Understanding blockchain Sharding in 3mins.Welcome to Intro to Crypto; my 20-part series explaining blockchain and crypto in simple, granny-friendly English.In The world's simplest explanation of Blockchain, I explained that a blockchain is just a ledger (or 'list') of payments ordered by time. Your bank uses the same sort of thing to keep track of...
Welcome to Intro to Crypto; my 20-part series explaining blockchain and crypto in simple, granny-friendly English. It's ironic. I'm writing about stablecoins in the same week that most cryptocurrencies have been anything but stable. Some sort of cosmic coincidence? After all, this is the LAST of my 20-part series. It's been a trip. I've gained foll...
 With ARK Core v2 taking shape as we envisioned for initial release, we will be diving into final tests by focusing some testing in different segments of the ARK Core and we need your help, our dear community and delegates.Starting in early October we are launching a month long(minimum) testing period for our brand new Core. The actual length ...
 It has been a bit over a month since our last technical progress update on Core v2. We have made tremendous progress preparing for MainNet and after recent events have refined our new timeline for release.Let's get started!First, we need to cover both good and bad news. The bad news is, this will be the last technical progress update before M...
The developer of OpenBazaar, Brian Hoffman, describes this market as "commerce without barriers". It gives people the freedom to trade between each other with no central player being involved. Nobody tells participants what they can or cannot sell and how people transact among themselves is entirely up to them. Just download it to your computer and...
We have decided to go ahead with our blog, Decentralize Today. It will deliver the latest news when it comes to decentralization. Ironically, we are launching a website about decentralization which at the same time has a centralized domain name (moving slowly to medium). Anyway, we will find a more decentralized solution as the blog goes on but for...
The one thing that makes bitcoin really stand out is the fact that it is decentralized. Decentralization moves power away from the few and redistributes it amongst the many. When it comes to bitcoin nobody is actually in charge and running the show but a peer to peer group consensus allows it to function.Whilst bitcoin enjoys very low transaction f...
Corruption and oppression go hand in hand. Nothing exemplifies this more than the recent news from China that their corrupt and oppressive government has recently shut down several online news operations. These include political and social news sites together with social network accounts. The harsh rhetoric used by the Department of Mind Control sh...
 Growth, Tribalism, Utility and Cryptocurrency:Growth:You know the biggest benefit of decentralization is the introduction of automated, verifiable trustlessness into processes where a trusted 3rd party was previously required.The whole point is that in removing the administrative need for a third party, you save time (via automated verificati...
 CRYPTO CURRENCIES WILL MAKE THE DIFFERENCEThe country which brought us melamine tainted baby formula, fake cancer drugs and counterfeit anti-malaria medication has recently made the most bizarre of announcements. China has banned the importation of soft cheeses from Europe because of "too much bacteria". We have not been enlightened as to how...
Today we are interviewing Miguel Cuneta from SCI Ventures Inc in the Philippines. SCI are the leading company in that country working with bitcoin based remittances and payments. Here are some valuable insights from Miguel:To start with, please introduce yourself to our readers.I'm Miguel Cuneta, co-founder and Chief Community Officer of SCI Ventur...
 As the old saying goes, a fool and his money are easily parted, this being most evident with the proliferation of ICO's which seem to have blinded people from reality. Investors are throwing money at these schemes with gay abandon, believing the hype that they will make fortunes overnight. Despite all of the negative publicity even from the S...
 It would appear to me that this current downturn may soon be over. So let's consider which are the good coins to invest in and which projects look viable. The growth which we have experienced in the past couple of years plus the potential which the technology is offering cannot be ignored. Just take a look at the cryptocurrency marketcap now ...
 Understanding the unstoppable nature of technology.  What is the inevitability thesis of technology? To sum it up in one sentence: "Once we build a machine, we want it to go somewhere." Instinctively, this sounds wrong. Don't we usually want to go somewhere and therefore build machines to get there? Didn't we look at the moon and say "he...
 Hi, I'm Miguel Cuneta. I'm mostly known as a co-founder at Satoshi Citadel Industries (SCI), one of the first Bitcoin startups in the Philippines. After falling into that never-ending Bitcoin rabbit hole in 2013, we didn't hesitate and dove right in into the unknown. We started as a payment processor but within six months, we had six differen...
The time has come. ARK Core v2 is now ready for launch. We are proud to announce the final and now official release date of Wednesday, November 28th. On this day we will break the champagne across the bow as the completely new vessel leaves dry dock and begins the voyage into the oceans of decentralization.The Core v2 codebase is entirely new and h...