Monero

Monero was designed to be decentralized, peer-to-peer, untraceable digital cash. It uses a proof of work consensus algorithm and has two unique features. Untraceability and unlinkability. Unlinkability means transactions cannot be linked to public addresses on the Monero network. Untraceability means no one can tell where any transaction originated from or ended up. On the … More Monero

ZCASH

Zcash is a decentralized peer-to-peer, private cryptocurrency built as a fork of bitcoin. It uses a proof of work consensus algorithm and a Zk-SNARKS (Zero-Knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive Argument of Knowledge) algorithm to protect user’s privacy. Privacy is important in the regular economy for a variety of reasons. The first case most see for privacy are … More ZCASH

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