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How The Ethereum Blockchain Has Assured Peace Between North & South Korea

One of the most incredible international news pieces this week highlights the start of the end of the sixty five-year long Korean war. In light of escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula, the respective leaders of the North and South have come together in a display of incredible solidarity that could put an end to a war which has gripped the entire planet for many years. According to the Independent: “At a historic summit between leaders Kim Jong-Un and Moon Jae-in, the neighbouring countries agreed they would work towards peace on the peninsula with a formal end to the conflict...

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You Should Support Women In Crypto & Blockchain: Here Are 5 Women Founded Companies With Upcoming ICOs

You may not have noticed, but there aren’t a lot of women in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. This fact rings true in the entire finance and tech fields - brokerage firms, banks, tech startups and the like are male-dominated. But, cryptocurrency was created to be disruptive; and I think should be disruptive to gender inequality in the tech and finance fields. As it stands, women's participation in the cryptocurrency community hovers around 2 percent. That’s abysmal. One of the many simple ways to support women-led blockchain and cryptocurrency initiatives is to participate in their initial coin offerings (ICOs.) Here...

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Company Is Aiming To Revolutionize Sharing Economy Via The Blockchain And Smart Locks

A company is building a blockchain based system that will revolutionize how we rent things with smart locks - and that company is OkeyDokey. OkeyDokey is a system for opening locks via the blockchain. With a more comprehensive vision that seeks to connect the blockchain to the physical world. The team is building a system that connects blockchain based digital payment transactions to the opening of physical doors via smart locks. OkeyDokey​ is built to integrate with​ various online booking platforms, such as Airbnb, Homeaway, etc. and provides value to customers by relieving the complexities and costs involved in both...

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Is IOTA (MIOTA) Really A Blockchain Challenger?

IOTA (MIOTA) rose to prominence in the crypto community as a blockchain challenger. The cofounders of IOTA (MIOTA) came up with a mathematical solution to do what the blockchain does and called it Tangle. The concept they use is called Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAG). This directly eliminates the need for miners as each node in the tangle verifies two previous transactions. It also means that the more transactions and users on the platform, the higher the transaction speed and network growth. In addition to that, there are no transaction fees on IOTA (MIOTA). IOTA (MIOTA) has partnered with Samsung and...

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IBM And Jewelry Industry To Use Blockchain Technology

With the introduction of Bitcoin, the concept of cryptocurrencies was born and blockchain technology was invented to provide the basis for the digital currency systems to operate. Bitcoin became highly scrutinized for its controversial nature and since blockchain technology saw its formation as a facilitator for the decentralized alternative economic system, it also faced the backlash of the criticism. It was only later that people started to see blockchain technology as something that is more than just a record book for a controversial and volatile currency. The uses of blockchain technology extend far and beyond from simple payment systems. It...

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