Splinter Cryptocurrency Hive Outperforms Justin Sun’s Steem After One Week Trading

It’s been a week since the community that drove the Steem blockchain largely broke off to form Hive, and the market action so far has been on the side of the dissidents. Hive tokens are trading at $0.321 versus steem at $0.168, according to CoinGecko at the time of this writing. The upstart is almost […]

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The Coronavirus API Delivers Vital Statistics Unmediated by Government Hands

The COVID-19 pandemic arrives as Americans’ trust in institutions is faltering. According to a January 2019 Pew Research Center survey, only 35 percent of adults have a great deal or a fair amount of confidence in elected officials to act in the public’s best interest, while fewer than half trust corporate or media leaders.  Further, […]

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Thursday’s Market Madness Strained Ethereum’s Killer App: DeFi

So many people were trying to use the Ethereum blockchain during Thursday’s market meltdown that many applications simply stopped working as intended.  The decentralized finance (DeFi) sector was hit particularly hard. The decentralized services that feed price information into these headless lending platforms – known as “oracles” in the industry – simply couldn’t keep up. Oracles could […]

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Third-Party Cryptos Could Launch on XRP Ledger, Says Ripple’s David Schwartz

Ripple is developing a feature that could allow users to mint asset-backed tokens directly on top of XRP Ledger, the firm’s tech chief has said. In a company video released Thursday, Chief Technology Officer David Schwartz said Ripple is working on “exciting” new features to broaden the ledger’s functionality and allow third-party users to introduce […]

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IOHK Opens Cardano Research Lab at University of Wyoming Following $500K Donation

The Cardano blockchain’s lead development firm has established a research center at the University of Wyoming (UW) after making a $500,000 donation in the ADA cryptocurrency. IOHK announced Friday its new research and authentication center would form part of UW’s Blockchain Research and Development Lab and would promote the company’s academic approach to blockchain development […]

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Zcash’s Funding Vote and the Woes of Decentralized Governance

The zcash community has agreed to continue funding the development of its privacy coin, ZEC, as spearheaded by the Electric Coin Company (ECC) and the Zcash Foundation, according to voting results published by the foundation Thursday. The decision marks the end of a months-long – and often contentious – campaign to address imminent funding losses […]

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Bitcoin Sign Guy Is Back, Bringing Sound Money to Urbit’s ‘Sound Computer’

If bitcoin is digital cash and ethereum is digital law, Urbit is digital land.  The highly ambitious cloud computing project imagines nothing less than a rewiring of the internet, allowing users, not corporations, to own their online identities and data. While most blockchain projects rely on Amazon Web Services and other behemoths for essential infrastructure, […]

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Crypto Trading Privacy Gets a Boost as $15M of Tether Moves to Liquid Sidechain

Stronger privacy is coming to the largest stablecoin, tether, with a recent blockchain-to-blockchain swap of $15 million worth of tokens. At 11:27 UTC on Jan. 7, stablecoin issuer Tether conducted a cross-chain swap of some 15 million USDT reserves from ethereum to Blockstream’s Liquid, a federated sidechain running parallel to the bitcoin blockchain. The technical […]

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