Technology – 2018 is the Twentieth Anniversary of the Open Source Movement

In 1998, a group of developers came together to describe their ideas for software development, or more precisely, to create a name for the licenses that covered such projects, Open Source. This year is the twentieth anniversary of the open source movement. This process of developing has revolutionized the industry and helped create the world as we currently understand it.   Max Kordek, Co-Founder and CEO of Lisk, comments on this topic. Lisk is an application platform which will allow users to code in JavaScript to build blockchain applications, without…

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24 Fun Bitcoin Facts And Figures (That Will Make Your Head Spin)

  Bitcoin (BTC) has revolutionized digital payments in a massive way. Since its introduction in 2009, it has advanced technological processes through the blockchain network. Its initial developer remains largely anonymous since they use the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. It is believed they could be an individual or a group of developers.     During 2009, BTC’s first year of existence, the value was technically $0 and was yet to trade on any exchanges… In 2010, the highest recorded price was $0.39. This has continued to fluctuate over time and peaked…

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New Kids on the (EOS) Block: Ultra Announces Partnership with EOS Rio

  Blockchain-powered gaming distribution platform behind Blockchain Game Alliance  team up with EOS block producer to bring EOS to the gaming market Tallinn, Estonia — November 1, 2018 — Ultra, the company building a first-class PC game publishing platform and marketplace that puts an end to the current distribution monopoly, has announced a partnership with Brazilian-based block producer EOS Rio to develop a blockchain that focuses on expanding EOS to the gaming market by creating a fair ecosystem for games distribution.     EOS Rio, currently one of the 21…

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Law and Regulation of Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies in South Africa

Nowadays, Bitcoin or cryptocurrency is no longer fresh new news to many people around the globe however, it is still has a difficult concept to understand, especially for newbies. As a basic understanding, digital currencies exists solely online and therefore it is intangible. Also, it is a decentralized currency that means, the value of the virtual currencies rely solely on the user’s networks or through ledger technology such as Blockchain which serves as a Public Financial Transaction Database. Consequently, the legality and regulation for digital currencies will depend on the…

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A beginners guide to Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

Cryptocurrency transactions are verified by the process known as mining. Miners are nodes that solve complex mathematical problems to enable the transaction to happen.     Although you could once mine your own cryptocurrencies using a standard PC, this isn’t viable any longer; the quality and quantity of hardware required to mine cryptocurrencies effectively is directly proportional to the volume of people deciding to mine. The physical components that are needed for mining involves specialized or consumer hardware and a combination of your graphics cards and CPU.    First of all…

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PLAAS: Simple and Revolutionary way for managing Farm data and access to Markets on the Blockchain

Gaborone, Botswana: 29 October 2018 – PLAAS is launching a platform that enables farmers to accurately record important farm data and get access to direct market. Backed by years of study of African farmer needs, the PLAAS platform is expected to play an important role in revamping farm outputs and increasing returns to farmers.       PLAAS is a mobile and wallet application that enables farmers and cooperatives to manage their daily farm production and stocks on the blockchain. Blockchain is used for data monitoring. It offers the farmers an…

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Sweetbridge and the Institute of Decentralized Economics Launch New Stablecoin Protocols Working Paper

  Paper is first in a two-part series set to be released by institute, outlining  theories underpinning key stablecoin protocols   Phoenix, Arizona – 16th October, 2018 – Sweetbridge Inc., the global blockchain alliance developing protocols to enable frictionless commerce and interest-free financing for individuals, businesses, and enterprises, and the Institute of Decentralized Economics (IDE), a research body dedicated to the study and understanding of crypto and blockchain-based economics systems, have announced the launch of a new working paper on stablecoins.  Entitled “Stablecoin Protocols”, it explores the theories underpinning a…

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Cryptocurrency does not pose a risk to global financial stability reports the FSB

A report published by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) was recently released and, the international body that monitors and makes recommendations about the global financial system, has claimed that cryptocurrencies do not currently pose a risk to global financial stability.     The report also suggests that vigilant monitoring is needed due to the speed of market developments, while asserting that cryptocurrencies could have implications for financial stability in the future, should the use of crypto-assets continue to evolve.   Leading projects within the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, including: Orvium;…

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Ambrosus Partner With NDS and Mega Mart to Track Premium Quality Beef

  Proof-of-concept with leading Korean food producer and retailer will provide end-to-end traceability for beef   Seoul, South Korea — October 9, 2018 — Ambrosus, the globally decentralised blockchain and IoT platform, has partnered with NDS, a subsidiary of Korean food producer Nongshim, to track and trace premium quality beef sold by food retailer Mega Mart. Using the AMB-NET blockchain, Ambrosus will pioneer a revolutionary beef traceability model in Mega Mart, which will let company partners and consumers to easily access detailed information about the history and transportation surrounding each…

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American Express VP of Membership Rewards Joins qiibee As Strategic Advisor

Vice President and General Manager of Global Membership Rewards and Loyalty Benefits at American Express, Chris Cracchiolo, appointed as lead advisor to company behind Crypto Valley’s first proof-of-concept.   Zug, Switzerland — October 3, 2018 — qiibee, the Swiss loyalty token protocol which helps brands around the world run their loyalty programs on the blockchain, has announced the appointment of Chris Cracchiolo as lead advisor.   Cracchiolo brings with him almost 20 years of experience in business development, strategy, and client management, having worked across the technology, healthcare, enterprise, and…

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