As part of our on-going Tweetstorm Series, we showcase excellent Twitter threads on the most interesting topics in the industry and publish them here on Decentralize.Today. Today we feature Lucas Nuzzi, a Bitcoiner since 2012 and Director of Technology Research at Digital Asset Research , a trusted source of independen...
​It has long been a "Hot" debate on what the actual use case of "Digital currency" is.I have seen for myself the arguments and opinions on the true value and or use case of blockchain evolve over the years, from claims it's only use was to facilitate criminal activity to the realizations of the powerful positives and negatives that distributed syst...
Welcome to Part Three of this three-part series on privacy coins. Here, I will make the concluding remarks of this series, proclaim my loyalties based on the analysis of Part Two, and plant my flag. This section gives some of my clear opinions on privacy coins, and analyzes my favorite privacy coin, Particl. Overall AnalysisIn my opinion, the most ...
Welcome to Part Two of this three-part series on privacy coins. Part One gave us the background for why privacy coins exist and how they work to introduce fungibility to the payment network through various privacy protocols. Part Two deals with how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a privacy coin, relative to others and according to your ...
Democracy has been a pillar of Western civilization since Ancient Greece, and it serves as a central features in the smallest communities and up to global politics today. While advocating for freedom of expression, equal representation and giving voice to the will of the people, some elements of democracy remain more efficient on paper than in prac...
Was I shocked when I saw in the news that former chairman of the Peoples Bank of China for almost 2 decades made a statement claiming Facebook's Zuckerberg backed "Blockchain" project Libra would, and I quote.  "Work better under IMF Custody"  Not at all.As policy makers In the EU draft plans to create their own "Digital currency" the rip...
If you're looking for a quick and easy way to assess what the best privacy coin in the current space is, which has the best features, or which is most likely to give high returns, then this is not that guide. My goal is to give you the power to make your own decisions, to clearly state my biases, and educate. I really wanted to understand this nich...
Last Friday night, the usual party vibe and free flow of booze was also filled with talks on Bitcoin and how Paxful, a leader in peer-to-peer bitcoin trading marketplaces in the world, is able to streamline the process of buying and selling bitcoin. Headlining the event was Aleksei Petrov, Customer Support Specialist for Paxful Inc."Bitcoin an...
This week, we are launching our revamped site which we believe is more user friendly and which we know is even more privacy friendly than ever before. A lot of our design changes are at the backend but the net impact is to ensure that we get our articles and features out to you in a more timely and digestible fashion.We have also upgraded our conte...
Learning lessons in blockchain governance from crypto-foundations, open protocols, and everything in between In a much longer post, I dived into the details of how governance models have evolved throughout the blockchain ecosystem since the first DAO developed in 2015. The analysis reviews the Ethereum DAO, Decred, adChain, EOSio, DigixDAO, the Ent...
Women in Blockchain: Impacting the Future meetup, hosted by Blockchain Space and in cooperation with Consensys and Emfarsis consulting, was held on the 23rd of October 2019. Thessy Mehrain, the speaker for the event provided an introduction to the values, mission and motivation for Women in Blockchain. Here she talked to the attendees about WiB NYC...
Parallel Garden uses hydroponic crop cultivation to deal with the environmental impact of cryptocurrency mining, and provides a prototype alternative to destructive mainstream agriculture practices. In the Bistro Cafe in the Letna district in Prague, visitors may be struck by a laddering row of pipes, with sprouting crops popping out of them. This ...
Anthony Xie is a Medium writer and contributor on Decentralize Today. For more of his work, you can Follow him on Medium.On coinmarketcap alone, there are 2,347 unique cryptocurrencies listed as of September 3, 2019.At HodlBot we help you navigate the cryptocurrency market by automatically diversifying and rebalancing your cryptocurrency portf...
Press Release - BlockShow has announced that they will place Gabriel Yang as their new Head of Asia amidst the buildup of momentum for BlockShow Asia 2019, which has been dubbed as the Festival of Decentralized Technology. The mega conference will be held in Singapore's Marina Bay Sands hotel between November 14-15, 2019. He is the former...
Check your Bitcoin "wallet". What do you see? You see that you have an "account". You see a "balance". You see "Send" and Receive". It looks like, well, any normal bank account or digital wallet out there. Bitcoin seems to be just a slow, clunky, and weird "payment" solution for geeks and anarchists.But, when you look at the Bitcoin software and co...
"Change Is The Only Constant". This line perhaps captures the best essence of survival. If one needs to survive in the competition, it needs to change. In terms of technology, the change is often referred to as 'Development'. Bitcoin is no exception. Despite being the world's number one cryptocurrency in terms of price, volume and market capit...
Apart from the 5 key elements to life i.e. Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Ether; one thing that has been reshaping the world today is Blockchain Technology. Blockchain technology is in some way or the other penetrating into everyone's lives without. No, I am not talking from the spiritual point of view, but from an economics point of view. Y...
​Here is a question: "Does the scarcity of the digital asset make it more valuable or is it the utility of a token?" The Litecoin blockchain halving was succesful at the block height of 1,680,000 at 10:16 UTC (Monday August 5, 2019). The halving reduces the Litecoin reward in half, from 25 LTC to 12.5 LTC per block mined. There was no immediat...
Why moving away from the big e-retailers could well be good for you and the future of the internet The emergence of e-commerce has proven to be the route to safety for some major retailers and the ruin of others as witnessed by the wholesale destruction of the main & high streets and shopping malls & centers of North America and the UK. It ...
​You may have heard of the heavy criticism against Bitcoin and its PoW (Proof-Of-Work) consensus mechanism. All of a sudden, you have so called "crypto-influencers" who probably just got into the cryptocurrency space call Bitcoin out for being slow and energy inefficient. At the same time, they shill for another cryptocurre...