Tag: 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

China IT Ministry to Create Official Blockchain Standards

A Chinese government body is considering creating national standards to boost the development of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the country. According to an announcement released yesterday, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has already, as a first step, hosted a research seminar recently to discuss how such standards frameworks might be built. The ...

Blockchain: Pushing Traditional Model Of “Trust” To Evolve

If you’ve attempted to dive into this mysterious thing called blockchain, you’d be forgiven for recoiling in horror at the sheer opaqueness of the technology that is often used to frame it. So, before we get into what a cryptocurrency is and how blockchain technology might change the world, let’s discuss what blockchain is. What ...

Cryptocurrency, ICO and Blockchain Officially Added to the Dictionary

Besides helping language learners, students and everyone else find the exact definitions of words, dictionaries also sometimes serve as time capsules that reveal what new ideas become important part of human society at what times. With roots in the anarchist and cyberpunk sub-cultures, many bitcoin advocates may feel the scene doesn’t need anyone’s seal of ...

Blockchain: 3 Things People Get Wrong

Blockchain has been all the rage as a trend for the past couple of years. It’s widely viewed as an important technological development – and I agree with that view. But that doesn’t mean we should all give ourselves over to the hype and think blockchain is going to be the answer for everything. (CIOs, displaying ...

Here Are 200+ Resources for Crypto Investors and ICO Developers

Crypto is exploding. The popularity of ICOs, either as a funding vehicle for startups or investment vehicle for cryptocurrency traders, has led to what is the extremely diversified ICO market of today. For anyone trying to do their own research into ICOs, whether for academic or financial reasons, they are bound to have the same ...

What Is a Token and What Is It For in the Cryptocurrency Space?

After bitcoin and blockchain, it is now time to get acquainted with another novel concept brought about by the digital economy: The ‘token’. What is this concept that is leading some people to speak about new discipline, ‘tokenomics’? In the digital world, minting currencies is an activity that doesn’t seem to be restricted to central ...

Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) Roadmap – Infographic

Initial Coin Offerings have become state of the art crowdfunding mechanisms. Even though such campaigns have managed to raise millions of dollars in a matter of seconds a lot of preparation has to take place if a team wants to have a successful token sale. In the early days, it may have been possible to ...