Contentos (COS) announced to join Binance Chain! New dApp “COS.tv” will also go live this week. “We warmly welcome Contentos community as part of our initiative to assist Binance Chain to reach mass adoption by the general public.” – CZ (Changpeng Zhao), CEO of Binance As a public blockchain project with a mass of believers in the Asia Pacific market, Contentos has, in the first half of 2019, gradually demonstrated the strength of a cutting-edge project in the public blockchain technology R&D and progress of building global ecology. In the future, Contentos will support the transactions and interactions of over
Despite a plethora of sometimes unclear regulations and restrictions, large businesses and banks in India are still embracing cryptocurrency — or at least some of the technology that underpins it — as a more reliable way to reconcile accounts, make payments, keep proper records, and manage internal funds. According to a report in the India Times, a
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A startup in San Francisco that is funded by Coinbase Ventures and UC Berkeley’s House Fund has revealed the launch of a Plasma Cash feature to be integrated on Ethereum’s Rinkeby testnet and a side chain.
As reported by Trust Nodes, the co-founder and CEO of Elph, Ritik Malhotra stated:
“By moving transactions and smart contracts onto a Layer 2 environment using the power of Plasma architecture, Elph can help Ethereum dApp developers scale, secure and speed up their applications, opening up the potential of what can be accomplished on the blockchain.”
It is evident the current cryptocurrency momentum will make this Wednesday anything but pleasant to enjoy. More specifically, there is so much red across the charts, it becomes easy to overlook the coins going in the green. One of those coins is Aeternity, a cryptocurrency which many people tend to overlook.
Aeternity Price is on a Tear
Even though Bitcoin’s negative price momentum usually drags all altcoins with it, Aeternity shows things can be done differently. This particular altcoin notes some of the strongest gains in the top 100, despite not being a low-cap altcoin by any means. With its total valuation of nearly $ 286m, Aeternity has grown quietly behind the scenes without attracting a lot of attention.
In September, Vitalik Buterin, the co-creator of Ethereum (ETH), stated that the Ethereum blockchain network could scale to 500 transactions per second using ZK-SNARKS, the base technology of privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcash. This week, Ethereum researchers Barry Whitehat, Alex Gluchowski, Harry R, Yondon Fu and Philippe Castonguay introduced a solution called snark-based side chain, which could
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Opera (OPRA), a browser built on the Blink engine and growing competitor of Google Chrome, announced this week that it has partnered with Ledger Capital, a blockchain and cryptocurrency research and investment firm, to explore the development of decentralized applications (dApps) for the Opera browser platform. According to the announcement, Opera plans to develop an array of applications on […]
The privately run UK port operator, Associated British Ports (ABP), has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with freight forwarder Marine Transport International to explore a blockchain technology application aimed at improving connectivity at the 21 ports it runs. The MOU will see ABP try out a blockchain solution developed by MTI, thereby helping ease one
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Blockchain technology is making its way into the agendas of the most important financial institutions worldwide, and Frankfurt-based Deutsche Börse is the latest to consider its potential, as reports say the institution has put together a team of 24 experts to evaluate it.
At the cutting edge of financial innovation
This team, ‘DLT, Crypto Assets, and New Market Structures’ is led by Jens Hackmeister, former Chief of Staff for Börse’s CEO, who will be working with deputy Eric Leupold and 22 other experts.
A data analysis project owned by Google called BigQuery have built a system that allows users to fully explore all historical data on the Ethereum blockchain. They have developed this new platform to help compliment the imagination captured by the Ethereum blockchain of technology and finance enthusiasts worldwide. Granted, the BigQuery data isn’t groundbreaking, though it is a creative application and one that could help to allow new users begin to understand, in more detail, how the Ethereum blockchain works.
In less than a year, eight months to be exact, Matt Aaron and his team have grown the Bitcoin.com Podcast Network (BPN) by 100 episodes. Covering everything from blockchain innovation and hype to the week’s hottest crypto news, all the while highlighting the ecosystem’s most interesting personalities, now BPN is expanding into Latin America with a Spanish language broadcast. It’s easily the most comprehensive way to get giant helpings of Bitcoin ear candy.
Russia, they are on the fence about cryptocurrencies, but when it comes to blockchain technology, authorities and services over there see blockchain as a favourable innovation. Latest reports from Russia suggest that the Russian State Pension Fund (PFR), a social service within Russia, are set to start working with blockchain technologies in order to make the most of smart contracts, to issue employment contracts between employers and new employees.
According to Cointelegraph, this new project plans to:
“Introduce smart contracts to be used as employment contracts between employers and employees.
The Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten (CBCS) has announced a partnership with blockchain technology firm Bitt aimed at exploring the issuance of a digital currency for Curacao and Sint Maarten island nations. Per the chief executive of Bitt, Rawdon Adams, a digital currency will be especially relevant to the two countries, which are
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Private companies, as well as national and local governments, have all caught media attention for announcing some kind of investigation or at least interest in the blockchain. Of course, one of the most notorious examples of this was Long Island Iced Tea Corporation’s pivot to Long Island Blockchain Corporation.
On February 28, 2018, the Kenyan government announced it will appoint a task force to explore the use of distributed ledger technology and artificial intelligence over the course of a three-month tenure. Led by Dr. Bitange Ndemo, the 11-member task force has three months to produce a road map that will detail how these technologies can be applied at a local level. The task force includes Steve Chege, Safaricom’s head of corporate affairs, John Gitou, Michael Onyango, Dr. Charity Wayua, Fred Michuki and Juliana Rotich, a serial tech entrepreneur who co-founded BRCK and Ushahidi.
An eclipse attack is a network-level attack on a blockchain, where an attacker essentially takes control of the peer-to-peer network, obscuring a node’s view of the blockchain.
In a new paper titled “Low-Resource Eclipse Attacks on Ethereum’s Peer-to-Peer Network,” Sharon Goldberg, an associate professor at Boston University; Ethan Heilman, a Ph.D. candidate at Boston University; and Yuval Marcus, a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh, describe a way to carry out an eclipse attack on the Ethereum network.
(The researchers disclosed their attacks to Ethereum on January 9, 2018, and Ethereum developers have already issued a patch — Geth v1.8.1 — to fix the network.)