Digital Dress Auctionn Blockchain
Photo credit: The Fabricant
We have seen the future of fashion, and it’s digital. The Fabricant, Dapper Labs and artist Johanna Jaskowska teamed up to create a digital dress, called Iridescence, that recently sold for $9,500 on the blockchain. Unlike in-game costumes and other video game items, this digital couture will be custom tailored based on a photo you submit, and since it’s a blockchain asset, its value may actually increase, like cryptocurrency. Read more for a video and additional information.

Hard Drive Mining

Unlike other cryptocurrency, Burstcoin (also called Burst) is a digital cryptocurrency and payment system based on the blockchain technology that are mined using an algorithm called proof-of-capacity (PoC) in which miners use computer storage instead of the more common energy-expensive method proof-of-work (PoW) which involves permanent computational operations. The main difference between Proof of Work and Burst’s Proof of Capacity is that instead of needing ever more expensive, power hungry processors and graphic cards, it uses inexpensive, low-power hard drives. Plus, Proof of Capacity is inherently more secure, and trimmed versions of the blockchain are easier and more secure as well. The energy requirement for Burstcoin mining is minimal compared to most other cryptocurrencies, making Burstcoin one of the most energy efficient within the field of proof-based cryptocurrencies. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of some insane boomerang trick shots.

Qarnot QC-1 Crypto Heater

France-based Qarnot reveals the QC-1, the world’s first “crypto-heater,” or one that not only warms your home, but can also mine cryptocurrency, thanks to two 8GB Sapphire Nitro + Radeon GPU RX 580 GPUs. It utilizes the heat released from the GPUs during mining to warm the living space, and by default, the heater is programmed to mine Ethereum. You can set it up in just 10 minutes, as all it needs is an ethernet connection and a downloadable app that can be used to control various functions of the crypto heater, entering your Ethereum wallet address, and viewing real-time details of the cryptocurrency mined. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Kodak KodakCoin

Kodak announced today that it’s getting into the digital licensing and cryptocurrency market as part of a collaboration with WENN Digital. The two companies are launching blockchain – a ledger where transactions of digital currencies, like bitcoin, are recorded – technology with KodakOne and KodakCoin. The Kodak systems will enable photographers to easily register work that they can license and then receive payment. The company plans to launch the initial coin offering on January 31. Continue reading for another video (plus a bonus video) and more information.