This is the Ethereum network’s first hard fork since Constantinople in February. It is said to improve speed and gas efficiency. It was activated at block number 9,069,000. Ethereum completed its Istanbul hard fork on December 8th, 2019. This is the Ethereum network’s first hard fork since Constantinople in February. …Read More »
Fresh off a successful ICO, the Korea-based startup ICON is looking to provide a medium to connect all the different blockchains together. This puts ICON in the same field as Ark, which is attempting to accomplish similar goals. The main concept of ICON is their idea of a “loopchain”. As stated in their whitepaper, a loopchain can be described as a “high-performance blockchain that can provide real-time transaction, which is based on enhanced Smart Contract.” Through ICON, participants will be able to connect to any blockchain without relying on the current centralized exchanges.
ICON has a relatively large team from various backgrounds. They have also secured the help of a few notable advisors such as Jason Best and Don Tapscott.
For more information on ICON and the work they’re doing, see “What is ICON“.
Christensen stated that both the digital currencies bitcoin and ethereum have the potential to become digital gold. Ethereum 2.0 would have a lot of advantages and also would be great as Ethereum blockchain. After several influencers pointed out similarities between Bitcoin and gold, the term digital gold has been used …Read More »
The 2019 facts reveal new statistics which points out to the increase in volatility and liquidity stands at the same position. If the average monthly spreads are written in terms of price percentage, it makes 0.045 percent and 0.304 percent in March and July respectively as reported by the Coinbase …Read More »
The Tezos Foundation (TF) is willing to provide funding for some of the Ethereum Foundation’s projects that were abandoned due to lack of financing. The Ethereum Foundation is planning on shutting down a lot of their international teams in 2020. Nina Breznik tweets on how her team wishes to continue …Read More »
First ethereum2 networking call to tackle all the networking and first eth2 phase2 community call to rally the effort. Parity’s Shasper joins Prysmatic’s Sapphire testnet. Presentation, specification, and implementation of the new BLS standards. Ethereum announced an update on its blog on December 5, 2019. The update highlighted many new …Read More »
Microsoft is using Blockchain technology as an option to make artificial intelligence less complicated. This blockchain data manager takes on-chain data and connects it to another application so the transaction data from nodes can be sent to other databases. The tracking of shipments of organic beef from Argentina could be …Read More »
SBI Holdings CEO Yoshitaka Kitao reveals that the Japanese financial services giant has been considering paying shareholder dividends in the form of XRP tokens. The opt-in program is expected to launch during the fiscal year ending in March 2020. This latest move provides substantial credibility to Ripple and its overall ecosystem. …Read More »
Facebook’s own digital currency Libra continues to push for establishing its presence in Europe. EU finance ministers agreed that private digital currencies should not be permitted until the risks are clearly addressed. Dante Disparte, deputy chair of the Libra project is determined to make a presence in the EU. Facebook’s …Read More »
VeVote is a tool that the VeChain community can use to see the incoming changes in the VeChain ecosystem. VeVote provides a transparent and decentralized platform for stakeholders to cast their votes based on their voting authority. The whole process is executed via smart contracts and is recorded on the …Read More »
Telegram is a cloud-based messaging and voice over service. As per the report Telegram’s anticipated initial coin offering was conducted privately last year raining $1.7 billion from the sale of 2.9 billion tokens. GRAM tokens can also be used for other external purposes and also can be traded as digital …Read More »