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Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 • October 5-7, 2018

About HCPP18 – New Order   All-out strong polarization. Repeating tension between collectivists and individuals. This time with a new…

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Category: Cryptocyclopedia

The Federationist, Communalist, and Post-Capitalist Ideologies of Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Tech

The Federationist, Communalist, and Post-Capitalist Ideologies of Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

While blockchain technology is a technological invention rooted in complex scientific and mathematical foundations, the innovation is also the embodiment of particular ideologies. These ideologies are as varied as the users of the technology. Brett Scott, the author of the acclaimed book, “Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money,” shared his thoughts on the various ideologies that…

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How to Mine Litecoin on a Windows Laptop

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Mining, Tech

How to Mine Litecoin on a Windows Laptop

Litecoin is an early-stage altcoin developed by a former Google Engineer, Charlie Lee in October 2011. Lee wanted to create a cryptocurrency faster than Bitcoin and easily accessible, with the aim to process block in every two and a half minutes compared to ten minutes of bitcoin. (Source: Bitinfocharts) Currently, hashrate for litecoin is 247.29Th/s as shown in the graph above,…

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Lightning Tasks Allows you to Earn Bitcoin for Completing Micro Tasks

Category: Adoption, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Development

Lightning Tasks Allows you to Earn Bitcoin for Completing Micro Tasks

Developers have created a new proof of concept website based on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network to showcase how small-scale payments can be completed near instantly. Showcased at the premier bitcoin conference, Baltic Honeybadger 2018 in Latvia, Lightning Tasks allows anyone to earn a few satoshis by completing simple tasks. The official video demo involves the user transcripting text from a picture….

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Cutting through the Hype: Is Facebook really at Risk of Being Toppled by Blockchain Technology?

Category: Blockchain, Business, Commentary, Cryptocyclopedia, Ethereum, Platform

Cutting through the Hype: Is Facebook really at Risk of Being Toppled by Blockchain Technology?

In the past ten years, Facebook has grown from a mere social media platform to one of the biggest internet companies the world has ever seen. With its recent acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp, it has comfortably positioned itself in the minds of over two billion people. The company is also a significant player in the advertising and virtual reality…

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The Rise of Blockchain Co-Working Spaces

Category: Blockchain, Business, Cryptocyclopedia, Ethereum, Finance

The Rise of Blockchain Co-Working Spaces

Blockchain co-working spaces promise to bring the best of community, collaboration, networking, business development, and work-life balance to the world of blockchain technology. Some even use the technology for their daily operations. The Co-working Phenomenon Across the world, the so-called gig economy has grown by orders of magnitude over the past few years, becoming substantially larger than many legacy industries….

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Have you Ever Heard of the ERC-721x Token Standard?

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Ethereum

Have you Ever Heard of the ERC-721x Token Standard?

Thanks to the overly popular Ethereum blockchain game CryptoKitties, the ERC-721 tokens have come into the foray of the DLT world. CryptoKitties is basically a collectible card game where the players have the option to buy, sell and exchange virtual cats. What sets CryptoKitties apart from most of the other games is the fact that every digital feline is unique…

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Crypto and Blockchain Could Be the Internet’s Fifth Protocol

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Development

Crypto and Blockchain Could Be the Internet’s Fifth Protocol

While the internet only started out as a military research project in the 1960s, it has since become the single largest computer network in the world, disseminating information, news, and entertainment at an unprecedented scale. Although skeptics called the internet a fad a mere 20 years ago, several governments, banks, and businesses would be crippled without it today. Dissecting the…

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How Bancor Plans to Fix the Cryptocurrency Trading Process

Category: Altcoins, Business, Cryptocyclopedia, Exchange, Finance

How Bancor Plans to Fix the Cryptocurrency Trading Process

Leading blockchain project Bancor is attempting to introduce automated cryptocurrency trading through its innovative technological solutions. Using a combination of its proprietary algorithm called the Bancor Protocol and a new type of smart contract-powered token, Bancor believes it can usher in a new age where people can trade digital currencies without the need for any middlemen. The Trouble with Order…

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Crypto Tribalism and its Effect on the Future of the Decentralized Economy

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Cryptocyclopedia

Crypto Tribalism and its Effect on the Future of the Decentralized Economy

Over the past few years, several factions have developed in the global cryptocurrency community who “battle” each other on social media platforms such as Twitter and Reddit to determine supremacy of their favored project(s). Rarely a day goes by where someone in the community is not having “Twitter beef” with someone, and this trend is unlikely to stop anytime soon…

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Top 15 Cryptocurrency YouTubers you Should Consider Watching

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Cryptocyclopedia, Ethereum, Finance, Investment

Top 15 Cryptocurrency YouTubers you Should Consider Watching

YouTube is more than just a source of entertainment. The video streaming platform has evolved into an important vehicle through which people across the globe acquire new information. It is especially popular as a learning tool because people prefer to learn from their peers or those they feel they can relate to in some way. The cryptocurrency sector is no…

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