3 People Who Are Willing To Throw Punches for Cryptocurrency

3 People Who Are Willing To Throw Punches for Cryptocurrency

For most people, it’s difficult to fathom the idea of stepping into a 750 square foot cage and fighting another human being for sport. However, there are thousands who compete in the spectacle known as mixed martial arts that do just that.

While the motivation behind being locked in a cage with another trained combatant obviously varies from person to person, it’s logical to conclude that achieving financial stability is a common goal among professional mixed martial artists.

The most famous fighters in the world will likely become millionaires. That being said, the average salary of a fighter competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the world’s largest MMA promotion, is roughly $42,000 annually, a portion of which will likely go to pay cornermen and various trainers. An entry-level fighter, who winds up on the losing end of their first contest, can expect to make as little as $6,000 for a nationally televised bout.

Moving the Chain Spotlight #2: Amber Baldet

Moving the Chain Spotlight #2: Amber Baldet

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:

J.P. Morgan executive, Amber Baldet, is in charge of the team that is currently developing the blockchain-based Quorom. Quorum is an enterprise-focused version of Ethereum, which is designed to improve things like privacy and performance for large corporations. Baldet was also instrumental in organizing the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), a group of businesses that collaborate and experiment with Ethereum-based blockchain technology.

Moving the Chain Spotlight #1: Sandra Ro

Moving the Chain Spotlight #1: Sandra Ro

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: Sandra Ro is a derivatives industry executive, crypto investor, and entrepreneur who focuses on using blockchain tech to help enable financial access for all. In 2004, she received a MBA in Finance from London Business School. Ro has worked for banking giants, such as Deutsche Bank, and she was previously a vice president at Morgan Stanley. The native of New York is also known for her work with CME Group, which happens to be the world’s largest derivatives exchange.

How Blockchain Technology Is Changing the Way Fantasy Football Is Played

How Blockchain Technology Is Changing the Way Fantasy Football Is Played

Football season has arrived, and that means it’s time for what is quickly becoming America’s new favorite pastime, fantasy football. It’s the time of year when wives and girlfriends become weekend widows, as their significant others spend their Saturdays and Sundays watching a seemingly endless parade football games.

It means many us will be rooting for an obscure kicker, from a team we don’t care about, to kick one extra field goal, so we can go to our jobs and taunt our co-workers the following day.

Fantasy Football is great; there is no question about it. However, as with anything in life, there’s always room for improvement or at least a different take on how the game is played.

Chain, Chain, Chain, Chain of Food: How Blockchain Technology Could Make Our Food Safer

Chain, Chain, Chain, Chain of Food: How Blockchain Technology Could Make Our Food Safer

When people think of blockchain technology, in many cases, exchanging cryptocurrency is often the first thing that comes to mind.

However, blockchains can be used for far more than simply trading bitcoins. In fact, there are many companies that are looking at this relatively new technology as a way to improve efficiency and transparency.

Retail giant Walmart, for example, is experimenting with a way to use this distributed database to make sure that tainted food products stay out of the hands of the general public.

3 Women That Prove That Blockchain Technology Isn’t Just For Men

3 Women That Prove That Blockchain Technology Isn’t Just For Men

The blockchain community would seem to have a long way to go when it comes to gender diversity.  For example, bitcoin, the cryptocurrency most often associated with blockchain technology, has a 90% male user base according to 2015 study. While this number may not sound encouraging for those hoping to find more women involved with the world’s leading form of cryptocurrency; it is actually an improvement.

A similar study back in 2013 showed that the user base was 96% male, suggesting that women are slowly coming around to Bitcoin and blockchain technology.

Finding Satoshi Nakamoto: Part 5

Finding Satoshi Nakamoto: Part 5

Bit Gold

If Las Vegas ever decided to create betting lines for all the folks who might be Satoshi Nakamoto, American computer scientist Nick Szabo would likely be among the favorites.

Szabo, who has been described as a large bearded man with a bald pate encircled with salt-and-pepper hair, could very well be the man behind the Satoshi Nakamoto pseudonym.

Which Superhero Would Benefit More From Utilizing Blockchain Technology?

Which Superhero Would Benefit More From Utilizing Blockchain Technology?

Wonder Woman VS. Batman

Our first contestant is none other than Gotham City’s very own Batman. As a boy, millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne witnessed the horrific murder of his parents and as a result dedicated his life to fighting crime in a tailor made bat costume, to conceal his true identity. Unlike other heroes, Batman doesn’t have any superpowers. Instead, he relies on martial arts training, his detective skills, and an arsenal of gadgets to defeat evil doers.

In the other corner, we have Princess Diana of Themyscira, Daughter of Hippolyta who is better known as the superhero Wonder Woman. When she isn’t busy fighting crime, Wonder Woman uses her secret identity Diane Prince who is a former Army nurse turned military intelligence officer. Along with her superhuman strength and speed, the Amazon Princess uses her Lasso of Truth and indestructible tiaras to battle the likes of Cheetah and Aries.

Now that we have introduced our two heroes, it’s time to determine which one would stand to benefit more from the use of blockchain technology. Let’s take a look at three crucial categories and see who definitely needs a Ledger Nano S in their arsenal.

Finding Satoshi Nakamoto: Part 4

Finding Satoshi Nakamoto: Part 4

From the Land Down Under

A relatively obscure Australian computer programmer made headlines back in 2016 when he stated on his blog that he and a deceased computer analyst named David Kleiman were, in fact, the men behind the Satoshi Nakamoto pseudonym.

Born in Brisbane, Australia the 46-year- old known as Craig Steven Wright attended Charles Sturt University where we claimed to have studied economics and financial modeling on his way to earning a Ph.D. in computer science. This would be just the sort of background one might expect from the founder of the famed cryptocurrency.