Tag: Blockchain

The recent news from China on blockchain adoption is not positive for Bitcoin

On Oct.25, 2019, Chinese President Xi Jinping released a statement that outlined a positive attitude towards blockchain adoption and development. Some analysts credited this statement with the recent spike in the price of BTC. Others believe there was a different primary cause. Positive sentiment from China wouldn’t hurt the price, but whether it is the

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Bitcoin and War

In the opening salvos of the Second World War, Allied powers implemented a naval blockade of Nazi Germany to choke off the flow of raw materials crucial to the Nazi war effort. German U-Boats attacked allied merchant ships and cargo haulers, most famously sinking the civilian liner the SS Athenia hours after a formal declaration

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Collectible Card Games and Tokenization of Digital Game Assets on the Blockchain

*On Oct. 16, 2019, the developers of Gods Unchained published a blog that outlines upcoming improvements to their card minting process. The information contained below about network transaction costs will no longer be accurate once those changes are implemented.* Gods Unchained is a collectible card game (CCG) that gives players the option to store their

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A response to Charlie Lee on the statement that Ripple is “Faking it”

Charlie Lee, the founder of a cryptocurrency created out of thin air, accuses Ripple of creating XRP out of thin air to generate profit. This message will percolate through the disparate camps supporting one coin or the other until their proponents, who are more than capable of pointing out to the average layperson that the

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Democracy and the Blockchain

“It’s ridiculous that in 2020 we are still standing in line for hours to vote in antiquated voting booths. It is 100% technically possible to have fraud-proof voting on our mobile phones today using the blockchain. This would revolutionize true democracy and increase participation to include all Americans – those without smartphones could use the

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XRP and the Digital Cosmetics Marketplace

Six months ago, Brett Seyler published a three-part article series called Free-to-play Isn’t Free Enough (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Blockchain). I found his articles endlessly fascinating, and they sent me down the rabbit hole of possibilities for gaming and crypto. In his article, Seyler talks about the potential of the

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