by Will Long | Mar 3, 2018 | blog, Cryptocurrency, News, Steemit, Video
This new crypto show should be on your radar. Cryptos Weekly is a new cryptocurrency and blockchain news show hosted by Andrew Berkowitz. cryptosweekly.co launched earlier this year and is gaining traction on both YouTube and Steemit.
“Filtering through the noise to bring you the most important stories, headlines, and market moves in the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem” – cryptosweekly.co
You can subscribe on YouTube where they release a new video every Friday. (Or on iTunes if you prefer) Cryptos Weekly has their very own ICO Correspondent, Will Lowery, who reviews the upcoming Initial Coin offerings.
Berkowitz is also the founder and host of The Global Startup Movement, a podcast uncovering the stories of entrepreneurs, VC’s, and startup scenes worldwide.
Andrew produces great content and we are super excited for the future of @cryptosweekly!
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What Others Are Saying About Andrew
“Andrew’s ability to connect with people, cultivate incredible conversation, and always create value, has resulted in the creation of the Global Startup Movement. I am grateful to have the opportunity to work side by side with Andrew.”
-Mike Meyers, CEO & Cofounder of Tradeversity
“Andrew has incredible energy. While most people just talk about their ideas, Andrew puts consistent action behind his and executes. I’m FIRED UP to witness what AB produces throughout his entrepreneurial journey!”
– John Lee Dumas, Founder/Host of EOFire
“Andrew is the definition of a purebred entrepreneur. He’s beyond knowledgeable and consistently produces value. He understands people and most importantly, knows how to build long-lasting relationships with whomever he works.
– Josh Davidson, CEO/Founder Chop Dawg
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by Will Long | Mar 3, 2018 | Cryptocurrency, New Designs, News, Steemit, Video
DTube is quickly becoming one of the top STEEM apps and we are super excited. It is already providing tremendous value to the STEEM community.
D.Tube is the first crypto-decentralized video platform, built on top of the STEEM Blockchain and the IPFS peer-to-peer network.
D.Tube is a great alternative to YouTube for content creators and we wanted to add some gear for DTube enthusiasts and supporters.
More On The D.Tube Project
D.Tube aims to become an alternative to YouTube that allows you to watch or upload videos on IPFS and share or comment about it on the immutable STEEM Blockchain, while earning cryptocurrency doing it.
Resistant to censorship
Because of the decentralized nature of IPFS and the STEEM blockchain, D.Tube is not able to censor videos, nor enforce guidelines. Only the users can censor it, through the power of their upvotes and downvotes.
A fair platform
On DTube, there are no hidden algorithms controlling the visibility or monetization of certain videos over others. All of DTube’s data is public, and can be analyzed by anyone with an internet connection.
To deliver the best user experience D.Tube runs without advertising. Users remain free to advertise any product or service they would like, directly inside their own videos, at their own risk of losing their subscribers.
IPFS is a protocol that enables decentralized file storage. The principle behind it is called Distributed Hash Tables (DHT). The same principle also powers the BitTorrent network. Just like how cryptocurrency uses asymmetrical cryptography, DHT networks will hash contents in order to be able to identify a file. The hash becomes the identifier of a file, and it’s as easy as re-hashing a file and making sure the hashes match to ensure the file that was sent to us is the original.
IPFS is an open-source and actively developed protocol. It has a bright future ahead.
by Will Long | Jun 20, 2017 | Bitcoin, blog, News
BIP stands for Bitcoin Improvement Proposal. On August 1st of this year Bitcoin will experience a BIP called a user activated soft fork (UASF).
The fork attempts to do 2 main things. It will implement SegWit and patch a security vulnerability on the Bitcoin Core software known as CVE-2017-9230.
The implementation of SegWit is a big deal and very political in the Bitcoin space. Many are for it and many are against it. Basically SegWit believes the solution is to the Bitcoin scaling challenge is to change how blocks are stored. It will creates smaller blocks more often. More details on SegWit.
Hard Fork vs Soft Fork
Both hard forks and soft forks both describe ways to update the Bitcoin core wallet software.
A hard fork is a permanent divergence in the blockchain, while a soft fork is a temporary divergence . BIP 148 is technically a soft fork.
Trace Mayer & Jeff Berwick Discuss The BIP:
How Should You Prepare?
You should prepare for BIP 148 by creating and storing your own private keys. It is also suggested to perform your own network consensus by running a full-node.
This means you should move or make sure your Bitcoin is in a wallet that A. gives your total control of your keys and B. supports the BIP 148.
Here is a list of wallets that support the upcoming Bitcoin improvement proposal:
- 09 Apr 2017 – Electrum
- 09 Apr 2017 – Samourai Wallet
- 11 Apr 2017 – Coinkite
- 12 Apr 2017 – Coinomi
- 22 May 2017 – GreenAddress
- 24 May 2017 – Ledger Wallet
- 27 May 2017 – Mycelium
- 28 May 2017 – Electrum
- 29 May 2017 – Airbitz
- 09 Jun 2017 – Bitgo
What About Exodus?
Exodus is one of our prefered wallets at BitcoinShirtz. They have yet to fully support the BIP but Exodus users retain full control of private keys, so they should be good to go.
Exodus is designed to allow you to control your own wealth. With this control comes the ability to make decisions for yourself and also have 100% control over your funds – this includes Bitcoin and all assets.
Exodus gives the power to you as a user to decide how you want to proceed in the case of a fork. No matter the decision of Exodus, the software is designed to give you the user total ownership and full autonomy over all assets.
Unlike an exchange or hosted wallet, Exodus gives you the user full control of your private keys. With these private keys you will be able to retain control of both sets of coins when and if a fork takes place.
Since Exodus is a light-wallet that depends upon information from other services like ShapeShift, BlockCypher, and Bitpay Insight Exodus is dependent upon their decisions. Until we know the position of each service, we are unable to give a firm position.
Again, we want to stress, the power of Exodus is it gives you the user 100% control over all assets. No matter what Exodus as a company decides to do in a fork situation you always have and maintain full control and management of your assets.
Last updated: Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
Read more about the BIP 148 and UASF on uasfguide.com