Non-Fungible Tokens: NFTs FTW

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Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology conversations in mainstream (and even industry) media have largely focused on fungible tokens such as bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH). Fungibility essentially means that one unit of a commodity is transferable for another unit of that same commodity at a rate of 1:1 – none are unique. But we’re beginning to see exciting discussions and developments from another kind of token – a non-fungible or “digitally unique” token (aka NFT). …

Phil Gomes Quote

The Builders Are Alright

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Over at CommPro, our own comms pro Phil Gomes responded to the inquiry “Are cryptocurrencies out of the woods yet?”Believing that the question perhaps held the wrong focus (“What woods?”), the answer began with: …

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London Blockchain Week

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Cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiast communities have made it clear that they are not waiting on the “blessing” of legacy institutions – they’re ready to make the revolution happen now.  At the London Blockchain Week at Tower Bridge, crypto-believers in the form of researchers, thought leaders, investors, and consultants shared their thoughts, exploring real-world use cases for the technology – and how its communities could help. …

Satoshi Roundtable 2019

Perspectives from the Satoshi Roundtable 2019

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The Satoshi Roundtable is the annual coming-together of the “Bitcoin OGs,” or as Max Keiser would have it, “Titans of the Blockchain Industry.”  This is not meant to be boastful – this “invitation only” event has a very carefully curated guest list of C-level executives that have operated exchanges, wallets, payment processors, ATMs, remittance companies and OTC trading desks. In addition to what we at Bloq like to call the “Crypto 50,” executives from Fortune 50 institutions, bankers, lawyers, developers, VCs and cryptographers attended. …

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Thoughts from SeedCon

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Hosted by the University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, SeedCon is a day-long conference connecting emerging entrepreneurs, businesses, and innovators. I had the privilege of serving on one of the panels, which was no small task for a conference with a tagline that promises insight into “The Future of Everything.”. …

Binance Blochain Week 2019

Bloq at Binance: Mentoring, Metronome, and Mining

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It came together quickly — only a month-and-a-half between announcement and opening day — but the inaugural Binance Conference still brought together a wide swath of cryptocurrency industry participants.

The overall takeaway from this conference was that the most dedicated members of the blockchain community are undeterred by current market factors, and remain all the more focused on building enduring technologies that aim to outlive their creators.

Bloq was one of the top sponsors of the event, judged the SAFU hackathon, and publicly announced a few new BloqLabs projects. Let’s review. …

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