Blog Floating in the CryptoSphere

A look at various projects and developments in the crytosphere.

Litecoin vs. Bitcoin Cash - Are they viable alternative payment networks?

13 Feb 2019 Jon Wood $24.58 (15,185.0856 HYDRO)

Satoshi Nakamoto, the enigmatic creator of Bitcoin, originally conceived the digital currency as a “peer-to-peer electronic cash system”. Over the years, the narrative has gradually shifted, and today Bitcoin is commonly regarded as a “store of value...

What’s the best Ethereum block explorer? 10 Alternatives to Etherscan

10 Jan 2019 Jon Wood $16.84 (10,402.4060 HYDRO)

If you want to know what’s going on within the Ethereum network, then you need to become familiar with block explorers. They are extremely useful tools for checking on the state of the network, individual transfers, contract calls and more. Many also...

Take a gamble on blockchain - how FunFair is building provably fair and low-cost casinos

18 Dec 2018 Jon Wood $20.63 (12,746.9768 HYDRO)

FunFair is positioning itself to be a major player in the decentralized casino gaming industry.  Transparent smart contracts guarantee players that the games run on programmatic logic, without fraud or interference. The games will use second layer st...

0x Protocol — Building Decentralized Exchanges (…and so much more?)

11 Dec 2018 Jon Wood $18.72 (11,566.2336 HYDRO)

0x is one seriously ambitious project. It’s primarily developing a protocol to enable decentralized trading of tokens on Ethereum. It has the potential to become the technical standard delivering seamless interoperability of tokenized value across pl...

Blockchain and AR/VR — A match made in virtual heaven?

7 Dec 2018 Jon Wood $0.11 (65.3476 HYDRO)

Its a fair bet that both blockchain and AR/VR technology will play a significant part in shaping the brave new world we are heading towards. These are both young industries with a lot of room to grow, and we are starting to see some convergence. Coin...