking
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by Richard Harris
Active Cypher has built a password-hacking quantum computer to demonstrate the dangers of quantum hacking.
Using $600 worth of hardware parts easily purchased online or at a local electronics store, Active Cypher’s founder and CTO, Dan Gleason, created a portable quantum computer dubbed QUBY (named after qubits, the basic unit of quantum information). QUBY runs...
HedgeTrade announces invitation-only beta
Thursday, December 19, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
HedgeTrade is happy to announce the launch of the HedgeTrade Invitation-Only Beta. The Beta gives the HedgeTrade community the chance to register on the functioning platform, begin sharing and buying cryptocurrency trading predictions (Blueprints) and earn HedgeTrade (HEDG) tokens.
HedgeTrade is a simple, engaging open market for trading insights that aligns th...
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...
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...
Ripple arms developers with Xpring to accept money easier in apps
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
Ripple is enabling the world to move value like information moves today. It’s this vision, known as the Internet of Value (IoV), that drives everything they do: from building our global payments network, RippleNet, to establishing initiatives like Xpring—which is helping scale innovative blockchain projects through partnership and investment.
They are thr...
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 ...
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...
SWACE token is almost here, what you need to know
Thursday, June 27, 2019 by Richard Harris
After the fall of the ICO in 2018, the Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) has re-emerged as the latest trend in the crypto world. The growing popularity of the IEO is not surprising considering blockchain-based startups can partner with exchanges to ensure safer and more focused investor conditions, help with brand communications, and streamline the logistics of launching ...
Blockchain based private messenger surfaces from ODIN
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
ODIN Blockchain is a platform enabling users to fully control their privacy. This claim is proven by the recent launch of ODIN.CHAT, the flagship ODIN Blockchain mobile app. ODIN.CHAT is launched in advance of upcoming ODIN products and services which enable users to privately communicate, whilst benefiting from innovative blockchain-related features on ODIN.
Decentralized data delivery network arrives that uses edge computing
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Bluzelle has launched a Data Delivery Network (DDN), taking on global market leaders to meet the increasing demand for data delivery by delivering data more than twenty times faster.
As a leading proponent of edge computing, Bluzelle is using its global network of distributed nodes to push data to the edge, where the customer is. The DDN operates in a similar w...
App development demand and low code spotlighted in new report
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
OutSystems has published its sixth annual research report on the state of application development and the challenges faced by development and delivery teams. The State of Application Development, 2019: Is IT Ready for Disruption? unveils detailed survey results from over 3,300 IT professionals in all industries across the world.
The new research report provides in-de...
Mobile app testing market to be valued at $13.3B by 2026 report says
Monday, May 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
The mobile application testing solution market is anticipated to witness significant revenue growth during the forecast period, owing to rising demand across commercial and corporate sectors. Requirements for regression testing, the need to tackle issues caused due to device diversity, and increasing mobile applications such as m-commerce are the major drivers for the r...
Finding website risk levels and reputations gets easier for IT admins
Monday, May 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
NetMotion Software announced NetMotion Reputation, a subscription service that identifies the risk profile and usage categories of hundreds of millions of web domains. Reputation allows IT teams to get visibility into user behavior, including a better understanding of access to risky or inappropriate cloud applications and websites. Customers can also block access if an...
New crypto tool announced as blockchain makes a comeback
Monday, May 6, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Pcore announced the launch of their Token Sale (PCC) as the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain markets rebound and investors prepare to re-enter the market. The Pcore discount invoicing platform is one-of-a-kind and based on Blockchain technology. The main difference between this invoicing system and others is that businesses using Pcore can accept more forms of payment and ...
Acronis gives developers early access to new cyber platform
Monday, April 29, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Acronis announced the opening of its core platforms, enabling broad, third-party developer access to the Acronis Cyber Platform to encourage expanded functionality and application integrations while expanding their opportunities in Acronis’ large ecosystem.
The Acronis Cyber Platform, which is the foundation of the company’s existing services, features a ...
Enjin joins FIO
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by Richard Harris
Enjin has announced a continued effort to make using crypto and blockchain technology as easy as possible by joining the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO), a move expected to boost the usability of both cryptocurrencies and fungible/non-fungible tokens. In joining the consortium comprised of more than 15 members from leading crypto wallets and exchanges, Enji...
Loopring's decentralized exchange protocol technical design released
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
Loopring has announced the technical design of its protocol 3.0, following a period of comprehensive research and development. The release represents a significant milestone for the Loopring protocol, combining innovative blockchain technologies and zero-knowledge cryptography in order to dramatically increase throughput and bring fully-functional decentralized exc...
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 ...
Publishing mobile games with Gismart now possible
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
Gismart has added an investment program for mobile app startups to its already established publishing unit. In addition to developing and publishing its own titles, Gismart also acts as a strategic partner for aspiring indie developers. The newly launched investment program highlights Gismart’s commitment to helping independent developers bring their titles to mar...