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Blockchain-developers-get-a-new-ABT-wallet-from-ArcBlock

Blockchain developers get a new ABT wallet from ArcBlock


Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by

ArcBlock has officially released its ABT Wallet giving every user access to their own decentralized identity and the ability to take back control of their digital-selves. Using ArcBlock's unique interconnected blockchain network ABT Network, and Forge Blockchain Application Framework, any developer can now add the ability for any application or service to use decent...


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Maker of CryptoFight lands investment from gaming pioneer Calvin Ayre


Monday, May 20, 2019 by

Kronoverse Corp. has secured a lead investment in its seed round from Calvin Ayre, online gaming entrepreneur, and founder of Ayre Group and CoinGeek. The investment comes on the heels of Kronoverse’s groundbreaking announcement last month that it will use the Bitcoin SV [BSV] blockchain to power CryptoFights’ game networking layer. Ayre is a key backer of B...


New-crypto-tool-announced-as-blockchain-makes-a-comeback

New crypto tool announced as blockchain makes a comeback


Monday, May 6, 2019 by

Pcore announced the launch of their Token Sale (PCC) as the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain markets rebound and investors prepare to re-enter the market. The Pcore discount invoicing platform is one-of-a-kind and based on Blockchain technology. The main difference between this invoicing system and others is that businesses using Pcore can accept more forms of payment and ...


-How-hashgraph-is-different-to-blockchain

How hashgraph is different to blockchain


Monday, May 6, 2019 by

Hedera Hashgraph is a company which allows distributed ledger technology (DLT) to move beyond the limitations of blockchain. In simple terms, hashgraph goes further than what blockchain can do, while eliminating many blockchain’s issues. It was founded to provide a new form of distributed consensus. The platform is faster, fairer, more secure, and unrivaled by oth...


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Enjin joins FIO


Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by

Enjin has announced a continued effort to make using crypto and blockchain technology as easy as possible by joining the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO), a move expected to boost the usability of both cryptocurrencies and fungible/non-fungible tokens. In joining the consortium comprised of more than 15 members from leading crypto wallets and exchanges, Enji...


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Loopring's decentralized exchange protocol technical design released


Thursday, April 18, 2019 by

Loopring has announced the technical design of its protocol 3.0, following a period of comprehensive research and development. The release represents a significant milestone for the Loopring protocol, combining innovative blockchain technologies and zero-knowledge cryptography in order to dramatically increase throughput and bring fully-functional decentralized exc...


What-it-takes-to-be-a-blockchain-developer

What it takes to be a blockchain developer


Monday, April 8, 2019 by

The role of a blockchain developer is much coveted, and named as the top emerging career in the US job market last year. In fact, software engineers with specialized knowledge of blockchain technology are able to command salaries as high as $175,000 USD. With mainstream adoption on the horizon and higher education institutions working to prepare the next generations of ...


Dapps-compared-to-apps

Dapps compared to apps


Monday, February 4, 2019 by

Dapps, or "decentralized app" development is still in the gestational stage, but one company has seen growth spurts in the number of active dapps throughout 2018. Dapp.com recently compiled their latest quarterly report providing a snapshot of what's happening in the market   Some key takeaways from their report included: Over 900 dapps had la...


Blockchain-development-with-strong-APIs

Blockchain development with strong APIs


Monday, January 21, 2019 by

2018 was the year of blockchain “pilot” projects - where companies began to truly explore all of the possibilities of the technology. For example, in PwC’s 2018 survey of 600 executives, 84 percent said their organizations had at least some involvement with blockchain technology - but only 15 percent reported having gone live. As we jump into 2019, ...


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Enjin blockchain platform to be used by BREC


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by

The Blockchain Robotics Engineering Consortium (BREC) has announced they will utilize Enjin’s blockchain platform and ERC-1155 token standard for their upcoming robotic engineering system Makerverse. In addition to a virtual 3D engineering and simulation space, Makerverse will give engineers, enthusiasts, and gamers of all levels the ability to participate in t...


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Bitcoin donations helping software students


Friday, January 11, 2019 by

Holberton School New Haven, a two-year program training software engineers, announced a $10,000 Bitcoin donation from Scroll Network’s co-founder Nathan Pitruzzello which will be used to help qualifying students offset living expenses while attending the two-year program. Holberton is among the first schools using Blockchain to store academic certifications to ass...


XPhone-uses-blockchain-to-make-calls-and-send-messages

XPhone uses blockchain to make calls and send messages


Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by

Pundi X says they have created a blockchain-based OS and communication protocol for mobile devices that allows users to make calls, send messages and transmit data via a fully decentralized blockchain network. Powered by Function X, an ecosystem built entirely on and for blockchain, the new mobile phone called ‘XPhone’ runs on a new transmission...


Blockchain-IoT-can-work-to-your-advantage

Blockchain IoT can work to your advantage


Friday, October 5, 2018 by

Why do the words Blockchain and IoT still sound terrifying to some businesses? Maybe it's because Blockchain terminology was made mainstream by Bitcoin, or perhaps it's that IoT sounds immediate security alarms. According to IBM, using Blockchain in asset management, customs declarations, supply chain networks, commercial property leasing, and countless more ...


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Merged mining partnership between Bitmain and Elastos


Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by

Elastos (ELA) announced a merged mining partnership with Bitmain Technologies. The merged mining partnership means that for miners and future users of the smart web platform, it guarantees the security of the Bitcoin network by sharing its hashpower. Merged mining allows Bitcoin (BTC) and the ELA coin to be mined simultaneously and more efficiently, and conserves energy...


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New FPS game lets your earn ERC20 tokens while you play


Thursday, July 5, 2018 by

Game players can use WAR FIELD’s GOLDER (GLDR) - an ERC20-compliant, Ethereum-based cryptographic token - to stake on their character’s “life”. GOLDER are available exclusively at warfield.com during the company’s Token Sale/ICO, which starts June 28. Players then compete in deathmatch games. Simply put: the winners get GOLDER from ...


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The first blockchain based smartphone coming to the US


Monday, June 18, 2018 by

An Android-based dual SIM smartphone developed by Pras Michel, in partnership with IoT device company Borqs Technologies, will be offered through a new tech platform, Blacture. The branded, 5.99 inch smartphone device - called MOTIF - will be available later in 2018 and exclusively on blacture.com. The phone features a blockchain-based platform that will be "the fi...


Blockchain-construction-management-products-drop-by-Brickschain

Blockchain construction management products drop by Brickschain


Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by

Recognizing the need for better data coordination, handover and facilities management, Brickschain has released two new products: Brickschain Handover and Brickschain Chronicle. Using blockchain, Brickschain’s new products are set to revolutionize how the industry closes out and maintains facilities. “This is the first step in building a comprehensive registry of all bu...


Blockchain-projects-will-be-quietly-abandoned-says-GlobalData

Blockchain projects will be quietly abandoned says GlobalData


Friday, June 1, 2018 by

Are you starting a new blockchain project but already thinking of calling it quits? New research from GlobalData says many of the early blockchain projects will either be quietly shelved in favor of more traditional approaches or they will evolve in a way which reduces their dependence on blockchain technology in 2018.GlobalData's Thematic Research report, ‘Blockchain -...


Execute-blockchain-transactions-over-USB-with-Blocklet

Execute blockchain transactions over USB with Blocklet


Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by

Filament has introduced its latest Blocklet hardware device in a Universal Serial Bus (USB) form factor, designed specifically to enable existing industrial and enterprise machines to securely execute transactions on a blockchain. Because the new device can be used on any system with a USB port, it enables the world’s largest companies and established businesses of all ...


Consensus-algorithms-and-blockchain

Consensus algorithms and blockchain's future


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by

The question of what’s next for cryptocurrencies and consensus algorithms is an interesting one - particularly lately, due in part to the negative press surrounding the Proof of Work (PoW) protocol and the amount of energy required to mine Bitcoin. However, the issue is not as clear-cut as it seems. There any many analysts, for example, who says the data used by Digicon...


The-blockchain-approach-to-data-storage-problems

The blockchain approach to data storage problems


Sunday, May 13, 2018 by

The human race has truly entered the Information Age. Once the epitome of innovation, the floppy disk’s performance is now eclipsed by thumbnail-sized SD cards that boast over 500,000x the capacity of the already-ancient technology. Terabyte-denominated drives are becoming the norm, and prefixes like peta-, exa- and zetta- are being used to quantify the mind-boggling am...


Lightstreams--wants-to-fix-blockchain’s-privacy-problem

Lightstreams wants to fix blockchain’s privacy problem


Friday, May 4, 2018 by

Lightstreams has announced the launch of its blockchain protocol that aims to fix the mounting privacy issues holding back mainstream adoption of the technology. At the moment, any information stored on a blockchain is clear to everyone on the network. Instead, Lightstreams’ blockchain protocol enables users to grant and revoke access to sensitive information or content...


The-issues-with-Blockchain-and-the-enterprise

The issues with Blockchain and the enterprise


Thursday, May 3, 2018 by

At the end of January 2018, the total market cap of the crypto-economy stood at over $500 billion. This phenomenon is occurring at a time when the vast majority of individuals involved in this space are just trading cryptocurrencies and where even that user base is not particularly big.Some people interpret these facts as a sign that this is a bubble waiting to burst. O...


Bitcoin-mining-at-the-edge-of-space

Bitcoin mining at the edge of space


Tuesday, May 1, 2018 by

With bitcoin’s dramatic drop from last year’s highs of near $20,000 to $6,000-$8,000, it’s no surprise that popular enthusiasm has dimmed somewhat. But not for Miner One - a crowdfunded cryptocurrency mining company that is very bullish on bitcoin, looking to the horizon for the future profits that can be gained by a still promising investment opportunity.The company, c...


The-blockchain-network-to-track-and-authenticate-jewelry

The blockchain network to track and authenticate jewelry


Friday, April 27, 2018 by

IBM and a consortium of gold and diamond businesses announced the first cross-industry initiative to use blockchain to trace the provenance of finished pieces of jewelry across the supply chain for increased transparency.Asahi Refining (precious metals refiner), Helzberg Diamonds (U.S. jewelry retailer), LeachGarner (precious metals supplier), The Richline Group (global...


A-Blockchain-messaging-platform-that

A Blockchain messaging platform that's unstoppable


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by

Today’s instant messaging is about to get a violent shove forward by way of encryption, and Blockchain. Almost all messaging platforms rely on client to server communication, where a unique ID is given to a thread, and stored in a centralized database somewhere. But it’s always been volatile to censorship, network blocking, or any other form of controlled policing....


Ember-talks-about-their-JavaScript-framework

Ember talks about their JavaScript framework


Friday, March 30, 2018 by

The EmberConf, now in their 5th year, recently took place in Portland where all things Ember were talked about during the 3 day event. There was advanced Mirage training, Broccoli.js tutorials, chats about progressive web apps, and lots of talk about Ember.js - especially the new release of 3.0.Tom Dale, a senior staff engineer at LinkedIn, is one of the founders and cr...


All-aboard-the-Blockchain-train!

All aboard the Blockchain train!


Thursday, March 29, 2018 by

I hear the word Blockchain at least once a day now when just 6 months ago it was once a week. There is no doubt Blockchain is here to stay and it’s gearing up to be the top adopted technology in recent years. But just like web developers that were left in the dust when native mobile development came to town, many developers, in general, are having a hard time grasping t...


IBM-has-a-new-Blockchain-platform

IBM has a new Blockchain platform


Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by

Interest in blockchain has never been greater, driving more focus on how it can be used in the enterprise. In fact, more than half of the world's big corporations are either actively considering, or are in the process of, deploying blockchain technology. And two thirds of firms state they expect the technology to be integrated into their systems by the end of 2018, acco...


ALAX-blockchain-technology-coming-to-over-40M-users

ALAX blockchain technology coming to over 40M users


Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by

ALAX, the blockchain-based app and games distribution platform set to hold its TGE on April 17th 2018, has today announced the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Gionee, one of China’s largest mobile phone manufacturers.The intended partnership will see the ALAX platform preinstalled on Gionee’s new smartphones, with older models moving to the ALAX platform in lin...


Creating-connected-car-apps-just-got-easier

Creating connected car apps just got easier


Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by

When was the last time you sat down and wrote an app that would communicate with a car? I thought so - me either. The challenge with making automotive apps is knowing which vehicles you can target. With almost every auto manufacturer doing their own thing, and little documentation about how to make it all play nice with your code, it can be enough to make developers wav...


DeveloperWeek-2018-roundup

DeveloperWeek 2018 roundup


Thursday, March 22, 2018 by

DeveloperWeek 2018, held recently in the SF Bay Area, is part of the largest series of completely developer-focused events in the world, with conferences also held in New York and Austin. It is a testament to the fact that “software rules the world” that around 8000 developers turned up for various parts of DeveloperWeek, which included a large two-day Hackathon, a fren...


New-DAPP-for-the-Blockchain-coming

New DAPP for the Blockchain coming


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by

ExeBlock Technology Corp intends to launch their first decentralized app called eXe50/50. The new application will be established to be used concurrently by multiple charities in any jurisdiction from a local to a global basis. Numerous associations, community leagues, professional sports and charities use 50/50 draws for raising funds all around the world. There are 1....


Developers-outlook-2018:-big-technologies,-big-changes

Developers outlook 2018: big technologies, big changes


Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by

In 2018 changes in the technology landscape are creating fantastic opportunities for innovation in design and engineering. For decades, computers featured a TV screen for output, a keyboard for text input, and a mouse to point and click. Just a few years ago, the iPhone transformed everything by putting the first well-designed computer with a touchscreen in our pockets....


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CSHTML5 released to build HTML5 Apps with C-Sharp


Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by

C#/XAML for HTML5 just entered the last stage of development before its 1.0 milestone. Known as CSHTML5, this Visual Studio extension will be released by Userware on Feb 26 as a Release Candidate, providing developers with a new way to develop web apps.Developers are now able to use C# and XAML to write apps that run in the browser. Absolutely no knowledge of HTML5 or J...