Developers of the most popular bitcoin implementation software have big dreams of crafting a truly global form of money, and as such, you can say they have a lot on their plates.The breadth of their to-do lists was easy to see at a recent annual meeting in New York,...
Bitfinex has announced that it will launch a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange built on the Eos.io platform. The new platform, Eosfinex, will be the first exchange to be hosted using Eos.io’s decentralized application infrastructure. Also Read: EOS Raises $700M Despite Token Affording No “Rights, Uses, Purpose, or Features” Bitfinex Partners With Eos to...
This past January a project was launched that revealed a forked version of the crypto-derivative platform, Counterparty, and it’s being built for the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. Now this week, at the Cryptopulco event in Mexico, the creator of the new BCH token infrastructure, Julian Smith, has announced that...
Just recently the startup Smartbtc announced the execution of a bitcoin-based smart contract written in the Python codebase. The team intended to grow their Twitter following by creating a contract that paid 0.011 BTC after it accrued 1,000 followers in sixty days. After the goal was met, Smartbtc’s Python...
There’s never a bad time to be sending and receiving bitcoin, but right now is especially good. Fees are at the lowest in 18 months, with the average transaction value now under a dollar. This contrasts starkly with the latter quarter of last year, when rising fees peaked at...
The startup that oversees development of the world's third most-valuable cryptocurrency, XRP, is moving to upgrade the underlying technology on which it operates.Announced Wednesday, San Francisco-based startup Ripple is releasing two new white papers for peer review - one describing XRP's consensus algorithm in a more formal way and the...
Social media has been abuzz since Tuesday's initial sale of the forthcoming Venezuelan government-backed cryptocurrency, the petro, though reviews are so far mixed.So far, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has claimed that the country had collected a whopping $735 million during the first day of its presale for the new cryptocurrency....
A woman peers out from a watchtower.Below her hundreds of people are walking the streets of a bustling marketplace. She has one power: If a vendor tries to cheat a buyer or vice versa, she pushes a button, instantly notifying the innocent party. Once the swindle is known, the...
Think of cryptocurrency developers and names like Satoshi Nakamoto, Gavin Andresen, and Nick Szabo spring to mind. Individuals who place principles ahead of profit and are more aligned with open source principles than filing patents and closely guarding their secrets. The only secret Satoshi guarded was his identity. It...
Blockchain software startup R3, trade finance tech provider TradeIX and a group of major banks have moved their Marco Polo trade finance platform to the pilot stage.The news follows on from what the firms call in a press release a "successful" proof-of-concept that commenced last September in partnership with...