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Bakkt — A global regulated system for digital assets

Recent news that took the cryptocurrency world by storm was Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) announcement of the launch of a new company called Bakkt - a global regulated ecosystem for digital assets. Bakkt is created by ICE, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and a...

Cryptokitties and the ERC-721 Protocol

Last December, the Ethereum network experienced extremely high latency and high transaction fees. The reason? The network was flooded by adorable, one-of-a-kind “Cryptokitties.” In the game, players collect, breed, buy & sell virtual “CryptoKitties” — it could be called a simple game of...

InterPlanetary File Systems

Today most blockchain dApps are very simple and require very little state to be stored. However, as this ecosystem matures, there will be more complex dApps that get built (think a decentralized youtube). Storing data created by these dApps (comments, user uploads etc.) on-chain is very...

National Cryptos

While most countries are not particularly happy about decentralized currencies gaining global acceptance, there are some countries jumping on the crypto bandwagon to create their own national cryptocurrencies. Venezuela has been in the news for its Petro Coin, a project which seemed ambitious...

Thoughts on ICOs

This is Ryan here again and this time from Vilnius in Lithuania! Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia seem to be putting a lot of money into Blockchain. Estonia in particular already conducts a number of essential government services on the blockchain. While here, I happened to meet with an ICO...

Public vs. Private Blockchains

This week I want to talk about one of the aspects of the blockchain space that is fascinating - which is the ideology difference between public and private blockchains. The first blockchain, Bitcoin, was introduced as a public network where anyone could join the network, and people could leave...

Telegram raises USD 1.7 Billion in pre-sale

Towards the end of 2017, Telegram — a messaging platform with around 200 million Monthly active users — announced that it planned to build the Telegram Open Network (TON) to enable payments and various other services within their chat app. In order to fund this new development, the company...

Accounting, auditing and investing: A suboptimal process

This is Ryan here. I wanted to share with all of you about something that I have been thinking about a lot recently. For those of you who do not know me, in addition to investing in cryptocurrency, I also invest in stocks. The process I use to evaluate a new tokens is similar to the process I...

Founders Reward Vs. Development Fund, thoughts from Zooko Wilcox

I attended a talk by Zooko Wilcox, one of the chief architects of Zcash, in Bangalore this week. He has vast experience in crypto technologies and has done some pioneering work in the field. One of the things that Zooko mentioned is that there will continue to be serious ramifications in the way...