Profiles

Commentary – Bits and Bullrun with Exchanges

Reading Time: 3 minutes As the cryptocurrency industry progresses on we experience the ebbs and flows of trends over the years. Analyzing the trends of exchanges, we notice: First generation exchanges like Mt Gox have come and gone, second generation exchanges like Huobi and Binance flourished in the crypto bull. Third generation exchanges like Fcoin have unique features like trade mining, growing rapidly but uncontrollably, eventually leading to a bubble burst. And right out of the crypto winter, we are experiencing the fourth generation of exchanges like MXC and BiKi taking on a new role in this era of 2019.

Zage Report: Insights From 102 Blockchain Leaders

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Zage “Real Applications of Blockchain Technology” report was conceived as a way to continue the conversation about the incredible potential of blockchain technology in 2019, even as ICOs have lost momentum and the hype cycle winds down on many “world-changing” and “disruptive” projects that never saw the light of day outside of their white papers.

Women in Blockchain – Uptrennd.com’s Elena Demou continues her series #2

Reading Time: 2 minutes Born in Turkey, Meltem Demirors had the luxury of traveling through Europe in the summers thanks to the hard work of both her parents who wanted her and her brother to have more out of life than they did. They moved to the US in a small town in Michigan when she was just 10 years old and because of her love of reading, she practically taught herself English by pouring over story after story at her local library. This is a passion that she still holds to this day as she is known to be an avid lover of science fiction novels.

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Steven Lin, CEO of Gojoy – Creating a level shopping field

Reading Time: 7 minutes It takes a dyed in the wool entrepreneur to spot an opportunity so good it woos him at twenty paces. Yes there are a lot of clichés in my opening sentence, but I really feel I have to speak the obvious. Steven Lin joined Gojoy as CEO in February. The retail online shopping platform operating in China was the brainchild of his fellow co-founders Peter Wu, Juan Vargas, and James Zhang. The tagline of the platform is the ‘world’s most rewarding shopping community’ and it does indeed create a community that is rewarded for shopping. Not the platform, but the shoppers.

NEWS: Kleros, Decentralized Justice and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leveraging the blockchain technology, Kleros has made available a platform that resolves disputes digitally, while being fast, affordable and fair. This was achieved by simply innovating a classic system that worked in the ancient Athenian government. Using the Kleros platform as a dispute resolution layer,  a crowdsourced jury makes decisions on disputes brought before it.