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Research Shows Technology Professionals Are Confident Blockchain Is the Next Big Thing

There has been a lot of positive attention directed toward blockchain technology for quite some time now. New research by Intrinsic Insights confirms that technology professionals firmly believe this technology will cause as much disruption as the internet has over the years. It’s an interesting sentiment, especially given the blockchain’s lack of real-world use cases. The Blockchain […]

Bitcoin Mining Could Become Unprofitable for the Majority

With Bitcoin’s price back above USD 8,000 that still doesn’t promise a bright future for the cottage industry of miners. Miners use GPU‘s or ASIC‘s to solve an algorithm and contribute to the verification of transactions on the network. A reward is issued in the form of digital currency for the hashing power they have supplied. If Bitcoin was to […]

Crypto Enthusiasts Gather In Berlin For C3 Expo

The first C3 Crypto Conference was held this month at prime exhibition location STATION Berlin over two days attracting over 2,500 crypto enthusiasts, 50 speakers and 70 exhibitors. The C3 conference and expo was conceived to attract blockchain professionals and beginners to experience panel discussions and keynote presentations covering a range of topics surrounding the […]

Amazon Web Services Introduces Blockchain Templates

On 19 April 2018, Amazon posted an introduction to its new web service templates for Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric. A partnership with the R3 DLT consortium last December saw the launch of the Corda platform on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Corda was the first blockchain development platform to support building distributed applications on AWS. Under Amazon’s cloud computing […]

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD Primed for Gains

Key Points Bitcoin price rocketed higher and moved above a major resistance at $8,500 against the US Dollar. There is a connecting bullish trend line forming with support at $8,650 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is currently consolidating above $8,600 and it primed for more gains… […]

Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis – BCH/USD Could Break $1,200

Key Points Bitcoin cash price is in a major uptrend from the $650 swing low against the US Dollar. There is a crucial bullish trend line forming with support near $1,090 on the 4-hours chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair remains well supported on the downside and it could even… […]

From Freelancers to Decentralized Empires: Blue Whale, the First ICON ICO

Rewards, Transparency, and Value: blockchain’s answer to freelancing The state of the gig economy is in a precarious situation – facilitated by the leveling of the marketplace, in part. If you look at any of the current leading service providers for freelancers and their employers, you might notice that after a while: both sides present… […]

UN Gets $2.4M from Belgium for Blockchain Food Plan

The World Food Program (WFP) announced on 19 April that it had received a USD 2.4 million contribution from Belgium towards a program to finance blockchain solutions to fight global hunger. The Belgian donation will be used to expand research of the WFP’s blockchain solutions in addition to its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) project used […]

Talking Crypto, Advisory Boards, and ‘BlockNauts’ With Influencer Justin Wu

I had the opportunity to sit down with blockchain expert and entrepreneur Justin Wu, who is the Head of Growth and brilliant mind behind CoinCircle. Wu is also a strategic advisor to some of the industry’s top ICOs, and explained the importance of putting together an advisory board and utilizing these advisors when entering the crypto […]

UK MP Talks of Blockchain’s “Monumental Impact”

British Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Matt Hancock delivered a speech to the Law Society yesterday and commented that blockchain technology will have a “monumental impact” on people’s lives in the future. At London’s Blockchain Conference held on 19 April, the MP spoke of “vast areas of public life” which he predicted blockchain would transform: […]

Dubai Tourism Introduces Blockchain B2B Marketplace

Dubai’s government has launched Tourism 2.0, a blockchain-backed marketplace that connects businesses in the tourism sector with each other across Dubai. Launched by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), the service is its contribution to the Dubai 10X initiative that aims to place the city 10 years ahead of others across the globe. […]