The Intrepid Report Issue #47
Here’s what’s in store for you this week: More countries around the world are joining the ranks of crypto-friendly jurisdictions this fall, and South Korea makes a move to show greater support for blockchain technology development. We’ve got thoughts from the Blockchain Review on 3 ways blockchain technology can help indie game developers, as well as insights on smart contract security, trends in ICOs, and much more. Check it out below!
Regulations Roundup: This Fall May Bring More Crypto-Friendly Jurisdictions
August seems a good time to sketch plans for the second active half of the year. Authorities in several countries have shared their intentions regarding the regulation and oversight of the crypto space. The club of crypto-friendly jurisdictions may accept new members this fall. Others may take a different route, at least for now. Here’s a look at changes in crypto law in countries like Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, and more.
South Korea Budgets Nearly $4.5B for Blockchain, Emerging Tech
South Korea is planning to invest nearly $900 million next year to accelerate the development of blockchain and other emerging technologies. The news follows an announcement in June of this year from The Ministry of Science and ICT which revealed a blockchain technology development strategy aimed at securing a global competitive edge in the emerging technology. Read on for more on the government’s plans in supporting the growth of blockchain technology.
Coinbase Acquires Distributed Systems to build ‘Login with Coinbase’
The blockchain giant, Coinbase, plans to develop “Login with Coinbase” or a similar identity platform for decentralized app developers to make it much easier for users to sign up and connect their crypto wallets. Developers eager to improve conversions on their signup flow could turn to Coinbase instead of requiring users to set up whole new accounts and deal with crypto-specific headaches of complicated keys and procedures for connecting their wallet to make payments.
3 Ways Blockchain Technology Can Help Game Developers
The gaming industry is a high-risk, high-reward business environment. Developers require a substantial amount of resources and capital to develop a game and for that game to become a success. While the industry is embracing new and emerging technologies, game developers are just figuring out the benefits of utilising blockchain technology. Here are three ways blockchain technology can help indie game developers.
Audits and Quality Assurance: Patching the Holes in Smart Contract Security
Smart contracts are not foolproof. Even built as they are on the blockchain’s security intensive network, they can feature bugs, backdoors and vulnerabilities that are ripe for exploitation. For such a nascent technology, security flaws may be expected. However, given the mass sum of funds these contracts are supposed to protect, security measures need to be more routinely employed. Here are some reasons why loopholes in smart contracts will still exist for a while and how a community-based approach can solve the problem.
Crypto Guides — Learn About Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
Do you find the concepts of blockchain and cryptocurrencies too abstract to grasp? Not sure how to get involved? These simple and interactive guides explain how Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies work, and how to use them.
Despite What You Hear, The ICO Is Not Over
The big news in cryptoland in 2017 was the rise of the initial coin offering (ICO). This year, however, matters have been different. The headline reads “The ICO Market Has Hit the Brakes.” Here’s a closer look at the ICO figures and whether the headlines are really indicative of the market’s progress. Could it be that the market is too focused on each quarter’s prices and the year’s high-flying coins? The confidence that one has in crypto traces to a conviction concerning the technology itself and what it can and is doing for the well-being of the human experience.
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How to Buy Metabase Tokens — A Step by Step Guide
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Hoi Tak Leung joins Metabase Network as Advisor
Hoi is a Counsel in the Ashurst Digital Economy practice and has a wealth of experience in technology and IP-related matters across Asia-Pacific. He advises a broad spectrum of clients from multinational corporations to start-ups, across technology, media, telecoms and other industries. Hoi also works closely with the Ashurst Advance team and has a particular interest and expertise in legal service innovation through technology. He is regularly quoted in the global media on technology law-related topics.
Metabase Partners with Horangi Cybersecurity
The Metabase team is excited to announce that we have partnered with Horangi Cybersecurity. Horangi provides full stack cybersecurity solutions targeting companies outside the Fortune 500. Horangi’s battle-tested, proprietary cybersecurity products will help Intrepid Ventures and Metabase retain the integrity of their cybersecurity defenses. The company will also help to continuously improve the Metabase project’s operational processes and more.
Interested in learning from leading entrepreneurs in the blockchain world? Check out our Founders in Focus interview series on YouTube. A show where we uncover the personal stories and journeys of founders and innovators from the crypto sphere.
Originally published at blockchainreview.io on August 21, 2018.