Tag: ethereum

Oraclize – Data carrier for decentralized apps

http://www.oraclize.it/ Oraclize is a London based startup focused on providing blockchain oracle services. Oracalize currently serves thousands of requests every day on Ethereum, Bitcoin and Rootstock. Why do we need Oracles in smart contracts? Smart Contracts are unable to connect with external data, or any other off-chain resources on their own. Smart contracts are self

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

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

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 ,

Akasha.world – A Next-Generation Social Media Network

https://akasha.world/ A Next-Generation Social Media Network Akasha( [aːkaːʃə], आकाश) which means ether or sky in Hindi and Sanskrit is the name for this next generation social-network based on Ethereum and runs on Ethereum Virtual Machine. The project is being built by a solid team lead by Mihai Alisie (co-founder of Ethereum,Bitcoin Magazine creator) and is advised by the co-founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin and the creator of InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) Juan Benet. The project was launched around May
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