ShoCard Hopes to Crack the Emerging Identity Management Problem

In case you hadn’t noticed, identity management is broken. We have been looking for ways to prove that we are who we say we are quickly and safely for years, and it isn’t working. It’s one problem that the Cupertino, California-based blockchain technology startup ShoCard is hoping to solve. Passwords are toxic, and two-factor authentication …

Cryptocurrency Gets Spicy with Habanero-backed Token

Nikita Blows · March 25, 2018 · 9:00 pm Agrocoin is aiming to capitalize on the growing cryptocurrency market by giving people a chance to invest in its native token, which is backed by habanero peppers. Fiery habanero peppers may be well known for being used in salsas, hot sauce, and chili, however, its versatility …

Bitcoin to See Significant Improvements in Privacy and Scaling

The future of Bitcoin is always interesting to keep an eye on. This year, as well as the next few years, will introduce a lot of technical changes. All of these developments – especially those pertaining to scaling – will positively impact the cryptocurrency’s price in the long run. Scaling and Improvement Solutions are Coming …

Online Ads, Exchanges and Lightning

Following last weeks news from Lightning Labs about the first beta release of the “Lightning” protocol for Bitcoin, Stellar announced that they will be integrating Lightning. In other announcements, the rise of decentralized exchanges continues with news from Kyber and Binance launching their decentralized exchanges. Google and Twitter appear to be following Facebook’s lead in …

Hackers Hit Atlanta with Ransomware Attack

Jeff Francis · March 24, 2018 · 3:15 am Atlanta is the latest local government to have its computer system attacked by hackers. The criminals are demanding $51,000 in Bitcoin to remove their ransomware. It’s been a quiet few months on the ransomware front. The last notable attack targeted a hospital in Indiana back in …

Technical Analysis March 24, 2018

While Ace is up 157%, BTC could only muster a 0.2% gain helping slow down the altcoins slide. Generally speaking, NEO, LTC, EOS, IOTA and Lumens are better off than yesterday’s uniform drop. Why not? With Binance announcement and quashing of potential JFSA FUDs, cryptocurrencies should fair relatively well. Binance will instead shift their focus …

UK’s New Taskforce Means Cryptocurrency is Here to Stay

Adam James · March 22, 2018 · 12:30 pm The United Kingdom is ready to release the hounds on the cryptocurrency market, with a task force set to investigate both the benefits and the risks of digital currencies. Taking Cryptocurrency to Task Britain’s department of finance, the Treasury, unveiled its task force readied to weigh …

The Many Faces of Sharding for Blockchain Scalability

Any programmer who has ever sat down to build a DApp at one point has had to think about the limits of current public blockchains, the most important and obvious one being their limited throughput, i.e., the number of transactions processed per second. In order to run a DApp that can handle real-world throughput requirements, …