- As we enter Q2 2019, the ICO landscape has dramatically shifted from the dizzy heights of 2017. And as the ICO landscape shifts, we see IEOs and STOs stepping up to the limelight. In this exclusive interview, we bring together two experts in this field.
ICO TV rebrands to iBlock TV -- Should other platforms follow suit?Founder Dushan Spalevich believes this rebranding will allow iBlock TV to reach a broader audience. With less of a focus on the utility token based ICOs, iBlock TV can provide their audience with information on security tokens, blockchain technology innovations, and other topics of relevance for the cryptocurrency community.
Blockchain is still “on the block” according to expertsDue to the implementation of new regulations in the space, and countless scam projects, people's confidence in the futuristic technology and currency has diminished. Bitcoin and the blockchain, however, are not going anywhere; 2019 is gearing up to be a huge year in the industry. We talked to some experts about the direction the industry is heading in the upcoming year, and what we can expect.
Thought leadership - why it’s the key to cryptocurrency marketingAs many in the industry know, the reality of the situation is, it's not the next feature that's going to make the difference. It's the core problem or the underlying need that a startup is solving that makes the difference. Talking about the core problems, sharing that narrative to gain support - yes, capital, but also community, developers and industry partners - is where thought leadership comes into play. This is how the blockchain industry starts to evolve.
Reviving cyber-utopia: why the emerging blockchain economy is thriving amongst artistsAlthough the crypto community and the art world might seem like an unlikely pair, this unique relationship is in full blossom. As explained by Art Basel back in the early 90s, many artists were too involved in the internet culture and then became disappointed by the space; “they saw the internet’s early promise of a decentralized, transparent, democratic space invaded by corporations and mass surveillance.” Now, blockchain holds the promise to bring those values back.
Crypto-banking is forecasting the financial model of the futureCrypto-banking could revolutionize the crypto-sector as its secure wallets, smart contracts, dApps, and distributed ledger technology provide features that go above and beyond basic wallet services. These banks are essentially decentralized versions of traditional banks and are powered by blockchain technology.
Are We There Yet?We’re now moving into a new era in the crypto/blockchain space. The silly money has gotten smarter, and the smart money has gotten smarter still. ICOs with whitepapers promising the world, but delivering far less, and in some cases nothing, are really going to struggle. Now, it’s time to put up or shut up.
Why your ICO didn’t raise enough investmentThe ICO market more than doubled in 2018 compared with the previous year, but with only 7% of tokens managing to get listed on established crypto exchanges and 55% failing to meet their fundraising targets in Q2 alone – what is preventing this sector from meeting its potential?
These 24 ICOs raised $2.8 Billion. They have almost 0 trading volume.The first thing you will notice is low trading volumes. Some tokens are generally held in crypto wallets and are hardly moving on the market. For example, for the last month the daily trading volume of TRAK token was barely over $2,000. There were a few days when the volume was 0. According to CoinSchedule, this ICO collected $50 million.
Cointelligence CEO On Yavin Interviewed by EAK TV.Cointelligence's founder and CEO On Yavin was interviewed by Erhan Korhaliller of EAK TV at Decentralized 2018. This video is a great opportunity to learn more about what Cointelligence is doing and why.
Interview with Roger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.comThe cryptocurrency world is never boring. There was a lot of talk at Decentralized 2018 in Athens about the recent $25B market crash and the BCH hard fork. Who better to talk about this, and Bitcoin.com's upcoming exchange, than the CEO of Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver?
Making wallets work in a changing crypto environmentJust as in the FIAT world, consumers are going to require easy and secure access to their wallets. Payment methods will need to be quick and non-cumbersome. Therefore, the crypto wallet must be versatile, secure, and easily accessible. Accessing the wallet and fulfilling transactions will need to take seconds, not minutes. The transaction needs to be as quick as a credit card swipe, or a tap on an NFC device.
Are crypto derivatives becoming the dominant force in the crypto trading space?Derivatives are financial securities that are based or tied into another asset, and take the form of a contract between two parties. The price of the derivative depends on the price of the base asset. The advantages of trading derivatives, as opposed to actual cryptocurrencies, are becoming increasingly clear. So, what are the advantages of trading derivatives instead of popularly traded cryptocurrencies?
How digital assets, the blockchain, and ledger solve global remittance issuesIssues within the global remittance industry today are running rampant, blocking migrants and those on the receiving end of money transfers from reaping the once-promised benefits of the service system. An absurdly high number of intermediaries, along with their fluctuating commissions, are robbing developing countries of their earned profits across borders, while heavy regulations on international financial exchanges through remittance services are laying an extra blanket of pressure over the entire transaction process.
Freelancers have taken over blockchain! Here are the best ones for hireLook to your left. Now look to your right. It’s official, freelancers have officially taken over. Where are they coming from, though? How are they being recruited, vetted, and hired so swiftly and securely? Freelancers haven’t just taken over the workforce, they’ve taken over the blockchain, which is their gateway to unlimited employment opportunities and instant payment for a job well done.
How Blockchain Technology Is a Game-Changer for AfricaAfrica has struggled with issues related to political corruption. Earlier this year, Sierra Leone—with the help of Swiss firm Agora—became the first country to use the blockchain to ensure transparent and fair elections. In August, Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati announced that Kenya would also embrace blockchain to provide real-time election results and restore faith in the system.