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Lightning Network News Update

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Cheap Money & Other Bad Ideas (E1441)

Published: 2019-09-26T06:00:00Z 

... Max talks to Kim Dotcom about his new platform K.im and the role of bitcoin's second layer technologies including Liquid and Lightning Network.

Fold bitcoin rewards app secures $2.5M to bring Lightning Network to retailers

Published: 2019-09-26T03:33:45Z 

Fold App, an independent startup that enables people to use Bitcoin Lightning Network, has raised $2.5 million and added a fiat currency payment ...

Latest Crypto News from Around the World: Sept. 19 – 26 in Review

Published: 2019-09-25T21:08:28Z 

A group of researchers has recently performed a security analysis of Bitcoin's lightning network. According to them, the lightning network is as secure ...

Video game, Doge Racer and now with the cryptomunt DOGE to pay

Published: 2019-09-25T21:00:00Z 

See also – Disappointing: Dogecoin (DOGE) is more widely used than Bitcoin's Lightning Network. Source: Blokt.com. Thank you for signing up!

Person behind 40% of LN's capacity: 'I have no doubt in Bitcoin and the Lightning Network '

Published: 2019-09-25T19:41:15Z 

Since its launch, the Lightning Network grew to nearly 10,000 public nodes with over 36,000 active channels with a total capacity of almost $7 million ...

Monex pays dividends in Bitcoin to Aktinäre with Coincheck account

Published: 2019-09-25T19:00:17Z 

"Japan's financial services Agency is a big advocate of Bitcoin and Lightning Network," commented Morgan Creek Digital's co-founder Anthony ...

Crypto vs cash – cash wins every time, for now

Published: 2019-09-25T18:22:30Z 

... is UK venture Fastbitcoins, whose PoS terminals allow merchants to sell and accept Bitcoin payments in real-time over the Lightning Network.

Ex Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan lands at NHL Network

Published: 2019-09-25T17:37:30Z 

TAMPA — Ryan Callahan has retired from the Lightning, but he hasn't retired from the game. The NHL Network announced Wednesday Callahan will ...

Crypto Startup Bringing Bitcoin 'Training Wheels' to Retailers Like Amazon, Target and Macy's

Published: 2019-09-25T16:52:30Z 

The Lightning Network (LN)-enabled Fold App, which allows users to spend their crypto like cash to purchase clothes and various other items while ...

Dash News Video Recap – New Exchange Integrations Coinbase, BitAsset, TurtleNetwork Plus ...

Published: 2019-09-25T15:33:45Z 

Dash Network Developments of the Week: ... 06:11 Joël Valenzuela on Shitcoin TV on Dash, Cryptocurrency Privacy, and If the Lightning Network ...

Fold App Raises $2.5M to Bring Bitcoin Lightning Payments to Starbucks

Published: 2019-09-25T14:48:45Z 

The Fold app, a mobile shopping app that supports Bitcoin's Lightning Network enabling users to withdraw funds to an external Bitcoin (BTC) wallet, ...

Bitcoin To Be Awarded To Shareholders Of Japanese Coincheck

Published: 2019-09-25T14:26:15Z 

"Japan's Financial Services Agency is a big proponent of Bitcoin and Lightning Network …the first country that embraces Bitcoin will have a significant ...

Fold raises $2.5M to build out its bitcoin payments and rewards offering

Published: 2019-09-25T13:07:30Z 

We are especially excited because Fold also marks the first payment and rewards application to use bitcoin's lightning network, which makes using ...

Bitcoin Shopping App Fold Raises $2.5 Million to Bring Lightning to Retailers

Published: 2019-09-25T12:56:15Z 

The lightning-friendly Fold App, which allows users to spend bitcoin on ... "We believe the lightning network has the ability to become an interesting ...

The 9 best cryptocurrencies to invest in 2019

Published: 2019-09-25T11:03:45Z 

Wallets for Smartphones and Desktops. Lightning Network Proof of Concept. Proof of concept of cross-chain exchange BTC and ETH. SDKs, Round 2.

Unwriter announced Overpool, an offchain ledger for Bitcoin

Published: 2019-09-25T09:11:15Z 

One follower noted that Overpool sounds a lot like Lightning Network, the second layer solution intended to make BTC transactions a bit faster and ...

Japan: Monex To Pay Bitcoin Dividend To Shareholders With Coincheck Account

Published: 2019-09-25T09:00:00Z 

"Japan's Financial Services Agency is a big proponent of Bitcoin and Lightning Network," Morgan Creek Digital co-founder Anthony Pompliano ...

How Square Crypto aims to spark mass adoption

Published: 2019-09-25T05:09:08Z 

Legions of fans have responded with suggestions for development, most of which revolve around the Lightning Network — of which Dorsey is a keen ...

Op Ed: The Bitcoin Lightning Network Adds a New Set of Accounting Challenges

Published: 2019-09-24T21:29:52Z 

Serving as a second layer on top of Bitcoin, enabling cheap and fast private payments, the Lightning Network has ushered in new businesses, projects ...

Zap Wallet Boasts Easy Fiat to Lightning Access but Does Not Deliver

Published: 2019-09-24T21:22:30Z 

The Zap wallet is a Lightning Network client that enables instant and low fee Bitcoin (BTC) transactions. On Sept. 19, Zap announced a new service ...


Smart Contract News Update

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Moonlight successfully executes LX token smart contract migration

Published: 2019-09-25T23:37:30Z 

At 6:30 pm (UTC -7) on Tuesday, September 24th, Moonlight announced the successful migration of its LX token smart contract on the NEO MainNet.

Ether Price Drop Shakes DAI Stablecoin Peg, Two Collateral Contracts Closed

Published: 2019-09-25T21:56:15Z 

A CDP is a type of loan administered by a smart contract central to the functioning of the DAI stablecoin. While MakerDAO plans to add support for ...

Australia's carbon market needs to be faster and smarter. Blockchain can help

Published: 2019-09-25T20:37:30Z 

The key element of our design was a partially decentralised blockchain, featuring smart contracts of the type described above. A regulator would have ...

DeFi Saver Freezes as Ethereum (ETH) Price Drops

Published: 2019-09-25T20:03:45Z 

The network, still congested by a lottery game smart contract that hogs 59% of all gas, was too congested to allow the transactions for the smart ...

The Smartest Way to Buy Blockchain Stocks

Published: 2019-09-25T17:15:00Z 

In addition, the smart contract (more on this later) aspect allows cryptos to be much more than an exchange of cash, they are an exchange of value.

Five things to know about blockchain and CRE

Published: 2019-09-25T17:03:09Z 

A smart contract is a bundle of code programmed to execute important parts of a blockchain transaction. For example, a smart contract can express a ...

Three Industries Where Blockchain Is Foiling Fraudsters

Published: 2019-09-25T16:18:45Z 

As the smart contract is self-executing and generated from real-world data, it allows insurance companies to separate potentially fraudulent claims ...

The Financial World Of The Future, Part 2

Published: 2019-09-25T16:18:10Z 

You deposit Ether (and pretty soon, other crypto assets as well) in a smart contract. In return, the smart contract credits your account with the equivalent ...

The Most Interesting TRON Takeaways from Justin Sun's Q4 Livestream

Published: 2019-09-25T16:07:22Z 

... (@justinsuntron) provided a community update on September 24 that detailed a number of important developments to the smart contract network.

How Markus Sontheimer, CIO, CDO at DB Schenker, aced the freight forecast & costing game

Published: 2019-09-25T15:33:45Z 

A blockchain system really works when you use smart contracts on top of the blockchain layer. Smart contracts can legally secure the shipment. A lot of ...

GrainChain Signs Agreements with Honduras Coffee Stakeholders to Revolutionize the Coffee ...

Published: 2019-09-25T15:22:30Z 

Since the digital wallet leverages blockchain technology features, the smart contract feature will assure buyers and vendors of proper operational ...

Driving Business Value: Systematically Improve IT - 3-Day Conference (Las Vegas, United States ...

Published: 2019-09-25T14:48:45Z 

... Out for in MSP Contracts; Future Tech Convergence: Robotic Process Automation: Build Your First Bot; Blockchain - Are Smart Contracts Viable?

How Blockchain Is Changing The Game For Social Impact Initiatives

Published: 2019-09-25T13:30:00Z 

I work in smart contracting, which is a blockchain application intended to digitally facilitate or verify the negotiation or execution of a contract.

Global Blockchain Market is Expected to Reach USD 169.5 Billion by 2025

Published: 2019-09-25T12:22:30Z 

Smart contracts arranged over the blockchain network provides for no modification in contract terms and conditions, thus, making it difficult for third ...

BetMatch.io: Transparent Betting on Blockchain

Published: 2019-09-25T12:00:00Z 

BetMatch especially utilizes the smart contract feature of the blockchain to offer a new level of trust between the house and the players. It brings ...

Ontology Signs MoU With APIS To Start a Node Staking Service

Published: 2019-09-25T10:52:30Z 

Ontology is a facilitator for providing high-performance customizable public blockchains, which comprises of distributed ledger and smart contract ...

NEO Joins the .NET Foundation as the First Blockchain Project

Published: 2019-09-25T10:30:00Z 

It aims at kickstarting the development of smart contracts and innovative decentralized applications by incorporating a number of capabilities, including ...

September 25, 2019: Pundi X (NPXS): Up 32.27%

Published: 2019-09-25T10:18:45Z 

The underlying smart contract itself for Pundi X owns 0.02% of the total money supply; over the past week, this amount has not changed.

September 25, 2019: Hydro Protocol (HOT): Down 4.74%; 2nd Straight Down Day

Published: 2019-09-25T10:18:45Z 

For the exchange wallets within the richest 1,000 wallets, their share has grown by -0.05%. Hydro Protocol's smart contract owns approximately 0% of ...

September 25, 2019: Maker (MKR): Up 0.09%; Anomalies In Transfers Added

Published: 2019-09-25T10:18:45Z 

To provide context, we'd rank this token as 14 out of the 33 Ethereum ... As for the Maker's smart contract itself, that owns 0.08% of the total money ...


Proof-of-Work News Update

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Dogecoin Is the Third-Most Resistant to 51% Attacks, After Bitcoin and Ethereum

Published: 2019-09-26T02:15:00Z 

It seems that a memecoin is, unexpectedly, more secure than most other proof-of-work cryptocurrencies. Dogecoin ranks third in cost of conducting a ...

'I still don't even know what I did wrong:' Another Canadian banned from going to US for 5 years

Published: 2019-09-26T01:07:30Z 

Border guards questioned her about her work, her family and her partner. ... such as proof of employment and an un-relinquished foreign residence.".

Blockchain in Government Will Boil Down to Policy, Practice

Published: 2019-09-25T21:33:45Z 

Bitcoin, as well as many other digital currencies, is based on a proof-of-work model, which encourages people to use sheer computational power to ...

What Google's quantum computer means for Bitcoin

Published: 2019-09-25T18:11:15Z 

While the native encryption algorithms used by Bitcoin and other proof-of-work coins are safe for now, the fact is that the rate of advancements in ...

ProgPoW author Kristy-Leigh Minehan resigns as CTO of Core Scientific

Published: 2019-09-25T17:37:30Z 

Programmatic Proof-of-Work (ProgPoW) is a GPU-tuned extension of Ethash that minimizes the efficiency gap available to fixed-function hardware.

Litecoin's Charlie Lee expresses his support for proof-of-work ; claims proof-of-stake is flawed

Published: 2019-09-25T16:30:00Z 

Several people believe that proof-of-work is unfair as the mining rewards keep reducing and if a person enters the scene late, he wouldn't benefit as ...

These places in Cambs are giving free stuff to Thomas Cook employees

Published: 2019-09-25T13:52:30Z 

Employees are asked to provide proof they were employed at Thomas ... Stadium and provide proof of employment to secure their free match ticket.

What is Proof of Burn?

Published: 2019-09-25T13:41:15Z 

While most blockchain arrangements either adopt a Proof of Work (PoW) or a Proof of Stake (PoS) consensus algorithm, the Proof of Burn (PoB) is ...

RockX lowers barrier to entry for digital asset economy

Published: 2019-09-25T12:11:15Z 

... expect to benefit from a forthcoming mobile application, which will offer users a unique Proof-of-Stake (PoS) and Proof-of-Work (PoW) hybrid service ...

What is Proof of Work ?

Published: 2019-09-25T11:37:30Z 

If you solved a really complicated math problem all by yourself, you'd obviously want credit for it. This is the central idea behind "proof of work," the ...

How Many Consensus Algorithms Exist for Blockchain?

Published: 2019-09-25T11:03:45Z 

Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency to bring the term "consensus algorithm", since as we well know, it uses the Proof of Work algorithm (PoW), the ...

Catalyst Network Gets Green Light at Blockchain Live

Published: 2019-09-25T09:11:15Z 

Meeting the needs of business ... collaborative consensus mechanism, which is far more energy efficient than current proof of work-based systems and ...

Ripple Says XRP Use Cases Emerging in Payments, Capital Markets, Content Creation ...

Published: 2019-09-25T08:15:00Z 

In contrast, blockchains based on proof-of-work have different considerations when it comes to attributes such as finality and speed. Those with the ...

Ethereum ProgPoW proponent Kristy-Leigh Minehan steps down citing perceived conflict of interest

Published: 2019-09-25T07:30:00Z 

Programmatic Proof-of-Work aka ProgPoW, the GPU-extension of Ethash, was initially supposed to be a part of the Istanbul hard fork, but was later ...

Litecoin {LTC} scales low as Charlie Shrem interviews LTC creator on "Untold Stories"

Published: 2019-09-25T06:45:00Z 

Litecoin is ranked at #6 to the south of Bitcoin Cash in the market. The trading volume recorded stands at roughly $4.086 billion, while the supply has ...

Redeployment, evidence of my versatility —Keyamo

Published: 2019-09-25T06:45:00Z 

Just been redeployed to the Ministry of Labour and Employment to work with my long-time big brother, H.E, Chris Ngige. Thank you, Mr. President for ...

A lesser known fork of Ethereum {ETH} surges by 200% as a noticeable market slump causes ...

Published: 2019-09-25T06:00:00Z 

At first, the Proof-of-Work protocol was employed, which later changed to a Masternode Proof-of-Stake method. On the other hand, Ethereum [still at ...


Proof-of-Stake News Update

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Telegram to integrate blockchain payments by the end of October – TON

Published: 2019-09-26T05:48:45Z 

According to Decrypt, TON is upcoming Proof-of-Stake network that will be backed by blockchain. This will be integrated into Telegram's 365 million ...

Why Bitcoin's hashrate didn't actually crash 30% yesterday

Published: 2019-09-25T21:33:45Z 

Sunny Aggarwal, researcher at proof-of-stake blockchain platform Cosmos, had a couple of theories for the apparent drop. "Yesterday may have just ...

Blockchain in Government Will Boil Down to Policy, Practice

Published: 2019-09-25T21:33:45Z 

Instead, governmental organizations might be more fond of a "delegated proof-of-stake model," which would give the government in question the ...

Payments and Crypto Platform Unveils New Partners and Public Testnet

Published: 2019-09-25T19:29:48Z 

Staked delivers technical infrastructure that secures 16 proof-of-stake networks, while Allnodes says it has become one of the leading services on the ...

How Telegram quietly snuck its blockchain past regulators

Published: 2019-09-25T18:22:30Z 

All this focus on Libra has diverted attention away from the Telegram Open Network, or TON, Telegram's upcoming Proof-of-Stake network that ...

Litecoin's Charlie Lee expresses his support for proof-of-work; claims proof-of-stake is flawed

Published: 2019-09-25T16:30:00Z 

Bitcoin, despite its price troubles, has been witnessing new all-time highs almost every day, with its hash rate exceeding 100 million TH/s recently.

What is Proof of Burn?

Published: 2019-09-25T13:41:15Z 

While most blockchain arrangements either adopt a Proof of Work (PoW) or a Proof of Stake (PoS) consensus algorithm, the Proof of Burn (PoB) is ...

RockX lowers barrier to entry for digital asset economy

Published: 2019-09-25T12:11:15Z 

... expect to benefit from a forthcoming mobile application, which will offer users a unique Proof-of-Stake (PoS) and Proof-of-Work (PoW) hybrid service ...

Vitae (VITAE) Market Capitalization Achieves $88.64 Million

Published: 2019-09-25T11:26:15Z 

Vitae is a proof-of-stake (PoS) coin that uses the Quark hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was June 9th, 2018. Vitae's total supply is 66,320,035 coins ...

Universe (UNI) Achieves Market Capitalization of $280410.00

Published: 2019-09-25T11:26:15Z 

Universe (CURRENCY:UNI) traded down 13.1% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 7:00 AM Eastern on September 25th. During ...

How Many Consensus Algorithms Exist for Blockchain?

Published: 2019-09-25T11:03:45Z 

Instead of having the miners prove that each and every one of the transactions is legitimate, the Proof of Stake or Proof of Participation requires that a ...

Announcing the SWYFT Network: Accelerating the Development of Mobile Technologies Through ...

Published: 2019-09-25T10:18:45Z 

The SWYFT Network was formed through the merger of two established Proof of Stake Crypto and Blockchain-based projects, SWYFT (SATC) and ...

Litecoin {LTC} scales low as Charlie Shrem interviews LTC creator on "Untold Stories"

Published: 2019-09-25T06:45:00Z 

Litecoin is ranked at #6 to the south of Bitcoin Cash in the market. The trading volume recorded stands at roughly $4.086 billion, while the supply has ...

Zealium (NZL) Price Hits $0.0019 on Top Exchanges

Published: 2019-09-24T14:48:45Z 

Zealium (CRYPTO:NZL) is a proof-of-stake (PoS) coin that uses the PoS hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was March 12th, 2018. Zealium's total ...

Shekel (JEW) Market Capitalization Achieves $25958.00

Published: 2019-09-24T11:25:32Z 

Shekel (CRYPTO:JEW) is a proof-of-stake (PoS) coin that uses the Quark hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was November 24th, 2017. Shekel's total ...


Blockchain News Update

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'A single source of truth is key': Inside Unilever's plan for blockchain

Published: 2019-09-26T04:07:30Z 

Despite a great deal of hype, blockchain hasn't lived up to its promise to shed light on a murky advertising economy. At Unilever, however, blockchain ...

DOD Blockchain Use Could Benefit Contractors If Expanded

Published: 2019-09-25T23:26:15Z 

Law360 (September 25, 2019, 7:31 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense has begun experimenting with blockchain for cybersecurity purposes, ...

How Blockchain Will Change Companies: Q&A With Blockchain Expert Marta Belcher

Published: 2019-09-25T23:15:00Z 

I turned to attorney Marta Belcher—a pioneer in the area of blockchain law—to demystify cryptocurrency and to share her insights on the implications ...

Crypto News: Mastercard Announces New Blockchain Payment System, Square Hires More Bitcoin ...

Published: 2019-09-25T21:56:15Z 

Can blockchain technology disrupt the global payments system? Does Bitcoin represent the future of money? And if so, how can we position ourselves ...

Canadian Spending on Blockchain Solutions to Exceed C$800 Million by 2023, According to IDC ...

Published: 2019-09-25T21:52:30Z 

TORONTO, Ontario., Sep 25, 2019 – Canadian businesses are projected to spend over C$800 million on blockchain solutions by 2023, according to a ...

Blockchain in Government Will Boil Down to Policy, Practice

Published: 2019-09-25T21:33:45Z 

In Uganda, the government is attempting to use blockchain to identify and track counterfeit drugs. In China, there's an effort to create a "blockchain ...

How the Art Market Can be Revolutionized by Blockchain Technology

Published: 2019-09-25T21:11:15Z 

Blockchain technology was first introduced as a solution for ultimately eroding and hijacking the power that financial institutions like banks had over ...

How blockchain can track conflict minerals

Published: 2019-09-25T21:11:15Z 

Blockchain, a form of immutable distributed ledger technology that uses consensus protocols to validate online transactions, is most often associated ...

Blockchain -related energy applications crystalizing around power market opportunities

Published: 2019-09-25T21:00:00Z 

New York — With the technology having gone through the hype cycle, energy market applications for blockchain are emerging as power markets ...

Lloyds Bank Partners With Blockchain Platform to Streamline Trade Finance

Published: 2019-09-25T20:48:45Z 

The Komgo platform relies on blockchain technology to optimize financing processes, fight fraud and increase trade efficiencies. The platform is ...

Australia's carbon market needs to be faster and smarter. Blockchain can help

Published: 2019-09-25T20:37:30Z 

Blockchain is an emerging technology that promises to transform how individuals, industry, and government operate. The current Australian carbon ...

US consumers are ready to use blockchain tokens, says KPMG study

Published: 2019-09-25T20:37:30Z 

The results are a bit surprising, given that only about one-third of KPMG's own customers say they are familiar with blockchain technology, according ...

Smartmo Brings Blockchain To Swiss Bicyclists

Published: 2019-09-25T20:26:15Z 

This week, a company called smartmo launched a blockchain and IoT-powered bicycle parking solution. Commuters at the main railway station in ...

Meet the 6 startups in Oregon's blockchain accelerator

Published: 2019-09-25T20:03:45Z 

Blockchain is a decentralized public ledger that lists transactions, or blocks, across a network of computers. The blocks are created using cryptography ...

Facebook's David Marcus Advocates for Blockchain -Based Payment Networks

Published: 2019-09-25T18:56:15Z 

David Marcus, the head of Calibra at Facebook, has set forth arguments in favor of blockchain-based payment networks. In a Sept. 25 blog post ...

How Telegram quietly snuck its blockchain past regulators

Published: 2019-09-25T18:22:30Z 

Regulators are furious with Facebook's Libra. Congress has drafted bills to ban it, the French Finance Minister blocked the "development of Libra on ...

Vodafone litters London with blockchain tokens in new augmented reality game

Published: 2019-09-25T17:25:59Z 

Vodafone is running an augmented reality (AR) game across London as part of a promotional Apple giveaway, and it's powered by blockchain ...

The Smartest Way to Buy Blockchain Stocks

Published: 2019-09-25T17:15:00Z 

The general public finally came to know cryptocurrency during its latest boom cycle in December 2017. Bitcoin prices had surged from under $2,000 in ...

Five things to know about blockchain and CRE

Published: 2019-09-25T17:03:09Z 

Blockchain technology is making headlines—and it isn't just hype. With the potential to digitize and accelerate the CRE investment process, ...

Modex launches new enterprise platform to simplify blockchain development

Published: 2019-09-25T16:41:15Z 

Modex has announced the launch of an enterprise-focused blockchain platform. The Blockchain Database Platform (BCDB) aims to help enterprises ...