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Technology Gold Winners – Cheesecake Labs Top #10 Worldwide by Clutch

Clutch is one of the most respected authorities for assessment of software design and engineering companies. It’s a name you’ll surely have heard of more than once — perhaps you’ve even left a review for a supplier or collaborator on the Clutch website?

If so, you may also know that, each year, Clutch assesses and analyzes tens of thousands of mobile and web app development companies across the world. The result is a definite ranking of the best design and development partners based on unbiased, real-life client reviews, as well as other quantitative and qualitative measures.

This year, close to 22,000 companies were in the running, but only a handful of them could be named the best of the best. And Cheesecake Labs is right up there in the top 10.
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Business

What is Stellar and how does it work?

At Cheesecake Labs we’ve recently become an integration partner with Stellar and have been excitedly diving into Stellar development. We’ve had to learn all about the technology from Stellar’s engineering and business teams in order to help our clients leverage Stellar’s blockchain. So we’ve put together a little crash course on Stellar, how it works, and some of the features of the technology. 

Stellar is a cryptocurrency-adjacent technology. Similar to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, it’s a system for sending and processing currencies digitally. 

Unlike Bitcoin, however, the value of Stellar is not in its bespoke currency. Stellar is not trying to get users to invest in “the coin of the future.” Instead, it’s a tool for facilitating transactions in any fiat currency digitally. Kind of like PayPal, but simpler, faster, and more affordable. 

To be clear, Stellar does have its own cryptocurrency: Lumens. However, this is only used to initialize accounts and make transactions. 

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Why are custodial solutions important for Crypto-related businesses?

Over the last few years, it’s become clear that cryptocurrency and blockchain technology represents one of the best opportunities, both for the market at large and specifically for financial institutions. 

But with this opportunity comes a substantial amount of risk. It’s an innovative technology in the financial sector, which has made it a target for fraud. Additionally, a lack of knowledge on the part of individuals has led to people using it or avoiding it without fully understanding how it works. 

This post will cover the differences between custodial and non-custodial crypto wallet solutions and how each can help institutions provide security to their customers. 

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User Experience Mobile

IoT innovation: what’s behind the rise of IoT & how CKL approaches IoT development

IoT technology has been steadily emerging for the last decade. But in the coming years, it’s poised to take over big time. Where smart speakers were once in 6.6% of US households in 2016 and 32% in late 2018, that number is expected to rise to 75% of homes by 2025 — and that’s just one example of this rapidly growing sector.

With the network of devices expanding and becoming more commonplace in daily settings, the interconnected “world of the future” is shaping up around us. And it’s this rapid IoT transformation that’s paving the way for new innovations and possibilities — as well as fresh competitive advantage for brands who jump on board.

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Cryptocurrency wallet development: the 6 most important aspects

In 2017, cryptocurrencies exploded into the mainstream. Around the world, millions of people began investing in digital coins all at once. This leap in popularity for an emerging tech was made possible by immense hype and by underlying technologies. Cryptocurrency wallets, which began development in 2012, were one of the primary technologies that allowed this vast expansion.

Today, cryptocurrency wallets come in all shapes and sizes. Businesses and startups are looking for ways to invest and capitalize on this new currency movement. 

With that in mind, let’s talk about how you can enter the cryptocurrency market with your own wallet. 

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The outsourced development team: a startup’s secret weapon

“Time is money” for every business. When you’re a startup, though, the truth behind this saying can be brutal. For funded startups, every cent (and by extension, every second) really, truly counts. And for those startups that are bootstrapping from their own pocket, well, you see the point here.

Most startups begin with a skeleton crew of passionate individuals. And that’s great for securing initial investment. To grow, though, you need to bring in the necessary talent — and you need to do it fast.

Let’s say you need to get to market with a digital product and you needed to do it yesterday. Should you speed through the recruitment progress and put together an in-house team? Or is leaning on the skills and experience of an outsourced development partner the smarter way to go?

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Cryptocurrency wallet development: the 6 most important aspects

In 2017, cryptocurrencies exploded into the mainstream. Around the world, millions of people began investing in digital coins all at once. This leap in popularity for an emerging tech was made possible by immense hype and by underlying technologies. Cryptocurrency wallets, which began development in 2012, were one of the primary technologies that allowed this vast expansion.

Today, cryptocurrency wallets come in all shapes and sizes. Businesses and startups are looking for ways to invest and capitalize on this new currency movement. 

With that in mind, let’s talk about how you can enter the cryptocurrency market with your own wallet. 

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Development Business

How to create a borderless, blockchain payment platform

Despite the turbulent history they’ve had until 2021, it certainly seems like cryptocurrencies are here to stay. Likewise, a core piece of tech underpinning cryptocurrency, blockchain, is not only sticking around but working its way into a variety of sectors. 

In this guide, we’re going to cover one of the most practical blockchain applications: blockchain payment systems. 

But first, let’s start with the fundamentals. 

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Opinion Business

The Cheesecake Labs approach to project management

It’s safe to say that there’s a lot of misunderstanding about what it is that project managers do. Project management is just filling out kanban boards and watching your budget, right?

Wrong!

At Cheesecake Labs, we believe that a project manager is vital to successful project workflow and product development. They’re the connective tissue that makes everything else possible. 

In this post, we’re going to pull back the curtain on Cheesecake Labs’s methodology, revealing how and why we prioritize project managers. 

Let’s start with the why!

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Development Business

What is blockchain? A guide for getting started with blockchain in your app

Over the last few years, most of us have heard about a new technology known as blockchain. Usually, we hear this new word thrown around with Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, but even crypto investors tend to have a limited understanding of what blockchain is. 

This guide will go through the ins and outs of blockchain, answering questions like how many blockchains are there, the benefits of blockchain, and how blockchain can be applied. 

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Opinion Business

Understanding the opportunity that voice search presents for your brand

Here’s a stat from Google that’ll make you sit up in your chair: 27% of internet users are using voice search on mobile.

Voice search is on the up. And If you’ve read our previous post predicting what may happen in the future of voice technology, you’ll know that we’re pretty excited about the possibilities.

But there are plenty of situations where voice search can create challenges for users, as well as your business. That’s why it’s important to evaluate the risk/benefit relationship voice search presents for your organization and then truly define your product before you dive in. 

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