Blockchain in Space: One small step for Bitcoin (BTC), One giant leap for Mankind

December 19, 2018  /  by Steven Lubka
If you have ever been part of a Bitcoin Q&A, it is likely that you have encountered some version of this question: “What happens if the power grid goes down, an electromagnetic pulse wipes out our computer systems, or there is a terrestrial emergency?” It turns out Blockstream, a Bitcoin development company responsible for both… Read more

Constantinople Hard Fork Could Spell Doomsday for Ethereum

December 10, 2018  /  by Zachary Mashiach
The crypto space is still getting over the Bitcoin Cash fork, which led to the formation of Bitcoin SV along with an 80 percent price crash for Bitcoin Cash, a vicious lawsuit against the biggest backers of Bitcoin Cash. It also initiated an overall crypto space crash that has brought the market to the lowest… Read more

Filament Announces Launch of Blockchain for Vehicle Connectivity

November 12, 2018  /  by Angel Reyes
Blocklet Trusted Vehicle Application is a new blockchain solution with the capability to assess motorized vehicle conditions and environmental situations. Using a combination of hardware solutions and application software, cars will have comprehensive data recorded and distributed via a mobile connection network to improve safety and operability. Filament, a company responsible for enterprise and industrial… Read more

Blockchain Firm Caught in Territory Dispute in Western Sahara

November 9, 2018  /  by Angel Reyes
Concerns over energy consumption for maintaining large blockchain networks like Bitcoin has long been a concern for miners and consumers alike. Fortunately, many blockchain projects go hand-in-hand with renewable energy initiatives. Bitcoin production consumes 73 terawatt hours (TWh) per year compared to gold’s 150 TWh consumption according to Digiconomist. Although the value of Bitcoin produced… Read more

New Developments in Side-chain Technologies by Cardano Development Team, IOHK

November 7, 2018  /  by Angel Reyes
IOHK, the technology company that developed Cardano, has produced a paper detailing their work on a new proof-of-work sidechain. The new sidechain will provide a decentralized method of interaction between two different blockchains — one based on verification rather than trust. This new link between blockchain and side-chain “gives rise to two illustrative examples: the… Read more

Crypto.IQ Scores Interview with Sophia.TX CEO Jaroslav Kacina

November 6, 2018  /  by Noah Hornaday
NOTE: Sophia.TX is an emerging blockchain platform that uses the $SPHTX token to facilitate supply chain processes of all types, similar to SAP, around the world. The Sophia.TX team’s primary focus has been on real-world application from the start, leaving very little time (or desire) for them to market and get the company name out… Read more

Federation Blockchains May Provide Future for Cross-Chain Transactions

October 29, 2018  /  by Angel Reyes
Transactions between different blockchains has historically been something only provided by centralized exchanges, until now. As of Oct. 24, 2018 the first Federation Blockchain, Mallow allowing for cross-chain transactions between Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Ethereum (ETH) was launched by iBitcome and partnered exchange, A Federation Blockchain uses an open source protocol known as Open… Read more

BTC Phone Home

October 25, 2018  /  by Bill Noble
Here’s a little-noticed CNBC headline: HTC launches its blockchain-focused phone, but you can only buy it in cryptocurrency Here’s the picture that says it all. It’s a crypto phone that starts the next big tech race — the phone wallet. Q: Why is the picture telling? A: Because it puts a crypto wallet in the… Read more

State Sponsored Blockchain Initiatives Strive to Protect and Encourage Intellectual property in Uzbekistan

October 24, 2018  /  by Angel Reyes
In a post-Soviet era, individual liberties and properties hold a strong value in the hearts of Uzbek Citizens. On Tuesday, Oct. 16, Russian intellectual property startup, Russian National Intellectual Property Transactions Coordination Center (iPChain) signed a deal with Uzbek officials to begin developing a blockchain for copyright records. Uzbek Officials from national capital, Tashkent, met… Read more

51% For Nothing

October 16, 2018  /  by Ronald Tichenor
The potential for 51% attacks has plagued cryptocurrencies since Bitcoin’s founding in 2009. There are plenty of different possible ways to attack a blockchain or cryptocurrency. The famed 51% attack is perhaps the best known. When a consortium of miners control more than 50% of a network’s mining hashrate, this opens the possibility to print… Read more