Recent Trends & Activities in the Blockchain Distributed Ledger Industry

  When Bitcoin was discovered in 2008, a new concept was introduced to the world – the blockchain technology. Promising to make an impact on every industry including finance, IT, government, retail & e-commerce, media & entertainment, automotive, and more, it is all set to revolutionize the world. And interestingly, this revolution has already begun. Many large-sized organizations across the globe recognized the true potential of the technology. Some other organizations are still exploring it and are likely to progress fast as the technology is becoming more mature.   So,…

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What Features Define the Best Cryptocurrency Wallet

  There are different types of cryptocurrency wallets available now. Sometimes it’s difficult to choose the best one. Let’s analyse the main features of each wallet type and try to find out which is the best of them.     Types of Cryptocurrency Wallets   Hot wallets Cryptocurrency wallets which are permanently connected to the internet and currency dealing server are called hot wallets. These hot wallets are a bit risky to use, as in case someone does not have a good firewall installed on the system, then these wallets…

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10 tips on how you can safely Invest your money in Cryptocurrencies

  In today’s day and age, the digital world is booming in every industry. One such industry is the world of investment and finance fiat currency is gradually being taken over by cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency, in its most basic understanding, is a term that encases a variety of digital currencies, the most famous ones being Bitcoin & Litecoin.     According to writer Sabya Sachdeva in her piece on the rise of cryptocurrencies, the bitcoin was valued at less than one dollar, but now it is worth thousands of dollars. These…

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YouGov Crypto Survey shows 50% of millennials interested in Cryptocurrency

  The recently published YouGov survey found under 50% of millennials were interested in using cryptocurrencies as a primary form of payment as opposed to using the U.S. dollar.  Bitcoin adoption has been growing year on year and here is commentary from a number of spokespeople on the topic of mainstream awareness and acceptance of the crypto and blockchain industry.     The commentary comes from those who have already launched blockchain education initiatives or are directly involved in the academic space, including Lisk; Orvium; the Social Alpha Foundation; Brave…

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How to Trade Cryptocurrency: 10 Simple Tips to Get Started

Trade Cryptocurrency, here are 10 Simple Tips to Get Started – Even if you are already armed with information about the crypto world, discovering it is extremely intimidating, especially since you are dealing with a subject matter that is naturally complex.     When we are trading cryptocurrencies, what comes to mind first is how to decide which cryptocurrency is viable for doing so. Unlike stocks, performing fundamental analysis for cryptocurrencies is radically different since there are no financial statements. Thus, it is even more important for us to engage in…

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5 ways Blockchain can increase Customer Loyalty — and win brands’ battle for engagement

  With Singapore Airlines and Delta Air Lines having recently introduced a blockchain-based loyalty program and replacing its airmiles with cryptocurrency respectively, it shows that blockchain stands to radically transform traditional loyalty programs as we know them, making them more useful, accessible and cost-effective for both brands and customers alike.   So how is blockchain increasing customer loyalty and revitalising traditional rewards programs?     Blockchain introduces cost-cutting efficiencies, including cutting out high customer acquisition costs for brands.   From the technical implementation right through to the costs of the…

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Bridging Cryptocurrency between blockchains, the new paradigm

  DOGE / ETHEREUM Bridge   DOGE. the cryptocurrency that started off as a joke, has had a massive surge this week rocketing to a 6 month high after news that a DOGE / Ethereum is in progress that will make it possible for DOGE holders to transact on the Ethereum blockchain.     The sudden rise in the crypto’s price has left many to speculate that the bullish trend is a continued reaction to the recent alpha release of Dogethereum, a Dogecoin-Ethereum bridge. Simply put, the bridge uses the “Superblocks”…

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IDACB will promote blockchain data via Bloomberg and Reuters

  The year 2018 in cryptocurrencies is marked as the year of catching up with the popularity and capitalisation of cryptocurrencies in 2017. The ICO market has a great potential for expansion and growth. However, the existing solutions have only been established within the niche of ICO market without crossing its boundaries. Thus, the sector needs responsible and trustworthy informers.     International Decentralised Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain (IDACB) will negotiate with Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters on the incorporation of analytical and financial blockchain data in software solutions. The…

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Blockchain Platform Orbs Marks Strategic Expansion Into South Korea

Orbs partners with Kakao subsidiary Ground X to spearhead blockchain research initiatives, opens Seoul office   Tel Aviv, Israel — Orbs, the hybrid blockchain scaling base-layer protocols, has announced that it has established a partnership with Ground X, the blockchain subsidiary of leading South Korean internet company Kakao, for research, development, and business cooperation. Orbs has also opened its Seoul headquarters, with five full-time employees hired to drive further business development in the region. Orbs’ expansion into South Korea, a leading global blockchain hub, demonstrates a commitment to tapping into…

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84% of companies now using blockchain, so what does the future hold?

  The PwC’s Global Blockchain Survey 2018, highlighted that 84% of companies are now incorporating blockchain technology at some level.  There certainly is a lot of ‘hype’ around blockchain as well as challenges facing the industry.   But what does the future hold for this promising technology?  Shiv Malik of Streamr, David Hanson of Ultra, and Manuel Martin of Orvium share their expert opinions.   Shiv Malik, Head of Strategy and Communications at blockchain-backed data platform Streamr says: People are both over and underestimating the change blockchain will have on…

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