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GoNetwork Coming To A Mobile Near You

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After the GoNetwork team recently shot to prominence with their EthWaterloo Hackathon win, I decided to delve deeper in to their projects and vision to see if they can live up to the promise they showed at the hackathon and deliver.

The very first thing I noticed was their honesty with the challenges they face. Especially with scalability, this is fresh compared to watching so many other projects turn a blind eye to their issues. 

GoNetwork's ultimate vision, like most others is to bring cryptocurrency in to mainstream use and gain mass adoption. Where they separate themselves from the others is their approach and openness.  They plan to gain mass adoption by targeting the mobile app market. With both Google and Facebook amongst others recently announcing that they now have more usage from mobile handsets than desktop computers, the evidence is clear that people use their phones more and more to complete tasks that they'd only a few years ago use their desktop computers for. So …

GoNetwork - Bringing Blockchain To The Masses




GoNetwork a team based in Waterloo Canada recently caught my eye after winning the world's largest Ethereum hackathon EthWaterloo. With judges such as Vitalik Butterin, for GoNetwork being amongst the winners in this event is a huge accolade and has given them instant recognition within the cryptocurrency elite.

What has interested me even more and has really impressed me is their understanding that in order to achieve mass adoption, crypto needs to be more mobile phone-friendly. In an era where more and more monetary transactions are originating from smart phones, crypto has a lot of catching up to do. 

GoNetwork has not only understood this, they are looking to address this. They have started this off by winning the world's largest Ethereum hackathon with a mobile-first app called Pocket. Pocket named after pocket change leverages the Ethereum blockchain to allow parents to further control the pocket money given to their children. We will be further delving in to GoNetwork's creations in future articles. For now it's important to note that not only did the team win with a mobile app, it is a mobile-first app. Mobile-first in simpler terms means it wasn't an app created for another platform and then a mobile friendly version created, the code was written from scratch as a mobile app.

Winning the hackathon and having a mobile-first app to showcase has given them a platform, attention and credibility. They're now using this opportunity to attract more mobile developers to create blockchain based mobile-first apps. The attention of the hackathon will give them reach and the app will attract the attention and curiosity of mobile developers. 

GoNetwork are lending developers new to creating blockchain mobile apps a hand with tutorials and by sharing their experience with developing Pocket.

The first tutorial can be found at:


If the GoNetwork team can start the ball rolling with mobile-first blockchain apps they may one day become known as the team that brought blockchain and crypto tech to the masses. 

An in-depth review of Gonetwork's mobile project and ICO


Universa The Successor To The Cryptocurrency Throne?


Remember when the internet became mainstream? The days when Ask Jeeves and Lycos were the big search engines? I remember those days and remember thinking no one can take on the huge search engine conglomerates, they were much too big now for any company to muscle in and take them on. However I, like others was very wrong. Along came Google, with their savvy tech experts. Developers who were able to see the short-comings of Ask Jeeves and Lycos. They scrutinized these short-comings and didn't accept them as "well that's the way it is". Instead they realised that if they could find the solutions to these problems, they could take on the giants and win. That's exactly what they did and today Ask Jeeves and Lycos are long forgotten.

Flash forward to today, people are wowed by Bitcoin and Ethereum, both are innovators and giants in their field. They have done amazing things and most, like those in the internet era, think no company can move them from their position. But what if there is a company scrutinizing their short-comings? What if they know that if they can find a solution to the weaknesses they can build a competitor, one that is stronger, one that will take-over?

Has that company finally arrived? Universa headed by Alexander Borodich who is a Blockchain educational director at Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, a patent holder of social media trust ranks and the CEO of Russia's number one crowdfunding platform, has together with his team, looked at the weaknesses of Bitcoin and Ethereum and built a newer, stronger and better competitor. One that over comes the short comings and takes blockchain to not only a whole new level but to true mainstream usability.

Universa has identified Bitcoin and Ethereum's weaknesses:

- The speed of transactions
- High transaction costs
- Not so smart contracts

Alexander and his team have tackled these problems head on and what they have created in Universa should have the big guns very worried:

- Universa can perform 20,000 transactions per second. That's 1000 times faster than Bitcoin
- The Universa digital asset is 60 times faster than Ethereum, so what takes Ethereum 120 seconds takes Universa 2 seconds
- Smart real-time contracts
- 10x cheaper transaction fees

So how does Universa achieve this?

Universa have identified that mining is a cause of high fees and bloat, slowing down transactions and hindering micro-transactions and real-time transactions taking place. 

In order to overcome this Universa does not use the mining protocol. Instead they have achieved super low fees and increased transaction speed by using a distributed consensus model through network nodes. The consensus in Universa is the consent of 91% of the network nodes. This allows cheaper and faster transactions without risking security.

Being cheaper, smarter and faster allows Universa which is primarily a platform for the execution of smart contracts an opportunity to cater for many business needs, especially those needing micro-transactions or real time contract and payment execution or both, such as; parking payment, smart keys for cars and delivery tracking to name but a few. All these and much more is possible due to the speed and micro costs of transactions upon the Universa platform.

Universa has also caught the attention of John Mcafee, the anti-virus mogul. At a time when 3rd party anti-virus software was pretty much unheard of and everyone relied on windows anti-virus software, John Mcafee saw the weaknesses and created his own anti-virus product, which resulted in the uptake and mainstream acceptance of 3rd party anti virus software. So John isn't a stranger to taking on those who seem unshakeable. John is now an adviser to Universa and so impressed is he with their product that he has opted to build his coin Mcafee coin on their platform.

Universa's ICO is set to commence on 28th of October 2018, for more information please visit http://Universa.io

Join their telegram to speak to the team and keep up to date with progress  https://t.me/universa .

5 Reasons To Check Out Neblio


Neblio a blockchain platform for businesses has been attracting the attention of quite a few Crypto celebs on Twitter and Youtube. Here are the top 5 reasons why:

1. Multi Language: Neblio's platform will be built to handle multiple languages. In a time where each programming language has it's own benefits over the other and companies prefer one language over the other, Neblio has bravely avoided the "one size fits all" model and will cater for real business needs by supporting multiple languages.

2. Restful API's: Where some platforms have been sidetracked from their main development objectives, Neblio seems to have their eye on the ball. First by releasing wallets and then by moving on to the release of their multi language API's. Once the API's are released (expected Q1 2018), if they're as impressive as all the current releases by Neblio, this time next year or probably sooner, everyone immersed in the Crypto world will have heard of Neblio.

3. Progress: Since launch in August Neblio has already released Windows, MAC, Linux and Android compatible wallets. The release of these has been pretty smooth with no major bug reports. They are now only a few weeks away from submitting their Apple IOS compatible mobile wallet to the Apple app store. So far Neblio has delivered on their roadmap not only on time but ahead of schedule.

4. Marketcap: At the time of writing Neblio has a marketcap of under 60m USD. That's only around one fifth of the marketcap of it's competitors ARK and Stratis. Yet once Neblio releases it's restful APIs many feel it will be ahead of many of it's competitors. Not only that, there are only around 13 million coins in supply. 

5. Staking: The desktop wallets allow POS staking and give a solid annual ROI of 10% and again so far everyone seems to be happy with the staking with no failure issues. Compare that to some that are offering 2-3% ROI, Nebl is offering a very healthy return.

If you want to know more about Neblio visit Nebl.io