Hello fellow blockchain enthusiasts!
These are interesting times, and it’s a blessing to be here while it all happened.
Many of you are familiar with the analogy of Bitcoin and Email.
When the internet began gaining traction in the 1990s, email was the first application of internet technology, which was just a P2P network of computers and intranets back then.
So first adopters and newcomers naturally thought that Email was the Internet.
And then it blew up and grew to what it is today.
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“As the adage of the entire internet once went: I just replaced your entire industry with 100 lines of Python code, and that’s exactly what we’re doing with Bitcoin.”- Andreas M. Antonopoulos, The Internet of Money
The cryptocurrencies are one of the highest trending topics of 2018. The catchphrases “Bitcoin price” and “How to buy bitcoin” are both at the 5th place of the most searched phrases on Google in 2017. But how can this be? If Bitcoin is not a company or an organization of some sorts, who pays for all the marketing? Is there any advertisement at all?
How did Bitcoin get to be one of the most trending subjects in the world if there’s no one behind it? If we justify the skyrocketing rise in the price of Bitcoin by the “massive adoption,” and in turn, explain the massive adoption by the skyrocketing price — then we’re just creating a spiral leading us nowhere. It’s clear that we’re missing something, but what is it?
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Faceter ICO Review – An Overview
Faceter is a system which makes video surveillance smart, by giving eyes to cameras — computer vision, facial recognition, object detection and video content analysis, in real time. Most video surveillance systems are of little use, and therefore inherently inefficient since it is only possible to record data via videos and store video archives. They are therefore backward-looking and dumb in that they cannot, and are completely unable to react to a situation when it is actually happening in real time.
Faceter is the first decentralized surveillance system for consumers. Faceter makes video surveillance smart, giving brains to cameras, through enhanced face detection, object detection, and real-time video analysis. These features allow cameras to understand the situation and respond to it, offering much better security to all the customers.
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Coss stands for “Crypto One Stop Solution.” It’s an ambitious project that aims to combine an altcoin exchange with a marketplace for goods, payment gateway for sellers, crowdfunding platform and more.
On top of all that, it’s one of the few exchanges (and arguably the only altcoin exchange) that will support fiat-to-crypto trading. This will include USD, EUR, and SGD (Singapore Dollar) pairings beginning in March 2018.
While all this has many investors bullish on Coss, the current state of the Coss.io exchange website is a bit more modest. It’s known mainly at this point as a clunky exchange where you can pick up some underground coins like Kin and Gatcoin, as well as its native COSS Token.
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Over the last several months, the cryptocurrency industry has advanced at an unprecedented rate, gaining mass acceptance among the financial experts.
For instance, Jamie Dimon regrets calling Bitcoin a fraud currency as the crypto economy approached a $1 trillion in terms of market capitalization.
However, in the last few days, the aftermarket has dropped by almost 60%, many newcomers are wondering if Bitcoin is on its last stand and a bubble burst is imminent. This couldn’t be further from the truth as Bitcoin is an extremely volatile currency and from a historical standpoint, moves like these are expected in the market.
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Early Life of Vitalik Buterin
Born January 31, 1994, in Russia, Vitalik Buterin is the Founder and chief scientist of the Ethereum project. Just like Bitcoin has its mythical figure that is Satoshi Nakamoto, Vitalik is the skinny, geeky-looking techie behind Ethereum.
But don’t let the cute cat T-shirts fool you, Vitalik was introduced to Bitcoin in February 2011 when he was 17, and at that time no one at his age had even a remote idea what cryptocurrencies were. Initially, his father was more interested DLT and cryptocurrencies, whilst Buterin didn’t think much of it.
After hearing about it, repeatedly, he eventually got interested in it — so much so, in fact, that he quit playing World of Warcraft and got possessed by the potential power of this new technology.
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What would be the reasons for the unpredictable price variations of Bitcoin? There are millionaires who appear to not know about this major issue.
In reality, every cryptocurrency blogger would have their set of arguments. But, aren’t we all tired of reading really long articles where they express their opinions based on freedom of thought?
So, let’s cut to the chase and identify the theories which could have shaped their thoughts.
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Nick Szabo is a living legend in both the cryptocurrency and cryptography worlds. Although he’s not a household name, and if you’re new to the crypto games, you probably would have never heard of him.
However, Nick Szabo has godlike status amongst the sincere crypto enthusiasts.
The man’s extensive range of interest, extending from the origins of money, economic and legal history to cryptography and blockchain technology makes him a natural polymath and a one-of-a-kind man.
Both a computer scientist and a legal scholar, he married his two central interests and, in 1996, gave birth to the concept of “smart contracts.” Many years later, “smart contracts” became the central “feature” of the Ethereum blockchain protocol and gave rise to a whole new way of commerce on the Internet.
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What are Bitcoin Transaction Accelerators?
Imagine what it would be like if you’ve just sent some Bitcoins and the network is yet to confirm your transaction. And then, you realize that you’ve been patiently waiting for two whole hours and the Bitcoin appears to be stuck in an imaginary tunnel.
Your contact on the other end is beginning to question the veracity of your claim. You’ve sent them the transaction hash, but all this block and chain stuff are beginning to come off as some high sounding chicanery – after all, just how old is this technology anyway? Who is to say some enterprising upstart somewhere hasn’t found a way to “tickle” the system and this transaction right here was ground zero!
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What’s happening in the world of cryptocurrency is nothing short of a revolution.
The potential of Bitcoin is still not fully understood by even the most active players in the market. Its capitalization as of today is valued at $220 billion (subject to change), and the daily trading volume is $4 billion (approximated).
Since the birth of cryptocurrency, there have been many questions like “Is it too late to invest in Bitcoin?” or “Can I make money buying it today?”.
If you’re starting out and don’t understand the basics of Bitcoin mining, take a look at our comprehensive guide on Bitcoin.
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