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...
PumaPay's latest advancements
Thursday, August 13, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
With their new hybrid solution, PumaPay differentiates itself from other payment service providers. Combining crypto with traditional finance, their service now enables payments to be made and received in any currency, with the PMA token acting as a means of value transfer, by virtually anyone from merchants of all varieties to end-users. With measures in place to ensur...
HedgeTrade announces invitation-only beta
Thursday, December 19, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
HedgeTrade is happy to announce the launch of the HedgeTrade Invitation-Only Beta. The Beta gives the HedgeTrade community the chance to register on the functioning platform, begin sharing and buying cryptocurrency trading predictions (Blueprints) and earn HedgeTrade (HEDG) tokens.
HedgeTrade is a simple, engaging open market for trading insights that aligns th...
Quras is now listed on BiKi
Monday, November 18, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Quras has announced a partnership with BiKi. As of November 1st, Quras' native token (XQC) is listed and active on BiKi's trading platform. This strategic partnership strengthens Quras' position in the Asian market, expanding its market share through BiKi's large and growing user base of over 2 million people globally. Together, Quras and BiKi look to br...
Create dapps on Hedera Hashgraph platform through Open Access (OA)
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-grade public distributed ledger platform, has announced Open Access (OA) to its mainnet beta. OA allows anyone from the general public to create accounts and any developer to build decentralized applications (dapps) on the Hedera Hashgraph platform. With hundreds of developers already building on the network over the last few months ...
Decentralized DevNet released into the wild from SKALE Labs
Friday, August 23, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
SKALE Labs announced the launch of the Fuji DevNet. The Fuji Devnet is a decentralized DevNet that is run by a global community of validators. It will go live with partnerships including top validators Blockware, Certus.One, Chorus One, Dokia, Figment Networks, Hashed, Staked, StakewithUs, and Stake X, as well as key infrastructure player Bison Trails.
Bitcoin secured enterprise blockchain lands
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Komodo announced that Antara, an end-to-end “Smart Chain” development framework, has gone live. Antara allows developers to break away from the limitations of today’s single-chain blockchain platform architecture by enabling the creation of simple, scalable, modular, Smart Chains that are secured using the Bitcoin network through Komodo’s Delayed...
Preview for Blockstack's new smartcontracting language
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
Blockstack PBC has released the first preview for its new smart contracting language, Clarity, ahead of its official launch later this year. The new language is designed to empower developers to create reliable smart contracts that reduce the risk of fatal flaws and bugs, which have resulted in well-publicized hacks and widespread damage, prior to launching applications...
Loopring's decentralized exchange protocol technical design released
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
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
Monday, April 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
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 ...
How Ethereum's hard fork could rebound the future of crypto
Thursday, January 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
Ethereum crypto coin speculation can be found in just about every corner of the Internet, right along with many other crypto coins. But what is it about Ethereum that intrigues so many?
According to the deVere Group, Ethereum's ending value could be $2500 sometime in 2019, and it will continue to grow through 2020, because of the use of the platform itself and th...
Execute blockchain transactions over USB with Blocklet
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Richard Harris
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's future
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Fran Strajnar
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...
Lightstreams wants to fix blockchain’s privacy problem
Friday, May 4, 2018 by Richard Harris
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
Thursday, May 3, 2018 by Mike Palencia
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...