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.

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.

How To Back Up Your PRIVATE KEYS From Your Cryptocurrency Wallet!

Backing up your wallet can save you a lot of turmoil and strife. Accidents happen – whether it’s a broken phone, lost computer, or a potential scare. Backing up your cryptocurrency wallets private keys can make a potential crypto-catastrophe or major issue into a minor problem that can be more easily fixed, and without the loss of your cryptocurrency.

Jeremy, from our ICO or NO series, ran into this issue earlier this week. But his Jaxx Wallet was backed up. This saved his wallet’s funds and gave him some peace of mind.

In this video, he goes over how to back up your private key from your cryptocurrency wallet, so that way you don’t have the same issue. (He goes through Jaxx Wallet, Ark Wallet, and MyEtherWallet.)