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.  

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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.

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!

Aragon: Blockchain Token – What is it?

In Blockchain Token – What is it?, we cover the different types of blockchain platforms and cryptocurrencies on the market right now. Today we are going over the Aragon project!

Aragon is a network intended to be a Digital Autonomous Organization that aims to eliminate unnecessary third parties and intermediaries to allow organizations, investors, and entrepreneurs to operate more easily, openly, and efficiently. All this while still retaining or creating value within their businesses.

Check out our page for Aragon if you’d like more resources to check out about the project and different social media networks too!

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.

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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.

Basic Attention Token (BAT): 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 12 of Blockchain Token discusses Basic Attention Token, or BAT.

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.

RAC’s Album EGO is the First Album Released Using Ethereum

RAC’s Album EGO is the First Album Released Using Ethereum

Grammy-winning DJ and dance music artist, RAC, will be releasing his album EGO on the Ethereum blockchain in partnership with Ujo Music company on Friday, July 14th. André Allen Anjos, better known as RAC, began learning about crypto and blockchains in late 2016, not long after he completed recording his new album.

RAC told Motherboard, “When the price of ether started to go up I looked more into it. That’s when the lightbulbs went off and I was like, ‘oh wow, this is legit.’” At this point, he decided to partner up with a Consensys platform, Ujo Music, to release his new album on the Ethereum blockchain.

Although the album will be released on the Ethereum blockchain, it will not be hosted there. Interplanetary File System (IPFS), a decentralized protocol for file storage, will host the album. To acquire the album, send Ether to a smart contract, which then releases the album to your device.

Blockchain & IoT: What does the future of cloud look like?

Is blockchain the right solution for IoT?

Following up from a talk at IoT Summit in Boston, Taylor Gerring gives an interview to Sravani Bhattacharjee about Blockchain and IoT. They discuss future of the cloud looks like and how we can scale to 20 billion devices with machine-to-machine payments.

Interested in learning more about how the blockchain could impact the internet of things? Then this interview is for you!

For more information and articles on IoT and an Internet of Value, see our page here!