More and more companies and countries also create their own digital currencies. Sometimes it’s every unexpectedly.
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Believe it or not, Kodak former giant of photography decided to return and announced its own cryptocurrency and a pivot into blockchain technology.
Kodak-branded mining rig called the KashMiner, which was showcased at this year’s CES.
Here’s how it works: Users pay $3,400 to rent the mining machine for two years.
Kodak claims the KashMiner will produce about $375 worth of new bitcoins every month, which would lead to estimated revenues roughly $9,000 over those two years.
But here’s the catch: You have to give back half your profits.
And others warn the $375 figure is exaggerated, as those bitcoin returns will diminish every month:
Kodak has now become a Bitcoin mining scam. Look closely, they are flat-out lying about the returns of their miners because they neglect to mention the small detail that the difficulty rises and the output drops! https://t.co/cAUtL0GD6N
— Saifedean Ammous (@saifedean) 10 січня 2018 р.
Chat app Line
Japan-based messaging app Line is about to move into the blockchain and cryptocurrencies, according to a Bloomberg report.
The company already began to offer a mobile payment service — Line Pay — and one of its staple features is a virtual currency.
You can use this crypto for purchases in its social games and to buy content on its platform, including its vast array of stickers.
Telegram aims to become a new, ‘third generation’ blockchain with superior capabilities.
According to the Telegram document, the project is called Telegram Open Network, or TON. It’s a multi-purpose blockchain-based protocol that competes with numerous other blockchain projects, and integrates with Telegram’s messaging app.
The newly formed cryptocurrency A total of 5 billion grams would be generated, with 44 percent of that sold during the ICO, 4 percent reserved for the Telegram team and the remaining 52 percent held as a network reserve.
The news of the upcoming ICO was first reported on by TechCrunch, which claims the ICO could happen as soon as March.
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