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How Blockchain Is Being Applied to Human Rights

How Blockchain Is Being Applied to Human Rights

By CHRISTINA COMBEN Blockchain may not be a panacea to the all the world’s problems but there are many areas where it shows potential. Perhaps one of the most important is human rights. According to a 2014 report by Freedom House, only 40 percent of the world live in “free” countries. These are […]

11 Questions About Blockchain You May Feel Too Dumb to Ask

11 Questions About Blockchain You May Feel Too Dumb to Ask

 Unless you dedicate your working week to crypto (and even then, new concepts develop at lightning speed), you probably still have a few questions about blockchain. And maybe you feel too dumb to ask them in your circle of knowledgeable peers. Well, there’s no judgment here. We’re all on a […]

Decentralization, Part 1: The Paradigm of Paradigms?

Decentralization, Part 1: The Paradigm of Paradigms?

From at least the mid-20th century to (seemingly) the present, the leimotif weaving through business, politics and social organizations has been centralization – concentrating control of an activity or organization(s) under either a single authority, or layered ones woven together. In spite of crosscurrents to the contrary, this seemingly unstoppable […]

Are blockchains really decentralized

Are blockchains really decentralized

Decentralization is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot in the blockchain world. But how many of us have a full understanding of what that really means? Put simply, decentralization is defined as: “Decentralization is the process by which the activities of an organization, particularly those regarding planning and […]

Crypto Wallets – Keep Those Keys Safe!

Crypto Wallets – Keep Those Keys Safe!

In these early days of crypto, there is a lot happening in every moment, and while the community shows due diligence when keeping up to date with the latest tech, it can be challenging to stay ahead of the curve of an industry that seems to have new breakthroughs in […]

Need A Loan?

Need A Loan?

Lenders and borrowers alike are entering exciting and uncharted territory ahead, as blockchain lending platforms have arrived and with it, a behemoth in untapped market potential. According to the annual syndicated loan review from Thomson Reuters, the North American consumer loan market in 2017 alone spent $2.7tn in financial services, […]

Privacy and the Blockchain

Privacy and the Blockchain

With more regulation imposing itself upon the blockchain industry, the need for more privacy is becoming increasingly attractive.  Millions of dollars are flooding into crypto daily, but a good percentage of new crypto owners need to bring themselves up to speed on how to protect their investments.  Privacy is vital […]

Blockchain search engines – Making the internet great again

Blockchain search engines – Making the internet great again

Data mining is huge business and is the reason the likes of Google and Facebook are billion-dollar giants.  Centralized systems by their very nature are flawed however, and this is clearly seen in regards to the money monopolies created, along with major issues toward privacy and security that these groups […]

gas vs gas

Gas vs Gas and why they’re different

When broadcasting transactions over a network, there needs to be a process that provides delivery from one user to the next.  Ethereum, NEO and others all have different approaches towards this and it’s quite different depending on their blockchain.  Ethereum uses Ether in the form of gas to facilitate smart […]