Its Thursday evening and you are back at it again staring at the charts. You are sitting there pondering to yourself, why is the price dropping again and why did I go all in at $15,000. At the time of…
The inception of Ethereum has transformed the way people use cryptocurrencies. Instead of encouraging them to hoard their cryptocurrency as a store of value, it is now fueling a market not seen since the Dot-Com boom. Smart contracts, in particular,…
A $330,000 NASA autonomous spacecraft will be able to make decisions without human intervention by using blockchain technology. This means that the spacecraft could be able to dodge space debris at a distant planet or moon, faster than a human on earth could help out the far-away probe.
The research project is in its early stages, it would be especially useful in deep-space environments, where spacecraft communicating back to Earth must currently wait for hours for a response. Instead, this technology would work to enable the spacecraft to perform tasks using blockchain technology.
Despite news that more ultra-elite family wealth (Rockefellers) is being aimed at cryptocurrencies, it seems the US sanctions against Russian oligarchs has created some anxiety in the space with Ethereum and Bitcoin plunging.
For now the broad crypto space remains higher from Friday’
Bitcoin and other major digital currencies dropped sharply Monday morning.
Bitcoin briefly tumbled to a low near $10,050 on Coinbase Monday afternoon ET, marking a loss of about 11 percent over the last 24 hours. Bitcoin traded near $10,192 as of 4:28 p.m. on Coinbase, the leading U.S. marketplace for buying and selling major digital currencies.
Ethereum fell below the psychologically key $1,000 level again and traded about 10 percent lower near $943, according to CoinMarketCap.
Cryptocurrency bag holders often boast that their network transaction speeds are faster than mainstream payment methods, such as Visa or Paypal. As cryptocurrencies continue to rise in popularity, it will be important to determine which blockchain payment networks could eventually become the “new Visa.” While both sides continue to debate their arguments, we jumped through the hard data and created a unique visual to highlight transaction speeds across several different payment networks.
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Popular petitions are an integral, but impractical, part of Brazil’s already complex electoral system, which has been blamed for plunging the country into a political crisis. Such petitions in their current form present an intractable logistical problem: How to collect and verify signatures from 145 million voters across a landmass larger than the mainland United States?
Brazilian legislators now are turning to ethereum to solve that issue in one of the first uses of a cryptocurrency by a political system. The project is spearheaded by an unlikely pair: Ricardo Fernandes Paixão, a soft-spoken legislative adviser at the Brazilian congress and a university lecturer, and Everton Fraga, a nose-ring sporting designer and programmer with the Ethereum Foundation. Both were in Cancún last fall, attending the annual conference for programmers interested in the ethereum world, DevCon.
The altcoin market has grown significantly throughout 2017. With more than $333 billion in market capitalization for all cryptocurrencies & ICO’s (Excluding Bitcoin) as of December 2017, this is a huge and rapidly maturing segment of the digital currency market. …