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Edgeware: Experimental Blockchain for On-Chain Governance

Category: Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Development, Ethereum, News

Edgeware: Experimental Blockchain for On-Chain Governance

Over the past 12 months, there has been an explosion in the number of blockchain protocols being built. Of these new launches, nearly 80 percent of utility tokens and smart contract blockchains have announced that their governance processes will be decentralized and migrated on-chain. Even though many have made announcements of on-chain governance, the actual developments on that side have…

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Ethereum-Based Opera Browser Hopes to On-Board Web 3.0 Users

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, News, Platform, Regulation, Tech

Ethereum-Based Opera Browser Hopes to On-Board Web 3.0 Users

On December 13, 2018, Opera finally announced the launch of their blockchain-based web browser at Hard Fork Decentralized in London. At the conference, the team described the technical features included in the release as well as how it fits in with a broader vision for a Web 3.0. Built-In Wallet and Ethereum In August 2018, BTCManager reported on the firm’s…

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Japan: GMO Internet Reports Record-High Performance for its Crypto-Related Businesses

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, Mining, News, Platform, Tech

Japan: GMO Internet Reports Record-High Performance for its Crypto-Related Businesses

Japan’s IT behemoth GMO published its Q3 2018 financial report on November 12, 2018, which reveals the company’s “historical performance” in its cryptocurrency business line. According to the report, the firm’s crypto segment earned revenue more than JPY 2.6 billion ($22.8 million) “despite the harsh external environment.” Crunching the Numbers The report shows promising figures for the Japanese internet company….

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2008 Financial Crisis Predictor Roubini: “Blockchain Is Nothing More than a Glorified Spreadsheet”

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, Mining, News

2008 Financial Crisis Predictor Roubini: “Blockchain Is Nothing More than a Glorified Spreadsheet”

In what can only be called a flavored op-ed by “Dr. Doom” Nouriel Roubini, the acclaimed economist showed no mercy while criticizing not only the premier cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) but also the underlying technology that virtually powers all the cryptocurrencies on the planet, blockchain technology. The op-ed published by Project Syndicate on October 15, 2018, calls the 2017 crypto bull…

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Exclusive Interview: Hacken and TTC Protocol Partnership Makes DApps Easier Than Ever Before

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Exclusive Interview: Hacken and TTC Protocol Partnership Makes DApps Easier Than Ever Before

TTC Protocol made a partnership with HackenProof on September 17, 2018, creating a public bug bounty to secure TTC Protocol’s blockchain with the most extensive network of white hat hackers continuously stress testing the system. Hacken has a track record that includes 40+ other blockchain projects that the Estonia based company is responsible for securing as well. While they do…

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The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day Three Round-Up

Category: Bitcoin, Development, News, Tech

The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day Three Round-Up

The last day in Prague served as a final reminder of the wider reach of decentralization. If the first two days explained the more technical aspects of how best to achieve a multi-node organizational strategy, the October 7, 2018, presentations explained the philosophy on top of them. Different systems of trust have defined, razed, and rebuilt societies since time immemorial;…

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The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day Two Round-Up

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The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day Two Round-Up

Day two of The Hackers Congress continued to shed light on the liberty fighting technologies emerging from decentralization. Naturally, observers recognize Bitcoin as the king of both freedom and innovation, but there are many other means (and reasons) for dismantling centralized structures. From the presentations, spectators gained a better insight into how a headless organization with nodes scattered across a…

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The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day One Round-Up

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The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day One Round-Up

The fifth rendition of The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis (HCPP18) opened on October 5, 2018, in Prague, Czech Republic. The three-day event welcomed a fusion of developers, artists, politicians, and activists into one cryptic-centric location to discuss the year’s theme: New Order. Two Sides of a New Order The opening press conference held on the first floor of the Institute…

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Ethereum Client Status Enables ENS Support and More in March towards Web3

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Ethereum Client Status Enables ENS Support and More in March towards Web3

On September 27, 2018, Status announced the launch of a suite of developer tools to enrich the Ethereum experience. Embark 3.2, created by Iuri Matias, will provide Ethereum Name Service (ENS) support, updated Vyper support, a Swarm compatible Javascript Library, and an improved build pipeline among other features. The cooperation is yet another initiative from Status Projects which is working…

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Cutting through the Hype: Is Facebook really at Risk of Being Toppled by Blockchain Technology?

Category: Blockchain, Business, Commentary, Cryptocyclopedia, Ethereum, Platform

Cutting through the Hype: Is Facebook really at Risk of Being Toppled by Blockchain Technology?

In the past ten years, Facebook has grown from a mere social media platform to one of the biggest internet companies the world has ever seen. With its recent acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp, it has comfortably positioned itself in the minds of over two billion people. The company is also a significant player in the advertising and virtual reality…

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