Author: hrishi

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

Golem – Decentralized Supercomputer

https://golem.network Golem is the first truly decentralized supercomputer, creating a global market for computing power. It’s made up of the combined power of user’s machines, from personal laptops to entire datacenters. Golem is based upon Ethereum platform. And has its own crypto-currency on top of it named Golem Network Token (GNT). The requesters , request

EthLend – Decentralized Lending Platform

https://ethlend.io Decentralized Lending Platform ETHLend is an application for borrowing and lending crypto-currencies.Users can borrow Ether, a Digital Token used to run the Ethereum Blockchain Network, by using other ECR20 tokens as a collateral  on the Ethereum Blockchain network.Ethlend is a web based decentralized application which runs on Ethereum Main Network.The application works through Metamask ,
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