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