Blockchain World Conference, Bangkok 2017: Embily Report

From the blockchain world conference website

Recently, Beyond Blocks and iStack Holdings organised a Blockchain world conference here in Bangkok, Thailand at the extravagant Grand Hyatt hotel on the 4th of December 2017. The Embily team made sure to be there, as well as hundreds of other attendees from all over the country and even other parts of the world.

In this article, I will be reporting on my experience and highlights of the day and although it has already passed, check out the conference website as it has a nicely presented list of speakers, panel times and other details. The website is the following link; https://blockchainworldconferences.com/

So, whether you were there or not, you can now grab a drink, kick back and enjoy this report.
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Blockchain Technology & Gaming: My Hopes For The Future

Blockchain Technology & Gaming: My Hopes For The Future

I’m an avid video gamer with countless hours on Steam (A digital distribution platform mainly for games), with dozens and dozens of games on my account. I can safely say I’ve over a couple of thousands of hours on various games on the Steam platform alone. That couple of thousand hours does not include other games that are not on the Steam platform such as a popular online game called Guild Wars 2, where I have another couple of thousand hours also. As well as a long list of other games that I’ve also sunk many hours into also.
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What The Fork?

What The Fork?

Why are there different versions of Bitcoin? Hardforks? What are hardforks?  These and many more questions are what keep me up at nights.

Sometimes learning something new can be a struggle. Especially if that something is new technology like cryptocurrency. If you’ve already been on an online exchange, or have taken a look around the internet, you’ve probably notice there’s a big list of cryptocurrencies.

This article aims to help you understand why there is a seemingly never-ending list of different cryptocurrencies, how and why they come to be.
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The Role of Nodes And Why You Should Run a Full Node

The Role of Nodes And Why You Should Run a Full Node

Full nodes are ledgers in a blockchain network. They keep and have every single transaction ever made on the record. Before continuing, I want to clarify these ledgers (full nodes) are not specific to Bitcoin and is essential to ANY cryptocurrency that defines itself as decentralised.

But for the sake of this article and easy-understand, I will talk only about the Full Nodes of the Bitcoin network, however, keep in mind that for the most part, full nodes in any cryptocurrency blockchain work pretty much the same way.
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