Blockchain in Chicago Winter Gala: December 8th, 2017 Part 8

The Chicago blockchain community is gathered on December 8th, 2017 to hear some of the most influential blockchain voices in Chicago. The night’s goal was to demonstrate some of the technology behind the recent rapid gain in value of bitcoinether, and cryptocurrencies in general!

Moderated by Hannah Rosenberg, this blockchain panel features Joe Renz of NewMobility, Chang Wan Han of Purdue University, and Heather Sullivan of Marquette University. The topics include blockchain applications, the Internet of things, and educating university level students on blockchain technology.

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Moving the Chain Spotlight #15 Raine Revere

Moving the Chain Spotlight #15 Raine Revere

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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.  

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Raine Revere is a smart contract developer and highly regarded speaker in the in the Ethereum community. She was a key figure in developing ShapeShift’s Prism Platform and served as lead engineer on the project. Prism is a decentralized digital asset management platform that uses the Ethereum network to secure user’s funds.

Blockchain in Chicago Winter Gala: December 8th, 2017 Part 7

The Chicago blockchain community gathered on December 8th, 2017 to hear some of the most influential blockchain voices in Chicago. The night’s goal was to demonstrate some of the technology behind the recent rapid gain in value of bitcoinether, and cryptocurrencies in general!

This video features Dr. Huining Cao of CKGSB. Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) is a private, non-profit, independent educational institution and the only business school in China with faculty governance. They have been leading the way in their research of the blockchain. Check out this video to see how they are educating their students on blockchain technology!

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Blockchain in Chicago Winter Gala: December 8th, 2017 Part 6

The Chicago blockchain community gathered on December 8th, 2017 to hear some of the most influential blockchain voices in Chicago. The night’s goal was to demonstrate some of the technology behind the recent rapid gain in value of bitcoinether, and cryptocurrencies in general!

HyperLending is a platform that allows holders of digital assets to leverage their holdings as collateral for cash loans. Their first product is a USD denominated loan which enables holders of digital assets, like Bitcoin, Ether, and Hcash, to get liquidity against the asset value without having to sell their digital assets.

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Part 1 – Taylor Gerring on blockchain technology

Part 2 – Jeremy Cogan on Blockchain WTF

Part 3 – Danny Johnson on PinkCoin

Part 4 – Marquis Davis on Urban Array

Part 5 – Aleks Velkoski on Ethventures

Bitshares: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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

Bitshares is a decentralized autonomous organization, or a DAO for short, that serves as a decentralized exchange and fintech solution. They have some different system components and features, and offers a solution to the scalability problems of other blockchain networks.

Moving the Chain Spotlight #14 Roger Ver

Moving the Chain Spotlight #14 Roger Ver

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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.

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.

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.

Moving the Chain Spotlight #9: Joseph Poon

Moving the Chain Spotlight #9: Joseph Poon

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Joseph Poon is the principal author of the Omise White Paper and also a co-author of Bitcoin’s ‘Lightning Network’ White Paper.