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Chinese President Sparks Big Bitcoin Price Gains with Bullish Blockchain Speech Comments Off on Chinese President Sparks Big Bitcoin Price Gains with Bullish Blockchain Speech 1017

Chinese President Sparks Big Bitcoin Price Gains with Bullish Blockchain Speech Comments Off on Chinese President Sparks Big Bitcoin Price Gains with Bullish Blockchain Speech 1017

Chinese President Xi Jingping supports the blockchain and says the Chinese government needs to do more in terms researching and investing in the blockchain, according to South China Morning Post.

Xi is also the general secretary of the Communist Part of China Central Committee and chaired a meeting on the subject with other advisors taking part. Xi believes blockchain “will play an important role in the next round of technological innovation and industrial transformation”. “Major countries are stepping up their efforts to plan the development of blockchain technology. Greater effort should be made to strengthen basic research and boost innovation capacity to help China gain an edge in the theoretical, innovative and industrial aspects of this emerging field.”

What Xi’s Thoughts did to the Bitcoin Price

In just the last five days, the price of Bitcoin is exploding. It now stands at $9,360.67 after starting the trading day on October 24th, 2019 at $7,474. That’s a price gain of over 21%. The price briefly got up over $10,000 throughout the weekend before bouncing down to where it is today.

Is The Government’s Stance on Cryptocurrency Changing?

China banned an initial coin offering for a cryptocurrency exchange in 2017. The country wanted to curb enthusiasm around crypto to protect consumers in theory. China used to be the world’s largest influence on Bitcoin trading volume but that’s since changed because of the regulatory crackdown. However, the country still does maintain a major influence in the cryptocurrency mining space.

So while it’s nice to hear Xi extolled the virtues of the blockchain, the reality is the Chinese government has a history of tightly controlling what its citizens can and can’t do when it comes to money, politics and social issues. That in fact is part of the reason that China had such a stranglehold on Bitcoin trading volume is that Chinese people have the desire to keep their savings out of the hands of the government. Most Bitcoin and blockchain enthusiasts know that a big portion of the transactions that go through the world’s most valuable blockchain are the result of people trying to escape oppressive regimes.

Hyperinflation in Venezuela

The International Monetary Fund estimates that the inflation rate of the Venezuelan Bolivar will reach a staggering one million percent by the end of 2019. While Bitcoin’s price worldwide is usually listed on charts in comparison to the American dollar, that doesn’t mean that everyone gets access to Bitcoin at the same standard price. It’s estimated that the price of Bitcoin in Venezuela is doubling every single day.

That sounds huge and it is, but when the price of the local fiat currency is exploding by a million percent per year, it makes sense to put that money into Bitcoin as quickly as possible. Scarcity = value, and if people converting the Bolivar are lining up at Venezuelan exchanges all at the same time, it only makes sense that the price will continue to skyrocket. When a handful of countries experience the same thing, the overall volume being traded and acquired on the international market goes up.

Greece’s Government Debt Crisis

Known as The Crisis, Greece’s problems ironically stem from the same 2008 Global Economic Crisis that sparked the invention of Bitcoin and the blockchain network. The Crisis led to citizens quickly becoming impoverished. Overall, the situation in Greece surpassed the U.S. Great Depression as the longest recession on record. During this time, bond yield spreads have grown further and further apart and the government’s debt reached nearly 300 billion Euros, causing risk insurance and credit default swaps to rise in price, creating a whole system of growing debt. Of course this led to more and more people searching for alternative ways to store value. This meant Greeks began putting money into traditional and digital gold, or Bitcoin.

One Other Potential Reason for Bitcoin’s Recent Surge

Bakkt is a Bitcoin futures exchange most serious traders were really excited about earlier this year and even going back to 2018. As soon as it launched, enthusiasts expected Bitcoin to go all the way to the moon. It’s just happening now, a little bit later than anybody thought it would. Just in the last 24 hours, trading futures contracts on Bakkt has gone up 260%. This is all in anticipation of future events related to innovation in China. What comes from Xi’s comments in the long term remains to be seen, but for now it seems the market is already pricing in potential.

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Heiko Closhen, Entrepreneur

National Chinese BSN Blockchain Network to Become Commercially Available in April

National Chinese BSN Blockchain Network to Become Commercially Available in April


Following the speech of Xi Jinping on the importance of embracing blockchain technology,

China went on a spree of development to establish a nation-wide blockchain network. Now, following a report published on January 3rd, we have more information about the future of the BSN network. These latest updates are more of a recap of what has happened, and a showcase of what’s to come. Information released during the China Urban Governance and Innovation Forum suggests that the open beta of the project is open for 400 companies and 600 developers, with the city of Hangzhou being the first one to pilot the blockchain network and applications, according to Tang Sisi, deputy director of the Smart City Development Research Center of the National Information Center.

In addition, the information further cements the 6 month beta period which ends in April. During this beta period the network, hosting, and all infrastructure will be free for companies and developers. The expected annual costs for hosting a dapp on this network will be $260-$390 USD after the beta period ends. As noted before, the BSN network will only support permission-based blockchains divided into enterprise and private chains. For now, there are no indications that the network will support any public chains, due to the lack of control mechanisms capable of monitoring and moderating the activity on the network.

All in all, the promises that the BSN network makes for the Chinese economy are outstanding. If correct, this can lower the cost of LAN-style network connections between partners by 97%, provide a platform for blockchain developers to share and sell tools, and open up blockchain technology for the small and medium enterprises. These latest updates conclude that the testing results from the blockchain implementation record slow speeds, and point to the fact that we are at a moment in time of proper standardization of blockchain applications, particularly as it relates to the ambitions of the Chinese government. If they are successful, the Chinese will be the first nation in the world to have a blockchain network capable of managing all of the administrative workload, increasing productivity, and reducing the amount of effort necessary to enforce and maintain compliance with local laws. It’s safe to predict that the Chinese Social Credit System will also become a blockchain app, especially if these initial tests show promise. It’s unavoidable that the Chinese government will seek to use blockchain technology to further increase the amount of control they possess over their citizens.

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Heiko Closhen, Entrepreneur

Ripple CEO amp Team Speak Their Hearts Out on Blockchain in 2020

Ripple CEO & Team Speak Their Hearts Out on Blockchain in 2020

Ripple Executives share their views on Crypto Industry

in the last decade in the latest Ripple Drop episode. The team also spoke about their predictions in 2020. The festive holiday episode of Ripple Drop had CEO Brad Garlinghouse, CTO David Schwartz and their VP Breanne Madigan speaking their hearts out about crypto and blockchain in 2020.

Ripple Executives’ Take on Blockchain

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse believes that the crypto industry is going to be consolidated into fewer cryptos as

the world does not need 3000+ crypto. 

“I think you are gonna continue to see consolidation. Yeah, the world doesn’t need 3,000 plus cryptocurrencies out there, and I think the utility will bear out that there will be a migration to quality if you will.”

Moreover, Quality migration is what he sees in the coming future he adds. CTO David seems to consider blockchain having newer use cases. These cases might provide

a solution to actual problems.

“I think we’re going to see more growth of blockchain into different use cases. I think the focus is going to be can you solve an actual problem, not do you have a solution that someone might be able to use for something.”   

Ethan Beard, the SVP of Ripple’s investment arm Xpring, is convinced that blockchain and crypto could potentially replace the global financial infrastructure. While VP Breanne believes that the banking and financial sectors will adopt blockchain in 2020. On the other hand, Marcus Treacher seems too convinced that Blockchain will be integrated into most of the technologies leading to an Industrial revolution. This announcement created a stir of excitement on Twitter. Many supporters of Ripple came forward to stand forth with the executives’ statement. Well, 2020 seems to be an exciting year for Ripple executives. The team has a lot of hopes on the blockchain. Only time will tell whose prediction comes true. But its interesting to know what such great influencers think of the crypto industry. Isn’t it? Let us know your views on Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Over 10000 Participants Expected to Attend Chain2020 Blockchain Initiatives Event in Hong Kong

Over 10,000 Participants Expected to Attend Chain2020 Blockchain Initiatives Event in Hong Kong

8th January 2020, Montenegro – Over 10,000 participants are expected to attend the Chain2020 event,

which is set to take place in Hong Kong on January 15, 2020. The event is organized as a series of educational conferences focusing on Blockchain and FinTech technologies and related subjects for entrepreneurs, government officials and individuals seeking to integrate and promote the use of alternative financial technologies in the global economy. The Chain2020 event will be featuring a broad range of conferences hosted and presented by more than 35 internationally recognized experts and speakers. Some of the prominent attendees scheduled to speak at the conference include:

  • Zoran Djikanovic, PhD, Professor of Economics at UDG, author of several papers on regulation and market infrastructure development
  • Susan Oh, recipient of The Quantum Impact Award in partnership with the UN General Assembly as one of the Top Ten Frontier Women in Digital
  • Richard Chen, technologist with vast experiences in successfully building internet applications, big data and AI and blockchain technologies
  • Dinis Guarda, author, academic, influencer, serial entrepreneur and leader in 4IR, AI, Fintech, digital transformation and Blockchain
  • Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof, award-winning entrepreneur, a crypto activist and writer, working in frontier environments

The Chain2020 event is specifically being organized in the Asian region to attract the attention of the region’s population to the use of blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies and increase the level of education and awareness about their application. The organizers of the event are confident that the series of conferences will help bolster awareness about the technologies and promote their penetration into various areas of social and business activities.

Chain 2020 offers a series of educational conferences promoting blockchain in the Asian region, aiming to become one of the key players locally and on a global scale. The mission of the event is to become a comprehensive source of blockchain knowledge, enhancing mass adoption of the new technology in the region, and become the most influential and mind-captivating platform aiming to create connections and partnerships that will have a long-lasting impact on the industry. The organizers of the event seek to advocate blockchain initiatives in ASIA and support mass adoption of the technology to advance business, science, and society

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Heiko Closhen, Entrepreneur

SFUNDING The Leading Utility Blockchain platform

SFUNDING – The Leading Utility Blockchain platform

Integrating Smart Contract feature,
SFUNDING was launched as a pioneering Utility Blockchain platform project

It offers a favourable environment for Dapps and decentralized entertainment services as well as ensuring transparency, fairness, and optimal user experience. SFUNDING envisions to be the leading Utility Blockchain platform that offers a favourable environment for Dapps and decentralized entertainment services as well as ensuring transparency, fairness, and optimal user experience.

Blockchain-based games developed by SFUNDING provide users with numerous outstanding features.

  • Track and validate ownership of digital assets.
  • Offer a secure payment system
  • Increase competitiveness by applying innovative technology
  • Trade digital assets easily with high liquidity

Operating model

SFUNDING system is empowered by Blockchain technology, which brings optimal freedom for the user through an open-source, decentralized, independent, and intermediary-free platform. All user data are securely encrypted and not controlled by any parties control, including SFUNDING Developer Team. The launch of SFUNDING has opened up a new era of freedom and privacy where user rights and benefits are always the top priority. As an open-source platform, SFUNDING allows everyone to participate in information verification as well as the overall development of the platform. Transaction information is always public and can be checked at any time to ensure transparency.

An independent Coin

One of the primary goals of SFUNDING is promoting the development of cryptocurrency by presenting Token Games on Dapps and connecting current top trending games. SFUNDING Token is used as a payment tool for in-game transactions as well as a tradable currency once listed on prestigious Crypto Exchanges. It has high liquidity yet low costs and no intermediary.

Earning from playing

Inspired by the sharing economy model, SFUNDING has developed a profit-sharing platform where every users and gamer who participate in or play any games on SFUNDING will have the chance to earn income. The particular ratio of profit shared will be decided upon the amount of money spent to play as well as deposit in. Generally, about 35% to 50% of this amount will be sent out as contribution rewards via events, boss hunts, monster hunts, live stream, or Slots. The prizes are guaranteed to be attractive and in line with what the players contribute to the system.

In a discussion related to the development of SFUNDING, a representative of SFU Token stated that remaining features of the Token will be completed in the following time along with deploying Marketing campaigns and customer base development strategies. As the plan is already been carry out, it is expected that SFU Token will be listed on Crypto Exchanges by quarter IV of 2020. To enjoy SFUNDING games, users only need to connect their Metamask Wallet or any Blockchain wallets that integrate Ethereum. The most noticeable difference between SFUNDING and other Blockchain platform is the tradability of in-game items and characters. Through an in-game fleamarket, players can buyor sell in-game assets at a suitable price, hence, earning long-term profits.

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Who Using The Blockchain Technology To Transform The Real Estate Industry?

Who Using The Blockchain Technology To Transform The Real Estate Industry?


The real estate industry stands to benefit massively from the blockchain technology.

Soon enough, one will be able to purchase rental houses, dream houses, and even parking spots on the blockchain. Matter of fact, the newly formed industry (blockchain-based real estate) is gaining popularity fast as buyers, sellers, and even investors see it as a way to interact with each other and get informed about new properties. By leveraging the blockchain, the real estate industry will be able to increase trust due to the transparent nature of the distributed ledger technology. Additionally, self-executing smart contracts will save time and reduce costs. Given that real estate transactions are so immense, the industry stands to benefit from having a shared database that holds the lease and purchases data. Also, the technology will offer more transparency through a transparent ledger system that allows brokers and agents to see the entire transaction history of a particular property. In this piece, we are going to go through a few top companies that are using the blockchain technology to transform the real estate industry.

Wolfs Group

Wolfs Group is a consulting company based in Europe that is made up of several well-established companies that are listed on the stock market. The company focuses on three main areas, namely; fintech, new technologies, and real estate. Its real estate arm is run by Wolfs Development, which tries to merge real estate with economic innovation. The company has an ERC 20 token based on the Ethereum blockchain know as WLF token that will enable investors to get a slice of the company’s investments in real estate and other areas it’s involved.


Founded in 2018, RealtyBits is a blockchain-based real estate investing platform that allows investors around the globe to buy entire properties or fractions of the assets. Based in Palo Alto, the company aims to open up the American real estate industry to investors around the globe. Consequently, the platform helps real estate companies to raise funds through crypto investments. In the long run, the platform hopes to lower the cost of investing in commercial real estate.

Agents Not Needed

Founded in 2017, this platform seeks to replace the need for real estate agents by providing the buyer and the seller with a peer to peer platform that doesn’t need much management by intermediaries. The platform has embarked the blockchain revolution to the property transaction process, making it cheaper, faster, and secure. This platform, like its name, is for individuals and not agents. It offers people the necessary tools and a marketplace where they can communicate, arrange viewings, make offers, and sell their own property.  


Founded in 2018, BrikBit is a blockchain-based platform that is working on decentralizing the real estate industry to make transactions more transparent. The platform aims to achieve its objective by empowering unique projects within the real estate industry to be able to create their own blockchains, which will act as sidechains of the BrikBit blockchain. By doing this, various projects can be customized to meet local regulatory requirements. The platform’s system will help with property management and fund collection.

CryptoProperties (CPROP)

CryptoProperties is a tech company that is building blockchain data applications that are focused on identifying issues within the real estate industry, reducing risk, and identifying new opportunities. The company is using the blockchain technology in multiple real estate areas, including finance, property development, brokerage transactions, investment management, and insurance.


Founded in December 2017, Briq is a data management blockchain-based platform that is designed to improve the real estate industry by placing development and construction data securely on the blockchain. Since its launch, the company has been working on digitizing aspects of the construction supply chain, like adding protocol layers that help manage the flow of materials. By doing so, the platform aims to streamline real estate development.


RealBlocks is a tech company that is using the blockchain technology to tokenize the real estate, thereby creating new avenues for investing in the industry. The company has created a platform that allows real estate investors to buy fractions of assets instead of the entire portfolios or properties. By tokenizing the sector, the company is helping reduce fees, provide liquidity, and speed up processes. 


This list wouldn’t be complete without the mention of Propy; one of the first blockchain-based real estate projects that paved the way for the rest. Founded in early 2017, the platform is by far one of the most successful within the industry. It aims to solve the many problems that face online real estate transactions, including high costs, time wastage, and fraud. The solution is a platform that acts as a property store and asset transfer for the international real estate industry. Propy allows buyers, brokers, sellers, and agents to meet on the same platform and conduct transactions on the blockchain using smart contracts. 


As exciting as the above projects are, it’s good to remember that we are still in the early days of blockchain uses within the real estate industry. And we are likely to see more applications than we can currently fathom come up as the technology matures. 

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UEFA AlphaWallet to Power Up EURO 2020 Tickets with Ethereum Blockchain

UEFA, AlphaWallet to Power Up EURO 2020 Tickets with Ethereum Blockchain


Football fans will have the ability to buy tickets to Euro 2020 using Ethereum. All is possible thanks to UEFA, FIFA and AlphaWallet’s efforts to enact

AlphaWallet is a tokenization firm providing companies with exclusive services of launching their coins. Boosted by the Ethereum network, AW allows users to take advantage of DeFi, DAOs, stable coins and ERC-20 smart contracts. Together with the UEFA, AW plans to bring the crypto fans together with football fans. This will happen through an Ethereum integration, with over 20,000 tokens put on the custom blockchain to back up the tickets.

Victor Zhang, AlphaWallet CEO, noted:

“If we can convert 50% of the digital event tickets into blockchain tokenized tickets, the new adoption number is already greater than the current total blockchain users worldwide (42,290,000 ).”

Victor claims that the tokenization of the world has just started, and the most interesting stuff should start happening later.

Smart Contracts Will Solve Ticket Fraud Problem

The authenticity of the EURO 2020 tickets was somewhat difficult to check in the past. The secondary market’s effective ways of regulation became possible thanks to the Internet. Robust smart contracts functionality enriches users with the ticket buying, tracking, storing and selling system. Since it is automated, it can beat those cheaters who sell fake tickets on the streets. Now, tickets are easily checked via the special Ethereum address. This means that, if the person who bought the tickets wish to re-sell them, they can do it on-chain. The right to own the virtual ticket can be transferred just like the crypto coins.

Mass Adoption Won’t Come in One Moment

According to Victor Zhang, his group will handle only the tech, and the UEFA Executive Sales Agent is going to give the money, the tickets and the approval for everything. They already have the experience, as UEFA was using blockchain to sell tickets since summer 2018. Victor thinks that ticketing may appear to be a good start point for the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies. The AlphaWallet stats show that 28 test customers already used virtual tickets to enter the stadium. Particularly, those were the people who never used blockchain technology before.

Tickets Available via the Ethereum Blockchain

If you want to set up some blockchain-related enterprise, use Ethereum or Ethereum Classic. Both platforms are good for deploying smart contracts, both Turing-complete (ERC-721) and not (ERC-20). As for the AlphaWallet’s pitch, they are working with some secretive agency tied with FIFA. That agency has a goal to create the non-fungible type of coins under the ERC-875 standard. The system will facilitate TokenScript technology. It will allow the ticket holders to send tickets to each other or exchange them for some goods. The system will offer an attendance tracking tool and stability of usually fluctuating prices. The TokenScript protocol written especially for Ethereum is a tool that allows the tickets to function. The tokenization trend is moving forward in 2019: in this year alone, people bought more than 941,400,000 sports tickets using online service.

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Jeff Fawkes is a seasoned investment professional and a crypto analyst covering the blockchain space. He has a dual degree in Business Administration and Creative Writing and is passionate when it comes to how technology impacts our society.


Heiko Closhen, Entrepreneur

THE MARKETHIVE REFERRAL PROGRAM- Refer 3 To Receive Lifetime Rewards

THE MARKETHIVE REFERRAL PROGRAM – Refer 3 To Receive Lifetime Rewards 

Referral Program For Free Members And Upgraded Associates

Markethive is resolute and in preparation to take a large share of the new Market Network that is the next generation following the Social Media craze. That Market Network is defined as a platform that is integrated a Social Network (like Facebook, LinkedIn), SAAS tools (like GoToMeeting, Aweber, and Google Apps), Inbound Marketing (like Marketo, Hubspot),  Commerce platform (like eBay, Freelancers, Amazon) and Digital Media (like Cointelegragh, Bitcoin.com). 

As Markethive is built on the Blockchain it has its own consumer coin, MHV, which is fully integrated into the system and has created an Ecosystem for all members of Markethive, free and upgraded Entrepreneurs. So Markethive has established their niche as the only social (Market) Network that has an infinity Airdrop and a system that rewards the users for engaging on the platform and learning how to use it with ongoing, real-time micropayments, otherwise known as a Faucet.


What If You’re A Free Member?

If you’ve just signed up to Markethive you will have received your airdrop of 500 Markethive Coins (MHV) to your CoinClip. The next thing to do is to refer just 3 of your friends or colleagues to Markethive which unlocks the Micropayment Faucet allowing you to receive lifetime rewards of MHV Coin. 


So a Free Membership in Markethive allows you to earn coins with every post, process, and function within the system and like a faucet system, earn micropayments of Markethive Coin. Remember, it is not just another payment service provider other Social Media platforms have adopted. You actually earn MHV Coins and now is a perfect time to accumulate your coins. When the Markethive Exchange and wallet are implemented into the system, you’ll be able to convert it into the currency of your choice or buy products and services within the Markethive ecosystem. 

Thinking About Upgrading To Entrepreneur?

Upgrading to Entrepreneur, among many of the benefits, found here, you also receive a matching coin bonus of 500 MHV for each person that signs up and an advanced CMS control panel for your new "associate leads" found in the Friends section here.

Using your referral links will help you qualify for the micropayment faucet and will also gather and keep your associates for you in the "associate panel" where they will be accessible once you do upgrade to "Entrepreneur". You will also be paid the Matching coin bonus for each referral once you upgrade as well.

But do not delay too long once you start collecting "associates" because the matching bonus has a half-life of 30 days as demonstrated in the image below.


The Automated Referral Panel

The automated referral panel is found on the menu named Referral Program. You have 2 links as shown in the image below.

  1. The top one is the link to your Profile Page or Bio. Sharing this link is excellent for branding yourself or your business as explained here

Share your unique Referral Link on your social network profile consistently and quickly receive a lot of referrals! Click on the Social Media buttons and your Capture page referral link will automatically be included. There is an assortment of thumbnails (images) that will rotate giving your post a fresh new look every time you share. 


The Capture Page 

    2. The second link is your Capture page which is extremely informative with a video and bullet point explanations. It’s intuitive, simple and captivating. 


The Bottom Line

Bottom line, by joining Markethive you will get a Market Network Inbound Marketing platform worth $2500 per month for free and get “Airdropped” paid up to 500 Markethive coins [MHV] just for joining. By referring just 3 people you activate the micropayment faucet and continue to receive MHV coin payments for the duration of your life within the hive for all activity you perform on the Markethive Platform. 

Being the entire system runs on Markethive coin, you can expect the volume demand and increased velocity of the coin to also drive coin value accordingly. This is one of the main reasons we refer to our system as being a legitimate alternative to universal income, one based on ethics and integrity, not government-mandated theft and graft.

It’s interesting to note, the first Faucet invented was the Bitcoin faucet launched by Gavin Andresen, one of the earliest Bitcoin developers, in June 2010. At that time Bitcoin was about 8 cents. It gave out 5 Bitcoins a day until 2011 when it ran out of coins. 

Markethive has embraced this reward system and applied it to the many marketing and communications aspects within Markethive.  The big what if, is…in 10 years will Markethive coin have a similar rise in value? No doubt in my mind, given the fact MHV is a consumer coin with a real use case, unlike so many other altcoins on the market. Time, technology and the universal need for a holistic platform such as Markethive is on our side. Markethive to the moon! 


ecosystem for entrepreneurs

Meanwhile, get busy and refer three people to unlock the faucet and start accumulating MHV coin. You will enjoy the fruits of Universal Income which is Markethive’s vision for everyone and destined to achieve. 


Thank you;

Victor Lavaza, the busy bee! 


Heiko Closhen, Entrepreneur

Measuring The True Impact Of The Blockchain

Measuring The True Impact Of The Blockchain

Why Chasing Bitcoin Is Not: What Globalcoin Really Means for Crypto (2019)

  • Tokenisation to be expected as one of the main trends in 2019
  • Can Blockchain change the way we shop online

One of the main trends of 2019 is expected to be tokenisation. This can be anything from a pizza delivery service to artwork can be subjected to tokenisation. Along with AI development, tokenisation will give us an opportunity to order goods and services carried out by autonomous machines and pay with tokens for the completed work. If we take a look at a few aspects of day to day life that could be changed by both virtual assets and the blockchain.

Customer Attitude

Producers of goods and services are usually unable to predict consumer attitudes and behaviours. This can lead to a shortage or even an overproduction after billions have been built on building real-estate which ends up being unclaimed and abandoned. Smart devices have the ability to record and analyse data obtained from each other. Said data is based on the constantly changing behaviours and attitudes in consumers.

Supply Shopping online is one of the biggest things in the modern world. Changes in the consumer's behaviour suggest a supply chain restructure. There are indications that warehouses and production should be located closer to the ‘city dwellers’ whereas delivery services should hire more employees than offline stores. But if you take into consideration the continuous development of AI and blockchain technology, this kind of work seemingly tends to be delegated to robots whose maintenance costs are expected to be lower than that of employees.

As CryptoGlobe state:

“In order to implement such a scenario, we should give robots rights to make decisions and to dispose of small amounts of money, namely, tokens. The Ethereum infrastructure allows for interaction between humans and robots, as well as between robots and robots in the form of a smart contract. For example, your smart fridge orders fresh milk to be delivered by an autonomous drone every morning.”

Ventures into New Markets

Thanks to the blockchain, there are a lot of new markets that were once only available to professionals or those who retained their monopoly through expertise. On top of this, tokenisation will allow the creation of an equivalent of any value – this will include assets that haven’t previously been

expressed in a digital form.

“One of the most notable examples is carbon units, acting as the equivalent of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere by enterprises. Until recently, trade in these units was opaque and slow. Now blockchain allows them to be freely traded. This opens up a green capital market for countries, businesses, and even individual smart buildings for keeping records of their emissions.”

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Adrian has been leading teams in the finance sector for over a decade. He is highly experienced, and is responsible for ensuring that the latest news is delivered to you as it is breaking. He has a keen interest in virtual currencies, and has even made investments himself, so is incredibly passionate when it comes to writing about this topic.


Heiko Closhen, Entrepreneur

Enterprise Blockchain on Bitcoin? Bitfury Is Giving It a Go With Exonum

Enterprise Blockchain on … Bitcoin? Bitfury Is Giving It a Go With Exonum


“Blockchain, not Bitcoin.”

This rallying cry became a hallmark of the 2017 market boom

and continued to reverberate in the subsequent cryptocurrency bear market. Entrepreneurs and institutions from every corner of every industry tried to shoehorn blockchains into use cases for everything from pharmaceuticals to bananas. “Just slap a blockchain on it,” the idea went, and thus some of the world’s unnecessary enterprise blockchain applications were born. 

Several years later, people are figuring out that you don’t need a blockchain for, well, most things really. In the fallout of 2017’s explosive market environment, blockchain incubator ConsenSys laid off more than half its staff, State Street bank fired 100 developers to basically shutter its distributed ledger arm, and Ripple recently closed shop on its storage platform Omni. As the dominoes of distributed ledgers and enterprise blockchains continue to topple, it may seem surprising, then, that one of the oldest Bitcoin companies is digging deeper into a blockchain for businesses. But that’s precisely what Bitfury is doing — and it’s adding Bitcoin to the mix.

Exonum Meets Bitcoin

Bitfury was founded in 2011 and made its name developing bitcoin mining hardware and software. Its business has since branched out, and it’s laid down roots in the questionably fertile ground of enterprise blockchain platforms with Exonum. Launched in 2017, Exonum is an open-source solution for building permissioned blockchain applications. The project has over 5,000 commits from 46 developers on GitHub and is presented as a tool to “[power] distributed ledgers in virtually any problem domain, including FinTech, GovTech, and LegalTech,” according to its project documentation.

This version of Exonum is entirely open-source, but its latest iteration, Exonum Enterprise, is a blockchain as a service. Unlike its prototype, which is self-deployed, the Exonum Enterprise offering includes setup and DevOps support along with other tools for Bitfury’s clients. It’s also anchored to the Bitcoin blockchain. The idea here is to increase transparency. Enterprise blockchains like Exonum are permissioned (private) while Bitcoin’s blockchain is public (permissionless). Blockchains, for Bitcoin’s use case, anyway, are meant to be decentralized, (basically) immutable and completely transparent because these design features make it both auditable and secure to ensure against fraud. Private blockchains, on the other hand, offer none of these guarantees because they are centralized.

Something like Exonum Enterprise, then, is trying to mediate between the permissioned nature of a private chain and the permissionless nature of a public chain. By anchoring data on the Bitcoin blockchain (i.e., submitting data to the network periodically to reflect the state of the private network), Bitfury wants to give clients the control of a private network while simultaneously giving them the assurances and transparency of a public one.  This is why it opted toward Bitcoin as an anchor, because it is the most robust of the public blockchain batch. “We chose to use the Bitcoin blockchain because it is the most secure blockchain by several metrics, but notably that the cost to attack and rewrite the Ethereum blockchain is about 10 times less than the cost to attack/rewrite the Bitcoin blockchain,” Exonum head Gleb Palienko told Bitcoin Magazine.

How Exonum Enterprise Works

The Exonum Enterprise blockchain promises speeds of up to 5,000 transactions per second through its proprietary Byzantine-fault-tolerance-based consensus mechanism. This speed varies based on node capacity, however; for instance, a low-end node that creates a block every 60 seconds costs $1,250, while one that adds a block every second costs $5,000, according to Forbes. The nodes are hosted on the cloud for clients, rather than supported via in-house hardware. How many nodes a business might need depends entirely on what the blockchain will be used for and how many entities will operate it, though Bitfury recommends at least four for “basic scenarios.”

Data from these Exonum Enterprise nodes can be relayed to the Bitcoin blockchain on a variable basis. This process, which is automated, involves publishing the root hash of any Exonum Enterprise block’s Merkle tree to the Bitcoin blockchain. Put another way, Exonum Enterprise etches a references to the Exonum Enterprise blockchain’s data into the Bitcoin blockchain without revealing the underlying data itself; from here, those with eyes on this particular blockchain can reference Bitcoin’s ledger to see if the hash matches the Merkle root on their private blockchain. Bitfury charges $10 for every transaction sent to the Bitcoin network, according to Forbes. “This allows Exonum Enterprise clients to verify their blockchain and get a cryptographic proof of the data’s existence and authenticity,” Palienko said. “Anchoring to the Bitcoin blockchain ensures that users cannot rewrite data on the public blockchain without detection, and can assure customers/investors/regulators that companies are not engaging in ‘double bookkeeping.’”

The veritability of each proof, though, is contingent on how often an organization decides to publish hashes onto Bitcoin. They can choose to do so every block, every hour, every day, every week, every month or never at all. For the hybrid model to truly unlock the benefits of its Bitcoin overlayer, Bitfury recommends a daily anchoring at minimum. But under this model, the more often the Exonum Enterprise blockchain anchors to Bitcoin, the better. If, for example, a company only verified the state of its private chain on Bitcoin once a week, you would have no way of verifying that the ledger wasn’t tampered with between each weekly entry. A daily entry would offer increased auditability, while an hourly one would offer more assurances still.

Who’s Using Exonum Enterprise?

Bitfury told Forbes that 35 organizations are currently leveraging Exonum Enterprise in its open-source form. Palienko told us that they are in the process of “onboarding new Exonum Enterprise clients” at the moment. And what industries may benefit from the solution? When asked for examples of Exonum real-world use cases, Palienko referenced the software’s use by the Ukranian government for its state-run auctioning platform, SETAM. Since it has been deployed, Exonum Enterprise has underpinned 4,000 auctions for a total $24.5 million in sales, according to Bitfury. Other use cases listed on the Exonum website include asset, identity and supply chain management. Many Bitcoiners would no doubt be skeptical of Exonum Enterprise, given its enterprise blockchain roots. The option to anchor data to Bitcoin might pique their interest in the project somewhat, but they may still call the actual utility of a private blockchain into question.

Even so, Palienko and the rest of the Bitfury team believe that the volume of interest they’ve received from different organizations speaks for the utility of the platform. As the blockchain-as-a-service narrative continues to unfurl and search for successful use cases, perhaps Bitfury has struck a happy medium with private control and public guarantees — if those who use Exonum opt to publish data more often than not, that is. “We have seen growing interest from businesses for blockchain solutions — the immutability, transparency and decentralization a private blockchain can provide even just within an organization is immensely appealing from a business standpoint,” Palienko said. “Additionally, enterprise blockchains with anchoring can provide the same level of security as public blockchains while also being more flexible and controllable for internal operations.”

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Colin Harper

Colin is an associate editor and staff writer for Bitcoin Magazine. He's proud to call Nashville his home, where he spends his days shouting at peddle taverns and trying to find affordable parking downtown. If it wasn't already obvious, he holds bitcoin.


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