Bitcoin is the first successful internet money based on peer-to-peer technology; whereby no central bank or authority is involved in the transaction and production of the Bitcoin currency. It was created by an anonymous individual/group under the name, Satoshi Nakamoto. The source code is available publicly as an open source project, anybody can look at it and be part of the developmental process. Bitcoin is changing the way we see money as we speak. The idea was to produce a means of exchange, independent of any central authority, that could be transferred electronically in a secure, verifiable and immutable way. It is a decentralized peer-to-peer internet currency making mobile payment easy, very low transaction fees, protects your identity, and it works anywhere all the time with no central authority and banks. Bitcoin is design to have only 21 million BTC ever created, thus making it a deflationary currency. Bitcoin uses the SHA-256 hashing algorithm with an average transaction confirmation time of 10 minutes. Miners today are mining Bitcoin using ASIC chip dedicated to only mining Bitcoin, and the hash rate has shot up to peta hashes. Being the first successful online cryptography currency, Bitcoin has inspired other alternative currencies such as Litecoin, Peercoin, Primecoin, and so on. The cryptocurrency then took off with the innovation of the turing-complete smart contract by Ethereum which led to the development of other amazing projects such as EOS, Tron, and even crypto-collectibles such as CryptoKitties.
'Tael is a digital token for safe consumer products. Thanks to its ability to be seamlessly integrated by third parties, it allows for a wide token use-case through interchangeability of the loyalty tokens on the blockchain. Tael’s first use-case is seen in Techrock’s safe consumer products ecosystem. Techrock applies banking-level, tamper-proof NFC smart-labels to consumer goods, pairing them with their digital representations on the blockchain. Consumers ‘touch’ the label with their smartphones to verify a product’s authenticity, discover the product’s journey along the supply chain, and be rewarded for their purchase. Techrock protects products where authenticity matters, such as infant formula, cosmetics, alcohol, and supplements. Tael tokens are used in the loyalty point ecosystem to reward consumers and encourage behavior in the Techrock channel while generating unique data for all companies in the value chain. Tael’s vision is to bring blockchain based payments into the mainstream, across Asia and beyond.'