The London-based blockchain company Stratis announced on Thursday that its Stratis Identity mobile application is available to download for iOS devices. According to the announcement, the free Stratis app allows users to manage their identity and imprint it upon the Stratis blockchain, allowing for secure and verifiable sharing experiences without compromising sensitive personal data. Stratis Identity will also open up the potential for enterprises to securely manage customer identities using cloud-based or internet login services, Stratis stated. Stratis is a modular platform designed to make blockchain easy, providing simple and affordable end-to-end solutions for development, testing and deployment of native C# blockchain applications (dApps) on the .Net framework. “Mass adoption of blockchain will only come through simplicity, and Stratis Identity offers a streamlined way to verify one’s identity through popular social media accounts,
The world’s first interoperable blockchain was launched today by Wanchain in Amsterdam. At the pre-launch, in London on Thursday, Blockchain News caught up with Wanchain’s CEO, Jack Lu, to find out why this is such a significant milestone not just for the company, but for the industry as a whole.
Blockchain News: Wanchain has an ambitious event schedule lined up, what are you trying to achieve?
Jack Lu: I have an engineering background and I’ve been focusing on the product for, at least, the past six months. After we launched Wanchain 1.0 and went live in January this year, we were very focused on developing the product for 2.0, which is our biggest milestone–a cross-chain– and we’re ready to launch our mainnet in just a few days.
By the end of Q2 in 2018, blockchain will still be soaring in popularity despite the recent plunge of Bitcoin and other mainstream cryptocurrency. There are increasing numbers of new blockchain projects launching, varying from gaming to artificial intelligence. There are five projects worth mentioning. They are ATN, TTC Protocol, Hero Node, The Abyss and VideoCoin. ATN, a global artificial intelligence project, has not set a ICO goal, while The Abyss, a gaming project, and TTC Protocol achieved 85% and 90% of their ICO goals, respectively. HeroNode and VideoCoin are the only two projects to get 100% to their ICO goal. Three of them are not rated, whereas HeroNode and TTC Protocol are rated as Medium Interest. Among those projects that started a month ago, HER is worth highlighting. HER token was issued by Hero Node, a next generation decentralized Blockchain fog computing platform.
Platform with a Purpose: Ethereum? NEO? EOS? NEM? All of these and countless others compete for projects in the crypto ecosystem. Each comes with its own advantages and drawbacks. Take Ethereum for example, which offers a robust programming environment, but at the cost (so far) of scaling issues that result in high fees and slow transactions speeds. At LendLedger, we thought long and hard about these trade-offs before deciding which platform best meets our goals and needs. In the end, it wasn’t even close. Stellar is a purpose-built platform, focused on payments and exchange of value. And just like LendLedger, it’s designed to make a global impact.
The times are changing. Generation gaps are getting larger. New technology is arriving at an accelerating pace, with the younger generations adopting it with open arms. Starting with Cable: Cable isn’t what it used to be. Nowadays, people are turning away from traditional TV. Cable used to be the one-stop-shop for all news, entertainment, and sports related content. Subscription numbers are at an all time low as people are turning off their sets and subscribing to cheaper services. With the advent of YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and all the ever increasing availability of on-demand content, Cable Television seems to be losing ground to what the internet can bring to the table: Endless, immediate, and personalized content. The younger the viewer, the steeper the decline. To Millennials and Gen-Xers, flipping through channels hoping to land on something interesting is antiquated.
The founders of CoinLaunch have launched Fraction/al — a new brand focused on the creation, exchange and management of fractional high-value, illiquid assets using blockchain technology. Using their fully functioning platform, Fraction/al tokenizes existing asset-backed securities for partners and clients preparing them for public offering. “The reality is that the majority of utility and security token offerings are nothing more than a good idea and a white paper. After seeing this up close over the past year, we came to the conclusion that the greater opportunity isn’t just in hypothetical businesses, but real-world assets.” – Reuven Cohen, Co-Founder Fraction/al’s goal is to use modern blockchain-based technology to unlock a vast world of assets that were previously inaccessible, with an initial focus on fractional ownership of professional sports teams, real estate, corporate equities, debt, commodities and other financial derivatives.
Hero Node has officially launched its Lock-in Incentive and Revenue Sharing program. Since now the price of the currency is rather low, locking the position would be a good choice. The Hero Node team strongly encourage all investors who hold HER to participate in this event. Users can follow the guide to Locked Revenue Interpretation through the official event .website: https://heronode.io/incentives
While the market is rather depressing and the prices of cryptocurrencies are frequently fluctuating, Hero Node team is still moving in strict accordance with its long-term development plan. In order to protect investors’ profit, Hero Node has launched the Lock-in Incentive and Revenue Sharing Plan a value-added service. The total private equity accounted for 2% of the total supply, closing to $400M, including the cornerstone.
“Blockcity is the largest and most active blockchain community in China, and even in the whole world,” says Yunpeng Ding, GXChain Regional Manager North America. “We are really proud of the ecosystem we created. As of July 2018, there are more than 1.86 million registered users in Blockcity, comparing to the population of the whole crypto world, this is a really huge proportion. Not to mention 40 percent of them are daily active users.” Blockcity is a mobile app that incentivizes users to cultivate marketable data and rewards them with GXS tokens if users share their information tags with the community.
In a small apartment in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, Evan Witmer was buzzing with energy. For months, he had been quietly cloud mining bitcoin in Iceland and reaping the rewards—little to the knowledge of his roommate, Tony Dykstra. For a while now, Witmer has been discreetly celebrating his success in cloud mining by purchasing a bottle of champagne for every $100 he makes, amounting to many, many bottles of champagne. He couldn’t keep his newfound obsession to himself anymore, though. Finally, he decided to invite Dykstra into the cultish, “infectious” world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Nearly a year or so later, Witmer and Dykstra have created a beginner-friendly, Pokémon Go-style app called .HIVE that rewards users for frequenting local haunts with SmartCash—a community-driven, decentralized crypto token.
Chicago Blockchain Project (CBP) announced today that it will be hosting its first Voice of Blockchain conference on Aug. 24 and 25 at Chicago’s Navy Pier. The event will be held in partnership with Chicago-based tech co-working space 1871 and decentralized democratic governance protocol Democracy Earth. “Voice of Blockchain is a two-day conference gathering industry influencers, leaders in blockchain, government and business and 5,000 attendees to shape the ongoing conversation on blockchain today,” according to a press release published by CBP on July 31. CBP is an organization that focuses on developing Chicago as the premier global blockchain technology hub through education, marketing, software and community development. In line with its vision, the Voice of Blockchain event aims to serve as an educational forum for the future of blockchain technology, in addition to providing network and recruitment opportunities.