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Category: Development

Gate.Io Launches Monero (XMR) and Stellar Lumens (XLM) Perpetual Contracts

Category: Altcoins, Business, Development, Exchange, Finance, News

Gate.Io Launches Monero (XMR) and Stellar Lumens (XLM) Perpetual Contracts

Many believe that institutional money will not flow into cryptocurrency markets until there are more adaptability and flexibility with the markets with regards to investment products such as futures contracts. Gate.io has recently added two new assets to its “perpetual contract trading,” Monero (XMR) and Stellar Lumens (XLM), on January 18, 2019. The Financialization of Crypto One of the reasons…

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Cypherpunk Legend’s Blockchain Platform Outlines BetaNode Selection Process

Category: Blockchain, Development, News, Platform

Cypherpunk Legend’s Blockchain Platform Outlines BetaNode Selection Process

Elixxir has outlined the beginning of its BetaNode selection process, which kicks off on January 21, 2019, with the opening of its applications. Elixxir According to the January 17, 2019 press release, full-stack blockchain Elixxir has begun its BetaNode selection process. The Elixxir blockchain specializes in ensuring performance and privacy for their users. According to the statement, their blockchain fulfils…

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IBM’s Blockchain Network to Test the Soil of Mining Supply Chain Makeover

Category: Adoption, Blockchain, Business, Development, News

IBM’s Blockchain Network to Test the Soil of Mining Supply Chain Makeover

IBM and Minehub Technologies have collaborated in a bid to use distributed ledger technology (DLT) to improve operational and cost efficiencies in the mineral concentrates supply chain, according to a press release on January 16, 2019. Mining Supply Chain Gets an Update As stated in the press release, significant players in the mining industry, including Goldcorp Inc.,  Kutcho Copper Corp.,…

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Academics and Pantera Capital’s “Better Bitcoin” Is still Slower than Visa

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Development, Ethereum, Investment, News

Academics and Pantera Capital’s “Better Bitcoin” Is still Slower than Visa

A non-profit group comprised of MIT and bay area academics, as well as hedge fund Pantera Capital was formed to develop a coin that can offer faster speeds of processing transactions than Bitcoin.   How to Make Unit-e More than a “Nice Idea” Teachers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and Berkeley’s University in California along with five other…

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TRON Announces Key BitTorrent Features to Stimulate Native Token Adoption

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Development, News, Platform

TRON Announces Key BitTorrent Features to Stimulate Native Token Adoption

TRON announced on January 17, 2019, that BitTorrent will be launching its streaming services and BitTorrent Speed in 2019. TRON has gotten off to a good start for 2019. After taking the time to address rumors of developer exploration on their platform, they have recently announced the release dates of some key projects for the year. Streaming Services to Match…

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ConsenSys Ventures Invests in Coinhouse and Tenta

Category: Business, Development, Investment, News

ConsenSys Ventures Invests in Coinhouse and Tenta

ConsenSys Ventures, the investment arm of Ethereum-focused technology company has announced its first two investments of the new year. According to a press release received by BTCManager, the VC firm has purchases shares in cryptocurrency startup Coinhouse and secure web browser, Tenta. (Jan. 17, 2018) ConsenSys Leads Funding Round for Coinhouse ConsenSys Ventures led the $2.8 million series A funding…

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Canadian Bankers Association Wants Blockchain-Powered Digital Identification Systems

Category: Blockchain, Development, Finance, News, Regulation

Canadian Bankers Association Wants Blockchain-Powered Digital Identification Systems

The Canadian Bankers Association stated that Canada should create a digital identification system that utilizes technologies such as blockchain and biometrics to enable a live video ID verification process. Blockchain-Powered Digital ID for Banking The CBA’s CEO, Neil Parmenter, believes that to unlock the full potential of the digital banking revolution Canadian financial institutions need to move away from paper-based…

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Blockstream Launches Beta Version of its Lightning Network-Powered Satellite API

Category: Blockchain, Development, News, Tech

Blockstream Launches Beta Version of its Lightning Network-Powered Satellite API

Blockstream, a distributed ledger technology (DLT) company headquartered in Canada, has announced the launch of its Lightning-powered Satellite API Beta Beta, which is aimed at making it possible for anyone across the world to broadcast data via its satellite network in real-time, according to a press release on January 16, 2019. Blockstream Making Space Messaging Easier As stated in the…

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Constantinople Hard Fork Postponed Following Security Audit

Category: Blockchain, Development, Ethereum, News

Constantinople Hard Fork Postponed Following Security Audit

On January 16, 2019, ChainSecurity, a smart contact audit firm, released the results of an audit carried out on the Constantinople Hard Fork which was found to be vulnerable to reentrancy attacks. The Hard Fork Launch has since been postponed. The Various Possible attacks According to the report published by ChainSecurity, there are a number of vulnerabilities on the Constantinople…

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An Overview of EOS Smart Contract Development

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Development, Ethereum, Platform

An Overview of EOS Smart Contract Development

In the blockchain and development ecosystem there remains one large debate around which project can deliver the most efficient and subsequently effective development framework for smart contracts. Smart contracts, otherwise known as virtualized agreements between multiple parties, are the backbone of decentralized applications (dApps) essentially serving as the bridge that connects the static world to blockchain technology. Those knowledgeable in…

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