Internet of Value

Did you know the web was designed with payments in mind? HTTP 402 is reserved for “Payment Required”. Internet of Value is all about using blockchain-based cryptocurrencies as a native internet currency.

Bitcoin was the first piece to add to the ‘new internet’ puzzle. Bitcoin is the first blockchain cryptocurrency token with a tradable value, which allows us to use the internet with a native payment method. No longer being tied to traditional payment networks like credit cards frees technologists to finally innovate in the payments and payments and finance industries. Once value transfer is as fast as the internet, new possibilities such as micro-transactions enable all sorts of new revenue models. In this dedicated section to Internet of Value we have the latest blockchain news.

Business on the Blockchain: IBM – EP. 002

IBM has become a chameleon of sorts, keeping up with the constantly changing technological climate. IBM has shown interest in blockchain, too! Learn about what they are doing with the tech in our rundown.

What is decentralization?!

The Internet’s a centralized mess! Is decentralization the answer? Decentralization describes the design of a network that isn’t managed by a central party.

NEM: Blockchain Token – What is it?

NEM is short for New Economic Movement. They value financial freedom, decentralization, and equality of opportunity! Learn about the NEM blockchain here!

Aelf: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Aelf is a cloud-based decentralized computing platform. Got a task you’re computer doesn’t have the processing power to complete? Learn about Aelf here!

ICON: Blockchain Token – What is it?

The ICON Project aims to overcome challenges of centralization, and connectivity in decentralized networks. They hope to help advance our society towards true hyperconnectivity. In order to do this, ICON is redefining communities. Learn about how in our overview of their project!

VeChain: Blockchain Token – What is it?

VeChain plans to digitize the whole supply chain process wherever it can be and enhance supply chain management processes by providing a blockchain-enabled platform for asset digitization and tracking. Learn about VeChain in this short video!

ICO or NO: Episode 29 Cube

Cube sees a big change in transportation on the horizon and are looking to provide a blockchain-based solution. They aim to provide a network for self driving vehicles, allowing them to communicate. Learn about the project in this video!

“The Revolutionary Potential of Blockchain”: Our Founder, Taylor Gerring Spoke on Chicago Tonight

On Jan. 16th, Blockchain WTF founder, Taylor Gerring, was interviewed on Chicago Tonight! He discuessed the revolutionary potential of blockchain technology & it’s many possible applications. Taylor is a well-rounded expert on the technology, and deeply believes in it’s potential to drive us to a better future!

Waltonchain: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Waltonchain is a platform that specializes in tagging packing shipments via RFID technology. By putting the supply chain on the blockchain brings greater transparency to all involved parties. Check out how Waltonchain can use the blockchain to provide quality assurance in a transparent, secure way.

ICO or NO: Episode 28 Telegram

Telegram is a popular messaging app that is turning to the blockchain! The TON network will provide secure decentralized messaging. They are conducting an ICO for their GRAM token which will be used to power the network! Watch Jeremy break down everything you need to know about Telegram and the TON  project!

Blockchain Technology as a Tool for a Better World

The ways we can apply blockchain technology is quite vast and mind-boggling at times. We can use this as a tool to build a better world and future for all.

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. Our video explains Metamask’s broswer extension’s features, and demos some processes.

Blockchain in Chicago Winter Gala – The Gala Panel Part 8

Moderated by Hannah Rosenberg, this 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.

The Unrealized Potential of Blockchain, and Its Limits

It’s hard to argue against the promise that blockchain offers, yet it is important to remember where the tech is in its lifespan.What’s its potential?

Blockchain in Chicago Winter Gala – Aleks Veloski on Ethventures Part 5

Aleks Velkoski of Ethventures, experts on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, talks at Blockchain in Chicago’s Winter Gala event. Ethventures fund investments, applied R&D, and education. They’ve increased focus on distributed ledger applications at the intersection of AI & Machine Learning.

OpenBazaar – A Rundown

Removing geographical locations, decentralizing marketplaces, accepting cryptocurrencies and payments to sellers in bitcoin, and not being run by any single entity, OpenBazaar is an awesome application of blockchain, taking eBay to a new level.

ICO or NO: Episode 22 Latium

Latium is trying to create a marketplace through an application that will allow jobs/tasks to be posted and assigned, with reputation rankings integrated!

District 0x: Blockchain Token – What is it?

District0x defines themselves as one of the first blockchain-based social networks. Disruption Joe breaks down the project & how their communities and voting rights shape the network!

Making Money Using Blockchain: Freelancing, Mining, Trading, and More!

With a new age of tech & job opportunities, freelancing can be a great way to earn money. Blockchains help enable that in many ways! Learn how to make money using blockchain with our guide!

Swarm City: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Swarm City, formerly Arcade City, is a platform in which a peer-to-peer, sharing economy can take place securely using the Ethereum blockchain.

Augur: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Augur is a decentralized network, using peer-to-peer technology, that works to accurately predict events through reputation & community. Learn about Augur!

Steem: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Steem is a blockchain-based social media platform that focuses on rewarding and incentivizing users and content creators. Episode 14 of Blockchain Token explains Steem’s platform & ideology.

Golem: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Golem has an interesting project focusing on building a decentralized and distributed network that can function to share resources like computing power to create a supercomputer. Episode 13 of Blockchain Token covers Golem’s supercomputer project!

Ripple: Blockchain Token – What is it?

In episode 8 of Blockchain Token, Joe goes over Ripple, discussing it’s features and functionalities as a blockchain or token, possibly both! And he gives you some helpful resources to explore more!

Boxing on the blockchain

Folks have participated in many forms of gambling since the dawn of our recorded history. A large portion of the modern population will likely be continuing this trend, and some will definitely want to do so using crypto like Bitcoin. Read more about how they can use Bitcoin for gambling here!

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

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

Taylor Gerring gives an interview to Sravani Bhattacharjee about Blockchain and IoT. They discuss the cloud and scaling within blockchain technologies.

Blockchain & Freelancing

Millennials are rewriting the scripts for a career. They’re choosing to freelance and use blockchain technology to boot traditional 9-5 jobs and apply their creativity. New technologies like blockchain offer so many new opportunities for people to apply their skills and talents and find jobs that suit them.

Get a feel with a first-hand story by Becca, Blockchain WTF’s Social Media star!