Metamask: Bringing Ethereum to your Browser

Metamask is a browser extension that allows you to interact with the Ethereum blockchain, all without downloading the entire data-filled blockchain. It’s a simple tool that allows you to use your cryptocurrency, all in your regular web browser. This will help more people access and use Ethereum dApps, without the technical know-how or need to download the whole blockchain and run a full node.

Metamask also functions as a web-based software wallet, so you can store your crypto here, but be aware that it is a ‘hot wallet‘ and it is risky to keep it here (read more about software wallets on our essential guide page).

Our video runs through the Metamask browser extension, and shows you how to set up and use certain features.

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.

Check out Part 1-7 of this event:

Qash: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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

Qash’s goal is to be a global platform that allows everyone from traders to market makers to buy cryptocurrencies in their preferred fiat. This is done through a one stop shop that offers the liquidity needed to turn that crypto back into fiat. Simply put, its financial platform to buy or sell Qash and other cryptocurrencies, and cash out when needed.

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.

Bitcoin, Ethereum and ICOs! ICO or NO – End of The Year Edition (2017)

It’s been a crazy year for ICOs! As a 2017 end-of-the-year wrap up, we thought it would be fun to give you updates on some of the ICOs we’ve covered this year. Whatever happened to projects like Unikrn, Tezos, and Eos? Check out this video to see which projects made it big and which ones flopped in this ICOs 2017 year end review!

Blockchain in Chicago Gala at the Hyatt Centric: December 8th, 2017. Part 3

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 bitcoin, ether, and cryptocurrencies in general!

In this video, Danny Johnson of PinkCoin delivers a lightning talk. PinkCoin is revolutionizing charity on the blockchain. The digital currency is looking to change the non-profit sector. Holders of the coin can profit while helping others!

BoB MeetUp: Pamela Morgan – Estate Planning with Cryptocurrencies

Watch Pamela Morgan as she breaks down an often overlooked component of cryptocurrency: estate planning. Pamela is a lawyer and founder of Third Key Solutions. With the rise in popularity of cryptocurrencies, many have neglected to address what will happen to their cryptocurrency in the case of death or severe injury. Pamela breaks down this intimidating prospect in a way even crypto newbies can understand!