There seems to be a golden opportunity for digital currency to go hand-in-hand with the emerging trend of virtual reality. Voxelus, which calls itself the “official coin of virtual reality” is well on its way to achieving many great things, assuming the team can deliver on their promises. So far, their public crowdsale on ShapeShift.io is going quite well.
The concept of exchange digital currency has undergone a fair few changes in recent years. While there was only one available platform to do so just a few years ago, Bitcoin and altcoin exchanges can be found all over the globe these days. But even this market needs to keep evolving over time, and that is exactly what ShapeShift.io is doing with their new Android app.
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Interesting things are taking place in the Ethereum ecosystem these days. Ever since this protocol rolled out its services a few weeks ago, more and more announcements have been made regarding the progress of Ethereum. According to their latest press release, the first Ethereum mining pool with a decentralized mining process has been released.
TalkEther Introduces Decentralized Mining
In the world of Bitcoin and other digital currencies, the concept of mining has always been somewhat centralized. Every mining pool runs on its centralized servers, effectively distributing the network’s hashpower. However, if anything went wrong with the pool or its operator, payouts would not take place, causing issues for miners.
Microsoft has been involved in Bitcoin and other digital currencies for quite some time now, although the company has kept relatively quiet on its efforts so far. That situation has come to change, as there are plans to roll out an Ethereum Toolkit for Business Users. This gives enterprise users the option to build applications and services on top of the Ethereum protocol.
Azure Service Gets Ethereum Sandbox Initiative
The Ethereum collective – called ConsenSys – will give Microsoft Business Users direct access to the Ethereum Blockchain. However, the functionality integrated into Azure Services will use the Ethereum Blockchain “as-a-service”, creating a sandbox environment for aspiring developers.
Making a cryptocurrency exchange competitive is not an easy task these days. Granted, most everyday consumers want access to quick, easy, and convenient payment methods when it comes to exchanging fiat currency and digital currency. However, most of these exchange platforms are fighting regulatory measures, especially in the US. Laissez Faire is a different creature, as this exchange is legal in 49 US States, and they recently added a USD/Dash trading pair.
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Yesterday, we talked about Ante Coin and what this digital currency is trying to do differently, compared to Bitcoin and other currencies. Keeping compliance at the forefront of their thoughts, the National Aten Coin Foundation announced their upcoming event in Warsaw, Poland, which takes place a few days from now.
Aten Coin 2015 Conference
October 27 is an important day to mark in your event calendars, as this is the day during which the first Aten Coin 2015 Conference will take place in Warsaw. According to the information we have received, there will be over 100 influential guests in attendance, representing the Polish financial, business, and banking sectors.
There have been various digital currency-related projects attracting quite a lot of attention from individual users and companies alike. Any project that is involved with Bitcoin or blockchain technology is of high value to VCs and business angels. Factom is one of the highest-ranked projects and that list, and their software tokens – called Factoids – can now be traded on the Poloniex exchange.
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It is no secret that major banks have a vested interest in the future development of blockchain technology. But as you would come to expect from a financial system where total control and centralised authorities play a major role, banks are not necessarily leaning towards Bitcoin. In fact, Santander InnoVentures – part of the Santander group – has pumped another US$4m into the Ripple ecosystem.
There is a new type of digital asset in town, which seems to have taken the Bitcoin community by storm over the past 24 hours. Lottoshares is the name (not to be confused with the altcoin, abandoned by its developer last year) and the goal is to create the world’s first open and transparent lottery using blockchain technology.
LottoShares – Physical Lottery in the Caribbean
LottoShares will aim to become a revolutionary lottery system, taking on the traditional model of state-run lotteries, which offer next to no transparency. Even though lottery draws are popular far and wide, once numbers are drawn, the transparency ends there. LottoShares wants to change the game by operating on a decentralized platform.