As the CEO of Oddup, James Giancotti looks at everything with a rating in mind. So, how does the man who rates startups for a living view the current state of cryptocurrency? It should come as no surprise that he looks at cryptocurrency like startups. “Ninety percent will fail and maybe 10% will get your […]
Bitcoin has been around since 2009, but it really wasn’t until recently that it finally hit the mainstream consciousness of investors and the general public. As of this writing 1 bitcoin is now worth over $5,600 USD. And its meteoric rise doesn’t look to be abating any time soon. Its potential to reshape how we […]
Blockchain business case variety seems secondary in the conversation around blockchain hype. Tokenization on a blockchain system has received attention around the world with the increasing prevalence of ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings). For those who continue to see “ICO”, but have no firm understanding of the definition, here’s an over simplified version. An ICO is […]
It’s been a busy week in emerging tech, with a lot of big news. Here’s a quick recap of what you might have missed. Apple debuts ARKit This past week, Apple introduced ARKit, a new framework that allows you to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. Some believe this (along with Google’s release […]
Ukraine will soon have 150 new ATMs for both buying and selling cryptocurrencies, with around 30 of the machines slated to open by the end of August, The Kiyv Post has learned from Mike Chobanyan, head of the Bitcoin agency in Ukraine. The devices will allow both selling and buying hryvnias, the national currency, and a variety of […]
The Internet of Things is currently an extremely fragmented market, where a thermostat may connect to a smartwatch, but is unable to connect to a Smart TV or connected door lock. To reduce fragmentation and improve security, Chronicled, a smart tag authentication startup, has open sourced a program—based on the Ethereum blockchain—that registers IoT devices […]
The Department of Homeland Security has stepped up its research and investment into blockchain technologies, as it searches for ways to make the government more secure, accountable, and autonomous. Public interest in the blockchain from the DHS started in December last year, when it called for small business proposals to research the advantages and disadvantages […]
It’s become well established that the blockchain has an almost infinite range of functional applications outside of pure financial transactions. This is particularly pertinent when it comes to the Internet of Things where technology is being used to disrupt a range of traditional industries. One example is cargo freight, an industry traditionally reliant on paperwork […]
Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency in the world, but the currency might be overshadowed by a decentralized ledger system called “the blockchain,” which is starting to make its way into the Internet of Things (IoT) market. The blockchain in IoT could solve the trust issues various developers, engineering firms, and businesses face when building […]
Distributed ledgers have more applications than finance.
Because it could blow the rust off government services.
The payments platform welcomes the cryptocurrency.
Traditional banks are investing in Bitcoin.
The value plummeted while transactions went up.
Cryptocurrency fans who love Xbox, rejoice!
And make spending it worth your time
The auction will be held this December
It could remove Bitcoin’s biggest hurdle.
Better understanding—and clearer regulations.
Anyone can get Bitcoin-rich off of their algorithm.