A Cure For Gas – Optimising an Ethereum Contract

By Dr. Andrew Le Gear In the previous blog [here] we described an attempt at creating a notarisation solution using Ethereum, which concluded that storage on the Ethereum blockchain was simply too expensive to make the business viable. However, there was still hope!  We continued to alter the original smart contract and eventually arrived at […]Continue Reading

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What Does Blockchain Really Mean?

By Sandra Quinn Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency – these are the current buzz words for anyone involved in technology, investment or current business trends, but what do these words mean to the rest of us and are they relevant? The short answer is yes, they certainly are relevant and like anything, if you want […]Continue Reading

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Is Love on the Horizon for you this Valentine’s Day?

By Sandra Quinn As Valentine’s Day looms, those in relationships agonise over what to give their other half to show them how much they mean to them and those who are on the cusp of making a relationship official are struggling to find something small, yet meaningful, to give to their partner. What if, for […]Continue Reading

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Horizon Launch’s Blockchain Notarization App

By Sandra Quinn “Crypto Valley” Zug, Switzerland – Feb/8/2018 – Horizon Globex, a leading specialist in Blockchain software, today announced the launch of its Ethereum blockchain Chat-Notarization app, Notar.ie. The Horizon technology certifies the authenticity of on-the-record online conversations, as witnessed, digitally signed and time-stamped blockchain truths. Notor.ie notarizes attribution, time and content, using independently […]Continue Reading

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How Some Technology Can Help Children to Develop and Learn?

By Sandra Quinn Technology is often lauded as the big bad monster when it comes to family life and the development and education of a child, but sometimes there are two sides to this coin and the other side is often hidden from view. There have been a number of studies to prove that technology […]Continue Reading

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Are Smart Phones Negatively Impacting on Young People’s Mental Health?

By Sandra Quinn For the past quarter of a century, Dr. Jean Twenge has been conducting research into generational differences and the impact that technology is having on society’s young people. Her findings have been both terrifying and worrying, as she has revealed that an increase in mobile phone use has caused a surge in […]Continue Reading

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Horizon Globex is Ahead of the Tech Game

By Sandra Quinn When this writer first heard she was about to see ‘the rig’ in the Horizon Globex offices in the University of Limerick, she imagined a picture of something like an oil rig. She had images in her head of something big, awkward, impressive and imposing. She was not expecting what she saw […]Continue Reading

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Program at Your Peril

How to get Yourself Hacked on the Ethereum Network By Dr. Andrew Le Gear We recently set up a transaction node connected to the Rinkeby Ethereum test network, for our server processes to execute smart contract transactions.  Our morbid curiosity had gotten the better of us as we wondered what level of hacking existed against […]Continue Reading

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Computer Says No

By Sandra Quinn ‘Computer Says No!’ – this is a common phrase bandied about in the modern world when people of any age from all walks of life, encounters a problem with their PC, laptop, tablet, mobile phone or smart device. Not many people will be able to or even inclined to recall where the […]Continue Reading

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Tech Company Horizon Globex Announce 10kWp Solar-Powered Ethereum Cryptocurrency Mine

By Sandra Quinn  “Crypto Valley” Zug, Switzerland – Jan/9/2018 – Horizon Globex have just gone public with the news that they have deployed their first 10kWp solar-powered Ethereum mine producing 30 Ether per annum.  The need for this arose from a current cryptocurrency stumbling block, which many people are encountering with the current model for […]Continue Reading

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