Author: Iowa Blockchain

Weekly Roundup: October 19, 2018

With about 10 weeks left in the year, where will cryptocurrency end up over all? Will we see a surge, a plateau, or will Coinbase add support for 1-2 more coins, and really shake some pricing up? Your guess is as good as ours, but either way with the crypto markets, we’re excited to see another 10 weeks of blockchain progress. Jump below to see this week’s roundup for you, Blockvangelist!   Apple Co-Founder launches blockchain venture capital fund https://cointelegraph.com/news/apples-steve-wozniak-co-founds-blockchain-focused-venture-capital-fund Brazilian presidential candidate publishes government plan, via blockchain https://cointelegraph.com/news/brazilian-presidential-candidate-uses-blockchain-to-publish-government-plan Almost $200 million in crypto transferred for $.01 https://www.ccn.com/194-million-was-moved-using-bitcoin-with-0-1-fee-true-potential-of-crypto/ Bitcoin...

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Blockchain Mt. Rushmore: A Review

Did you miss our Blockchain Mt. Rushmore series?!? Don’t fret … here is a quick and easy resource to help you dig deeper on some of the blockchain pioneers (as we see it)! Satoshi Nakamoto: Satoshi Nakamoto is the founder of Bitcoin and initial creator of the Original Bitcoin client. His identity and nationality are unknown, and there is a wide array of theories on whether Satoshi is an individual or a group of developers. Andreas Antonopoulos: Andreas Antonopoulos is the author of the groundbreaking book Mastering Bitcoin, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts....

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Weekly Roundup: October 12, 2018

What’s new for blockchain this week? Well, there’s one story bigger than everything else (we may be biased, though), and that’s the unveiling of the entire Blockchain Mt. Rushmore! Check it out at https://iowablockchain.com/cornerstone/blockchain-mt-rushmore-nick-szabo/ Once you’ve enjoyed all of the chiseled blockchain pioneers in all of their digital mountain side glory, read below and catch up on everything else we found interesting on the week! Virtual Satoshi monument is popping up across the world https://news.bitcoin.com/virtual-satoshi-monument-goes-up-in-kiev-hollywood-is-next/ Bitcoin ATMs to be launched in Argentina, to help with inflation https://ambcrypto.com/30-bitcoin-btc-atms-to-be-launched-in-argentina-to-slowdown-aggravating-inflation/ Blockstream’s Liquid Network is launched https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/blockstreams-liquid-network-high-value-bitcoin-payments-live/ Litecoin’s Charlie Lee explains why he...

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Blockchain Mt. Rushmore: Nick Szabo

THIS IS THE LAST IN A SERIES EXPLORING SOME OF THE REVOLUTIONARIES IN THE BLOCKCHAIN SPACE AND THOSE DESERVING CONSIDERATION ON THE MYTHICAL BLOCKCHAIN MT. RUSHMORE. TODAY’S HONOREE, NICK SZABO, HAS COMBINED A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO MAKE HIS MARK IN BLOCKCHAIN. Szabo, who blends the skills of a computer scientist, legal scholar and crypto enthusiast, is widely acknowledged as the developer of the term “smart contracts”—and much of the theory that led to their development. Groundbreaking Theory While cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies are relatively new—Satoshi Nakamoto created the genesis block of bitcoin in 2008—Szabo...

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Weekly Roundup: October 5, 2018

What’s new in the blockchain universe? This week, seemingly a little of everything. Jump right in!   Bitcoin and Venezuela https://bitcoinist.com/bitcoin-sees-biggest-trade-volume-in-venezuela-as-dash-branded-snake-oil/ US legislators want a definition for blockchain https://cointelegraph.com/news/us-legislators-introduce-bill-to-find-common-definition-of-blockchain-technology Blockchain and beer https://sf.eater.com/2018/10/3/17933630/oracle-blockchain-technology-beer-brewery-supply-chain-alpha-acid One awesome chart on the history of Bitcoin https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-bitcoin-anniversary/ Coinbase could be worth 8 billion USD https://www.recode.net/2018/10/2/17928274/coinbase-tiger-global-8-billion-funding-deal Blockchain could be a 7 billion USD market https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/02/blockchain-could-be-a-major-boost-to-amazon-microsoft-analyst-says–.html Professional soccer team to launch its own token...

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