How the Blockchain Could Become an Image Dataset Repository for AR/VR

Lampix, an augmented reality (AR) startup, is building the world’s first blockchain-based “image mining” network. The company has embarked on the ambitious mission of developing one of the largest image databases. The database, which will be available for all to use, intends to be the backbone of AR and machine-learning training. It seeks to suppress ...

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Finding Blockchain-Based Security Solutions for the 3D Printing Economy

3D printing promises no less than the possibility to treat the physical world of atoms like the virtual world of bits, allowing users to “email” all sorts of physical objects — that is, they can send validated specs to be 3D printed by a recipient with one click. In 3D printing, or “additive manufacturing,” successive layers of material are added ...

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The Role of Trading Bots in the Cryptocurrency Market

Similar to Wall Street and stock trading, bitcoin and cryptocurrency trading is a form of income for many. Due to the nature of the medium, however, many bitcoin traders do it as a side project, focusing their energy on a main job or alternate work. But to generate passive — or active — income in these industries, you must be ...

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Bitcoin Cash or Bcash: What's in a Name?

As Bitcoin Cash, or Bcash, is slowly but surely turning into a functioning cryptocurrency, one topic remains contentious in particular: its name. Many proponents of the coin, judging by popular sentiment on social media like Reddit and Twitter, prefer the initial name: Bitcoin Cash. But an increasing number of users, including many who are more skeptical of the new coin, ...

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Op Ed: Five Challenges You’ll Face When Starting Your Own Blockchain Project

Bitcoin is not the only cryptocurrency in town, at least not any more. Since 2009, when the digital payment system was first introduced, thousands of other cryptocurrencies have entered the market. According to a recent story in MarketWatch, their combined market cap now sits around $100 billion. That’s a heck of a lot of money. But in terms of a ...

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A New Era of Content Publishing and Licensing on the Blockchain

The internet and social media have unleashed unprecedented access to information. The time between content creation and widespread publication has become vanishingly small. Along with this ease of access and sharing, however, comes a lack of control over one’s own content. With a few clicks, content can be republished without reference to its original source, thereby obscuring who the authentic ...

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Markets Anemic After Initial BCH Trading

As discussed in the previous BTC-USD market analysis, the market has begun to test and retest known support and resistance lines on both the macro and micro levels. Since finding its local bottom around $1,800, BTC-USD has paved a fairly clean schematic of support and resistance levels along the Fibonacci Retracement values: Figure 1: BTC-USD, 6-hr Candles, Bitfinex, Fibonacci Levels ...

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Op Ed: Is the Blockchain Economy Ushering in a New World Economic Order?

In this guest post, blockchain theorist Melanie Swan discusses three recent developments in the blockchain economy, using classical economic principles to distinguish between hype and long-term structural change. The Hard Fork of August 1 The first important recent event in the blockchain economy is the long-anticipated Bitcoin hard fork that happened on August 1, 2017. A hard fork is a ...

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Where Was Your Beef? How One Farmers’ Co-op Will Track Meat on the Blockchain

In an attempt to provide transparency to customers, a group of livestock farmers in Arkansas is planning to implement blockchain technology to track the origins of meat products. Economic development charity Heifer International published a press release on August 2 announcing a partnership between the Arkansas-based Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative and the British startup Provenance. By using blockchain tech, customers ...

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