Blockchain in the Real World

By Sandra Quinn For the past two years, the blockchain has come into its own and has been taking over the world of technology, while its uses in the real world have been filtering into the news. For many people, the blockchain is still somewhat of an abstract concept, but with companies like Horizon Globex […]

Horizon Globex Part of Blockchain Workshop in European Conference

By Sandra Quinn The European Conference on Information Systems recently took place in Portsmouth in the UK and Horizon Globex presented three papers during the Blockchain Workshops. Details on the first of the papers can be read here in one of our previous Wednesday tech blogs. The second one, written by Farshad Ghassemi Toosi, Jim Buckley, Ashish […]

The World’s First Blockchain Phone is On Its Way

By Sandra Quinn The world’s first blockchain phone has been unveiled and it will cost you the princely sum of close to $1,000. Developed by Sirin Labs in Israel and called the Finney phone in honour of bitcoin pioneer Hal Finney, the idea behind the phone is to make cryptocurrency available to all at an […]

Horizon Globex Contributes to European Conference with Blockchain Paper

By Sandra Quinn At the recent 2018 European Conference on Information Systems in Portsmouth in the UK, Horizon Globex had three papers published as part of the Blockchain Horizons workshop. Written by Ashish Rajendra Sai, Jim Buckley and Andrew Le Gear, the first contribution was “Optimal block time for proof of work blockchains”. This paper […]

Too Hot for Tech

By Sandra Quinn As the summer truly takes hold, temperatures are soaring, summer is really starting to sizzle and the urge to work outside is stronger than ever. However, unless working outside entails bringing a paper and pen, perhaps it’s not the best idea for your personal devices. In theory, grabbing a blanket, a pitcher […]

What is a Mining Pool?

By Ashish Rajendra Kumar Sai The difficulty of mining has risen drastically over the last few years making it hard for individual miners with a few GPU’s to mine a block. The average difficulty of mining, as of July 3, 2018, stands at 3455.91 TH (Source – consequently rendering the possibility of gaining mining […]

Blockchain Innovation Delivers Social Inclusion

By Sandra Quinn Ten years ago, back in 2008, the first ripples of the blockchain wave were seen online when Satoshi Nakamoto came up with the concept and it has taken a decade for people to explore the possibilities, develop ideas around it and now it has been embraced by the technological world. In the […]

Choosing the Right Software for Your Mining Rig

By Ashish Rajendra Kumar Sai In our previous blog, which you can read here, we looked at the hardware elements of our mining rig and now we will take a closer look at the software segment.  Similar to the standard personal computer, we will need an Operating System for our rig, but there are many flavours […]

Who Am I in the Future?

By Sandra Quinn Almost every part of your life will involve some sort of account number, username, password, profile picture or personal detail. Whether it is for your electricity account, your loyalty card for your favourite store, your bank account or your social media accounts, you are identifiable in a number of different ways. We […]

What You Will Need to Build a Mining Rig

  By Ashish Rajendra Kumar Sai If you have ever thought about building an ethereum mining rig, a big part of that is knowing what components you will need and that is what we are looking at with this blog.  In our blog from last week, we looked at the basics of a mining rig, […]