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Monero Hard Fork Appears Successful As Devs Shun Bitmain’s ASIC Miners

3 weeks ago kakp2 Comments Off on Monero Hard Fork Appears Successful As Devs Shun Bitmain’s ASIC Miners
Users of anonymity-focused altcoin Monero (XMR) continue to wait with baited breath after the cryptocurrency hard forked Friday, April 6. In an attempt to protect the cryptocurrency against ASIC miners, the altcoin’s developers successfully completed the transfer to version 7 of Monero, creator Riccardo Spagni confirming the move in typically tongue-in-cheek style on social media: Read More

Cisco Developing Confidential Communications Via Blockchain In Patent Filing

4 weeks ago kakp2 Comments Off on Cisco Developing Confidential Communications Via Blockchain In Patent Filing
Cisco, a worldwide leader in IT and networking, is developing a method of confidential group communications based on Blockchain technology, according to a patent application released by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) March 29. In the application, the company describes the way Blockchain can ensure more confidential and secure group messaging, file sharing, Read More

SegWit Gets Its Big Debut As Latest Bitcoin Core Version ‘Introduces Full Support’

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on SegWit Gets Its Big Debut As Latest Bitcoin Core Version ‘Introduces Full Support’
The new major Bitcoin Core client version, released for public editing Feb. 15, includes full Segregated Witness (‘SegWit’) support for the first time, among a host of other upgrades. The description of Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 on Github promises “new features, various bugfixes and performance improvements” of which SegWit support is the conspicuous headliner. Demand for Read More

Prediction Markets, Explained

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Prediction Markets, Explained
What are Prediction Markets? At its core Prediction Markets are Futures Markets.   It’s based on a binary event where something either will or won’t happen. In the finance world, participants trade with contracts where the payoff will vary depending on the outcome of a future event. Prediction markets make the result of this future Read More

Disintermediating Digital Advertising: MAD Men Take Aim at Ad Men

5 months ago adcity Comments Off on Disintermediating Digital Advertising: MAD Men Take Aim at Ad Men
The digital advertising space is one that was meant to revolutionise advertising away from the smoke filled offices of the 1950s, but instead it has become a breeding ground for greedy middlemen. Advertisers and content publishers face a quagmire of convoluted proprietary placement platforms that are easily manipulated and inefficient. However, Blockchain technology is aiming Read More

Public Blockchain Projects Lack Proper Funding, Ethereum Co-founder Has Ideas

6 months ago adcity Comments Off on Public Blockchain Projects Lack Proper Funding, Ethereum Co-founder Has Ideas
Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, has recently been an outspoken critic of the lack of funding for public open-source projects. In a day and age where ICOs are raising more money than traditional venture capitalism, a need has arisen for alternative funding models for projects that contribute to community. Public Blockchains like Bitcoin, Ethereum Read More

DApps to Offer Power of Apps But Fight Centralization

6 months ago adcity Comments Off on DApps to Offer Power of Apps But Fight Centralization
The history of apps is a long one. Back in 1983, Steve Jobs talked about what is now known as the app store. At the time, users were required to buy applications before actually trying them out. In this sense, Steve Jobs explained how an app store would disrupt the current norm using a record Read More

Californian Professor Prefers Central Bank-Backed Digital Currencies Over Decentralized Cryptocurrencies

6 months ago adcity Comments Off on Californian Professor Prefers Central Bank-Backed Digital Currencies Over Decentralized Cryptocurrencies
Well-respected University of California Professor of Economics and Political Science Barry Eichengreen has claimed that he favors the use of central bank-issued virtual currencies over decentralized cryptocurrencies. He added that the latter will not play a major part in the future of the financial sector. In his interview with CNBC, Eichengreen said that the central Read More