Blockchains & Video Games: 3 Cryptocurrencys Every Gamer Should Know About

Blockchains & Video Games: 3 Cryptocurrencys Every Gamer Should Know About

video gamesThese days video games are far more than affordable distractions for children. In fact, in the United States alone, it’s estimated that nearly half of the adult population spends at least some time with a controller in their hand. Moreover, 48% of American women play video games, according to 2015 Pew Research poll. However, video games aren’t only popular in the US. In 2016, 58% of the growth in the global games market came from the Asia-Pacific region.

In other words, there are a lot of people playing video games these days; which is why the gaming industry was worth an estimated 99 billion dollars in 2016.

ICO or NO: Episode 21 AppCoin

In this episode of ICO or NO Jeremy dives into the AppCoin project. AppCoin is looking to address the inefficiencies that exist in the current app stores by eliminating the middleman. Their vision is to create a decentralized marketplace, complete with reputation rankings, where individuals can sell their applications and add-ons directly to the consumer, without the approval or a third party hosting service.

Jeremy dives into what the project hopes to achieve, the market conditions surrounding the project, the team, and the details of the token sale. Be sure to check back for more ICO or NO‘s by subscribing to our channel!

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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!

Making Money Using Blockchain: Freelancing, Mining, Trading, and More!

Making Money Using Blockchain: Freelancing, Mining, Trading, and More!

We’ve totally re-done our Freelancing & Making Money Using Blockchain Guide! Check out our new additions, with much more information on freelancing and platforms you can use to make money with cryptocurrencies and blockchains.

This is one of our more popular pages, and we know our user-base is always looking for creative ways to earn money and incorporate blockchain technology in their lives. We want to make sure you know all your options and can keep striving to help progress this technology, both in the world and in your personal lives!

So, we present to you: Making Money Using Blockchain: Freelancing, Mining, Trading, and More! Covering:

  • Freelance Marketplaces & Platforms
  • Mining
  • Trading
  • Selling Membership Access

With more to come as blockchain takes off, and people and organizations create more ways to earn cryptocurrencies and give people opportunities to apply their hard-earned skills in creative and innovative ways!

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.

ICO or NO: Episode 20 Stack (STK)

Stack is looking to solve the problem of blockchain scaling through the use of state channels. Watch as Jeremy breaks down the whole project including it’s goals, market, and ICO details! The STK token will use the blockchain technology in order to provide payment transfers at lower fees, incorporating more citizens into the global economy. Check back for more episodes of ICO or NO!

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Prophets of Profit: 4 Bold Bitcoin Price Predictions For The Future

Prophets of Profit: 4 Bold Bitcoin Price Predictions For The Future

With the price of bitcoin hitting record highs, many of the popular cryptocurrency’s most outspoken supporters have become increasingly optimistic in regards to predicting its future value. In other words, to quote the popular Rage Against the Machine song, there are plenty of bitcoin “Bulls on Parade.”

While the world’s leading cryptocurrency appears to be doing quite well at the moment, it is important to remember that it is also subject to wild price fluctuations and potential investors should always do their own research, as opposed to relying on the advice of so-called experts.

That being said, it can still be quite fascinating to hear some very bright people predicting big things from bitcoin in the coming years. With that in mind, let’s take a look at four bitcoin bulls that are helping lead the charge.

Blockchain & You – Disruption Joe Ep. 009

In episode 4, we interview Disruption Joe for our “Blockchain and You” series. We ask his past, present, and future takes on blockchain, cryptocurrenies and their impact on his life.

Disruption Joe is a leader in the Chicago blockchain community, attending and organizing countless meetups and events. Check out his Twitter at https://twitter.com/DisruptionJoe.