Author: Alistair Johnston

Alistair Johnston

Alistair Johnston is a British writer specialising in the crypto space. Away from cryptocurrency he enjoys Brazilian jiujitsu and surfing. He has a degree in economics from the University of Cambridge and three children. Alistair lives in Spain, slowly recovering from a decade spent working for London hedge funds. You can contact him on Twitter @alistair_crypto

How Mevu’s Oracles system “decentralizes truth”

How Mevu’s Oracles system “decentralizes truth”

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One of the big advantages of blockchain-based applications is the opportunity they offer for decentralization. Online gambling is just one of the industries facing a revolution in the way it functions, thanks to the decentralizing properties of blockchain technology. Online gambling is ...
Does the world’s first Field Coin Offering point to a new future for ICOs?

Does the world’s first Field Coin Offering point to a new future for ICOs?

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ICOs are in trouble. A recent report by ICORating showed that more than half of all ICOs failed to raise more than $100,000. Only 7% of recent ICOs have managed to achieve an exchange listing and as the year progresses funds are drying up: the total raised in June showed a dramatic drop ...
How Gifto’s virtual gifting solves the problem of monetising content

How Gifto’s virtual gifting solves the problem of monetising content

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Web 2.0 has resulted in an explosion of user-generated content. It has never been easier for aspiring creatives to get their work seen by a large audience. However, while the advent of platforms like Medium and YouTube have enabled creators to share their work with more people than ever ...
Verge (XVG) updates the VergeFam on latest developments.

Verge (XVG) updates the VergeFam on latest developments.

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Privacy coin Verge today issued its latest monthly update to its passionate community, the VergeFam. The post is written by core team member Lloyd SwizzleSticks who works as a technical writer and advisor to the privacy-focused cryptocurrency. Verge started to post regular community up ...
Has Mevu found the way to take decentralized gambling mainstream?

Has Mevu found the way to take decentralized gambling mainstream?

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Online betting has become one of the internet’s big success stories. Any stigma associated with gambling has completely evaporated and it is now a huge mainstream market, predicted to grow to $60 billion per year by 2020. It should therefore come as no surprise that ICOs have sprung up ...
How Cryptyk enables true data sovereignty

How Cryptyk enables true data sovereignty

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What does it mean for your data to be safe? Perhaps more importantly, what does it mean for you to have “data sovereignty”, or complete ownership of your data? For data sovereignty to be achieved you must have full access to your data at all times. It must be safe from hackers and virus ...
Could a cryptocurrency backed by land be the world’s first complete currency?

Could a cryptocurrency backed by land be the world’s first complete currency?

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According to classical economics a currency should have certain characteristics. It must be scarce, it must be durable, it must be fungible, or exchangeable into other assets, and it must have some inherent value. Coins made from precious metals fit this profile perfectly. Gold is rare, ...
Vibeo: where instant messaging meets blockchain

Vibeo: where instant messaging meets blockchain

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With the increasing importance of smartphones, which are now used more than desktop computers, instant messaging services like WhatsApp and Telegram have become an essential part of most people’s daily experience. Mobile messaging apps have more users and higher retention rates than soci ...
Vitalik Buterin likens Bitcoin Maximalists to dictators

Vitalik Buterin likens Bitcoin Maximalists to dictators

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Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has taken issue with the arguments and language used by single coin maximalists, saying they are the same as those “dictators use against political opposition.” Single-coin maximalists believe that the greatest gains will be made if one cryptocurrency ...

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