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Why-blockchain-is-the-future

Why blockchain is the future


Friday, January 15, 2021 by

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...


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Kadena public blockchain has increased from 10 to 20 chains


Thursday, August 20, 2020 by

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...


Quras-is-now-listed-on-BiKi

Quras is now listed on BiKi


Monday, November 18, 2019 by

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...


Decentralized-DevNet-released-into-the-wild-from-SKALE-Labs

Decentralized DevNet released into the wild from SKALE Labs


Friday, August 23, 2019 by

SKALE Labs announced the launch of the Fuji DevNet. The Fuji Devnet is a decentralized DevNet that is run by a global community of validators. It will go live with partnerships including top validators Blockware, Certus.One, Chorus One, Dokia, Figment Networks, Hashed, Staked, StakewithUs, and Stake X, as well as key infrastructure player Bison Trails. “It&rsqu...


Blockstack-becomes-SECqualified-token-offering

Blockstack becomes SECqualified token offering


Friday, July 12, 2019 by

Blockstack PBC is officially the first company in U.S. history to receive SEC qualification for its digital token offering. Under the SEC Regulation A+ framework, Blockstack will conduct a $28 million cash offer that is accessible to any purchaser who would like to take part in the future of decentralized computing – from general enthusiasts to longstanding Blocks...


Preview-for-Blockstack

Preview for Blockstack's new smartcontracting language


Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by

Blockstack PBC has released the first preview for its new smart contracting language, Clarity, ahead of its official launch later this year. The new language is designed to empower developers to create reliable smart contracts that reduce the risk of fatal flaws and bugs, which have resulted in well-publicized hacks and widespread damage, prior to launching applications...


What-it-takes-to-be-a-blockchain-developer

What it takes to be a blockchain developer


Monday, April 8, 2019 by

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 ...


Dapps-compared-to-apps

Dapps compared to apps


Monday, February 4, 2019 by

Dapps, or "decentralized app" development is still in the gestational stage, but one company has seen growth spurts in the number of active dapps throughout 2018. Dapp.com recently compiled their latest quarterly report providing a snapshot of what's happening in the market   Some key takeaways from their report included: Over 900 dapps had la...


How-Ethereum

How Ethereum's hard fork could rebound the future of crypto


Thursday, January 17, 2019 by

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...


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New open source cloud discovery tool arrives from Twistlock


Thursday, November 15, 2018 by

Twistlock has released a new open source Cloud Discovery tool. Cloud Discovery gives enterprise infrastructure, operations, and security teams the ability to easily understand and quantify the size of their environment, and get a birds' eye view of what cloud native services are running and where. The first release supports Amazon Web Services (AWS), Micro...


Open-source-smart-contracts-platform-Qtum-is-now-an-AWS-partner

Open source smart contracts platform Qtum is now an AWS partner


Sunday, October 21, 2018 by

Amazon Web Services' (AWS) China division is partnering with public blockchain project Qtum. The partnership sees the on-demand cloud computing giant working with a cryptocurrency project with a $325 million market capitalization, making it the 29th largest cryptocurrency, to develop blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) solutions for enterprises and developers. The ...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


All-aboard-the-Blockchain-train!

All aboard the Blockchain train!


Thursday, March 29, 2018 by

I hear the word Blockchain at least once a day now when just 6 months ago it was once a week. There is no doubt Blockchain is here to stay and it’s gearing up to be the top adopted technology in recent years. But just like web developers that were left in the dust when native mobile development came to town, many developers, in general, are having a hard time grasping t...


Blockchain-initiative-reports-on-addressing-privacy

Blockchain initiative reports on addressing privacy


Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by

Kantara Initiative announced the release of their first report initiating the analysis of blockchain technology in regards to addressing its implications for empowering individuals and protecting individual privacy rights and personal data."Kantara's Blockchain and Smart Contracts Discussion Group (BSC DG) Report" discusses the use of blockchain technologies to build sp...


Creating-an-app-on-Blockchain-technology-using-JavaScript

Creating an app on Blockchain technology using JavaScript


Thursday, February 15, 2018 by

As Blockchain technology comes into its own, it is becoming increasingly important for software developers and programmers to acquaint themselves with the benefits which blockchain can provide the architects and users of digital platforms and applications.Lisk is an application platform whose Software Development Kit allows users to code in JavaScript to build Blockchai...


Blockchain-helps-artists-protect-their-work

Blockchain helps artists protect their work


Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by

Po.et has announced the release of Frost, An open API and set of developer tools. Frost allows content publishers and developers to more easily register creative works on the blockchain. Using Frost, users can interact with the Po.et Network with a basic username and password login, instead of running a full Po.et node. This API will enable new integrations and decentra...


Hyperledger-Sawtooth-1.0-launches

Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0 launches


Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by

Hyperledger has announced the general availability of Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0. Hosted by The Linux Foundation, Sawtooth is a modular platform for building, deploying, and running distributed ledgers. Sawtooth is the second active Hyperledger project to reach 1.0, following Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 in July 2017."We’re beyond excited to see not one, but two of Hyperledger’...


JoyToken-releases-their-developer-gambling-API

JoyToken releases their developer gambling API


Tuesday, January 23, 2018 by

JoyToken has released its API protocol to demonstrate how games will run on the JoyToken platform.Developers will be able to use the JoyToken protocol to build games incorporating JoyToken’s smart contracts and contribute to the foundation of a trustless online gambling ecosystem. By using smart contracts to distribute winnings, determine RNG values, and provide an audi...


Developing-on-blockchain-needs-to-become-easier

Developing on blockchain needs to become easier


Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by

As we enter 2018 and the blockchain industry continues to boom, widespread adoption of the technology behind bitcoin is on everyone's mind. However, some believe that as long as transactions occur on-chain, blockchain technology will never overcome the scalability problem that has kneecapped its pursuit of mainstream adoption. We recently sat with Emin Mahrt, COO o...


Bitcoin-expert-talks-on-price-escalation-and-future-implications

Bitcoin expert talks on price escalation and future implications


Sunday, December 24, 2017 by

Bitcoin is making waves in the investment community with its meteoric rise to prominence and crazy volatile price changes. And naturally, no one is sure what to make of it all. Is it a bubble? Will it continue to rise with uncompromising growth? Is it already too late to invest?That's why we had a chat with an expert on the matter to learn more about what's to come in t...


Blockchain-tech-to-help-digitize-Dutch-government-legislation

Blockchain tech to help digitize Dutch government legislation


Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by

Dutch software company LegalThings has kicked off with the digitization of Dutch legislation on the blockchain. LegalThings launched its LegalThings One platform, an Ethereum-like platform that decentralizes contracts and laws on the blockchain. The Ministry of Justice aims to run the first legislation in the blockchain by the end of 2018.The Dutch government wants to b...


Why-developers-must-be-blockchain-agnostic-for-decentralized-apps

Why developers must be blockchain agnostic for decentralized apps


Monday, December 4, 2017 by

It’s difficult to overemphasize how important blockchain technology will be to the world of app development over the next decade. While it’s clearly still an emerging technology, the fundamental shift that it will bring about in the foundations on which applications are built will be profound. Many developers have foreseen this change and are investigating how it might ...


Build-blockchain-agnostic-decentralized-apps

Build blockchain agnostic decentralized apps


Monday, November 13, 2017 by

Crowd Machine has unveiled an intelligent distributed network that has embedded within it a decentralized app development and execution capability. It fully-automates the creation of blockchain and decentralized apps that should enable businesses to build and deploy apps much faster. Underpinning the Crowd Machine technology is a protocol that allows apps...


How-to-become-a-Bitcoin-Miner

How to become a Bitcoin Miner


Sunday, October 22, 2017 by

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency has become an investment phenomenon like never seen before. Early investors in Bitcoin are now millionaires. As the public hears more and more about these crypto opportunities by way of ICO’s, aka Initial Coin Offerings, the concept of crypto mining remains elusive to all but the savvy blockchain enthusiast. All that will change thanks to...


IBM-launches-Blockchain-Founder-Accelerator

IBM launches Blockchain Founder Accelerator


Friday, May 19, 2017 by

IBM has announced the IBM Blockchain Founder Accelerator to help enterprises and enterprise developers take blockchain networks into production faster. The accelerator is the first program available that provides expertise and support across the technology, legal and business considerations of establishing new blockchain networks. Enterprises can join to gain exclusive ...


Blockchain-is-gaining-momentum-in-the-fintech-industry

Blockchain is gaining momentum in the fintech industry


Monday, October 24, 2016 by

Blockchain is a secure funds transfer system. Essentially, it’s a shared-database technology based around a public ledger of transactions executed using the currency to which it’s connected. The blockchain acts as a permanent record of transactions, with recent transactions moving into a block, and once the block is completed, it is moved into a permanent database. Thes...


IBM-Releases-New-Blockchain-Services-on-the-IBM-Cloud

IBM Releases New Blockchain Services on the IBM Cloud


Friday, February 19, 2016 by

In addition to releasing more than 44,000 lines of code to the Linux Foundation's open source Hyperledger Project to help developers build secure distributed ledgers, IBM is increasing its technology and business consulting to facilitate blockchain distributed ledger technology.New blockchain services on the IBM CloudThe New IBM Cloud blockchain services are designed to...