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Soft Fork News Update

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Ethereum Hard Fork Update Part 1

Published: 2019-05-31T10:01:39Z 

There is an alternative to a hard fork, also known as a soft fork this provides a less intense method for upgrade - sometimes though the need for a hard ...


Lightning Network News Update

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Op Ed: Debunking Bitcoin Myths, The 'Intrinsic Value' Fallacy

Published: 2019-05-30T20:41:47Z 

This is not to say payments are not important (Bitcoin has its own secondary payments network known as the Lightning Network), but rather, the ...

Bitcoin Is Weirdly Similar to an Oil Tanker – Expert Explains Why

Published: 2019-05-30T19:30:00Z 

Even the simple act of opening a Lightning Network channel will be cost-prohibitive and potentially slow once the network user base climbs into the ...

Cryptocurrency stats & trends (May 30, 2019): search terms, markets, transactions, mining, etc

Published: 2019-05-30T15:45:00Z 

Statistics and analysis for cryptocurrency markets, bitcoin price and dominance, adoption of blockchain technologies, lightning network development, ...

Fold Sells 2500 Lightning Pizzas, Aims to Onboard 500 Retailers

Published: 2019-05-30T14:15:00Z 

The U.S.-based crypto payments startup Fold, also known for its Lighting Pizza, ... Also, in the next few weeks, Fold aims to add the lightning network ...

Bitcoin Diamond, Bitcoin Gold, Waltonchain and THETA Top the Crypto Charts; Coins in Total Up ...

Published: 2019-05-30T12:45:00Z 

Over the past day, the top performing coin out of the 133 coins we are tracking was Bitcoin Diamond, which offered a day-over-day return 52.53%.

Daily Ethereum (ETH) Transactions Are Approaching 1 Million

Published: 2019-05-30T11:48:45Z 

Meanwhile, the Bitcoin Lightning Network, which is also considered a part of the evolving DeFi ecosystem, has seen a sharp rise in the number of ...

Mphasis, Bitfury to accelerate digital transformation in global trade

Published: 2019-05-30T11:48:45Z 

... procure-to-pay networks, distribution platforms and trade finance consortia. ... Blockchain, and an open-source Lightning Network, LightningPeach.

Virgin Media UK Appoints Regional Director for Northern Ireland

Published: 2019-05-30T11:26:15Z 

... today appointed Seamus McCorry to be the Regional Director for its on-going Project Lightning network expansion programme in Northern Ireland.

Crypto summer in Berlin: This year's UNCHAIN Convention arranges celebration days with high ...

Published: 2019-05-30T10:52:30Z 

The Lightning Network's privacy features the future of crypto wallets, fiat money into blockchain solutions and a number of other issues to be discussed ...

Neural Network -based Smart Lightning Warning System

Published: 2019-05-30T10:41:15Z 

Researchers from Korea Maritime and Ocean University developed an intelligent lightning warning system based on an electromagnetic field and the ...

What happens to privacy in the cashless world?

Published: 2019-05-30T10:18:45Z 

... WeChat, Visa, PayPal and others. A bit more privacy is available on fast systems like bitcoin and Lightning Network. Offering better privacy but poor ...

How Far Is A Trillion Dollar Market Cap For The Crypto Industry?

Published: 2019-05-30T09:22:30Z 

For the market cap to scale up, these networks need to have the capacity to ... That's why the Bitcoin network now has the Lightning Network and the ...

Bitrefill Opens First 1 BTC Public Channel on Bitcoin Lightning Network

Published: 2019-05-30T06:56:15Z 

The Lightning Network is a layer 2 protocol for Bitcoin transactions that are meant to reduce the traffic of on-chain transactions and bring scalability to ...

Crypto Pessimist: Bitcoin Will Likely Go Down To $500 And Get Overtaken By A New Technology

Published: 2019-05-30T05:48:45Z 

Another user mentioned the Lightning Network and SegWit as some of the developments that have brought Bitcoin up to par with the rest. A Bitcoin ...

Bitrefill and ACINQ open the first 1 BTC Lightning Network channel

Published: 2019-05-29T16:52:30Z 

We are strong believers that the Lightning Network is a big part of Bitcoin's future and are happy to have people that are willing to be reckless with us!


Hard Fork News Update

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Wide range of local food, drink on display at Lakeshore Fork Fest

Published: 2019-05-31T01:07:30Z 

Alex Knaisel was pouring an array of hard ciders to Fork Fest attendees. She is one of about five employees at the family-owned company.

Ethereum Classic Devs Delay 'Atlantis' Hard Fork

Published: 2019-05-30T23:01:38Z 

Working through a set of 10 proposals to be implemented in the Ethereum Classic protocol, the network's developer team did not reach consensus, ...

Ethereum Classic May Delay Upcoming Hard Fork 'Atlantis'

Published: 2019-05-30T20:36:52Z 

In fact, Atlantis is the first of two protocol upgrades or hard forks aimed at incorporating the EIPs that have already been activated on ethereum in ...

What Is Bitcoin Cash and What Does it Mean in 2019?

Published: 2019-05-30T17:03:45Z 

Prior to the Bitcoin miners' hard-fork split from traditional Bitcoin in August 2017, you may have owned Bitcoins. That matters, as any Bitcoins owned ...

Craig Wright Looks To Leverage The Legal System By Targeting Peter McCormack And Roger Ver

Published: 2019-05-30T16:18:45Z 

According to the article which seemed to favor BSV, Ver changed his opinion of Wright after the hard fork that occurred in November of last year.

Fake News Within Chinese Social Media Circles Pumped Bitcoin SV

Published: 2019-05-30T12:11:15Z 

... Wright is the antagonist behind the "hash war" between proponents of Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin "Satoshi's Vision" during last year's BCH hard fork.

Bitcoin SV Surges 70% After Scammers Claim Its Creator Proved to Be Satoshi Nakamoto

Published: 2019-05-30T10:18:45Z 

Scammers have recently managed to trick retail Chinese investors into pouring money into Bitcoin Satoshi's Vision (BSV) over a fake publication that ...

Ultimate guide to Bitcoin Gold

Published: 2019-05-30T10:07:30Z 

However, the advantage of the hard fork is that BTC holders receive an equivalent amount of BTG. Therefore, the BTG to BTC ratio would be 1:1.

Bytecoin Follows Up Hard Fork with Early Hardware Wallet Support

Published: 2019-05-30T09:11:15Z 

Fresh off the heels of their recent hardfork, the Bytecoin Team has published a protocol which its users can follow to manually make hardware wallet ...

Bitcoin SV Price Gains 44% Today, But Was It Due to Fake News Involving Satoshi?

Published: 2019-05-29T20:48:10Z 

Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (SV), the token created by a hard fork of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network last November is always controversial. What happened ...


Consensus Algorithm News Update

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Cosmos (ATOM) Price Just Went Stratospheric With 28% Gains

Published: 2019-05-31T04:30:00Z 

Each zone is protected from malicious actors by the consensus algorithm of the project's proprietary Tendermint Core software. The goal is to provide ...

Ethereum Price Shows Good Growth Hitting Highest Level Since September - Is it Bullish on ...

Published: 2019-05-31T02:03:45Z 

Ethereum is looking at changing its entire consensus algorithm from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake in a bif to improve its performance and make it a ...

At Last: Telegram Launches a TON Test Client

Published: 2019-05-30T16:18:45Z 

... that the TON virtual machine and the TON … Byzantine consensus algorithm are capable of meeting the goals stated in the original white paper.".

The Consensus Hits Market Cap of $6.09 Million (CRYPTO:SEN)

Published: 2019-05-30T15:22:30Z 

Consensus has a total market cap of $6.09 million and $55,776.00 worth of ... (SEN) is a PoW/PoS token that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm.

Structured Algorithm to Optimize Relapse Management in Multiple Sclerosis

Published: 2019-05-30T15:00:00Z 

The available management options vary in terms of safety, efficacy, cost, and tolerability, however, no consensus statements exist to guide clinicians in ...

Fusion and Everstake Partner to Create Opportunities for Non-Technical Investors

Published: 2019-05-30T13:52:30Z 

PoS is a type of consensus algorithm by which a cryptocurrency blockchain network aims to achieve distributed consensus. In PoS-based ...

The SOILcoin (SOIL) Price Reaches $0.0045 on Major Exchanges

Published: 2019-05-30T12:13:22Z 

Dagger was creted by Vitalik Buterin and it's a GPU-Friendly, Memory intensive, ASIC-proof consensus algorithm. " SOILcoin Coin Trading. SOILcoin ...

Altcoin News: NEO Mainnet Upgrade Goes Live on June 3

Published: 2019-05-30T12:05:05Z 

For the uninitiated, the Delegated Byzantine Fault Tolerance consensus algorithm comes with some proof-of-stake (PoS) features which protect the ...

Consensus Hits Market Cap of $2.63 Million (SEN)

Published: 2019-05-30T12:00:00Z 

Consensus (CURRENCY:SEN) traded 1.3% lower against the dollar during the ... Consensus has a total market cap of $2.63 million and approximately ... (CRYPTO:SEN) is a PoW/PoS token that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm.

Salesforce Breaks the MarTech Ceiling; Dashes Ahead with New Blockchain CRM

Published: 2019-05-30T09:33:17Z 

This Blockchain framework includes a novel consensus algorithm, Proof of Elapsed Time (PoET), which targets largely distributed validator ...

ICO Week: List of ICOs To Watch

Published: 2019-05-30T08:48:45Z 

On the platform is Trustchain, a proprietary consensus algorithm based on machine learning based on multi-DAG (directed acyclic graph) data ...


Proof-of-Work News Update

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DubaiCoin (DBIX) Reaches 24-Hour Volume of $1788.00

Published: 2019-05-31T03:45:00Z 

DBIX is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Proof of Stake hashing algorithm. DubaiCoin's total supply is 4,263,172 coins. DubaiCoin's official ...

BBB Tip: Preparing for and Recovering from Flooding

Published: 2019-05-31T02:37:30Z 

Ask for proof of liability, workers compensation, and licensing – Verify the contractor has the correct license to do work in your state. This protects you ...

Tezos activates upgrade dubbed "Athens A"

Published: 2019-05-31T02:37:30Z 

Similar to miners on a proof-of-work blockchain, bakers handle responsibilities such as verifying transactions and creating new blocks. Increase the ...

Ethereum Price Shows Good Growth Hitting Highest Level Since September - Is it Bullish on ...

Published: 2019-05-31T02:03:45Z 

Ethereum is looking at changing its entire consensus algorithm from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake in a bif to improve its performance and make it a ...

Namecoin Hits Market Cap of $6.25 Million (NMC)

Published: 2019-05-31T01:41:15Z 

Namecoin (CRYPTO:NMC) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the SHA-256 hashing algorithm. It launched on April 18th, 2011. Namecoin's total ...

Is FedCoin, a US Government-issued cryptocurrency, feasible?

Published: 2019-05-31T01:30:00Z 

The paper notes that a FedCoin blockchain could run on a Proof of Work (PoW) system, but this makes little sense and imposes needless costs on the ...

IOTA Kills Its Centralization – What's Next For Investors?

Published: 2019-05-30T21:22:30Z 

Perhaps what's most exciting about IOTA is that it offers no transaction fees due to its low difficulty Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus mechanism and ...

Vertcoin (VTC) Hits 24 Hour Volume of $509420.00

Published: 2019-05-30T20:26:15Z 

Vertcoin (CRYPTO:VTC) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Lyra2RE hashing algorithm. It launched on January 8th, 2014. Vertcoin's total ...

How Masternodes Can Be The Next Step In Blockchain Evolution

Published: 2019-05-30T19:40:42Z 

The advent of blockchain technology and its inherent flagship cryptocurrencies bedazzled the digital world barely more than a decade ago.

DigitalNote Price Reaches $0.0016 on Major Exchanges (XDN)

Published: 2019-05-30T18:33:45Z 

DigitalNote (CRYPTO:XDN) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Cryptonight hashing algorithm. It was first traded on May 30th, 2014.

Linear CCDs Make For Better Cameras

Published: 2019-05-30T18:31:08Z 

The linear CCD used in this project works something like an analog shift register. ... It's a proof of concept rendered in a 2000 x 3000 grayscale bitmap.

Summary of quotes from Da Hongfei Consensus NYC interviews

Published: 2019-05-30T18:11:14Z 

As an example, Hongfei cited Ethereum's upcoming transition to a new Proof of Stake consensus model, away from its existing Proof of Work model.

Whats the Value Proposition behind Cryptocurrency?

Published: 2019-05-30T17:37:30Z 

... some implementations this isn't true: for currencies that require 'proof of work' like Bitcoin a fee is typical; 2) Reducing costs by reducing settlement: ...

BitShares Tops 1-Day Trading Volume of $12.05 Million (BTS)

Published: 2019-05-30T17:03:45Z 

DPOS attempts to solve the problems of both Bitcoin's traditional Proof of Work system, and the Proof of Stake system of Peercoin and NXT.

Pooled Dash Masternode Services Claim 500+ Users, Shifting Network Decentralization Stats

Published: 2019-05-30T16:52:30Z 

Dash utilizes a more decentralized security model than pure proof-of-work mining coins. Dash recently released version 0.14 which includes ...

Litecoin (LTC) Reaches One Day Volume of $4.80 Billion

Published: 2019-05-30T16:07:30Z 

Litecoin is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. Its launch date was October 13th, 2011. Litecoin's total supply is ...

Fusion and Everstake Partner to Create Opportunities for Non-Technical Investors

Published: 2019-05-30T13:52:30Z 

In contrast, the algorithm of proof-of-work-based cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, uses mining; that is, the solving of computationally intensive puzzles ...

Terracoin Price Hits $0.0291 (TRC)

Published: 2019-05-30T13:41:15Z 

Terracoin (CRYPTO:TRC) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the SHA-256 hashing algorithm. Its launch date was October 26th, 2012. Terracoin's ...

5 Obstacles Enterprises face during the adoption of Blockchain

Published: 2019-05-30T13:30:00Z 

In order to validate transactions, blockchain technology requires a proof-of-work. Not only this, but it also requires computation to resolve complex ...

6 Reasons Bitcoin Has Nearly Tripled in 6 Months

Published: 2019-05-30T11:48:45Z 

In the case of bitcoin, its transactions are validated via the proof-of-work model, whereby high-powered computers solve complex equations to proof ...


Blockchain News Update

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What to Expect at the SEC's Blockchain Forum on Friday

Published: 2019-05-31T03:56:15Z 

At a fraught moment for government-industry relations, U.S. regulators and cryptocurrency insiders are sitting down for a meeting. The Securities and ...

ARK Launches the ARK Deployer: Enabling Anyone to Create a Blockchain in 3 Simple Steps

Published: 2019-05-31T03:22:30Z 

The ARK Deployer enables everyone, from seasoned developers to enthusiastic users, to easily create and customize their own blockchain in minutes ...

Blockchain Foundry Appoints Christopher Marsh as President

Published: 2019-05-31T02:15:00Z 

F)(BLFDF), a leading North American blockchain development firm, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Christopher Marsh as President of ...

Irish University to Offer Blockchain Master's Degree Following New Partnership

Published: 2019-05-31T00:11:15Z 

Dublin City University has partnered with tech company network Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet to create the country's first master's program in ...

Blockchain . Are we asking the wrong question?

Published: 2019-05-31T00:04:56Z 

Blockchain has huge potential. Today, more than 2000 start-ups are working on blockchain related projects and services. So, what is the right ...

Salesforce launches blockchain channel

Published: 2019-05-30T22:52:30Z 

At its fourth annual TrailheaDX developer conference, Salesforce announced its new low-code platform called Salesforce Blockchain that enables ...

State Farm and USAA Test Blockchain Platform for Insurance Claims Process

Published: 2019-05-30T22:40:52Z 

United States insurance giant State Farm and military-affiliated bank United Services Automobile Association (USAA) are testing a blockchain-based ...

US Ivy League University Rolls Out Online Course in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Published: 2019-05-30T21:22:30Z 

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has introduced an online program on financial technologies, including digital currencies, ...

Get educated on blockchain : How the technology may influence clinical trials, data sharing, EHRs

Published: 2019-05-30T21:00:00Z 

Among all the areas in healthcare blockchain can be leveraged, the pharmaceutical industry has seen the most blockchain use. Pharma companies ...

State Farm, USAA to Pay Each Other Insurance Claims on Blockchain by 2020

Published: 2019-05-30T20:59:14Z 

U.S. insurance giants State Farm and USAA have entered advanced testing of a blockchain to automate the time-consuming and paper-heavy ...

Leveraging the Transformative Potential of Blockchain Technology

Published: 2019-05-30T20:15:00Z 

Having created a real estate application that allows buyers and sellers to transact deals over a blockchain-based network, it was an obvious choice for ...

EU report signposts route to blockchain ID verification

Published: 2019-05-30T19:41:15Z 

Moving to a new model of digital identity: EU report highlights the potential of blockchain as an ID verification tool (Image courtesy: ...

Salesforce launches Blockchain platform for user-managed, authenticated document sharing

Published: 2019-05-30T18:33:45Z 

Blockchain technology took a huge step toward broad acceptance in the marketing community with the announcement Wednesday that Salesforce is ...

Trailblazing a Path for Blockchain

Published: 2019-05-30T18:22:30Z 

The early news out of this week's Salesforce TrailheaDX conference at San Francisco's Moscone Center has focused on blockchain. Many of us think ...

Arizona State University tests Salesforce's blockchain to track records

Published: 2019-05-30T17:26:06Z 

The solution, known as Salesforce Blockchain, is designed to improve client relations management. Salesforce created the solution to allow users to ...

Quest Diagnostics explores blockchain as a way to improve data quality and sharing

Published: 2019-05-30T16:41:15Z 

Blockchain holds much promise for improving data privacy, integrity, and quality, although a lot of companies are taking a wait-and-see approach to ...

Onshore Blockchain Data Center Has the "Secret Sauce": Consistent Growth Using Sale ...

Published: 2019-05-30T16:41:15Z 

She said, 'With everyone trying to figure out blockchain, cryptocurrency, and this new financial technology – I guess you guys found the secret sauce!

Blockchain Credit Partners (BCP) Launches World's First Tokenized High-Yield Private Credit Fund

Published: 2019-05-30T16:18:45Z 

Blockchain Credit Partners (BCP), www.BlockchainCreditPartners.com, announced today the launch of the world's first Tokenized High-Yield Private ...

Salesforce Now Enters the Blockchain Game

Published: 2019-05-30T16:07:30Z 

As we move through 2019, more and more companies are delving into blockchain technology, including firms like Ernst & Young, Microsoft, Amazon, ...

Blockchain settlement solution trials proved expensive and slow, Bundesbank president says

Published: 2019-05-30T15:45:00Z 

The Bundesbank and Deutsche Boerse ran a trial project using blockchain technology, and its conclusions are not optimistic, Bloomberg writes.


Permissioned Blockchains News Update

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United States: Understanding Blockchain - What Is The Difference Between Public, Permissioned ...

Published: 2019-05-08T21:56:15Z 

Susan and Dario cover public, private, and permissioned blockchains and how the objectives of a given project might determine which structure is ...

Blockchain In Healthcare Market Emerging Trends, Demands and New Technology Outlook 2019 ...

Published: 2019-05-08T18:33:45Z 

Segmentation by product type: Public Blockchain. Private Blockchain. Permissioned Blockchain. Segmentation by application: Financial Services.


Hyperledger News Update

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Salesforce Launches its own Blockchain Platform Which can be Used by Non-Coders

Published: 2019-05-31T05:26:15Z 

Named Salesforce Blockchain, the new blockchain channel is built on Hyperledger Sawtooth, an open source modular platform for designing, ...

Salesforce launches Hyperledger -based blockchain platform

Published: 2019-05-31T04:41:15Z 

The platform is based on the firm's application builder Salesforce Lightning and open source blockchain technology by Hyperledger. Salesforce ...

Arizona State University tests Salesforce's blockchain to track records

Published: 2019-05-30T17:26:06Z 

Salesforce released its first blockchain solution May 29 that is built on the Hyperledger Sawtooth platform, according to CoinDesk. The solution, known ...

Salesforce Unveils New Hyperledger -Based Platform To Help Companies Explore Blockchain ...

Published: 2019-05-30T16:52:30Z 

Salesforce Blockchain is built using the firm's native application builder called Salesforce Lightning and is also based on Hyperledger's open-source ...

Salesforce Launches Debut Blockchain Product for Business

Published: 2019-05-30T10:30:00Z 

On May 29, Salesforce revealed its local blockchain solution developed on the Hyperledger Sawtooth platform. The company's executives made this ...

Salesforce Breaks the MarTech Ceiling; Dashes Ahead with New Blockchain CRM

Published: 2019-05-30T09:33:17Z 

This new Marketing Technology is developed in partnership with the open source Blockchain technology provider, Hyperledger. The MarTech leader ...

Salesforce Launches Its Very Own Hyperledger -Based Blockchain Platform

Published: 2019-05-30T07:41:15Z 

Dubbed as Salesforce Blockchain, it is the firm's own application builder Salesforce Lightning and open source blockchain technology by Hyperledger ...

Salesforce announces Hyperledger Sawtooth-based blockchain platform

Published: 2019-05-30T05:15:00Z 

Cloud software giant Salesforce has announced its own blockchain platform built on the Hyperledger Sawtooth platform, the company announced at ...