The ICO market has been criticized by the cryptocurrency community for the high number of scams and sub-par blockchain projects that have managed to raise substantial amounts of money without ever delivering an actual product. To change this, Ethereum founder and blockchain thought leader Vitalik Buterin has suggested a new […]
ICOs trace their roots back to the IPO — the Initial Public Offering. Both are transparent investment offerings. But that’s as far as any comparison goes. John Hargrave offers a quick tutorial on this groundbreaking startup investment option.
We’re all familiar with loyalty programs. Use this card for this purchase, fill out this survey, shop this sale, click this link, and we collect points, or bonus bucks, or whatever companies call the little tokens we accumulate in the course of basic commerce. You probably have five or six […]
What if a corporation could think for itself? Without humans to make the mistakes that have brought many a business down?> As a Distributed Autonomous Organization it can.
The recent abandonment of the Telegram public ICO made many investors question why. After raising $1.7 billion from accredited investors, it was leaked that Telegram has reached its hard cap for its highly-anticipated crowdsale. This followed an increase of the cap from $1.2 billion to $1.7 billion. With many now […]
In September 2017, the Coinhive project launched an in-browser cryptocurrency miner to provide website owners with an alternative monetization tool that does not involve running ads. The idea is simple. Instead of placing advertising on a website, website owners can use a percentage of each visitor’s computing power to mine […]
When you buy something from somebody online, to some degree you are engaging in trust. That becomes doubly true when you use systems like PayPal, or even go the old-school route and send somebody a check in the mail. You’re trusting that you’re getting what you paid for (as opposed […]
It’s not a surprise how many financial institutions use rock imagery in their design and logos. It’s not just a certain insurer who uses the Rock of Gibraltar as their logo; if you look at banks and how they sell themselves, you’ll read a lot about keystones and bedrocks. And […]
The two most beautiful words to any investor are “free money.” Free money is why you open 401(k)s and contribute the maximum when your employer offers a matching fund. Free money is why you look for deals. And, in the altcoin space, free money can be a way to get […]
One of the simplest laws of economics is the harder it is to do something, the more paying someone else to do it will cost you. This is why labor is one of the highest costs in any industry. This presents a strange problem for altcoins because as they become […]