There Are Now Over 10,000 Bitcoin ATMs Throughout the World

The number of bitcoin ATMs installed throughout the world has exceeded 10,000, and the United States continue to lead the rest of the world in crypto ATMs with 76% of machines installed. According to CoinATMRadar, the first Bitcoin ATM was installed back in 2013 and in seven years the industry grew to over 10,000 machines…

Israeli Blockchain Startup Kirobo Invents Undo Button for Bitcoin Transactions

Kirobo, a two-year-old Israeli blockchain startup, announced on Tuesday that it has found a way to tackle problems related to human error in cryptocurrency transactions. In a recent survey by the Fio Foundation, 55% of respondents reported experiencing stressful human errors when sending cryptocurrency, and 18% reported loss of funds due to such errors. As such, Kirobo has invented “Retrievable Transfer,” a way for senders to cancel a transaction that is sent to the wrong address. Kirobo provides a unique code to the sender and the receiver has to enter the matching password in order to receive the transfer.

HTC Exodus 1s To Allow Mining Monero Cryptocurrency

HTC Exodus 1s smartphone users should soon be able to mine crypto directly on their phone. HTC, a major Taiwanese consumer electronics company, has partnered up with ASIC chip design company Midas Labs in order to enable users of the HTC blockchain-powered smartphone Exodus to utilize their devices to mine Monero (XMR) directly. This will…

The Emergence Of Blockchain 5.0

Over the last few years, blockchain technology has progressed and penetrated the arena of technology, evolving at a pace faster than most other parallel domains. While the world is occupied with bigger players like Facebook getting involved in cryptocurrency, companies are making some revolutionary advancements for efficient use cases of the blockchain phenomenon. A lot…

Litecoin The Best Performing Crypto Coin This Year Is Up 340%

Despite many investor’s laser-like focus on Bitcoin’s breathtaking rally, one currency that’s far outpacing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is Litecoin, up about 340% this year as of today with a market value of $8.3 billion. The digital coin has grown at far more than double the pace of Bitcoin in 2019, and is now the…

Thailand Is Opening Up to Crypto – Bitcoin, XRP, Ethereum and Stellar Lumens

Since July, Thailand and its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have voiced their intent to legalize the local initial coin offering (ICO) market and open it to startups. On Dec. 1, 2018, however, Cointelegraph reported that the Thai SEC declared Thai-related security token offerings (STOs) in international markets to be illegal and said that it…

Dragonchain Awarded Patent for Blockchain Powered Loyalty System

Dragonchain, an enterprise blockchain-as-a-service provider originally developed out of a Disney technology incubator, was awarded a patent for a loyalty system that tracks and monetizes time on the blockchain, according to documents published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent, titled security systems and methods based on cryptographic utility token inventory tenure,…

The 4 Weakest Links in a Blockchain

In late 2018, the CDC issued a warning about E. coli outbreaks from romaine lettuce resulting in a massive recall. Blockchain made its way into the headlines, with several experts touting it as a silver bullet for the capability to trace and link an item at the retail shelf all the way to the source…

2018 – A Recap

1. Seeing my daughter grow up in front of my eyes was the biggest blessing and probably the only thing i did in the whole of the year. It was a great experience becoming a hands on father. 2. Another year passed with no certifications. Though read lots of research papers, balance sheets, documents on…

What Is Cryptojacking and How To Protect Yourself

Cryptocurrency is a form of digital currency that can be used in exchange for goods, services, and even real money. Users can “mine” it on their computer by using special programs to solve complex, encrypted math equations in order to gain a piece of the currency. What is Cryptojacking? Cryptojacking is a form of cyber…

Is XRP A True Cryptocurrency?

XRP has always been surrounded with speculation, it has been the topic of much criticism on exactly where XRP stands and it’s status as a cryptocurrency. There are several experts and analysts who have said that XRP isn’t a true cryptocurrency and numerous reasons including the fact that the token doesn’t have any miners or…

Blockchain Is Making Waves In Media And Entertainment

Last January I wrote about how blockchain could make waves in media and entertainment in 2018. Here is an update, based on my own research, participation in conferences, and research by others. It is timely as last week we saw cryptocurrency bitcoin, the most popular application of blockchain technology, stumble below the $4,000 price floor…