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Web3 Studying How to Integrate Kadena’s Smart Contract Language on Polkadot

The Web3 Foundation is studying how to adopt blockchain startup Kadena’s smart contract programming language for the Polkadot ecosystem.

Tech  ·  12 November 2019

Alibaba’s Ant Financial Starts Pre-Launch Testing of Business Blockchain

The fintech arm of Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group said it expects the blockchain to go live in around three months.

Tech  ·  12 November 2019

HTC Will Support Binance Chain With Special Edition Smartphone

HTC's special edition EXODUS blockchain smartphone will allow users to directly access Binance's decentralized exchange and token.

Tech  ·  12 November 2019

MAS, JPMorgan Build Payments System With Inter-Blockchain Connectivity

Working with JPMorgan and Temasek, Singapore's central bank has developed a prototype blockchain-based cross border payments system.

Policy & regulation  ·  11 November 2019

How Bitcoin’s Lightning Can Be Used for Private Messaging

Bitcoin's lightning network might have a use case beyond faster and more scalable payments, thanks to an experimental version called Whatsat.

Tech  ·  9 November 2019

Longtime Bitcoin Advocate Launches Broker-Dealer for Crypto Firms

Longtime bitcoin advocate Bruce Fenton has created a new broker-dealer for digital asset firms and financial advisors called Watchdog Capital.

Business  ·  31 October 2019

Ripple Invests in Biometric Cybersecurity Startup’s $2.2 Million Round

Keyless, a London-based cybersecurity startup, claims to be the first firm to combine biometrics and cryptography.

Business  ·  30 October 2019
Bitcoin Mining

Avalon Bitcoin Miner Maker Canaan Officially Files for $400 Million US IPO

Avalon bitcoin miner maker Canaan Creative has just formally filed for a $400 million US IPO.

Business  ·  28 October 2019

From Banking Giants to Tech Darlings, China Reveals Over 500 Enterprise Blockchain Projects

As President Xi called on China to seize blockchain opportunities, industry heavyweights are already leading hundreds of enterprise projects.

Policy & regulation  ·  28 October 2019
Lightning Network

As Lightning’s Economy Takes Shape, Devs Are Split on Proposed Fee Hike

At the lightning network's inaugural conference in Berlin, the future economics of the bitcoin payment technology took center stage.

Tech  ·  21 October 2019

Researchers Uncover Bitcoin ‘Attack’ That Could Slow or Stop Lightning Payments

A new denial-of-service attack could slow down or completely stop bitcoin payments over the lightning network.

Tech  ·  21 October 2019

HTC’s Latest Blockchain Phone Can Run a Full Bitcoin Node

The Taiwanese electronics giant has launched the Exodus 1s phone with a built-in hardware wallet and the ability to support a bitcoin node.

Tech  ·  19 October 2019

CoinShares, Blockchain Launch Gold Token Network on a Bitcoin Sidechain

Two years in the making and already backed by some $20 million in digitized gold, CoinShares announced the DGLD token Tuesday.

Tech  ·  15 October 2019

Zcash’s Halo Breakthrough Is a Big Deal – Not Just For Cryptocurrencies

CoinDesk's Mike Casey explores a technological breakthrough by the company behind the zcash cryptocurrency.

Tech  ·  14 October 2019

TRON, Stellar Join Mousebelt’s Blockchain Education Alliance to Train Student Developers

The 13-firm alliance will tackle crypto recruiters' quandary with a raft of tools to train students.

Business  ·  11 October 2019