Blockchain app builder SDK from thirdweb
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 by Richard Harris
Ava Labs and thirdweb are expanding AvaCloud’s offerings and improving time-to-market for apps that need a custom, highly performant blockchain. AvaCloud already offers fast, simple custom blockchain deployments. Thirdweb’s robust SDKs, smart contracts, and other tools enable AvaCloud builders to go beyond infrastructure and easily launch high...
Self custodial Visa debit card from Gnosis
Monday, July 31, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Gnosis announces the imminent release of Gnosis Pay and Gnosis Card. Gnosis Pay is the first decentralized payment network allowing web3 developers to integrate with a range of traditional payment schemes including Visa, and onboard the next millions of uninitiated users to tap into the web3 economy. Gnosis Card is the world’s first officially Visa-certified self-...
Smart contract functionality from Zeitgeist
Thursday, June 22, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Zeitgeist announced the integration of smart contract functionality to its protocol leveraging Polkadot's recent XCM v3 release. This integration will allow builders and users of the Zeitgeist platform to leverage smart contracts for the automated creation of, participation in, and resolving of prediction markets, in addition to automated liquidity management.
Web3 Accelerator Program from Cronos Labs
Friday, May 26, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Cronos Labs, a blockchain startup accelerator focusing on decentralized finance, blockchain games, and the development of the Cronos ecosystem, has announced the second cohort of the flagship US$100M-backed Cronos Accelerator Program. First launched in June 2022, the program targets early-stage crypto projects and provides them with mentorship and funding opportunities ...
Green Grants Program results revealed by Filecoin Green
Friday, May 12, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
The Green Grants Program provides vital funding for initiatives that promote sustainable economic practices and address environmental and social issues. The Regenerative Finance (ReFi) funding initiative is a significant milestone for Filecoin Green as it moves beyond simply decarbonizing the Filecoin Network and towards providing people, organizations, and humanity wit...
NFT marketplace and gallery to launch from Trend Innovations
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Trend Innovations Holding Inc. has recently announced that they will combine two recent acquisitions to upgrade and launch a more robust version of the company's newly acquired InstantFAME platform. InstantFAME is a mobile and web application, which operates in the multi-billion-dollar digital artwork marketplace for artists to securely publish and sell their d...
Ethereum NFT traders have increased by 88 percent YoY
Thursday, April 13, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
In the past year, the number of Ethereum NFT traders has risen by a staggering 88% YoY, according to BitcoinCasinos.com. This marks a clear indication of the growing interest in this space.
"The blockchain industry is seeing immense growth, and the surge in users transacting in Ethereum-based NFTs is a testament to this. This is a great sign for the future of di...
Samsung led the smartphone market in 2022
Thursday, April 13, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
According to StockApps.com, Samsung shipped 261 million units worldwide in 2022. This figure was well above the 226.4 million units shipped by Apple, the second-largest smartphone manufacturer.
"The South Korean technology giant was able to maintain its market leadership despite the pandemic-induced economic downturn, which affected all smartphone manufacturers....
NFT API requests are surging
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
BitcoinCasinos.com has been following the latest trends on NFTs. Recent research revealed developers and consumers are increasingly interested in NFT products. API requests grew by more than 1000% YoY in the last quarter of 2022 and by over 132% QoQ.
"Although talk of NFTs has just about died down, activity in the space hasn't. The numbers show that develope...
Compile CUDA Quantum with Qristal from Quantum Brilliance
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 by Richard Harris
Quantum Brilliance has released a new version of its open-source Qristal software able to compile quantum programs written in CUDA Quantum, NVIDIA's newly announced open-source programming model.
Announced at NVIDIA GTC, a global AI conference, Quantum Brilliance's new release of Qristal heralds a major step forward in hybrid quantum-classical computing.
Smart contract environment Filecoin Virtual Machine launches
Friday, March 17, 2023 by Richard Harris
Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM), an execution environment for smart contracts on the Filecoin network, is now live on the Filecoin mainnet. The FVM launch adds smart contracts and user programmability to the Filecoin blockchain, unlocking the enormous potential of an open data economy.
With FVM, developers can write and deploy custom code to run on the Filecoin blockc...
Inter Protocol now a stable token for cosmos IST
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 by Richard Harris
The first phase of Inter Protocol is live. Inter Stable Token (IST), a decentralized, fully-collateralized, programmable stable token has launched for the Cosmos ecosystem on the Agoric platform. Stable-by-design with value relative to the US Dollar, IST was created to provide users with a minimum price volatility asset, and an evolving, risk-managed set of minting mech...
Cardano gets largest upgrade in 5 years
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 by Richard Harris
The research and software development company behind Cardano, Input Output Global (IOG), has confirmed that it had last night, along with the Cardano Foundation technical team, successfully applied the much-anticipated ‘Vasil’ upgrade to the Cardano mainnet. The upgrade is set to bring increased network capacity, richer applications, and faster transactions ...
NFT marketplace Aimee rebranded
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
PolkaFantasy has announced the launch of their rebranded NFT marketplace, Aimee, on a quest to bring people from all over the world together for their love of NFTs on August 4th and 7th.
PolkaFantasy launches rebranded NFT marketplace Aimee
As part of the launch, Aimee is featuring an exclusive NFT collection with legendary artist, Keiji Inafune-san, known as...
Web3 developer ecosystem is accelerating globally
Friday, May 6, 2022 by Richard Harris
Rockaway Blockchain Fund (RBF), a European venture capital firm that invests in digital assets and infrastructure, has highlighted that Web3 developer activity is accelerating globally, with Europe set to become a major hub.
Speaking ahead of the Gateway to Cosmos Conference and Hackathon in Prague, the VC firm outlined how Europe’s presence as a leading tech h...
SDK runtime within the Google Privacy Sandbox
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by Nathan Darst
Google recently announced its plans to bring its Privacy Sandbox to Android. Largely conceptual at this point, Google has made it clear this will be a multi-year lift (at least 2 years). The lead time is much appreciated; however, it's so distant that we don't have any solidified documentation, betas, or developer previews to act on. So what does that mean? Well...
Efinity parachain launches on Polkadot
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Enjin has launched its flagship parachain Efinity on Polkadot. As the first-ever NFT parachain to launch on the Polkadot network, Efinity will support CryptoBlades and its 1.1 million users, with additional commitment from over 100 games and apps.
Purpose-built to remove the barriers to entry to NFTs and decentralized gaming, Efinity simplifies the user experience an...
Mint NFTs on demand with NFT Mint House
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 by Richard Harris
Metatron has announced it has developed NFTMinthouse.com, an NFT full-service provider. Metatron has generated millions of downloads for top-tier clients, and at one time had more apps in the top 20 lifestyle on iTunes than any other company. Metatron was one of the first companies to create and white-label cannabis and crypto-related apps on iTunes.
TreeTrunk NFT smart contract lands
Monday, March 14, 2022 by Richard Harris
John Wolpert, co-founder of TreeTrunk and Group Executive, Enterprise Mainnet Products and Technology at ConsenSys chats with us about what TreeTrunk is, how the TreeTrunk NFT smart contract will become widely used, how it can distribute royalties immediately and securely, and a lot more.
ADM: What is the long-term vision for TreeTrunk?
Wolpert: The primary j...
Ethereum virtual machine lands from Ontology
Monday, March 7, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Ontology announced the release of its Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). Seamlessly connecting the Ontology and EVM-based ecosystems will increase cross-chain interoperability, allowing EVM-based blockchain developers to migrate easily across ecosystems and seamlessly construct applications on Ontology.
To celebrate the release, Ontology has also announced a $10 million...
NFT smart contract that pays NFT artists securely
Friday, February 25, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Ethereum co-founder, Joseph Lubin’s blockchain incubator, ConsenSys Mesh has announced the NFT platform TreeTrunk.io at the celebrated ETH Denver developer conference. Launching in a beta release on the Polygon Mumbai testnet, TreeTrunk has introduced a new smart contract that, for the first time in the Ethereum ecosystem, collects and distributes royalty payments...
AI and Voice predictions for 2022
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Scott Stephenson is a dark matter physicist turned Deep Learning entrepreneur. He earned a Ph.D. in particle physics from the University of Michigan where his research involved building a lab two miles underground to detect dark matter. Scott left his physics post-doc research position to found Deepgram. Stephenson talks about his 2022 predictions and what’s ...
NFT game Alien Worlds records almost 760K users
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 by Richard Harris
Many in the gaming industry have expressed their belief that NFT games and/or blockchain games are the future of gaming. The NFT games segment is still in its infancy but user counts for many games are rapidly rising, highlighting the potential the segment holds. According to data presented by Safe Betting Sites, Alien Worlds had the highest player count among NFT games...
Moonwalk NFT Utility Wallet launches
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 by Richard Harris
Moonwalk has announced the official unveiling of the Moonwalk-branded NFT Utility Wallet, a no-code solution for brands, gaming companies, and creators looking to create NFT communities and deploy NFT-powered unlocks and gamification. Available for desktop, mobile web, chrome extension and API deployment, Moonwalk’s unique NFT Utility Wallet acts as a ho...
Minterest deploys to Moonbeam
Friday, November 5, 2021 by Richard Harris
Minterest, a value-capturing lending and borrowing protocol designed to make DeFi fairer for users, has announced that it will be deployed on Moonbeam, an Ethereum-compatible smart contract parachain on Polkadot.
Moonbeam will provide recognized world-class technical support to assist with the protocol’s migration, while, in turn, Minterest will act as a magnet...
Smart contract language changes for Partisia Blockchain
Thursday, September 30, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Partisia Blockchain has announced that it has updated its smart contract language to Rust and Wasm (WebAssembly).
Partisia Blockchain represents the first successful complete integration of Secure Multi-Party Computation (MPC) and blockchain technology. The adoption of Rust and Wasm is designed to facilitate a smooth and more efficient experience for developers,...
How smart contracts and AI could work together
Monday, September 20, 2021 by Guido Santos
It’s a common refrain within IT teams: challenges with data management can inhibit business agility and slow AI-driven innovation to a crawl. Why? Because as data grows and complexifies, proper data management becomes increasingly time-consuming and effort-intensive. This type of data conundrum is what keeps Data Scientists awake at night (and not just figurativel...
Cardano price prediction for 2021
Thursday, August 26, 2021 by Richard Harris
The price of cryptocurrency Cardano will jump to more than $3 in the next month, predicts the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory, asset management, and fintech organizations.
Cardano price predictions for 2021
"WalletInvestor believes the next year will see ADA soar far beyond its current high. The outlet predicts a price o...
Blockchain protocol AllianceBlock wants to be your Defi ecosystem
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 by Richard Harris
On a mission to build the world’s first globally compliant decentralized capital market, since its launch in late 2020, the DeFi powerhouse AllianceBlock recently announced partnerships with Chainlink, Ocean Protocol, Injective Protocol, Orion Protocol, CertiK, the London Stock Exchange Group’s Partner Platform and many more.
We had a chat ...
Atari expands partnership with Chain Games
Friday, March 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Atari® announced that they will expand their existing partnership with Chain Games to integrate into the upcoming Atari Multiverse experience. As a part of this expansion, Chain Games and Atari will develop a region within the Atari Multiverse where users can experience their collaborative efforts, including brand new interactive experiences provided by both pa...
Getting started with blockchain smart contracts
Thursday, March 11, 2021 by Shaul Kfir
Cryptocurrency garners most of the headlines when it comes to blockchain, but the biggest impact over the long run will come from many other practical uses including banking, property records and healthcare, just to name a few. For all of the different use cases, blockchain apps have one thing in common that should be at the forefront of anything developers are working ...
Why blockchain is the future
Friday, January 15, 2021 by Richard Harris
The fears from the pandemic have naturally placed more focus on wearables helping us monitor our health, fitness, and keeping us better connected.
Companies such as Apple, Samsung, Fitbit, and others are flooding the market with health and fitness devices to help mankind to stay healthy and happier. I believe we will see even more companies entering this space and mo...
Enterprise blockchain adoption will increase in 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Richard Harris
One significant trend witnessed in 2020 was the wave of large enterprises moving to execute their business logic in Layer 2 networks and simply using Layer 1 for consensus and arbitration. This combination offers enterprises the best of both public networks — with superior, distributed trust - and private networks — with lower costs and better scalability, p...
Kadena announced a multi-protocol decentralized exchange
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Kadena announced a multi-protocol decentralized exchange (DEX) named Kadenaswap. Kadenaswap will utilize Kadena’s 20-chain sharded and scalable layer-1 public blockchain with 480,000 transactions per second capability. The company also announced community onboarding initiatives such as offering a free month of gas during October 2020, launching a developer en...
Kadena public blockchain has increased from 10 to 20 chains
Thursday, August 20, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Kadena announced that its scalable layer-1 public blockchain has increased from 10 to 20 chains, becoming the fastest blockchain platform in the world. Kadena’s Chainweb public protocol functions through a braided, parallelized consensus mechanism, a unique architecture that boosts speeds while preserving the security of the Proof of Work consensus utilized by Bit...