To those who have been in the blockchain industry for a while now, Ethereum’s name is synonymous with platform development, the creation of custom tokens, and the launch of crowdfunding campaigns through initial coin offerings (ICOs).
While that pretty much sums up Ethereum’s functionalities, it is still cryptic enough to confuse those that are new to this space, and thus could benefit from a descriptive guide about the famous platform and its associated cryptocurrency.
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Blockchain technology is one of the most exciting breakthroughs in innovation in the last decade. Already, many experts believe that the technology behind blockchain will be a prominent driver in the fourth industrial revolution.
As a result, numerous corporations, entrepreneurs, and governments are spending considerable resources to develop cutting-edge blockchain-based solutions. The European Commission in keeping with the global drive to utilize the distributed ledger framework has launched a new Horizon Prize called the ‘Blockchains for Social Good,’ with a total prize pot of €5 million.
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In this article we’ll dive deep into the what, why, and how of consensus algorithms – the most overlooked component of every successful cryptocurrency.
First off, we will take a look at the Byzantine Generals’ Problem as one of the major issues a distributed network must overcome to function properly, and then we will move on to some of the most widely used consensus algorithms and look at the way they work in greater detail.
While this isn’t exactly a casual read, we promise all cryptocurrency enthusiasts (newbies and experts alike) that there’s valuable information ahead that will surely broaden your understandings on the subject.
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Coincheck is a Japan based cryptocurrency exchange that was launched in 2014 by Koichiro Wada, who remains the company’s CEO, and Yusuke Otsuka. In addition to being one of Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Coincheck is also involved in both lending and payments business.
Coincheck was Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchange in 2017 based on spot trading data from jpbitcoin.com data posted on Coincheck’s own website. According to a similarweb.com survey they were second largest through the third quarter of 2017.
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Nima Tabatabai, an MBA student of the Westminster Business School, London, UK, has disagreed with a recent Financial Times (FT) article that chronicled the opinions of some MBA students regarding Bitcoin and blockchain technology.
In a letter, Tabatabai expressed disappointment at apparent lack of insight shown by the responders quoted by the article. He countered most of the arguments and statements made by fellow MBA students as presented in the article.
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BitMEX, which means Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange and has nothing to do with Mexico, is a cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform that was founded in 2014 by three former investment bankers – Arthur Hayes, Samuel Reed, and Ben Dolo. BitMEX operates out of Hong Kong, but is registered as a company in the Seychelles. It shows up as the largest Bitcoin Exchange on Coinmarketcap.com, with a daily trading volume of nearly $3 billion, although this is somewhat deceptive as the exchange actually deals with derivatives, and no actual cryptocurrencies are exchanged when trading with BitMEX.
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Steve Wozniak, the Apple co-founder is a huge crypto and blockchain enthusiast. Despite suffering at the hands of suspected Bitcoin thieves at the start of the year, his belief in the emerging technology has dampened. Speaking at the “WeAreDevelopers” World Congress in Vienna, Austria, the man affectionately named “Woz” declared that Ethereum could be like Apple in terms of driving a new age of innovation.
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Coinsquare is an interesting exchange in several ways. First of all, it was a one-man show for a very long time. That’s right, it was bootstrapped and was run totally by one Virgile Rostand, who is well known in Canadian crypto circles. Despite that it is one of the leading Canadian cryptocurrency exchanges. That’s no longer the case however, and Coinsquare has been aggressively hiring and expanding its teak, with a particular emphasis on high-net worth individuals.
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Jack Dorsey believes in a future where cryptocurrency is the de facto medium of exchange on the internet. He stated this belief while on stage at the 2018 Consensus conference in New York on May 16, 2018. The Square CEO has always been bullish on Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Dorsey has significant Bitcoin holdings and his company; Square is one of the leading players in the Bitcoin fintech arena. Speaking at the Consensus summit, Dorsey also reiterated the need for simplifying the entry barrier for crypto payment systems.
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xCoins is a cryptocurrency exchange, but it isn’t like any exchange you’ve encountered before, I’m pretty sure of that. For starters, you can use Paypal with xCoins, which is pretty rare in itself. Secondly, it’s a peer-to-peer marketplace, which isn’t too unusual, but this marketplace is focused on connecting Bitcoin lenders with Bitcoin borrowers. You read that correctly. The xCoins exchange is for lending and borrowing Bitcoin.
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