Despite the many amazing use cases for public and private blockchain networks, there’s no way around the fact that the word “blockchain” has been misused, misunderstood, and hyped into a state of near-meaninglessness in the last few years. Money-hungry ICOs have jumped on the chance to put everything from celebrities to board games “on the blockchain,” […]
A Japanese consortium is to research the use of blockchain technology to determine the price of surplus electricity generated by photovoltaic power generation, and a new system capable of direct trading. Japan Unisys to Build Blockchain Platform to Facilitate Trading of Electricity A partnership between the University of Tokyo, IT company Japan Unisys, electric utility Kansai […]
There are many different paths to choose from, to improve cryptocurrency usability. Lately, I’ve been focused on project tokenomics as I have a feeling that better rewards distribution is the way forward. For instance, traditional exchanges do not provide enough rewards to users; a few exceptions are Binance, Coss, or ABCC. I especially like the last one […]
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest dedicated independent chipmaker, has predicted a drop in demand from the cryptocurrency mining community in the fourth quarter this year. The growth target of 7 to 9 percent was slashed to 6.5 percent partly due to the demand dynamics of bitcoin miners. Crypto Mining Demand For TSMC […]
Omni, the online item rental and storage management startup, is now allowing its users to get paid in Ripple, capitalizing off of the cryptocurrency boom. The addition of the XRP payment method comes after the startup raised $25 million in XRP this past January. The company will be paying users out of their own stash […]
Ever since the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a stern warning about initial coin offerings (ICOs) in February 2018, cryptocurrency projects have had to consider different options for distributing their tokens — and funding their development. One alternative for dispersing a token is an airdrop, where tokens are given out (for free) to […]
With the exception of the SEC’s FinHub announcement, it has been a quiet week for regulatory news — something we’ve been getting a lot of recently as U.S. officials clamp down on unscrupulous coin offerings and crypto companies. Instead, stablecoins crowded headlines this week, as tether — among others — had difficulties retaining its peg, […]
China appears to have achieved the crypto community’s dream of a new internet of value, without blockchain. But there’s more than meets than eye here.
Charlie Shrem, one of bitcoin’s earliest entrepreneurs, believes Satoshi’s white paper is about more than just technology.
It’s been weeks since ether has seen a new high or a new low and the market has found itself range-bound. At the moment, we are seeing signs of distribution as large rounds of selling have remained present during key support tests: Figure 1: ETHUSD, 4 Hour Candles, Trading Range So far, for the last […]