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Hard Fork News Update

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Bitcoin v1.0.1 released, an optional upgrade for large volume nodes

Published: 2020-01-29T09:11:15Z 

While it remains necessary for all nodes to upgrade to 1.0.0 before the Genesis hard fork on February 4, 1.0.1 is for those looking to handle large-scale ...


Proof-of-Stake News Update

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3 Crypto Trends to Watch in 2020

Published: 2020-01-29T08:37:30Z 

However, not as many have heard of proof-of-stake, a rival algorithm that achieves consensus by stakeholders using their own coins to guarantee the ...

Cryptocurrency Tech Analysis, Chart: Cardano (ADA) Blasts Off To 4-Month Best

Published: 2020-01-29T08:03:45Z 

Cardano (ADA), the leading third-generation blockchain has lead the Proof-of-Stake rally. Cardano returns to the 10th most valuable cryptocurrency.


Consensus Algorithm News Update

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3 Crypto Trends to Watch in 2020

Published: 2020-01-29T08:37:30Z 

It's extremely unlikely that we'll ever see Bitcoin changing its consensus algorithm, but the general trend does seem to be moving away from PoW and ...

Algorand Mobile Wallet – Test and Review

Published: 2020-01-29T05:03:45Z 

Thanks to Algorand's Pure Proof of Stake consensus algorithm, the funds start earning staking rewards immediately. This is also the reason why you ...


Blockchain News Update

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National Crypto Rupee Proposed in Indian Draft Blockchain Strategy

Published: 2020-01-29T05:26:15Z 

Just a week after the Reserve Bank of India confirmed legal status for crypto currency, a draft national strategy on blockchain has called for an official ...

Cryptocurrency in Focus: Bitcoin Cash Gets Bit by Tax Controversy

Published: 2020-01-29T04:52:30Z 

A hard fork involves an upgrade of a blockchain network that can incorporate major changes to the protocol, such as the branching off of a sister ...

Can Blockchain Enhance Aviation Data Security?

Published: 2020-01-29T04:18:45Z 

Blockchain is a data structure that has the ability to establish a digital archive or record blocks of data such as transactions that can be shared and ...

Blockchain innovations to watch

Published: 2020-01-28T23:26:15Z 

Aside from its efficiency, blockchain's success in the financial sector has been driven by another prized luxury: security. Its peer-to-peer verification ...

To the Moon and Back with Cannabis on the Blockchain Speaker Cody Stiffler

Published: 2020-01-28T22:07:30Z 

In two weeks, Cannabis on the Blockchain takes place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (part of #TechSuperShow) bringing together some of the industry's ...

Bitcoin Rival Suffers Devastating Double Spend Attack

Published: 2020-01-28T20:37:30Z 

Bitcoin gold, a relatively minor cryptocurrency that split off from the original bitcoin blockchain in late 2017, has suffered a so-called 51% attack ...

The Velocity Network Foundation: Using Blockchain To Control Your Own Career Credentials

Published: 2020-01-28T20:26:15Z 

According to the announcement, the Clearinghouse will join Velocity Career Labs — a developer of blockchain technology — and other labor market ...

Nearly 1 Bln of Tether (USDT) Issued on Tron (TRX) Blockchain

Published: 2020-01-28T18:45:00Z 

According to data provided by CoinMetrics, the amount of Tether (USDT) that has been issued on the Tron (TRX) blockchain nearly reached 1 bln.

Enterprise blockchain startup SettleMint raises $2.1m from KPN, Medici

Published: 2020-01-28T17:26:15Z 

The blockchain startup said it would use the money for the expansion of its business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and APAC countries.

World Economic Forum launches self-service blockchain platform for supply chain traceability

Published: 2020-01-28T16:07:30Z 

The World Economic Forum (WEF) launched a self-service, public blockchain traceability platform available for businesses to start mapping and ...

Why this cricket team is batting for blockchain

Published: 2020-01-28T16:07:30Z 

Mobile tickets for an English cricket club are to be secured by the blockchainblockchain , according to a report by Ticketing Business News on Friday.

Saudi Aramco buys stake in blockchain energy platform Vakt

Published: 2020-01-28T14:26:15Z 

London — Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures has invested $5 million in the Vakt blockchain platform, with Aramco Trading to become a future platform ...

VeChain 2.0 Integrating Decentralized Finance Operations

Published: 2020-01-28T13:30:00Z 

VeChain, a rather popular phenomenon in the global blockchain landscape, will be moving towards incorporating Decentralized Finance (DeFi) ...

Security Token Issuer Vertalo Dumps Ethereum for Tezos Blockchain

Published: 2020-01-28T13:07:30Z 

Per sources close to the matter, Vertalo has stated categorically that the Tezos blockchain offers faster transaction speeds, network stability, support for ...


Permissioned Blockchains News Update

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Unibright, Chainlink and Anyblock Analytics join forces to form new EEA working group

Published: 2020-01-29T01:07:30Z 

While our tech stack also works with permissioned blockchains, we see great potential for interoperability and innovation if corporates are building on ...

India's Blockchain Strategy Includes Plan for Digital Rupee

Published: 2020-01-28T16:30:00Z 

The NSIG also says that the blockchain should be permissioned and be issued by the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

From Banking and Data Security to Compliance: Blockchain Grows Well Beyond its Cryptocurrency ...

Published: 2020-01-28T13:18:45Z 

Its evolution from open, public ledgers to include permissioned, private blockchains has made it possible to use this technology to transact with data ...


Lightning Network News Update

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Margaret Court presented with trophy at Australian Open

Published: 2020-01-29T02:48:45Z 

Jack Dorsey is working on a kit that can help integrate Lightning Network to bitcoin wallets. Dorsey's Square won a patent for a crypto-to-fiat payment ...

Lightning Network based cross-chain platform Stakenet launches DEX API

Published: 2020-01-28T21:11:15Z 

Stakenet, a blockchain ecosystem combining the Lightning Network and masternodes into a flexible DApp network, has announced the release of its ...

Bitcoin: 28% non-cooperative channel closures on lightning network were private

Published: 2020-01-28T21:00:00Z 

BitMEX Research's previous data had stated over 60,000 non-cooperative channel closures took place on the Bitcoin's lightning network.

Crypto Lending Crowned the Industry's Most Profitable Sector

Published: 2020-01-28T20:48:45Z 

Projects like BTCPay server, the Lightning Network, and Bisq DAO, are also happening on Bitcoin, and rival smart contract platforms like Tron and ...

Syscoin's Newly Launched Bridge Aims to Solve Ethereum's Scalability Problem

Published: 2020-01-28T18:45:00Z 

In some ways, Z-DAG is comparable to Bitcoin's Lightning Network and other layer two scaling solutions, with the key difference that Z-DAG is a ...

Jack Dorsey: BTC Will Be as Widely Used as Fiat Soon

Published: 2020-01-28T18:00:00Z 

The Lightning Network is a controversial project that is slated to assist bitcoin with its present transaction speeds and scalability issues. Right now ...


Proof-of-Work News Update

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Syscoin-Ethereum Bridge protocol DApp now live

Published: 2020-01-29T01:38:25Z 

Ideal store of value through Bitcoin merge mined Proof of Work and a Bitcoin-compliant core; Decentralization for Ethereum DeFi platform users ...

Ethereum Price Eying Up $180

Published: 2020-01-28T22:30:00Z 

Ethereum has been undergoing a series of updates and hard forks intended to change the current Proof of Work protocol for a Proof of Stake one.

PAC Global Secures New Major Exchange Listings and Names Counsel for Token Review and ...

Published: 2020-01-28T20:37:30Z 

Last year, the organization changed from proof-of-work to 100 percent proof-of-stake. Saunders said that means "it is moving the blocks on the ...

Cardano announces working partnership with PwC

Published: 2020-01-28T20:26:15Z 

Cardano announces working partnership with PwC ... times faster than what Ethereum has currently brought to market with its proof-of-work model", ...

Orchid Blockchain Highlights 4 Factors Considered Before Choosing Ethereum as Vertalo Moves ...

Published: 2020-01-28T17:37:30Z 

On Twitter David Hendricks said Tezos is a proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain, indicating that it utilizes lesser energy compared to its Proof-of-work ...

Groestlcoin Market Cap Hits $14.11 Million (GRS)

Published: 2020-01-28T13:07:30Z 

Groestlcoin (GRS) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Groestl hashing algorithm. It launched on March 22nd, 2014. Groestlcoin's total supply is ...

Spectrum Trading 0% Higher This Week (SPT)

Published: 2020-01-28T12:15:55Z 

Spectrum (CRYPTO:SPT) is a proof-of-work (PoW) token that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. It was first traded on July 21st, 2013. Spectrum's total ...


Smart Contract News Update

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Top UK finance litigation and contract law developments in 2019

Published: 2020-01-29T06:33:45Z 

Economic duress recognises that a contract may be voidable where ... Smart contracts are often mentioned in the same breath as cryptoassets and the ...

ICOs: Knowing the legit from the lemons

Published: 2020-01-29T02:48:45Z 

Then came Confido, a supposed startup that developed smart contracts to provide escrow payments with shipment tracking features. Unlike traditional ...

MCI calls off bidding for garbage collection contract at the eleventh hour

Published: 2020-01-29T02:04:52Z 

The MCI's project, which sought to award a contract for a "smart and integrated municipal solid waste management system" intended to expand this ...

Airbus News: Company to settle corruption probe; nets orders for new helicopters

Published: 2020-01-29T01:07:30Z 

The contract, booked in 2019, also renews DRF's HCare smart contract, a full support parts-by-the-hour contract for DRF's entire fleet for the next eight ...

Unibright, Chainlink and Anyblock Analytics join forces to form new EEA working group

Published: 2020-01-29T01:07:30Z 

Chainlink is an oracle provider for inputs and outputs of smart contracts; Unibright provides blockchain-based business integration, and Anyblock ...

Introducing 0x API

Published: 2020-01-29T00:11:15Z 

Paired with automatic upgrades, a REST API endpoint, and the ability to encode advanced swaps directly into smart contract transactions, it's safe to ...

Paris Saint-Germain FC Launches Crypto Voting Scheme For Fans

Published: 2020-01-29T00:00:00Z 

These collectable MLB cards are described as CryptoKitties meet baseball, and will also be utilizing a smart contract based on Ethereum.

Cardano Inches to Smart Contract Implementation with New Paper

Published: 2020-01-28T23:37:30Z 

Cardano (ADA) revealed a new paper on Jan. 27 in which the firm details how smart contracts will be implemented in the upcoming Goguen update.

Smart - Contract -As-A-Service SIMBA Chain Raises $1.5 Million

Published: 2020-01-28T22:41:15Z 

SIMBA Chain, a cloud-based smart-contract-as-a-service (SCaaS) platform that enables users to rapidly implement decentralized applications (dapps) ...

Change is coming to Charlotte's parking meters as the city expands smart technology

Published: 2020-01-28T22:28:07Z 

Through the contract, Charlotte also plans to replace 550 smart meters that are "reaching the end of their projected life," according to the council's ...

I took out a loan with cryptocurrency and didn't sign a thing

Published: 2020-01-28T21:00:00Z 

A smart contract, with an open-source code available to everyone to check, handles everything. All you need is to provide some ether or ETH — the ...

Crypto Lending Crowned the Industry's Most Profitable Sector

Published: 2020-01-28T20:48:45Z 

With DeFi, you can even put your own Ether up as collateral and lend money to yourself through a smart contract on a platform like Maker. These loans ...

Cardano bolsters science focus with new commercial strategy

Published: 2020-01-28T19:30:00Z 

... due in February. A successful fork would bring Cardano closer to its objective of becoming a completely decentralized, smart-contract platform.

Smart contracts may offer smart solutions for carriers, truck drivers

Published: 2020-01-28T19:07:30Z 

Smart contracts will revolutionize the supply chain. Or not. Their value will be evident in the next few years as more businesses roll out smart contracts ...

Syscoin's Newly Launched Bridge Aims to Solve Ethereum's Scalability Problem

Published: 2020-01-28T18:45:00Z 

Syscoin's Newly Launched Bridge Aims to Solve Ethereum's Scalability ... scaling issues – while at the same supporting smart contract functionality.

Smart Contracts Market sees momentum in 2020 | BitPay, GoCoin, Monax

Published: 2020-01-28T18:22:30Z 

An extensive elaboration of the Global Smart Contracts market strategy of the industry players in the precision of import/export consumption, supply ...

Syscoin Launches Fully Decentralized Bridge with Ethereum

Published: 2020-01-28T18:00:00Z 

Additionally, bridged tokens will retain all of their existing capabilities and features (such as smart contracts and toolkits) bringing these technologies to ...

Ethereum broadens its reach after Syscoin builds it a bridge

Published: 2020-01-28T18:00:00Z 

As a result, network users can enjoy the best of both worlds: the smart contract capabilities that are inherent to Ethereum with the higher throughput ...

Chainlink (LINK) is making a Public Good that People Need

Published: 2020-01-28T17:48:45Z 

Several data networks enable smart contracts. The number of smart contracts is growing in number. Several networks are now enabling access to data ...

Texas Based Company Vertalo Switches To Tezos Blockchain For Real Estate Funding

Published: 2020-01-28T17:48:45Z 

Dave Hendricks, the CEO of Vertalo, chose the option of Tezos Blockchain this time because of the added advantage of the smart contract that it can ...


Soft Fork News Update

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Roger Ver's Bitcoin.com Mining Pool Pulls Out Of Bitcoin Cash Tax For Development Fund

Published: 2020-01-28T20:15:00Z 

In addition, critics pointed out at the 'no-debate' clause which meant that a miner who doesn't support a soft fork may have his/her blocks orphaned.

Cryptocurrency ABC – The Crypto Dictionary

Published: 2020-01-28T16:30:00Z 

Different perspectives on the block size has led to the → hard fork between ... Softfork: A soft fork is a rule change (update) of the node software. A "soft ...

Roger Ver's Mining Pool Pulls Support for Bitcoin Cash Dev Fund Over Chain Split Threat

Published: 2020-01-28T15:57:45Z 

Related: Bitcoin Cash Miners Propose Controversial Soft Fork for Zcash-Style Development Fund. Last week's proposal, which was signed by Roger ...


Proof-of-Stake News Update

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Algorand Mobile Wallet – Test and Review

Published: 2020-01-29T05:03:45Z 

Thanks to Algorand's Pure Proof of Stake consensus algorithm, the funds start earning staking rewards immediately. This is also the reason why you ...

Syscoin-Ethereum Bridge protocol DApp now live

Published: 2020-01-29T01:38:25Z 

Ideal store of value through Bitcoin merge mined Proof of Work and a ... less-proven consensus mechanisms, such as Proof of Stake or its variants, ...

Ethereum Price Eying Up $180

Published: 2020-01-28T22:30:00Z 

Ethereum has been undergoing a series of updates and hard forks intended to change the current Proof of Work protocol for a Proof of Stake one.

Lightning Network based cross-chain platform Stakenet launches DEX API

Published: 2020-01-28T21:11:15Z 

Stakenet, a blockchain ecosystem combining the Lightning Network and ... Its cross-chain Proof of Stake technology allows users to stake XSN and ...

PAC Global Secures New Major Exchange Listings and Names Counsel for Token Review and ...

Published: 2020-01-28T20:37:30Z 

Last year, the organization changed from proof-of-work to 100 percent proof-of-stake. Saunders said that means "it is moving the blocks on the ...

Cardano bolsters science focus with new commercial strategy

Published: 2020-01-28T19:30:00Z 

"We are the first venture in the entire world to actually fully solve proof-of-stake, as a problem of computer science," he said. "It's very important that we ...

BlackCoin Market Capitalization Hits $2.07 Million (BLK)

Published: 2020-01-28T17:49:24Z 

BlackCoin is a proof-of-stake (PoS) coin that uses the Proof of Stake hashing algorithm. Its launch date was February 24th, 2014. BlackCoin's total ...

Texas Based Company Vertalo Switches To Tezos Blockchain For Real Estate Funding

Published: 2020-01-28T17:48:45Z 

The transaction rate in each second and the chance to secure the tokens with a proof of stake (PoS) network. It is also an added advantage to the new ...


Hard Fork News Update

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Cryptocurrency in Focus: Bitcoin Cash Gets Bit by Tax Controversy

Published: 2020-01-29T04:52:30Z 

Created by a so-called hard fork -- or split -- of the Bitcoin protocol during the summer of 2017, Bitcoin Cash is now the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by ...

Canadian Mining Firm Publicly Rejects Bitcoin Cash Tax Plan

Published: 2020-01-28T23:03:45Z 

Many BCH users have expressed concerns that this tax controversy may actually cause the popular blockchain to split via hard fork once again.

Roger Ver's Bitcoin.com Mining Pool Pulls Out Of Bitcoin Cash Tax For Development Fund

Published: 2020-01-28T20:15:00Z 

The new developments follows threats of a hard fork by unidentified 'opposing miner group' that says it controls about a quarter of the entire network's ...

Cardano bolsters science focus with new commercial strategy

Published: 2020-01-28T19:30:00Z 

But on Monday, Cardano unveiled a new focus on commercial success as it powers towards a February hard fork. From his Colorado office, Charles ...

Which altcoins have outperformed Bitcoin in January 2020?

Published: 2020-01-28T18:19:13Z 

Much like Bitcoin SV, Bitcoin Gold is yet another hard fork of the Bitcoin Core software. Since early January 2020, BTG has grown over 80% versus ...


Consensus Algorithm News Update

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Bitcoin Rival Suffers Devastating Double Spend Attack

Published: 2020-01-28T20:37:30Z 

... adding they "have been working on a novel 51% double-spend resistant decentralized consensus algorithm since last year" and plan to release it in ...

Three High Profile Crypto Networks Face Reward Halvings This Spring

Published: 2020-01-28T19:07:30Z 

During the last halving in 2016, only one network existed, but now three protocols share the same consensus algorithm. Google Trends shows that ...