Blockchain Basics

By Michael Reuter | Ethereum, Cryptography, Smart Contracts, DAO, Blockchain, Bitcoin

5 Companies Focusing on Both Bitcoin and Ethereum Blockchain Development

<b>Companies and entrepreneurs all over the world are looking at blockchain technology to create new business models. Some of these projects rely on the</b> …

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Follow the Leader: Analyzing Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Price Correlations

Is there a correlation between the price movements of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and crypto assets?<p>The answer to that question varies quite a …

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How Utilities Are Using Blockchain to Modernize the Grid

In New York state, neighbors are testing their ability to sell solar energy to one another using blockchain technology. In Austria, the country’s largest utility conglomerate, Wien Energie, is taking part in a blockchain trial focused on energy trading with two other utilities. Meanwhile in …

Renewable Energy

Post-Bitcoin Technology Has Geeks, Giants, and Hackers Excited - Bloomberg

In late February about 200 executives, coders, and developers gathered in the downtown Brooklyn office of JPMorgan Chase & Co. to hear an all-day …

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Gold on the Blockchain: How Two Blockchain Startups Are Digitizing Gold Investments

Shutterstock photo<p>Digitizing traditional securities and physical assets has become a new area of interest for investment-focused fintech startups. …

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Crypto currencies and real (fiat) money

<b>The technical term for realtor physical money is fiat money. Fiat in this case derives from Latin and means “let it become” or “it will become”:</b> …

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A beginner’s guide to Monero

<b>What is Monero?</b><p>According to the Monero website, “Monero is a secure, private, untraceable currency.” Some people might think that this definition …

Forget Bitcoin. The Blockchain Could Reveal What’s True Today and Tomorrow

As far back as the 1880s, people stood on the curb outside the New York Stock Exchange taking bets on political elections, and newspapers would …

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Blockchain Could Help Artists Profit More from Their Creative Works

Anyone who follows the cultural industries — art, music, publishing, theater, cinema — knows of the tussles between artists and those who feed off of their talents. The traditional food chain in movie-making, for example, is a long one: Between those who create a film and those who pay for it — …

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Digital Currencies All-Time Highs, Now Overbought :: Blockchain Letter, March 2017

Dear Community,<p>Bitcoin’s volume-weighted price on the Bitstamp exchange rose 24.4% in the month of February. Year-to-date, bitcoin has appreciated …

Blockchain the perfect data protection tool for banks using mainframes

Technophobic thrillers in popular media are always trying to convince us hackers are just a few malicious keystrokes away from crashing the world …

UN Group Advances Ethereum Aid Tracking Pilot

The World Food Programme (WFP), the food assistance arm of the United Nations, is testing blockchain technology.<p>In a blog post from earlier this …

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Is This Massive Power Struggle About To Blow Up Bitcoin?

Bitcoin’s price plunged 25% over the weekend on rumors of a conspiracy theory to take over the network.<p>Long-simmering tensions between two factions hardened, with each side threatening the other with everything ranging from lawsuits to software changes that would completely cut off the opposing …

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China, Blockchain & The Holy Grail of Marketplace Lending

<i>Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis, corporate finance and fund management, and a member of CoinDesk's product team.</i><p><i>The following</i> …

Nevada Lawmaker Moves to Block Taxes on Blockchain Transactions

A new bill filed in the Nevada Senate aims to prevent local authorities from imposing fees or taxes on the use of blockchain tech.Source

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FinTech unleashed: How can we build trust in the digital world?

FinTech is not (only) about the money<p>Spiros Margaris, one of the FinTech influencers believes that FinTech is “not about money but about trying to …

FinTech

BTCC CEO Bobby Lee On Why The Chinese Probably Aren't Using Bitcoin To Evade Capital Controls

Bobby Lee is chief executive of BTCC, one of the world’s longest-running cryptocurrency exchanges.<p>He got into bitcoin early through his brother, Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin, the cryptocurrency often called digital silver, as opposed to bitcoin, the digital gold.<p>Before that, Lee was …

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IBM unveils Blockchain as a Service based on open source Hyperledger Fabric technology

IBM unveiled its “Blockchain as a Service” today, which is based on the open source Hyperledger Fabric, version 1.0 from The Linux Foundation.<p>IBM Blockchain is a public cloud service that customers can use to build secure blockchain networks. The company introduced the idea last year, but this is …

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How blockchain is simplifying the US mortgage market

Factom's Harmony data layer enables storing hashes of paper documents on private and public blockchains.<p>The US mortgage market is a messy tangle of …

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99% of blockchain startups are bullshit

Are you getting the feeling blockchain is a load of bullshit? Are you struggling to see how any of this will ever make any money? If you are stand up …

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Qtum Reveals “Go-Mobile” Strategy for Smart Contracts and IoT

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Blockchains could make gaming more fair

The transformation of gaming from a buy-off-the-shelf pastime to a multibillion dollar online industry where some players spend as much money in-game as outside of games is creating challenges for both developers and gamers.<p>With the rise of in-game assets as a source of value, gamers are faced with …

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Bitcoin and blockchain seem more and more like solutions looking for a problem

The bitcoin and blockchain world is in a bit of an investment slump.<p>Venture money flowing into startups working on cryptocurrencies or the technical principles underpinning them, generally known as blockchain technology, is getting harder to come by, according to data from trade publication …

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VC Fund Blockchain Capital Launching Initial Coin Offering

Digital currency investors should be on the lookout for a new token from venture capital fund Blockchain Capital. The firm will raise funds through …

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About my tweet from yesterday..

Given the level of concern that I inspired in some members of the Ethereum community and an explicit request for a longer form explanation, I feel …

Nearly $2 billion has been wiped off bitcoin’s value in three days all because of a fork

Just under $2 billion has been wiped off the value of bitcoin in under three days as a fight over the future of the technology underpinning the …

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Ethereum's Price Surge Is Sparking Institutional Investor Interest

With the recent surge in the price of ether, institutional investors have started taking a greater interest in the cryptocurrency, OTC trading …

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What is Ethereum’s Metropolis Hard Fork?

<b>People active in the world of Ethereum are quite excited about the technology powering this ecosystem. The developers are working on the next</b> …

On the blockchain nobody knows you’re a fridge

<i>Making Smart Things Smarter with Smart Contracts</i><p>Quote credit Richard G Brown: On The Blockchain Nobody Knows You’re a Fridge<p>I happen to be the tech …