Protecting Your Decentralized Applications Beyond the Smart Contract
By: Arman S. on Oct 16, 2018
Did you know in 2016, there were roughly 1.1Bn identities stolen across the globe? From that 1.1Bn, roughly 15.4Mn were from the United States alone. Identity theft is a growing problem for everyone and having a secure method to manage your identity is becoming more important than ever before. Enter Civic, the secure, fully decentralized Identity … Continued
2017 has been a record year for Initial Coin Offerings in several aspects. Not only has ICO fundraising surpassed all the Venture Capital funding invested in Blockchain start-ups since the inception of Blockchain, ICOs have raised more than seed funding raised in 2017. So far, 92 projects have raised a combined $1.3 Bn of token … Continued
The new NEO website design is finalized, which will go live on August 8th, alongside the NEO 2.0 launch. The NEO team said: “Along the rebranding to NEO, we are taking the opportunity to update the blockchain network. The Antshares network 1.x has limited smart contract functionality, so we will update it to the NEO … Continued
Since launching the ICO on August 2nd, 2017, STOX has successfully raised $30 million in one day! According to Etherscan, STOX collected 134,500 ETH (Ethereum), with the collaborative benefits of marketing by Boxing Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather. STOX had given themselves a two-week timeline and a cap of 148,000 ETH, yet they successfully ended their … Continued
One of the more well-known exchanges, Coinbase, will begin accepting Bitcoin Cash starting January 1st, 2018. A recent blog post released by Coinbase ensures it’s existing customers, that both Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) remain safely stored on the exchange. This announcement comes after Coinbase stated they will not be supporting the fork in a blog … Continued
Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, has signed a new law that puts a ban on all VPN services in the country as of November 1st, 2017. The law could prevent Russians from accessing content that portrays Vladimir Putin in a negative light. This is particularly important, given Russia’s presidential elections are coming up in March of next … Continued
What You Need To Know About Bitcoin Cash On Saturday, most of the cryptocurrency world was caught by surprise with Bitcoin Cash’s sudden announcement to hard fork on August 1st. Bitcoin Cash is the continuation of Bitcoin Core (BTC) with upgraded consensus rules that allow it grow and scale, a solution to BTC’s current dilemma. … Continued
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Flloyd “Money” Mayweather has made a total of $730 million USD boxing. He is known to spend his money on fleets of luxury cars, a private jet and making insane seven figure bets! Now, it looks like he’s involving himself with a new ICO (Initial Coin Offering) called Stox.com. Mayweather recently posted a picture … Continued
Bitcoin is the gold standard for cryptocurrencies. It’s growth in popularity has created a problem. With it’s current limited 1MB blocks, the speed, and scalability has decreased drastically with popular demand of BTC (Bitcoin Core). Bitcoin Cash, implemented by BitcoinABC software, is run by a small group of miners that are promoting a new solution. … Continued
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Over the last few years, public interest in digital currencies has increased dramatically. While Bitcoin has been at the forefront of this attention, a number of other altcoins have emerged (825+ of them according to Coinmarketcap). One currency, in particular, Litecoin, has been quietly gaining popularity. Litecoin was founded in 2011 by ex-Googler and MIT … Continued
Wait…What? You’re telling me Up Hongfei exterminated the cute, blue ant symbol? It became official on July 24, 2017, Antshares is now called NEO (New Economic Order) and the name came with a new and improved logo. NEO sounds and looks much more professional than its predecessor Antshares, that may have sounded like owning stock rather … Continued
Toronto Law Firm to Accept Cryptocurrency Grinhaus Law Firm is Growing With Their Clients and Technology Grinhaus Law Firm (grinhauslaw.ca), a boutique, full service Tax and Corporate Law Firm located in mid-town Toronto, joined a small group of Toronto Law Firms that accept Cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin are not official forms … Continued
Since the early days of Bitcoin, a large number of alternative cryptocurrencies have emerged, including Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple. These altcoins, short for alternative coins, are based on the Bitcoin blockchain, aiming to address Bitcoin’s shortcomings. For instance, Litecoin facilitates payments approximately four times faster than Bitcoin at a fraction of the cost. While most … Continued
Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) 91 combines Segwit2x and BIP-148 to avoid a Hard Fork. Miners began signaling for BIP-91 before July 21st and this is great news for those who wanted to avoid a chain split in the network. BIP-91 activation requires 80% hashrate and needs to continue for a 336 block period in order … Continued
Bitcoin’s price has dropped as low as 1851.66 USD and 2357.14 CAD within the last 60 days. With August 1st soon approaching, the trajectory of Bitcoin Core (BTC) is still questionable. Due to the fact that Bitcoin has no central authority, the mining community holds the power on decisions for future improvements as mentioned in … Continued
What is Lightning Network? Lightning Network is a decentralized Blockchain using smart contracts functionality to enable instant payments across a network of participants. It allows bitcoin transactions to occur instantly without any delay in block confirmation times (verification process for peer-to-peer payments). It will allow millions of transactions to occur within a few seconds, at … Continued
Hard Fork is a mandatory software update permanently diverging within the Blockchain. Non-upgraded nodes within the Blockchain cannot validate blocks of transactions without updating their software. The hard fork would cause a split in the chain and thus creating two separate coins that are not compatible with one another – this update is irreversible.
A software update that isn’t mandatory, because the new soft-fork rules also follow the old software rules. Computers running the old program will adjust to the new features implemented by the soft fork update. The update is reversible if the majority of miners decide the older version was more favorable.
Bitcoin is Legal to buy and transact in Canada and is regulated by anti-money laundering legislation and counter-terrorist financing legislation. Given its popularity, it’s not surprising that Bitcoin got under Canada Revenue Agency’s radars. If you buy, hold and sell virtual currency, and make a profit in the process, you must claim that profit as … Continued
The first Supercomputer was developed 50 years ago to analyze experiments conducted for nuclear research. Since then, humans have been able to build larger, more sophisticated machines to achieve weather forecasting, climate research, oil and gas exploration and molecular modeling. These supercomputers do produce the desired outcomes, however, it does have it’s drawbacks. It … Continued
If you’re here reading this article, then you’ve probably gained some interest in mining cryptocurrencies. However, setting up your own mining rig and finding the right GPUs ( Graphic Cards ) can be a daunting task, especially if you have no technical background or knowledge. Luckily, there are services out there which help you get … Continued
What is Bitcoin Mining? A great video by BitcoinMining.com on what Bitcoin mining actually is. Watch the video below to learn more about what Bitcoin mining is and then head over to our article on How-To: Mining Bitcoin or Ethereum as a Complete Beginner to get started.
As of late, there’s been a lot of confusion for investors and traders of the Bitcoin community. Several proposals are leaving non-technical and new investors speculating about the impacts of the changes that will take place the 1st of August. Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market as a whole is experiencing an influx of demand. Its … Continued
What is Wagerr? Let’s face it, everybody knows someone that loves to place bets on sports. Wagerr is a cryptocurrency designed for a safe and secure way of betting on various sporting events. Betting worldwide is a three trillion dollar ( USD ) industry and Wagerr looks to have a big piece of that pie. … Continued
A great talk on Blockchain technology and how it is changing money and business by Don Tapscott – Co-Founder of the Blockchain Research Institute in Toronto. Useful Links: Blockchain Research Institute
What is the BRI ( Blockchain Research Institute ) ? The BRI is a research institute dedicated to studying how blockchain technology can be applied to various industries across the globe and what the implications are. Announced in March 2017, the BRI was founded by a father-and-son duo, Don & Alex Tapscott and over the … Continued
Storing and accessing your data over the internet has become very seamless. The benefits of cloud computing surpasses that of physical storage. Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon have been leading the industry in providing cloud storages that are flexible, can be recovered and secure. However, nowadays we have blockchain and cryptography which are leading the … Continued
According to the Korean Herald, the South Korean Government is working on establishing a new set of rules and regulations for digital currencies such as, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and more. The rules will protect South Koreans from the potential risks in transacting with cryptocurrencies. A statement by Rep. Park Yong-jin of the Democratic Party of … Continued
Bitcoin: The End of Money (as we know it) from Torsten Hoffmann on Vimeo. An interesting documentary on the potentials of Bitcoin and how digital currency can be both good and bad.