EOS: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Episode 25 of Blockchain Token covers EOS! In this series, we will cover the different types of blockchain platforms and cryptocurrencies on the market right now.  We’ll give you a quick description of each blockchain/token, its function, who is their competition and where you can learn more.

EOS is a blockchain-based platform that aims to scale through reducing the computational demand placed on each node. Through implementing this process, EOS believes they can solve some of the scaling issues other blockchains have faced! Watch Disruption Joe as he breaks down the EOS project!

District 0x: Blockchain Token – What is it?

In this series, we will cover the different types of blockchain platforms and cryptocurrencies on the market right now.  We’ll give you a quick description of each blockchain/token, its function, who is their competition and where you can learn more. Episode 25 of Blockchain Token covers District0x!

District0x defines themselves as one of the first blockchain-based social networks. District0x is comprised of different unique communities called districts. The DNT token gives users voting rights which allows the community to shape the network! Watch Disruption Joe as he breaks down the District0x project!

Moving the Chain Spotlight #6: Nas

Moving the Chain Spotlight #6: Nas

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Moving the Chain is an ongoing series from Blockchain WTF that shines a spotlight on folks who are making an impact in the world of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.  

Profile:

Hip-hop recording artist Nas has sold over 25 million records worldwide over the course of his career thus far.  Songs like “If I Ruled the World” and “N.Y. State of Mind” have helped him become a legend in the music industry.

Nas, whose given name is Nasir Jones, was first introduced to Bitcoin by his associates, venture capitalists Ben Horowitz and Chris Dixon. Since that time, Jones has opted to invest in the website Coinbase, a popular site where folks can purchase cryptocurrency. Moreover, the chart-topping musician also began purchasing bitcoin back in 2013.

While Jones is best known for his musical talents, he is also the founder of Queensbridge Venture Partners, a company which “invests in technology that transforms the way we live.” Queensbridge has invested in popular projects like the ride-share company Lyft.

Receiving an endorsement from a celebrity and businessman the caliber of Nasir Jones certainly helps boost cryptocurrency’s profile.

Quotable:

“I was really inspired by the boundaries people were pushing. [Bitcoin] seemed like something people bet against because the government doesn’t welcome with open arms what they don’t control. But it is such a big idea that it could never be controlled.”

Fun Fact:

The Source, a popular hip-hop magazine, ranked Nas at number 2 on their list of “Top 50 Lyricists of All Time” in 2012.

For more people helping progress adoption and application of blockchain technologies, check out other installments of our series Moving the Chain!

Ark: Blockchain Token – What is it?

In this series, we will cover the different types of blockchain platforms and cryptocurrencies on the market right now.  We’ll give you a quick description of each blockchain/token, its function, who is their competition and where you can learn more. Episode 24 of Blockchain Token covers Ark!

Ark defines themselves as “a platform for consumer adoption.” Their ultimate goal seems to be focused on getting everyday computer users to adopt blockchain technology through regular services they already use. They aim to alleviate inaccessibility to blockchain tech for developers and consumers, and make these services available for developer and consumer wants and needs through the Ark ecosystem.

OmiseGO (OMG): Blockchain Token – What is it?

In Blockchain Token, we will cover the different types of blockchain platforms and cryptocurrencies on the market right now.  We’ll give you a quick description of each blockchain/token, its function, who is their competition and where you can learn more.

Episode 23 covers the e-wallet development platform, OmiseGO (OMG). It’s an e-wallet and financial platform meant to reduce boundaries between fiat money and digital currencies, making it easy to exchange value in real-time, with lower costs and a high volume. They have a digital wallet development kit and exchange framework that enables financial institutions and payment processors, among others, to easily interchange value and coordinate with one another through the OmiseGO network. Our video explains the project in greater depth.