SpankChain and Blockchain Tech: Freedom of Self-Expression

SpankChain is not your typical startup. It’s actually centered around porn and it managed to raise $6 million for its ICO back in 2017. Maybe not being a typical startup or ICO is just what SpankChain needs to make it nowadays. SpankChain has managed to differentiate itself from its ICO and actually deliver a stable, usable platform for many users. Since the site launched in April to late October, it has paid over $70 000 to over 30 camgirls. Some of the camgirls are actually making more on SpankChain than…

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Ethereum and Tezos connected via blockchain bridge

The cryptocurrency space just became a little bit more interconnected after developers created a cross-chain bridge between the Ethereum and Tezos blockchains. Following the launch of the Wrap Protocol, created by Bender Labs, Ethereum-based ERC-20 and ERC-721 tokens can be made Tezos-compatible, allowing Ether (ETH) holders to interact with the Tezos ecosystem. Token wrapping has become a common way of connecting the users of disparate blockchain platforms and is perhaps best exemplified by Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), which is an ERC-20 version of Bitcoin (BTC) running on Ethereum. The Wrap Protocol wraps…

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Blockchain Games: Huge Potential for Drastic Changes

The same way startups try out new tech, games often can be seen testing out new innovations. When it comes to blockchain games, the first game that comes to mind is CryptoKitties. The game is essentially a digital cat-breeder game on ethereum. Blockchain games have also allowed early adopters to experiment with the benefits of open protocols. Even at the moment, the top dApps by transaction volume are games. There is of course a big amount of skepticism when it comes to the blockchain gaming space. One of the biggest…

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Blockchain to curb fake news

With the United States Presidential Election set for next month, the concern over fake news has once again dominated public discourse. Fake news — the deliberate spreading of verifiably false information under the disguise of being an authentic news story ­— not only undermines the public’s confidence in the free press, it inflames social conflict, can result in health hazards (like swallowing bleach in an attempt to avoid COVID-19), gives rise to radicalism, undermines the integrity of elections, and manipulates markets. In short, fake news threatens the social trust we…

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From Health Care to Mining, Central Asia Stays on the Blockchain Beat

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology continues to be a global phenomenon, with adoption and utilization cases emerging in almost every corner of the globe. Digital technology has become so popular that it is now a major talking point not only in the financial sector but also in politics and governance. The seven “-stan” countries of Central and South Asia — Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan — haven’t shied away from the sweeping digital technology phenomenon. Whether it be revitalizing Afghanistan’s healthcare sector with blockchain adoption or introducing a waiver for…

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