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ICO Analysis: Agrello Self-Aware Contracts

Posted on July 14th, 2017.

Agrello wants users to create their own legally-binding contracts with the power of smart contracts. Further, the company wants to enable users to design such agreements “without coding or legal skills to form legally-binding agreements on the blockchain”.  Agrello’s graphical interface is designed to allow users to assemble contracts...

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ICO Analysis: InsureX

Posted on July 11th, 2017.

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman? – Woody Allen The great American healthcare debate has put health and other forms of insurance in the spotlight for going on a decade now. While many western democracies have socialized forms of health insurance, America’s are paltry by...

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ICO Analysis: EOS

Posted on July 5th, 2017.

EOS.IO software by block.one wants to “Decentralize Everything”. Mr. Larimer has already put two notable blockchain systems live: BitShares and Steem. Both of these systems remain online and recently benefited from increased interest in the crypto-asset space in general. To this date, EOS has raised $200 million in revenue from token...

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ICO Analysis: Internet of Coins

Posted on April 9th, 2017.

There is an ongoing crowdsale of the “Internet of Coins (IoC).” IoC is one of the competitors in this budding space of networking various blockchains mentioned in our last ICO Analysis, regarding Cosmos. IoC differs from Cosmos significantly. For starters, while Cosmos uses hubs and zones to interconnect assets, IoC uses a somewhat novel...

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ICO Analysis: Cosmos “Blockchain of Blockchains”

Posted on April 6th, 2017.

Cosmos is a novel answer to “sidechains,” which aims to enable users to traverse a galaxy of blockchains with ease. One intended usage of the platform will be to enable automated overflow of transactions, due to the congestion in current cryptocurrency designs. Cosmos consists of “zones” and “hubs.” A “zone” can become congested, just...

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Bitcoin

Is This Blockchain Voting System by NYU Devs the Solution to Russia Election Meddling?

Posted on December 12th, 2016.

With lingering concerns over ways in which the 2016 election could have been underhandedly swayed in the favor of President-elect Donald J. Trump after Barack Obama requested a report on the matter, a team of blockchain-minded New York University devs have developed a potential answer after winning first prize in a development challenge....

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Cybersecurity

BoE asks FinTech Firms to Help Warn Banks About Cyberattacks

Posted on December 1st, 2016.

The Bank of England is recruiting FinTech companies to help prevent cyberattacks targeting financial institutions, according to a report from The Telegraph. Earlier this year, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) conducted a survey, which found that cyber risks topped the list of financial service concerns. According to...

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Bitcoin

Breathe Easy Bitcoiners, Quantum Computing No Match For Sha-2 Encryption

Posted on October 21st, 2016.

Worried about security for your bitcoin in the face of quantum computing? According to computer researchers, there’s no reason to be. Some people assume that once quantum computing comes along modern encryption technologies will be outpowered. But experts are starting to posit that hash functions and asymmetric encryption could...

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Bitcoin

This is the Definitive Crypto Hardware Bitcoin Wallet

Posted on October 18th, 2016.

TREZOR is one of the best-respected Bitcoin hardware wallets in the industry. With years of research and development on their side, CEO Alena Vranova working with her team SatoshiLabs is developing TREZOR 2, which the startup says will bring new hardware features to make use easier and more comfortable by introducing a bigger display and...

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Blockchain

As Central Banks Sell off Record US Debt, Blockchain Offers Cost Cutting for Financial Industry

Posted on September 2nd, 2016.

Central banks are playing hot potato with America’s debt.

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Communication

Mystery Circulates Edward Snowden After Cryptic Tweet

Posted on August 11th, 2016.

Edward Snowden has left a cryptic tweet sparking concern among the masses that his safety is in question. The whistleblower recently tweeted a 64-character hex code that was traced to a bitcoin transaction amounting to 0.000911, leading many to question whether or not this was a dead man’s switch, which is an automatic message that...

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Cybersecurity

Blockchain Tech Hints At The Future of the Internet & Cybersecurity

Posted on December 27th, 2015.

Bitcoin, as the first successful blockchain implementation, is not an unprecedented breakthrough, but it is the first to be applied and adopted at a global rate. The blockchain technology comes from a history of cryptography and security research. The Merkle Tree and distributed hash tables, hit upon in the 1970s, meant autonomy, fault...