What is Decred – DCR?

  Decred (DCR) is an open source, autonomous blockchain based digital currency that is “built to last”, according to the developers.  Autonomy is self-rule and DCR stakeholders make the rules.   “Decred is a global community that believes in financial independence, and community-based governance”     Decred was launched in February 2016 and developed by Bitcoin developers, led by Jake Yocom-Piatt, who engineered btcsuite which is an alternative full-node Bitcoin. A hybrid of both Proof-of Work and Proof-of-Stake mechanisms are used to provide the consensus that confirms new blocks and transactions.…

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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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Reimagining the beautiful game: How Blockchain is changing the future of Social Media

  Today, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and LinkedIn are all household names, but with blockchain already beginning to shake things up, how will it affect the social network space? Carlos Grenoir, CEO of Olyseum, a collaborative and specialized, blockchain-based, social network created by sport leaders for sport lovers, gives his thoughts on what happens when sports, social media, and blockchain collide.   Social media platforms currently attract more than three billion users. That’s almost half the world’s population that are liking, commenting, sharing, and retweeting content with friends, family members,…

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Pundi X announces a buy-back program, Partnership Reserve Fund following unanticipated demand

SINGAPORE — April 16, 2018 — Pundi X, the leading blockchain-based, global point-of-sale (“POS”) solutions provider enabling retail stores to conduct transactions in cryptocurrencies today announced a buy-back program for company holdings in NPXS tokens following unanticipated demand for its technology.     Company CEO and co-founder Zac Cheah revealed that the buy-back would fund a Partnership Reserve Fund (“PRF”) to continue the company’s growth following unexpectedly high interest in its devices from the global retail sales market.   “Within the past few weeks, we have visited merchants, banks, governmental…

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CryptoBridge review – Trade EOT and Popular Altcoins

CryptoBridge is a decentralized exchange (DEX) in the hands of BridgeCoin owners.  BridgeCoin is a scrypt-compatible coin that was created in July 2017 in order to finance the development of the decentralized exchange. You can start using the decentralized exchange now at https://wallet.crypto-bridge.org/     The difference between Centralized and Decentralized   With a centralized exchange, the exchange holds the private keys to your assets, and therefore you are at risk from anything that happens to the exchange. Look at what happened with Mt. Gox, for example, where it was hacked…

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trade.io Partners with Civic to Provide Identity Verification via the Blockchain

ZUG, Switzerland, Dec. 18, 2017 /CNW/ –  trade.io, a next-generation cryptocurrency exchange, has announced a partnership with blockchain-based identity verification pioneer, Civic. The agreement allows trade.io the ability to provide Civic’s revolutionary identity verification services for the convenience of future users in the trade.io ecosystem. Civic’s verification service reduces the overall cost of know your client (KYC), removes inefficiencies, enhances security and privacy, and greatly improves the user experience.     trade.io, which also provides the industry’s first liquidity pool, which distributes up to 50% of daily revenue to liquidity pool participants, intends to utilize Civic’s identity…

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