Archive for July 2018

Weekly Recap (7/23/18 – 7/29/18)

Google’s Play Store Crackdown (Xanjero Media, 2018) Google is not playing around with cryptocurrencies. Two months after deciding to remove browser extensions that facilitated mining, the tech giant has decided to remove crypto mining on all fronts. Mirroring their competitor Apple who banned crypto mining apps in May of this year, Google Play updated their user…

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Project Spotlight – DeepBrain Chain

(BlockchainConnect Conference, 2018) Overview DeepBrain Chain is the first artificial intelligence platform to be driven by blockchain technology. The DeepBrain cloud platform was released in April 2017 and the DeepBrain Chain Token Sale whitepaper was released in August 2017. The DeepBrain Chain platform is described as decentralized, lost-cost, and privacy-protecting (DeepBrain Chain, 2018). DeepBrain Chain…

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Weekly Recap (7/16/18 – 7/22/18)

Binance Users Reach Out to Japan Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has called on the crypto community to “help our friends in need.” The CEO is talking about crypto donations for disaster relief in Western Japan. The island country has been hit with torrential rainfall causing dangerous flooding and mudslides on the island’s western side. With death…

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Project Spotlight – IRISnet

Overview IRISnet is working to build a solid foundation for the construction of DApps in a way that easily integrates with off-chain resources, interoperates across various chains, and is accessible to businesses of various sizes, including small businesses. IRISnet plans to accomplish this by using a service-oriented infrastructure that is incorporated with the Cosmos and Tendermint protocols. Cosmos is…

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Project Spotlight – NKN

What Is NKN? NKN, which stands for New Kind of Network, is a blockchain network infrastructure that creates a decentralized network by using cellular automata. Cellular automata is a model with nodes that change their state based on a local rule. NKN uses the NKN token to incentivize use of its new kind of network. The…

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Project Spotlight – CertiK

Overview The Certik platform is a framework that utilizes formal verification to build fully trustless smart contracts and certified blockchain ecosystems. With the goal of proving the blockchain ecosystems are mathematically bug-free, CertiK introduces modular verification techniques which decompose single proof tasks into smaller proof objects. These proof objects will be validated by the participants…

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Weekly Recap (7/2/18 – 7/8/18)

Australia Goes Blockchain IBM made headlines last week when they signed a five year $740 million contract with the Australian government. IBM will provide blockchain services to federal departments as well as secure networks for citizens. According to the head of Asia Pacific at IBM, Heather Green, the updated technology will allow Australia to take a…

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Weekly Recap (6/25/18 – 7/1/18)

Facebook’s “Updating” Their Status The popular social media platform Facebook has announced they will be lifting their current ban on cryptocurrency advertisements. The company banned cryptocurrency related ads this past January under pressure, releasing a public statement that they wanted to prevent  “financial products and services frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices” (Facebook, Inc.,…

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