Tag: technology

Oct 31 2020

IOHK rolls out Marlowe Playground and announces winners of $10,000 Cardano hackathon

Oct 31 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  altcoins technology

IOHK, the company behind the Cardano blockchain, has officially rolled out Marlowe Playground, an application-building platform that allows non- programmers to build financial smart contracts on Cardano. Alongside the news about the new platform, the company also announced the winners of its Wyoming hackathon, listing three projects that presented the best use cases for Cardano that could accelerate the United Nations’ sustainability goals. IOHK...

Oct 29 2020

Chainlink oracles to bolster AML measures for Coinfirm’s DeFi solution

Oct 29 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption technology

London-based Coinfirm will now utilize Chainlink’s market-leading oracle service to provide anti-money laundering (AML) tools for DeFi projects, it said in a release...

Oct 27 2020

Bitcoin allure has darknet markets jumping to record highs (and scams)

Oct 27 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  btcusd price watch scams technology

Darknet marketplaces and their operators have been the focus of authorities since the last decade. But the rise of cryptocurrencies has seemingly borne well for such illicit online shops, with a recent CipherTrace report stating they have...

Top Projects From ETHGlobal Reveal Sustained Development in DeFi

Oct 27 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  development hackathon technology

Though the DeFi hype has cooled off, the niche continues to push Ethereum's adoption among developers and users. And to help sustain the innovation, ecosystem players like ETHGlobal are conducting free hackathons and summits....

ConsenSys’ Ethereum 2.0 Client Earns Top Marks Following Quantstamp Audit

Oct 27 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  technology

Quantstamp has completed its audit of Teku, an Ethereum 2.0 client developed by blockchain firm ConsenSys. Quantstamp Completes ETH 2.0 Audit Quantstamp reports that ConsenSys and several other client teams have spent "countless hours" collaborating with audit firms to ensure that their software works properly...

Oct 25 2020

Harvest Finance Developers Adamant on Keeping the $1 Billion Project Centralized

Oct 25 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  technology yield farming

"No one can spend 1B, it's not useful, it's much better to have a project where people can benefit from it," reads the only explanation that Harvest Finance developers offered to...

How IOHK built Cardano from the ground up

Oct 25 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption technology

Speaking at the third BlockDown conference, Charles Hoskinson, the CEO of IOHK, looked back at the way his company approached designing Cardano. Noting that IOHK, despite what many may think, is first and foremost a research and development company, he explained that they saw Cardano as a blank slate and began by asking the most fundamental questions first and using the answers...

Oct 24 2020

Winning The Crypto Lottery Just Got Fairer Thanks to Chainlink

Oct 24 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  technology

Chainlink is entering Ethereum's gaming ecosystem. It has launched a service called Verifiable Random Function (VRF...

Oct 23 2020

DeFi Aggregator Zerion Rebrands to a One-Stop Shop for Investors

Oct 23 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  technology

DeFi tracking solution Zerion has recently upgraded its platform, offering users new tools to manage their crypto portfolios rather than simple monitoring services....

This WordPress plugin will allow authors to timestamp content on the Ethereum blockchain

Oct 23 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption technology

Amsterdam-based WordProof announced today it will allow customers to timestamp content on the Ethereum blockchain, it said during the BlockDown Conference 2020 on October 22. Special announcement exclusively on BlockDown 3.0! 🎉https://t.co/xx1EwxpEiQ just announced ETH support! 🎊 Thank...

Oct 22 2020

Vitalik Buterin discusses the values and ideas that formed Ethereum 2.0

Oct 22 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  technology

With Ethereum 2.0 expected to ship in the near future, the values that underlie the world’s second-largest blockchain have become increasingly important. Vitalik Buterin, one of the creators of Ethereum, discussed both the abstract and the technical aspects of the values that went into designing Ethereum over six years ago and how they are going to shape the network’s upcoming iteration. The political...

Waves announces ERC20 interoperability with Ethereum network

Oct 22 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption technology

Waves.tech, an ecosystem of next-generation technologies built on the Waves protocol, has ported its native token WAVES into Ethereum to enhance interoperability between the two networks and introduce Waves functionality to Ethereum users, the firm said in a...

Oct 21 2020

CyberX Launches One-Stop Crypto Terminal for Institutional Traders

Oct 21 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  technology

CyberX, an prime brokerage based in Asia, announced a crypto trading terminal called "Prime." The terminal will help traders discover the best arbitrage opportunities and keep them in control of multiple exchange accounts...

Oct 20 2020

Dash Joins Ethereum’s DeFi, Letting Users Earn Both Node Rewards and Yield

Oct 20 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  staking technology

The Dash team has recently announced their token's entrance into Ethereum's DeFi ecosystem. DeFi development company StakeHound will lead the initiative by creating Ethereum-wrapped tokens called StakedDASH....

Polkadot Protocol StaFi to Form DAO With Commonwealth and Edgeware

Oct 20 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  liquidity staking technology

Stafi protocol, a Polkadot parachain, announced it...

IDEX Update Focuses on Major Pain Points in Decentralized Trading

Oct 20 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  layer 2 technology trading

IDEX, a popular decentralized trading platform, received a major upgrade that significantly improves user experience. IDEX Gets a Makeover The event signifies another step in improving decentralized trading performance, which brings platforms like IDEX closer to their centralized counterparts....

Rari Capital Launches Updated DeFi Robo-Advisor and RGT Token

Oct 20 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  technology

Rari Capital has launched the second iteration of its DeFi Robo-advisor. No deposit limits, new pools and integrations, and decentralized governance are also included. Rari Capital Lifts Limitations in Latest Launch...

Oct 18 2020

Why Filecoin’s hyped token launch was a multimillion “failure”

Oct 18 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis price watch technology

Decentralized file-sharing project Filecoin launched last week after years of development and a jawdropping $200 million ICO. But critics and miners are calling it a failed launch. Its fees are turning out a pain point—data shows miner prices to use Filecoin network cost over $40,000 (with hosting and maintenance), in contrast to...

Cardano’s Ouroboros paper is the 2nd most cited academic paper about cryptocurrencies and blockchain

Oct 18 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  altcoins technology

“Ouroboros: A Provably Secure Proof-of-Stake Blockchain Protocol” has made it to the topmost cited security papers list. According to the latest ranking from Google Scholar, the paper, outlining the proof-of-stake mechanism that underlies Cardano, is the second most cited paper in the cryptocurrencies and blockchain category with 183 citations. Ouroboros among the most cited academic papers about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology While few...

Oct 17 2020

NuCypher Launches Mainnet, Distributes $45M in Tokens to Nodes

Oct 17 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  technology

Following NuCypher's mainnet launch, 222.5 million NU tokens have been distributed to node operators in proportion to the amount of ETH they have locked. WorkLock Distribution & PoS Staking Privacy-preserving blockchain network NuCypher has launched its highly anticipated mainnet. The mainnet will serve as the infrastructure that...

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