Tag: blockchain technology

Who's Using the Blockchain Now?

Who’s Using the Blockchain Now?

The blockchain is the technology that powers cryptocurrencies. You can think of it as a kind of digital ledger. Copies are spread across thousands of different computers and every time a new entry is added to one ledger, every copy of the ledger is updated. By creating smart contracts that are triggered by ledger entries,…
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3 Major Crypto Mining Challenges and How to Conquer Them

3 Major Crypto Mining Challenges and How to Conquer Them

Everything from high costs to security vulnerability can be mitigated. Crypto mining is the process of releasing cryptocurrencies into a network by completing a given set of mathematical computations. And just like any other mining industry — gold, data, etc.– it comes with a unique set of challenges. For the uninitiated, cryptocurrencies are underpinned by…
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Why it’s time to start talking about blockchain ethics?

Why it’s time to start talking about blockchain ethics?

Blockchain technology is changing the nature of money and organizations. We should probably start pondering the potential consequences. At first glance, the word “ethics” may seem out of place next to “blockchain.” After all, the world of cryptocurrency may be most famous for its many frauds and scams. But according to a small contingent of…
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$6 Billion United Nations Agency Launches Bitcoin, Ethereum Crypto Fund

$6 Billion United Nations Agency Launches Bitcoin, Ethereum Crypto Fund

Bitcoin – When Christina Lomazzo was a teenager, she used to hop back and forth across the U.S. Canada border for fun. A native of Ontario, with a father born in Italy, Lomazzo grew up speaking French, English, and Italian, and when things were slow in her home town she and her friends would pile…
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Five Critical Ingredients For Enterprise Blockchain Success

Five Critical Ingredients For Enterprise Blockchain Success

Blockchain benefits are driven by network effects: the more participants on a shared platform, the greater its potential value. Yet executives have found it’s a struggle to align the support of their ecosystems. At stake is the potential to unlock trillions of dollars of value by removing friction and opening access to new markets. But…
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How Blockchain Is Changing Digital Marketing

How Blockchain Is Changing Digital Marketing

Marketing has changed a lot in the past decade, but it’s about to go through another revolution, thanks in large part to blockchain. Yes, while most of us associate digital marketing with things like AI and analytics, blockchain may be the most disruptive technology yet to hit marketers in every industry. Blockchain is changing digital…
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User experience is vital to blockchain adoption, according to new report

User experience is vital to blockchain adoption, according to new report

Blockchain is still desperately in need of a facelift, according to a new report that surveyed 102 blockchain founders and CEOs. Though the widespread commercialization of blockchain technology over the last year has introduced a number of projects with passable user experience, the report, by the Los Angeles-based cryptocurrency marketing firm Zage, said many people…
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3 Things to Know About Blockchain Insurtech, in Actual English

VUE analysts contend that the underlying tech has value, even if cryptocurrency hype gives you hives. “Everyone knows” that blockchain technology is supposed to be the next hot insurtech thing, and that it involves people in goatees who trade Bitcoin, from laptops in coffee shops, while muttering mysterious phrases about “coin offerings.” Computer Solutions &…
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Lawmaker Predicts 2019 "The Year Of Blockchain"

On the first day of this year’s DC Blockchain Summit in Washington, D.C., concern that a heavy-handed approach from the federal government could stifle blockchain innovation in the United States was lessened by the regulators themselves, who told attendees that they generally support allowing the technology to flourish. That message was reinforced on day two of the…
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