I’m Writing a roundup post for Hackernoon.

If you are a blockchain project founder (and feel that you can give an interesting and in-depth answer) and want to be featured with a link from hackernoon.com just contact me:

  1. email:ks.shilov@gmail.com
  2. telegram: ksshilov

The idea:

Make a roundup with quotes from blockchain project founders, and ask them: What will be the major factor of user growth for blockchain technology in 2020?

Just a little bit of info on what would be great to see in your answer:

— ICO was a major growth factor in 2017; we’ve all seen a lot of users who…


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For the past two years I have managed howtotoken.com (an educational website regarding all things blockchain) as well as a content marketing agency for blockchain startups.

Alongside my partners, we raised this business to seven figures per year (without any external investments), and we had the great privilege to work with more than 500 happy customers from different parts of the world: the US, Asia, Europe, Russia.

This was a great experience that helped us go in-depth with blockchain technology and train our international sales forces. …


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IEO по прежнему являются одним из эффективных инструментов финансирования проектов на крипторынке. Сотни бирж предлагают проведение IEO, и для основателей стартапов достаточно сложно понять, какие предложения являются выгодными, а какие нет. Нужно учитывать все больше факторов, и отсутствие прозрачности делает все лишь хуже.

Но есть один особенный фактор, который точно влияет на успешность сбора средств — то сообщество инвесторов, которое вы собрали перед стартом IEO.

В этой статье я хотел бы разобрать цифры из маркетингового плана одного из самых обсуждаемых IEO недавнего времени — Roobee. …


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IEOs are still one of the working instruments of crowdfunding in the crypto market. There are hundreds of exchanges that offer IEO services, and for startup founders it’s hard to understand what offers are comprehensive and which ones are not. The criteria for selecting the best IEO offerings are becoming more complex, and the lack of transparency doesn’t help.

But there is one factor that certainly affects the success of an IEO — the community of investors around your project that you built before holding your IEO.

In this article, I want to crunch the marketing numbers of one of…


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Everyone has their favorite programming language, just as everyone has their favorite shoes or favorite food. I want us to take a programming journey together. We’ll discuss Turing completeness, evaluate its usefulness in regard to smart contracts, look at alternatives, and hopefully we’ll come to the same conclusion together at the end. Spoiler alert: the conclusion is that giving Solidity a monopoly on smart contracts is a terrible, foolish idea.

So let’s jump right in. (Real quick: TC = Turing Complete and NTC = Not Turing Complete)

Turing Completeness, the briefest explanation

If you don’t know what TC is, I’m going to give you a…


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Ownership investing, or “equity” as it’s better known as, is purchasing investments such as stocks, real estate, collectibles, or whole businesses for the purpose of making you a partial owner of the underlying company or asset. And when the value of your investment goes up, you share that increase with all of the other owners.

There are no guarantees that there will be earnings, let alone how much they’ll be, but thanks to security laws, you are protected as an investor and if it goes down you’ll be sharing the loss as well, giving you a good risk-reward balance. …


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Modern businesses have to be more competitive than ever before if they want to succeed. The Internet has forever changed the way business is being conducted, and those companies that refuse to adapt to these changes will be left behind. It’s always obvious to look back to the past and see what technologies were essential for businesses to succeed, but looking to the future can be a bit more tricky.

Could the Blockchain become an essential part of business management tools?

What’s certain is that the blockchain is here to stay, and its permanence only increases when large companies add…


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The industry of pharmaceuticals is one of the largest in the world — its global revenue was $1.2 trillion in 2018 and it continues to grow, since the growing human population is finding new ways to increase the quantity of their consumption by supplementing their diet with processed nutrients extracted from food sources. By 2023, the global revenue of medicine, vitamins, and supplements is projected to reach $7.35 billion.

But the problem is that it is pretty much an unregulated market. When someone buys a pill, there’s a high chance that it could be a fake. …


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What does the IEO launch process look like?

It’s been awhile since the ICO hype ended, and the market has since transformed to accommodate a new fundraising strategy, the Initial Exchange Offering (IEO). The step away from ICOs and into IEOs was pretty evident. After more than 90% of ICO projects were scams someone needed to start regulating crowdfunding, and exchanges took this upon themselves. For now, many exchanges are actively launching their IEO launchpads and the new wave of crowdfunding is getting its first steps.

Is IEO the next step in the decentralized crowdfunding ecosystem or just another hype and a new way for exchanges to earn…

Kirill Shilov

Blockchain developer, Hacker Noon contributor https://coldlytics.com

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