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5 Best ICOs To Consider This Fall 2018

To say the initial coin offering sector is hot right now would be the understatement of 2018. Companies are raising millions in funding via ICOs. This move to raising funding via an initial coin offering is causing traditional investment firms…





Learn details of the Global blockchain technology market projected to grow at a CAGR of 42.8 % from 2018 to 2022 – WhaTech

The Global Blockchain market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 42.8% (2017-2022), resulting in a global revenue of USD 13.96 billion by 2022. Blockchain technology is being used increasingly in the Banking Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) segment for financial transactions and cross-border payments. The Blockchain Technology market is further classified into three main types based on its user’s accessibilities Public Blockchain Technology, Private Blockchain Technology and Mixed Blockchain Technology. Public Blockchain technology rules the roost.


Five Cryptocurrency Career Opportunities in 2018

Looking out for cryptocurrency jobs? Cryptocurrency and blockchain skills are in huge demand in 2018, in initial coin offerings and established cryptocurrencies — or for blockchain applications in non-crypto enterprises. Just ten years after the advent of Bitcoin, opportunities abound…


Why zk-SNARKs Are Crucial For Blockchain Data Privacy

Data privacy has been a hot topic lately. The revelation that millions of Facebook users’ data were breached by the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica has sent a jolt through the tech world.

With the amount of data people provide to companies like Facebook, it’s essential to have ways to protect information and keep sensitive data safe. And zk-SNARKs are a valuable weapon in the battle for privacy and security.

Known for its widespread use in Zcash, zk-SNARK is an acronym for “zero-knowledge, Succinct, Non-Interactive Argument of Knowledge.”

It’s a mouthful to say, but its capabilities are simple. zk-SNARK is a form of cryptography that proves possession of certain information without revealing that information, and without any interaction between the prover and verifier.


How Blockchain Will Disrupt the Future of Social Media Influencers – Adweek

Are you ready to find out how blockchain, the emerging digital currency, is set to rock the world of social media influencers?

Before we go any further, consider this: Influencers can shift a brand’s image from obscurity into the limelight. With the right tactics, they have the power to grow your brand and double or triple sales beyond expectations. How? They’re highly engaged on social media, have established audiences and are the authorities in their industries.

The bottom line is, when an influencer spread the word about a company, it grows. In essence, they entice consumers to jump on the bandwagon by using social stimulation—also known as word-of-mouth, viral social media marketing.

This survey found that 84 percent of businesses plan to use influencers as part of their future marketing campaigns.


No, Visa Doesn’t Handle 24,000 TPS and Neither Does Your Pet Blockchain

Bitcoin was envisaged as a payments system and so it was natural, long before the store of value notion emerged, that comparisons would be made with existing global payment systems. Bitcoin’s early adopters knew that if the technology took off, some time in the future it would need to handle magnitudes more transactions per second than the 7 it could muster. Someone mentioned Visa with their magical 24k per second, and it’s stuck ever since.

Only that figure isn’t entirely accurate. In fact it’s not even remotely accurate. In reality, Visa processes around 1,700 transactions per second, a figure it rarely exceeds. The larger number is the one that Visa claims, and it’s the one that’s usually referenced in comparison to bitcoin and every other blockchain. In theory Visa should be able to handle that volume – in fact it’s been reported that its servers can handle as much as 56k tps – but that’s all theoretical, much like the claimed throughput of new blockchains that can operate at the speed of light in the lab, but significantly worse in the wild. There’s a big difference between operating a testnet on a bunch of Amazon servers and a mainnet distributed around the globe.


Nokia Targets IBM’s Blockchain And Watson Cognitive Computing Platforms – Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK)

Nokia is testing its own commercial blockchain for enterprise applications.

Nokia could become a rival to IBM’s blockchain for enterprise application and healthcare services.

Blockchain is an incorruptible decentralized ledger for any digital transactions. It has no single point of failure and cannot be controlled by one entity.

Nokia has also launched a blockchain-powered Sensing-as-a-Service service for telecom companies to monetize environmental data gathered from smart devices.

Like IBM’s Watson, Nokia also has a cognitive computing platform called AVA.