Archive for the ‘Bitcoin’ Category

Bitcoin v Litecoin

The Bitcoin blockchain started with a genesis block on January 3rd 2009. A couple of years later on October 7th 2011, Charlie Lee, a former Google employee, started the Litecoin blockchain, inspired by Bitcoin. It is an alternative cryptocurrency to Bitcoin and was created with a couple of intended improvements. The first noticeable difference is [...]

Cryptocurrency and Capital markets

Nice interview discussing cryptocurrency and capital markets. Ari Paul also gives an interesting view of crypto as a strong hedge opposite fiat currencies. https://epicenter.tv/episode/202/

One Bitcoin same value as one ounce of gold

A couple of years ago I thought how amazing it would be if one bitcoin was worth more or less the same as one ounce of gold. Well, this week this came true, with the dollar value of bitcoin reaching all time highs. http://www.coindesk.com/price-bitcoin-now-worth-one-ounce-gold/

Property Registration on blockchain

One of the most promising POCs going on at the moment in the blockchain world is the idea of registering and transferring assets, including property and home ownership. The goal is to make the process more efficient, cheaper for participants in the process, and more transparent. Bitfury, known primarily for it’s mining capability, is partnering [...]

Learning ethereum and Solidity basics

Ethereum is a public blockchain system similar to Bitcoin, but it provides a comprehensive programming structure to write and deploy smart contracts, small programs that can be used for many use cases, from enforcing agreements between multiple parties to issuing your own cryptocurrency.  It has it’s own programming language called Solidity.  I recently started learning [...]

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