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Lightning Network-Powered Pokemon Game Displays Ease of Processing Bitcoin Payments

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Lightning Network-Powered Pokemon Game Displays Ease of Processing Bitcoin Payments

A blockchain developer has created a Pokemon-themed game running on the Lighting Network (LN) to prove its technical capability. Move over Kitties As per a TNW report on June 19, 2018, software engineer, João Almeida has created Poketoshi, a Lightning Network-based game merging Nintendo’s classic game with blockchain technology. While blockchains are touted as a disruptive advancement to take the…

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Venture Capital Firm Looking to Privacy and Interoperability Solutions for Blockchain Technology

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Venture Capital Firm Looking to Privacy and Interoperability Solutions for Blockchain Technology

500 Startups is currently looking for more blockchain-based projects focused on solving interoperability and privacy issues. Bonnie Cheung, the venture partner at the firm, believes that these are two key challenges preventing the mass adoption of blockchain technology. Speedy Infrastructure n April 2018, for their Seed Accelerator, they backed Metadium, a platform that provides the infrastructure for providers to develop…

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Egyptian Pound More Flexible than Cryptocurrencies, Says TransferWise CEO

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Egyptian Pound More Flexible than Cryptocurrencies, Says TransferWise CEO

As the paradigm of finance gradually repositions from traditional currencies to cryptocurrencies, it is likely that fiat supporters may find it a hard pill to swallow. In an attempt to oppose this tradition, Kristo Kaarmann, CEO of fintech firm TransferWise, stated that the Egyptian pound has been more beneficial than most digital currencies, pointing to the emerging technology’s scalability issues….

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Upcoming Sidechain Project Tari to Build a Decentralized Assets Protocol on Monero

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Upcoming Sidechain Project Tari to Build a Decentralized Assets Protocol on Monero

Building on the work he’s done with Monero (XMR) in the past, core team developer Riccardo “Fluffy Pony” Spagni is primed to launch a decentralized assets framework on the privacy-centric protocol, along with Naveen Jain and Dan Teree. The move is compared to Bitcoin’s colored coins project of 2012, and in more recent times, the Ethereum protocol.   Platform to…

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What is Bitcoin Batching?

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What is Bitcoin Batching?

Batching is a method used to place as many transactions as possible into the limited block space available on Bitcoin’s blockchain. Batching is important because combining multiple outputs and payments into a single operation is space and cost efficient. What is Batching? Batching multiple transactions into one transaction, therefore, creates cheaper and lower fees for everyone on the network. While cryptocurrency…

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Mitsubishi Financial Announces Blockchain Based Payment Settlement Network

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Mitsubishi Financial Announces Blockchain Based Payment Settlement Network

Japan’s largest bank Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) announced an agreement with America based Akamai Technologies on May 21, 2018, to develop a new payment network platform based on blockchain technology. The announcement was made via a press release by Mitsubishi. Payment Network Platform on the Blockchain The two companies will develop a payment processing network using the ledger technology….

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RSK Bitcoin-Based Smart Contract Platform Now Secured by 1 in 10 Miners

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RSK Bitcoin-Based Smart Contract Platform Now Secured by 1 in 10 Miners

RSK Labs cofounder Gabriel Kurman announced that one of ten miners now secured a smart contract solution built by the company on the Bitcoin blockchain. RSK, formerly known as Rootstock, will bring smart contracts, a key feature of the ethereum blockchain, to the world’s largest and most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin. The news came at Consensus 2018, the fourth annual blockchain…

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Aurora Chain Mainnet Launch at “Beyond the Blocks” Conference in Seoul

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Aurora Chain Mainnet Launch at “Beyond the Blocks” Conference in Seoul

On May 15, 2018, Seoul, South Korea, saw the official launch of Aurorachain. Hundreds of journalists from China, South Korea, and the West were at the conference, during which the founder Aqua Zhao announced that the Aurora mainnet was live. Global Vision for Public Chains Zhao further shared his vision for Aurora, a public chain that will lead the next-generation…

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With an Audited Token, Luckchemy Wants to Purify the iGaming Experience

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With an Audited Token, Luckchemy Wants to Purify the iGaming Experience

Only a few cryptocurrency startups can boast both a unique smart contract-based platform and a certified security audit for the underlying blockchain code. One such project is the upcoming Luckchemy, a unique iGaming platform which shall be preceded by an “audited-as-safe” Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Drawbacks of the iGaming Industry Spearheaded by a superior off-chain cryptographic approach towards the $51…

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“eBay for CryptoKitties:” OpenSea Raises $2 Million in Funding

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“eBay for CryptoKitties:” OpenSea Raises $2 Million in Funding

Of all the things carried on the non-fungible token standards like ERC-721, CryptoKitties epitomizes the de facto fun use case for blockchain. As the first genuinely recreational use DApp, CryptoKitties and other items of that nature will now have a new trading place. A CryptoKitty eBay OpenSea is a new marketplace where users can buy and sell CryptoKitties alongside a…

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