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Putin’s Advisor Plans $100 Million ICO for Bitcoin Mining Farm in Russia

Putin’s Advisor Plans $100 Million ICO for Bitcoin Mining Farm in Russia

At a time in which Russia prepares to legalize Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), a company co-owned by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s internet ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev reportedly plans on raising as much as $100 million through an ICO, in order to help Russian entrepreneurs challenge China’s bitcoin mining supremacy. The company, Russian Miner Coin (RMC) is going to issue tokens in exchange for Bitcoin and Ethereum, so as to use the funds to build mining infrastructure in Russia. RMC token holders will…

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80% of banks are developing their own blockchain technology.

80% of banks are developing their own blockchain technology.

Today, around 80% of banks are developing their own blockchain technology. In September 2016, Barclays carried out the world’s first trade transaction using blockchain. They cut a process that normally takes 7–10 days down to less than four hours. IBM is working with the government of Dubai to develop smart contracts that can facilitate all trade that passes through its port. This is huge, given $344 billion worth of goods passed through the port in 2016. Dubai’s government said it plans to shift all…

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Nimiq, the World’s First Browser-Based Blockchain, Wants to Unleash the Full Potential of Blockchain Tech

Nimiq, the World’s First Browser-Based Blockchain, Wants to Unleash the Full Potential of Blockchain Tech

ave you ever tried to tell someone about bitcoin and blockchain technology? If so, chances are the other person wasn’t really excited about it, found it confusing, or didn’t really understand what the big deal was. As a matter of fact, as soon as you tell most people about a decentralized digital ledger that records data over time, is publicly available, and can’t be deleted, they just start looking at you funny. Describing the technology’s advantages doesn’t seem to work,…

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From Trash To Treasure: Sweden’s Recycling Revolution

From Trash To Treasure: Sweden’s Recycling Revolution

According to experts, the world is heading towards a catastrophic 2 degrees Celsius increase in temperature because of climate change and greenhouse gases. Fossil fuels are ever diminishing while global energy demand is expected to have increased by 50 percent in 2030. As the world’s population continues to grow, the production of waste will drastically increase. In the face of these gloomy predictions, one country identified a blue ocean opportunity. Through an inclusive nation-wide recycling strategy, Sweden has transformed the…

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Drop jQuery From Your Bootstrap Project (and Replace it With Vue.js!)

Drop jQuery From Your Bootstrap Project (and Replace it With Vue.js!)

Bootstrap is the internet’s most popular web page framework. I’m unaware of a quicker way to build a responsive web project than with Bootstrap. But since my tool of choice for adding dynamic functionality to a page is Vue.js now, it’s becoming harder to justify Bootstrap because it brings with it some baggage…I’m talking about jQuery. This is not jQuery bashing, it’s just recognizing that there are some significant downsides in having to add jQuery to a project when you’re…

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Moody’s new report identifies 25 top blockchain use cases, from a list of 120

Moody’s new report identifies 25 top blockchain use cases, from a list of 120

Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) recently released a detailed report that names 120 blockchain projects being explored by various companies. The bond credit rating business then offers 25 top use cases for blockchain technology. The report, “Credit Strategy — Blockchain Technology: Robust, Cost-effective Applications Key to Unlocking Blockchain’s Potential Credit Benefits,” explores how blockchain tech potentially can improve record-keeping and transactional efficiencies across many different processes and industries. A prime example is capital markets, where the technology could be used to…

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React or Vue: Which JavaScript UI Library Should You Be Using?

React or Vue: Which JavaScript UI Library Should You Be Using?

In 2016 React cemented its position as king of the JavaScript web frameworks. This year saw the rapid growth of both its web and native mobile libraries, and a comfortable lead over its main rival Angular. But 2016 was an equally impressive year for Vue. The release of its version 2 made a huge impression on the JavaScript community, attested to by the 25,000 extra Github stars it gained that year. The scope of both React and Vue is undeniably…

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Internet of Things for Smart Cities: How Beacons are Leading the Way

Internet of Things for Smart Cities: How Beacons are Leading the Way

By 2050, 66% of the global population will be urbanized, with 6.4 billion people living in urban centers; a sharp increase from the 3.9 billion people who inhabit cities today. Such increasing rates of urbanization threaten to aggravate the economic, environmental and social impacts on an already stressed infrastructure. For instance, the economic cost of congestion in and around urban areas in the US is projected to reach $186 billion annually by 2030. This is a huge number and has…

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Intro to Programming Smart Contracts on Ethereum

Intro to Programming Smart Contracts on Ethereum

Some people say Ethereum is too logic-heavy and hard to use, but here’s a write-up to give you a feel for building smart contracts and applications with it. Tools, wallets, applications and the ecosystem are still in development and it’ll get easier! Part I is an overview of key terms and discusses Ethereum Clients and Smart Contract Languages. Part II discusses overall workflow and some current DApp Frameworks and Tools and Part III is the Programming Part, a quick walkthrough…

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Top JavaScript Frameworks & Topics to Learn in 2017

Top JavaScript Frameworks & Topics to Learn in 2017

The popularity of JavaScript has led to a very vibrant ecosystem of technologies, frameworks, and libraries. Along with all the amazing diversity and energy in the ecosystem comes a high degree of confusion for many. What technologies should you care about? Where should you invest your time to get the most benefit? Which tech stacks are companies hiring for right now? Which ones have the most growth potential? For more details visit https://medium.com/javascript-scene/top-javascript-frameworks-topics-to-learn-in-2017-700a397b711