5 Industries Blockchain Has The Potential to Take Charge Of

5 Industries Blockchain Has The Potential to Take Charge Of

Since the very invention of the blockchain technology in 2009, enthusiasts, as well as unenlightened but curious people, have been putting forward assumptions about what can it be possibly used for. Although years pass and promising startups make bids for revolutionizing the world, we don’t see much change happen. Still, considering its potential we made a list of industries that we wish it took charge of in the nearest future.

What most likely comes to your mind first when you hear “blockchain” is cryptocurrency, and not without purpose: the technology has a lot to do with digital money. Yet, it would be disrespectfully to neglect other use cases, and these are some of them: read more

Have You Heard of Bitcoin? Research by IMG

Have You Heard of Bitcoin? Research by IMG

As blockchain-based technologies are being developed at a faster pace every day, the popularity of cryptocurrency grows in a geometric progression. ING International Survey prepared a research named “Cracking the code on cryptocurrency”, in which examines people’s engagement in the crypto industry. They carried out a survey across Europe, the United States, and Australia, and here are the results: read more

Utopian Ideas – Or Not So Much? Cryptocurrency's Feature that We All Misunderstood

Utopian Ideas – Or Not So Much? Cryptocurrency's Feature that We All Misunderstood

This morning, bypassing the dull routine, I had directly dived into the seething pool of unhackneyed minds’ outgivings on Medium and ran into an article that seized my attention: "Why Everyone Missed the Most Mind-Blowing Feature of Cryptocurrency." I ingested the text for breakfast and by the lunchtime had already formed my response. So, what does the author consider the most mind-blowing feature of cryptocurrency? I wish he let us know the answer somewhere at the beginning of the 16-minute long read, but alas. And I won’t be indulgent either. read more

Blockchain in the Air

Blockchain in the Air

Traveling is fun except when it’s not: frequently a trip gets overshadowed by a headache caused by annoying delays, cancellations, baggage losses and, what’s even worse, overbooking. As long as our world has room for improvement, we won’t get tired of listing problems that Blockchain can help solve. This time we decided to consider the air travelling sector. read more

Smart Solutions for the Smart Cities

Smart Solutions for the Smart Cities

Once we stop associating Blockchain with cryptocurrency only, we will see the nearly unlimited potential of the distributed ledger. Multiple countries are developing innovative projects intended to create a comfortable ambiance for citizens, and make a large range of processes easier, cheaper, faster and erase the need for uncountable intermediaries. 

Now, how about a small quiz? read more

Is Blockchain Becoming A Traditional Centralised Ledger?

Is Blockchain Becoming A Traditional Centralised Ledger?

The more companies adopt blockchain the less decentralized it becomes: for some of them the transparent concept is unacceptable. A good solution would be a private blockchain controlled by a few people which, however, breaks the initial idea of Blockchain. 

Consequently, the technology separates into 3 types: the classical public blockchain where transactions are carried out openly out of anyone’s control, consortium blockchain where transactions are agreed upon certain nodes and the last one – fully private centralized blockchain. Specialists foresee the blurring of borders between those three in the nearest future since each of them has advantages that together create an efficient system read more

Watch Out for Artificial Intelligence

Watch Out for Artificial Intelligence

Taking the opportunity to write here on Cointrend I would like to bring up an essential for 2018 topic: artificial intelligence and how Blockchain could improve it.  

Let’s take a close look at Artificial Intelligence from a user’s point of view. We’ve all noticed how our privacy is being attacked but we keep ignoring those pesky long texts and putting checkmarks under them. Centralized giants, such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, utilize Machine Learning to collect our personal data and decide what ad or whose publications to show depending on our interests. So basically the most common use of artificial intelligence is dispensing personal data. Doesn’t sound like fun, eh? read more

A Floating Utopia – Or Not?

A Floating Utopia – Or Not?

Oppressed by governments, slave owners, social inequality and unjust laws people have always dreamt of a place where everyone would be free. After realizing that leaving this planet is not an easy get-away plan, people started imagining utopian cities right here, on Earth. read more

Crypto Art And Questions It Provokes

Crypto Art And Questions It Provokes

“It’s important that artists capture a certain kind of moment in cultural and technological evolution,” says curator of digital art the Whitney Museum of American Art. The cultural evolution charts a course to the crypto future. In this post, I will take a look at multiple pieces of art inspired by or dedicated to cryptocurrency. read more

Whatever coins: playing around cryptocurrency

Whatever coins: playing around cryptocurrency

The world has been watching the crypto market growing at an insane pace, and new coins are born every day. While some ICO-enthusiasts put much effort in creating a proper trust-worthy reputation, others take cryptocurrencies easy. 

We collected the brightest examples of ICOs that hadn’t regard any formalities but had added some humour to things that don’t usually seem to be funny.read more