Jun 202017
 

More than 5 billion people – or two-thirds of the world's population – now have a mobile phone connection

You can watch the number increase in real time

By  on Jun 19, 2017, 10:00 AM

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How many people do you know that don't own a cell phone? For the majority of us, that number will be very small, if not zero. Not too surprising considering that 5 billion people around the world – or two-thirds of the earth’s population – now have a mobile phone connection.

The data comes from GSMA Intelligence, the research unit of the GSMA trade body that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Its real-time tracker shows that the number of unique mobile subscribers has now passed the 5-million-person milestone, representing year-on-year growth of almost 5 percent.

The site also shows the number of mobile connections around the world. This figure is considerably higher as many people use more than one SIM card, and it includes machine-to-machine connections, of which there are around 400 million.

It’s taken four years for another billion people to acquire a mobile phone connection. Back in 2003, there were just one billion unique mobile subscribers across the globe. GSMA director Mats Granryd called reaching the milestone a “tremendous achievement for an industry that is only a few decades old.”

“Today, mobile is a truly global platform, delivering connectivity and, perhaps more importantly, social and economic opportunities to citizens in all corners of the world,” said Granryd.

Over half of all mobile subscribers, 2.7 billion, are located in the Asia-Pacific Region. When it comes to individual countries’ mobile markets, China sits at the top with 1 billion subscribers, while India is second with 730 million. It is in Europe, however, where phone penetration is at its highest, with 86 percent of citizens subscribed to a mobile service. The US has the second-highest subscriber penetration at 80 percent.

By the end of this decade, GSMA predicts that the number of unique phone subscribers will reach 5.7 billion – around three-quarters of the earth’s population – with India responsible for the largest share of this growth.

Dec 162016
 

¿Qué es Ethereum? 

Ethereum, es una criptomoneda y una plataforma blockchain que ofrece una máquina virtual descentralizada para contratos inteligentes.Una computadora mundial

"It is very possible that … one machine would suffice to solve all the problems … of the whole [world]" – Sir Charles Darwin, 1946

Ethereum, es una plataforma de servicios ''smart contracts'', programas y protocolos en forma de contrato, que funcionan automáticamente. Como son programados, no tienen ninguna posibilidad de cortes en el sistema, censuras, fraudes o interferencias de terceras partes.

¿Smart qué?

El término fue acuñado por el criptógrafo y jurista Nick Szabo, allá por 1996 pero no ha sido hasta hace pocos años cuando se han podido materializar gracias a tecnologías recientes como la ''blockchain'' (“cadena de bloques”).

Los ''smart contracts'', son scripts escritos con lenguajes de programación capaces de ejecutarse y hacerse cumplir por sí solos de manera autónoma sin intermediarios y sin posibilidad de censura. Pueden ser creados por una persona física, jurídica o por otro programa informático y reciben esas características gracias a existir sobre un sistema descentralizado como la ''blockchain'' en la que miles de equipos alrededor del mundo ejecutan los nodos que procesan y verifican las transacciones lo que evita que exista alguna entidad (empresa o gobierno) que pueda actuar sobre ellas.En resumen, los contratos inteligentes permiten a desconocidos comerciar o automatizar cualquier tipo de relación que se pueda expresar en un contrato tradicional, a través de internet sin la necesidad de una autoridad o intermediario.

Automatizar transacciones simples

Un pequeño ejemplo con apuestas: Alicia y Bob se apuestan 500€ por quien ganará un partido deportivo. Ambos, mandarían el equivalente en criptomonedas a una dirección controlada por el contrato inteligente. Cuando el juego haya terminado el contrato podría verificar vía API el resultado y depositaría el total en la cuenta del ganador.

Por ser programas informáticos, sería trivial añadir mayor complejidad como posibilidades y estadísticas a la apuesta. Hay servicios que procesan este tipo de transacciones, pero todas cobran una comisión. La diferencia es que los contratos inteligentes hacen todo esto de manera descentralizada, accesible para todos al menor coste posible, en el caso de ethereum el precio se llama “gas”, pequeñas partes de ether que pasan a los mineros que verifican las transacciones.

Compras online

Un ejemplo cotidiano pueden ser las compras online. Si realizas una orden de compra podrías tener un contrato entre la tienda online, una empresa de mensajería y tú, este, controlaría el proceso y ejecutaría cada pago en el momento acordado que podría ser la recepción  del paquete tras comprobar que todo está correcto.

Internet de las cosas

Tu nevera podrá realizar la compra por sí sola, usarás un taxi que se conduce solo… en el futuro, no hay duda de que todos los dispositivos estarán conectados entre sí en la denominada internet de las cosas (IOT).

Mediante microtransacciones programadas con ''smart contract'' este ejército de aparatos podrían llegar a funcionar de manera autónoma.

Alquiler de propiedades (vehículos,viviendas,etc), gestión de derechos de autor, servicios bancarios, notarios, sistemas de votación, organizaciones autónomas descentralizadas (DAO), los posibles usos de los contratos inteligentes son aún desconocidos, como fueron en principio para los creadores de internet las redes sociales antes de la aparición de facebook o la computación en la nube antes de amazon.En artículos posteriores, introduciremos los smart contract desde el punto de vista del desarrollador centrándonos en Ethereum y repasaremos los conceptos de las criptomonedas y el resto de plataformas (Bitcoin,Lisk,IOTA,NXT,etc..) cada una con sus peculiaridades y diferentes lenguajes de programación.

 

Ethereum: Introduction to Contracts smart ~ ITECMA.

Source: Ethereum: Introduction to Contracts smart ~ ITECMA

Dec 122016
 

Take Cryptocurrency As Payment On WP Site

Free multi-cryptocurrency accounts with instant exchange

There are WordPress plugins that are gateways to the Cryptonator exchange. The GoURL series on WordPress.org or the website (https://gourl.io). I have been using these for about 8 months and have had no problems.

Cryptonator is an all-in-one online Bitcoin wallet which supports multiple cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), Dogecoin (DOGE) and others. It enables fast and easy direct transactions and allows instant exchange between different cryptocurrencies in one personal account. Combining usability with high level privacy , anonymity and security, Cryptonator offers free multi-cryptocurrency accounts, which are accessible 24/7 worldwide on your laptop, desktop or mobile devices alike.

Cryptonator lets customers checkout in cryptocurrency, automatically convert received payments to USD or EUR and withdraw it to your bank account. Or just leave your received cryptocurrency payments on your Cryptonator account for future use. It`s up to you!

Sign up for a free account

https://www.cryptonator.com/auth/signup/101069939

Due Diligence

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Chief Information Officer at Green Fire Engineered Reclamation
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Nov 162016
 

 Author Jacob Timp

The United States House of Representatives has passed a nonbinding resolution calling for an adoption of “a national policy for technology to promote consumers' access to financial tools and online commerce to promote economic growth and consumer empowerment.”

Why The Accelerated Interest?

We have seen relatively little developments in the space of federal regulation on the Blockchain technology and digital currencies. A non-profit called Coin Center reached out to United States representatives communicating their concerns on the developing bill. The letters on issue are available on their website.

In July, the declaration was introduced which calls the United State government to develop an updated domestic policy related to technology, specifically referencing cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology. The bill was introduced by United States Congressman Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and is sponsored by Congressman Tony Cardenas of California.

Following statements from supporters, the resolution passed by a verbal vote earlier this week. The resolution is non-binding, which may be considered a half-measure, is a rather significant leap forward from Congress for the discussion on Blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

The opening remarks on the bill stated:

“The House of Representatives that the United States should adopt a national policy for technology to promote consumers’ access to financial tools and online commerce to promote economic growth and consumer empowerment.”

The resolution occurred months after the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce debated the technology. Notes from supporters on the floor demonstrated a very real interest in the issue among the House members.

Congressman Michael Burgess of Texas, stated at the hearing:

"There’s no doubt that Blockchain innovations are on the cutting edge today."

What’s Next?

We will see what the next step is for congress and whether or not they will pursue a more substantial bill development for digital currencies and the Blockchain technology. The next session will meet after November's United States elections.

The non-leaning characteristics of the current resolution suggests that a new and updated bill may be released by Congress in the time following.

Mike Prettyman,
Chief Information Officer at Green Fire Engineered Reclamation
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Feb 082016
 

The future of money is cryptocurrency.

We finally reach really incredible stage in the digital universe for ten or fifteen years we were awaiting the arrival of a truly cohesive electronic money and crypto currency the modern-day blockchain based bitcoins star concept has finally broken through.

We are starting a cryptofunding campaign to fund the Green Fire Project. There are seven currencies listed in the sidebar that being used for this purpose.  I will present each one individually. Each video has instructions about where to get your wallet and how to set it up.

Introductions to the different cryptocurrency exchanges for exchanging and purchasing the currency will be detailed and linked.

The donation pages will be announced in the next few days.

This video will explain.

 

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