Barclays Hackathon to Attack Data ‘Silos’ With Blockchain

Barclays is holding another hackathon to tackle the financial services industry’s perennial problem of systems that don’t talk to each other. Once again, blockchain will take center stage. 

The second annual DerivHack 2019 will take place October 16-17 in Barclays’ Rise accelerator spaces in London and New York, sites of last year’s 48-hour coding marathon, and in the megabank’s Singapore office this time as well. The event is outgrowing its name, as equities and bonds will be added to the mix of financial instruments involved.

Read more:https://www.coindesk.com/barclays-hackathon-to-attack-data-silos-with-blockchain

Blockchain courses offered by Ubrica

Are you interested in the blockchain technology and learn more on how crypto works? Well, here is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Ubrica through its Academy of Society of Ubricans will be offering courses to familiarize and understand how this technology works. This is an exciting opportunity as just a week ago, the Distributed Ledgers and Artificial Intelligence task force recommended Kenya to adopt the use of cryptocurrency. However, in their report they noted that blockchain is a new technology thus recommended that the public must be taught and given more information to fully understand just how it works.

Read more:http://uwc.ubrica.com/2019/07/31/blockchain-courses-offered-by-ubrica/

FINDING SIGNIFICANCE IN UBN

This token gives you access to the Ubrica ecosystem where disease does not hold you hostage for your lack of funds. Ubricoin is set to decentralize global health by providing high quality life science and health production in the world.  It will help in collecting crucial data in health, nutrition information, and diseases. It will incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) to facilitate the gathering and use of global health. I bet you are feeling healthy already. Well it gets better, the improved AI will also assist in developing early disease detection algorithms, make the monitoring of diseases and health as a whole easier and more efficient, effect and impact evaluation of health programs, improve data security and facilitate accurate and quick diagnosis.

Read more:http://uwc.ubrica.com/2019/08/01/finding-significance-in-ubn/

How we plan to use community participation in developing the Ubrica Project: Co-creating with Kenyan Communities.

We have developed a community participation program called World Ubricoin Ambassador Program. The program is aimed at engaging community members in solving their problems through chapters.

A chapter is a group with members from a particular community. A chapter will be made of at least 13 people from a specific region. The main reason of developing chapters is from our understanding that knowledge is specific, and solutions to a certain problem should be specific. We know health is very poor in Kenya, but also we know other regions are worse than others. Coming up with a solution for all will be going against our principles. Each community have strengths and weaknesses so prescriptive interventions will not work. We talk of sustainable one health and in this theory a prescriptive intervention is not sustainable.http://uwc.ubrica.com/2019/08/28/how-we-plan-to-use-community-participation-in-developing-the-ubrica-project-co-creating-with-kenyan-communities/

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TRADING.

Cryptocurrency trading is the initiation of operations on an exchange in order to buy or sell cryptocurrency at a certain price with the intention of profiting on the rise or fall of the rate.

You can start trading Ubricoin in the following steps.

  1. Study the terminologies of cryptocurrency. Familiarize yourself with some of the terms you will come accross as you trade. This will help you make moves that you are about and aware of.
  2. Choose a cryptocurrency trading platform. For example, BITEXLIVE, is very convinientvfor trading Ubricoin. You are however allowed to register on several cryptocurrency exchanges.
  3. Get acquainted with the terminal and the crytocurrency terms of trade.
  4. Determine your strategy for trading crytocurrency. Based on your discoveries as you familiarise with exchanges and trading, you will be able to determine a suitable strategy for trade.
  5. Analyse and choose your cryptocurrencies for trading.
  6. Based on this anlysis, look for entry points into the market. (This is the price at which one initiates a deal)
  7. Wait for the right moment, be a wise trader and start making money.

Read more:http://uwc.ubrica.com/2019/08/05/what-you-need-to-know-before-trading/

UBRICAS PLAN

Human beings have developed a kind of knee-jerk reaction whenever they are presented with ideas that seem too good to be true. They will jump into conclusions that whatever it is, if it is masked under a slogan of helping people attain wealth or improve their general wellbeing, it is a scam or a pyramid scheme. And the assumptions have been right for a majority of times but not today, so thank God it’s Friday. Let me enlighten you about Ubrica’s program to boost university science and provide technology parks for the young tech enthusiasts with no platform in which to turn their ideas into actionable knowledge and commercial technology.

What we are used to are hubs which mostly host people working out of a computer, and so the cost of supporting these young minds is limited to internet access, space for operations, colleagues for insight. And in the fruition of your startup, you get to hand over a percentage of your startup to the so called hubs and then they call it helping the youth, except it’s more like exploiting.

Read more:http://uwc.ubrica.com/2019/08/06/ubricas-plan/

MUTAI THE KENYAN MINER

A few years ago, Mutai was working odd jobs on farms in rural Kenya. Now he is a cryptocurrency miner in Nairobi. Mutai began researching cryptocurrencies last year. He says he was curious about what was making these alternative coins drive. There were already many Bitcoin miners. Instead, Mutai started mining Ethereum, a similar but less well-known cryptocurrency. For him, internet-based currencies are revolutionary. They open up a world of finance that might not have been accessible for a self-taught tech-obsessed kid from Kenya with no college degree. It is also a nefarious world of online hucksters and frauds. Mutai takes the chance. Is the gamble worth it?

Read more:http://uwc.ubrica.com/2019/08/08/mutai-the-kenyan-miner/

Crypto a risk worth taking.

Ask any businessperson what business is about and he/she will tell you it’s about making profits and taking a lot of risks. A majority of people fear getting into businesses because of lack of knowledge especially if you intend to invest in something new in the market. Cryptocurrency is currently facing the same situation with a majority not being open towards it.

Read more:http://uwc.ubrica.com/2019/08/14/crypto-a-risk-worth-taking/

PRESIDENT BACKS BLOCKCHAIN

The President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, has highlighted blockchain as a key aspect of collaboration between the government of Singapore and the government of Kenya during the Afro-Asia Fintech Festival 2019, which took place in Nairobi, Kenya. This is in a bid to increase the popularity of blockchain use cases across our country.

Read more:http://uwc.ubrica.com/2019/08/08/president-backs-blockchain/

HTC’s Blockchain Phone Now Supports Bitcoin Cash

Native support for bitcoin cash is coming to HTC’s blockchain phone.

Today, HTC announced its partnership with Bitcoin.com to add bitcoin cash support for its Exodus 1 blockchain phone. The new function will come with Bitcoin.com’s preinstalled wallet and be rolled into the Exodus 1 software update. Bitcoin.com will also sell the Exodus 1 and all future versions.

Read more:https://www.coindesk.com/htcs-blockchain-phone-now-supports-bitcoin-cash