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Blockchain is a digitized, decentralized ledger of Cryptocurrency transactions. Not only, it can be programmed to record financial transactions but virtually everything of value also. It allows market participants to keep track of digital currency transactions without central record keeping.
Cryptocurrency is a type of virtual, digital or alternative currency. It uses strong cryptography to control the creation of additional units, verify the transfer of assets and secure financial transactions. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency to capture the public imagination. It is much easier to transfer funds between two parties in a transaction by using …
Machine learning (ML) is one kind of artificial intelligence. Without being explicitly programmed, it allows software applications to become more precise in forecasting outcomes. The main objective of Machine Learning is to let the computers learn automatically without human assistance or intervention and regulate actions consequently.
Virtual currency or virtual money is a kind of digital currency that is only available in electronic form. Usually, virtual currency is issued and controlled by its developers and accepted and used among the members of a certain virtual community. Contrasting to regular currency, it is depending on on a system of trust and not …
Contrary to the natural intelligence (NI) shown by humans and other animals, Artificial intelligence (AI) is intellect demonstrated by machines, especially computer systems. AI emphasizes the formation of smart machines that work and respond like humans. Applications of AI include machine vision, speech recognition and expert systems.
A video podcast or “vodcast” includes video clips. Every so often, web television series are distributed as video podcasts. Video podcasts can only be viewed on a computer with the appropriate media player software, for example, Windows Media Player, iTunes, or higher end Digital Media Players.
The term “Podcast” is originated from POD and Cast. POD means Portable on Demand, and Cast relating to the term broadcast. It is an episodic series of digital video or audio files which a user can download and view/listen to. An audio podcast can be directly played from the website or downloaded as an MP3 …
  iFrame is an HTML element. It allows an external web page to be embedded in an HTML document. By using an iFrame, you can also insert a piece of content (an embedded video, image, short instructions etc.) from another source into a web page.
  White label product is any product or service that is produced by one company and marketed by another company by putting their model number and own brand on the product as if they have produced it. For example, most of the Dell computer monitors are produced by other companies, however, they have the Dell’s …
  Single sign-on (SSO) is a user and session authentication service that authorizes a user to use one set of login credentials (e.g., User Name and Password) to access various applications. SSO is helpful for monitoring user accounts as well as logging user activities on the back end. (For example, Google Login, Facebook Login etc.)