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2019 Blockchain Adoption: The Next Cryptocurrency Price Catalyst

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Let have a look at recent survey statistics from Deloitte's report related to blockchain technology and see how it will affect the cryptocurrency market.

Industries that we never thought would be disrupted, will be disrupted massively and the company executives know it and they want to be ahead of the curve and find ways to not be disrupted out of their business. Blockchain has got a lot of amazing applications and uses cases but at the same time blockchain will not solve all of the world’s problems. It can certainly go along way towards solving quite a few of them which is amazing as a tool.

 

Let have a look at some of the recent survey statistics from a report from Deloitte related to blockchain technology:

  • Around 95% of the companies surveyed say that their company plans to invest in blockchain technology in 2019.
  • With 16% of the company executives surveyed said that they are planning on investing $10 million or more into blockchain technology in 2019.
  • 84% believe that blockchain technology is broadly scalable and will eventually achieve mainstream adoption.
  • 68% of the executives polled also believed that they will lose a competitive advantage if they don’t implement blockchain technology.
  • 59% of people who were polled believe that blockchain will disrupt their industry.
  • 39% of the people viewed blockchain as being overhyped.
  • The executives who are most interested in blockchain technology by industry are Automotive industry: 73%, Oil and Gas industry: 72%, Live Sciences: 72% being the most bullish on blockchain technology.
  • 84% of executives polled expect blockchain to provide more security than conventional IT systems.
  • 32% of executives expect greater speed.
  • 28% of executives are looking for new revenue models.
  • Only 2% perceive no significant advantage of blockchain over existing systems.
  • 42% of surveyed view blockchain as a critical strategic priority for their organization.
  • According to 39% of people surveyed, regulatory issues present the greatest barrier to further investment in blockchain technology.
  • 37% of executives are more concerned with the actual implementation of the technology. Citing things like lack of in-house understanding of how to implement blockchain technology.
  • 45% of companies are considered to be likely to join a blockchain consortium with competitors while 29% are already a part of a blockchain consortium.
  • 52% of companies are focused on permissioned blockchains. So we are going to see a lot of permissioned blockchains within companies so that’s not surprising but 44% are prioritizing public blockchains.

 

There are going to be a lot of companies that don’t really do very much in terms of buying bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency but there are will be a lot of companies that will because the use case for public blockchain is very real and the use case for value transfer is very real and companies recognize that. Some of the biggest use cases that companies are looking at are supply chain, internet of things and digital identity. A lot of that has very strong value on public blockchains in particular. So public blockchains such as bitcoin will see a lot of use.

If we assume that as surveyed, 44% of the world’s top 1000 businesses start using pubic blockchains such as bitcoin and ethereum on a regular basis. What do you think that is going to do for the price and adoption?

The United States is lagging behind overall, especially behind the other nations, particularly which were polled: China, Canada, Germany. Going back to the regulatory concerns which are probably holding back a lot of American executives from getting more into blockchain technology particularly into public crypto assets such as bitcoin or ethereum. The report from Deloitte finishes up saying that blockchain is not ready for prime time yet, it is getting closer to its break out moment every day. The report states the momentum is shifting from a focus on learning and exploring the potential of the technology to identifying and building practical business applications.

If we go back to when the internet started and invest in companies that became the big things, that’s what we have right now with cryptocurrencies. Though there will be companies that won’t need crypto assets themselves, they’ll be using blockchain technology but we are going to have a lot of companies which are going to be using these public blockchains for a wide range of use cases. This is going to be the new internet of value and the future of the web and cryptocurrencies are going to play a very strong part in that. The crypto markets are just these powder cakes ready to blow. We have institutional investors coming in, we have better infrastructure than we have ever had before for the crypto industry and businesses are using and investing in blockchain technology.

 

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Brief: How do smart contracts work?

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People are often confused about various terms related to blockchain technology.  Let's discuss in brief how smart contracts work. 

People are often confused about various terms related to blockchain technology. One of the popular term used in this domain is ‘smart contracts’.  Let’s discuss in brief how smart contracts work. 

 

How do smart contracts work?

In simple words, smart contracts are decentralized applications using distributed ledger technologies. For example, a person can send 15 ‘ethers’ to his/her friend at a certain date using a smart contract. He/she would create a contract and push the data to the contract for the execution of the program.

 

There are various functionalities of smart contracts.  It manages the agreements among the users, for example, if a person buys insurance from another person. It mainly functions as a ‘multi-signature’ account. This means that the funds are used only after a specific percentage of users agree for it. It also stores information about an application. It can store information like membership record or information regarding their domain registration. A smart contract also provides the utility to other smart contracts. It is similar to the working of a software library.

 

Various smart contracts coordinate with each other. For example, let us say one smart contract visualizes the market report and other bets on this data. However, to run each smart contract you need ‘ether’ transaction fee. The cost is determined by the computation ability of that contract.

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Be ready to login into Facebook using Blockchain Technology.

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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook told that he is seriously considering to merge blockchain technology into his social network.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, in his interview with a professor of Harvard Law, Jonathan Zittrain told that he is seriously considering to merge blockchain technology into his social network. Zuckerberg also said that he is likely interested in incorporating the Facebook login with the blockchain.

Zuckerberg added so because he wants to attract software developers

who doesn’t rely on corporations that can cut off users’ access?

 

Zuckerberg’s interest in blockchain technology:

He is interested in combining blockchain technology into Facebook login because it can be used to enable users to control their data. According to the Facebook CEO,  blockchain could replace Facebook connect which will help the users by controlling their and privacy.

This type of system would attract software developers who don’t want to rely on corporations that can cut off users’ access.

Zuckerberg also spoke about the safety of the users. So as they are neither recruited by the terrorist nor exploited.

 

Facebook welcomes blockchain:

At the beginning of last year, it did not work that good between Facebook and Blockchain, now Facebook has decided to start a mutual relationship with blockchain technology and to amalgamate with its services.

By the end of 2018, Facebook revealed that they are working to develop its own stablecoin, a digital currency that allows its user to transfer money digitally.  Special focus is on India, where a policy of demonetization and adoption of the blockchain technology is taking place and WhatsApp is also extremely popular.

 

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What is a decentralized application? Top 3 decentralized applications.

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Let's discuss what a decentralized application is and the different types of decentralized applications. We also present the list of the top 3 dapps.

After the evolution of blockchain and cryptocurrency, we often get to know about the words like decentralized and decentralized applications. People are often confused about them and have doubts like what is a decentralized application and what are their types.

In this article, we will discuss what is a decentralized application. We will also discuss different types of decentralized applications. Further, we will also mention the top 3 decentralized applications.

 

What is a decentralized application?

In simple words, a decentralized application is an application that runs on a distributed computing system. It is also known as dApp. A decentralized application, instead of running on a single system, runs on a peer to peer network of the system. They have been existing since the innovation of peer to peer networks. These applications don’t require middleware to control them. Anyone can connect to anyone in the network directly. They are open source and are not owned by an individual. Further, they also don’t suffer from the problem of central point failure problem.

Dapps are extremely used in blockchain technology. In distributed ledger technologies, usually known as Ethereum Blockchain technology, these decentralized applications are also called ‘smart contracts’.

 

Types of decentralized applications?

The decentralized apps have been broadly classified on the basis of their uses. The decentralized applications are basically of three types:

 

a) The decentralized apps which are involved in managing the money:

These are the decentralized application who mainly focusses on the management of money. They provide the facility to connect with any other user in the distributed network and send/receive the money from them. For connecting to a user in the P2P network, one needs to exchange a token, ‘ether’ to the other user. These applications are basically ‘money apps’.

 

b) The decentralized apps involved in money as well as other information:

These kinds of application involved other information also apart from money. For example, let say there is an application for vegetable sellers which automatically pays them if the rate of the vegetable is less than the invested amount by them. These decentralized applications depend on money as well as the day to day information outside the network too. Mostly, these kinds of applications are ‘insurance’ type applications.

 

c) The other decentralized applications:

Those dApps which don’t classify into the above two categories are classified into this category. These applications are dedicated to decentralized autonomous organizations. Usually, they are used for voting and governance systems. These applications can be used to form a leaderless organization where every function of the organization like a person’s voting, releasing funds etc are decided by the program of the app itself.

 

Top 3 Decentralized applications:

There is a huge list of decentralized applications today. Every application tends to provide extra features to users in order to beat their respective competitors. There are several factors to go for a specific decentralized application such as security, privacy, the field of use, reliability etc. Here we are going to discuss the top 3 decentralized applications :

 

a) Blockonix:

Blockonix is one of the best-decentralized applications today having the best User Experience. This cryptocurrency exchange is located in Malta and has its headquarters in Birkirkara city of the country. Blocknix works for 24*7 throughout the week. This application was established in the year 2018.  The exchange runs on the Ethereum Blockchain and there are salient features which make it one of the top decentralized application today.

 

b) IDEX:

Idex is one of the fastest and user-friendly decentralized application. This application has separated the trading machine from the execution which makes it so fast. You can easily trade continuously on this application without worrying about the waiting time for the mining of transactions. This application takes care of various factors like the security of transactions, handling of all funds, ensuring that the fund’s transaction is synchronized etc.  This application uses the Ethereum blockchain technology and provides the best user experience to all its users.

 

c) ForkDelta:

ForkDelta is again, one of the top-quality decentralized application. It is the forked version application of decentralized exchange EtherDelta. It has gained popularity at a very fast pace. It acts as an open source application an provide a secure platform to its users. Using this decentralized application, one can easily exchange the ethereum token with another user on this application. The user interface is very simple and friendly. Transactions like deposits and withdrawal are very reliable and synchronized. The high-qualified development team of this application is always keen to provide the best user experience.

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