• “In today’s environment, hoarding knowledge ultimately erodes your power. If you know something very important, the way to get power is by actually sharing it.” — Joseph Badaracco The Fourth Industrial Revolution Historically, our society has undergone paramount technological changes in three industrial revolutions: 1st Industrial revolution – 1765: mechanization; 2nd Industrial revolution – 1870: mass production; 3rd Industrial revolution – 1969: automation Today, technology is already changing our lives. Drones deliver goods, Siri helps

    Why Does the New Economy of Knowledge Sharing Matter?

    | 2018/06/18 5:00 pm
  • Hollywood has announced it will film its first high-profile feature centered on cryptocurrency – and its alleged connection with money laundering in the art world. ‘Crypto,’ Art And Money Laundering ‘Crypto,’ an unlikely blockbuster which will see actors from some of the most popular current US serials play major roles, will begin filming later this year, local industry magazine Hollywood Reporter revealed last week. The story of a corruption network in upstate New York, the

    Netflix And Shill? Hollywood Films Its Cryptocurrency Premiere

    | 2018/06/18 1:00 pm
  • After various delays, the ICON (ICX) token swap is almost upon us. Here’s everything you need to know before the platform switches out its ERC20 ICX tokens for mainnet ICX tokens!  In the coming days, ERC20 ICX tokens will be swapped out for mainnet ICX coins. The exchange rate will be pegged to a ratio of 1:1, and mainnet ICX coins will not be backward convertible into ERC20 tokens. I just published “ICX Token swap

    Everything You Need to Know Before the ICON (ICX) Token Swap

    | 2018/06/18 10:00 am
  • The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), a global “bank for central banks” based in Basel, Switzerland, has once more declared that cryptocurrencies are not only “not ready for prime time,” but could also “bring the Internet to a halt.” [Note: This is an op-ed] BIS: Bitcoin, You Scary On Sunday, BIS released a new 24-page document outlining why it believes cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin cannot become a bona fide financial instrument for the global economy. The

    The Central Banks’ Bank (BIS) Hates Bitcoin — Which is Reassuring

    | 2018/06/18 7:00 am
  • Though the availability of formal cryptocurrency and blockchain education around the globe is increasing rapidly, the UK Department for Education (DfE) appear to have no immediate plans to include cryptocurrency as a topic in the UK school curriculum. However, the country’s school children will see a “rigorous” new mathematics curriculum and financial literacy education. In a recent interview, a Department for Education (DfE) spokesperson did not voice any objection to cryptocurrency but equally did not

    UK Department for Education Says ‘No’ to Cryptocurrency Curriculum in Schools

    | 2018/06/17 7:00 pm
  • The banking sector has long been untrustworthy, taking advantage of customers while implementing centralized and opaque practices which serve to only benefit financial institutions. In essence, you lose your hard-earned money while wealthy bankers add to their stockpiles. Luckily, the days of these unfair business practices are coming to an end.  Be Your Own Bank Only time will tell what will happen to traditional financial institutions, but history suggests no institution is too big to

    Hoard: Accessible and Affordable Crypto Banking for All

    | 2018/06/17 5:30 pm
  • The Walton Blockchain Institute signed a partnership agreement with the Korean Standards Association (KSA) on June 11 to promote top-notch research and development in the field of blockchain technology and implementation. The move is the latest in South Korea’s continued efforts to be a leader in the integration of blockchain technology in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Beast Of The East Radio frequency identification (RFID) and Internet Of Thing (IoT) supply chain management company Waltonchain announced

    Waltonchain Partners with Korean Standards Association on Blockchain Education and Development Initiative

    | 2018/06/17 4:00 pm
  • George Friedman, a well-respected Hungarian-born U.S. geopolitical forecaster and strategist on international affairs, believes blockchain technology will eventually become “obsolete” — and he may be right. ‘It’ll be Obsolete’ Geopolitical forecaster George Friedman thinks the blockchain’s days are numbered. Friedman explained his view of Bitcoin’s underlying technology to CNBC late last week at the UBS CIO Global Forum in New York. The chairman of Geopolitical Futures explained: I’ve never known any encryption technology not to be

    Blockchain Technology Will Be ‘Obsolete,’ Says Prominent Geopolitical Forecaster

    | 2018/06/17 10:00 am
  • Adblock Plus creators eyeo are out to put an end to misleading and false information online. Their new ‘Trusted News’ browser extension is aiming to take advantage of blockchain technology to create a decentralized database that classifies the integrity of information on the web. The Era Of ‘Fake News’ The past few years on the internet have been a tumultuous roller coaster ride which has ushered in waves of innovation and mass adoption around the globe.

    Adblock Plus Creators Enlist Blockchain To Fight ‘Fake News’

    | 2018/06/17 4:00 am
  • A recent document released by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reveals Walmart has filed a patent for managing demand on an electrical grid using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. The patent was filed on December 13, 2017, and released by the USPTO on June 14, 2018. It shows Walmart has sought to protect its intellectual property for “Managing demand on an electrical grid using a publicly distributed transactions ledger.” The application is for a

    Walmart Awarded Patent for Blockchain Based Energy Management

    | 2018/06/17 1:00 am
  • How do you feel about a future that is fueled by the constant drive of wanting to achieve true greatness, by helping mankind in all aspects of life? If this sounds like something you see happening or want to see in the near future, Keplertek is the right project for you. The unprecedented combination of the up-and-coming industries of Robotics, AI, and the Blockchain will change the world in ways we cannot yet imagine!  Due

    Keplertek: Special Sale Due to Incredible Demand (June 19th-June 21st)

    | 2018/06/16 10:00 pm
  • Former Wall Street macro trader and vocal Bitcoin proponent Mike Novogratz has expanded his involvement in the cryptocurrency field, investing $15 million in a startup company which aims to facilitate the launch of trading platforms and tokenizes assets through blockchain-based technology. Despite the current market correction, Novogratz remains overly positive towards the field in general. Investing in the Future of Cryptocurrencies Mike Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital Capital Management, announced on Thursday that his asset

    Novogratz Invests $15M in White-Label Cryptocurrency Exchange Startup

    | 2018/06/16 7:00 pm
  • Even a decade ago, television was the sole king of advertising, while the internet had to take its dust together with billboards and radio ads. Over the years, however, the situation has changed: last year, online advertising has outgrown television for the first time in history, with more than $200 billion spent on ad campaigns on the internet. It is fairly obvious that the internet provides advertisers with an incomparably wider range of tools that

    Blockchain Offers Viable Alternative to Outdated Online Advertising

    | 2018/06/16 7:00 am
  • Online affiliate marketing programs have existed for years, allowing publishers to get paid for touting products and services, and merchants to pay for obtaining new leads and customers. While this has been a proven system for increasing web traffic and sales, affiliate marketing has yet to become a widely accepted marketing tool in the advertising industry. Affiliate marketing only represents about 5% ($13 billion) of the $260 billion online advertising industry. There is a lack

    New Players Push for Decentralization of Affiliate Marketing

    | 2018/06/15 12:00 pm
  • Due to the notorious volatility and unregulated nature of cryptocurrencies, many organizations and even governments are jumping on the bandwagon to ban them. As we move further into 2018, even the big tech firms are starting to put their foot down on crypto advertising. Such a huge widespread ban has the potential to severely hinder the future development of the crypto industry. Google and Facebook Have Banned ICO Advertisements Some of the Internet’s largest advertising platforms,

    What Does the Future of ICO Advertising Look Like?

    | 2018/06/14 10:00 pm
  • Jonathan Johnson, ex-chairman of Overstock’s board of directors, touched on the benefits of cryptocurrencies and noted the tremendous potential of blockchain-based technology. Despite the currently hemorrhaging market, he still sees a lot of advantages in utilizing cryptocurrencies over traditional credit card payments.   Better Than Credit Cards Currently sitting on the Board of Directors of Overstock.com – a major online retailer accepting cryptocurrencies as a payment method — Jonathan Johnson shared his overtly positive sentiment

    Cryptocurrencies Are ‘A Much Cheaper Way of Doing Business,’ Says Former Overstock Chair

    | 2018/06/14 4:00 pm
  • The Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Director of Corporate Finance, William Hinman, announced at Yahoo Finance’s All Market Summit: Crypto today that bitcoin, ether, and other decentralized cryptocurrencies will not be classified as securities.  A New Asset Class The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken its sweet time in determining how to classify cryptocurrencies. Finally, during a speech in San Francisco, California, SEC Director of Corporate Finance William Hinmann openly discussed the SEC’s views

    SEC: Bitcoin and Ether Are Not Securities

    | 2018/06/14 3:00 pm
  • Ripple chief cryptographer David Schwartz has said the company’s payment system “is not a distributed ledger,” while revealing doubts from banks about Blockchain. ‘We Haven’t Gotten There Yet’ In comments to Reuters June 13, Schwartz went on record to “concede” the company “hasn’t gotten there yet” regarding banking uptake of its services. “What we hear from many of our customers is that it’s imperative to keep their transactions private, process thousands every second, and accommodate

    XRP is Not Being Used By Banks, Ripple Exec Says

    | 2018/06/14 2:00 pm
  • Star Trek stalwart William Shatner has become the latest celebrity to champion Bitcoin by endorsing a solar-powered mining project in Illinois. ‘You Have To Blank Your Mind’ In an interview with Chicago Tribune on June 13, the 87-year-old veteran actor told of his support as spokesman for Solar Alliance — a Canadian startup planning to conduct Bitcoin mining in an abandoned factory using solar energy. Shatner excitedly told the daily newspaper: The concept is so, I

    Highly Illogical? William Shatner Endorses ‘Bizarre’ Bitcoin Solar Mining

    | 2018/06/14 12:00 pm
  • Bitcoin core developer Peter Todd defended Blockchain art startup Verisart against Terence Eden June 13 after claims the company believed he had painted the Mona Lisa. ‘Obvious Fraud’ In a Twitter discussion, Todd alleged Eden, who currently runs Open Standards for the UK Government Digital Service (GDS), “misunderstood what Verisart is” after the company uploaded the famous painting to the Blockchain with Eden as the creator. Verisart began trading in 2015 and describes itself as

    ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ Puts Mona Lisa Painting on the Blockchain

    | 2018/06/13 11:00 pm
  • Due to extremely high demand for this amazing project, Keplertek has decided to give the cryptocurrency community one more opportunity to take advantage of the huge 30 percent bonus that was offered during Pre-Sale. The Sale will start on the 19th of June 2018 at 8 PM UTC+4 and will remain open until the 21st of June 2018 (8 PM UTC+4), giving investors exactly 24 hours and one final chance to hop on the Kepler-train

    Keplertek Special Sale: Last Chance for 30% Bonus! (June 19th-June 21st)

    | 2018/06/13 9:00 pm
  • Bitcoin is going down, and one prominent cryptocurrency analyst believes it’s still got a ways to go. Nevertheless, the upside potential — in the grand scheme of things — is still massive. ‘We May See a Very Different Game in Mining’ Ran Neu-Ner, founder and CEO of Onchain Capital and host of CNBC Africa’s “Crypto Trader,” believes Bitcoin has not found its bottom. Neu-Ner told CNBC’s “Fast Money” earlier this week: We keep going down, and

    Neu-Ner: Bitcoin Not At Bottom (But Still a Great Long-Term Buy)

    | 2018/06/13 7:00 am
  • Module, Japan’s disruptive answer to the present-day inefficiency problems of blockchain Proof-of-Work (PoW) mining, has just released their early sales numbers for their MODL token private presale, and it seems their innovative project is already showing signs of being a popular hit. The company has announced that so far they’ve collected $2 million in the private sale and are well on their way to achieving their soft cap of $5 million. The blockchain world is

    Module Sells $2 Million Worth of MODL Tokens During Their Private Presale

    | 2018/06/13 3:00 am