The best way to think of Visa (NYSE: V) is not as a credit card brand but as a globalRead more
Hence, Golem could create a lucrative market for supercomputer apps or DApps (decentralized applications). Interestingly, such a market will be like GitHub, the software registry operator.
Notably, Microsoft (NYSE: MSFT) paid $7.5 billion to acquire GitHub earlier this year. Like Golem, GitHub functions as a decentralized marketplace for a wide variety of apps.
Interestingly, ICN token holders can exchange their tokens for tokenized shares in a joint-stock company, ICONOMI CEO Tim M. Zagar writes at Medium. Hence, ICONOMI is making the leap from initial cryptocurrency offering (ICO) to initial public offering (IPO).Read more
For example, if Internet of Things (IoT) is going to become a thing soon, and there are some indications that this will be the case, IOTA might become much more valuable and in demand than it is right now. Just imagine what would happen if suddenly everyone wanted to install the IoT system in their homes. They would need technology to power it, and perhaps there wouldn’t be a better choice than what the IOTA platform offers.
This was just one of the countless examples. If you wish to find out more, check out the infographic below and learn about the top 25 cryptocurrencies and the industries they are supposed to disrupt. Perhaps it could help you realize what is the next big cryptocurrency and invest in it.Read more
Obviously, the American Basic Income cannot redress all the wrongs of racism but it can address the income gaps between the races.
For instance, the average African American household earned $40,340 in 2017, the Peter G. Peterson foundation calculates. Conversely, the average household income in the United States was $61,372 in 2017. Furthermore, the average US white household income was $68,145 in 2017 and the average Hispanic income was $50,486.
An American Basic Income could redress the racial income inequality. For instance, a black family of four people could make $64,340 a year with a $500 a month basic income. Hence, the basic income for an African American family of four will exceed the 2017 median household income.
Distributing a Basic Income to everybody can redress the effects of historic racism without stirring up racial animus. Whites will have no objections to the basic income if they receive the same amount of money as everybody else.Read more
Therefore, TenX (PAY) has no Visa so what does it have? Basically, TenX has a digital wallet or protocol that converts cryptocurrency into fiat currency.
Such a wallet is a big deal because there are lots of people who want to convert cryptocurrency into fiat currency. Additionally, TenX has an application program interface (API) that can enable cryptocurrency transactions through smartphones.
However, TenX (PAY) has a lot of competition in that sphere. For example, Bancor (BNT) offers conversion protocols for both EOS (EOS) and Ethereum-based cryptocurrencies. In addition, both Uphold and CoinSwitch offer APIs that convert cryptocurrencies directly into fiat currencies.
Hence, TenX has some potentially valuable technology on its hands. The problem is that TenX seems to have no way of getting that technology out into the real world.Read more
Some of the industry’s most interesting pioneers, masterminds, artists, investors and entrepreneurs – including keynotes from Brock Pierce and Jeremy Gardner – will share their knowledge and ideas about our future. Panels will include a range of topics from “Interesting & Meaningful Use Cases in Blockchain – Solving Real World Problems” to security insights in sessions “Weaponizing Blockchain” and “Cybersecurity in Blockchain – Crypto Hacking.”Read more
HorusPay is built with the EOS blockchain which is not compatible with the Ethereum blockchain. However, HorusPay (HORUS) is part of the Bancor on EOS network.
Bancor on EOS is designed to allow fast conversation between EOS and Ethereum-based cryptocurrencies with the BancorX protocol. Thus it is possible to convert HorusPay (HORUS) into Ethereum (ETH) and Ethereum Request for Comments (ERC) tokens.
Unfortunately, there is apparently no fast means of converting HorusPay (HORUS) into Bitcoin (BTC), Ripple (XRP), or fiat currencies. Notably, I could not find HorusPay in CoinSwitch cryptocurrency exchange aggregator.
The CoinSwitch aggregator is a protocol that allows users to trade on a wide variety of exchanges without an account. Thus, CoinSwitch offers trading in over 300 cryptocurrencies and over 45,000 potential pairs of cryptocurrencies.
However, CoinSwitch offers trading in EOS (EOS) and Bancor (BNT). Thus you could convert HorusPay (HORUS) into Bancor or EOS and trade those coins through CoinSwitch. On the other hand, that process is cumbersome and limited.Read more
Created in 2009, Bitcoin (BTC) is the first decentralized cryptocurrency that was initially released as an open source software. It works without an administrator or a regulating authority, and all its transactions are verified through cryptography and are stored on a distributed ledger.
What is Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, mining, and blockchain
History of Bitcoin
Forms of cryptocurrency
Why stick to Bitcoin
How to get some bitcoins
Whether it’s possible to shop with Bitcoin (BTC)
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Sidechains are less-encrypted digital pathways that act as shortcuts around the blockchain. The Lightning Network protocol adds layers of sidechains to Bitcoin. Sidechains speed up the transaction process because they have a greater capacity and higher speed than blockchains.
For example, the Lightning Network’s builders claim it can process 333 Bitcoin transactions a second. Hence, an application built with Lightning could process up to 333 Bitcoin payments a second without crashing.
The Lightning Network contains larger numbers of nodes designed to move large volumes of Bitcoin. Notably, the Lightning Network claimed to have over 4,000 nodes in operation on 19 November 2018.
Moreover, the Lighting Network is adding solutions like the Liquid Network sidechain. The Liquid Network is a sidechain designed for large organizations such as businesses, banks, and cryptocurrency Exchanges.
The Lightning Network is even offering a plug-in for Microsoft (NYSE: MSFT) Excel. This plug-in could encourage Bitcoin (BTC) use because Excel is one of the world’s most popular accounting solutions. 500 million people worldwide reportedly use Excel, The Irish Tech Times claims.