Solidity is a contract-oriented programming language for writing smart contracts. It is used for implementing smart contracts on various blockchain platforms. It was developed by Gavin Wood, Christian Reitwiessner, Alex Beregszaszi, Liana Husikyan, Yoichi Hirai and several former Ethereum core contributors to enable writing smart contracts on blockchain platforms such as Ethereum.
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BTCS, Inc. (also called Bitcoin Shop, Inc.) is a publicly traded company based in the US, whose stated line of business is development of applications related to blockchain databases and digital currencies.
In April 2015, according to company releases, its shares were valued at 0.30 USD or more. In July 2016, the price had dropped to 0.001 USD.In August 2017 It was reported that BTCS has signed a non-binding letter of intent with Blockchain Global Limited.
On 28 April 2015 BTC announced that it signed a letter of intent (LOI) to a merge with Spondoolies Tech, an Israeli mining hardware manufacturer. The merger initiative comes only two weeks after BTCs closed financing of US$2.3 million, where it sold 7,708,342 units of shares to two hedge fund managers who have chosen to remain anonymous, along with and 17 other investors. On 19 May 2015 BTC announced it has invested US$1.5M into Israeli digital currency server manufacturer Spondoolies-Tech, as the first step of their planned merger.
Long Blockchain Corp. (formerly Long Island Iced Tea Corp.; NASDAQ: LBCC) is an American corporation based in Farmingdale, Long Island, New York. Its wholly owned subsidiary Long Island Brand Beverages, LLC produces ready-to-drink iced tea and lemonade under the “Long Island” brand. The company’s first product was made available in 2011.
In 2017 the corporation rebranded as Long Blockchain Corp. as part of a corporate shift towards “exploration of and investment in opportunities that leverage the benefits of blockchain technology” and reported they were exploring blockchain related acquisitions.
Bitcoin Magazine is one of the original news and print magazine publishers specializing in Bitcoin and digital currencies. Bitcoin Magazine began publishing in 2012, and was co-founded by Vitalik Buterin and Mihai Alisie. It is currently owned and operated by BTC Media in Nashville, Tennessee. Richtopia listed Bitcoin Magazine as #8 on its “Top 100 most influential companies in blockchain.”
Ethereum is an open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform and operating system featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality. Ether is a cryptocurrency whose blockchain is generated by the Ethereum platform. Ether can be transferred between accounts and used to compensate participant mining nodes for computations performed. Ethereum provides a decentralized Turing-complete virtual machine, the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), which can execute scripts using an international network of public nodes. “Gas”, an internal transaction pricing mechanism, is used to mitigate spam and allocate resources on the network.
Ethereum was proposed in late 2013 by Vitalik Buterin, a cryptocurrency researcher and programmer. Development was funded by an online crowdsale that took place between July and August 2014. The system went live on 30 July 2015, with 11.9 million coins “premined” for the crowdsale. This accounts for approximately 13 percent of the total circulating supply.
In 2016, as a result of the collapse of The DAO project, Ethereum was split into two separate blockchains – the new separate version became Ethereum (ETH), and the original continued as Ethereum Classic (ETC). The value of the Ethereum currency grew over 13,000 percent in 2017.
SatoshiPay is a company that processes micropayment transactions (which they call “nanopayments”) usually in the form of bitcoins (or smaller Bitcoin units called, “satoshis”). The company is currently developing a two-way payment platform that will allow content providers to charge consumers a small fee (as low as one satoshi or a fraction of a cent) to read, watch, or listen to content. In September 2015, the company received seed funding from British entrepreneur Jim Mellon’s investment firm, Kuala Innovations.
BTC-e was a digital currency trading platform and exchange. It was founded in July 2011 and as of February 2015 handled around 3% of all Bitcoin exchange volume. Until the 25th of July 2017, it allowed trading between the U. S. dollar, Russian ruble and euro currencies, and the bitcoin, litecoin, namecoin, novacoin, peercoin, dash and ethereum cryptocurrencies.
It has been a component of the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index since the index started in September 2013.
BTC-e was operated by ALWAYS EFFICIENT LLP, which is registered in London and is listed as having 2 officers: Sandra Gina Esparon and Evaline Sophie Joubert and two people with significant control: Alexander Buyanov and Andrii Shvets.
The US Justice Dept attempted to close down BTC-e on the 26th of July 2017 when they charged Alexander Vinnik and BTC-e in a 21-count indictment for operating an alleged international money laundering scheme and allegedly laundering funds from the hack of Mt. Gox.
Twitter is all about relationships, growing your circle of influence, and yes, RELATIONSHIPS. The better (re: closer) your relationships on Twitter, the more likely people are to retweet your stuff, visit your Facebook page and websites, join your lists and buy your products. So how do you rapidly grow your Twitter following while wielding influence over your followers? Here are 5 tips…
1. Be Yourself. Often times people think they’re somehow ‘not good enough,’ and so they pretend to be something they’re not. The problem is people can smell a phony a mile away. Don’t attempt to be Mr. Know-it-All or Ms. Perfect because nobody is buying that nonsense, and even if they were, they want to know REAL people with real lives, real challenges, and real things to say. Always stay true to yourself because you are a one-of-a-kind original, and as they say, everyone else is already taken anyway.
2. Appreciate Your Followers. Re-tweet their best tweets (or the tweets that are the most important to them.) Give them a #FF, which means you’re recommending others follow them. Or even send them a direct message. In other words, don’t just interact – promote others and expect nothing in return. The more value you can give to others, the more they will like you, appreciate you, and want to reciprocate.
3. Connect With The Big Dogs. Whatever your niche is, find the influential people in your niche and engage them. Being seen with people in authority is one of the quickest ways to be seen as an authority yourself. Plus, their audience will also notice you, and you’ll gain followers who hold an avid interest in your particular niche.
4. Engage Engage Engage. Answer everyone who engages with you, and see how many followers you can engage yourself. You never know who is going to become your next big client or customer – it could be that new guy with only 5 followers as easily as it could be the seasoned Twitter person with 50,000 followers.
5. Add a Heap of Pizzazz. We’ve already said you need to be yourself, and this is perhaps the best advice anyone can give you. That said, it’s okay to take yourself up a notch. You are unique, so go ahead and amplify that uniqueness and be a little bit larger than life. Be friendlier than you are in real life, be a little bit more flamboyount, go ahead and have opinions (your REAL opinions, that is) and by all means, STAND OUT from the crowd. That last thing you want to do is be a wallflower.
And even if you’re shy in real life, that’s okay. This is the Internet, and so it’s not like trying to be the life of the party in real life – it’s more like portraying yourself in the best light, with the most fun, and the least inhibitions. Frankly, there is no better place for shy people than Twitter – it’s a great way to meet tons of people with absolutely zero risk. After all, you don’t have to send a tweet until you’re certain it says exactly what you want it to say – so you can get it right every time.
6. Have fun. Need I say more? People like to hang out with people who are having fun, and Twitter is no different. So go ahead, have a blast, let the good times roll, and watch your follower numbers increase accordingly!
Blockchain.info is a bitcoin cryptocurrency wallet and block explorer service. Launched in August 2011, the service provides data on recent transactions, mined blocks in the bitcoin blockchain, charts on the bitcoin economy, and statistics and resources for developers. Information from and links to the website are common in media coverage and in bitcoin forums. The Blockchain.info mobile app for Android allows users to securely send and receive bitcoins and browse blockchain information. In December 2013, the company acquired ZeroBlock LLC, makers of the leading mobile bitcoin app.
Blockchain.info was the world’s most visited bitcoin website in 2013, with over 118 million page views and over 3 million unique visitors in November 2013, and in January 2014 Blockchain.info reached one million user wallets.
In February 2014, Apple Inc. removed the Blockchain app from the iOS App Store, prompting a harsh response from Blockchain and public outcry in the bitcoin community, most notably within the Reddit community. In July 2014, Apple reinstated the Blockchain app back into the iOS App Store.
In October 2014, Blockchain.info closed a $30.5 million fundraising round from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Mosaic Ventures, which was the biggest round of financing in the digital currency sector at that time.
In December 2014, Blockchain.info became one of the first prominent bitcoin wallets to offer a dedicated hidden service on the Tor network, at blockchainbdgpzk.onion, for users who desire to conduct bitcoin transactions with greater privacy and lesser third party surveillance, as well as to provide end-to-end encryption for Tor users who were previously vulnerable to malicious exit nodes sniffing their keys and stealing their bitcoins.
In early 2015, the company passed 3 million wallets created using their services.
In August 2015, Blockchain.info’s CEO Peter Smith was invited to accompany then UK Prime Minister David Cameron on a tour throughout southeast Asia to engage with local representatives about the UK’s leading role as a global fintech hub.
Also in August 2015, Blockchain.info passed 4 million wallets created using their services.
In March 2016, Blockchain.info has announced the introduction of ‘Dynamic Fees’ on transactions within its wallet.
In May 2016, Blockchain.info announced Thunder, which claims to be an implementation of the Lightning Network.
Transaction volume had exceeded 100 million by August, 2016.
Co-founders of Blockchain.info, Nicolas Cary and Peter Smith, announced a $40 million Series B in June, 2017.
In September 2017, Blockchain.info announced that it has partnered up with Unocoin in its bid to enter the Indian market.
In January 2017, Blockchain.info has announced that they have begun offering users in 22 states the ability to buy and sell Bitcoin. According to the announcement, the company plans to continue adding services for US-based clients, including Ether and Bitcoin Cash exchanges in coming days.
This is a list of bitcoin debit cards. Gibraltar based payment technology company WaveCrest Holdings issued world’s first Bitcoin debit card through Xapo. On January 3, 2018 Visa terminated WaveCrest Holdings for issuing cards and all the previously issued cards were blocked abruptly. World’s largest Bitcoin debit card companies such as Xapo, BitPay, Wirex, TenX, Biwala, Cryptopay were backed by WaveCrest. While cards issued by other companies such as Wire Card and Monaco are still in function.