All posts in "Cryptocurrency"

Instar Wallet – First Impression

By Daniel Jennings / February 28, 2019

2018 was a crazy year for cryptocurrency, as blockchain’s massive wave of popularity at the beginning of the year led to ICOs appearing basically overnight. While many of these projects were doomed to fail, others came to market with excellent ideas that have since been turned into working successes in 2019! One such project that’s […]


The Profit at MasterCard (MA)

By Daniel Jennings / February 28, 2019

The profit at MasterCard (MA) proves credit-card providers could be among today’s value investments. Notably, MasterCard’s 4th Quarter 2018 Gross Profit equals its revenues for the same period. Correspondingly, MasterCard (NYSE: MA) records revenues of $3.807 billion for 4th Quarter 2018. Thus MasterCard achieves a gross margin of 100% for 4th Quarter 2018. Moreover, the […]


Samsung  unveils Galaxy S10 Blockchain-Friendly Smartphone

By Daniel Jennings / February 26, 2019

Samsung will market the Galaxy S10 a blockchain-friendly smartphone. To explain, the S10 will offer “blockchain-enabled mobile services” and cryptocurrency key storage, Cryptoslate claims. To clarify, Samsung’s Galaxy S10 press release mentions storage for keys to “blockchain-enabled mobile services” as a security feature. In addition, the release describes a “next-level ecosystem” and a “next-generation processor.” […]


First EOS Stabelcoin CarbonUSD is here

By Daniel Jennings / February 24, 2019

The first EOS stablecoin CarbonUSD (CUSD) is available. Interestingly, an Ethereum version of Carbon USD is also available. Note there could be other EOS stablecoins out there, but CarbonUSD is the first one I have seen.   The developers tout CarbonUSD as the first “whitelisted utility token.” Theoretically, CarbonUSD will be one-on-one backed with US […]


Target is Accepting Google Pay and Apple Pay

By Daniel Jennings / February 22, 2019

One of America’s largest retailers, Target is accepting Google Pay and Apple Pay in its stores. To explain, Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) sent out an email confirming Target’s acceptance of Google Pay on 20 February 2019. In addition, The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports Target will soon accept Apple Pay and Samsung Pay besides Google Pay. […]


Swimming in Prediction Markets at Gnosis (GNO)

By Daniel Jennings / February 21, 2019

The prediction markets at Gnosis (GNO) are some of the least understand but disruptive blockchain platforms around. Simply put, a prediction market is a group of people betting or speculating on the outcomes of future events. Hence, prediction markets range from your office football pool to a gigantic online sports book. Effectively, Gnosis is a […]


Searching for scalability with Lisk (LSK) White Label Sidechains

By Daniel Jennings / February 14, 2019

The value at Lisk (LSK) comes from the blockchain platform’s focus on white label sidechains. Essentially, a sidechain is a stripped down blockchain designed for one specific purpose. For example, facilitating payments between blockchain payments, or enabling payment between a blockchain platform and a traditional payment system. The Lisk platform will supposedly offer users the […]


Jumping into ICON (ICX) – is blockchain more valuable than cryptocurrency

By Daniel Jennings / February 5, 2019

ICON (ICX); a South Korean project, demonstrates that blockchain could be more valuable than cryptocurrency. ICON is potentially disruptive because it claims dozens of companies are working with its commercial blockchain solutions. For instance, ICON claims it is working with 26 Korean security firms in the Korea Financial Blockchain Consortium.” Impressively, ICON launched CHAIN ID […]


PayPal was originally a Digital Currency

By Daniel Jennings / February 4, 2019

PayPal was originally a digital currency, cofounder Luke Nosek claims. Tellingly, Nosek made the revelation at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “Many people don’t know this, but the initial mission of PayPal was to create a global currency that was independent of interference by these, you know, corrupt cartels of banks and governments that […]


Diving into Einsteinium (EMC2) a potentially disruptive cryptocurrency

By Daniel Jennings / February 1, 2019

There are several attributes that make Einsteinium (EMC2) a potentially disruptive cryptocurrency. Strangely, observers usually ignore Einsteinium’s most valuable and disruptive feature. Interestingly, that feature is the capability to collect “taxes” through cryptocurrency. To explain, the Einsteinium Foundation collects a 2.5% tax every time they mine an EMC2 token. In detail, the Foundation donates most of […]

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