Bitcoin is a relatively new form of currency that is just beginning to hit the mainstream, but many people still don’t understand why they should make an effort to use it. Bitcoin was one of the biggest leaps in technology since the inception of the Internet, hailing the new era of digital money, disrupting industries […]

There is some amazing technology being developed by blockchain startups, but the reality is that the first mass-market applications will use very little of it. In fact, the earliest big use-cases are likely to be nothing more than what bitcoin, the very first blockchain protocol, has offered all along. Businesses do not need complex functionality. […]

When bitcoin first arrived in 2009 it also brought along a source code dubbed the blockchain along for the long ride. The blockchain, which is a virtual, shared ledger, has since disrupted not only the payment industry, but also businesses across multiple industries. In fact, these disruptions are so beneficial for businesses that it’s surprising […]

You’ve been hearing it everywhere now. Blockchain this. Blockchain that. But what are the real-world applications of blockchain? The following are six blockchain applications currently being used: 1.Decentralized exchanges Traditionally, exchanges require an intermediary such as a broker to match buyers and sellers. With the blockchain, the need for 3rd party arbiter is obsolete. Orders to […]

As history tells, there has always been a type of physical currency. Be it gold or silver, the barter system, or the dollars of today, there is always an item that has value attached to it used in purchasing or obtaining items. People are now using debit cards, which allows you to have the same […]

Why should you use Cryptocurrency? Let’s see, crypto, to do or not to do? That is the question and it’s a good question — best of all the answer seems to be fairly simple. Over the last couple of years, the term cryptocurrency has been rapidly gaining ground and understanding of its use and value […]

Ever since bitcoin rose to mainstream attention, we’ve been hearing what blockchain tech could be used for – ecash payments, bank clearing, patents, stock trading… the list goes on. But in looking at how blockchain could change the world, we run the risk of missing where it is poised to make a difference right now. […]

In attempting to explain blockchain, a 2016 Wall Street Journal blog noted that it was not only the technology that underpins the digital currency known as Bitcoin, but that it also a technology that is being used by more than 40 top financial institutions and a growing number of companies across industries that see the […]

Decentralized blockchains like Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can provide individuals with more freedom than traditional financial systems. That said, liberty can be a double edged sword because it also requires individuals to be responsible and some people abuse that freedom. There are many thieves and scammers in the crypto industry who take advantage of newcomers. […]

Blockchain is much bigger than bitcoin. There is staggering innovation in the area of distributed ledgers, but most of it will be under the radar for anyone who hasn’t immersed themselves in that world. Here are five technologies and trends to watch. Smart contracts Bitcoin decentralises money, removing the requirement for a middleman and enabling […]

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