Author: Leslie Ankney

Crypto Index Funds are Here (But Most Come with Eligibility Requirements)

Day trading cryptocurrency isn’t for everyone. For that reason, as well as to reach a new group of investors, many exchanges are launching their own crypto index funds. Managing multiple cryptocurrencies is time-consuming, with so many options available and so much research necessary. Index funds are based on the overall performance of a group of assets, rather than one often volatile individual cryptocurrency. While it’s true that the crypto market as a whole …
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EOS and Ethereum: One DApp Platform to Rule Them All?

Does the market have room for two thriving DApp platforms? Ethereum and EOS represent two distinct approaches to carrying out smart contracts and supporting more than 1,500 DApps. Ethereum holds an advantage as the first native DApp platform, but EOS is proposing a much faster consensus model. Is there going to be one clear winner and loser, or does the marketplace have room to support both platforms thanks to their different …
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Voting: The Harbinger of EOS’s Success

EOS promises a fast, fee-less platform for decentralized applications via the blockchain, but it needs a great deal of participation from token holders to be a success. As a more centralized project in which twenty-one voted-in supernodes confirm transactions, voting is key to keeping block producers accountable and successful in supporting the large volume expected to roll out on EOS. “As we move toward an open-source society, what will distinguish …
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Flyingcarpet Is Using AI Drones to Help Farmers in Emerging Economies

The idea of drones flying around autonomously, controlled by artificial intelligence, would have sounded like something out of a sci-fi movie ten years ago. Today, it’s not only a viable possibility, but it’s a working solution to some of the time-consuming tasks faced by farmers in developing countries. Today, this groundbreaking Proof of Concept (PoC) is led by tech entrepreneur and London Blockchain Week hackathon winner Julien Bouteloup, who traveled to …
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