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This app makes it super easy to write smart contracts for Ethereum

Writing smart contracts for Ethereum ETH is no longer the preserve of coders and programmers: there is now software that can automatically do that for you – or so the claims go.<p>Enter Fondu. The app provides a tool that helps non-coders get into the Ethereum smart contract game and launch their ICO …

Blockchain

What is the math behind elliptic curve cryptography?

Introduction<p>When someone sends bitcoin to you, they send the bitcoin to your address. If you want to spend any of the bitcoin that is sent to your …

Mathematics

ICO: Bafin hat 2017 vier Crowdfundings mit Kryptogeld untersagt

Die Bankenaufsicht Bafin hat im vorigen Jahr in insgesamt 36 Fällen geprüft, ob bei Schwarmfinanzierungen mit Kryptowährungstokens, den sogenannten …

Ethereum, Not Bitcoin, Deserves to Be the World's Most Valuable Cryptocurrency -- Here's Why

Smart contracts and the Ethereum Virtual Machine make all the difference.<p>Despite its recent correction, the cryptocurrency market has done things …

Blockchain

The case for Ethereum maximalism

Ethereum is going to win it all, the markets just haven’t realized it yetSo far, three cryptocurrencies—Bitcoin, Ripple, and Ethereum—have hit a …

Our response to "A Cryptocurrency Without a Blockchain Has Been Built to Outperform Bitcoin"

<b>On Friday, MIT Technology Review published an</b> <b>article</b> <b>on the cryptocurrency IOTA. The headline stated that the currency “could outperform Bitcoin.”</b> …

a16z Field Notes: Devcon3 – Ethereum Developer’s Conference

<i>Editor’s Note: These notes, based on talks at the Ethereum Foundation’s third annual developer’s conference earlier this month, were shared</i> …

Blockchain

ING releases Zero-Knowledge Range Proof for more efficient blockchain applications

The bank's Zero-Knowledge Range Proof (ZKRP) solution at the inaugural Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Event in Amsterdam.<p>ING Bank has released its …

Blockchain ID Schemes Could Kill the Data Breach, But How Soon?

Awareness of the serious drawbacks of centralized identity services is growing.<p>Spurred by the Equifax breach earlier this year, the problem isn't …

Blockchain

The Ethereum Developer Essential Reading List

Crucial Links and Resources to Get Started Quickly<p>Thanks to Cent I was able to quickly compile this excellent list of resources for individuals …

Blockchain

Vault One Leverages Ethereum Blockchain Technology To Secure Data

On August 2, 2017, blockchain-based cybersecurity startup Vault One announced the global release of Vault One Solution, a method for securing …

How to create a private Ethereum network

<b>Objectives:</b><p>Target audience:<p>Ethereum developers.<p><b>Necessity:</b><p>The need for this tutorial arises from outdated Ethereum documentation, resulting in …

10 Things I Don’t Like About ICOs

It may be too early to declare that we have a complete set of perfect best practices or standards for ICO and token sales, but it is not too late to …

ICOs in the EU: How Will the 'Slow Giant' Regulate Tokens?

<i>Jacek Czarnecki is a lawyer specializing in blockchain technology.</i><p><i>In this opinion piece, Czarnecki shines a light on how ICOs might be regulated in</i> …

Icos

EU Invests In Blockchain Startup Billon

Blockchain startup Billon Group received almost two million euros from Horizon 2020, the EU’s biggest research and innovation program. According to …

ICO Bubble? Startups Are Raising Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Via Initial Coin Offerings

Founders are not giving up equity. Investors are not gaining ownership. It all begs a very large question: What exactly is happening here?<p>Initial coin offerings have raised over a billion dollars for early stage startups in the past year. And they've done it with blinding speed: Status.im, a …

Hyperledger Fabric: Blockchain-Framework erreicht Version 1.0

<b>Hyperledger Fabric, ein Projekt der Linux Foundation, gelangt als erstes von mehreren Hyperledger-Unterprojekten zur Produktionsreife. Die Version</b> …

Digitale Wirtschaft

Comment on The Marketer’s Guide To Blockchain by Nate G

I have to hear (or understand) why blockchain - a de-centralized, distributed public ledger - is all that useful for any of these use cases, outside …

Blockchain

At $200 million, Tezos ICO is already the biggest ever, and it's still going strong

Right now, Tezos — a blockchain startup you've probably never heard of — is raising money through an initial coin offering, or ICO. Tezos has raised …

Bitcoin's Billion Dollar Baboon: An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Attracts Big Time Talent

Anyone who’s anyone in tech today knows the three-letter acronym for jumbo-size fundraising: ICO.<p>The legality of Initial Coin Offerings, specifically, the public sale of digital tokens that sit on the Blockchain, is still something the SEC is sitting on the fence over. As such, most sales are …

6 Lessons Marketers Can Learn From Cryptocurrency Initial Coin Offerings

Opportunities for entrepreneurs to raise from $10 million to $80+ million for their startup don’t come around that often. But every week for the last several weeks, at least one cryptocurrency initial coin offering (ICO) has raised more than $25 million in under 3 days. One of the biggest and most …

Cryptocurrency

Blockchain Startup ChromaWay to Launch 'Hybrid Database' Product

Swedish blockchain startup ChromaWay has announced a new distributed database product called Postchain.<p>Revealed today at the Money2020 Europe in …

Databases

The Best Explanation of a Blockchain I've Ever Seen

A friend of mine just emailed me this, and it's amazing. Since 2013 I've been finding better and better videos explaining bitcoin and blockchain …

Blockchain

How to use blockchain to build a database solution

Why would you want to use blockchain to build a database solution? And how would you actually do that? BigchainDB has answers.<p>First Wall Street, then …

Algorithmic trading in less than 100 lines of Python code

Algorithmic Trading<p>Algorithmic trading refers to the computerized, automated trading of financial instruments (based on some algorithm or rule) with …

Programmatic Media And The Blockchain

<i>This post was previously published in an earlier edition of Online Spin.</i><p>Bitcoin is what is known as a “bearer asset,” meaning that whoever holds it, …

Blockchain

Why IBM Is Betting Big on Blockchain

Image source: IBM.<p>While bitcoin and other digital currencies have so far failed to live up to their promise, the underlying blockchain technology has the potential to transform countless industries. A distributed, decentralized database that records transactions in a way that can't be altered, …

Zero knowledge blockchains; How to show you know something without showing what you know

Last Friday saw the launch of Zcash, a new public blockchain and associated cryptocurrency that attracted a lot of attention. By now, there …

The Esoteric Math Behind a Bitcoin Private Key

A statement I often hear about Bitcoin is that the protocol itself isn’t hackable. This is a very contrary view to the opinion of most nontechnical …