The Difference between an ‘Open-Community’ and ‘Closed-Network’ Blockchain

R3 is a consortium of about 200 firms coming together to research and develop distributed database models, somewhere along Bitcoin's lines. Usually, they receive a lot of heat as they say they are researching a corporate or private model of “Blockchain” but are developing a version of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). This debate between a Public Blockchain and a Private Blockchain (yes, it’s an oxymoron) is the center of great distress. Another such debate that hasn’t reached the mainstream yet,…

Looking at Public Blockchains vs. Private Blockchains

Blockchain - The End of Centralization? Blockchain is a distributed, decentralized public ledger, which is a continuously growing list of records stored in the form of blocks. These blocks in a blockchain are connected through cryptography, which keeps the transactions' confidentiality intact. A blockchain is a time-stamped series of immutable (tamper-proof) records of data, which is not managed by a central authority but managed by a computer cluster. On a blockchain, every data shared on this network is visible to…

What is Quorum and Why Quorum Blockchain is Ideal for Enterprises

The use of blockchain technology in the financial sector remains the most prominent, and with great results. While blockchain has increased in prominence, it is yet to gain the confidence that conventional finance already has. Financial institutions have been slow to adopt the use of blockchain technology into their functions. This is why Quorum was developed, to aid them in their transition into blockchain.  JPMorgan developed quorum in partnership with Microsoft. The role of Microsoft in this project is to…

EY Executive Admonishes Big Businesses to Dump Private Blockchain and Utilize Ethereum Network

In recent times, accounting company Ernst & Young held Blockchain Summit 2020 online. During the summit, the company’s blockchain leader, Paul Brody, noted that Ethereum is the best for blockchain-based industry solutions. The leader said the major thing is to focus on taking advantage of the public blockchain and all of its available tools and developers. Brody highlighted the necessity of the company’s blockchain initiatives to avoid private blockchain solutions. Blockchain will only be able to meet expectations if enterprises…

Block.one: The Leader in High-performance Blockchain Solutions

Block.one is the software publishing company behind the creation of EOS, and EOS VC, a venture capital firm focused on contributing early-stage capital to future blockchain tech development. The startup maintains that its two primary products are the VC arm and cryptocurrency but specifies that it is working to provide the most powerful infrastructure for decentralized applications available. In fact, the block.one team is dedicated to providing “end-to-end solutions” to bring corporations, investors, and institutions together onto the blockchain via a…

The Most Important Open-Source Blockchain Projects

An industry, sector, or model is only as good as the infrastructure it is built on. The infrastructure acts as a backbone, a framework, guiding the industry and its participants through. As we have come to know them, most industries are built on a centralized, hierarchy-based infrastructure. They follow a top-down approach, wherein a few participants at the top are responsible for most of the lower-level management's workings. But then came the Internet and changed the face of it all.…

The Beginner’s guide to NEM

New Economy movement or NEM, as it’s widely known, is a peer-to-peer blockchain platform for developers. Its native cryptocurrency is called XEM, and it has been split into two parts called the microXEM (the smallest unit) and milliXEM (the thousandth unit). One of this project's inspiring features is that while other major altcoins had Bitcoin codebase as their substrate, they built every part of the blockchain from scratch in Java and JavaScript languages. The NEM Foundation plans to build a…

Beginner’s Guide to Private Blockchain Platforms and Projects

s Private Blockchain an Oxymoron? We usually get puzzled and confused-looks from newcomers to the cryptosphere when we talk about a centralized party looking into "Blockchain Technology." Or when a consortium of banks tries to find the best solutions using blockchain to stay in the game. Assuming most newcomers count bitcoin as their gateway to cryptocurrencies, they are exposed to a lot of fancies and disruptive words like "decentralized," "open-source," "trustless," etc. The people who stay are swayed away by…