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, [...]
IBM has a US$740 million (A$1 billion) contract with the Australian government to power everything from hardware and cloud services to AI, quantum computing and blockchain research. Australia wants more self-service, automation and digitization to Australia's government services. There will be joint programs in cybersecurity, enhancements to existing contracts with several agencies and the deployment of [...]
Bitcoin was 85% of the overall cryptocurrency market in January 2017. Bitcoin dominant has slopped to 43% of the overall cryptocurrency market. It was as low as 33% in January 2018. SOURCE - coinmarketcap
Mobile payments are currently mainly dominant in China and Asia. To get a sense of how pervasive mobile payments have become in China, consider that on the eve of this year’s Spring Festival, 668 million people on Tencent Holding’s WeChat app sent virtual hongbao – digital red packets containing money – to friends and family as [...]
Coinlib.io is another cryptocurrency price tracking site. Coinmarketcap is the most popular cryptocurrency price tracking site. It is ranked at about the 120th most popular website online. Coinlib ranks about 40,000th currently. Coinlib currently tracks 3385 coins and tokens. Coinlib tracks 2731 cryptocurrencies and 654 tokens. Coinmarketcap tracks 1595 cryptocurrencies.
Coinmarketcap lists over 1400 alternatives to Bitcoin. There are 42 cryptocurrencies with market capitalization over $1 billion as of Jan 13, 2018. Bitcoin’s block size is 1 Megabyte. This limits the number of transactions each block can hold. Bitcoin has a maximum of 7 transactions per second. Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Classic, and Bitcoin XT were each [...]