Meet Google BigQuery – a whole new big data platform and a warehousing solution that uses the Ethereum dataset available to enable the exploration of smart contract analysis. This is how Google introduced the BigQuery platform in a blog post.
Meanwhile, BigQuery is important because it uses all of Ethereum’s historical data. Also, Ethereum’s ETL project on GitHub has a source code which can be extracted from the blockchain and entered into BigQuery. Right now, it seems like Google is seeking new contributors and blockchains.
However, the real reason why Google tapped Ethereum’s blockchain is the following…
The digital giant wants to make the Ethereum blockchain data accessible on Google Cloud and stored in an easy way. Even though Ethereum’s software contains APIs for functions that can be accessed randomly (such as checking wallet balances), the API endpoints are not easily accessible for all of the data stored on the blockchain.
Luckily, BigQuery’s OLAP features are here to help. As they display a chart showing Ether transfers and transaction cost a year to date. According to them, tasks like prioritizing changes in the Ethereum architecture can add up and be synchronized in the Ethereum blockchain.
Google’s BigQuery can also sync the Ethereum blockchain to computers equipped with Parity (an Ethereum client for building applications) as well as extract data daily from the Ethereum blockchain ledger (including token transfers). The BigQuery Python library allows clients to query data tables in Kernels – which is a free in-browser coding platform on the public data science platform named Kaggle.
With this, Google’s BigQuery has demonstrated that it can identify the most used smart contracts based on transactions. Right now, the smart contract for the CryptoKitties game is the most popular out there. The platform can also measure tokens by different coefficients or by time window such as the daily number of token transfers of a specific token, with full visualization for the time period selected.
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‘’Intranel made us an offer that for 20% of the company they would handle all of the business management and development things like helping with hiring and managing staff, paying tax, lobbying for regulator guidance and all the ‘boring’ business stuff.’’The company offered to contract about 4 people to the developers at a discounted rate and also to provide assistance with finding decent employees for Cryptopia. Since then, the story took a turn for the worse since Intranel hired staff only for themselves and contracted the new employees to Cryptopia and they were given unwarranted managerial latitude so when the exchange was very reliant on the staff, Intranel demanded more than 5% equity in the exchange. The cryptopia co-founder resigned from the position and VCdragon claims that he was not even paid during the 1 month holiday. He stated:
‘’They bled money everywhere they could, we paid for tax on their staff’s flu shots? We paid taxes on Christmas fits to their staff and our company bought the gifts. Everything they were unable to take for themselves they pissed into the wind on needless expenses and luxuries to the company could not afford….that ultimately buried us. ‘’In the coming altcoin news was reported that Intranel also attempted to sell the Cryptopia company and was also nearly bankrupt.
Steve Wozniak Co-Founds Blockchain-Based Energy Firm In Malta
Steve Wozniak is in the latest cryptocurrency news for investing a new blockchain-based company that is headquartered in Malta. In the latest updates we can see that Steve Wozniak co-founds the energy efficiency company named Efforce as a report by the Maltese news daily The Malta Independent issued on July 18 shows.
The reports show that Steve Wozniak co-founded the company along with Jacopo Visetti who - as his LinkedIn profile shows - works in the renewable energy and environment sector. The page also shows that Visetti co-founded Efforce in January 2018 which is approximately one year and seven months ago.
The Efforce’s LinkedIn page also features Steve Wozniak in the news - just like many best cryptocurrency news sites at this time. According to the page, the company provides the first blockchain-based platform focused on investing in energy efficiency, with its main goal of “being recognized as the first and main platform in the world for tokenized energy savings.”
In the report which is viral in the altcoin news, Wozniak is featured for his recent statement about Efforce at the pre-launch for the Delta Summit which is a blockchain conference held in Malta every year.
Now that Steve Wozniak co-founds the firm, he also said that "EFFORCE is a unique business model and we can have a great impact on the entrepreneurship."
As the news show, Steve Wozniak reportedly spoke about his view towards blockchain and how he thinks that blockchain will be a great boon to decreasing the public’s environmental impact without requiring people to change their habits. Wozniak also addressed the local government and its pro-blockchain attitude as the key to Efforce’s decision to launch in Malta.
Steve Wozniak also said that efficiency has always been important to him. He said the idea is to save money on energy but also to do good on the environment. “Blockchain will improve the way we use energy and lower energy consumption without changing our habits,” Wozniak said.
As we previously reported, Steve Wozniak also co-founded a blockchain investment project in October 2018 this year. He founded the venture capital fund EQUI Global to support investments in blockchain solutions.
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