BLOCKCHAIN NETWORK

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 […]

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