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ThursdayApr 18, 2019 12:05 pm

Shark Tank to Call on Kentucky in Run for the Unicorns

With award-winning ABC reality TV series Shark Tank set for an imminent call on Kentucky, the state may soon be as well known for fast-paced unicorns (i.e. rapidly growing billion-dollar startups) as it is for speedy horses. Kentucky’s pedigree for equines is well known. The city of Lexington has been called the ‘Horse Capital of the World’, while Louisville, Kentucky, is, of course, home to the celebrated annual Kentucky Derby. The Shark Tank open call will be part of Run for the Unicorns, a nexus of networking gatherings, discussions, presentations and social events that is scheduled to take place from…

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ThursdayApr 18, 2019 9:37 am

Digital Advertising is Improving Thanks to Blockchain

Wrapping up our series into industries either already benefiting from blockchain or looking into the advantages that it could possibly mean for them, we’re taking a look at digital advertising. As it exists today, the digital advertising industry is expensive, prone to fraud, and centralized. While the industry on a global scale is currently worth more than $223 billion, a significant portion of those billions are wasted and blockchain could address this and several other industry issues head on. First and arguably foremost, the digital ad industry is filled with middlemen that elevate the cost of advertising. By connecting brands…

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WednesdayApr 17, 2019 10:59 am

At FinovateSpring 2019, You May Hear Talk of Lemonade, Raisin and Kabbage

Don’t be astonished if you hear patrons of the upcoming Finovate confab in San Francisco talking about Lemonade, Raisin and Kabbage, for this unlikely menu of items is about innovation in financial services, not cuisine. Expect such surprises and more at FinovateSpring 2019, as the next fintech forum in the Finovate series gets underway at the Hilton San Francisco in Union Square (https://bit.ly/2OW4yGG). Main conference days are Wednesday, May 8, through Friday, May 10, with an additional summit day on Tuesday, May 7. By providing its unique platform of short-form demos and presentations from industry professionals, Finovate has been showcasing…

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WednesdayApr 17, 2019 9:37 am

Ripio Credit Network

Ripio Credit Network (RCN) is a blockchain based credit network that connects lenders and borrowers all over the world. RCN uses smart contracts for the transactions that are performed on its network, which are catered through its own RCN tokens. Launched in 2016, the platform is based upon Ethereum. As such, the RCN token is an ERC-20 token. The RCN token has slowly inched upward over the first half of 2019. What Does Ripio Credit Network Aim to Do? Ripio aims to cut through the middlemen and the costs that are associated with them in the lending world. By facilitating…

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TuesdayApr 16, 2019 1:16 pm

Bermuda to be Considered Crypto Paradise Very Soon

Here at CTN, we recently began investigating the top crypto-friendly countries in the world today and while we’re covering quite a few, not many stand out quite as much as Bermuda. Bermuda’s favorable tax rates and spectacular island lifestyle attract both major corporations and individuals with high net worth, reportedly providing the country with the highest GDP per capita in the world. It’s a renowned tax haven, with neither any corporate, income, wealth, capital gains, or VAT taxes and only has a minimal payroll tax. However, Bermuda does have high consumption taxes on both goods and services, as well as…

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MondayApr 15, 2019 1:14 pm

Why the Transportation Industry Is Looking at Blockchain

The transpiration and logistics industries are currently looking at new ways to use technology to enhance their day-to-day operations. One way they plan to achieve this is by combining Internet of Things (IoT) devices and blockchain technology as a means to maximize efficiency and productivity. Logistics companies can use blockchain to track inventory as it moves across the country, while blockchain can help municipalities with monitoring and regulating traffic patterns. Traffic lights and vehicles can be added to the IoT, where they send data to the blockchain network in real-time. This information can be used by municipalities and other government…

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MondayApr 15, 2019 12:38 pm

On Wild West Crypto Show, LiteCoin Lisa Says that Her Charity May Be Among the First to Accept Crypto

The Wild West Crypto Show keeps getting better. In Episode 55, ‘LiteCoin Lisa talks Charities’, presenters of the show, Drew Taylor and Brent Bates, chatted with crypto advocate and influencer Lisa Davis, aka LiteCoin Lisa, who was named ‘Woman of the Year’ by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Davis, whose daughter died from a rare form of lymphoma, has founded a charity that funds organizations providing adoption, foster care and support services for special need and medically fragile children. Davis expects that, soon, her charity – Team Mighty – may be able to accept donations in cryptocurrencies. Given the appreciation…

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FridayApr 12, 2019 10:02 am

DLive Partners With Prime YouTuber PewDiePie for Exclusive Streaming

YouTube, the world’s prominent video sharing platform, may have just lost one of its most famous stars to a blockchain platform. As reported by Variety and Deadline, PewDiePie, who is nearing a 94 million subscriber base on YouTube, has recently signed an exclusive deal with blockchain streaming platform DLive. In a press release that highlighted the collaboration as “one of the biggest live-streaming deals to date”, DLive mentioned that the Swedish former YouTuber will be migrating to the blockchain platform, where he will be streaming weekly. The famous YouTuber, who is known for his significant fan following, is due to…

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FridayApr 12, 2019 10:00 am

Coinvention 2019 Promises a September to Remember for Blockchain Believers

Coinvention 2019, set for September 20-21 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is already in the cards for many blockchain believers. They will come to hear a squad of speakers talk about innovation and regulation in the blockchain space, as well as providing a look into how the technology is moving into the mainstream. On Friday, September 20, Coinvention returns to the historic Loews Philadelphia Hotel in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Opening day will be devoted to a free hackathon and networking mixer for conference attendees. This will all be followed by the main event, complete with a diverse exhibit hall, on Saturday, September…

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ThursdayApr 11, 2019 11:53 am

HODL Rally Set to Drive Blockchain Adoption with Grand Block Party Across Europe

Blockchain and block parties may seem worlds apart, but they have more in common than meets the eye. Both are, essentially, devices of democratization. Like block parties, blockchain technology fosters equality through its peer-to-peer structure, operating without a central authority and with an openness that makes it accessible to all – a profound reflection that inspired Virtue Nightingale, CEO of HODL Rally, to launch the event in order to drive wider adoption of blockchain technology. For eight days, a caravan of 100 sleek cars will meander 1,800 miles through eight cities – London, Paris, Geneva, Monaco, Barcelona, Valencia, Denia and…

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