Crypto Theses for 2018

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It’s rare that I post straight links to other articles, but sometimes they are too good not to share. This time, I’d like to call your attention to an excellent post by Ryan Selkis, a long time crypto currency commentator and industry figure.

In the post, he shares his theses for the year ahead in a long list of insightful observations. Whilst I don’t agree with all of Ryan’s predictions, I think he is close to the truth for the majority.

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Setting up a Parity Ethereum wallet

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In the last article I took you through the various types of Ethereum wallet including my personal recommendations. In this article, I am going to provide you with an in depth guide to my favourite wallet, Parity.

Parity is an in-browser desktop wallet and dapp browser which is available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. It is created by Parity technologies, a company setup by several alumni of the original Ethereum project, including Dr Gavin Wood.

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What is Ethereum?

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In my previous article we took a look at the different applications of blockchains and delved into the world of smart contracts. In this article we are going to explore a crypto currency built specifically around smart contracts, meet Ethereum.

Ethereum is a decentralised platform designed to run smart contracts originally proposed by Vitalik Buterin. The early development team grew rapidly with initial founders including Mihai Alisie, Anthony Di Iorio, Charles Hoskinson, Amir Chetrit, Dr Gavin Wood, Jeffrey Wilcke and Joseph Lubin.

Let’s take a few steps back to where it all began…

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