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Brian Wang, MBA and BSc, is a business oriented futurist, speaker and author of emerging and disruptive technologies. Sole author and writer of nextbigfuture.com, a science focused news site that covers disruptive technologies and trends globally in industries including Medicine, Technology, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, etc. Nextbigfuture is Ranked #1 “Science News Blog” worldwide by Alexa, an Amazon company. Website traffic: 2M page views per month and 4M unique readers annually. Lecturer at Singularity University - provided 4 annual reviews of developments in nanotechnology. Sought after speaker at TEDx (lecture on Energy), University of Toronto (futurism) and Transhuman Visions. Contributor on 10-year plan for the Institute for the Future.
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Tokenize the World at StartEngine Summit on October 19th, 2018 in Los Angeles

By | 2018-09-12T21:47:46+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges, fintech, ico, world|Tags: , , , , |

StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. (https://www.startengine.com/) has its third StartEngine Summit on October 19th, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. Nextbigcoin readers can use the discount code "NEXTBIGCOIN" will get 20% off tickets. Buy tickets at this link. Tickets are normally $450 but are $360 with the discount. This conference focuses on ICOs, the tokenization of securities and alternative [...]

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Jed McCaleb creator of Mt Gox exchange and co-creator of Stellar and Ripple

By | 2018-08-30T06:32:14+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges|

Jed McCaleb has been a central figure in the cryptocurrency industry. He is 43 years old and at various points his net worth has been valued in the multiple billions of dollars. Jed McCaleb was co-founder of Ripple (XRP) and co-founder of Stellar (XLM) Ripple is the number three cryptocurrency as of August 29, 2018. Ripple [...]

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Ethereum is about 1 million times less efficient for storage, network and computation

By | 2018-08-06T20:05:11+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, cryptocurrency, fintech, world|Tags: , , , , , , |

Blockchains are not for simple raw efficiency. The creator of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, explained how Ethereum is one million times less efficient than Amazon EC2 for computing, network and storage at this time. Ethereum World Computer Compared to Amazon EC2 Cloud prices Looking at Amazon EC2 (cloud) pricing. For medium scale computing the cost is 4 [...]

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Understanding Exchange Traded Funds and Why Bitcoin ETFs would be big

By | 2018-08-04T22:10:04+00:00 August 4th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges, world|Tags: , , , , |

There is $5 trillion in Exchange traded funds. About 75% is in actively managed funds but passive index funds are growing and will be about one-third of the ETF market around 2021. ETFs are sometimes used as substitute for futures and investors can use passive ETFs to implement active strategies. Exchange traded funds are marketable securities [...]

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Fake Cryptocurrency company Ripple Future conned 1800 in India

By | 2018-08-02T15:13:45+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Categories: cryptocurrency, fintech, world|Tags: , , |

Two men were arrested today for conning up to 1,800 people in Ghaziabad, India with a fake cryptocurrency company. The con involved 30 core (300 million Indian Rupees which is US$4.4 million). The fake company Ripple Future promised depositors to triple their deposits in 250 days. Two men were arrested today for allegedly duping as many [...]

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Reviewing tweets and predictions from Bulls for Bitcoin

By | 2018-08-02T01:21:18+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Categories: blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges, fintech, world|Tags: , , , |

The Bulls for Bitcoin like Tim Draper and John McAfee are still predicting Bitcoin to reach $25,000 in 2018 and $250,000 in 2022. There is also the prediction that cryptocurrencies will become a $20 trillion market by 2021. This is based on institutional projects and institutional investors putting money into the cryptomarkets in a big way. [...]

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Atomic Swaptions: Cryptocurrency Derivatives

By | 2018-07-28T09:47:18+00:00 July 28th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, cryptocurrency, fintech, world|Tags: , , , |

The atomic swap protocol allows for the exchange of cryptocurrencies on different blockchains without the need to trust a third-party. However, market participants who desire to hold derivative assets such as options or futures would also benefit from trustless exchange. They propose the atomic swaption, which extends the atomic swap to allow for such exchanges. Crucially, [...]

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Russian gold ship cryptocurrency, stock scams and stolen wreck location

By | 2018-07-24T14:45:42+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges, world|Tags: , |

The South Korean government is warning that the claimed discovery of a Russian shipwreck that could have $130 billion in gold might be cryptocurrency and stock market scam. Shinil Group claimed they discovered the wreck of Russian warship Dimitry Donskoi on Sunday and touted rumors that there could be 200 tons of gold coins and 3200 [...]

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Smart Contracts with Automatic Abstraction Tuning

By | 2018-07-23T15:59:00+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Categories: blockchain, Design, fintech, smart contracts|

Arxiv - Specification Mining for Smart Contracts with Automatic Abstraction Tuning Smart contracts are programs that manage digital assets according to a certain protocol, expressing for instance the rules of an auction. Understanding the possible behaviors of a smart contract is difficult, which complicates development, auditing, and the post-mortem analysis of attacks. A new paper presents [...]

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Dogecoin up 20% as it starts trading on Robinhood

By | 2018-07-17T17:26:52+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges|Tags: , |

Dogecoin can now be bought commission-free on Robinhood Crypto. Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash were added to Robinhood last week. There are now five different cryptocurrencies on Robinhood. Robinhood Crypto is currently available in 17 states: AZ, CA, CO, FL, IN, MA, MI, MS, MO, MT, NJ, NM, PA, TX, UT, VA, and WI.

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Oasis labs Privacy first blockchain with hundreds of times better performance and lower cost

By | 2018-07-17T00:44:04+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Categories: artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency|Tags: , , , |

Oasis Labs is building a privacy-first, high-performance cloud computing platform on blockchain. Oasis Technology has the following capabilities: * Privacy-preserving smart contracts: programmed and self-enforceable privacy protection without relying on any central party. Privacy is built into each layer from the application down to hardware. * High-performance for real-world complex applications. Oasis believes scalability is more [...]

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SpeedyChain – Blockchain for smart cities

By | 2018-07-14T17:58:01+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, fintech, world|

A smart city will use millions to billions of teraBytes of data. There will be information and communication technology to enhance the quality of life of its citizens and improve the efficiency of urban services such as utilities, energy, and transportation. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are an integral part of smart cities. ITS use sensing, communication, [...]

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