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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

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Waves of Sidechains Hit Full Crest

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, News

Waves of Sidechains Hit Full Crest

The blockchain-powered custom tokens platform Waves launched a secure, reliable speedier bitcoin gateway for holding bitcoins on the network on March 11. This move comes amid continued concerns within the Bitcoin community about block sizes and slow transaction confirmation times. According to the Waves team, bitcoin is here for the long haul and should be acknowledged as such. As the…

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Blockstream Files Patent Application for Sidechain Technology

Category: Business, News, Tech

Blockstream Files Patent Application for Sidechain Technology

Use patents to fight patents; Blockstream has announced a defensive patent strategy, whereby the recently published Sidechains patent application should only become a risk for those who want to patent the technology itself. Nonetheless, the disclosure of the filing raised some discussions about patents and blockchains. The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a patent application on November 10,…

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Lisk Propels Forward: Feature Interview with Co-Founder and CEO Max Kordek

Category: Altcoins, Interviews, News, Tech

Lisk Propels Forward: Feature Interview with Co-Founder and CEO Max Kordek

Founded in early 2016, Lisk is a decentralized blockchain platform with a robust set of features. Headquartered in Berlin, Lisk uniquely allows for the deployment, distribution, and monetization of blockchain applications, each connected to their own sidechains. This ensures the scalability and security of the entire Lisk network. It is also a cryptocurrency, replete with a token called LSK that…

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Lightning and Thunder: Mats Jerratsch of Blockchain Gives His Forecast

Category: Commentary, Interviews, News, Tech

Lightning and Thunder: Mats Jerratsch of Blockchain Gives His Forecast

A common challenge associated with forwarding a few bitcoins from one wallet to another is the often slow pace at which it occurs. At times, upward of 10 to 15 minutes or more might pass before the transaction is fully executed and confirmed on the blockchain. What’s behind this delay? In short, the blockchains’ server ecosystems share the same transaction…

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Crypto’s Quest for Privacy: Elements Project Introduces Confidential Transactions

Category: News, Tech

Crypto’s Quest for Privacy: Elements Project Introduces Confidential Transactions

Although one of Bitcoin’s most important features is the ability to preserve a level of anonymity, it is essential to note that it is pseudonymous, and not necessarily totally anonymous. By default, Bitcoin uses a public blockchain method to process transactions. Since the transactions are publicly available for inspection, purchase amounts can be traced back to certain bitcoin wallets and,…

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Blockstream Announces Liquid, Bitcoin’s First Production Sidechain

Category: Business, News, Tech

Blockstream Announces Liquid, Bitcoin’s First Production Sidechain

Blockstream, a cryptocurrency startup focused on the research and development of sidechains, has released their first product, simply known as Liquid. As its name suggests, it aims to increase the liquidity in situations where massive amounts of volume need to be moved quickly with little friction, such as in Bitcoin exchanges. “Liquid will improve capital efficiency and market liquidity by…

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