Smart Contracts: 12 Use Cases For Business And Beyond (CryptoCoinsNews)
IS THIS BLOCKCHAIN VOTING SYSTEM BY NYU DEVS THE SOLUTION TO RUSSIA ELECTION MEDDLING? (Hacked)
Relax Lawyers, Nick Szabo Says Smart Contracts Won’t Kill Jobs (CoinDesk)
Andreessen Horowitz And Union Square Ventures Invest $10 Million In New Digital Assets Hedge Fund (Forbes)
The Next Phase of the Blockchain is About Business and Innovation (StartupManagement)
South Korea Sees its First Blockchain Consortium (CryptoCoinsNews)
The History of Casper – Chapter 2 (Ethereum Blog)
What Happened to the Financial Blockchain Revolution (Bloomberg)
Charlie Shrem Launches Investment Fund On Ethereum (BitcoinChaser)
Austria’s Erste Bank Awards Ethereum Projects in Startup Contest (CoinDesk)
From Evan’s Newsletter:
- Vitalik released his Sharding FAQ.
- Automated bug bounty framework for Ethereum projects
- Interview with vDice founder
- I got a chance to talk with some of the VirtuePoker guys this week. I think there’s a decent chance this will be the first big dapp.
- Credsign – censorship-resistant publishing. See also Reddit thread.
- Peer lending/ROSCA dapp WeTrust is looking for marketers. Their Pitchdeck was quite interesting.
- Branche unveils a twist in crowdsale mechanics: the pre-sale pledge. They have a normal structure: 15% bonus week 1, 10% week 2, etc, but if you pledge 10 Ether before the sale begins (in under 24 hours — at midnight on Monday), then you get a 20% bonus regardless of when you later send your ether.
- Kudos to Branche for putting particular effort into their crowdsale mechanics. It will be very interesting to see how much they raise, given that probably many in the community haven’t interacted with the payday loan industry.
- Block CDN has raised 95k USD at the moment. Reddit discussion.
- WSJ: How Blockchain Might Be Used in Compliance
- GoldmanSachs is seeking blockchain patents
Check out Evan’s blog here
Bitcoin Powerhouse Will Pull the Plug on Bitcoin (Wall Street Journal)
Is a blockchain token a security? (Coinbase)
The History of Casper — Chapter 1 (Ethereum Blog)
My guide to securing your digital life (Medium)
Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize the supply chain (Tech Crunch)
Co-tricity is a peer-to-peer energy surplus marketplace where users can buy and sell surplus energy which is built on the blockchain. The main benefit is increased transparency and more more efficient matching for surplus energy by matching users of similar consumption curves. The current energy re-sell marketplace is opaque and energy is not always sold to consumers with a similar consumption curve to the provider. At times power is wasted, and the producers of energy have no say in where that energy goes. At a high level, the blockchain solution allows us to build an efficient energy re-sale system around our actual consumption and needs and provides the opportunity to incentivize producers and consumers in a way that increases efficiency for everyone. This project is a great use case for the blockchain where everyone involved in the system benefits.
Co-tricity is a join venture between Consensys and RWE, a large power company. It will be interesting to see where this project heads and even who will benefit the most from such a scheme. The blockchain provides increased transparency, so regulators may find this to be an appealing solution to tracking energy, and especially re-sold surplus energy, on the grid. Maybe the consumer market will thrive and we will see more users contributing energy to the grid. This solution could also provide a more efficient, cost-effective way for utility companies to trade energy.
If You Can’t Trust People, Try a Smart Contract (Bloomberg)
KPMG, Microsoft announce IoT Advisory partnership (Digit)
Ethereum Enters India (ETHNews)
Microgrid Shares the Power in NYC (EETimes)
An In-Depth Interview With Stephan Tual Former CCO of Ethereum and founder of Slock.it & The DAO (Huffington Post)
The Morning Risk Report: Survey Shows Compliance is Working (Wall Street Journal)
Are Blockchain Patents a Bad Idea? (Fortune)
Ether Prices Plunge To 7-Month Low (Coindesk)
Illinois Unveils Blockchain Policy in Bid to Attract Industry Innovators (Coindesk)
Someone Used Silk Road’s Admin Account after Ross Ulbricht’s Arrest (CryptoCoinsNews)
How Developers Are Responding to Ethereum’s Unexpected Fork (CoinDesk)
How Blockchain Will Change Your Life (Wall Street Journal)
How PwC’s Vulcan Blockchain Seeks to Bring Banks into the New Digital Era (CryptoCoinsNews)
Ether Prices Near 7-Month Low As Blockchain Issues Spook Investors (CoinDesk)
BlobStore: immutable storage on Ethereum blockchains (Medium)
If you have done any research on ICOs you probably know that people are skeptical about the legitimacy of some recent offerings. Right now, hack.ether.camp is running their ICO. We are not suggesting buying in, but it is an interesting project to check out. Look at their feed to see a huge range of Ethereum projects. Some are just people spitballing but there are a fair amount of legitimate contenders in there. Keep an eye on that feed for new ideas.
Here is the link to their “Hacker Gold” crowd sale if you are interested: https://hack.ether.camp/sale
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