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The QuadrigaCX drama

In the last few days, the crypto world has been fascinated by the dramatic events around the Canadian QuadrigaCX crypto exchange.

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The QuadrigaCX drama

In the last few days, the crypto world has been fascinated by the dramatic events around the Canadian QuadrigaCX crypto exchange.

New Samsung Galaxy may feature a blockchain keystore

According to the leaked photos posted by Twitter user Ben Genskin (@venyagenskin1), the new flagship Samsung smartphone Galaxy S10 will come with...

Week in crypto, 21/01/19 – 27/01/19

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

Pyrofex claims to have developed a better consensus protocol than Ethereum’s Casper

Pyrofex is a U. S.-based company that has, among other projects, been working together with RChain Cooperative on the RChain project. Like...

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...

Zero-knowledge token transfers on Ethereum

One of the main concerns a lot of corporate and institutional users may have about using Ethereum is about privacy. After...

The crypto story of the past week: the Afri Schoedon row

This feature is devoted to what, in our view, was the story (the set of developments) that defined the previous week in...

Where does blockchain-powered gaming stand today?

Ever since the surprising early success of Cryptokitties, video games, especially, massive multiplayer online ones, have long been considered a low-hanging fruit for blockchain...

Bitcoin may actually resemble the established financial assets in terms of its price dynamics

Outside observers may find a lot of weird phenomena at cryptocurrency markets. It is enough just to point at projects such as...

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Brighter prospects for digital lending on Ethereum

Many experts believe that, despite a multitude of possible uses, one of the most promising applications of the blockchain (if not the...

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...

Streamr project to launch a one-to-many scaling solution

Streamr, a project of a distributed data marketplace on Ethereum, announced the plans to demo at the upcoming ETHDenver conference its new...

Deep Dive into Algorand Part 2: Potential weaknesses of Algorand

In the previous article, we looked into the key purported innovation of the Algorand project, namely, its pure proof-of-stake consensus mechanism. Based on a...

The QuadrigaCX drama

In the last few days, the crypto world has been fascinated by the dramatic events around the Canadian QuadrigaCX crypto exchange.

Why has decentralized ridesharing not arrived, yet?

If one thinks of it, decentralized ridesharing seems to be an almost perfect use case for blockchain and Web 3.0. However, despite the promises by several project teams reaching as far back as 2015, it...

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OpenSea introduces Ebay-style auctions

OpenSea, a decentralized exchange for digital collectibles like Cryptokitties, has introduced an Ebay-style auction system for the assets traded on the platform.

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...

Bitcoin may actually resemble the established financial assets in terms of its price dynamics

Outside observers may find a lot of weird phenomena at cryptocurrency markets. It is enough just to point at projects such as...

Van Eck/SolidX ETF proposal resubmitted

As was announced by Van Eck’s digital director Gabor Gurbacs on his Twitter, CBOE, Van Eck and SolidX have resubmitted to the...

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...

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SEC to clarify its stance on digital tokens

The threat of legal repercussions for token-issuing projects from the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may be one of the largest...

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 company...

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...

Deep Dive into Algorand Part 2: Potential weaknesses of Algorand

In the previous article, we looked into the key purported innovation of the Algorand project, namely, its pure proof-of-stake consensus mechanism. Based on a version...

Pyrofex claims to have developed a better consensus protocol than Ethereum’s Casper

Pyrofex is a U. S.-based company that has, among other projects, been working together with RChain Cooperative on the RChain project. Like Ethereum,...

Wrapped BTC now available on Ethereum

According to the press release by the WBTC decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) available on its web-site, it has now launched its Wrapped Bitcoin...

Joseph Lubin is optimistic about the blockchain space in 2019

Joseph Lubin, Ethereum co-founder and the founder of Consensys was interviewed at the World Economic Forum about the prospects of the blockchain space...

Arwen may allow trustless off-chain trading of cryptos

Exchanges are arguably the weakest element of the nascent blockchain ecosystem. Their centralized nature creates all kinds of risks for users: from government...

Cryptocurrency markets demonstrating adverse herding behavior and Bitcoin contagion

It is well-known that the quality of cryptocurrency markets is well below that of the ones for the more established assets. They are...