An Objective Analysis of ThunderCore

What is ThunderCore?

ThunderCore is its own blockchain with its own native cryptocurrency, Thunder tokens. Developed by industry-leading experts, it is EVM-compatible with throughput of 1,200+ TPS, sub-second confirmation times, and low gas costs — making it quick and easy for dApps to deploy and scale.

Team

There is no doubt that the team behind ThunderCore is talented. The CEO, Chris Wang, graduated with a PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University at the age of 22. Since then, he founded a social gaming company, Playdom, which was sold to Disney for approximately $500…

What does an ICO’s hard and soft cap say about their project?

Industry Analysis by Hard/Soft Cap

In the third post of the ICO Insights series, we will examine the hard cap and soft cap of various industries that ICO projects are competing in. We can then determine which industries are receiving the most attention from the blockchain ecosystem and its investors. Furthermore, we can attempt to understand why certain industries need more funding to execute their roadmap. …

ICO Location Analysis

ICO and cryptocurrency regulation is a complex, daunting, yet important subject. Many crypto companies and ICOs have chosen to incorporate their business outside of their home country in an effort to mitigate imminent regulatory risks. Certain locations around the world are seen as more crypto-friendly due to general business and tax purposes, but also crypto-specific regulation

. In fact, smaller and less regulated countries, are encouraging ICOs and crypto companies to incorporate in their country, in an effort to bolster GDP and spur innovation and growth.

Let’s explore the ICO market to help us better understand where…

ICO Insights Episode 1: Smart Contract Platforms & Ethereum’s Dominance

Ethereum dominated the crypto market in 2017 as the smart contract platform of choice for ICOs and blockchain projects. In 2017, over 95% of projects decided to run their token sale and/or build their decentralized application using Ethereum’s ERC20 standard (or some form of it).

While Ethereum clearly has first mover advantage, it seems to be slowly losing support over time from dApp developers in favor of newer, faster, more feature rich smart contract platforms. Its flaws are becoming more clear as the crypto market matures; with scalability being a hot topic in 2018. A significant amount of commercial grade…

Nasdaq CEO speaks out on crypto, Tatatu raises $575 million in its private sale, top 5 cryptocurrency price changes, and more!

An ICO With Royal Backing becomes 3rd Largest in History

According to Coindesk, an ICO Tatatu has raised a whopping $575 million off its private sale of TTU crypto tokens from investors including BlockTower Capital and even a prince.

With that, the startup, called TaTaTu, has raised the third largest round ever using the initial coin offering (ICO) model — surpassed only by EOS and Telegram, according to data from CoinDesk’s ICO Tracker.

Nasdaq CEO Says ICOs are Taking Advantage of Retail Investors

Initial coin offerings have serious potential to rip off retail investors, mostly due to a lack of public information, according to Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman. …

Thomson Reuters provides a cryptocurrency sentiment analysis system, the EOS main net is now live, a restaurant does an ICO, top 5 cryptocurrency price changes, and more!

Thomson Reuters Expands Sentiment Data to Track Top 100 Cryptocurrencies

According to Cointelegraph, Thomson Reuters has expanded its sentiment data offerings to track the top 100 cryptocurrencies through its partnership with MarketPsych Data LLC, a market leader in quantitative behavioral science. This new MarketPsych Indices (TRMI) package uses machine learning and natural language processing to measure a breadth of emotional and topical items across news and social media sites that may drive market participant behavior in cryptocurrency markets.

EOS is now live!

June 14th around 1 PM EST, the 15% voting threshold for EOS tokens was met, which then activated the EOS main net. Block.One has raised billions of dollars in its year long…

Coinbase dips its toes into traditional finance, the first blockchain based postal system is being created, top gainers, huge losers and more!

Coinbase Acquires Financial Services Firm to Become SEC-Regulated Broker Dealer

According to Cointelegraph, Coinbase has expanded its potential breadth of services by acquiring securities dealer Keystone Capital Corp. In addition to Venovate Marketplace, Inc. and Digital Wealth LLC. The acquisition could help the San Francisco-based exchange extend its offerings and subsequently expand into non-crypto financial products. In the announcement, the company said it’s looking to “work with regulators to tokenize existing types of securities,” which the exchange believes will “democratize access to capital markets” for companies and investors in the industry. Asiff Hirji, President and Chief Operating Officer of the exchange, said:

“If approved, Coinbase will soon be capable of…

American Express launches a blockchain, South Korea warms to ICOs, Bitcoin company “Blockchain” hits 25 million crypto wallets, top gainers, big losers and more!

Coinbase makes a notable acquisition, U.S. Justice department takes a deeper look at price manipulation, Google approaches Vitalik Buterin, and top gainers, big losers and everything else going on with crypto!

Coinbase Acquires Cryptocurrency Trading Platform Paradex

According to cnbc, Coinbase has bought a decentralized exchange named Paradex. This move by Coinbase is notable for two reasons. It shows that Coinbase is entertaining the idea of users exchanging cryptocurrency directly, as opposed to on a centralized exchange such as GDAX. It also shows Coinbase’s strategy of allowing users to exchange a deeper breadth of tokens, and eventually offering these services to US investors. Additionally, Coinbase has announced that GDAX will transform into Coinbase Pro, designed to attract more sophisticated institutional investors.

U.S. Launches Criminal Probe into Bitcoin Price Manipulation

According to Bloomberg, the US Justice Department is taking a deeper look at whether there is…

In Today’s Crypto Minute: The SEC tries to scam ICO investors, Golem CEO raves on Ethereum, and Thailand successfully regulates the crypto market.

HoweyCoins…seems legit!

SEC Created its Own Scammy ICO to Teach Investors a Lesson

According to theverge, the SEC has set up its own ICO to try to lure unsophisticated investors into purchasing its fake tokens. Calling its tokens HoweyCoins(the Howey test is used to decide whether a token is a security), the SEC attempted to teach everyone a lesson with this elaborate stunt. The “buy now” button redirects to an SEC page warning investors of the scams in the industry. Heck, the fake scam even has a white paper.

Golem CEO Calls Ethereum the Most Promising Blockchain Platform

According to thenextweb.com, the CEO of Golem, Julian Zawistowski, thinks Ethereum is still the most capable blockchain platform in the market today. When asked…

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