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Emerging Blockchain Use Cases: DeFi

Over the past 2 years, the blockchain space has started to see projects achieve real traction. Although extremely early, the movement of decentralized finance or DeFi has been achieving real progress with over $500 million in value currently locked up. The premise of DeFi, as conveyed in its name itself, is to challenge the traditional […]

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OPEN Leading the way in the future of Blockchain

Blockchain technology is likely one of the most impactful discoveries in recent history, with the ability to revolutionize industries and fundamentally change the way the world works. Although blockchain technology is a relatively recent innovation, its potential uses and ability to disrupt existing industries are unparalleled. Currently, industries like real estate have very limited adoption […]

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OPEN Developer Team Intro

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We are incredibly proud of our growing developer team. We were able to onboard the most technically qualified individuals, and also individuals that are passionate about what OPEN is trying to do. At OPEN we are thrilled by the number of developers in the blockchain industry that knew about our project and were excited to […]

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DApps: The Next Multibillion dollar App Store?

  It may feel impossible to think about going an entire day without using applications. Apple and Google are directly responsible for the success of the app market, a thriving global industry that’s estimated to be worth $6.3 trillion in three years. But a decade ago when apps were just becoming popular, the industry was […]

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The Blockchain Future of Software Applications

  The popularity of blockchain technology has brought a lot of attention to the idea of decentralized databases. As a result, decentralization has become a buzzword overestimating its actual use case. The truth is that most future applications probably aren’t going to be purely centralized or decentralized as there are distinct advantages to both. While […]

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Who’s Excited About OPEN?

  We’re fortunate enough to have a great community that has done a phenomenal job of spreading word. As more people heard about what we were doing, we ended up featuring in videos and announcements of a lot of wonderful influencers in the blockchain space. Because we recently got ranked as the number one project […]

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Will 2018 Be The Year of The Scalable Blockchain?

  2017 was the year of the ICO. It proved that token sales can be an incredible success as as a fundraising model. Startups were able to raise an astounding $5.6 billion dollars in fundraising — completely jettising the traditional venture capital industry. Now in 2018, equipped with massive war chests, the race is on […]

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Telegram Banned; Crypto Hammered by Merchant Accounts — Why OPEN is More Relevant Than Ever

Last week, two things happened that caught our attention: 1) Telegram was banned from the App Store 2) major credit card companies revealed they were planning to increase interest rates for any transaction dealing with the purchase of cryptocurrencies. To us, this means the technology we’re building at OPEN is more relevant than ever. SHOULD […]

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What will the Future be like with Decentralization

  By Chase Smith The current system uses a variety of disjoint systems that have to interact through flimsy bridges. The companies that create these bridges often have a monopoly on who can cross and for what kind of toll. We see these kinds of companies when people deal with payments, but also in any […]

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Blockchain Blitz — There’s a Coin For That

ICO TRENDS MIRRORING THE RISE OF MOBILE APPS Not too long ago in San Francisco, a center for advancement in the world of tech, you couldn’t walk down the street without overhearing someone’s idea for a new mobile application. Some were genius (can you imagine a world without Uber?) others, not so much. But the […]

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