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How to Build a Crowdfunding Platform for Fundraising

We all heard about Kickstarter, Patreon, Indiegogo and other platforms that help to raise money for the implementation of various ideas and projects. But few people know that these sites work for a reason: they keep 5% of the funds raised as a reward for intermediary services. These are huge profits, and today we will talk about how to grab a piece …

How to Build Investment Applications

According to a Bankrate survey, 63% of smartphone users in the United States have at least one financial application, 17% of which are investment. Among young people aged 18 to 34 years, the level of admission of investment applications is almost doubled - 31%. This data suggests two things: first - the market has a huge growth potential; second …

Blockchain Enterprise: 10 Use Cases

According to Forbes, almost all large companies with revenues of more than one billion dollars a year have already integrated the blockchain technology into their business or plan to do it as soon as possible. And there is nothing strange: any business, regardless of size, scope of activity or location, receives a lot of competitive advantages from …

How to Create Private Ethereum Blockchain

In the article we will describe how to start Ethereum private blockchain with Geth, and also touch on the mechanics of Ethereum private networks.What is Ethereum Private NetworkEthereum private network is a private blockchain completely isolated from the main Ethereum network. Typically, private networks are created by organizations to store …

How to Use Blockchain in Insurance: 7 Use Cases

The insurance industry is a huge market. So, only in the USA in 2017 the volume of paid net insurance premiums amounted to 1,2 trillion dollars. However, despite such volumes, the industry is experiencing great difficulties, due to which insurance companies lose more than 80 billion dollars every year. Most of the problems are fraud, poor quality data …

Maersk Blockchain Use Case

In early August 2018, the IT giant IBM Corp. and global shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk Group has announced the official launch of the platform for supply tracking and supply chain management called TradeLens (formerly known as Global Trade Digitization, or GTD). This is the first of the projects, the launch of which can dramatically improve the …

Blockchain for Know Your Customer (KYC): Use Cases

Blockchain is an excellent tool for protecting information on the Internet, because it allows you to store it in open cloud databases and at the same time provides guarantees of authenticity and security. That as well as possible approaches for procedure "Know your client", or "KYC". In the article, we will look at how the new technology will change …

5 Benefits of the Blockchain Payment System

In recent years, not a single large payment system has remained that would not announce the use or implementation of the blockchain in its services. Western Union, Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, SWIFT, as well as large commercial and central banks all show great interest in the distribution register technology and are moving from theory and testing to the …

How to Use Blockchain in Agriculture: 10 Use Cases

Agriculture is the largest branch of the world economy, the annual turnover of which in the United States alone exceeds $ 1 trillion (1% of the country's GDP).Moreover, this sector is one of the most inefficient. A huge number of counterfeit and spoiled products, an outdated accounting system, too long and inefficient supply chains, an excessive …

What is the Difference Between Hedera Hashgraph vs Blockchain vs Tangle

Bitcoin cryptocurrency blockchain is usually considered as the original blockchain of version 1.0, since this is the first modern implementation of the distributed ledger technology (DLT). Over time, blockchain 1.0 has evolved into Ethereum, which is considered to be the blockchain version 2.0. And now we are probably observing the birth of blockchain …

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