Blockchain and Crypto Technolgy

Blockchain as it name says is a chain of blocks. What are the blocks? They are blocks of data held as databases in computers. In a blockchain the databases share data with each other making the chain a distributed database. The blockchain is used for record-keeping, storing a log of transactions, a ledger and verifing new ones. These action are carried out and recorded without involving a central organisation such a bank or goverment.
 
The following websites describe how to develop Blockchains and Cryptocurrency.
 
Ethereum - An open source Swiss-based blockchain platform founded in 2013 to create smart contracts for a variety of automated applications, including fundraising, investment and self-regulating and voting. It uses cryptocurrency Ether for finanical transactions.
 
IBM Developer Center Blockchain has Free tools, tutorials, and community collaboration for blockchain application developers.
 
Ledger Journal has full-length original research articles on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.
 
Mosaic A Decentralized Market Intelligence Network.
 
Steem A new way for publishers to monetize their online content and community.
 
IOTA Open-source distributed ledger Internet of Things (IOT) cryptocurrency.
 
Hydrominer Austrian bitcoin company that uses Hydro power to run and cool Bitcoin computers.
 
Blockchain Info Blockchain Information and crypto currency web site.
 
What To Mine Guide to find most profitable crypto mining hardware.
 
Coinbase Buy and sell digital currency.
 
Global Blockchain Hackathon A global series of events with prizes to find and give a platform to the most visionary architects of decentralization projects.
 
Block.one Publisher of the EOSIO blockchain protocol, a high performance blockchain platform for decentralized applications.
ASUS selling mining hardward and software

Popular Articles, Video clips and Trailers and on using blockchain

Bitmain Electronics
Bitcoin Miners
Bitcoin Wallets
AntMiners
Litecoin Mining
 
Ethereum Mining
Mining Frames
Crypto-currency
 
Investorschronicle has an excellent article on the 27th April 2018 on investing in Bitcoins and the posible rewards or otherwise.

Bitcoin Rivals

The top largest currencies change regularly as prices of individual currencies fluctuate, Bitcoin main rivals are:- RSCoin (CCN) Ether (ETH) Ripple (XRP) IOTA (MIOTA) Dash (DASH) Litecoin (LTC) Mazacoin (MCZ) Monero (XMR) Zcash (ZEC) Binance Coin (BNB) Komodo (KMD) Horizon (HZ)

Companies

Coinsilium Group Ltd (COIN:ISD) is a blockchain technology investment and development company. The principal activity of the Company is that of investment in blockchain technologies with a particular focus on financial technology.
 
Ethereum - Swiss-based blockchain platform founded in 2013 facilitates the creation of smart contracts for a variety of automated applications, including fundraising, investment and self-regulating and voting. Its cryptocurrency Ether enables finanical transactions.
 
Corda blockchain platform, which was developed by technology consortium R3, Dutch bank ING, which has also adopted the technology, and was a counterparty on the deal. HSBC recently used the the Corda blockchain platform, for Cargill for a shipment of soyabeans from Argentina to Malaysia. Ref FT 13/05/18.
 
LMAX trading venue that recently began trading digital currencies.
 
Chainalysis Analises and tracks blockchain trasactions
 
Cuberoot64 Consultants for blockchain, bitcoin and crypto currency and investing.
 
Zcash Zcash uses advanced cryptographic techniques, called zero-knowledge proofs, to guarantee the validity of transactions without revealing additional information.
 
Argo Blockchain A crypto mining company listed on the London stock market. The company mines Bitcoin, Ethereum and Zcash on behalf of monthly subscribers
 
Crptocurency ATM Networks ATM netork where to trade crptocurencies and service providers.
 

 
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