Month: March 2018

What Makes Bitcoin so Volatile?

Bitcoin is one of the most popular subjects in the financial arena. Since its inception, there has been a lot of changes in the digital finance. Cryptocurrencies have influenced the global economy in numerous ways. However, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are itself a highly volatile product. Their value is fluctuating every now and then. According to ICO ...

Kakao Confirms Creation of Blockchain Platform, Denies ICO Rumor

South Korean internet giant Kakao has confirmed it is setting up a new blockchain subsidiary, but quashed rumors of a planned initial coin offering. In a press conference hosted Tuesday, the operator of South Korea’s largest messenger app, Kakao Talk, said the company has launched a new division to start developing a blockchain-powered platform for ...

The Blockchain Revolution

The revolution fueled by the latest and greatest disruptive technology is underway and spreading globally.  This digital revolution is based on a technology platform called the blockchain which is characterized by its public, shared, and trusted database.  The transactions captured are accounted for in a trusted ledger that records transactions over a peer-to-peer network of computers accessed ...

What Is Sharding In Blockchain | Sharding Explained In Detail

Why is Sharding needed? Just before we dive into the nuances of Sharding & try to take the bull by the horns i.e. understand what is Sharding in blockchain, let’s first try to understand the need for it. The Blockchain evangelists & enthusiasts believe that Blockchain technology has the potential to shape a world with no disparity, ...

Blockchain Explained… In Under 100 Words

I recently attended an industry seminar where the concept of the Blockchain was explained. At the end of the session, walking out of the lecture room I heard one of the attendees say to a colleague “I’m still not sure what exactly Blockchain is…”. Many of us know that Blockchain is a topic that is hot at ...

Google Is Working on Its Own Blockchain-Related Technology

Google is working on blockchain-related technology to support its cloud business and head off competition from emerging startups that use the heavily-hyped technology to operate online in new ways, according to people familiar with the situation. Companies use blockchain and other so-called digital ledgers to securely record transactions and process other data over the internet ...

Google Is ‘Actively Looking’ At How It Can Use Blockchain Technology, Its Head of Advertising Says.

Google is looking at whether it can incorporate blockchain technology, its most senior advertising executive said Wednesday. Sridhar Ramaswamy, Google’s senior vice president of ads and commerce, said the company was researching the technology, but had no official product announcements to make. “This is a research topic, so I don’t have anything super-definitive to say. ...

5 Ways Blockchain Technology Will Change the Way We Do Business

Most of the media headlines on blockchain technology revolve around the outsized investment performance and extreme volatility of cryptocurrency. This trajectory closely resembled a roller coaster as Bitcoin gained 1,390 percent in 2017 (up as much as 1,935 percent when it hit a record high of $19,666 in mid-December) — and then plummeted to a low of ...

US Congress Releases Extraordinary Report Praising Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology

The US Congress just released its massive joint report on the state of the economy, and for the first time an entire chapter is dedicated to cryptocurrency. What’s even more extraordinary are the number of bullish sentiments on the future of the emerging technology. Here’s a look at some of the most interesting aspects of ...

INFOGRAPHIC: Things to know about Blockchain

CAPE TOWN – Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Ethereum have taken the world by storm and have become popular terms on the Internet. However, not many people understand or know what it is. Are you intrigued by the blockchain system and what cryptocurrencies can offer you in terms of investment? Here are some things you need to know ...