Tag: smart contracts

Jan 14 2021

Polkadot, Cardano Are Eating Payment Protocols’ Lunch

Jan 14 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  markets payments smart contracts

The cryptocurrency landscape is changing in the ongoing crypto bull market. Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain platforms like Polkadot and Cardano are fast overtaking payment tokens like Litecoin and Bitcoin. Cryptocurrency Landscape Shifting Focus to BaaS Over 6,000 cryptocurrencies have been...

Jan 13 2021

Blockstack Upgrade Introduces Smart Contracts for Bitcoin

Blockstack's soon-to-be-launched blockchain offers developers smart contracts anchored to Bitcoin and investors new ways to earn BTC. Delegate Tokens, Earn Bitcoin Stacks 2.0...

Jan 12 2021

The Future Of Bitcoin Upgrades: Off-Chain Contract Execution

Taproot is currently the most likely next upgrade for Bitcoin. It is one of a few upgrades that are currently being worked on that users and developers would hope to eventually see activated on the network. All of these upgrades share a general theme that will likely be the theme of many future upgrades as well. This theme is making contracts unicast, or...

Dec 22 2020

What Is an Oracle?

An oracle sends data from the outside world to a blockchain so specific data, like temperature, can execute the disbursement of money.

Polkadot-Based DeFi Insurance App Raises $1.95M Led by KR1

Dec 22 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business defi insurance smart contracts

Tidal will use the Polkadot blockchain to allow users to insure a set of DeFi applications against smart-contract failure or breaches.

Dec 15 2020

Amid DeFi Hacks, Nervos and Cardano Join Forces to Improve Smart Contract Security

Dec 15 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  cardano nervos smart contracts tech utxo

Blockchain projects Nervos and Cardano are working together to improve the security of UTXOs to reduce smart contract hacks.

Dec 05 2020

Cardano to Launch Hard Fork Before Next Major Development Phase

Dec 05 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  cardano hard fork news smart contracts tech

The hard fork will introduce the token locking mechanism, one of its most significant new functions, to the mainnet.

Dec 02 2020

$10.8M Stolen, Developers Implicated in Alleged Smart Contract ‘Rug Pull’

Rogue developers seem to have rug-pulled their own project, Compounder Finance, netting some $10.8 million in funds from the project’s investors.

Nov 27 2020

Curve Finance Votes to Disperse $3M in Fees to Governance Token Holders

Nov 27 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  curve finance governance news smart contracts

The community vote was an exercise in decentralized governance for a protocol not unfamiliar with meeting community demands.

Nov 04 2020

UMI (Decentralized Monetary Instrument): Instant Transfers and Smart Contracts

UMI - is a universal monetary instrument with an open-source code that works as an instant payment system and a platform for launching smart contracts of any complexity, including DeFi protocols. The project has a unique and user- friendly smart contract staking technology that helps to effectively integrate new participants in the ecosystem. UMI- Fast and […] The post...

Oct 06 2020

Chainlink Scaling Smart Contract Economy to Global Economy

Chainlink, the decentralized oracle network, has been connecting blockchain to external off-chain systems. Most importantly, it enables this without compromising the security and reliability of the associated blockchain. Addressing the audience at Smart Contract Summit 2020, Chainlink CEO Sergey Nazarov explained how the project is creating definitive truth, which is basically data you can trust. He also explained why this indisputable definitive...

Sep 22 2020

How Matthew Leising Confronted His Suspects in the DAO Attacks

Matthew Leising, a reporter at Bloomberg who began covering crypto in 2015, is out with a new book Out of the Ether: The Amazing Story of Ethereum and the $55 Million Heist that Almost Destroyed It All. In this episode, he discusses: the catalyst that led to him writing his new book, which covers the early history of Ethereum and the DAO attack...

Sep 16 2020

DLCs Are On Bitcoin, Bringing New Functionality And Major Potential

Sep 16 2020 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  dlcs smart contracts suredbits

Bitcoin has been critiqued by those in the altcoin community for the past few years over its inability to host smart contracts. But recent work from developers at Suredbits, Crypto Garage and Atomic Loans — along with efforts from some independent contributors — on Discreet Log Contracts (DLCs) is bringing smart contracting to Bitcoin and will quell some of these critics. DLCs are...

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