Monthly Archives: May 2018

ERC-20 Tokens, Explained

Every question answered about ERC-20 tokens and how they work. What are ERC-20 tokens? ERC-20 tokens are tokens designed and used solely on the Ethereum platform. They follow a list of standards so that they can be shared, exchanged for other tokens, or transferred to a crypto-wallet. The Ethereum community created these standards with three optional rules, and six mandatory. Optional Token Name Symbol Decimal (up to 18) Mandatory totalSupply balanceOf transfer transferFrom approve allowance Confused? Let’s back up a little. What is Ethereum, in the first […]

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Lose Steam During the Weekend

Cryptocurrencies have been dropping in value this Saturday, May 12 as most digital assets are down between 3-15 percent. The price of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is hovering around $1,446 at press time while gaining 3.4 percent today — And Bitcoin Core (BTC) values are averaging roughly $8,473 per BTC and its markets are down 1.4 percent this weekend. Also read: Court Orders Chilean Banks to Re-Open Crypto Exchange Accounts   Digital Assets Take a Dip During This Weekend’s Trading Sessions Traders and cryptocurrency enthusiasts are uncertain of the short-term path ahead […]

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Public Company’s ICO Paves the Way for Other Token Sales in Thailand

The first initial coin offering (ICO) by a publicly traded company in Thailand has begun trading on a couple of local exchanges. Meanwhile, the regulators are still drafting the legal framework for cryptocurrencies and token sales. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space First Public Company to Launch ICO The launch of an ICO by a publicly traded company has paved the way for other token sales in Thailand. Jay Mart Plc’s subsidiary, J Ventures Limited, launched its ICO called Jfin Coin last week. Jay […]

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BCH-Powered Social Media Apps Launch New Features

This week the two popular Bitcoin Cash social media applications, Memo and Blockpress have rolled out a bunch of new features on each platform. Now users on both platforms can upload pictures, video, and even torrent magnets found on the Pirate Bay. Also Read: Trading Cryptocurrencies Like a Boss Takes Time and Research  Memo and Blockpress  So far over the past couple of weeks, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters have been utilizing two specific BCH-powered social media platforms — Blockpress and Memo. The Memo application arrived on the scene […]

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Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Markets, Miners and Conferences

While Bitmain creates new ASIC Antminers to mine any cryptocurrency running Equihash proof of work, the affected cryptocurrencies look at measures to prevent it. New York has a lot of news happening this week, with the New York Stock Exchange’s parent company looking to get into bitcoin trading and Blockchain Week kicking off with the CDX Summit. South Korea continues to be a leader in blockchain technology, rolling out new partnerships with neighboring countries, and building out more blockchain technology. Featured stories by Colin Harper, Nick Marinoff […]

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Wendy McElroy: Crypto – Civil Law Versus Common Law

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 3: Decentralization Chapter 8, Part 1. Crypto: Civil Law Versus Common Law “World’s Second Most Valuable Cryptocurrency Under Regulatory Scrutiny.” “Bitcoin CRACKDOWN: IMF chief Christine Lagarde calls for cryptocurrency regulation.” “France announces Bitcoin regulations amid cryptocurrency ‘bloodbath’.” 2018 is the year in which cryptocurrency will be regulated. The questions are by whom and how? The two traditional answers have been civil law or common law. But there is a third alternative. Namely, preventive self-regulation, which can also be […]

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Buying Bitcoins In Australia: The Complete How To Guide

All of you must have heard a lot about Bitcoins, but what exactly is a Bitcoin? Have you ever pondered over that question? If not, you should give it a thought and also read our exclusive guide on the same: What is Bitcoin? A Beginner’s Guide. In the past, I have mentioned various exchanges to buy/sell Bitcoin that covers the international stage, but today I would like to talk specifically about Australia’s Bitcoin scenario. Best Bitcoin Exchanges in the World For Trading Bitcoins Bitcoin is booming in Australia […]

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What makes Cardano (ADA) So Special?

The seventh largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization and relatively new [Sep 2017] in the crypto-verse Cardano is turning out to be an opportunity that should not be missed. It is titled by many as the first crypto-project born from scientific philosophy based on academic research, peer-reviewed work and software developed on open source standards. The team behind the network want to create an ideal security-oriented ground base for supporting smart contracts and distributed applications, which is a direct challenge-posing for the second in lead by market cap […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: “Social” Coins, Crypto Vending, Blockchain Mileage

Reports suggest that Facebook may develop its own crypto. The plan is worth a mention, especially on the backdrop of the crypto ban imposed by the social media network. In Saturday’s Bitcoin in Brief, we also cover Telegram’s advance towards implementing its payment system using the Gram token. Some blockchain stories with beers and beamers complete today’s round-up. Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Friday: China Mulls Blockchain Standard, Zcash Fights Chinese ASICs Facebook Mulls Own Token, Reports Say Facebook is reportedly considering creating its own cryptocurrency. Sources […]

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5,000 Developers in India Ready to Work on Crypto Projects

According to a recent study, 5,000 Indian software developers currently have the skill sets to work on cryptocurrency and blockchain projects. 10,000 more developers can be easily trained but an additional 30,000 would require extensive training. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space 5,000 Developers Qualified A recent study by HR company Belong shows that, out of an estimated two million software developers in India, about 0.25% of them have the skills to work on cryptocurrency and blockchain projects, the Times of India reported this […]

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