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Gitcoin and ConsenSys Labs partner for Beyond Blockchain hackathon

Gitcoin and ConsenSys Labs partner for Beyond Blockchain hackathon


Gitcoin and ConsenSys Labs will host a three-week virtual hackathon called Beyond Blockchain

from June 24–July 10. The event gives participants the chance to win prizes in Ethereum and ERC-20 tokens posted as bounties on Gitcoin. According to the announcement, the event focuses on bringing blockchain tools and technologies to a wider audience.

Funding open-source projects

$10,000 in prizes are up for grabs in categories like media, healthcare, and decentralized finance and more sponsorships and bounties will be announced as the event approaches. Prizes will be offered as bounties on Gitcoin’s platform using a featured hackathon prize explorer. The virtual hackathon continues efforts by Gitcoin and ConsenSys to develop funding for open-source projects. Interested developers, designers, and entrepreneurs can sign up here. Organizations interested in pitching sponsorships related to the event’s theme of increasing the adoption of blockchain tools and technologies can contact alex.voto@consensys.net. Gitcoin has promised to deliver more announcements regarding prizes and bounties in the weeks approaching the hackathon.

Previous events

The announcement comes just over a month after the close of the Ethereal Virtual Hackathon, and Ethereal Summit New York. Held in partnership with Microsoft, the hackathon saw over 600 participants competing for $67,000 in prizes offered by 14 different companies. Gitcoin offers a crowdfunding platform connecting projects with software developers. The project boasts 20,000 developers who have completed over 4,000 projects for a total of more than $1.5 million using the platform. Gitcoin’s hackathons give participants the opportunity to meet and work with important figures in the open source ecosystem. ConsenSys Labs is the venture arm of Consensys, supporting projects in the Ethereum ecosystem through seed and pre-seed investments and their accelerator.

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Seth Goldfarb

Seth is a Seattle-based writer who helps businesses using blockchain tell the stories of their success. His work has been published in CryptoSlate, Hacker Noon, and Coin Review and clients have included Evernym and Aave. Seth also maintains a calendar of Seattle-area blockchain events at www.pnwblockchain.com.


Deb Williams (hodlthrive)

Cardano Updates Its Roadmap What’s In For Investors?

Cardano Updates Its Roadmap – What’s In For Investors?


Cardano (ADA), the proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain network built on peer-reviewed academic research,

is being developed into a decentralized application (dapp) development platform with a multi-asset ledger and verifiable smart contracts. Cardano’s blockchain aims to be highly scalable, interoperable, and sustainable for real-world applications on an enterprise level to build the economy of the future. While that all sounds amazing, the project still has a lot of work to accomplish, and IOHK (Input Output Hong Kong), the parent company of Cardano, has released an updated roadmap outlaying progress towards its 2020 vision:

Cardano’s 5 Eras

Cardano’s roadmap can be broken down to 5 eras, namely Byron (Foundation), Shelley (Decentralization), Goguen (Smart Contracts), Basho (Scaling), and Voltaire (Governance). Each of the eras is centered around a primary goal with various releases and developments throughout the era to achieve this goal. The eras are completed sequentially, with research and development of future eras overlapped with one another (some of the work is being done in parallel). The first era (Byron) was officially completed this year, and now the primary focus is on completing the Shelley era. Currently, Cardano is in the Gougen era but is still very much focused on Shelley, which is supposed to be completed by the end of the year. Shelley’s mainnet is now live, and as its development continues, research and development for Goguen, Basho, and Voltaire will begin in parallel. Cardano’s roadmap is only updated until the end of 2020. By this time, Cardano’s development is expected to be vastly completed, and the focus will be on the blockchain’s governance (the Voltaire era).

Final Thoughts

As seen in the image above, the era we are currently in (Goguen) is right in the middle. It is intended to be one of the most formative eras of Cardano’s roadmap, as it’s tipped to be the one that brings mass adoption. However, IOHK is still working on finalizing Shelley, and then Goguen is set to be completed in the first half of 2020. By then, it’s expected that Cardano will have achieved a sufficient level of adoption with real-world use cases. A competing cryptocurrency project that has already achieved real-world adoption is Ethereum (ETH), which is being adopted by enterprise businesses such as Deloitte, Microsoft, Amazon, Ernst & Young, and others. Therefore, Cardano has some serious competition, and it will be interesting to see how these two projects compete once their roadmaps and blockchain technology are completed.

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Jeremy Wall



Deb Williams (hodlthrive)

Decentralization Is the Essential Foundation of Blockchain’ Exclusive Interview With Cudo Ventures’ Matt Hawkins

‘Decentralization Is the Essential Foundation of Blockchain’, Exclusive Interview With Cudo Ventures’ Matt Hawkins


Matt Hawkins is a serial entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Cudo Ventures,

a company whose GPU mining software is running on machines in over 130 countries around the world. We sat down with Matt to have a chat about crypto mining, the future of Proof of Work, and his views on the dominance of ASIC mining rigs.We all know that Proof of Work coin mining can be easily dominated by ASICs and larger mining companies. How can you compete with them?

Matt Hawkins: While ASICs are highly efficient in certain circumstances, their Achilles Heel is that they can only mine coins on a single algorithm. When the dominant coins change their Proof Of Work algorithm, or drop their block reward as Ethereum did joining the hard fork, the hardware instantly becomes unprofitable and the ASIC unit redundant. In response to this wastefulness, communities have long fought ASIC dominance–Constantinople disappointed Ethereum GPU miners by not proceeding with Progressive Proof of Work, which would have readdressed the ASIC-GPU balance, and other crypto assets such as Monero have declared war on ASICs and are resisting ASICs by changing their algorithm every 6 months.

Many other algorithms are substantially harder to build ASICs for, such as X16R, which changes between 16 algorithms, mining in a different order each time. For this reason, FPGAs have become more attractive for those who can afford the capital expenditure and obtain the Bitstreams required to reprogram them. Cudo Miner is currently focused on mining with GPUs, which have the advantage of being highly flexible and adaptable to changes in workload. Our software helps GPU and CPU miners to adapt to changes on a daily basis–from switching algorithm in the event of a fork, to mining the most profitable coin based upon market dynamics.  In the current climate, most people will buy a GPU for gaming and choose to mine. But for the same reason, building a GPU mining rig offers a greatly reduced risk because the graphics cards have a substantially higher aftermarket value than ASICs.

What’s At Stake For Proof of Work?

PdH: Is Proof of Work going out of favor? And if so, will that impact Cudo?

MH: There’s a lot of enthusiasm for Proof of Stake, as proposed by Vitalik Buterin for the Ethereum Istanbul hard fork. NEM’s Proof of Importance is also interesting because it’s designed to be energy efficient and doesn’t require specialist hardware–and its ‘Delegated Harvesting’ rewards contributors for consistent support of the network rather than raw compute power.  But that doesn’t mean that Proof of Work is dead. The new Mimblewimble coins Grin and Beam are more lightweight than bitcoin, but they still chose to employ Satoshi Nakamoto’s Proof of Work to create distributed trustless consensus and solve the double-spend problem.

Cudo Miner’s focus is on Proof of Work because mining provides users with monetization of their hardware, but if they are offered alternatives that are more profitable and satisfy their broader aspirations, they will try something new. All decentralized networks rely upon computing resources, and provided there are incentives for participation, there are ways software such as Cudo Miner can help make it easier for enthusiasts who want to support those networks to get started, and for bigger commercial operations to easily manage how their resources are utilized. The crypto technology market is evolving and how you earn revenue is evolving. Cudo is already developing solutions which are not typical Proof of Work. This will make substantially better use of hardware. 


The User Friendly Interface of Cudo

PdH: Your interface is very user friendly, and your closest rival lacks the ability for users to adjust the percentage power of their CPUs/GPUs dedicated to mining. Is that a technically difficult feature to add? Because it seems intuitive and obvious, but you’re the first to my knowledge to do it.

MH: We come from a service provider background managing environments supporting hundreds of thousands of servers and millions of users. We see this as how the industry should be, so we designed everything from the ground up this way.  It’s about making life as easy as possible for the user. What you see at the moment is just the tip of the iceberg regarding the features we have coming out in the next few months. It’s always a lot harder to retrofit these types of solutions in.

PdH: What are your thoughts, generally, on mining centralization? Is this a threat to the integrity of the network? Is it just capitalism at play? Do you think it’s healthy?

MH: Decentralization is the essential foundation of blockchain, and block rewards are what made it reach critical mass. However, as the market value of bitcoin soared it attracted huge capital investments in ASIC mining which caused centralization of hashing power. This had a knock-on effect making it impossible for widespread GPU miners to compete for a slice of the rewards, so they moved on to mining other currencies. This, as was widely reported, threatened bitcoin with a 51% attack scenario, where the entire validation of a decentralized network is lost.

But as more players come into the space and there is more choice, then greater decentralization follows. Decentralization is key to blockchain. You need people developing platforms and solutions that make life easier for mass adoption of mining and cryptocurrency. As the cryptocurrency ecosystem grows over time, the stability of the networks and their mining foundations is what will bring further adoption. I think designing and nurturing a distributed network is one of the biggest challenges for any crypto asset network, and we will see a lot more innovation because blockchain networks are still very much a technology frontier.

Mimblewimble–Hype or Real Promise?

PdH: What are your thoughts on Mimblewimble coins? Are you excited by the scalability possibilities they offer? Or is it all meaningless hype?

MH: For me, Mimblewimble is an exciting protocol! The confidential transactions enable an improved level of privacy compared to many of the current privacy coins. One of the issues with many of the blockchains is the growth of the size of the blockchain, and specifically the size of the locally stored file. Mimblewimble has a level of pruning built in which will help alleviate this. This can enable faster transactions with less impact on blockchain size.

Of course, at present it has a few drawbacks. For example, it currently does not support scripting, and if this is implemented it would be a substantial benefit. The Beam project has put forward suggestions around this. For the rest of the crypto community, the immediate difficulty is in transferring funds. With GRIN, for example, the receiving wallet must be online at the same time to receive funds. This can be inconvenient, but it also has a security benefit because it reduces the risk of someone managing to get your private key. It’s still early days, but I think the protocol and the current coins have great potential.

PdH: Cudo–I’ve used it myself–is not profitable unless you get free electricity and don’t mind burning through your laptop’s lifespan. Is Cudo addressing this conundrum somehow, or just waiting for the next bull market like everyone else?

MH: The profitability of mining varies hugely depending on what hardware you’re using, how much you’re paying for your energy, and of course what the market is doing. For popular crypto assets, you will need more than a laptop to mine–a gaming rig with a powerful modern graphics card such as a NVIDIA GTX 1070Ti is really the baseline for profitability and new cards such as the NVIDIA GTX 2070 or Radeon 7 are particularly strong for mining.

Right now, the markets aren’t favorable. Ravencoin is currently one of the most profitable coins to mine, but it changes daily, and new coins can present a strong initial reward. There are lots of people equipped with the right hardware and energy tariff, for whom it’s about eking the best out their rigs during the bear run. Anyone who is mining will tune their GPUs and overclock for maximum performance per Watt, within safe heat constraints! The miner’s priority is keeping everything ticking over and having the confidence that they are earning day and night, and not losing money from their mining software crashing or because they joined a dodgy mining pool.

Commercial mining farms tend to cash out in fiat as they go, or at least enough to cover their fees, but GPU rig miners are typically more engaged in the community and choose to mine and hold their preferred currency during the downturn, waiting with the rest of the crypto community for the market to pick up. People need to make their own good choices, and Cudo makes it easier to mine new coins and automatically switch to the most profitable coin. While the market is down, everyone is waiting for it to rally, but Cudo will always give the most transparent and accurate projected earnings for miners, with constant developments coming out and improving profitability every week.

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Paul de Havilland
 Paul de Havilland is a fan of disruptive technologies, an active VC investor in promising startups (with exits exceeding $10M), and has experience covering both traditional and emerging asset classes. His passion is violin and opera – he is a long-time student of a protege of Placido Domingo.


Deb Williams (hodlthrive)

GET Protocol announces big new user for its blockchain-based ticketing solution 0 8

GET Protocol announces big new user for its blockchain-based ticketing solution 0 8


Deb Williams (hodlthrive)

2019 Chain Plus Asia Pacific Blockchain New Finance Summit Singapore Station Completed Successfully

2019 Chain Plus Asia Pacific Blockchain New Finance Summit Singapore Station Completed Successfully


Although we are currently in a bear market,

the enthusiasm of the participants did not decrease. At this industry-leading forum Chain Plus, William Zhu, founding partner of The Blockchainer, also the host of this summit, reviewed and speculated the past, present, and future of blockchain finance area. With the welcome speech from Chia Hock Lai, President of Singapore Fintech Association, Nizam Ismail, the former regulator of MAS delivered a keynote speech titled ”How Regulators Have Responded to Facilitate Innovation, and How They Should Respond in Future”. Hongfei Da, founder of NEO and Onchain, Alexandre Kech, CEO of Onchain Custodian, Jun Li, Founder of Ontology & Co-Founder of Onchain gave amazing speeches and hold the product launch ceremony with Raymond Zhang, CSO of Onchain Custodian.

Excellent speech from Andrew Pudovikov, from Sberbank blockchain laboratory, shared“Enterprise Blockchain use cases in Sberbank”, Ouyang Yun, CEO of Goldlinks shared“Anchoring the crypto world”, Jack Li, CEO of Ontrade talked about “How to solve the existing problems with regards to the lack of altcoin liquidity and inefficient cryptocurrency markets?”, Piotr Jan Pietrzak from ING, delivered a speech about “Is blockchain the major next step in the evolution of payments?”, Yihao Zhang, head of marketing from Huobi Global, shared about “The future of premium tokens”. There were also some speakers shared their opinions for “Building the New Financial Ecology” including NGC, Hashkey capital, Cardano Foundation, EMURGO, TontineTrust, IBM, R3, etc.

Followed by a heated discussion named ”The Future of Blockchain and Financial Infrastructure ”, Mr. Tissa Jayaweerato, from Japan Asia Investment company ltd, Sunny Han, co-founder of Elastos, Leo Wang, CEO of Litex, Haidar Omais, chief marketing officer of Distributed eart?Rita Xia Havsholm, project advisor of Orient Walt shared their opinions. What’s more, the topic“The Management?Issuance and Trading of Digital Asset”was also a big show with following companies joined: Bit-Z, polymath, Satang Corporation, Remitano, Indodax, Bibox, Bitcoin Co. Ltd, Node Capital, Sri Lanka, P2P foundation, Maecenas, Securitize, HEG Fribourg, True Global Ventures, Onchain custodian, DBS bank, Standards Chartered bank, BitKan, Stellar, etc.

Thanks to these excellent speakers, companies, all media partners and the news release distribution partner —— PR Newswire, the 2019 Chain Plus Asia Pacific blockchain new finance summit· Singapore station ended smoothly. According to statistics, this summit attracted more than 400 industry practitioners, including more than 40 traditional financial institutions,100 high-quality projects and more than 50 other investment institutions such as  OnTrade, OK group, InvestaCrowd, Taipan Investment, JLAB, JRR Crypto, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, DBS bank, Stellar, NEO, Ontology, Japan Asia investment co LTD, NGC, True Global Ventures as well as crypto exchanges such as Bitfinex, Indodax, Bit-Z and Unidax.

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Deb Williams (hodlthrive)

Malta AI and Blockchain Summit Spring Addition 2019: Day 2 recap

Malta AI and Blockchain Summit Spring Addition 2019: Day 2 recap

After a productive day one at the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit,

delegates returned for their second dose of expo floor exploration, sessions, workshops and networking opportunities at the Hilton. While the summit attracted established businesses and entrepreneurs encompassing a number of industries, the intersection of iGaming and blockchain proved to be a particularly exciting area, especially because Malta is a hub for both industries.

“My keynote today was about blockchain and gambling and in my opinion its one of the leading sectors in this space in terms of monetization and actualization and exemplification of blockchain”, Carla Maree Vella of Consultxd shared with CoinGeek.com. “This is not just said by myself, tons of key figures out there that are saying blockchain and gambling, those are going to be the key examples”, she revealed. Vella went on to provide examples of iGaming companies that are using blockchain technology to engage consumers, while also touching on how the immutability of blockchain information takes everything one step further for iGaming.

Ganapati is an example of an iGaming company that is paving the way with its use of blockchain and in fact, they were big exhibitors at the summit and last night’s recipients of “Marketing Campaign of the Year” at the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit Awards. “Through our work as an online slot provider we found a hole in the market that a lot of the casino users didn’t trust the sites and the operators. Now what provides trust, and what provides transparency? Blockchain!”, shared Ganapati COO Juliet Adelstein.

“So we began building our own blockchain platform that our online casino will sit on top of. Along with that, in conjunction we’ve also released a stable coin, G8C, which is a brand new form of stable coin in the iGaming industry”, she explained. As the crypto industry matures, more and more practical uses for blockchain technology continue to make their way to Unlinkthe surface. Vinay Gupta, one of the early minds behind the Ethereum launch, revealed how his organization, Mattereum, is using the blockchain to track memorabilia.

“The problem that we’re solving is provenance of physical object and our first partnership is with William Shatner of Star Trek and many other series fame, to take the collectables and memorabilia and basically produce blockchain proofs that they are accurate, that they are what they are said to be and these proofs have some legal reinforcement”, Gupta shared with CoinGeek.com “So its not just that somebody says they are real, there’s actually a financial aspect to that proof that allows you to recover value if it turns out to be a ringer. So this is new territory and we’re very pleased to have such a high profile first partner”, he added.

As the two day summit came to a close, organizer Eman Pulis shared his thoughts on the blockchain industry in general and how his events are crafted to help push the industry forward in Malta and around the globe. “What characterizes this industry is that its moving so fast”, said Pulis. “So after last November I thought, listen, we can’t wait another 12 months to bring those amazing people back to Malta. So we said lets wait six months and launch the spring/summer addition. So we did”, he said.

“Despite the long crypto winter, despite the bear market, despite the European Union elections happening tomorrow, we still managed to get a buzzing crowd of 5,500 people”, Pulis confirmed. “I think what makes this show special, unlike shows in North America where you have a North American focus, its truly global. Its been the characterization of the November show, also at this show we have delegates from Asia, delegates from North America, delegates from South America, so it is truly a global show where West meets East”, he added.

Article Produced By
Becky Liggero

After four and a half years of iGaming industry experience with Casino City, Becky Liggero joined Bitcoin Entrepreneur and Economic Envoy to the Government of Antigua Calvin Ayre to serve as the Head On-site Reporter for the Calvin Ayre Media Group. Since August 2009, Becky has exclusively conducted interviews with senior level executives and enthusiasts for a while continuing to travel the world and document her adventures for all to watch and read.


Deb Williams (hodlthrive)

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Deb Williams (hodlthrive)

Blockchain And Decentralization Threatens The Tech Cartels

Blockchain And Decentralization Threatens The Tech Cartels

A great many people fear and despise consortiums because they monopolize their markets and crush rivalry. Yet, that is only a glimpse of a larger problem of the danger they hold.

The risk that tech conglomerates pose to the democratic society is not just about the costs they impose, it's the centralization of authority, information, and command over the public sphere and their capacity to employ this control over a developing number of commercial enterprises, particularly in the framework and innovations of things to come. The organizations mentioned here work as either syndications or oligopolies in their individual fields – Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Amazon, Twitter, Instagram, Spotify. They are all integrated.

It's becoming well-known that Google, Facebook, Amazon, and others collect our data to sell ads. Google will offer you free security providing it can observe you and use your data. There are flaws in technology which does render an insecure internet, however, it can be argued that it's the most powerful engineers that are the machinators to serve their own purpose.  You could say this is the business model of the internet.

Technology evolves so quickly, but there was a time when it was difficult or expensive to store our data and also because its value was minimal, however now that data storage is very inexpensive, it can all be saved. This is basically surveillance data (big data) and used by these conglomerates as it supports the advertising standard that underpins a lot of the internet.

While these companies continue to buy, sell, trade and store our personal data, it’s in danger of being stolen. What's more, as long as they utilize our data, we are in jeopardy of it being used against us.


Freedom Of Speech And Privacy Are Paramount

Although, as privacy, freedom of choice and speech along with the distribution and displacement of public data become more of an issue for us as a society, many are waking up. There have been visionaries, engineers, thought leaders that have been aware of the events that have affected democracy on a global scale.

People all over the world are hurting. They're scared, depressed, suppressed and confused. It's making people sick and although we live in the information age and can acquire whatever we need to know with a single click, a good many people are ignorant or in denial to what has been happening. It's also a case of who do you believe and trust!

As of the third quarter of 2018, Facebook has 2.27 billion monthly active users. These are users that have logged in over the last 30 days. All of them rely on Facebook to fulfill their needs, whether it be for personal, social or business. Imagine the magnitude of what compromised data and personal information would have on the individual and as a collective.


What Is On The Horizon?

We are entering into a trustless technology. We are moving away from centralized authority and domination that have ruled our lives in many aspects of life, particularly the internet. We are now shifting to a decentralized method of connecting, communicating and transacting globally.

With the onset of Blockchain technology across many industries, not just crypto, also Healthcare, Real Estate, Education and even Social/Market Networks, creates an opportunity for people to "get off the grid" so to speak. This is the answer to our fears and uncertainty. This is being seen as a natural progression or evolution in the field of technology and the internet that we have so readily become accustomed to.

The Blockchain solves many issues we as a community are dealing with. It offers the assurance of privacy and security by storing data, information, and activities across a network of computers, making it a decentralized distributed ledger. There is no centralized authority making rules and decisions that are not in the best interests of its clients. This allows transparency. As more industries utilize the blockchain technology the more entrenched it will become into our daily lives and we'll wonder how we ever lived without it.

This is intricate technology and really needs to be implemented at the company’s inception. If an established company with enormous stored data collected over the years tried to introduce the blockchain, the success of it operating at full capacity with stability and scalability is extremely slim.  As for the monopolies out there today, like Facebook and Google, they have collected so much data it would be near impossible to merge. So it would be fair to say that the evolution of the tech industry has rendered the oligopolies outdated with very little chance to be competitive in the new era of innovation which promises to be a fairer, more independent and transparent system for all.


The Next Generation in Social and Marketing Platforms

And it’s here! Markethive, a complete Social Market Network built on the Blockchain at its inception is kicking huge goals with an Alexa Ranking at already 26,600 creating a huge reach into the billions with its innovative technology. Markethive is an avant-garde Ecosystem designed specifically for forward-thinking business people and Entrepreneurs. With a user-friendly “familiar” Facebook-like look and feel, Markethive is easily navigated, being simple enough for novices while at the same time powerful enough for individuals or groups with advanced skills, knowledge, experience, and capabilities.

Of the utmost importance is that Markethive is a private network, is built on blockchain assuring security, privacy, and reliability from political manipulation. This means neither you nor your information is tracked or profiled, and your personal information is NEVER SHARED with anyone.

Markethive’s culture is not fixed. It’s a decentralized, autonomous, fluid environment which includes manifestations of intellectual achievements, social habits, innovation, music, literature, technology, commerce, and the arts. A central “hub”, albeit a “decentralized” platform, system and framework built using blockchain technology, is designed to encourage “reciprocal interchange” of ideas, knowledge or skills as well as providing for exchange, sales or purchases of goods, services and commodities. This futuristic model is here now and fully prepared for the future, truly representing a prime example of the next generation = Market Networks. Markethive has the road map and is the blueprint of where things are headed.


Blockchain has absolutely revolutionized the world and will soon give rise to a new era of the internet even more disruptive and transformative than the current one. Blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, has the capacity to produce unparalleled opportunities to create and trade value in society will prompt a generational shift in the Internet's advancement, from an Internet of Information to a new generation Internet of Value. It’s time to start embracing this niche.


Published on https://cryptoradar.org/blockchain-and-decentralization-threatens-the-tech-cartels/

Deb Williams
Market Manager for Markethive, a global Market Network, and Writer for the Crypto/Blockchain Industry. Also a strong advocate for technology, progress, and freedom of speech.  I embrace "Change" with a passion and my purpose in life is to help people understand, accept and move forward with enthusiasm to achieve their goals. 

Deb Williams (hodlthrive)

How Can Blockchain And Crypto Improve Online Branding?

How Can Blockchain And Crypto Improve Online Branding?

Default Profile Page. How It Benefits You

Your public profile page is a multi-dimensional Communication Hub, Social Networks Hub, Back Links Hub, Resume, Images Hub, Video Hub, Accolades display, Your Groups, Your Blog lists, Tell a Friend and Friends Rank. This is an excellent way to brand yourself and your product or service.


Markethive Tracking Feature

Every aspect of Markethive tracks your incoming tracking and reports. This tracking is built into your Profile page, your blogs, your capture pages, your WP plugins, giving you virtual full data on all your assets. From the daily activity report, Geographic map of connections, Device type, Bounce rate, referrers, Keywords, and Social Networks traffic.


Monetizing Markethive

Apart from the Markethive and generic Capture Pages available as a free member, the Profile Page is also your portal to invite others to join and with just 3 referrals the system’s Universal Income activates. That means you are paid to use the platform within Markethive by way of a micropayment faucet system of Markethive Coin (MHV) already on its first of many Coin Exchanges including their own. Starting out at just a penny on its first exchange back in March of 2019, the coin is now valued at $0.17. As it is a Consumer Coin the velocity is poised to increase as Markethive enters full launch.

The Infinity Airdrop Matching Bonus of 500 MHV Coins on new signups is not available to free members, however, anyone who joins as a free member will be associated with the individual that invited them as “pending associates”, which means if you upgrade to Entrepreneur within the first 30 days, you will receive the allocated coins 100% or 500 matching coin bonus (MHV) for each of the people you invited. If you remain a free member, after the first 30 days, it will reduce by 50%, which is 250 MHV. It will continue to reduce by 50% for every consecutive month thereafter until your matching bonus is 10% or 50 MHV for the people you invite to join Markethive which will then be credited to you upon upgrading.

Our collaborative community is encouraged to “Tip” the newcomers (instead of Like – the thumbs up) upon joining Markethive, as a token of appreciation and welcome message. You see, if you tip someone for any reason, Markethive pays you for tipping them, so you’re never out of pocket. As a free member Tipping is automatically activated at the time of registering.

Resume Builder

Your Markethive profile page will also have an optional resume link. The resume builder is a multi-part system that builds your resume in sequence delivering in both HTML as well as PDF. Access to both files via your profile page is optional, that being private invite, friends or public.


A News Feed Like No Other

Coupled with the Profile Hub, the News Feed being nearly identical to other well-known feeds is easy to use. But unlike the others, we have replaced Likes with Tips, tips that allow you the option to give your friends a small token or coin of appreciation. Your News Feed is 100% responsive to any device; therefore your device web browser is all that is needed. Saving your phone disk space and assuring you greater security and privacy.

Notably, Search algorithms. You determine and orchestrate your algorithms. Not Markethive. You decide who and what you see on your newsfeed. There is no limit to the size of your friends' database. Your newsfeed is completely searchable as well with both your news feed preferences and search criteria covering literally hundreds of variables and options


Get Paid To Learn The System

Markethive is truly dedicated to your education, success, and sovereignty. This is why we have made the Inbound Marketing Platform free (Compared to Marketo that costs as much as $25k per month). We pay you up to 500 coins just for joining (called an Airdrop and often years later these coins become very valuable), pay you micropayments just for using the system after you have qualified by signing up 3 new subscribers (similar to faucet systems that pay out micro amounts of Bitcoin), and we also pay you for taking our tutorials (no qualifications required, just a Markethive Wallet and each lesson you complete you receive an accolade on your profile and coin in your wallet). How cool is that?



Markethive has built a system to empower the Entrepreneur, with amazing valuable Inbound Marketing systems integrated within a social network with multiple commerce platforms. All of this on a Blockchain foundation, which above all the other benefits, allows Markethive to pay its members, regardless if free or upgraded Entrepreneurs to engage.

We are focused on providing a Universal type of income for aspiring entrepreneurs. We believe sharing our resources with you as you build your business and seek to reach your goals, benefits all of us.

We welcome all to our collaborative world of the Entrepreneur, the Markethive, built for you, by you and with you.


Published on https://cryptorials.io/how-can-blockchain-and-crypto-improve-online-branding/


Deb Williams
Market Manager for Markethive, a global Market Network, and Writer for the Crypto/Blockchain Industry. Also a strong advocate for technology, progress, and freedom of speech.  I embrace "Change" with a passion and my purpose in life is to help people understand, accept and move forward with enthusiasm to achieve their goals. 

Deb Williams (hodlthrive)