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Cryptocurrency is trendy right now and my opinion is to be very prudent when investing in this market. Cryptocurrency is used in every industry and here are some examples. Realestate applications of blockchain : Deedcoin-Rather than a typical 6% real estate commission, Deedcoin runs on 1% and hopes to be the new way for home buyers and sellers to connect with real estate agents who accept a lower commission.

Logistics and supply blockchain cases : IBM Blockchain-Knowing the status and condition of every product on your supply chain from raw materials to distribution is critical. Blockchain for supply chains allows transparency with a shared record of ownership and location of parts and products in real time.

In life-and-death settings, the lack of reliable data and sluggish interfaces may prove devastating. The Essentia framework addresses all these issues by using a blockchain-powered system that will store clinically relevant patient data and which can be immediately accessed, regardless of geographical borders. Patient privacy is maintained on a secure decentralized network where access is granted to only those who are medically authorized and only for the duration needed.|As a heavily industrialised nation, China’s environmental footprint is substantial. In March 2017, IBM launched the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain in conjunction with Energy-Blockchain Labs, as a means of tracking carbon assets in China. This creates a measurable and auditable system for tracking emissions, and facilitates a tradable market for companies seeking to offset their energy consumption whilst incentivizing greener industrial practises. Read extra info at Bitcoin price.

Most people know that cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin use blockchain technology, but what exactly is blockchain? If you imagine Bitcoin as a car, then blockchain would be the combustion engine; i.e. blockchain is the underlying technology that drives the system.

Although blockchain technology can sound confusing at first, it is actually pretty simple to get to grips with. Ultimately, it is a list of public records, also known as a public ledger, where transactions between parties are listed or stored. Each record, known as a ‘block’ within blockchain terminology, is secured using cryptography. Over the past decade, the Internet and software have made the transaction of money practical. You can easily shop online and trade securities. But transferred financial assets go through correspondent banks, archaic systems linking clearing houses, and central depositories. Sometimes it takes many days for the funds to reach an account or purse to settle. Not only are these systems slow, but they are expensive and unsafe. Blockchain development is addressing this problem by restructuring fundamental business transactions, including money market transactions, and introducing new forms of digital interaction.

Here are some terms explained : Airdrop: A marketing campaign that distributes a specific cryptocurrency or token to an audience. It is usually initiated by the creator of a cryptocurrency in order to encourage use and build popularity of the coin or token. Most airdrop campaigns run with mechanics such as receiving coins or tokens in exchange for simple tasks like sharing news, referring friends, or downloading an app.

Byzantine Generals’ Problem: A situation where communication that requires consensus on a single strategy from all members within a group or party cannot be trusted or verified. An example of this agreement problem is where a group of generals, encircled around a city, must decide whether to attack or retreat. Every general must agree to attack or retreat, or everyone will be worse off. Some generals may be treacherous, voting falsely, and messengers may deliver false votes. Under these circumstances, a consensus must be reached. In cryptocurrency, when network participants post false or inaccurate information to others about transactions taking place, it could lead to network failure. *see Byzantine Fault Tolerance (BFT).

Delegated Proof-of-Stake (dPOS): A consensus mechanism where users can vote for delegates producing blocks on the blockchain, with votes proportional to their stake. It aims to increase efficiency and environmental friendliness of blockchain consensus protocols.

And the latest crypto news : A G7 taskforce is being created to examine how central banks can regulate cryptocurrencies such as Facebook’s libra, Reuters reported on June 21. Although Paris has said it is not against Facebook creating a financial instrument, it vehemently opposes libra becoming a sovereign currency. Concerns have been raised over how to ensure cryptocurrencies comply with anti-money laundering laws, consumer protection rules and other regulatory matters. The G7 taskforce is going to be led by Benoit Coeure, who sits on the board of the European Central Bank. See more info on live crypto news show.