At the beginning of 2018, I wrote an article outlining a New Year’s resolution that I thought could help boost cryptocurrency adoption and awareness in 2018, as long as enough people were doing it. Last week was the twenty-sixth installment of my challenge. This week I’ve been around a lot of industry professionals. It was fantastic being around so many like minds. However, I was most excited to take what I learned and discuss that with those who are not industry professionals.
At the beginning of 2018, I wrote an article outlining a New Year’s resolution that I thought could help boost cryptocurrency adoption and awareness in 2018, as long as enough people were doing it. Last week was the twenty-fifth installment of my challenge. This week was fairly boring, but I guess that’s kind of part of the point of the challenge – to make cryptocurrency so routine in my life that it seems somewhat banal.
Last year, growing problems of Bitcoin mining centralization came to light with the controversy of an AsicBoost scandal. As a largely centralized hash rate began to threaten the software’s magical property, concerns were raised that incentives at the crux of Bitcoin’s game theory had broken away.
Now, the power of miners, harnessed by economic incentives, escaped accountability by attacking Bitcoin’s SHA 2 hashcash and exploiting it. This further gained advantage through vulnerability in the network’s interface with the old world of industrial infrastructure and patents.
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has openly criticized Blockchain research company nChain’s latest patent award, calling for opponents to challenge it in court.
nChain, whose chief scientist Craig Wright claims to be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto while heavily endorsing altcoin Bitcoin Cash, received its latest European patent for what it describes as a “digital security invention.”
“This Deterministic Key Generation technique provides for improved secure communication between a pair of nodes or parties on a network, while being able to keep their private keys secret,” a press release issued June 25 claims.
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PROVOCO is proud to announce that Dylan Sharkey, LinkedIn’s former Head of Sales Solutions for the Middle East and North Africa, has joined the advisory team and will play a big role in developing monetization strategies, the company’s business plan, and its performance efficiency.
Dylan Sharkey has more than 15 years experience in managing and advising hyper-growth businesses. Moreover, the development and implementation of his strategies for these organizations were instrumental in helping them scale effectively.
Blockchain-driven social platform Matchpool and QTUM have teamed up to announce The QTUM Dev Challenge. The challenge is aimed at building a QTUM-based application for the platform and expanding Matchpool’s presence in Asian regions.
The QTUM Dev Challenge is looking for enthusiastic blockchain developers who are up to the challenge of building and submitting an MVP of the Matchpool social app for Asian community based on QTUM platform and using $ QGUP token as its currency. The contest will begin on January 8, 2018, and last until February 15, 2018.
In order to qualify, all submitted MVPs must: