TECHNOLOGY

Dash Evolution is an attempt to make cryptocurrency accessible to regular people – 'cryptocurrency that your mum could use”. You’ll be able to send currency using a name which looks more like an email address than a computer error.

Kurt Robinson
Blog Posts | Marquez Comelab | 24 Jun 17 | Update: 24 Jun 17 | Full View
According to an article in the Futurism, "China’s central bank — the People’s Bank of China — has developed a prototype of a cryptocurrency that it could end up in circulation in the near future. It would be introduced alongside the China’s primary currency the renminbi (also called the yuan). 
Blog Posts | Marquez Comelab | 20 Jun 17 | Update: 20 Jun 17 | Full View
There's a potential buy set up for XRP.   (IMPORTANT: This is not an advice for you or anybody to do anything.)  There's been an established buying range. Trendlines as well as Support and Resistance levels are set to be broken. Volume had been going up the last three days as the price slightly rose. The troughs of the prices and the MACD confirm. If people buy above R1, that might trigger more buying until R2, then if the price goes R3, people will likely want to carry it up further. 
Article | Marquez Comelab | 20 Jun 17 | Update: 19 Jun 17 | Full View
Initially, I was relieved to hear that the Bitcoin community seems to be doing something to advance the technology in light of the network getting too slow and transactions taking too long to be confirmed. I was of the thinking that, "any action is better than none". But an article written by Dr.  Craig Wright made me rethink that SegWit, as it is being proposed now, is risky. 
Blog Posts | Marquez Comelab | 16 Jun 17 | Update: 17 Jun 17 | Full View
Today, (Thursday, 15 June)  prices for Bitcoin, Ethereum and the majority of Cryptocurrencies are nosediving. It started yesterday, actually. I tried searching for what the reason could be. So far here are potential contributors: 1. There is an announcement that some mining company is going to fork Bitcoin.  So what? They split Bitcoin, then you just choose which version you like right? It is no reason to panic now.  2. Some politicians in Europe and America want to regulate Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies.
Blog Posts | Marquez Comelab | 27 Mar 17 | Update: 27 Mar 17 | Full View
Bitcoin is splitting between BTC and BTU. BTC is Bitcoin Core and BTU is Bitcoin Unlimited.  Why is Bitcoin splitting? Bitcoin is splitting because it is growing in use and popularity. It is considered normal that new technologies go through such growing pains. Put simply, Bitcoin is approaching a technical limit (1MB block size).This poses issues about how the system can handle more transactions. For years, the Bitcoin community had been discussing how to solve it.
Blog Posts | Marquez Comelab | 17 Dec 16 | Update: 17 Dec 16 | Full View
Like most people, I had a quiet confidence that Hillary Clinton was going to win the US election. “If Trump is lucky enough, the number of votes he will get might come close but, Hillary will pull through in the end”, I thought. Like those those in the Clinton camp who began their pre-emptive celebrations popping open champagne bottles, I was shocked to find out that Trump had won.  How can Americans vote for a man who makes up facts, blatantly lies and makes up his own statistics without caring to know whether his opinions are in fact based on anything with substance? 
Blog Posts | Marquez Comelab | 25 Oct 16 | Update: 24 Oct 16 | Full View
Brexit has raised a few problems for people and companies in the UK, now that its people have voted to exit the EU. Estonia, a smart cookie, in this story is wanting to provide a solution for those who wish to remain part of the EU. From what I understand, you can incorporate in Estonia, without being a resident or a citizen there. It is an interesting proposition to look into. I am all for giving governments competition for their services.
Videos | Marquez Comelab | 25 Oct 16 | Update: 24 Oct 16 | Full View
In addition to what I blogged about yesterday, about the European Central Bank wanting more control over Bitcoin, Andreas Antonopoulos talks about Hard Promises and Soft Promises, about Autonomy instead of Authority.  I am definitely with him. Bitcoin's Blockchain feature of unalterable record of all transactions is not a weakness. It is a strength. Do not change it. Being able to change the details of transactions is like being able to change how history is written in textbooks. 
Blog Posts | Marquez Comelab | 24 Oct 16 | Update: 24 Oct 16 | Full View
According to an article (link below) : "The European Central Bank (ECB) has proposed a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council stating that ‘virtual currencies do not qualify as currencies from a Union perspective,’ and wants digital currencies to be explicitly defined as not legal currencies or money... the use of digital currencies, such as bitcoin, pose a threat as terrorists and criminal groups are able to transfer money within digital currency networks with a certain level of anonymity." Because of this, the ECB is discouraging the promotion of Bitcoin.  
Book page | Marquez Comelab | 03 Sep 16 | Update: 03 Sep 16 | Full View
This has been something I've always observed: our tendency to relate to fictional characters. Apparently, it has a term: Parasocial Interactions. 
Blog Posts | Marquez Comelab | 19 Jun 16 | Update: 20 Jun 16 | Full View
According to an article by The Register (Last accessed: 18 June 2016),  "CIA director John Brennan told US senators they shouldn't worry about mandatory encryption backdoors hurting American businesses. And that's because, according to Brennan, there's no one else for people to turn to: if they don't want to use US-based technology because it's been forced to use weakened cryptography, they'll be out of luck because non-American solutions are simply 'theoretical'".
Blog Posts | Marquez Comelab | 18 Jun 16 | Update: 18 Jun 16 | Full View
We need a currency that no longer relies on national governments. We need a planetary currency. Bitcoin may be it.
Blog Posts | Marquez Comelab | 17 Jun 16 | Update: 17 Jun 16 | Full View
I heard about Bitcoin around 2012 but I just sat and waited to see if I would hear more of it.  I really got interested about Bitcoin when I heard an interview of an entrepreneur starting a business providing Bitcoin services and his reasons for why it is a good currency.  Bitcoin is a long term play for me. By long term, I mean one, two or three decades. It is not something I want to trade on a weekly, let alone daily basis. The spreads are too far apart in relation to its daily movements. 
Article | Marquez Comelab | 17 Apr 16 | Update: 19 Apr 16 | Full View
Every now and then, you see Taxi Drivers of a country, or recently, a continent (South America), protesting against Uber.  At home, in Australia, I get around with my car. I used Uber once to get home from a night out after being introduced to it by a friend. I thought it was great: I could already see the driver's details, a photo of his car and his licence plate number even before he came to pick me up.
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 20 Mar 16 | Update: 20 Mar 16 | Full View
There are variations to this question. For example: How much does it cost to build a Social Networking site, a Dating Site, a car sales site, a mobile phone exchange site? People used to ask about websites to sell their products and their services locally but now, they want to know how to build a Social Networking site, be the next eBay, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Real Estate site, etc.
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 14 Sep 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
Just broadly, if you are to create a website, these are the steps: Step 1: Answer these questions 1. Know what type of website is it? How does it make money? 2. What features does it need?  3. What will the user experience and information flow be like?  4. Who is your target market / audience?  5. How are you different to your competitors? What are you offering your audience?  Step 3: Design your website based on your branding and identity like your logo, corporate colours, fonts, etc Step 4: Develop your website
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 12 Sep 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
You will need hosting, domain and Web Development costs. Hosting for small sites can be anywhere from $10 to $20 per month. This should provide you with unlimited professional email addresses within your domain name as well. Domain could be around $10 - $15 a year. Development is the one that's got a lot of variation which I will discuss below.  
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 06 Sep 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
If you're planning to do this as a serious business, then I would advise against trying to do it yourself. Many people who try to do it themselves end up with websites that like a "do-it-yourself" website. Web design and Web development can get very involved if you want to achieve a professional look as well as function properly. Many potential customers and visitors, having used many websites, base their feelings of a business' credibility on your website. 
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 06 Sep 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
You're asking how to monetise a website. The answer depends on what your website is  and a few more factors.  In general however, you can monetise a website by either: sell a product or service,  create a membership site where people pay to be a member and the other major way is to attract advertisers to advertise with you.  If you don't have advertisers,  Google and Yahoo offer to share their advertisers with you for a share of the profits.  Contact me if you need assistance to set these up.
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 02 Sep 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
I think one of the reasons is that rats have a lot of similarities to us. We shared one of the earliest  mammal ancestor with them. So if we are testing for diseases and cures we test it on them before we test it on us. There might be other reasons.