Blockchain Basics

By Michael Reuter | Ethereum, DLT, Cryptography, Smart Contracts, Tangle, Hashgraph, DAG, Blockchain, Bitcoin

Goldman Sachs Leads $32 Million Funding Round for Enterprise Blockchain Startup Axoni

Enterprise-focused blockchain startup Axoni has raised $32 million in a funding round led by Goldman Sachs, joined by JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, …

Goldman Sachs

Japan Unveils Results of On-Site Inspections of 23 Crypto Exchanges

<b>The Japanese financial regulator has finished the on-site inspections of 23 cryptocurrency exchanges. The agency found many problems and has released</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Traditional VCs are finally investing in cryptocurrency and blockchain startups

Recent data suggests traditional venture capital (VC) firms are gradually starting to diversify their portfolios, investing in more cryptocurrency and blockchain projects than ever before.<p>Not surprisingly, VC firms specializing in funding blockchain projects top the list. But traditional VC firms …

Venture Capital

The 'Dark DAO' Threat: Vote Vulnerability Could Undermine Crypto Elections

Malicious cartels just might be lurking on your blockchain.<p>At least, that's the latest finding from Cornell University researchers Philip Daian, …

Blockchain

The State of Blockchains Q2 2018: The Crypto Markets are Wrong

<b>Despite the token bear market, VC, M&A, and corporate blockchain projects are thriving</b><p><i>Crypto-assets: The new world is beginning to look a lot like</i> …

Blockchain

Is Public Opinion the Real Regulator of the Cryptocurrency Industry?

It is no secret that the cryptocurrency industry is very sensitive to the opinion of what is commonly referred to as ‘the community’. But as cases …

Cryptocurrency

The Rube Goldberg Machine: Security Tokens and the Indirect Holding System

<i>The takeaway: security ownership in the United States is a convoluted mess consisting of multiple layers of intermediate ownership that stems from an</i> …

Know Your Customer: How ‘KYC’ Works Within Cryptocurrency Industry

Cryptocurrencies are by now an established global presence and continue to generate excitement and disruption in the financial sector.<p>The rising …

Cryptocurrency

What to be aware of when communicating a token sale

Communications around any form of token sale can be a legal minefield. Projects need to think about what the token looks like, who they wish to …

Cryptocurrency

How to create your own Blockchain?

What is the best way of learning if not creating something on your own? So to learn a blockchain just create one by yourself!<p>Introduction<p>Ethereum …

Who do you trust?

Another week, another high-profile hack. This week it was (checks notes) Reddit. What makes this one marginally more interesting is that the victims were using two-factor authentication, i.e. SMS codes texted to them to verify their identities when their accounts were accessed — which turned out to …

Google Docs

Op-Ed: A Beginner’s Guide to the Economics behind Security Token Offerings

The problem is not with the vehicle, the problem lies in the gold-rush mentality. When everybody starts mining for gold, the percentage of people who …

Money or Assets? How World Governments Define Cryptocurrencies

The world’s governments want to see cryptocurrencies as everything but what they really are.Cryptocurrencies — what are they? Money? Commodities? …

Cryptocurrency

Getting Deep Into Ethereum: How Data Is Stored In Ethereum?

In this post we will see how states and transactions are stored in Ethereum and how it is different from Bitcoin.<p>This post is a continuation of my</b> …

Blockchain

How quantum computers will destroy and (maybe) save cryptography

More than a decade ago, I was giving an introductory presentation on quantum cryptography, as I had done many times before. I discussed the basic …

Quantum Physics

The 7 Costliest Mistakes People Make When Day Trading Cryptocurrency

Day trading cryptocurrencies may lead to outsized profits — but, if you don’t know what you’re doing, it can lead to outsized losses instead.<p>On April …

Trading

How Distributed Ledger Technologies are set to disrupt the world’s monetary system

The intent of those involved at the very beginning of cryptocurrencies was to disrupt the monetary system and offer an opportunity for people to …

Central Banks

The blockchain begins finding its way in the enterprise

The blockchain is in the middle of a major hype cycle at the moment, and that makes it hard for many people to take it seriously, but if you look at the core digital ledger technology, there is tremendous potential to change the way we think about trust in business. Yet these are still extremely …

Blockchain

Business Models for Blockchain-based Ventures: An Exploratory Study

As the total amount of funds invested through ICOs in blockchain-related ventures reaches twelve billion dollars (Q1-2018) accounting for more funds …

European Mobility Players Are Getting Serious – Compete & Collaborate At BlockchainedMobility Hackathon

<b>Over the weekend of 20-22 July, heavy rain poured on the streets of Munich. Which did not prevent 20,000 people to demonstrate against xenophobia at</b> …

Volkswagen

The day, people started paying for frozen yogurt with crypto

<b>8 years after Laszlo Hanyecz paid 10,000 Bitcoins for 2 PapaJohn’s pizzas, 1,000 participants of the DaHO.AM Pure Tech Conference each paid 300</b> …

T-shirts

Blockchain – Banking and Beyond

Blockchain ist ein Thema, mit dem sich nicht nur Banken beschäftigen. Michael Reuter, Mitgründer und CEO von Datarella, entwickelt mit seinem Team …

Blockchain

Bei der Blockchain wollen Volkswagen, BMW und Co. schneller als die Konkurrenz sein | WIRED Germany

Gudrun Muschalla (BMW AG)<p>Anders als bei Elektromobilität und selbstfahrenden Autos wollen die deutschen Hersteller beim Einsatz der Blockchain die …

Wirtschaft

Blockchained Mobility Hackathon

<b>THE BLOCKCHAINED MOBILITY HACKATHON @DAHO.AM</b><p>Compete and collaborate: The Blockchained Mobility Hackathon brings together the biggest players in …

Hackathons

Tokenisation Of German Real Estate Fund

<b><br>Blockchain is a foundational technology, an underlying technology layer for applications built on top of it, allowing them to share a joint database</b> …

Mobility-Branche trifft sich zum ersten gemeinsamen Blockchain-Hackathon

<b>Datarella GmbH</b> [Newsroom]<br>München (ots) - Blockchain Solution Provider Datarella und Deep Tech Investor Vito Ventures laden ein zu "Compete & …

Why Institutional Money Is Coming and What This Means for Bitcoin

<b>Institutional money is coming. At least that’s been the refrain from desperate cryptocurrency traders for the past six months, praying for an influx</b> …

Bankers Tout Trade Finance as the Sweet Spot for Blockchain

Even if blockchain fatigue may have set in among bankers, there's at least one use case they're still clearly excited about: trade finance.<p>At least, …