Base Layer Wars Heat Up With Another $12M Committed to AVA Labs’ Avalanche Blockchain

Avalanche blockchain developer AVA Labs has closed a $12 million private sale of its AVAX token. The funding round was co-led by Galaxy Digital, Bitmain, Initialized Capital, NGC Ventures and Dragonfly Capital, and included other undisclosed individual investors. The sale precedes a planned public offering of the Avalanche token to U.S. accredited investors and non-U.S. […]

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CryptoKitties Creator Debuts NBA Game on Its Own Blockchain

Blockchain meets basketball in the newest game from the developers of CryptoKitties. Dapper Labs’ NBA Top Shot has launched into private beta following the game’s initial product announcement in July 2019. The game is looking to fill a product niche by combining manager-style sports games with digitally scarce goods called non-fungible tokens (NFTs). “Fans can […]

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Trading Contest on Synthetix Aims to Showcase Speed of New DEX Tech

Synthetix is putting over $40,000 in crypto on the line to entice users to try out the faster beta of its decentralized exchange (DEX). “While DEXs offer significant improvements over CEXs [centralized exchanges] in terms of safety of funds and transparency, there is typically a painful trade-off on transaction speed,” Synthetix CEO Kain Warwick told […]

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Trust No Dapp: Chainlink Launches Oracle for Provable Randomness

Chainlink may be solving part of the problem that first drove Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin’s interest in decentralized applications. “One day [‘World of Warcraft’ game maker] Blizzard removed the damage component from my beloved warlock’s Siphon Life spell. I cried myself to sleep, and on that day I realized what horrors centralized services can bring. […]

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Enterprise Blockchains: Walled Off Yet Vulnerable

How do you hack an enterprise blockchain? We may find out soon enough. Enterprise blockchain products have been designed mostly as private networks, limited to authorized parties. This is supposed to make them more efficient than public chains like Bitcoin and Ethereum because fewer computers have to reach agreement on who owns what, and in […]

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Lightning Network Messaging and What Crisis Has Revealed

In a time of increasing censorship aimed towards protecting us, is truly private messaging possible? Why are we using “data driven” approaches when we know the data is wrong? Lightning Network messaging protocol Juggernaut’s John Cantrell and HRF’s Alex Gladstein help us see what the crisis has revealed. On today’s show we’ve got a pair […]

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Blockchain Gaming Platform Enjin Updates Wallet Ahead of China Expansion

Blockchain gaming platform Enjin is opening up its wallet to Chinese users ahead of a planned expansion into the Asian nation. In an announcement on Monday, the project revealed that its the wallet for its Enjin coin (ENJ) cryptocurrency is now “certified and compliant in China.” Speaking to CoinDesk, the startup said approval for the […]

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Bitmain Partially Refunds Bitcoin Miner Buyers After Price Cuts

Beijing-based Bitmain is handing out cash coupons to compensate customers who ordered its latest bitcoin mining machines ahead of recent price markdowns. Bitmain said Tuesday that buyers of its AntMiner S17+ and T17+ devices with delivery dates between mid-February and the end of April will receive coupons worth from $17 to $272 per unit – a […]

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Overstock Is Set to Finally Pay Out Its Digital Security Shareholder Dividend

Overstock.com is planning to distribute its long-delayed “digital security” shareholder dividend on May 19. Shareholders will receive one Digital Voting Series A-1 Preferred Stock (OSTKO) for every 10 of the online retailer’s shares they hold on April 27, the record date, according to Overstock’s Tuesday press release. OSKTO is a “digitally enhanced security” that trades […]

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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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