• The lack of developers in the blockchain space is an obstacle that is holding back the industry and keeping it from achieving mainstream adoption. This is a problem which Fabric Token looks to fix by building an easy environment to create smart contracts. Scarcity of Human Resources With the advent of Bitcoin, the world’s first completely decentralized cryptocurrency, people have begun to realize the power of decentralized applications, also known as DApps. Properly built, DApps

    Decentralized Application Building Made Easy with Fabric Token

    | 2018/01/08 10:30 pm
  • Blockchain-driven social platform Matchpool and QTUM have teamed up to announce The QTUM Dev Challenge. The challenge is aimed at building a QTUM-based application for the platform and expanding Matchpool’s presence in Asian regions. The QTUM Dev Challenge is looking for enthusiastic blockchain developers who are up to the challenge of building and submitting an MVP of the Matchpool social app for Asian community based on QTUM platform and using $QGUP token as its currency. The

    Calling All Blockchain Developers – Matchpool and QTUM Announce QTUM Dev Challenge to Build Matchpool DApp for Asian Community

    | 2018/01/08 8:00 pm
  • Tether has switched from the previously used Omni protocol to the Ethereum network, citing lower fees and faster confirmations for the switch. “Tethered” to the Dollar Tethers are a very controversial product in the cryptocurrency space and have been for months on end. They are a cryptocurrency that is backed by traditional fiat currencies, such as the United States Dollar or the Euro. Many exchanges have adopted tethers, as they offer a method of implementing

    Tether Now Supported on the Ethereum Network

    | 2018/01/08 12:30 am
  • Popular petitions are an important part of the political process in Brazil, but current methodology makes them almost impossible to use. Now the country is turning to the Ethereum blockchain for a solution. In many political systems, the voice of the people is often not heard. To combat such a situation, Brazil has an intriguing mechanism embedded within its constitution: popular petitions. Successful popular petitions must be heard within the country’s legislature, but there are

    Sign Here! Brazil Harnessing Ethereum Blockchain for Political Expression

    | 2018/01/07 8:00 am
  • Knowledge is power, something that Extra Credit is well aware of. The platform has plans to revolutionize the crypto education industry by offering anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn about cryptocurrencies. If 2017 has taught us anything, it is that the future of the blockchain industry is bright. The world is starting to see that the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies can be utilized for much more than just that. It can also offer countless

    XTRA! XTRA! Read All About How Extra Credit Can Help with Blockchain and Crypto Education

    | 2018/01/05 8:00 pm
  • RBC Capital Markets analyst Mitch Steves thinks the blockchain industry will be worth $10 trillion within the next 10-15 years. Much of the coverage we’ve seen out of the major and mainstream news media outlets (we’re looking at you, CNBC) has focused on the micro topics within the space. Where does Bitcoin Cash fit into the picture? Does it mean anything that the founder of Ripple is now worth more on paper than the founders

    RBC Analyst: Blockchain Set To Be A $10 Trillion Industry Within 10-15 Years

    | 2018/01/05 5:30 pm
  • LockChain, a company developing a technology and a marketplace for blockchain-powered booking of hotels and private property has announced in its official blog that it secured almost 100,000 hotels around the world reaching a strategic partnership with a number of companies in the accommodation sector. This marks the first instance of decentralized technologies entering the hotel industry, which is currently estimated at around $500 billion. The 0% commission marketplace offered by LockChain uses blockchain technology

    Blockchain Enters Hotel Industry as Booking Service LockChain Secures 100,000 Hotels

    | 2018/01/05 3:00 pm
  • 2017 has been a record-breaking, awe-inspiring rollercoaster ride for cryptocurrency valuations increasing by more than 2000% in some cases. With all the hype and global attention on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) were attempting to tokenize just about everything in 2017. However, in this culture of tokenization, what everybody has failed to observe is that with price spikes in crypto valuations comes energy spikes in transactions processing. Consider the following: In September 30,

    Kwatt Coin – Tokenized Electricity a Revolutionary Solution

    | 2018/01/04 7:45 am
  • White Rabbit, a project created and developed by experienced filmmakers and software engineers, has announced the launch of its Partner Streaming Sites (PSS) program. The announcement, which was made last week on their blog, invites streaming services and film/series producers to participate in the development and evolution of what the White Rabbit team describes as “the next generation streaming ecosystem.” White Rabbit is allocating up to $1 million of its token sale proceeds to onboard

    Blockchain-powered Video Streaming Project White Rabbit to Spend $1 Million to Onboard Streaming Sites

    | 2018/01/04 7:30 am
  • A new initiative from oBike allows users to earn their customized cryptocurrency simply by riding their bicycles. As we begin a brand-new year, we also start thinking about resolutions. #newyearnewme, right? One of the most common goals is to get fit, whether it be hitting the gym or hitting the sidewalk for a jog. However, based on its stellar performance last year, many people might be resolving to get in on that crypto action by

    Two-Tired? Here’s Some Free Crypto from Obike to Motivate You

    | 2018/01/03 11:00 pm
  • Gamification, the act of layering game-like features onto a platform, is a powerful tool when combined with blockchain technology. Marketing paradigms in the online world shift so rapidly that it’s hard even for professionals to discern which channels are best for reaching certain target audiences. As old strategies gradually lose their efficacy, new ones are constantly created that are ultimately positioned to improve engagement. One of the most advantageous methodologies that has been put into

    Blockchain And Gamification – A Match Made in Heaven

    | 2018/01/03 1:30 pm
  • The year started with good news about Bitcoin’s urgently needed optimizations. Indeed, key entities of the cryptocurrency ecosystem began the year by rushing to become Segregated Witness (SegWit) compatible. Specifically, BTC.com and LocalBitcoins.com are implementing SegWit from the first business day of 2018. SegWit Will Help Reduce Transaction Fees Dr. Pieter Wuille proposed SegWit in December 2015. Then it was activated in August 2017. Segwit promises to improve Bitcoin’s scalability and reduce Bitcoin’s transaction fees.

    2018 To Be the Year of SegWit

    | 2018/01/03 1:30 am
  • Traditional crowdfunding company, Indiegogo, could take your ICO to the next level while promoting trust and mainstream adoption. Starting your own business is hard, even more so if you’re in the market for capital. Banks are one way to go to, but in a world that is becoming increasingly digitized every day, it seems a bit archaic doesn’t it? The age of the Internet has brought us many useful things, crowdfunding being one of them.

    Indiegogo Going All in to Help in the Global Adoption of ICOs

    | 2018/01/02 11:00 pm
  • Viberate users can earn VIB tokens by helping the decentralized live music platform grow through promotion, adding to the database, or referring new users. An important area of support for both musicians and venues has always been an enthusiastic fan base. For the longest time, this was manifested by fans posting flyers about clubs or bands on any available surface. Fan-made magazines were distributed in schools and record shops, and word of mouth was used

    Viberate Launches Community Rewards Program Worth Over One Million Dollars

    | 2018/01/02 6:00 pm
  • If financial statistics are anything to go by, perhaps there should be a pot of bitcoins at the end of every rainbow as the cryptocurrency has outperformed gold for a second year running. According to Forbes, the Bitcoin Investment Trust gained 1407.42%, while SPDR Gold Shares only increased by 11.93%. Yes, you read that right. However, both gold and Bitcoin grew more than the S&P 500 and 20-year US Treasury bonds. This is the second

    Bitcoin as Good as Gold. Well, Actually Better

    | 2018/01/02 12:00 am
  • The Bank of England is compiling a report that may lead to it issuing its own cryptocurrency that would cut out the need for high street banks. While Bitcoin and its cryptocurrency cousins sizzled in 2017, the new year should continue to see a lot of crypto action. An interesting development in the coming year concerns the Bank of England (BoE). The bank’s research unit has been studying virtual currencies since 2015, and the bank

    Bank of England May Issue Its Own Cryptocurrency

    | 2018/01/01 6:30 pm
  • There have been a handful of forks from the main Bitcoin Network over the past few months, and that seems to be continuing into the new year. Bitcoin Interest plans to fork at block 505083, on January 22, 2018. Bitcoin Forks Bitcoin Interest is the recently announced fork of the Bitcoin network, including full replay protection. They’re planning on changing a few things, but keeping more of the protocol together. For those of you who

    Bitcoin Interest Fork Slated for End of January

    | 2017/12/30 9:00 pm
  • It looks like Crypterium will be the most popular ICO to have started in the last quarter of 2017. The tokens of the nascent cryptobank, which went on sale on October 31, were an immediate smash hit with buyers, hitting the company’s soft cap in a mere five hours. Even more interesting was the widespread distribution of the sales – buyers flocked in from 143 countries all over the world. The largest purchases came from the

    Crypterium Tops the ICO Hit Parade in Fourth Quarter

    | 2017/12/30 8:00 pm
  • Estonia is well on its way to realizing its dream of building a global nation supported by its e-Residency program and its own cryptocurrency. Digital currencies have definitely taken 2017 by storm. Massive price increases, mainstream adoption and just an overall interest in the benefits of blockchain technology have been some of the key highlights of this year. It’s not just investors hoping to capitalize on these benefits though, governments can also see the advantages

    Estonia Is One Step Closer to Creating a Digital Nation

    | 2017/12/30 2:00 am
  • The Schnorr signatures algorithm promises to help to address one of the most pressing problems affecting Bitcoin today: scalability. Additionally, Schnorr signatures could help protect Bitcoin from certain types of spam attacks. Schnorr Signatures Could Solve Bitcoin’s Scalability Problem An array of new technologies and schemes are being proposed that could help address Bitcoin’s scalability problem, such as Segwit, Lightning Network, and Schnorr signatures. For example, many view the Schnorr signatures algorithm as a simple

    Schnorr Signatures Might Be Bitcoin’s Next Step Forward

    | 2017/12/29 11:00 pm
  • Several sources have announced that the very popular and secure messaging app, Telegram, will create its very own cryptocurrency.  The Rise of Blockchain Technology in Messaging Apps There is no doubt that 2017 was the year of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, skyrocketed in value over the course of the year, and many governments and businesses started to realize the potential of the blockchain. To that end, a vast amount of companies

    Popular Messaging App Telegram Is Creating Its Own Cryptocurrency

    | 2017/12/29 1:00 pm
  • trade.io has a vision to revolutionize the financial industry, recognizing that in 2008 the world economy nearly collapsed, arguing that it was not due entirely to recklessness and a lack of transparency, but also because the financial sector had failed to keep up with innovation. The team behind trade.io sees that little has changed since 2008, nor have lessons been learned. Investors are at the mercy of high fees and low liquidity and, with transparency

    trade.io – Bringing Innovation to the Financial Sector

    | 2017/12/29 4:00 am
  • Lightning Network transactions have successfully deployed on Bitcoin’s mainnet, marking the first step in a tech upgrade, which will likely transform user experience.  Lightning Hits Bitcoin Mainnet As cryptocurrency trader and commentator Vortex noted on Christmas Day, Lightning’s RC1 has had a tentative release and “mainnet (transactions) have been completed.” The Lightning Network is perhaps the most hotly-awaited so-called ‘layer two’ upgrade for the Bitcoin network. Once active, users will be able to send BTC

    Lightning Network RC1 Release ‘Completes Bitcoin Mainnet Transactions’

    | 2017/12/26 12:30 pm