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Blockchain Learning Resources and Glossaries

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The translation of technical texts can get incredibly complex if a translator is not knowledgeable about the subject matter involved.

Having a thorough understanding of the specific area of the text and using the correct industry-related terminology is a must for any good translator.

Blockchain, Crypto and FinTech are fairly new disciplines, which are rapidly growing and evolving and in-depth knowledge of these is still scarce among many linguists and translation professionals. Besides this disruptive technology is complex enough to require high expertise and subject knowledge from the translator in order to obtain a quality translation.

We have compiled some free resources to help you familiarize yourself with the most common terms in the blockchain and crypto field, get an overview of the basics and expand your knowledge on the subject.

Here you have a list of the most useful ones:

Interest in the blockchain technology is ever growing and so is the technology itself, so better keep yourself updated on new developments!

Bexam PoR Whitepaper Now Available in English

Proof of Rounds

BEXAM will be a public blockchain/DAG hybrid platform.

Because of the revolutionary and large-scale nature of the technology, and its possibilities, the main target will be clients who can benefit the most from its unprecedented speed, scalability, and security: businesses and enterprises with high-frequency transaction environments.

Currently, enterprises are faced with the dilemma of choosing between centralized, yet vulnerable systems or decentralized, yet sluggish platforms. While the security provided by blockchain is alluring to enterprises around the world, the current technology’s speed and scalability constraints force such businesses to continue using their vulnerable, centralized systems. The BEXAM platform reconcile the benefits of each sector in order to create a practical and superior solution.

Using a flexible chain structure and a node hierarchy with assigned roles, BEXAM, through the Proof of Rounds algorithm, is capable of reaching unprecedented block times of 0.2s and 40 million TPS.

To understand how the Proof-of-Round, you may read the latest Whitepaper in English.

BEXAM Technology


Interview of Kotoba MD on Crypto Titans

Kotoba Translation Managing Director Gabriel Francesch was interviewed on the Crypto Titans podcast:

https://cryptotitanspodcast.podbean.com/feed/

The Crypto Titans Podcast focuses on the B2B side of cryptocurrency.

Hosts Nate Ginsburg and Mikey Abts post daily interviews with the entrepreneurs, financiers, developers, and service providers that are building and shaping the blockchain industry.

Check out CryptoTitansPodcast.com and FirstBlockMedia.com for more information on blockchain, crypto, Bitcoin, & Ethereum.

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Announcing Partnership with Proof of Work

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We are pleased to announce a partnership with Proof of Work, a digital creative studio. By partnering with Proof of Work, we will be able to connect our clients to expert services in creative strategy, video production, sound, graphic, and web design. Early proponents of the Bitcoin and decentralisation space, Proof of Work specializes in translating complex and technical messages into clear and compelling content.

Learn more about Proof of Work.

Connect with Proof of Work on Facebook, Twitter, and G+.

62 Insane Facts About Bitcoin - Infographic

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[This post was originally published on BitcoinPlay]

Bitcoin is a virtual currency that uses Blockchain technology for secure payments and storing money electronically, without requiring a bank or a person’s name. Satoshi Nakamoto created this cryptocurrency back in 2009. The biggest advantage of Bitcoin is that it’s not under control of central authority, government or private company, so people are free from paying transaction fees. It can be used for booking a hotel or flight, or purchasing products online, as many online stores and companies accept Bitcoin now.

Today, there are 1354 Bitcoin ATMs in 55 countries around the world and about 5.8 million users that have digital wallets. The price for one Bitcoin at the moment is $5,602 and it’s growing continuously, proportionally with the interest for digital money.

Take a look at this infographic, created by the team behind BitcoinPlay, that illustrates in details some interesting facts about this incredibly popular virtual currency.

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Kotoba is now a member of ACCESS

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On November 8, 2017, Kotoba Translation announced that it had joined ACCESS, the Singapore Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Industry Association.

ACCESS is one of the largest associations in the space of blockchain and cryptocurrency in Singapore.

The organization believes in the transformative potential of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology called blockchain. With responsible use and proper regulatory support, digital currency applications and distributed ledgers will benefit everyone.

ACCESS aims to foster an open and clear dialogue between Singapore cryptocurrency and blockchain businesses and larger society, including regulators. In doing so, the association aims to provide a united public voice and platform for the Singapore cryptocurrency and blockchain community, allowing all of the members to better engage with private as well as governmental entities.

ACCESS also supports the efforts of its members by partnering with other organizations to promote its members interests across multiple industries.

By becoming a member of ACCESS, Kotoba will be able to work together with some of the brightest minds in the field of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and contribute to the ecosystem in Singapore and eventually in the whole region.

We are honored to be a member of the Singapore Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Industry Association and will do everything possible to add value for the organization and for other members.

Kotoba Translation will attend Singapore FinTech Festival

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Over the period of 13-17 November 2017, Singapore FinTech Festival will be bringing exciting discussions, stimulating demos and insightful debates.

Whether you’re a start-up, technology company, investor, financial institution, research institute or innovation professional, you will want to be part of it. 

More information can be found on the organizer's website.

If you are planning to attend too, please drop us a line!

Blockchain consulting firm Agavon becomes a partner of Kotoba Translation

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On October 24, 2017, Kotoba Translation and Agavon announced the signing of a cooperation agreement to reinforce ties between the two companies and to provide a framework for future collaboration.

Agavon is a blockchain consulting firm based in the canton of Zug, in Switzerland, which was founded by Travin Keith in 2017.

Travin Keith is a long-time member of the blockchain and cryptocurrency community, since 2013, and has been involved in numerous projects and communities such as the Nxt Foundation, SICOS, Hyperledger, and BitcoinMarkets

Agavon provides consulting services to help companies decide whether or not to use blockchain or other distributed ledger technology solutions, and which ones are right for them, or whether other solutions are more appropriate for their needs, as well as their implementation in cooperation with a network of partners.

In the future, Agavon will also work on other software to complement blockchain and DLT solutions as well as explore other business opportunities.

Links:

Official Twitter account

LinkedIn company page

Kotoba Translation will attend BlockBali

Our team will attend the BlockBali conference in Bali on October 27, 2017.

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This Blackarrow's exclusive limited seats conference aims to connect global blockchain gurus and technology players with Indonesian business leaders. It will discuss the opportunities in blockchain & cryptocurrencies in Indonesia & also explore the possibilities of Indonesia becoming ASEAN biggest cryptocurrency market.

We look forward to connect with clients are partners during this events.

For more information, or to register, please refer to the organizer's website.

Kotoba announces partnership with BunkerSofa

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Based in Japan, BunkerSofa is a futuristic technology consulting company providing:

  • Startup support
  • Blockchain and Bitcoin related technical consulting and project management
  • Decentralized autonomous organization related business consulting

BunkerSofa has a strong presence in Japan and has been involved in the local blockchain community for many years.

This partnership aims at providing a framework for exchanging business opportunities for the mutual benefit of BunkerSofa and Kotoba Translation, and will help Kotoba Translation strengthen its presence on the Japanese market.