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Five blockchain technology use cases

Five blockchain technology use cases

Blockchain technology has to be one of the most exciting inventions of the last decade, with the potential to revolutionize many sectors and facets of life. A blockchain is simply a time-stamped record of data managed by a series of computers with no central authority. The information in a blockchain is unalterable and open for everyone to see, resulting in a high transparency level. The major benefits of blockchain technology are transparency, immutability, and decentralization.

Another allure of this technology is eliminating a trusted "third party" and its cost, allowing individuals to make transactions with one another directly. The most popular use case of this technology is digital or cryptocurrency, e.g., Bitcoin. Other concrete applications of this technology include:

HEALTH AND PHARMACEUTICALS

The healthcare sector’s potential applications include secure and easy transferability of digitized patient records from one healthcare provider to another. This automatically removes the chances of missing or misplaced records. It will also improve patient care and overall patient satisfaction. The authenticity and traceability of clinical results, e.g., in drug trials, is another application in the pharmaceutical industry. 

LAW

If you are a cryptocurrency enthusiast, that code is the law. Smart contracts can be used to execute agreements between two parties without human interference. These are self-executing contracts between individuals. Once certain conditions are met, the contract is executed. Ethereum was built specifically to realize this possibility. The smart contracts are programmed to automatically payout or fulfill certain financial obligations once pre-set conditions are met. This leaves no room for fraud or interference by a third party.

DIGITAL IDENTITY AND SECURITY

Imagine the creation of a unique digital identity that can be used for various web services. This eliminates the need for various usernames or memorizing long and complex passwords. This is because the digital signature is unique to you and you alone (just like your thumbprint). This unique digital identity can be used for various purposes, including voting, licensing, medical records and references, etc. Developing a digital identity standard is a highly complex process as it requires collaborations between private entities and the government. That's in addition to the technical challenges of such a huge project.

FILE STORAGE

A decentralized data storage on the internet protects files from being hacked or getting lost. Distributing data through the internet eliminates the need for a centralized client-server relationship like we currently have. A decentralized system and internet also have the potential to speed up file transfer and streaming times. This is unlike the centralized system that can get overloaded.

INSURANCE

Insurance is another area of interest for blockchain technology. Blockchain insurance promotes peer-peer insurance, enabling the individual to participate in the pooling of resources and investment gain. Dynamis is an example of a peer-peer insurance model. Another example is Rainbow, which permits insured parties to be compensated once certain events occur (remember smart contracts?). The interconnectivity of objects and programming of events (IoT) makes it possible to record automatic insurance contracts. Say an individual is insured against natural disasters, using sensors (of earthquakes, for example). The insured individual’s compensation will be triggered automatically after an earthquake without the need for a third party or insurance company.

Conclusion

There many applications of blockchain technology in our world today. Blockchain technology has real-life applications in almost every field, which includes finance, automobile, law, etc. We have talked about a few applications in this article. This article is meant to be an eye-opener to show you that blockchain is beyond several lines of codes but has numerous applications.

 

 

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ETH/USD Bulls Eyeing 668.87 as Upside Target: Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 4 December 2020 ETH

ETH/USD Bulls Eyeing 668.87 as Upside Target: Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 4 December 2020 ETH

Ethereum (ETH/USD) extended its recent strong price activity as traders continue to eye the psychologically-important 650 level following the pair’s ongoing gains.  Notably, ETH/USD has appreciated approximately 77% since the beginning of October, and has appreciated approximately 64% since the beginning of November.  The pair has recently traded around its recently-established multi-year high around at the 636.53 level, an area that was reached after Stops were elected above another recent relative multi-year high around the 623.22 area.  This recent multi-year high also represented a test of the 637.79 level, an upside price objective related to buying pressure that emerged earlier this year around the 135.12 area.  Additional upside price objectives include the 668.87, 679.78, and 698.88 areas, levels that relate to buying pressure that emerged earlier this year around the 125.52, 122.15, and 116.25 areas.

Following the move to a recent multi-year high, traders are paying close attention to recent areas of upside buying pressure, including the 370.50, 423.00, 439.77, and 480.08 areas.  Some important retracement levels related to these ranges include 561.37, 534.91, 514.93, 503.52, and 472.12Below current price activity, additional areas of technical support include the 507.55, 474.77, 406.48, and 395.87 levels. Traders are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bullishly indicating above the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (4-hourly).  Also, the 50-bar MA (hourly) is bullishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (hourly).

Price activity is nearest the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) at 567.55 and the 50-bar MA (Hourly) at 596.14.

Technical Support is expected around 417.60/ 388.49/ 366.72 with Stops expected below.

Technical Resistance is expected around 637.79/ 668.87/ 679.78 with Stops expected above.

On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.

On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bearishly below SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.

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Joseph Lubin of ConsenSys discusses Ethereum 2.0 stating it will “Devour“ the network

Joseph Lubin of ConsenSys discusses Ethereum 2.0 stating it will “Devour“ the network

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  • Joseph Lubin contributor to Ethereum and founder of ConsenSys recently spoke during the Ethereum in the enterprise Asia-Pacific 2020 conference this week. 
  • During the conference, he predicted that Ethereum 2.0 is going to “devour“ the network in the short term.

Joseph Lubin contributor to Ethereum and founder of ConsenSys recently spoke during the Ethereum in the enterprise Asia-Pacific 2020 conference this week. During the conference, he predicted that Ethereum 2.0 is going to “devour“ the network in the short term.

He said:

“People in the know around the ecosystem are very optimistic about how fast things could unfold, as the really complicated work has been done in launching Phase 0.”

Joseph went on to say that the rollout of Ethereum 2.0 is “proceeding in parallel”. Essentially, this means that upgrades to the network could come quicker than many people are predicting.

He added:

“It is very likely will get a tremendous amount of data availability in the form of shards, as well as move lots of the important functionality from Ethereum 1 to Ethereum 2.0, and essentially see Ethereum 2.0 absorb Ethereum 1 in the not too distant future.”

Furthermore, he went on to predict that the next phase for 2.0 will become live in up to 12 months from now adding that the coming increasing amount of data availability will give way for layer two networks which will help them massively increase the amount of transactions per second that can be offered.

“Essentially Ethereum 2.0 represents a massive increase in scalability, so we’re already achieving tremendous scalability with layer-two networks.”

For more news on this and other crypto updates, keep it with CryptoDaily!

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ETH/USD Holding 583.59 After Rebound Higher: Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 3 December 2020 ETH

ETH/USD Holding 583.59 After Rebound Higher:  Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 3 December 2020 ETH

Ethereum (ETH/USD) gained ground in today’s North American session as the pair appreciated to the 615.95 area after trading as low as the 586.11 area in the European session.  Notably, ETH/USD has appreciated approximately 77% since the beginning of October, and has appreciated approximately 64% since the beginning of November.  The pair has recently traded around its recently-established multi-year high around at the 636.53 level, an area that was reached after Stops were elected above another recent relative multi-year high around the 623.22 area.  This recent multi-year high also represented a test of the 637.79 level, an upside price objective related to buying pressure that emerged earlier this year around the 135.12 area.  Additional upside price objectives include the 668.87, 679.78, and 698.88 areas, levels that relate to buying pressure that emerged earlier this year around the 125.52, 122.15, and 116.25 areas.

Following the move to a recent multi-year high, traders are paying close attention to recent areas of upside buying pressure, including the 370.50, 423.00, 439.77, and 480.08 areas.  Some important retracement levels related to these ranges include 561.37, 534.91, 514.93, 503.52, and 472.12Below current price activity, additional areas of technical support include the 507.55, 474.77, 406.48, and 395.87 levels. Traders are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bullishly indicating above the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (4-hourly).  Also, the 50-bar MA (hourly) is bullishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (hourly).

Price activity is nearest the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) at 567.55 and the 50-bar MA (Hourly) at 596.14.

Technical Support is expected around 417.60/ 388.49/ 366.72 with Stops expected below.

Technical Resistance is expected around 637.79/ 668.87/ 679.78 with Stops expected above.

On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.

On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bearishly below SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.

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ETH/USD Orbiting 600.00: Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 2 December 2020 ETH

ETH/USD Orbiting 600.00: Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 2 December 2020 ETH

Ethereum (ETH/USD) rallied in today’s North American session as the pair appreciated to the 600.63 area after trading as low as the 575.08 area in the Asian session. The pair peaked around the 604.96 area in the European session before settling back to the 583.80 area. The pair spiked to the 636.53 level this week, a fresh multi-year high, after Stops were elected above the 623.22 area, a recent relative multi-year highStops were also triggered above the 627.83 area, an upside price objective related to historical buying pressure around the 80.60 area.  Chartists are carefully monitoring retracement levels following the climb to the recent multi-year high, and these include the 599.61 and 576.77 areas, below which Stops were recently elected.  Additional retracement levels include 558.31, 539.84, and 517.00 and Additional upside price objectives include the 638.28 and 652.36 levels.  The pair’s recent pullback was a test of the 479.03 area, representing the 78.6% retracement of the appreciating range from 439.77 to 623.22.  One level that traders are carefully monitoring is the 503.57 area, a level that represents the 38.2% retracement of the recent appreciating range from 310.00 to 623.22, and price activity was recently buoyed above this area.

 Stops were recently elected below a series of retracement levels including 579.73, 563.58, 553.14, 531.50, 526.88, 509.85, 496.86, and 483.06. Larger Stops were elected below the 550.01 and 504.72 areas, retracement levels related to the wider appreciating range from 313.00 to 623.22.  On the upside, Stops were recently elected above the 615.19 area during the climb higher, an upside price objective related to buying activity that originated around the 142.10 level earlier this year.  The pair’s next upside price objectives include the 637.79, 668.87, 679.78, and 698.88 levels.   Stops were also recently elected above the 583.59 and 592.24 areas during the ascent, retracement levels related to selling pressure that commenced around the 894.50 and 1419.96 levelsStops were also recently elected above the 519.16, 521.13, 524.97, and 540.64 areas during the ascent higher, preceded by Stops triggered above the 503.54, 508.69, and 510.22 levels.  Traders are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bullishly indicating above the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (4-hourly).  Also, the 50-bar MA (hourly) is bullishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (hourly).

Price activity is nearest the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) at 567.84 and the 50-bar MA (Hourly) at 598.79.

Technical Support is expected around 417.60/ 388.49/ 366.72 with Stops expected below.

Technical Resistance is expected around 637.79/ 668.87/ 679.78 with Stops expected above.

On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bearishly below MACDAverage.

On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.

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