Blockchain in Chicago Gala at The Hyatt Centric: December 8, 2017. Part 1

The blockchain community is growing and on December 8th the most influential blockchain voices in Chicago gathered in order to show you the technology behind the recent rapid gain in value of bitcoin, ether, and cryptocurrencies in general!

Hosted by Lexy Prodromos of the Chicago Blockchain Center, featuring the coolest entrepreneurs building on blockchain, international guest Molecular Future, and a keynote speech from blockchain expert and technologist, Taylor Gerring.

ICO or NO: Episode 25 AidCoin

In the giving spirit this holiday season? Then you have to hear about the AidCoin project. CharityStars, the company behind AidCoin, is using blockchain technology to revolutionize how charitable giving occurs. By implementing AIDPay, a tool that takes donations in fiat and automatically exchanges them for cryptocurrency, which is then distributed to the charities.

VertCoin: Blockchain Token – What is it?

This episode of Blockchain Token; Which is it? covers VertCoin! 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.

VertCoin is a decentralized currency dedicated to the original principles of cryptocurrency: bringing financial control to the people. Vertcoin is well aware of possible manipulation by mining pools, and have made sure that every node operating on the network has an equal chance to mine. Vertcoin aims for fair distribution of their token, taking issues with airdrops and ICOs.

How to Buy Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies: Where to Start

How to Buy Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies: Where to Start

One of the most commonly asked questions when we start discussing cryptocurrency and blockchains with people is:

Well, how do I buy it???

To alleviate one of the most challenging steps of getting into the world of blockchains and cryptocurrencies, we have compiled a guide that overviews your different options for attaining some cryptocurrency, whether it is bitcoin, ethereum, or other altcoins.

Whether you want to use cash, connect a bank account, use PayPal, or something else, there is likely an easy option for you to buy crypto, and our guide will likely have the answer for you.

So, with that said, please take a look at our How to Buy Guide, and start educating yourself on how to get started!

And hey, you may not even have to leave your couch!!!

If you are still unsure about what a blockchain is, what cryptocurrency is, or what the difference between the two is, see our guides below first, and start exploring the incredible realm of the internet that is blockchain technology.

Bitcoin Gold: Blockchain Token – What is it?

This episode of Blockchain Token; Which is it? covers Bitcoin Gold! 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.

Bitcoin Gold is a recent hard fork out off of the bitcoin blockchain and aims to makes changes to the way cryptocurrency is mined. Bitcoin Gold has the same supply, block size, and block time as its predecessor, as well as the implementation of segwit. One major difference, however, is that the mining difficulty is adjusted every single block, while Bitcoin’s mining difficulty is only adjusted every 2 weeks.

PowerLedger: Blockchain Token – What is it?

This episode of Blockchain Token; Which is it? covers PowerLedger! 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.

PowerLedger is a blockchain-based solution that aims to decentralize how electricity and other utilities are sold. By incorporating blockchain technology, PowerLedger believes that by by-passing traditional power providers, of which many people have very little choice, and letting users sell their excess electrical supply, we can create a better electrical grid system.

Civic: Blockchain Token – What is it?

This episode of Blockchain Token covers Civic! 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!

Civic is a blockchain-based platform that has the goal of affirming identity through the use of blockchain technology. Privacy is on the forefront of Civic’s agenda, as with Civic, you alone have the private keys to access your information. Through implementing this technology, social trust is established through trusting the platform. Watch Disruption Joe as he breaks down the Civic project!

AdEx: Blockchain Token – What is it?

This episode of Blockchain Token – What is it covers AdEx! 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.

AdEx is a blockchain based platform that aims to decentralize the online advertising industry. By eliminating third parties, AdEx believes they can use blockchain technology in order to provide a better advertising experience for the consumer and publisher. Watch Disruption Joe as he breaks down the ins and outs of the AdEx project!

ICO or NO: Episode 23 Wala

In this episode of ICO or NO Jeremy dives into the Wala project. Wala is looking to incorporate the under-served financial population into the global economy by offering complete financial services to markets that have not previously had this access. Wala offers individuals in these under-served countries to have access that could greatly speed up their economic development.

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 great ICO analysis.