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What can blockchain be used for?

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Some of the most prominent industrial sectors which the  Blockchain Technology finds its applications. What can blockchain be used for?

Comprehending different disciplines which incorporates Blockchain Technology

 

Opening statements

People had familiarized themselves with the amazing Blockchain Technology only after the crypto spike in December last year. It is also observed that people have a vague notion that cryptocurrencies are the only field in which the blockchain technology can be applied. But I am here to confront with a statement that it has a vast horizon of applications in innumerable sectors of the industry. One must have some self-discipline an not get swept away by the hike and blur themselves to see things through their objective vision.

 

Wrapping one’s mind around Blockchain

Blockchain Technology is just a Distributed Ledger Technology where information is stored in the form of a ledger and the same is distributed to everyone on the network. This feature provides for an increased security by avoiding tampering of the data due to the cryptographic connections between each and every block of information. It’s distributed ledger must not be confused with its weakness because of sharing the master copy with everyone, but the Blockchain Technology intelligently converts the same weakness into its strength by the proof of work consensus. It originally was introduced with a firm belief to eradicate the Trust Gap which this particular generation is obsessed with.

A consensus is nothing but an agreement by the members of the network so as to deem a particular record to be valid or invalid. According to the Blockchain network applied in the cryptocurrencies, 51% of the consensus is required in order to validate a particular record otherwise it is automatically inferred that the information has been tampered with.

 

Some of the most prominent industrial sectors which the  Blockchain Technology finds its applications are:

 

1. Health care industry

The Medical and the Healthcare industry can be radicalized with the Blockchain Technology by storing all the patient’s past information (such as ongoing prescriptions, ailments, injuries and all the other medical facts relating to the individual) in an immutable ledger known as Blockchain. This ledger is immutable and shared among various key organizations. This would prove to be beneficial to the doctor while treating a particular patient as he would have all the authentic record of his patient from the beginning of time. One must also observe that a lot of cumbersome paperwork can be avoided by storing the information on the blockchain.

 

2. HR industry

On similar lines, the blockchain technology can also be applied in HR industry for the Identity verification where the whole resume of a particular application can be verified instantly rather than undergoing intense verification procedures by the HR managers. A distributed ledger of information can be shared among all the educational institutions, previous workplaces, along with individuals where all the Institutions verify and confirm his tenure at that particular institution. Hence the data is authentic in itself as it is distributed in nature the HR managers need not explicitly verify the details mentioned on a resume saving the organization and him ample of time and energy. The Blockchain Technology here can be observed, creates a form of trust between the individuals as each one of them trusts the other person’s Blockchain without any doubts.

 

3. Identity Verification

Blockchain technology in identity verification is very similar to the previous one. Here all the government organizations which issue identity cards for a particular citizen, can store the whole ledger on Blockchain and distribute them among the people so as to verify the same. The Identity verification storage servers are usually vested with a centralized organization which in turn makes it highly vulnerable to data leaks as well as attacks.   Imagine that the identities of the citizens of a whole country are vested with only a single authority and that’s too much power for one single authority to behold. But due to the Blockchain implementation, the authority can be distributed and can be far more secure.

 

4. Elections

An election is one of the most controversial events that occur in the politics. The whole event is corrupted with manipulations being done on the voters by providing them short-term incentives in order to gain votes. Tampering of the Electronic Voting Machines isn’t rare, but frequent. Now imagine if the whole electoral process was Blockchain based. Each and every vote which is to be counted is stored on a Distributed Ledger, visible to each and every individual of the nation. The Technology leaves absolutely no room for any kind of discrepancies that can occur during the elections in order to manipulate the results. Virginia and Switzerland are some of the only places in the world which have already tried blockchain-based elections.

 

Conclusive remarks

Apart from the above-mentioned sectors, the Blockchain Technology has spurred something called Smart Contract which is worth mentioning. The contracts are enforced in almost all the fields where trust is a major issue. For a real-life example, when one visits a car showroom in order to buy a motor vehicle, there is absolutely no assurance that the dealer would handover the vehicle to the buyer once the payment is done, at this point of time trust is a key factor which comes into the picture. The Blockchain Technology as inherently was designed to impart trust among the parties, the smart contract effectively undertakes the transaction a Smart Contract  and make sure the transaction is undertaken without any hitch.

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What is NEO? Is it a good investment? How is it different from Ethereum?

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NEO can be considered as the Chinese version of Ethereum, It has a lot of similarities with Ethereum but not exactly the same as Ethereum. NEO vs Ethereum.

Attributes which render NEO, to become a potential competitor to Ethereum.

Introduction

Ethereum is one of the most famous cryptocurrency after Bitcoin. Ranking second, according to Coinmarketcap, the crypto protocol provides a standard template in order to facilitate anyone to create decentralized applications in their own customized manner. In those decentralized applications, the virtual commodities which are traded are confirmed on the Ethereum network. Scalability has always been an issue with respect to the Ethereum network due to an adamant usage of these decentralized applications. Crypto kitties were the most trending decentralized app, which had even once caused a clog in the Ethereum network. Let us see both while comparing Neo vs Ethereum.

 

NEO

NEO can be considered as the Chinese version of Ethereum. It is evident, in this world, that the people of China can be considered a bit arrogant in nature or patriotic towards their country, as they restrict themselves from using the Western products and services. They are known to have their own version of Facebook, WhatsApp, Amazon, also one of the most famous cryptocurrency platform, Ethereum which they use extensively. The cryptocurrency network is nothing but a distributed network for the improvement of the smart economy.

Further insights into NEO

NEO protocol basically comprises two kinds of coins, one is the native coin, NEO and the other one being, NeoGas. The concept here is very similar to that of Ethereum. NEO is used for all the transactions which take place under the NEO Network, and the NeoGas is used to used as a fuel for the transactions. All the native tokens were pre-mined and hence no mining process is available but this is not the case for NeoGas, as it is used to reward the nodes of the network to incentivize them, to help in maintenance and verification of the blocks.

 

The practical use case seems to be very simple. If two users need to undergo an agreement and have a transaction, then they can opt for the NEO smart contract where their assets are first converted into the digital cryptocurrency Neo. Followed by which, according to the rules and regulations, predefined on a smart contract the transaction is undertaken.

NEO vs Ethereum

The cryptocurrency has a lot of similarities with Ethereum. Although it is not exactly the same as Ethereum. Let us see Neo vs Ethereum Analysis.

In the Ethereum Network, an exclusive programming language is incorporated in order to develop the smart contracts, but in case of NEO, smart contracts can effectively be developed by using some of the already existing and popular programming languages like as C# and Java. Also in Neo vs Ethereum, Further developments are being done with respect to the NEO Blockchain, where the creation of smart contracts is to be made available in Python as well as Go too. This feature can be acclaimed as a reason for an advantage of NEO over Ethereum.

Another key difference in Neo vs Ethereum is that can be marked between the two prominent Blockchain’s is that NEO envisages Digital Identity concept whereas Ethereum doesn’t. This feature is highly appreciated in the international market as one needs to trust the other person and somewhat transparency is obtained through this paradigm.

Is NEO worth investing in?

As the token’s total supply is fixed at 100 million, the value of the coin, over time, is bound to experience a bullish trend. The process of the release of the cryptocurrency coin is vested with a Smart Contract, where only 15 million coins are released every year. Half of the total supply was already released earlier itself. This consistent release of coins is what offers stability to it. The platform even provides high scalability and controls the latency with 10,000 transactions per second. Being developed in China the cryptocurrency coin is somehow restricted, for its unconditional adoption by the Asian countries, as China is not a Crypto friendly nation. This could mark a potential risk to the coin.

 

Conclusion

Although NEO is regarded as the ‘Ethereum of the East,’ restrictions on the cryptocurrencies in the Asian countries can resist the growth of the network. Otherwise, it possesses the potential to leave Ethereum behind. As the cryptocurrency market is highly volatile an extensive background homework is mandatory, before an understanding any investment in the crypto field. One must bet only the amount of funds, that he/she is OK to lose.

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Blockonix Decentralized Exchange Launched!

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Blockonix DEX is a purely decentralized exchange with not even a single third party involved in your transactions with no chances of fraud.

Blockonix DEX that the world was awaiting is now live. Confirmed by the following tweet on Official Blockonix twitter account.

Here is everything you need to know about the exchange before you starting trading on Blockonix:

 

1. Purely Decentralized

Blockonix DEX is a purely decentralized exchange with not even a single third party involved in your transactions. This means that while trading only the buyer and the seller shall be involved in the trade. Being a completely Decentralized Exchange, all the transactions shall occur on the Ethereum Blockchain which makes it entirely hack proof which is the best quality of Blockchain.
Blockonix is spreading the word of decentralization which was meant to be the essential reason for the launch of the growth of cryptocurrencies. Blockonix believes that centralized exchanges eradicate the real value of cryptocurrencies and due to centralized exchanges Cryptocurrencies will never be able to become mainstream.

 

2. No Third Party Ownership

On Blockonix DEX, There will be no single/ third party or group of persons who own the Blockonix Exchange Ecosystem which means there can be no chances of fraud as all the transaction processing shall be automated on the Blockchain in a highly secured decentralized environment.

 

3. Trading Fee- Huge 70% Discount

Blockonix has implemented 0.1% trading fee which is the same for both: Market takers and Market makers. This is not yet seen on any other exchanges may it be centralized or decentralized. Usually every exchange charges a higher amount of trading fee from the Market Takers. The fee shall be charged in ETH.
70% Discount: Traders can also pay the fee through BDT Tokens which is the core token of the Blockonix Exchange. While paying the Fee through BDT, Users will automatically receive a discount of 70% on the transaction fee which makes it the trading fee just 0.03% which is the least amount of fee that any other exchange charges.
Apart from the trading fee the normal amount of Gas shall be paid by the user on each transaction which is the fee for the miners.

 

4. Astonishing Strategy to increase the value of BDT Tokens (Blockonix Tokens)

Blockonix has a very long-term plan of increasing the value of its core BDT Token on every transaction. (BDT Tokens have a limited supply of Approx 10 Million. That means only approx 10 Million BDT Tokens exist).

All the fee which will be earned in ETH through Trading shall be used to buy BDT Tokens from the BDT/ETH pair Market. This means that on every transaction, trading will immense in the BDT/ETH Market which gradually increases the value of BDT Tokens. Also, such BDT bought back from the market shall be permanently burnt by automated transfer to an Ethereum Smart Contract (BURN ADDRESS) which will burn all the transferred tokens forever and is irreversible.

How will it happen?

A. Every day at a particular Ethereum Block, an Ethereum Smart Contract shall place a buy order of the entire ETH balance collected during the day as Trading Fee in the ETH/BDT Market above the current best offer in the market. As soon as any part of the buying is successful, the BDT bought through the process shall automatically be transferred to an Ethereum Smart Contract (BURN ADDRESS), which will burn all the transferred tokens forever and is irreversible.

B. All the fee which will be earned in BDT Tokens shall be automatically burnt by en Ethereum Smart Contract (Burn Address) which means on every transaction, the scarcity of the BDT Tokens will keep on increasing and someday only a handful of tokens will be left. This is a great strategy for increasing the value of BDT Tokens as ‘Scarcity leads to a Higher Demand’.

The BURN ADDRESS is set to PUBLIC and can be seen by everyone.

 

5. Listing your Token on Blockonix Exchange

If you wish to list your own token on Blockonix Exchange, it is a straightforward process and such a simple process has never been seen on any other authenticated exchange.
Blockonix has a very nominal amount of Token Listing fee of 5 ETH or 1500 BDT for the New Token Listing. There is a small authenticity test made by the Blockonix team to check if the token is authentic or not. If your token is found out to be inauthentic then your Listing Fee is refunded back into your Ethereum account.

The Best Part:

The best part of Token Listing on Blockonix Exchange is even the token listing increases the value of BDT tokens. Amazing! Isn’t it?

All the Listing Fee that is paid in ETH by the Listing Company shall be automatically transferred to the BDT/ETH Market placing a buy order of the entire ETH balance collected during the day as Listing Fee on a particular Ethereum Block during the day. (The same process as in the case of Trading Fee)

All the Listing Fee that is paid in BDT by the Listing Company shall be automatically burnt by transfer to the Ethereum Contract (BURN ADDRESS). Such Burning of tokens is irreversible.
(The same process as in the case of Trading Fee)

This is a massive strategy to increase the value of BDT Tokens.

 

6. No Revenue Exchange

Blockonix will be the first ever exchange that will run without earning any revenue

How?

As all the Fees earned through Trading as well as Listing shall be either Burnt or Used to buy back BDT Tokens from the exchange. Also, such BDT which is bought from the BDT/ETH Market shall also be burnt forever by automatic transfer to the Ethereum Contract (BURN ADDRESS).

Such Burn Address is kept Public by the Blockonix Team so that everyone is able to see how many tokens are being burnt each day.
That’s Awesome!

This means that Blockonix will earn 0% revenue.

 

7. Most User-Friendly Experience

Blockonix has the most user-friendly interface ever seen in any decentralized exchange yet.
The Exchange is very simple to use and on the same time has the most advanced features for the expert traders.
With such an astonishing user interface, Blockonix is set to become the world’s number 1 decentralized exchange.

8. Launched with more than 200 Trading Pairs!

Blockonix is launched with more than 200 trading pairs including all the top Ethereum Tokens worldwide which is amazing for the communities of such tokens.

 

The Cryptocurrency Community has faced a lot of misfortunes in the recent past including the frauds by crypto exchange and Hacks such as the MT GOX and Coincheck Hack.
Making Blockonix ‘The Future of Cryptocurrency Trading’.

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Bitcoin vs Dash: Comparing Bitcoin and Dash

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Lets compare Bitcoin vs Dash. The amazingness of the cryptocurrencies doesn't seem to be tangible enough relative to its complexities. Lets compare Bitcoin vs Dash

Understanding some of the prominent benefits of Dash over Bitcoin.

Introduction

Bitcoin is a very complicated cryptocurrency. Its mass adoption is not anything more than the fantasies of a dream, as the technology is too technical to be understood by the normal people. It is amazing, but not that simple to be effectively applied by the masses. Bitcoin scalability has always been a major point of concern and debate the community professionals, but doesn’t seem to be coming on any grounds regarding the matter. Also, the increase in the block size is been discussed for years together. The Crypto domain is to be a lot more ambiguous than it seems. It is no wonder that using the cryptos to transact is far more complex than using PayPal or Paytm. The amazingness of the cryptocurrencies doesn’t seem to be tangible enough relative to its complexities. Lets compare Bitcoin vs Dash.

 

Bitcoin vs Dash: Transactions

A long string of addresses feels quite unusual when one is extensively used to Fiat transfers. Currently, even the transaction fee has skyrocketed and if a particular transaction is not been attached with sufficient amount of transaction fees it might remain forever in the unconfirmed transaction pool itself. Hence even micropayments which were earlier possible seems to have been completely eradicated due to the high transaction fees.

On the other hand, the transactions on the Dash network is lightning fast when compared to Bitcoin. Dash even provides a special Insta send service which allows for a provision of getting the transactions confirmed quickly. Hence, people who aren’t patient enough to wait for hours together can opt for Dash. Due to the late confirmations price slippage might occur, which is another misery in itself.

Bitcoin vs Dash: Scalability issue

The dash community also strives to bring extensive cooperation between the stakeholders. This was clearly evident when the scalability issue daunted over Dash. The community members obviously had heated arguments as well as discussions but just within a span of 24 hours, they all decided to increase the block size. The problem which hasn’t been solved for years by the Bitcoin community and continues to persist even today. The problem was done in 1 day itself by the Dash community. The incident represents a strong oneness and reliability among them. This doesn’t mean that Dash is completely perfect but it’s ability to upgrade itself with time, is what matters, unlike Bitcoin.

There is also a PrivateSend feature available in the Dash network. By using this particular feature optional feature a user can completely hide his or her identity. As Dash is considered to be synonymous with Cash which has no digital footprint, this privacy feature undoubtedly adds to the convenience of the users.  

 

Bitcoin vs Dash: Community Funding and control

It is absolutely worth mentioning, where the funding comes from, for these organizations. As Bitcoin network is completely decentralized and hence a number of prominent cryptocurrency institutions have come forward in order to fund for the Bitcoin development and research. But there is a catch, with funding comes authority over the decisions, hence the institution which is funding the community the most, it is an unwritten rule that it has the most authority over the decision making.

Whereas this is not the case, for the Dash community as most of the funding is done by themselves only. 45% of the total Dash funds go to the miners, 45% is received by the master nodes of the network, and the remaining 10% is utilized for the for the development of the community. In this case, there are a number of prominent master nodes whose decisions are taken into account in order to reach a common conclusion.

Bitcoin vs Dash: Public address

Another feature of Dash is its public address. Here each and every public address is associated with a human-friendly name, similar to an email address rather than a string of random characters. The transactions are made simpler by giving names to the addresses so as to prevent the transactions to reach a wrong destination. Since, once the transactions are initiated they cannot be reverted back this feature is crucial, as it associates rememberable names to the address.

Conclusion

Although Bitcoin was the Pioneer in the cryptocurrency trend it undoubtedly cannot be considered as the best solution for the current financial practical scenario. The cryptocurrencies like Dash have been coming forward who have their own set of pros and cons. It all jots down, to the need for the day, where currently scalability is one of the major concern. Hence the cryptocurrency Dash seems to be more promising than Bitcoin.

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