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Ethereum 2.0 to boost DeFi but delayed launch may set the network back

The launch of Ethereum 2.0 is bound to support DeFi growth, but would it be capable of handling the pace at which DeFi is growing? Ultimately, the eventual launch of Ethereum 2.0 will have an effect on the decentralized finance market. In 2020, the DeFi sector has grown significantly but has already experienced a slight […]

ICON blockchain signs long-term deal with Band Protocol to support data-driven DApps

ICON, one of the world’s largest decentralised networks, has signed a long-term deal with Band Protocol to support data-driven DApp development on its blockchain. Band Protocol is a data oracle platform that aggregates and connects real-world data and APIs to smart contracts, providing the tools for blockchain developers to connect to any external data source. […]

The Smartest Way to Buy Blockchain Stocks

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 July 2017 to nearly $20,000. The world was introduced to the crypto millionaire, the millennial nerd who rolled the dice on Bitcoin early and now roamed the streets in a Lamborghini. […]

“Unannounced” Ethereum Hard Fork Proves Not All Blockchain Networks Are Built The Same

Earlier today, a change to the underlying Ethereum code made by developers some time ago resulted in an unannounced hard fork, effectively splitting the Ethereum blockchain and creating a new version that is valid for upgraded nodes but seen as invalid by ones that did not upgrade. Obviously, this was a major issue for Ethereum […]

Blockchain & financial inclusion: Digital lending reaches the farm gate

Blockchain-powered digital lending by fintech startup Whrrl is helping raise farmers’ incomes and reduce their dependence on moneylenders Blockchain & financial inclusion: Digital lending reaches the farm gate Warehouse receipt financing was created to help farmers get working capital against their stocks lying in warehouses but it has been plagued by fake receipts, multiple collateral use […]

Why the blockchain revolution rolls on

It has been a little over 10 years since blockchain technology and Bitcoin exploded into the public domain but, apart from making a few cryptocurrency miners rich beyond belief, the expected transformation of the world as we know it has yet to materialise. Why has the promised technological rapture not done so – and more […]

Ten Spanish companies join forces to promote digital identity using blockchain technology

They will be launching a solution which will give the user a single self-managed digital identity, in a secure reliable environment, to make it easier to fill in forms automatically to take up services, among other uses. The project, known as Dalion, has completed the concept test, and the second phase of the project begins […]

Blockchain in journalism: Winds of change carry media to new frontiers

Despite the potential to bring an unparalleled level of transparency to journalism, blockchain adoption by mainstream media may be slow. It is no secret that over the course of the last couple of decades, issues related to fake news, substandard fact-checking and rampant censorship have resulted in many mainstream media outlets losing the trust of […]

Blockchain Market Takes Significant Hit Over Past Two Years

The blockchain market has taken a $2.8 billion hit in the United States over the past two years, starting in the 2018 crypto winter and continuing through to 2020, according to a press release from the group. However, sharing some thoughts on the matter is Michela Menting, a Digital Security Research Director at ABI Research, […]

Binance in trouble, blockchain security standard: Blockheads

A Forbes report accused Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, of attempting to deceive US regulators. China got its first blockchain security standard, and processed digital yuan transactions almost doubled in the last month. Bitmain closed another big sale of Antminers to the US, and a new cross-chain protocol was integrated to the BSN. The […]

10 things you thought you knew about blockchain that are probably wrong

Not so long ago blockchain was being touted as the hyper-secure, single source of truth that would solve all manner of business problems. Some of that was overhyped. Even though distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) have matured a lot over the past few years the promise of these technologies has far outpaced the reality of their […]

Ethereum set to become first blockchain to settle $1 trillion in one year

The Ethereum network is processing more than double the transaction volume of Bitcoin, and is on-course to process $1 trillion this year. The third-quarter decentralized finance (DeFi) boom has resulted in the Ethereum (ETH) network processing more than twice the daily transaction volume of Bitcoin (BTC). According to crypto market data aggregator Messari, the 30-day […]

Blockchain may solve Twitter and Facebook’s moderation issues says Aragon exec

Would decentralized governance save social media platforms from polarizing its users with its politics? Aragon co-founder Luis Cuende told Cointelegraph that the decentralized technology his company has been developing could find its perfect use case on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.  In recent months, content moderation practices employed by global social media platforms […]

Facing Down Big Tech: How Blockchain Social Media Will Topple Zuckerberg

There’s a growing realization that social media has become a destructive influence. But can blockchain social media platforms really make a difference? Big tech isn’t just big anymore. It’s grown into a ravenous Cthulhu-esque beast with its tentacles wrapped around almost every data point in our lives. But in the light of a House Judiciary […]

Crypto Venture Capital Firm Blockchain Capital Becomes A Member Of Facebook’s Libra Association

Facebook-led Libra Association has added venture capital firm Blockchain Capital to its ranks. Facebook-led Libra Association has added venture capital firm Blockchain Capital to its ranks. In a blog post on September 18, the Geneva-based consortium revealed that Blockchain Capital will be using blockchain technology to create a “more equitable payment system” with the association. […]

Huawei Cloud’s blockchain service just got its first major update in two years

They’re entering the enterprise blockchain arena as part of a push towards empowering commercial applications. Huawei announced an update for it’s blockchain-based cloud service, known as Blockchain Service 2.0, or BCS 2.0, during a recent industry summit. It appears that the platform’s upcoming enhancement will serve as its first major update since 2018.  According to […]

How on-chain KYC can breathe new life into enterprise blockchain

Widespread crypto adoption by enterprises has the potential to become a self-perpetuating mechanism for public blockchains, creating bigger, stronger networks. Of all the developments in blockchain technology over recent years, enterprise adoption has perhaps been the most anticlimactic. As the initial coin offering bubble started to inflate during 2017, blockchain entrepreneurs and commentators alike were […]

China’s Largest Blockchain Initiative Adopts DAML as Smart Contract Language

The DAML smart contract programming language was developed by Digital Asset, an American blockchain startup. China’s largest blockchain infrastructure initiative, also known as the Blockchain Services Network (BSN), has announced its choice of a unified smart contract programming language, dubbed ‘Digital Asset Modeling Language’, or DAML. The language was developed by Digital Asset, an American […]

Vitalik Buterin Praises OMG Network Following Launch of Scalability Solution on ETH Blockchain

Ethereum based blockchain platform OMG Network has announced the launch of its scalability solution OMG Network V1 Public Mainnet Beta also known as Plasma. The project which has been in development for the past three years was announced to much delight on the official twitter handle of OmiseGo. According to OMG Network the launch of […]

Google teams up with buzzy blockchain video network Theta

Theta adds a big new enterprise validator for its Mainnet 2.0 launch, letting any Google Cloud user deploy a Theta node. In brief Google Cloud has joined the Enterprise Validator Program for Theta Labs. Theta Labs’ blockchain-based video platform rewards viewers and streamers alike. Any Google Cloud user can now easily deploy a Theta node. […]

Vietnam’s HDBank Taps Blockchain Network to Streamline Bank Credit for Corporates

HDBank has signed on to a blockchain network from Contour with the aim of bringing trade finance into the digital realm. The Vietnam-based bank is the latest financial institution to join Contour’s network with a view to streamlining the issuance of letters of credit with the use of a blockchain and smart contracts, local media […]

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