NXT: Blockchain Token – What is it?

This episode of Blockchain Token – Which is it? covers NXT! 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.

Nxt is an open source blockchain platform. Using the Bitcoin blockchain as their main inspiration, they have labeled themselves “blockchain 2.0.” They have identified some problems with Bitcoin’s blockchain, and have created a platform in response.
Check out one of the NXT child chains: Ardor.

Moving the Chain Spotlight #14 Roger Ver

Moving the Chain Spotlight #14 Roger Ver

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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

Roger Ver has been investing in bitcoin-related startups since 2011. The voluntaryist (a person who works to achieve a free society through non-violent means) became a millionaire at the age of 25, after starting his own computer parts business.

From Bitshamed to Bitcoin Millionaire: The Touching Tale of Andreas Antonopoulos

From Bitshamed to Bitcoin Millionaire: The Touching Tale of Andreas Antonopoulos

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bitcoinBy now even most casual investors have heard of Bitcoin. It’s being covered by major media outlets and is a hot topic that is being discussed by some of the biggest names in the financial industry.

However, long before the popular altcoin was making headlines on CNN, there was (and still is) a Bitcoin community.

It started out as a very small community. A community of dreamers who believed that an alternative currency and the technology behind it, could change, not only the way we do business but perhaps even the financial industry as a whole.

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.

Chicago Blockchain Project Meetup – 11/13/2017

Raw footage of the Chicago Blockchain Project Meetup on November 13, 2017. Hosted by Disruption Joe, the meetup focused on financial enterprise on the blockchain.

The first speaker, Juan Hernandez talked about his project, CFX markets. A secondary market for alternative assets!

Next up, Tor Bair talked about the Enigma platform, their decentralized data exchange. Catalyst hopes to utilize the Enigma platform to focus on data driven crypto invenstments. The project held a successful ICO earlier this year, raising $44 million dollars!

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!

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.

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.

Digital Bitbox Hardware Wallet Demo

Curious about which hardware wallet is right for you? Check out our review and demo of the Digital BitBox. The Digital Bitbox is one of the most popular cryptocurrencies wallets on the market today. Encompassing the Swiss ideals of privacy and security, the Digital Bitbox goes to great length to provide its users piece of mind. With an inconspicuous design and an easy to use native software client makes the Digital Bitbox an attractive purchase.

Watch Jeremy go over the features of the device, as well as a demonstration on how to use it! If you want to know more about the wallet and it’s features, continue reading below!