Cardano

Cardano is a smart contracts platform built with a proof of stake consensus algorithm. The company was built with a focus on security and scalability. The hope is that Cardano will become the basis for individuals dealing with banks and other large institutions via blockchain. The company was founded by Charles Hoskinson (a big player … More Cardano

EOS

bitEOS is a smart contracts platform. It is the brainchild of Dan Larimer, the founder of both Bitshares and Steemit (two of the larger projects in the crypto ecosystem). The main value of the project is dealing with the scalability issue surrounding smart contracts. As mentioned in the introduction to this space, Ethereum’s primary limitation … More EOS

Ethereum

This page will include updates in the Ethereum Ecosystem. Ethereum is a blockchain designed for users to build smart contracts on top of (smart contract platform). This allows companies to use blockchains to carry out a wide variety of functions. Ethereum uses a proof of work consensus algorithm. Approximately every 12–15 seconds, a miner finds … More Ethereum

LISK

Lisk is best compared to Apple’s own language (SWIFT) or Google’s own language (Julia). They’re trying to provide a language that lets users create decentralized applications run on it’s consensus algorithms to form side-chains, which can have their own tokens if needed. From the business perspective, they’re a bit like MongoDB in providing a set … More LISK

NEO

NEO is a smart contract platform designed for the new digital smart economy. It is very similar to Ethereum (in fact, it’s value increased tenfold when it rebranded itself as the Chinese Ethereum). However there are a few important differences. China NEO is a Chinese company. The Chinese government is notorious for giving preference to … More NEO

QTUM

QTUM is a smart contract platform with a proof of stake consensus algorithm meant to deal with interoperability issues inherent to the proliferation of so many unique smart contract platforms. As the adoption of blockchain grows and each ICO offers a new walled garden, the issue of balkanization has also become more pressing. While differences … More QTUM

Tezos

Tezos is a smart contract platform meant to improve on the limitations of Ethereum and Bitcoin. The primary advantage is the flexibility of the platform. One of the biggest problems the bitcoin network faces is on agreement of how to validate transactions on its network. This protocol can affect the resources going into validation, the … More Tezos

Steemit

Steemit is a public content platform where users gain ownership of the platform by generating or curating content (voting or commenting on the content). The site is designed as a hybrid between facebook, reddit and medium. The blockchain uses a DPOS consensus algorithm. The product of regular social networking sites is the data generated by … More Steemit

Litecoin

Litecoin Litecoin is a hard fork of bitcoin. It is often referred to as silver while bitcoin is gold. Like bitcoin, litecoin is mined and has a point at which no new litecoins can be mined. However, unlike bitcoin which is capped at 21 million tokens, litecoin will have 84 million. Litecoin is a fork … More Litecoin

Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin Cash is a hard fork of bitcoin. Members of the bitcoin community have long disagreed about the future of bitcoin on the issue of the scalability. The majority of the community had agreed on implementing a function called segwit2x that would increase the block size from 2mb to up to 8mb. SegWit2x makes the … More Bitcoin Cash