Month: January 2018

Oyster Testnet Launch

It was announced today that the Oyster Protocol testnet will be launched no later than January 31st. This puts them on schedule to meet the expectations set forth in their roadmap. Once the test net is launched, users will be able to upload and download files to the IOTA Tangle. Oyster Testnet A release date announced. $PRL #IOTA pic.twitter.com/ztW71Wjbfj — Oyster Protocol (@OysterProtocol) January 24, 2018 Symbol: PRL Current Price: $1.21 Circulating Supply: 62,366,927 PRL Exchanges: EtherDelta, U-Coinex, Kucoin, CoinExchange, Cryptopia What Is The Oyster Protocol? According to the white paper: The Oyster Protocol enables websites to silently generate...

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Blockchain for Property

Within the legal industry, blockchain is being evaluated as a mechanism for minimizing disputes regarding property rights. Property rights are a division of law that establish the responsibilities which come with owning an asset. Property ownership rights include the right to use or profit from an asset. They also include the right to profit from an asset, transfer the asset to someone else, and control who can use the asset. Tax liability for the asset, maintenance and repair costs, or payment for injuries caused by unsafe or defective conditions of the asset can also be applied. Ownership for a...

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ICON (ICX) Explained

This article is the first of a series, Blockchain for the Layman. A series dedicated to introducing various alternate coins and providing an easy-to-understand introduction for their technical makeup and background. A common scenario You walk out of your classroom or office space and hear two dudes in passionate conversation… Dude 1: “I’ve made 600% in the last week with SHITCOIN, SHITCOIN’s SHITCHAIN technology will dethrone all the other coins out there and take me to the moon. I fully expect to be a millionaire by next month.” Dude 2: “That’s cute, I remember when I had my first...

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ICX Token Supply & Release

The ICX ICO provided early investors an opportunity to purchase ICX ERC-20 tokens at a price of 1 ETH for 2,500 ICX. A total supply of 400,230,000 ICX tokens were made available at the time of ICO. 50% of this total amount was provided to the public during the initial token sale. The remaining half was distributed as follows: Foundation 14% Community Group & Strategy Partners 10% Team, Advisors & Early Contributors 10% Reserve 16% An additional 400 million ICX tokens have yet to be minted. It is unclear whether this 800 million will be the max supply of...

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Om Darknet

The term was originally coined in the 1970s to designate networks which were isolated from ARPANET (which evolved into the Internet) for security purposes. Some darknets were able to receive data from ARPANET but had addresses which didn’t appear in the network lists and would not answer pings or other inquiries. The root of the name is believed to be related to the term black box, which meant a system or device whose contents were unknown. Darknets that can take information from the larger net are also known as Data Motels, a reference to an advertising slogan for the...

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