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Ink Protocol and the Replin App Aim to Decentralize P2P Marketplaces through Cross-Platform Seller Profiles and Payments Powered by Blockchain Technology

Ink Protocol and the Replin App Aim to Decentralize P2P Marketplaces through Cross-Platform Seller Profiles and Payments Powered by Blockchain Technology

In a Nutshell: Person-to-person (P2P) marketplaces are popular with consumers who want to buy, sell, and trade used goods online. But buyer and seller transaction histories and reputations don’t transfer from platform to platform. That’s why, in 2017, Listia introduced Ink Protocol, a blockchain-powered reputation storage and payment system. And it built on that technology to create Replin, an app that allows P2P marketplace users to store their data in a decentralized environment... read more »

Winding Tree is Using Blockchain Technology to Disrupt the Travel Industry and Make Inroads to Reduce Consumer Prices on Hotels and Airfares

Winding Tree is Using Blockchain Technology to Disrupt the Travel Industry and Make Inroads to Reduce Consumer Prices on Hotels and Airfares

In a Nutshell: Winding Tree is a nonprofit working to bring innovation to the travel industry through open-source and blockchain technology. The industry is currently dominated by a handful of intermediaries connecting service providers and consumers. We spoke to Winding Tree CEO Maksim Izmaylov about how blockchain can help lower barriers to entry for travel industry newcomers. He also discussed the philosophy behind the company’s nonprofit status and how its LIF token will be used... read more »

Paycent Card and Hybrid Mobile Wallet Allow Users to Convert Crypto to Spendable Cash in Over 200 Countries

Paycent Card and Hybrid Mobile Wallet Allow Users to Convert Crypto to Spendable Cash in Over 200 Countries

In a Nutshell: Exchanges for buying and selling blockchain-based cryptocurrencies are increasingly part of the financial mainstream. But the Paycent platform is bringing the crypto world closer to everyday practicality. Available in more than 200 countries, the Paycent mobile wallet and card allows consumers and merchants to convert and exchange cryptocurrencies to make purchases and withdrawals in local currency at more than 40 million retail terminals and 2.4 million ATMs. ... read more »

CoinDeal is a Rapidly Growing Cryptocurrency Exchange with Diverse Offerings, Top Security, and the User Experience at Heart

CoinDeal is a Rapidly Growing Cryptocurrency Exchange with Diverse Offerings, Top Security, and the User Experience at Heart

In a Nutshell: With more than 200 cryptocurrency exchanges, investors may feel overwhelmed when deciding which one to choose. CoinDeal, which launched in 2018, is a relative newcomer to the exchange scene, but it has already established a strong base of nearly 260,000 users. The company strives to set itself apart from other exchanges by providing a powerful platform with more than 30 available cryptocurrency pairings. And it prioritizes security and high-quality service to help users... read more »

Blockchain Scalability Solutions from æternity Can Deliver Better Access to Financial Services for Individuals and Businesses

Blockchain Scalability Solutions from æternity Can Deliver Better Access to Financial Services for Individuals and Businesses

In a Nutshell: When consumers use their credit cards at checkout, they're exchanging bits of data that pass through a series of intermediaries before reaching their destination. Banking is a pre-digital industry and continues to face challenges in efficiency, cost, and reach. But æternity is looking to change that through its innovations in blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrency. Blockchain can make transactions faster, and æternity is an open-source platform that brings... read more »

Zcash: How the Science-Based Digital Currency Maintains Privacy While Providing the Full Benefits and Functionality of Other Cryptocurrencies

Zcash: How the Science-Based Digital Currency Maintains Privacy While Providing the Full Benefits and Functionality of Other Cryptocurrencies

In a Nutshell: Zcash is a privacy-protecting cryptocurrency that differs from its peers, in part, because of its application of zero-knowledge proof concepts to blockchain technology. We spoke with Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Josh Swihart as the Zcash Company was prepping to announce that it was changing its name to the Electric Coin Company to help distinguish it from the cryptocurrency itself. Swihart explained the digital currency’s origins, why privacy... read more »

TradeBlock Provides Reliable Cryptocurrency Data, Prices, and Trades for Leading Financial Institutions

TradeBlock Provides Reliable Cryptocurrency Data, Prices, and Trades for Leading Financial Institutions

In a Nutshell: The decentralized world of cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain technology exist outside of traditional financial ecosystems. In many ways, it's unexplored territory. Investors and institutions can be unclear on where to turn for support. On the other hand, plenty of opportunities exist in the space to create those support systems, which is what TradeBlock has done by providing enterprise tools for digital currencies. As they do with the Bloomberg Terminal in... read more »

ChronoBank: Employing Blockchain Technology for a Revolutionary Human Resources Solution that Increases Efficiency in Hiring and Payments

ChronoBank: Employing Blockchain Technology for a Revolutionary Human Resources Solution that Increases Efficiency in Hiring and Payments

In a Nutshell: As companies and the labor force become increasingly globalized and digitized, managing projects and employees can grow more complex. ChronoBank uses a blockchain-based suite of products to help resolve some of today’s biggest HR challenges. Its flagship product, LaborX, integrates seamlessly with its other products — TimeX, DMT, and the ChronoWallet — to form a labor ecosystem for today’s world. The company is aiming its HR solution at the Australian market for... read more »

KICKICO Provides Investors with the Chance to Help Entrepreneurs by Backing Potentially Groundbreaking ICOs Within a Safe, Transparent Ecosystem

KICKICO Provides Investors with the Chance to Help Entrepreneurs by Backing Potentially Groundbreaking ICOs Within a Safe, Transparent Ecosystem

In a Nutshell: Startups and entrepreneurs have more funding options available to them than in years past, with options including crowdfunding and initial coin offerings (ICOs). KICKICO offers companies and investors alike the benefits of a safe, transparent platform in which to conduct business. Investors can get in on the ground floor of potentially innovative projects, while startups can use KICKICO’s platform to vet their campaigns and reach interested audiences. With ICO interest... read more »

Verge: The Community-Driven Cryptocurrency that Prioritizes Anonymity and Privacy

Verge: The Community-Driven Cryptocurrency that Prioritizes Anonymity and Privacy

In a Nutshell: Since Bitcoin pioneered the way for cryptocurrencies, hundreds of altcoins have sprung up in the decentralized financial ecosystem, serving a wide range of audiences. Verge is a notable addition to the altcoin lineup because of its strong focus on privacy and anonymity. The cryptocurrency uses networks including, Tor and I2P, that obfuscate user IP addresses. Operating on an open-sourced platform, Verge is maintained by a group of independent volunteers around the world.... read more »