While the blockchain continues to be one of the most exciting emerging technology in the world today, there are still a few issues that hamper its implementation in the wider business process.
Africa is definitely not left out as far as the global bitcoin and cryptocurrency revolution is concerned. There is a growing cryptocurrency market in many countries across the African continent.
On February 24, 2018, a user with the alias of “Cobra” posted an open letter on Medium addressing the Bitcoin community. He pointed to the dramatic loss of decentralization that current mining protocols have enabled, and called for a change in Bitcoin’s structure.
Andrew Courey an 11-year-old Middle-schooler from Massachusetts has written a book on bitcoin. The sixth grader wrote a 57-page book on the popular cryptocurrency titled “Early Bird Gets the Bitcoin: The Ultimate Guide to Everything about Bitcoin”. The book was self-published on the Amazon Kindle platform in January 2018.
The co-founder of Coinbase, Brian Armstrong, posted a heartening article on Medium January 27, 2018. In it, Armstrong discusses how he has “been thinking more about how to accelerate the world’s transition to an open financial system,” saying also that “this is our mission at Coinbase.”
CoinHive’s Monero mining script has gained a lot of traction across the web recently — more so now than ever that Salon, a widely-read American news, and opinion website, has announced that it is adding the script to its website.
On Feb 18 (Sunday), visitors with browser ad blockers received a very interesting message from the company. The message essentially urged these Salon users to choose between whitelisting Salon on their ad block program or lending a part of their processing power to the company so long as they are on the site.
One of the underlying philosophies behind blockchain technology which ranks top among the most exciting emerging technologies in the world today is inclusion.
The premise of a successfully implemented blockchain is one in which commerce is brought to the doorsteps of the average person without the need for expensive third-party establishments.
In what appears to be a first-of-its-kind appeal from an American sports body, USA Luge is asking fans and sports lovers to step forward and donate cryptocurrencies to support its Olympic ambitions.
The lugers association kick-started a bitcoin fundraiser in December 2017 saying that “the sport of luge has always been one to reward innovation and technology.” Bitcoin investors keen on helping out American lugers win Gold medals in the next edition of the quadrennial games can make donations through the official campaign page.
Unbeknownst to most people, slavery and forced labor are still rampant in the supply chains of most seafood companies even today.
What’s even worse is that the various stakeholders in the industry are either not in a helping position or are simply disinterested in resolving the issue, essentially leaving hundreds of thousands of forced laborers across the world to fend for themselves.
The emergence of the Web 2.0 forever changed the face of the internet. User-generated content became the order of the day, as the modern-day internet was actualized. The World Wide Web was no longer a static network, but one in which information began to flow from different corners of the globe at breathtaking speed.