IOTA – Machine – to- Machine micropayment system.

https://iota.org/   #White paper. People in crypto world are watching the significant growth of IOTA as a crypto currency. The currency has gained more than 100% in just 1 week!. Currently trading at $4.14 and up. Interestingly, its not easy for US Citizens and residents to buy IOTA. IOTA is exclusively traded on bitfinex. The significant rise

Tendermint – Blockchain applications in any programming language

https://tendermint.com/ Tindermint provides interface for different types of blockchains including their own custom blockchain, using any programming language. Tendermint provides its own unique proof of stake consensus algorithm which it claims to be more fault tolerant than Bitcoin consensus algorithm.  It provides tools and services for the same. Also provides UI for managing different types

Infura – Scalable Blockchain Infrastructure

https://infura.io/ Infura provides scalable access to blockchain technologies like Ethereum and IPFS. Infura is built by team under the umbrella  of ConsenSys which is a blockchain venture production studio. ConsenSys has global team building an ecosystem of consumer-centric products and enterprise solutions using blockchain technologies, primarily Ethereum. Setting up you Infura infrastructure is as simple as just registering

zk-SNARKs – Privacy for Blockchain

zk-SNARKs stands for Zero-Knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive Argument of Knowledge Proofs. If your in crypto space, you might have heard about “zk-SNARKs” . Details are either sketchy or explained in a very complex way. Even the white paper from Ethereum has complex explanation to be easily understandable. So it takes some time to wrap around this concept. FYI#

Plasma.io – Scaling and Securing Ethereum Network

http://plasma.io/   This blog post is little different. I am reviewing a very early white paper by Joseph Poon and Vitalik Buterin. Joseph is co-founder of Lightening Network and Vitalk is co-founder of Ethereum. The white paper was published on August 11, 2017. Link to whitepaper is here.This blog post assumes the knowledge of how Blocks in blockchain are mined

Prism – World’s first platform for portfolios of assets.

https://prism.exchange/ Prism is built by ShapeShift.io. (ShapeShift is famous platform for crypto asset conversion and exchange). Currently Prism is under private beta and users can join their waitlist. Prism is a first of a kind platform for creating portfolios of assets. Prism, is an Ethereum based decentralized application. It does not have its own token. Prism

RootStock – Smart Contracts for Bitcoin

http://www.rsk.co/ Github location: https://github.com/RSKSmart This blog post is different than others. Rootstock or RSK is not a decentralized app. Rootstock is still work in progress. Its a complete new paradigm improving the Bitcoin platform. Currently Bitcoin platform is extremely slow in transaction processing (7 transactions per second) and Bitcoin does not allow conditional flows. Rootstock is

Dmarket – decentralized marketplace for virtual goods

https://dmarket.io/ Dmarket is a Ukraine based startup which plans to bring decentralized marketplace for virtual goods in the gaming world.  The white paper is listed here. Dmarket is a fully decentralized application on blockchain platform leveraging. Currently , they are leveraging Ethereum ERC-20 tokens for the ICO, and later will be incentivizing users through their

Civic – Secure Identity Platform

https://www.civic.com/ Civic is secure identity platform build on top of blockchain and Ethereum virtual machine. Serial Entrepreneur Vinny Lingham is the founder of Civic.  Vinny previously co-founded Gyft, which got acquired by First Data Corporation.  On July 23, 2017 Civic had an public ICO token sale and as successfully raised $ 33 million. The Civic
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