Category: Ethereum

Gavin Andresen Speaks About Ethereum’s Tornado and Wallet Privacy

Gavin Andresen Speaks About Ethereum's Tornado and Wallet PrivacyOver the last couple of years. the former lead maintainer of the Bitcoin Core (BTC) repository Gavin Andresen has been quiet in regards to the crypto ecosystem. Andresen hasn’t been developing any projects and once in a while makes a comment or two about the digital currency industry. On Monday, January 13, Andresen shared the […]

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Ethereum, Tron and EOS Control 98% of All Dapp Volume

Ethereum, Tron and EOS Dominate Dapps With 98% of All Volume2019 was a good year for dapps and a particularly good one for Tron and Ethereum. That’s the upshot of Dapp Review’s new report into crypto-powered decentralized applications. The sprawling research document inspects the major dapp networks in forensic detail and provides key takeaways. The headline-grabber is the revelation that Tron, EOS, and Ethereum accrued […]

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Kerala Outlines Plans to Become India’s Blockchain Hub

Kerala Outlines Plans to Become India's Blockchain HubThe Indian state of Kerala is actively exploring using blockchain technology to improve a wide range of existing systems, including financial. Thousands of people are already being trained in the state to become blockchain experts, some of whom have already graduated, according to the state’s electronics and information technology secretary. He recently revealed the state’s […]

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Tron-Based Tether Has Ballooned to Over 900 Million Tokens, Almost 22% of Total Supply

Tron-Based Tether Has Ballooned to Over 900 Million Tokens, Almost 22% of Total SupplySince Tether’s (USDT) migration to other networks beside the BTC-based Omni protocol, significant shifts have taken place seeing the heavily-printed stablecoin rise to prominence also via Ethereum’s ERC20 standard and Tron’s TRC20 implementation. Ethereum-based USDT supply currently sits at over 2.2 billion tokens, while the Omni equivalent stands at around 1.5 billion. The Tron network […]

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Ethereum Proponent Virgil Griffith Deemed a Flight Risk, Judge Denies Bail

Ethereum Proponent Virgil Griffith Deemed a Flight Risk, Judge Denies BailU.S. law enforcement filed in November criminal charges against Ethereum researcher Virgil Griffith because he traveled to North Korea and taught “his audience how to use blockchain technology.” Griffith was arrested on Thanksgiving Day and has been forced to remain in prison the whole time. On Dec. 26, SDNY Magistrate Judge Barbara Moses refused Griffith’s […]

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2019 Google and Yahoo Searches for Bitcoin Decline Significantly

2019 Google and Yahoo Searches for Bitcoin Decline Significantly2019 was an interesting year for cryptocurrencies. Some would say it wasn’t as bad as the crypto winter in 2018 and others would note it wasn’t as great as bull run 2017. One thing’s for sure, ever since the all-time price highs, interest in cryptocurrencies has been waning. According to data from Google Trends and […]

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Fomo3D Team Launch New Dapp That’s ‘Not Just a Game’

Fomo 3D Team Launch New Dapp That’s ‘Not Just a Game’Team Just, the brain trust behind viral hit Fomo3D, are back with an eagerly anticipated new dapp, this time on Tron. Just.game has been dubbed “a showcase of how blockchain technology can be used to create an autonomous company that constantly generates revenue and distributes it to anyone crazy enough to play with it.” In […]

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$100M of Ethereum Tied to Plustoken Scam Sparks Wild Theories

$100M Worth of Ethereum Tied to Plustoken Scam Sparks Wild TheoriesDuring the last two weeks as cryptocurrency prices slid below long term foundational support, speculators assumed Plustoken scammers may be behind the dump. Blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis published a report which claimed Plustoken coin sales might be dragging BTC prices down. Moreover, on December 19, Plustoken scammers moved 789,525 ETH ($101 million) from one address […]

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BCH Is An A-Class Crypto for Auditability

BCH: An A-Class, Top-Tier CryptoCrypto research group Coin Metrics recently released issue 30 of its “State of the Network” series, which ranks crypto assets by auditability. Taking into account node operation, synchronization, normal operation, code audit and extraction of ledger data, the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap were ranked. These were also ranked on ease of ledger reconstruction, […]

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Whales Control Most of Litecoin, Many Ethereum Tokens

Just a Few Whales Control Most of Litecoin, Many Ethereum TokensA new study of 140,000 crypto addresses finds that few accounts are needed to form majority ownership of many coins. More than half of all LTC is held in just 189 non-exchange addresses, and on average, the top 100 ERC20 tokens are majority-owned by just 34 addresses. Almost 1 in 4 tokens had a majority […]

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How SLP Dividends Can Tokenize Anything, Including the Stock Market

How SLP Dividends Can Tokenize Anything, Including the Stock MarketNot everyone is lucky enough to have access to the stock market and the ability to buy shares in successful corporations like Apple or Coca-Cola. Many impoverished and politically restricted areas make such participation impossible for those who live there. However, thanks to the ability to tokenize virtually anything via SLPs (Simple Ledger Protocol tokens) […]

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24K Casino Adds Ethereum

24K Casino Adds EthereumWe live in an era where the latest technology profoundly shapes our daily lives. The past decade has seen an unprecedented growth in technology that not only revolutionized the online gaming industry but literally turned it on its head.

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China Releases Year-End Crypto Rankings

China Releases Year-End Crypto RankingsChina’s Center for Information and Industry Development has published its year-end crypto project rankings. Thirty-five projects were evaluated and ranked overall as well as in three separate categories. Bitcoin has risen in ranking while EOS remains China’s favorite. Also read: China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain Year-End Crypto Rankings The Center […]

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Weiss Ratings Downgrades EOS to ‘C-‘ Due to Centralization – How Other Coins Measure Up

Weiss Ratings Downgrades EOS to 'C-' Due to Centralization - How Other Coins Measure UpWeiss Ratings has downgraded EOS once again, taking its ranking from a B to a C-. The group cites “failure to decentralize,” “misallocation of resources,” and a congested network as reasons for the fall in rank. “Weiss Crypto Ratings model is not based on opinion. It’s driven by data,” the group claims. In this article […]

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Evercoin Launches Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet

Evercoin Launches Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Hardware WalletAt New York Consensus Invest Summit, Evercoin Inc. today announced Evercoin 2, the “safest hardware wallet”. Evercoin 2 provides a wallet and exchange for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies featuring a hardware wallet the size of a house key powered by YubiKey 5ci, the first implementation of its kind. Prior to this, users wanting hardware security relied on large, difficult to use and not mobile-first first-generation hardware wallets like Ledger and Trezor. Now every compatible YubiKey owner can download a free hardware wallet.

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CME Group Publishes Bitcoin Options Specifications

CME Group Publishes Bitcoin Options SpecificationsIn mid-September, the foreign exchange company CME Group announced the launch of options on its bitcoin futures contracts in Q1 2020, pending regulatory review. CME Group executive Tim McCourt said there was “increasing client demand” for the firm’s bitcoin derivatives and now the company has published specifications for the options products. Also Read: French Ministry […]

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104 Addresses Hold 70% of Tether, Research Reveals

104 Addresses Hold 70% of Tether, Research RevealsThe ownership of tether (USDT) turns out to be quite concentrated. According to a recent report, a few addresses control the bulk of the stablecoin, which is widely used by bitcoin traders. The finding comes on top of fresh accusations of creating a bubble levied in a lawsuit against tether’s operators. That adds to the […]

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Smart Contract Blockchains Are Struggling to Scale

Smart Contract Blockchains Are Struggling to ScaleSecond generation blockchains were presented as being faster, cheaper, and more scalable than Bitcoin. Third generation chains (basically anything that came after Ethereum) promised even greater optimizations. In the event, these networks have run into the same difficulties as Bitcoin, with competition for scarce resources leading to mounting costs and congestion. To tackle these problems, […]

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