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Towards a mass adoption of Ethereum with Status

Towards a mass adoption of Ethereum with Status

I have sat down with the COO of Status, Nabil Naghdy, to talk about mass adoption of Ethereum, Status contribution to it, and its use cases. What needs to be done to drive mass adoption of Ethereum? First of all, it should be said that there is already quite a…
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Crypto-UBI models: how Blockchain will decrease inequality

Crypto-UBI models: how Blockchain will decrease inequality

Basic Income, as explained in our previous UBI article, has significant potential to decrease inequality. However, there are several issues: it is expensive, and it is difficult to do a pilot project due to bureaucracy, which only exacerbates the problem of lack of definitive results. Thankfully, several projects across the…
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Easy explanation of Constantinople and the contentious Create2

Easy explanation of Constantinople and the contentious Create2

In this article we will shortly describe the upcoming Constantinople update, with the focus on Create2 – a contentious protocol that may have as many advantages as vulnerabilities. What is Constantinople? Constantinople is a hard fork, that is “a permanent divergence from the previous version of the blockchain”. As the…
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Basic Income and Blockchain part I: What is Universal Basic Income?

Basic Income and Blockchain part I: What is Universal Basic Income?

Increasing automation and the changing labour market are shifting the way working will function in the future. Full-time positions are decreasing, as more and more people choose (or are forced) to freelance jobs, while the developments in robotics and AI will mean more and more jobs will be done by…
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GDPR and Blockchain: contradictory or complementary?

GDPR and Blockchain: contradictory or complementary?

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Blockchain seem to be contradictory terms, with major requirements of the regulation flying in the face of Blockchain features. But is this really the case? In this article we will explain what GDPR is and present its main points. We will also dive into…
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Blockchain has been hacked several times. And it’s getting more frequent

Blockchain has been hacked several times. And it’s getting more frequent

You may have heard that “Blockchain has never been hacked, it’s the intermediaries (exchanges etc.) that are vulnerable”. This may have been true until a few years ago, but no longer. 2018 has seen not only a truly brutal market, but also several (!) successful 51% attacks of Blockchain. Let’s…
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The state of Bitcoin SV after the BCH hash war

The state of Bitcoin SV after the BCH hash war

Introduction A week before the start of the CoinGeekWeek Conference (28th-30th November) I received an invitation to the event in London in my mailbox. I was happy to go and see how the project was doing especially since there had recently been a lot of drama involving the conference hosts.…
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Interview with MakerDAO

Interview with MakerDAO

For our first podcast we have chosen one of the most interesting stablecoin projects around – MakerDAO (we have partly covered MakerDAO’s solution here). In this interview, MakerDAO’s CEO Rune Christensen shares the history of the company, current use cases, and Maker’s vision to become the backbone of the decentralised…
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MakerDAO – the backbone of the future economy?

MakerDAO – the backbone of the future economy?

MakerDAO is one of the most promising stablecoin projects (what is a stablecoin?) to date. Soon, their stablecoin token, Dai, will become the first multi-asset backed stablecoin in the world. In this interview, the CEO of MakerDAO, Rune Christensen, talks about tokenomics of MakerDAO, its use cases, future of the project,…
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Poseidon Foundation: environmental regeneration powered by Blockchain

Poseidon Foundation: environmental regeneration powered by Blockchain

The Poseidon Foundation is a nonprofit organization, which delivers solutions to fight climate change and the environmental impact by the traditional growth focused economy. It does this through a transparent and democratic blockchain solution used for data handling, micro payments facilitated by the cryptocurrency platform Stellar, and a range of…
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DQR: cryptocurrency research, education, trading, and much more!

DQR: cryptocurrency research, education, trading, and much more!

I had a talk with the CEO of DQR, Dr. Kristian Haehndel, at the Delta Summit. DQR, which stands for Digital Quantitative Research, is an extension of the Genesis Mining group, one of the largest mining providers in the world doing cloud mining on a large scale. DQR has been established…
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Stablecoin investment possibilities

Stablecoin investment possibilities

This article will present various investment possibilities within the current stablecoin environment. We will discuss the advantages and issues of each type of stablecoin, as well as present examples of current contenders on the market. Types of stablecoins Stablecoins are currencies pegged to an asset: fiat currency, an asset (gold…
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Biggest ICO scams. And lessons learned

Biggest ICO scams. And lessons learned

Cryptocurrencies and ICOs seem to forge ahead regardless whether the market is bullish or bearish. In fact, in the six months of 2018 ICOs have already broken a record of raised capital. Unfortunately, ICO scams are still prevalent on the scene, and no signs of it slowing or dying down…
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What to look for in an ICO?

What to look for in an ICO?

ICOs are a relatively new, exciting way for Blockchain startups to raise money (why? Read here). Investors have the possibility to support a project from the very start, which was normally reserved for institutional investors. However, investing in an ICO can be very risky, evident by numerous scams. In 2017,…
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What you need to know about ICOs – Basics

What you need to know about ICOs – Basics

ICO stands for Initial Coin Offering. It is a relatively new way of raising funds for a cryptocurrency venture. ICOs are unregulated, which means that participating in one is riskier compared to investing in traditional assets. How does it work? ICO raises capital by selling a part of available specialised…
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