When it comes to blockchain development, the community has bifurcated into assorted categories in terms of philosophy, preference, and tools. Among the various choices that companies have offered for developing and launching exclusive projects that can integrate blockchain technology, smart contracts have attained top-tier status when it comes to the go-to choice of connecting centralized systems directly to a blockchain. While Ethereum remains one of the more common mainstream options as a platform for developing smart contracts and decentralized technologies, TRON, the blockchain with a goal to decentralize the internet, has crept up to attain the status of a viable option and framework for developing decentralized products. TRON has developed a framework that is easily integrable and a...
Cryptocurrency has come under serious scrutiny following incoming regulation and legislation. Despite this, however, things remain legally unclear for cryptocurrencies overall as well as token offerings and blockchain-issued assets in particular. While it would make sense to abide by the existing frameworks in reference to securities and issued assets, the problem in this approach is that with the ever-changing nature and consistently volatile atmosphere of the sector, it is hard for developers to always adhere to these rapid changes. How can developers, scientists, and everyday users of an antiquated system aim towards advancing its respective progress in a somewhat limiting environment? The leading company behind the digitization of existing business models, Securitize, aims to solve t...
In BTCManager’s series titled “Earn Crypto,” readers are being introduced to a wide range of platforms, applications, and ways that they can earn bitcoin and other digital currencies as a member of the cryptocurrency community. In the ninth and final part of the “Earn Crypto” series, readers will be introduced to cryptocurrency lending as a method of earning cryptocurrency by leveraging existing holdings. What is Crypto Lending? Cryptocurrency lending refers to lending digital assets to individuals who require a loan in exchange for interest payments in cryptocurrency. Crypto lending can be done on exchanges where users can lend crypto to margin traders or through dedicated cryptocurrency lending platforms. The three most user-friendly cryptocurrency peer-to-peer lending platforms anyone
In the blockchain and development ecosystem there remains one large debate around which project can deliver the most efficient and subsequently effective development framework for smart contracts. Smart contracts, otherwise known as virtualized agreements between multiple parties, are the backbone of decentralized applications (dApps) essentially serving as the bridge that connects the static world to blockchain technology. Those knowledgeable in the space are aware of the three main contenders for best smart contract framework: Ethereum (Ether), EOS (EOS), and TRON(TRX). Each framework maintains similar qualities that can be used to enforce an effective tool for developers to create smart contracts, however at their core, they possess unique and notable attributes that enable them to wor...
In BTCManager’s series titled “Earn Crypto,” readers are being introduced to a wide range of platforms, applications, and ways that they can earn bitcoin and other digital currencies as a member of the cryptocurrency community. In this article, readers will be introduced to two platforms: Supload and File.Army. These two services enable users to earn cryptocurrency by sharing images online. Supload Supload is a digital image hosting platform that shares its profits with its uploaders. Users upload images, GIFs, and short videos to the platform and, in return, can receive a share of the platform’s advertising revenue in the form of the Supload’s SUP token provided the image receive enough traffic. Uploaded content can then be shared on traditional social media networks to drive traffic to
Behind the infrastructure of many decentralized technologies are tools, or “kits,” that compose the overall nature of the technology. In many cases, developers have existing frameworks or programming languages used to create such infrastructure. Programming languages can be understood as the palette of colors needed to paint a portrait. As such, the painting is essentially only as strong as creativity limits itself, but different palettes allow for completely different types of paintings. Programming is similar, and if one is to take Ethereum’s “Solidity” language as a palette, the paintings created are decentralized applications. Ethereum’s Solidity language is the basis for a new type of financial programming where you can essentially create your own smart contracts. Smart contracts are
2019 could set in motion the recovery phase for the smart contracts platform Ethereum, as it looks to undergo its highly-anticipated Constantinople hard fork on January 16, 2019. The fork will occur at block height 7,080,000. 2018 Rewind Ether (ETH), the cryptocurrency that powers the smart contracts development platform Ethereum had quite an eventful 2018. The digital token established its ATH value of $1,389 on January 14, 2018. This was at a time when ether was the fuel for the majority of the initial coin offerings (ICOs). However, things have undergone a drastic change since then. Currently, ether is more than 80 percent down from its ATH value, trading at $129 at the time of press. The strict stance of regulatory bodies the world over towards ICOs has further marred the price of ethe
Within the cryptocurrency community, there is often confusion over whether or not one can short sell bitcoin via public online exchanges, and not just bet against the price increase of cryptocurrencies through institutional-grade crypto futures. The answer is indeed a “yes,” but there are still some traditional some roadblocks. Regulation and usability between jurisdictions are typically the main issues among users when it comes to betting on a decrease in an asset’s potential value. BitMEX, otherwise known as the “Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange,” is an online cryptocurrency exchange that enables comprehensive contracts for user trading to be done only through Bitcoin. BitMEX differs from most other exchanges or liquidity providers in the sense that it enables theoretical trading via contract
There’s a common misconception within the blockchain and cryptocurrency community, which states that Ripple (XRP) is a corporate entity and the sole company behind the project’s development. The truth, however, reveals something much different. The masterminds behind the controversy-gaining and speedy settlement cryptocurrency, are an entirely separate company with multiple divisions. Of these formed divisions, some are decentralized and are representative of their backing of the XRP cryptocurrency. Others are entirely centralized and have no intentions of integrating or utilizing XRP in any way, shape, or form. Ripple Labs is the primary firm behind the development of the Ripple Payment Protocol, which can almost be seen as a global vision rather than one main technology protocol. To pu
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