March 31, 2018
by Sharon Moran
As I focus on experimenting with developing an effective editorial calendar, targeting what cryptocurrency news and blockchain news developments Cryptobellum readers most want to read, I’ll leave you with what I have found to be the two most interesting developments this week in the blockchain ecosystem.
On March 29, Ontology announced the release of their open source GitHub repositories. This marks the beginning of the Ontology developer community, opening up open source projects to developers all over the globe. Ontology is a new high-performance public chain infrastructure and a distributed trust collaboration platform.
In a press release dated March 20, 2018, Ontology Founder, Jun Li said, “After years of exploring, practicing, and thinking deeply on the fields of technology and applications, we acknowledge that blockchain brings about social collaboration in finance, business, organizations, and populations. It reduces costs, increases efficiencies, and even changes values of existing models in business and social collaboration.”
Neo holders were eligible for ONT airdrop earlier in March in a 1:0.2.
You can visit the Ontology GitHub community here.
As of press time, ONT price was $2.29, representing a 5.19% increase, according to coinmarketcap.com.
I knew very little about Ontology previously, except from hearing it briefly mentioned by fellow cryptocurrency investors, but the name Ontology caught my attention having minored in Philosophy while pursuing my undergraduate degree.
For a bit of background on the roots of the open source movement and how it was a necessary component to the existence of bitcoin, read the article I wrote titled, A Block-Length (10 minute) History of the Movement that Enabled Bitcoin.
On March 30, the Kin Ecosystem Foundation announced that they are partnering with Unity to bring their Kin cryptocurrency to game developers through the Unity Asset Store Partner Program. Kin will create an SDK that allows game developers to build and design games with Kin as a part of their games. Unity is a 3D development platform that enables interactive 2D, 3D, virtual reality, and augmented reality experiences.
Kin is the native digital currency of the popular Kik app. The Kin ICO took place in September 2017, raising around $50 million USD.
I’m particularly interested in blockchain developments that involve gaming, specifically Unity as I previously have experience developing a Unity game, Mezzo Chess, available in the App store.