It's been about ten years since Satoshi Nakamoto (not his or her real name) wrote the groundbreaking Bitcoin whitepaper, which explained for the first time how cryptocurrencies work. This whitepaper - which is still available to everyone online - has gained historical status as a document that changed the world.The problem is it reads like a TV installation manual written … [Read more...] about Bitcoin Whitepaper Explained so Anyone Can Understand
That’s me a week ago - my face pressed up against the glass, wishing I could get into cryptocurrency. I’ve followed the news enough to know there’s something big going on right now, and I wanted to get in it before it was too late. The problem was, I didn't think I was smart enough to get started in cryptocurrency. Not tech-savvy enough. I just left it to the computer-elite … [Read more...] about Get Started in Cryptocurrency: A Beginner’s Guide
If you're interested in blockchain technology you might be looking for easy ways to earn cryptocurrency. If you want to top up your bitcoin balance, without forking out too much of your hard-earned cash, then there are some great options out there for earning free crypto.Here are three of the best ways to get small amounts of crypto in your wallet without deviating from … [Read more...] about Three Ways to Earn Cryptocurrency
The Problem After decades of being paper-based, medical records and information are becoming digitized for faster transfer of data between medical facilities and patients. This digitization process has brought about a slew of problems of information security and continuity. Medical information is some of the most sensitive for any individual and must be secured at all times. … [Read more...] about Crypto Case Study: Electronic Health Records
How does the Bitcoin blockchain differ from traditional banking systems? It was late 2009 when former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker said that “the only useful thing the banking sector has invented in the past 20 years is the ATM”, and although almost ten years have passed since he addressed the crowd at the Wall Street Journal Future of Finance Initiative his … [Read more...] about Education and the Bitcoin Blockchain
Even those who have a basic grasp of cryptocurrency can become somewhat bewildered when they hear the term Ethereum mining as it relates to the digital world. Rest assured, there are no hard hats or pickaxes involved!What exactly is mining? Before answering the question of what mining is, it’s important to highlight what a miner is. When a cryptocurrency transaction … [Read more...] about Ethereum Mining – A Beginners Guide
The Food Waste Problem Food waste is caused by a variety of reasons relating to supply chain management, from spoilage in transit to oversupply in stores. By solving this problem, food can not only be saved from waste but re-routed to communities and stores in need. A significant portion of food around the world is wasted on a daily basis. In the United States alone, 40% of … [Read more...] about Crypto Case Study: Solving Food Waste
To buy into an ILP or ICO, you’re going to need some ether (ETH). Here is a quick guide on how to buy ETH.Before you get started, there are a couple of things to bear in mind. Always do your research into any project you’re thinking of supporting, and don’t just buy tokens to try and make a quick buck. You should always read a project’s whitepaper at the very least - if you … [Read more...] about How to buy ETH – A Beginner’s Guide
The Problem Over the past decade, there have been an increasing amount of connected devices making up the internet of things (IoT). This network provides increasing benefits by connecting devices and people around the world and collecting data which can be used to personalize products and services. The lack of transparency in current IoT platforms brings into question data … [Read more...] about Crypto Case Study: Internet of Things
The Problem The rise of Napster and peer-to-peer sharing services has caused rampant piracy in the media industry which is nearly impossible to control. At the same time, free streaming services now control and limit the money artists receive for delivering their content, who are often being severely underpaid in this model. There have even been lawsuits against streaming … [Read more...] about Crypto Case Study: Music Streaming
The Problem Asset trading and transfers have moved from a process of trading paper to online exchanges in the 21st century. However, these exchanges and brokers still have high fees and issues with latency time. Additionally, only certain assets, such as stock and bonds, can be traded on exchanges, leaving a lot of assets out which could be traded on free and open markets if … [Read more...] about Crypto Case Study: Asset Exchange
Let’s get one thing straight. Bitcoin doesn’t delight most governments, not usually for any insidious reason, but more for the fact that they don’t yet know what to do with it. Nor do a lot of people, for that matter, and many states have issued advisories to citizens against investing in the digital currency due to its volatility and current lack of regulation.To their … [Read more...] about Bitcoin Made Illegal by These Five Countries
Everyone thinks they can predict the future, whether it be predicting outcomes of government elections, weather, financial markets, or countless other future events. This has led to a rise of prediction markets in sports and equities, but the idea has yet to expand outwardly in other areas. Problem Digital prediction markets require a great deal of trust from their users. One … [Read more...] about Crypto Case Study: Prediction Markets
One of the main difficulties blocking the widespread adoption of crypto is its inaccessibility. Most people aren’t interested in investing. They don’t want to use online exchanges, and they do not care one bit about the markets. All they require is a safe, cheap, and frictionless way to exchange value.That’s why we’ve put together this easy-to-follow guide, in the hope that … [Read more...] about How to get a Crypto Debit Card
The Wirex card is a 3D Secure debit card that allows users to interact with both fiat and digital money. The card is accepted by over 40 million merchants in more than 200 countries, making Wirex a leading provider of hybrid personal finance.The card allows users to deposit, exchange, and spend their cryptocurrency easily and will be available to residents of the European … [Read more...] about What is Wirex?
The cryptocurrency industry has grown extensively since the creation of Bitcoin, and with this growth comes an array of new technologies, protocols, and models. One of the most necessary of these to understand is that of the masternode. Not every cryptocurrency uses masternodes, but as people move away from the methods of coins like Bitcoin and Litecoin, they are becoming more … [Read more...] about What Are Masternodes, and Why Are They Important?
We are just a few days away from the May 15 Bitcoin Cash fork, which will both tighten security and add new features to the coin. Among the new features, are a change to the maximum block limit (which will be set to 32 Megabytes), Op-codes (or operational codes) which have been dormant in Bitcoin's system for years will get activated, and its data storage capabilities will also … [Read more...] about Should the BCH Fork Be Called an Upgrade?
These days all anyone can talk about are how smart contracts are going to change the world. Everything from real estate to human resources to online gambling and more will change as a result of this revolutionary technology. Smart contracts are still complicated to design correctly and only developers, and those with intimate knowledge of coding, can create usable smart … [Read more...] about What is Agrello?
Problem There are over 1 billion people on the planet without a proper form of identification. These people, who are often displaced from their homes or live in poverty, are put at a severe disadvantage without ID and are less likely to receive healthcare, education, and other public services. Additionally, identity fraud and theft are rampant, with government-issued paper … [Read more...] about Crypto Case Study: Legal Identification
The Problem Online gambling is a huge business and is expected to reach almost $60 billion yearly by 2020. However, the industry is riddled with cheating, collusion, and fraud. Both Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars, two of the most prominent poker sites at the time, were shut down by the FBI, with Full Tilt being accused of running a Ponzi scheme in 2011, which resulted in $300 … [Read more...] about Crypto Case Study: Online Gambling