Bitcoin is, of course, not the only currency out there waiting to be mined. There are hundreds of mining pools out there for a range of different cryptocurrencies, and you can find lists of different pools for each type of digital coin.Read more
The ultimate goal of the network is to facilitate decentralized content distribution that big corporations, governments and censors cannot interfere with. A good way to think of Phantasma is as Telegram on steroids.
A big advantage to NEO is that its creators have designed a suite of desktop applications. A major flaw with several blockchain systems that I have seen is that they lack desktop applications. That limits the useful of such systems to those of us who use old-fashioned desktops in our jobs.
One way Storm Makers might make money is by selling data gathered from their players. The data will be harvested via the StormX suit of services. The GIGS will generate a totally source of data.
Decent.Bet is trying to build an online casino and sports-book platform on the blockchain. That is technically possible but it would be illegal in many countries including the United States and the People’s Republic of China.
The idea behind JET8 is to turn social media users into advertisers for products. The users get rewarded for promoting the products with free samples. They can also earn the J8T social currency.
The impressive thing about JET8 is that the JETS social currency is already being used by some giant corporations in the seven countries.
Users mentioned at the JET8 website include: McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD), Seven11, the Circle K Convenience stores, the Alfamart convenience stores, Watsons, Shoprite, Shop & Go, Coca Cola (NYSE: KO), Unilever (NYSE: UN), Cell C, Nestle (VTX: NESN), Avon (NYSE: AVP, and PespiCO (NASDAQ: PEP). JET8 claims that the JETs have reached over 400 million social-media accounts since they were launched in 2015.
ADP has some of the attributes of a value investment because it is an infrastructure company that provides a necessary service. ADP provides a necessary service companies need that most people neither see nor understand.
That makes ADP well poised to cash in on the growth of the American economy. It also makes ADP an ideal platform for testing next-generation payment and data-processing technologies. For example, SpringRole which is trying to develop a more reliable resume verification process based on the blockchain is working with ADP.Read more
The situation in Plattsburgh demonstrates how the new high-tech economy generates both income inequality and political controversy.
Progress is ripping up the social contract written at the end of the last Industrial Revolution.
Investors need to consider the ethical implications of some of this new technology. If they do not, everybody will suffer from the political backlash.
Developments in Plattsburgh prove that the old social contract is dead and it is time to write a new one. If we do not write a new social contract our cities will burn, and many people will suffer.Read more
BloomIQ a system of reporting and tracking debt obligations will people establish credit ratings for their BloomIDs. BloomScore is a new kind of credit score that can be used anywhere in the world. A long term project is a Bloom credit card will enable users to establish a credit history based on the BloomScore.Read more
WhatsApp Pay is a peer-to-peer (P2P) payment solution similar to PayPal’s (NASDAQ: PYPL) Venmo that can be added to WhatsApp, the world’s most popular social messaging solution.
Facebook definitely has the potential to become a major player in Finance. If it works, WhatsApp Pay will be far more disruptive and valuable than Apple Pay ever can be.Read more
The hope of Kin is to create something like a Blue Chip stamp program for digital services and products. The program will operate through the Ethereum blockchain and utilize an ERC20 protocol (Ethereum-compatible) cryptocurrency called KIN.
Rewards Points can generate tremendous amounts of value; Warren Buffett used a defunct loyalty points scheme called the Blue Chip Stamp Company to build his Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.H) empire. Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) to make its payment app the most used digital wallet in the United States with 23.4 million users, eMarketer estimated.Read more
This makes Swift Demand one of the most interesting and ambitious blockchain platforms yet seen. Its goal is to build an entirely new type of economy based on a new kind of currency.
A whitepaper describes Swift Demand as “a transactional currency that provides a basic income.” That makes Swift Demand a basic income experiment as well as a blockchain platform.