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IOTA announces partnership with Danish utility Energinet

The IOTA foundation has announced on its blog that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Danish public utility Energinet....

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Is the ICO really dead?

Given the collapsing ICO raises in the late 2018, it is no surprise that the prevailing tone in the commentary has been...

Is the Starbucks – Bakkt a harbinger of mass Bitcoin adoption?

Yesterday, one main crypto media headlines was about the alleged deal between the global coffee shop chain Starbucks and the cryptocurrency processing...

Can Polkadot’s on-chain governance be a major issue for DApps?

Polkadot is a promising and highly innovative project by Parity Technologies aiming at creating a framework for interoperable blockchains. As Parity is...

UK financial regulator outlines digital asset regulation plans

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a position paper outlining its planned approach to regulating digital assets in the near...

U.S. Congress mandates a study of cryptocurrency impact on sex and drug trafficking

U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed a bill to order the Comptroller General of the U.S. to conduct a study of the...

Crypto rebuts the conventional wisdom about technological progress

One of the few beliefs both most scientists/experts and non-scientists/experts probably share is the idea that technological progress takes place in a simple sequence....

An interview with Pyrofex’s CEO Nash Foster

Two weeks ago, we wrote an article about Pyrofex’s claim that they found a serious vulnerability in the design of the Casper...

A conflict of crypto visions?

The nascent blockchain ecosystem has already seen many fierce debates characterized by two well-defined camps in each case. Whether it is a...

Japan’s largest bank to develop a blockchain platform for mass adoption

As reported by Technology Review, Japan’s largest bank in terms of assets Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is collaborating with an American...

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Dfinity, part 2. How Dfinity attempts to realize its grand vision

This second article in the Dfinity series gives a high-level overview of how Dfinity attempts to achieve the goals of creating an...

UK financial regulator outlines digital asset regulation plans

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a position paper outlining its planned approach to regulating digital assets in the near...

Questions answered on Ethereum 2.0

The Ethereum research team working on the so-called Ethereum 2.0 (also called Serenity), a thoroughgoing update of the platform that will introduce...

Zilliqa launches on mainnet

On its official Twitter account, the Zilliqa team has announced the long-awaited arrival of the mainnet. Zilliqa is the first platform to...

First public pension funds to invest in crypto

In what may be a harbinger of future mass adoption of cryptographic assets for mainstream investment, two U. S. public pension funds...

Questions answered on Ethereum 2.0

The Ethereum research team working on the so-called Ethereum 2.0 (also called Serenity), a thoroughgoing update of the platform that will introduce the proof-of-stake consensus mechanism and the sharding approach to on-chain scalability,...

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How has Zilliqa fared since mainnet launch?

On January 31, in a major milestone for the whole crypto space, Zilliqa became the first blockchain implementing sharding to launch its mainnet. Since...

Ripple’s market cap may be inflated by $6.1 billion

In a bombshell report, a respected cryptocurrency research firm Messari claims that the reported market cap of the second biggest cryptocurrency XRP...

Binance DEX targeted for testnet on February 20

Probably the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange Binance is hoping to release its decentralized exchange on testnet on February 20, as Binance CEO...

Facebook: Summary and thoughts on the Libra whitepaper

This morning, Facebook has finally released its long-awaited whitepaper describing its blockchain and stablecoin project codenamed Libra, as well as more detailed...

Security tokens: neither an immediate bonanza, nor a fluke

With the stagnation, if not an outright crash of the ICO market in 2018, the focus of hype in the blockchain space...

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The surprising richness of the Ethereum development infrastructure

One of the predominant narratives around the blockchain space has been that, while there are positive exceptions, as far as projects go, it...

How useful have Bitcoin and other cryptos been in Venezuela?

Most people who have heard about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies associate them with anything but humanitarian relief, yet, that is exactly what it...

The crypto story of the week. Ethereum Layer 2’s Progress

From now on, we are changing the approach to our weekly feature. It will now be devoted to what, in our view, was...

Crypto lending appears to be on fire

Many experts still believe, that, despite the proliferation of various blockchain uses, fintech application remain the most promising avenue for blockchain adoption. The...

Zilliqa launches on mainnet

On its official Twitter account, the Zilliqa team has announced the long-awaited arrival of the mainnet. Zilliqa is the first platform to introduce...

Layer 2 solutions for Ethereum showing promise

While the Ethereum 2.0 update to the main Ethereum stack will take some time to implement, teams pursuing layer-2 solutions for scaling are...

Kik will contest the potential SEC action against its ICO

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has so far not met any pushback in its dubious and archaic effort to squeeze almost...

Week in crypto, 04/02/2019 – 10/02/2019

In this weekly feature, we provide a synthesis of the prominent developments in the world of crypto, blockchain gaming and related areas that...

CBOE temporarily withdraws its Bitcoin ETF proposal

In what is likely to prove to be a bearish signal for the cryptocurrency markets in the short run, CBOE has withdrawn its...