Brave Software, the company behind the Brave browser and Basic Attention Token (BAT), has revealed SpeedReader, a new reader mode planned for next year that will improve performance and page loading speeds. SpeedReader is our new approach to reader mode, coming next year to the @brave browser. Beyond making pages more pleasant to read, it will […]
The main architect behind the EOS.IO platform, Block.One has revealed a new video game in the aim that it will increase the number of EOS developers actively working on the network?
There are many different paths to choose from, to improve cryptocurrency usability. Lately, I’ve been focused on project tokenomics as I have a feeling that better rewards distribution is the way forward. For instance, traditional exchanges do not provide enough rewards to users; a few exceptions are Binance, Coss, or ABCC. I especially like the last one
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San Francisco-based cryptocurrency giant Coinbase is set on improving the process of sending Bitcoin from their wallet system to external addresses, largely considered one of the most frustrating components of any digital currency transaction, especially when networks experience heavy loads. To address this issue, Coinbase’s engineering team has begun to roll out a well-established protocol called child […]
San Francisco, Calif.-based Veem announced on Wednesday the raising of $ 25 million in growth funding led by an impressive list of companies, including Goldman Sachs (lead investor), GV (formerly Google Ventures), Silicon Valley Bank, Kleiner Perkins, Pantera Capital and others. The money adds to $ 26 million that Veem raised in Series B in March 2017, according to Sept. 26 company blog.
The blockchain firm was founded in 2014 and is seeing skyrocketing growth.
In an attempt to halt the exodus of financial innovation, Switzerland has reportedly made it easier for companies working in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space to open corporate bank accounts. According to a recent report by Reuters, the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) issued guidelines on Friday to banks who may want to do business with […]
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Ripple XRP and Stellar XLM are currency exchange and remittance networks. By using a common ledger that is managed by an independent network of validation servers that constantly check transaction records, these exchanges don’t rely on the heavy computer processing power and energy that systems like Bitcoin do. Ripple XRP uses a using a HashTree system, whereas Stellar XLM works on the blockchain system. As such, they have the potential to significantly improve a number of services:
Syscoin (SYS), a cryptocurrency project that features the world’s first wallet with an integrated decentralized marketplace, announced this week that it has released Syscoin 3.1.0 Core, a mandatory update that brings a number of optimizations, including an improved reward system for masternodes. Faster transactions, more masternode rewards and optimizations! #Syscoin 3.1 MANDATORY UPGRADE now available https://t.co/SHldm7CKpR$ SYS #blockchain […]
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Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will dramatically increase the effectiveness of the financial industry. Bitcoin is an efficient alternative in countries with unstable economies, according to a study recently published by Infiniti Research.
Cryptocurrencies Impact the Financial Industry
The rate at which research reports about Bitcoin 00 and other cryptocurrencies are being published is increasing. The latest piece of research comes from Infiniti Research, a provider of market intelligence, entitled “Top 4 Types of Digital Currency and Their Impact on The Financial Industry.”
Cyber theft and eavesdropping are common problems in today’s connected world. But innovations in blockchain-powered phone security could make it that much harder for criminals to hack our mobile devices.
The blockchain is viewed as a decentralized database but its disruptive applications now include protecting our digital identities and securing data. Mobile is indispensable to our busy lives. However, smartphones aren’t just communication gadgets anymore. They’ve become powerful digital wallets that store our bank info, credit card numbers and bitcoin passphrases. Thus, a hacked phone can be comparable to getting robbed and losing your IDs and money.
FPT Software, a global software and technology company headquartered in Vietnam, and Factom, a Blockchain-as-a-Service company from Austin, TX, have announced a strategic global partnership. The two companies have recognized an opportunity to enhance their digital and product engineering services to include blockchain integrations.
The Factom Harmony platforms create an immutable audit record of activities, data, events and decisions. Factom’s blockchain solutions and take advantage of a distributed mechanism to preserve data, files and digital records, making them verifiable and independently auditable.
One of the main concerns for the cryptocurrency investing community over the last year was the ability of exchanges to handle the huge influx of new traders into the ecosystem. Circle seems to have picked up on that sentiment, going on a hiring spree in order to improve the service at its recently acquired venue Poloniex. The move is meant to help the exchange expand globally, with an emphasis on serving Asian clients, while Circle continues to focus on the US market.
Amazing schemes and technological innovations are being tried and implemented to continuously enhance Bitcoin’s scalability, fungibility, financial confidentiality, and privacy. The Confidential Transactions (CT) tool is one of these schemes proposed to improve security and privacy. Now, to enhance CT capabilities, researchers are introducing a new efficient zero-knowledge proof protocol called Bulletproofs.
Bulletproofs To Improve Bitcoin Confidentiality
A team of researchers has recently put forward a paper entitled “Bulletproofs: Short Proofs for Confidential Transactions and More.” In it, the team proposes:
[Bulletproofs are] a new non-interactive zero-knowledge proof protocol with very short proofs and without a trusted setup; the proof size is only logarithmic in the witness size.
The Bitcoin community has leveled new criticism against Bitcoin Cash (BCH) after data reveals its bigger blocks are not living up to developers’ promises.
‘Big Blocks Failed’
Analysis of BCH and Bitcoin (BTC) blocks which software advocate Ben Verret uploaded to Twitter Sunday suggests that Bitcoin blocks, despite being smaller, are verifying more transactions than BCH’s ‘big blocks’ approach.
The concept of bigger blocks providing greater scalability was a central feature touted by Bitcoin Cash supporters, including major figures Roger Ver and Jihan Wu.
Bigger Blockchain blocks would allow for more transactions to be processed at once, proponents say, thus giving users considerably faster and cheaper transactions.
Bitcoinist sat down with HealthHeart CEO Mark Rudnitsky to discuss how his company is revolutionizing the way Electronic Health Records (EHR) are kept. Through storing EHR on the blockchain, with a development focus on health care providers themselves, HealthHeart aims to help make patient records both secure and flexible enough to meet the demands of the cutting edge developments being made in holistic healthcare.