Cryptocurrencies sparked a wave of innovation that forever changed how we do business.
Not only were thousands of projects crowdfunded using ICO’s, countless business niches adopted crypto in very creative ways.
Here we cover interesting business ideas, B2B, B2C and others that stemmed from advances in cryptocurrency.
ELI5 How iPayYou.io works
iPayYou.io is an Amazon.com gift-card-for-cryptocurrency trading service.
Currently, iPayYou will buy your gift cards at a fixed rate and pay back in cryptocurrency.
Gese: Watch What You Drink
The current Gese website seems to be unrelated to the project described in this announcement.
The original Gese Twitter account is also no longer active:
Greeneum: Go Green. Get GREEN.
This project's Twitter account has been locked.
Its subreddit also seems to have been abandoned, with several unrelated posts at the top. Latest related post was post...
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Proof of Elapsed Time (POET) Summary [Cryptocurrency consensus mechanisms]
In this poetically named consensus mechanism, network participants prove that they have slept for a random amount of time before being able to mint a block. POET was released by Intel in 2016 and was originally aimed at trusted computing using Intel CPU’s. A special instruction set called Software Guard Extensions (SGX) allows programs to […]
Opinion: Decentralized blockchains can only survive having a valuable token, like Bitcoin, attached to them [Feb 2018]
We’ve heard this time and again, especially from folks in the financial sector: “blockchain is here to stay, Bitcoin not so much”. Is this really so? We disagree, and in this article we discuss the origins of Bitcoin and how the problem it solved only makes sense when there’s a reward for participants to join […]
Proof of Activity (PoA) Summary [Cryptocurrency consensus mechanisms]
Proof of Activity (PoA) is a cryptocurrency consensus mechanism which combines Proof of Work (PoW) and Proof of State (PoW) into a hybrid mining system. In a PoA system, validators begin by applying a Proof of Work stage to block headers until they find a desirable hash. The block headers are then passed onto a […]
Proof of Location (PoL) Summary [Cryptocurrency consensus mechanisms]
In a Proof of Location consensus algorithm, users’ geospatial coordinates are accounted for as proof of value. This kind of algorithm is usually employed in cryptocurrency geomining systems. In a geomining application, users earn rewards for being at a certain place at a certain time. If, for example, a company wished to gather participants for […]
Concepts In This Page
Online retailer. Amazon gift cards are often traded for cryptocurrency.
Amazon Gift Cards
Gift Cards from online retailer Amazon are frequently traded against various cryptos.
IPayYou.io is a cryptocurrency for gift card exchange service.
A process or system by which multiple parties are able to reach consensus. In the context of cryptocurrencies, it's the process which allows for everyone to agree on everyone else's money balance. E.g. Bitcoin employs Nakamoto consensus via PoW mining.