Cryptocurrency is about more than just fundamental value, it’s about consumer trends too.
In a recent Fox Business interview, Warren Buffet was critical of Bitcoin, describing it as ‘rat poison squared’ in reference to the cryptocurrency’s rocketing growth in the last five years.
There is a blockchain “solution” for everything these days — from value exchange to asset registration. There are even coins devoted to praising garlic bread or paying tribute to Vladimir Putin. Even the porn industry, where privacy and anonymity are at a premium, has produced a range of crypto tokens. An enormous diversity of blockchain businesses and startups have risen on the coattails of Bitcoin and Ethereum.
SophiaTX is a joint venture between Venaco Group, an SAP system and innovation firm, and Decent, the blockchain content distribution platform.
Their focus is on creating SAP-integrated solutions for businesses of all sizes, minimizing requirements for programming, and maximizing the ease of creating and deploying applications on their blockchain.
High Performance Blockchain (HPB) is a scalability-focused blockchain platform, with its roots in China. Although they are often compared to EOS, the HPB team is tackling the scaling issue using a very novel combination of both software AND hardware. They hope that their hardware acceleration model will help to speed up both transaction throughput and latency to a degree that allows unrestricted real-world use cases.
Launching their mainnet March 29th is Nebulas, a decentralised search framework for blockchain, brought to you by NEO co-founders Hitters Xu and Aero Wang.
Just like the internet, blockchains will eventually require search engines to locate addresses, content and dApps, as well as verify their relevance, importance, and legitimacy.
Nebulas hopes to provide the foundation for this using their “Nebulas Rank” system, which will provide a way to assign ranking scores not only on their own blockchain, but across all major blockchains in the ecosystem – in much the same way that Google Search rankings perform that function for the internet.