Nydia Zhang of the Social Alpha Foundation: Using the Blockchain for Good

Nydia Zhang of the Social Alpha Foundation: Using the Blockchain for Good

As chairman and co-founder of the Social Alpha Foundation (SAF), Nydia Zhang has left a solid mark on the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, though, as a young art student at the University of Washington in 2011, blockchain was far from the direction she saw her life taking. Zhang earned her bachelor's degree in art history in 2015 and spent the next few years carving out a career for herself in the field of art management.
South Korea Is Trialing Blockchain Voting — Here’s What That Means

South Korea Is Trialing Blockchain Voting — Here’s What That Means

South Korea will test out a new blockchain voting system this month, sources close to the developments have confirmed to Bitcoin Magazine. Developed by the country’s National Election Commission (NEC) and its Ministry of Science and ICT, the distributed ledger system is based on IBM’s Hyperledger Fabric and will be used to authenticate voters and save voting results in real time. South Korean officials believe a blockchain voting system will increase both security and transparency, thereby improving people’s trust in digital voting.
Ohio Technology Funds Announce $100M Support for Blockchain Startups

Ohio Technology Funds Announce $100M Support for Blockchain Startups

Recently, the CEO of Ohio-based nonprofit JumpStart Inc. announced that his company, along with six others, would invest vast sums of money into Ohio’s blockchain startups. As covered in Cleveland-based news organizations, JumpStart Inc.’s CEO Ray Leach initially announced this donation.
Wyoming Passes Bill to Secure Banking Relations for Blockchain Companies

Wyoming Passes Bill to Secure Banking Relations for Blockchain Companies

The state of Wyoming has passed a blockchain bill that allows banks to provide banking services to blockchain companies in the state. According to the legislative document, the new bill would create a new banking category called the Special Purpose Depository Bank, a group of financial institutions in the state that provide banking services to blockchain-based businesses.
What Is Cryptocurrency? “Jeopardy!” Features Entire Category on Crypto

What Is Cryptocurrency? “Jeopardy!” Features Entire Category on Crypto

Is cryptocurrency becoming more mainstream? It could be if one of America’s most prominent game shows features an entire category devoted to it. The November 29, 2018, episode of “Jeopardy!” — which has been on the air since 1964 — offered five unique questions centered around cryptocurrencies and their technology to test out its contestants’ knowledge on the subject: The results reveal that they did indeed know their fair share. The “cryptocurrencies” category occurred in the game’s first round, with answers worth $200, $400, $600, $800 and $1,000 depending on their order and level of difficulty.
Po.et’s Mainnet Launch Puts Creative Content Data on the Bitcoin Blockchain

Po.et’s Mainnet Launch Puts Creative Content Data on the Bitcoin Blockchain

Disclaimer: The parent company of Bitcoin Magazine, BTC Media, LLC, is an affiliate of Po.et. Today, November 27, 2018, the Po.et team has taken its next step toward the verifiable web as it officially launches its proof-of-existence protocol on the Bitcoin mainnet. According to Po.et CEO Jarrod Dicker, media is a business and journalism is a product. Po.et was founded on the premise that good journalism and a profitable business model should go hand in hand.

Factom Price Continues Push to $10 as Enthusiasm Picks up

It has been a very interesting week for specific cryptocurrencies. The Factom price continues to rise at an alarming pace, whereas all other markets continue to face struggles. It is the fourth time this week the FCT value rises by several percents, and it seems to be a matter of time until the altcoin surpasses the $10 valuation. Factom Price Approaches a new Milestone It is quite interesting to see how different altcoins tend to respond to this bearish pressure.
Your Thanksgiving Turkey’s Provenance Might Be on a Blockchain (Seriously)

Your Thanksgiving Turkey’s Provenance Might Be on a Blockchain (Seriously)

Honeysuckle White is giving family and friends gathering for Thanksgiving dinner this year the opportunity to talk turkey with a traceable blockchain code on more than 200,000 turkeys sold through 3,500 retailers around the U.S. The traceable turkeys, a limited supply of which is also available through internet retailer Amazon, offer consumers a high-tech connection to the farm where the centerpiece of the meal began its journey to the table. The blockchain, which Honeysuckle White developed using Hyperledger’s Sawtooth platform, is intended to establish a “proven and trusted environment to build a transparent food chain, integrating farmers and producers, suppliers, processors, distributors, retailers, regulators and consumers,” according to a company release.
Snark.art Launches Blockchain Laboratory for Tokenizing Artworks

Snark.art Launches Blockchain Laboratory for Tokenizing Artworks

Brooklyn-based startup Snark.art has launched its blockchain laboratory to tokenize creative artworks of artists. The startup is kicking off with a partnership with acclaimed artist Eve Sussman whose project 89 seconds Atomized will be tokenized on the blockchain network and distributed to art lovers in pieces of digital blocks, which the company calls “atoms.
Bitfury Acquires Minority Stake in Final Frontier, Aims To Expand Services

Bitfury Acquires Minority Stake in Final Frontier, Aims To Expand Services

The Bitfury Group has acquired a minority stake in blockchain services firm Final Frontier. Both organizations are looking to utilize each other’s knowledge and experience in the traditional and digital finance spaces to potentially release a new line of financial products and services designed to assist professional investors in getting their hands on digital assets.
Thailand Uses Blockchain-Supported Electronic Voting System in Primaries

Thailand Uses Blockchain-Supported Electronic Voting System in Primaries

Thailand's Democrat Party has become the first political party to use blockchain technology to elect its leaders in a primary election, which was held from November 1–9, 2018. In a live e-voting system, more than 120,000 party faithful cast their votes in a transparent way that saw former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva winning his party nomination with 67,505 votes. Party members were able to vote using two methods. The first method was through voting stations that utilized a Raspberry Pi-based system.

Blockchain to Bring Boost to Digital Entertainment Industry

The digital entertainment industry is unfair and largely one-sided. Large streaming and distribution platforms dominate the space and take the lion’s share of creators’ profits, leading to an imbalance between the ability of creators to negotiate the financing of their work and hosting platforms’ ability to justify their pricing. This applies to e-sport entertainment as well: large streaming platforms like Twitch either beat out or acquire smaller ones, and in cases where they don’t, their centralized content platforms give them flagrant control over where gamers stream and how much they make.

Lumens (XLM) стал четвертой криптовалютой, представленной на кошельке Blockchain.com, анонсирован AirDrop

Шестая по рыночной капитализации криптовалюта Stellar присоединилась к Bitcoin, Ethereum и Bitcoin Cash, став четвертой криптовалютой, поддерживаемой популярным криптовалютным кошельком Blockchain.com. Также был анонсирован AirDrop на $125 млн. Все пользователи кошелька имеют возможность зарегистрироваться и получить немного XLM. Stellar становятся все ближе к своей цели — дать доступ к своей экосистеме как можно большему количеству людей по всему миру. Как гласит запись из их блога: “Мы рады анонсировать крупнейший AirDrop Lumens.

Blockchain Wallet Announces $125m Airdrop of XLM Tokens

It does not happen all that often popular cryptocurrency wallet providers airdrop a boatload of tokens. In the case of Blockchain, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency wallets, the airdrop makes a lot of sense. Their upcoming support for Stellar’s XLM allows the company to give away $125m worth of this asset to users. Free Money Comes to Blockchain Wallet Users It is quite interesting to see how Blockchain will be given away millions worth of XLM tokens to wallet users.
Blockchain is Airdropping $125M in Stellar Lumens to Its Wallet Users

Blockchain is Airdropping $125M in Stellar Lumens to Its Wallet Users

Blockchain will be airdropping approximately $125 million worth of Stellar lumens to its users, in conjunction with the Stellar Development Foundation. This marks the largest airdrop in cryptocurrency history. Those interested in taking part must possess a Blockchain wallet and be willing to verify their identity.

Blockchain и Stellar анонсировали airdrop на $125 млн

Разработчики компании Blockchain организовывают «крупнейший в истории криптовалют» airdrop на сумму $125 млн. Совместно со Stellar компания подарит около полумиллиарда криптовалюты XLM пользователям кошельков Blockchain. Об этом сообщает CoinDesk. Как пишет The Block, уже на этой неделе первая партия криптовалюты отправится в кошельки пользователей, которые оставят заявки на сайте.

Are Banks REALLY Using Blockchain?

Despite some of the bad press that cryptocurrency, and bitcoin in particular gets, we’ve seen tremendous interest from many traditional financial institutions and investors. The driving force behind this interest isn’t so much the cryptocurrencies themselves, as it is the technology that the industry is built on – Blockchain technology. If asked the question “are banks actually considering blockchain technology?” The answer is yes, they are.
EY Prototype Allows Private Transactions on Ethereum’s Blockchain

EY Prototype Allows Private Transactions on Ethereum’s Blockchain

In a bid to lower the barriers to mainstream adoption of blockchain technology, professional services giant Ernst & Young (EY) has launched a solution that it claims will allow companies to transact privately on Ethereum’s blockchain using zero-knowledge proof (ZKP). Dubbed the EY Ops Chain Public Edition (PE), the solution will reportedly allow enterprises to issue and sell product tokens on a “public blockchain with private access to their transaction records.

EOS-Forum Is a Viable Decentralized Reddit Competitor

Utilizing blockchain technology can be done in many different ways. This technology has the potential to store tremendous amounts of data, yet retrieving the information is a challenge. EOS-Forum shows it is not necessarily difficult to achieve, as this platform has many advantages. The EOS-Forum Concept Unlike what the name might suggest, EOS-forum has nothing to do with creating a PHPBB2 board dedicated to the EOS ecosystem.
Thomson Reuters Partners With Startup for Next Level Derivatives Exchange

Thomson Reuters Partners With Startup for Next Level Derivatives Exchange

Thomson Reuters (TR) provides trusted data and information to professionals across the legal, tax and accounting, and news and media industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, TR lists its shares on both the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE). The company has now expanded its scope and entered into the realm of blockchain technology and artificial intelligence (A.
Korean Crypto Exchange Earns Key Government Cybersecurity Certification

Korean Crypto Exchange Earns Key Government Cybersecurity Certification

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange GOPAX has become the first blockchain company to attain K-ISMS certification, the official standard in Korea for information security management systems. This is an important sign of approval by the Korean government regarding GOPAX’s cybersecurity infrastructure. K-ISMS certification is an official domestic standard regarding the establishment, management and operation of information security systems for selected industries including server hosts, portal services and internet service providers.

Making Factom’s Blockchain More Accessible to Store Data

Using blockchain technology to store and secure data is definitely a viable business model. Although a lot of projects are trying to explore this option, it seems Factom might be inching ahead of the competition as of right now. Rewardchain is introducing FactomAuthorize, which is currently still in beta. An interesting project which can offer specific advantages. The FactomAuthorize Concept The main objective of this relatively new project is to allow anyone in the world to secure a hash of their data on the Factom blockchain.
Blockchain и Ledger совместно выпустят аппаратный кошелек

Blockchain и Ledger совместно выпустят аппаратный кошелек

Компания Blockchain, стоящая за одним из старейших веб-кошельков для криптовалют, объявила о выпуске своего первого аппаратного кошелька, который создан в партнерстве с производителем Ledger. Сообщается, что новое устройство получило название Lockbox, а первые поставки должны начаться уже в ноябре по цене $99.
Blockchain Releases Hardware Wallet Co-Developed With Ledger

Blockchain Releases Hardware Wallet Co-Developed With Ledger

Google Ventures-backed Blockchain is debuting a hardware wallet that integrates with its software services, a press release shared with Bitcoin Magazine details. In a partnership with hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger, the cryptocurrency software company has developed what it calls “a custom hardware device.” Dubbed the Blockchain Lockbox, the wallet, like Ledger’s own suite of products, will allow users to store their private keys offline in the device.

Компания Blockchain представила аппаратный кошелек для криптовалют

Blockchain совместно с Ledger разработали аппаратный кошелек Lockbox. Об этом сообщается в блоге компании. Как отметил глава Blockchain Питер Смит, Lockbox прост в использовании и обеспечивает высокий уровень безопасности, предотвращая такие атаки, как фишинг и спуфинг. Настройка устройства занимает «всего пару секунд» благодаря интеграции с софтверным вариантом кошелька.