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Blockchain Technology Penetrates the Freelance Market (HIRE, CAN, GJC)

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business

Blockchain Technology Penetrates the Freelance Market (HIRE, CAN, GJC)

Blockchain technology is penetrating almost every sector of business. It is able to accomplish this adoption across the board by driving down the costs to transact while providing transparency when needed. The freelance work model is no different. Many freelance employment platforms are turning to the blockchain to provide cryptocurrencies and the ability to transact they so adamantly desired. Current…

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Bitfinex to Launch Decentralized Crypto Marketplace EOSfinex

Category: Altcoins, Business, Finance, News, Tech

Bitfinex to Launch Decentralized Crypto Marketplace EOSfinex

The controversial crypto exchange Bitfinex publicized its plan to launch a new decentralized cryptocurrency exchange, dubbed EOSfinex. In an industry where cryptocurrencies are typically decentralized, it comes as a surprise that more marketplaces don’t also represent this characteristic. Further, centralized exchanges can charge exorbitant fees for transactions and are prone to hacks. Decentralized Exchange for Decentralized Cryptocurrencies The introduction of…

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Decentralized Initial Coin Offerings are Actually Becoming Centralized

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News, Regulation, Tech

Decentralized Initial Coin Offerings are Actually Becoming Centralized

Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies were designed to disrupt the business process, creating a new order built on the principle of decentralization. Mainstream business history is consistent with the gradual move towards total centralization and the aggregation of business power by an elite minority. The pioneers of blockchain and the crypto revolution are determined to create a system that does away…

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What’s the Deal with Siacoin’s ASIC Soft-fork?

Category: Altcoins, Business, Mining, News

What’s the Deal with Siacoin’s ASIC Soft-fork?

In the middle of the night (US time) on January 16, 2018 a popular manufacturer of ASIC mining hardware, Bitmain, announced its new line of “Blake2b miners.” To most, this means very little, but to the a large proportion of the Siacoin community this represents a moral quandary that is tearing those invested in the business apart. This “Blake2b miner”…

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Cornell Research: Bitcoin Block Size Can Increase by 1.7x and Maintain Decentralization

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Tech

Cornell Research: Bitcoin Block Size Can Increase by 1.7x and Maintain Decentralization

A study led by Cornell professor Emin Gün Sirer entitled “Decentralization in Bitcoin and Ethereum” claimed that the bitcoin block size could be increased to 1.7MB and still maintain the same level of decentralization. Two Year Research Results During a research initiative conducted to compare the level of decentralization on Bitcoin and Ethereum, Cornell researchers led by Sirer discovered that…

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Here are Four Cryptocurrency Portfolios You may Want to Consider for 2018

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, Finance, News

Here are Four Cryptocurrency Portfolios You may Want to Consider for 2018

The returns accrued by investors in the cryptocurrency market were phenomenal for 2017. With many newcomers entering the space, we identify several constructions of profitable crypto asset portfolios. We focus on three central themes; gaining exposure to the crypto asset market as a whole, privacy-focused cryptocurrencies and tokens associated with decentralized exchanges. The “CoinMarketCap” Index The idea of index tracking…

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Chief AI Scientist: Bitcoin Mining Could Power Scientific Research

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Mining, News, Tech

Chief AI Scientist: Bitcoin Mining Could Power Scientific Research

Could Bitcoin mining be used to power scientific innovation? That is the question posed by chief AI scientist of the blockchain startup Matrix, Yangdong Deng. According to Deng, the Bitcoin network or others like it could be altered so that the expenditure of computational resources is not merely used on generating cryptocurrency, but also in powering research such as artificial…

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Purism’s Librem 5 will come with Mobile Payments Powered by Monero

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

Purism’s Librem 5 will come with Mobile Payments Powered by Monero

Purism, a manufacturer of privacy-focused hardware and software, have furthered their relationship with Monero with an announcement made October 13. After the company began accepting the anonymous cryptocurrency, Purism now plans to incorporate Monero into their Librem 5 phones, which will become available in January 2019. A cash-like, digital platforms for smartphones uses will be based on Monero (XMR), as…

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Coinbase Co-Founder Fred Ehrsam: Importance of Decentralized Exchanges and Protocols

Category: Commentary, News, Tech

Coinbase Co-Founder Fred Ehrsam: Importance of Decentralized Exchanges and Protocols

Upon the finalization of the nationwide ban on cryptocurrency exchanges by the Chinese government, the demand for decentralized and peer-to-peer trading platforms is anticipated to drastically increase in the upcoming years. As Fred Ehrsam, the co-founder of Coinbase and former Goldman Sachs trader explained in an analytical blog post entitled “Why Decentralized Exchange Protocols Matter,” three critical components that are…

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Gladius Is Disrupting CDN and DDoS Bandwidth Services Using Blockchain

Category: ICO News

Gladius Is Disrupting CDN and DDoS Bandwidth Services Using Blockchain

The rapid rise in AI and computer intelligence has come with both innovation and destruction. It seems that every week, a news release details a massive cybersecurity breach that has left its victims scrambling. One type of attack that is quickly rising in popularity is the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. While not extremely complicated, it can wreak havoc on the…

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