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In the business heart of Europe in Berlin on October 18, 2018 will take place the global 2B Blockchain Conference…

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Maker Becomes Most Valuable Token as Nearly 1% of all ETH Is Locked in Dai

Category: Altcoins, Development, Ethereum, Finance, News

Maker Becomes Most Valuable Token as Nearly 1% of all ETH Is Locked in Dai

With a market cap of above half a billion dollars, Maker is now the most valuable Ethereum token after overtaking OmiseGo. Most of Maker’s success is attributed to its Dai stablecoin, which now has almost one percent of all ETH locked in as of October 8, 2018. Maker Sees a 20 Percent Increase in Less Than a Month Rising another…

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Ripple’s Cryptocurrency Product xRapid Goes Live

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Ripple’s Cryptocurrency Product xRapid Goes Live

Ripple’s cryptocurrency product for cross-border payments, xRapid, is now commercially available, the company announced on October 1, 2018.  xRapid Now Commercially Available In a release published on the company’s official website, Ripple announced that xRapid, its real-time settlement platform, is now commercially available. The San Francisco-based company’s network, RippleNet, has seen a massive customer growth in 2018 and is currently…

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Lightning Tasks Allows you to Earn Bitcoin for Completing Micro Tasks

Category: Adoption, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Development

Lightning Tasks Allows you to Earn Bitcoin for Completing Micro Tasks

Developers have created a new proof of concept website based on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network to showcase how small-scale payments can be completed near instantly. Showcased at the premier bitcoin conference, Baltic Honeybadger 2018 in Latvia, Lightning Tasks allows anyone to earn a few satoshis by completing simple tasks. The official video demo involves the user transcripting text from a picture….

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Next-Gen Blockchain Red Belly Blockchain Breaks new Ground for Speed

Category: Blockchain, Business, Finance, Investment, News

Next-Gen Blockchain Red Belly Blockchain Breaks new Ground for Speed

The University of Sydney and CSIRO’s Data61 have successfully created a blockchain that can process a mass amount of transactions significantly faster than public blockchains, such as the one behind bitcoin, The Financial Review reported on September 25, 2018. Red Belly Blockchain Validated in a Global Test The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) Data61 and the Concurrent Systems…

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Making Bitcoin Transactions Untraceable with the Wasabi Wallet

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News, wallet

Making Bitcoin Transactions Untraceable with the Wasabi Wallet

In the cryptocurrency ecosystem, a wallet is an essential component, as it is used to receive, send and store cryptocurrencies. It operates in the crypto verse just like the banks do in the traditional financial system. As the crypto sector is continuously growing with more and more participants enter the sector,  the demand for secure and anonymous wallets have risen….

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Russia’s Interior Ministry Looking to Criminalize Unregistered Crypto Activity

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

Russia’s Interior Ministry Looking to Criminalize Unregistered Crypto Activity

Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs is considering establishing criminal liability for unregistered crypto operations. According to a report dated August 23, 2018, the head of Russia’s Main Directorate for Drug Trafficking, Andrey Khrapov, has asked the country’s legislators to require that all cryptocurrency transactions exceeding 600,000 rubles (around USD 9000) be registered with or monitored by Russian authorities. Mandatory Reporting…

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Vitalik Buterin’s 7 Deadly Crypto Sins: Mitigating 5 to 10 Second Blockchain Latency

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Development, Ethereum

Vitalik Buterin’s 7 Deadly Crypto Sins: Mitigating 5 to 10 Second Blockchain Latency

In the following series, BTCManager will be walking through, in detail, seven questions posed by the co-creator of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin. These seven questions are some of the most relevant features of this booming ecosystem. From latency, as in this week’s installment, to governance and everything in between. The series was inspired by a discussion between Buterin and a WeChat…

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U.S. Research Team Attempts to Solve Bitcoin’s Scalability Crisis

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

U.S. Research Team Attempts to Solve Bitcoin’s Scalability Crisis

A research team from Northwestern University, in Illinois, U.S.A., believes they have unraveled one of Bitcoin’s long-standing nemesis: The problem of scalability. As reported by MarketWatch on August 15, 2018, the scholars put out details of their innovative solution. Scalability under Scrutiny While the problems of slow transactions are not localized to Bitcoin, the research team has published findings only…

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Shapeshift Acquires Bitfract to Simplify Cryptocurrency Portfolio Diversification

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Shapeshift Acquires Bitfract to Simplify Cryptocurrency Portfolio Diversification

In an attempt to quicken and simplify the process of buying of cryptocurrencies, Shapeshift AG, the Swiss trading platform, announced its acquisition of Austin-based cryptocurrency converter company, Bitfract on August 7, 2018. Simplify Trading Operations Bitfract is an American firm whose platform allows its users to convert their bitcoin (BTC) into a variety of digital assets in a single transaction….

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Meet Nimbus: Ethereum 2.0 “Sharding” Client

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Development, Ethereum, News

Meet Nimbus: Ethereum 2.0 “Sharding” Client

Status, an Ethereum messenger, looking to bring mass adoption to Ethereum, announced the launch of Nimbus, it’s new client with a “particular focus on sharding,” as announced on  August 1, 2018. What is Sharding? Sharding is an Ethereum 2.0 scaling implementation, where instead of every node verifying a transaction, a smaller subset of nodes verifies a transaction. This allows for parallel transactions…

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