Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah co-founded a cryptocurrency venture — now it wants to raise $30 million

  • A cryptocurrency firm co-founded by U.S. rapper Ghostface Killah hopes to raise $30 million in a digital coin sale.
  • Ghostface Killah is the latest in a long line of celebrities — from Paris Hilton to Jamie Foxx — who have put their names behind ICOs and crypto ventures.
  • “I think the interest of celebrities is a bit of a double-edged sword,” Brett Westbrook, chief executive at Cream Capital, told CNBC via email.
  • Westbrook said that celebrities should be cautious of the influence they have when promoting cryptocurrencies, and should understand the blockchains (distributed ledger technologies) that underpin them.
  • “The last thing we need is a household name promoting what turns out to be a scam ICO.”

A cryptocurrency firm co-founded by U.S. rapper Ghostface Killah hopes to raise $30 million in a digital coin sale.
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Archaeology and blockchain: a social science data revolution?

Archaeology and #BlockChain: a social science data revolution?

  • Why Consider Hadoop For Your Next Software Development Project?
  • To Hadoop or Not to Hadoop, that is the question?To Hadoop or Not to Hadoop, that is the question?
  • Hadoop is often called a framework your business needs to solve nearly all your problems.
  • In the following post, you will come across various reasons to consider Hadoop for your next software development project.


Blockchain technology is revolutionising financial systems. Could it do the same for archaeological data?

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Is Blockchain Technology Really the Answer to Decentralized Storage?

Is #Blockchain Technology Really the Answer to Decentralized Storage?  (Coin Telegraph)

  • Nevertheless, several projects and companies insist on looking at Blockchain-based solutions for storage and, while there are clear cases of misguided enthusiasm when it comes to the use of Blockchain technology, there are some projects out there that are worth taking a look at.
  • When it comes to a mutualistic relation between Decentralized Ledger Technology (DLT) and data storage, the most common use case for the Blockchain is as an incentive layer.
  • This means that data isn’t stored on the Blockchain itself, but the network at hand is able to leverage the Blockchain as a ledger for automatic payments and/or for value exchange, enabling users to pay for storage or access to files.
  • While Filecoin and Storj focus on providing affordable cloud storage services, a project named Decent is currently working on a decentralized content sharing platform which allows users to upload and monetize/share their work (videos, music, ebooks, etc) without the need to rely on a centralized third party.
  • We are talking about Sigwo Technologies LLC, a company that focuses on providing dApps and consulting services for legacy businesses that want to integrate Blockchain technology for data storage and disaster recovery.

Blockchain is extraordinary technology, but may not be appropriate for storing large files, other data.
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BitVault®, World’s First Blockchain Phone to Start Shipping in November

  • LIMERICK, Ireland, Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Embedded Downloads announced earlier today that the BitVault®, the world’s first crypto communicator and blockchain smart phone will start shipping in November 2017.
  • Secure Document Transfer:  – When a user sends a document created on a laptop or a PC via the BitVault® as an attachment, these documents are transferred over a private blockchain separate from the BitVault® communication environment.
  • In this way, outside documents can never enter the BitVault® communication environment keeping it safe from malware.
  • BitVault® Application Store: – BitVault® comes with its own dedicated application store and is  open to outside developers.
  • Shipping to the public commences in November 2017 and the BitVault® can now be pre-ordered on the company website: – BitVault® is shipped worldwide with door to door secure courier.

LIMERICK, Ireland, Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Embedded Downloads announced earlier today that the BitVault®, the world’s first crypto communicator and blockchain smart phone will start shipping in November 2017. The BitVault® was introduced to the fintech community earlier this year with prototypes
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Blockchain Technology’s Next Big Superstar

  • First off, when doing an ICO, a company should develop its own tokens, which requires an in-depth understanding of blockchain principles and technology.
  • In order to further legitimize the ICO process, Sasha founded Waves in 2016, an open source cryptocurrency platform that allows individuals to issue and transfer custom blockchain tokens, and trade them on an integrated peer-to-peer exchange.
  • Other notable and unique ICOs hosted on the Waves Platform has been ZrCoin, which offers the first ever blockchain option for investing in the production of a high-demand industrial material.
  • Blackmoon Crypto [RW1] also launched their ICO on the Waves Platform, seeking to bridge the gap between cryptocurrency and conventional investments.
  • However, as more companies and individuals adopt blockchain technology, the benefits of doing an ICO will become more apparent.

ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) are on the rise, as more startups turn towards blockchain-based platforms to raise funds. Just during the first half of 201…
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Will Cryptocurrencies Ever Overtake Cash?

  • Yep, cryptocurrencies have definitely exceeded all expectations, majorly shaking up the financial sector and causing turmoil among various governments due to tax loopholes.
  • What’s most shocking about bitcoin, however, isn’t the amount of millionaires it has created since its inception, but that the experts state that the value is nowhere near the market cap, which could exceed $100,000 within the next decade!
  • Only time will tell…

    According to the Harvard Business Review, “Blockchain technology will have a similar impact on the financial services industry to what the Internet had to media.”

  • While this has little to do with blockchain technology, it’s proof that many of us now regard “physical cash” as a burden.
  • Spectre, the disruptive platform that removes financial brokers out of the equation and decentralizes and tokenises the liquidity pool against which traders trade, is an example of the decentralization benefits of the blockchain, and why many traders are choosing cryptocurrencies over more “tradtional” investments, such as stocks and bonds.

It’s been a crazy year for bitcoin. Not only has it comfortably surpassed the $4,000 mark, it’s now accepted by a variety of major online retailers – eve…
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IBM partners with Nestle, Unilever and other food giants to trace food contamination with blockchain

  • IBM has been joined by a group of global food giants including the likes of Nestle, Unilever and Walmart in an effort to reduce food contamination by using blockchain.
  • The corporation announced Tuesday that it would enable global food businesses to use its blockchain network to trace the source of contaminated produce.
  • One in ten people succumb to illness every year due to contaminated food, according to the World Health Organization.
  • Earlier this month a summit was called by the European Union’s food safety commissioner, after a contamination scare over eggs infected with the pesticide fipronil.
  • IBM said that the problem of consumer health suffering at the hands of toxic food could be solved using its distributed ledger technology, which maintains a digital record of transactions rather than a physical one.

IBM has been joined by a group of global food giants including Nestle, Unilever and Walmart in an effort to reduce food contamination by using blockchain.
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