Author: Justin O'Connell

5 Projects Combining AR and Blockchain

Fred Ehrsam, co-founder of the popular cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase and GDAX, believes that virtual reality could be blockchain’s “killer app”. The Merkle decided to list those projects which are combining these two swiftly advancing technologies. Decentraland Decentraland’s blockchain-based world redefines the concept of blockchain data as a form of ownership. As the “first virtual platform owned by its users”, Decentraland wants its users to grab a VR headset and use a …
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5 Intriguing Ethereum ERC20 Blockchain Projects

Blockchain-based crypto-tokens can be issued on the Ethereum. There are different token types that may be deployed on Ethereum. One such, the ERC20 token standard, has become a favorite of developers. The intriguing projects which are issuing ERC20 tokens – mostly via the new  way of raising funds, the ‘initial coin offering’ – are a testament to the functionality of the Ethereum system. Tokenization refers to securing asset information on …
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Bitcoiners Don’t Anticipate Coin-Split, According to Survey

62% of Bitcoiners believe a fork in the booming digital currency will not result in a split, as has happened to other digital currencies implementing code-changes that needed community miner and node support to activate. The survey appeared on Twitter and was created by Twitter user Xentagz, who describes himself as a “Bitcoin Field Reporter.” Will #bitcoin split in 2017? (plz retweet) — Dennis (@Xentagz) June 10, 2017 Bitcoiners …
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Drug Traders Using Darknet, Bitcoin In India

India is worried about increasing amounts of drug trafficking with anti-narcotics agencies decrying an increase in syndicates trading on the darknet using the digital currency bitcoin. “For the first time we have detected drug traffickers using darknet and Bitcoin for running the racket in India. Some of these operatives are based in the country. We are probing them,” said an Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officer. The darknet allows an anonymized …
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