Exodus Now Offers In-Wallet EOS Registration! Register Before June!

Exodus Now Offers In-Wallet EOS Registration! Register Before June!

The Exodus team has done everyone a big favor by making EOS registration a piece of cake! They literally made a one-button method for completing the EOS token registration. This must be done before the end of the ICO on June 1st, when the real EOS blockchain launches.

“As a wallet that strives to make cryptocurrency intuitive and easy, we feel that a difficult EOS registration process is deterring and we hope that adding this function relieves some stress from blockchain banking.” – Exodus

You must have at least 0.005 ETH in your Exodus wallet to complete the process. EOS is a token on Ethereum up until the snapshot. This means fees must be paid in ETH.

If the GIF above doesn’t explain the process thoroughly enough, follow these directions: open up the “Help” menu in Exodus, then scroll down to the bottom until you see the entry for EOS registration, and then click on it. Then click on the Big Green Button and it will ask you to confirm you want to register.

Once clicked, your EOS tokens are registered to the EOS Mainnet address of your Exodus wallet!

 

* If you have already registered your EOS address, the message that your address is not registered will still appear. If you would like you can override the old one and register your address again from within Exodus. This will create a new EOS Mainnet address and Private Key (stored in Exodus).

If you don’t see the options to register, make sure your Exodus wallet is up to date. The current version is 1.50.1

Check out this in-depth blog post and the source for this post for more details on the the swap from EOS ERC-20 tokens to mainnet assets.

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Square Cash Has A Beautiful Landing Page But Fails To Provide Real Bitcoin Services

Square Cash Has A Beautiful Landing Page But Fails To Provide Real Bitcoin Services

Square Cash, also known as “Cash” or Square, Inc. has recently added Bitcoin investing to their list of services.  Square Cash allows users to transfer money using a phone app. The platform now boasts over 7 million users, as of 2018.

Why Square Cash Fails To Provide Real Bitcoin Services

With their new found interest in Bitcoin and blockchain technology, Square, Inc. is now allowing users to purchase and hold Bitcoin in their app. The catch is, they hold the blockchain asset, not you. We explored their new service offering and were completely let down. It turns out you can’t send or receive Bitcoin from the Square app. There are no bitcoin addresses to be seen. Bitcoin and blockchain are all about transparency and the Square Cash app gives users the opposite. They tell you that you now hold Bitcoin in the app but how do you know? You simply can’t verify the information. We doubt they are lying about any of the info displayed, but how would you know otherwise?

If Square Cash wants acceptance from Bitcoin investors, they will have to update their app and make it more transparent. There needs to be proof of purchase on the Bitcoin blockchain. Verifiability is paramount in the blockchain space.

What we liked was their beautiful landing page and informative information about Bitcoin and it’s anonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto.

Check out some screenshots from https://cash.me/bitcoin :

 

New US Congress Report Praises Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology

New US Congress Report Praises Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology

The report is generally positive on the matter of cryptocurrency, which is surprising. They want “policymakers” to be more educated about blockchain and its potential.

It seems the US government is warming up to crypto and accepting the fact that blockchains are not going away.

Excerpts From The Cryptocurrency Report:

Blockchain Looks Like the New Internet

“The buzz surrounding digital currencies resembles the internet excitement in the late 1990s when people recognized technology companies could change the world. Many internet companies launched and their valuations took off in short order. Many failed, but a few succeeded spectacularly and challenged the conventional ways of doing business.”

 

Cryptocurrencies Could Outshine Government Fiat

“Some critics of currencies controlled by government fiat welcome cryptocurrencies because their supply is preprogrammed and perceived as unchangeable. For example, only 21 million bitcoins will ever be issued and the last fraction of a bitcoin will be issued in approximately 2140. Additionally, the creator of Ethereum designed its mining reward to decline exponentially as more miners create blocks, and according to his calculations the supply will be just over 100 million ether.”

 

Blockchain Is Secure and Efficient

“Cryptocurrencies and ICOs create headlines, and the pace of financial innovation in the blockchain space amazes skeptics. Yet, with all the headlines focusing on the financial applications, people may miss the digital revolution now happening with other blockchain applications. Even worse, people could be frightened about new developments with the technology as they associate blockchains with the negative headlines. Blockchain technology offers a decentralized, secure, and efficient way to store almost any form of data across multiple platforms.”

 

The Conclusion

“Technology presents evolving challenges and generates new solutions. Blockchain technology essentially stores and transmits data securely, in large volume, and at high speeds. So far, the technology has proved largely resistant to hacking, and given this feature, developers first applied it to digital currencies. Yet blockchain has many more potential applications, such as portable medical records and securing the critical financial and energy infrastructure that the Report identified.”

Source

John Oliver Covers Bitcoin And Cryptocurrencies On Last Week Tonight

John Oliver Covers Bitcoin And Cryptocurrencies On Last Week Tonight

John Oliver is an English comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor and television host. He is most known for is work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and now he is making a name for himself on his very own show on HBO called Last Week Tonight.

Quite recently he released an entire episode covering Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

Oliver does a great job aggregating information to explain Bitcoin:

“I’m a virtual currency, worldwide, that you can send for little to no fees, open source, not controlled by any government, corporation or individual. It’s financial freedom BRO!”

He even brought on Don Tapscott, author of Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World, who spoke on the security of blockchain technology:

“A blockchain is a very highly processed thing like a chicken mcnugget and if you wanted to hack it it would be like turning a chicken mcnugget back into a chicken. Now someday someone will be able to do that but for now it’s going to be tough.”

We commend John Oliver for covering Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, which we believe are the future of finance and data recording.

For much of the episode Oliver focuses on responsibility when investing in cryptocurrencies telling viewers to not invest any more than they could afford to lose, which is a pretty standard phrase in any financial market. But still good advice.

John Oliver also hones in on the EOS project, which he clearly does not understand. He reads off the initial coin offering numbers scoffing at how much value the EOS team has raised. Oliver also doesn’t understand Block.one’s obscure mission statement and relationship to the EOS blockchain. Launching a cryptocurrency that competes against state created fiat currencies is highly illegal according to governments. Block.one does not want to be held directly responsible for the launch of the decentralized network. If governments could find out who Satoshi Nakamoto is, you had better believe they would kill him.

Watch the episode below:

Dear John Oliver – By eosio On Medium

Block.one’s CTO Daniel Larimer has previously built and deployed two of the most used (and “usable”) decentralized applications to date. Having originally worked on the development of Bitcoin and feeling it would not adequately perform, Dan developed a scalable high performance Blockchain architecture, now widely known as Delegated Proof of Stake (DPOS); today DPOS processes the majority of all blockchain transactions globally.

EOSIO is designed to leverage DPOS and familiar scripting languages to enable developers and businesses to more easily take advantage of high performance blockchain capabilities, and deploy open source community driven business models.

Block.one believes Blockchain technologies have the potential to become the next mainstream infrastructure for communication and commerce, and can introduce new freedoms while streamlining compliance and universal interoperability. The company is committed to the technological and regulatory innovation required to push forward on common ground for developers, users, businesses, and regulatory agencies around the world.

Block.one and community contributors make continual progress on the development of the EOSIO platform that can be viewed on the EOSIO Github, a fully transparent hub where the real time progress of feature creation through to completion can be viewed and contributed to.

They then discussed Brock Pierce, who is now moving on to independent community building and investment activities. In short the Block.one crew has no hard feelings and is thankful for his contributions.

They went on to say:

As a growing company building value through an open source community as opposed to traditional avenues of proprietary software ownership, we are conscious of the importance of robust corporate communications. We take professional standards seriously and are always focused on raising the bar as our company transitions from startup to aggressive growth. We value acknowledgment of room for continued improvement and remain confident in our mission to further the impact of Blockchain as a foundational technology.

Thanks again for the entertaining reminder to stay informed when it comes to new industries, concepts, and people.

Your fans at Block.one

P.S. If you’re interested in blockchain based Beanie Babies, we recommend exploring #Cryptokitties

Busy.org Takes The Steemit User Interface To The Next Level

Busy.org Takes The Steemit User Interface To The Next Level

Busy.org is one of the best ways to post on the STEEM blockchain. The open-source project is an alternative Steemit user interface. Steemit.com is the most well known website or block explorer and is just one way to interact with the STEEM blockchain.  Front-end interfaces allow users to see notifications for mentions, new followers, comments, and upvotes.

Other STEEM block explorers and apps: ESteem.ws (designed for mobile), D.Tube, DSound, Zappl, and DMania.lol

Awesome Features On Busy.org – The Best Steemit User Interface

The STEEM price is featured on the side in a very clean interface. Vote power and upvote worth are also seen on the account homepage. Posting is made easy with their built in editor, wherein you can save multiple draft posts. Users can get a free upvote from the Busy account for using the busy tag.

Busy created its own page to monitor your activity, you can easily filter by criteria that you specify. You can also easily search through your historical activity

Whenever a post is about a specific cryptocurrency, Busy.org will recognize the crypto name of the coin and list the current price to the left of the page.

Busy now has a referral program. You can find your shareable link in the settings on Busy. You can share it to receive a 10% of post rewards for 1 month from the new Steemians who you bring on.

 

 

More About Busy:

At Busy.org, “we believe in wisdom of the crowd, open decision-making, taking a collaborative and transparent approach, that’s why all our work is open source. Everyone is free to contribute, by all appropriate means to accomplish our mission. Not only coders but also designers, writers, translators, testers, marketers, advisors, etc. We’re partnering with @utopian.io to incentivize and reward open source contributions on Busy.org.” (Check on Utopian)

Source: @busy