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BlockSocial’s mission is to help you better understand blockchain technology and how to take advantage of its ability to revolutionize the way we live, work, shop, entertain ourselves, and relate to one another.

About Blockchain

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What is Blockchain?

Blockchain is a decentralized, secure, shared, and transparent public ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record virtually anything of value.

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Why is it disruptive?

The amazing breakthrough of blockchain technology is its ability to create digital trust between two individuals or entities that have never met one another.

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How can it impact me?

Blockchain empowers consumers to move away from relying on trusted intermediaries and conduct direct peer-to-peer transactions, saving both time and money.

Blockchain Is the Greatest Technological Innovation Since the Internet.

Blockchain has the potential to change our lives in ways not seen since the internet, revolutionizing business models and redefining companies, industries, and governments worldwide.

Over time, it is likely to disrupt nearly every aspect of the global economy by shifting it from a centralized model to a decentralized, digitized, borderless world facilitated by cryptocurrencies and e-residencies.

Ways to Earn Money (Digital Coins or Tokens) with Blockchain-Based Applications

Get paid for sharing content, lending your time or by renting out unused space on your hard drive.

Steem

Steem is a blockchain-based social network and rewards platform for publishers to monetize content and grow community.

Earn

Earn enables users to get paid by replying to emails and completing tasks. Keep the money or donate it to charity.

LBRY

Use the LBRY protocol to publish and upload digital media and get paid in Bitcoin.

Golem

Billing itself as the Airbnb of computers’ unused processing capacity, Golem allows you to rent out your excess computing power and get paid in cryptocurrency.

Sia

Use your underutilized hard drive capacity with Sia to provide cloud storage for a fee to others who need it.

Storj

Rent out your excess hard drive space in exchange for STORJ tokens. Use STORJ tokens to purchase private, encrypted, reliable, and decentralized file storage.

Online Marketplaces, Lending, and Charitable Donations

BitLumens

BLS tokens allow Bitlumens to provide clean energy and electricity to off-grid communities via solar power grids.

Clean Water Coin

Every Clean Water Coin transaction donates to the Charity Wallet that is used to provide water to the 1 billion in need through CharityWater.org

OpenBazaar

The OpenBazaar online marketplace is a peer-to-peer application that doesn’t require middlemen, which means no fees & no restrictions.

SALT Lending

The SALT lending platform lets you leverage your cryptocurrency assets to secure cash loans. Maintain your cryptocurrency positions and avoid less-than-optimal tax events.

Alice

Alice is a charitable giving platform, built on the Ethereum blockchain, that brings transparency to social funding through blockchain technology.

Origin Protocol

The Origin Protocol creates a peer-to-peer marketplace using Ethereum and IPFS. Post and browse listings, leave reviews, and more.

Blockchain Projects in Development

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Brave

Much more than a browser, Brave is a new way of thinking about how the web works. Brave is open source and built by a team of privacy focused, performance oriented pioneers of the web.

Ubitquity

Ubitquity is a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform for primarily real estate record-keeping. The public immutable ledger allows for secure and transparent deed records and faster title tracking.

UJO

Built on the Ethereum blockchain, use Ujo to publish your original tracks, retain ownership, and earn 100% of your sales. Fans can support their favorite musicians through…

Provenance

Provenance, a supply chain management platform, enables retailers and producers to provide product data, track the journey of goods, and empower customers to shop smart with access to product origins.  

Etherisc

Etherisc is a decentralized insurance and reinsurance marketplace designed to modernize the industry by making the purchase and sale of insurance more efficient, less expensive,…

Patientory

Patientory empowers patients, clinicians, and healthcare organizations to access, store, and transfer medical records safely and securely.

Sectors and Industries Blockchain Is Likely to Transform

Blockchain technology is being applied in new ways every day, reshaping outdated business models and creating entirely new economic and social systems.

Countries Leading the Blockchain Revolution

Estonia

Every person has a state-issued digital identity that can be used to identify themselves, provide digital signatures, and access e-services.

Japan

Japan is known worldwide as being friendly to blockchains, bitcoin, and cryptocurrencies. In April 2017, Japan recognized bitcoin as legal tender.

Switzerland

Zug, a small Swiss town, has come to be known as Crypto Valley, and with a favorable regulatory environment, Switzerland has attracted huge foreign investments in blockchain technology.

Australia

With Bitcoin considered legal tender, citizens are able to spend their cryptocurrency at a variety of shops, car dealerships, and more.

Malta

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat recently asserted that every rental contract in tech-hub Malta will be registered on blockchain.

Dubai

Becoming a Smart City with the help of blockchain technology in hopes of becoming the world's first Blockchain City.

Blockchain, Bitcoin, and the Future of Money

The pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto’s release of bitcoin and the blockchain technology behind it in 2009 marked the first time in history that people could transact with each other on a global scale, nearly instantaneously, at little to no cost, utilizing a peer-to-peer network without having to rely on an intermediary like a bank or another financial institution.

“Bitcoin isn’t just digital money. Bitcoin is a fundamental transformation of the technology of money.”

Andreas M. Antonopoulos, author of  The Internet of Money

Types of Digital Assets

Digital Currencies

Also known as cryptocurrencies, digital currencies are digital representations of value that are created on a blockchain.

Utility Tokens

Utility tokens give the holder the right to interact with and transact within the platform or project that issues the token.

Tokenized Assets

Tokenized assets can take the form of a tokenized security like a stock or bond. An asset-backed digital token can also represent a physical asset.

“The ‘killer app’ for the early internet was email; it’s what drove adoption and strengthened the network. Bitcoin is the killer app for the blockchain.”

Harvard Business Review

Cryptocurrencies Being Created for Use in Customer Loyalty Programs

Brands and companies are beginning to see the value of digital currencies in creating marketing campaigns that resonate with the growing number of crypto enthusiasts. No matter how comical they may seem, they help improve customer engagement and educate people on some of the real-world uses of digital currencies.

Bacoin

Limited edition Bacoins are redeemable for packs of real Oscar Mayer bacon.

Lattessocoin

Every cup of Lattesso comes with a code that entitles customers to free Lattessocoins that can be exchanged for coffee, other future offers, and even cash.

WhopperCoin

Launched by Burger King Russia, the WhopperCoin is part of a loyalty program to reward customers for each Whopper sandwich they purchase.

Investing in Blockchain

Technically speaking, you can’t invest “in blockchain,” as it is neither a physical nor digital asset. Rather, it is a technology or software program similar to the technology that the internet is built on. We don’t invest “in” the internet either; we invest in companies that use the internet to generate revenues in some way. Investing “in” blockchain is similar.

Four Ways to Potentially Capitalize on Blockchain Technology

Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies

Investing in cryptocurrencies is different than investing in traditional investments like stocks. When investing in cryptos, you are purchasing a digital asset or token.

Blockchain Solution Providers

Blockchain Solution Providers

Companies building blockchain-as-a-service platforms are expanding rapidly and creating a growing market opportunity.

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Crypto Mining Enablers and Infrastructure

Companies that manufacture cryptocurrency mining equipment, operate cryptocurrency mining farms or mining pools, supply the technology tools and resources for building new blockchain applications, or build cryptocurrency payment solutions all stand to profit from the cryptocurrency boom.

Companies Using Blockchain

Companies Using Blockchain

Companies around the world that are beginning to use blockchain technology in a meaningful way will potentially create for themselves a sustainable competitive advantage, lower operational costs, and improved revenue growth.