At Devcon 5 last week, CoinDesk’s Leigh Cuen sat down with MyCrypto CEO Taylor Monahan to chat about user adoption and the state of ethereum. [embedded content] Founded in 2015, MyCrypto makes the blockchain more accessible through customer-first products for ethereum and ERC-20 tokens. As Monahan told CoinDesk, MyCrypto focuses on the customer experience: “People […]
A senior executive at Big Four auditor Ernst & Young (EY) thinks blockchain will revolutionize commerce – if the community can solve its privacy issues. [embedded content] “Blockchain is going to be the tool that ties together not just individual companies, but whole business ecosystems and networks,” says EY global innovation lead Paul Brody. “Enterprises […]
When cryptocurrency fans gathered in Osaka, Japan, this week for the Devcon developer conference, the halls were filled with buzz about smaller projects seeking access to ethereum’s decentralized finance smorgasbord, especially loans and financial products, via interoperability. “Connecting to other chains doesn’t seem to be an ethereum developer’s priority,” Summa co-founder James Prestwich told CoinDesk. […]
[embedded content] Tongtong Gong, COO of crypto analytics firm Amberdata, shared what it feels like to be a woman in tech and why she chose to become a programmer. “I moved to the U.S. and when I moved I didn’t really speak English that well so when I was in college you needed to pick a […]
Nobody in the cryptocurrency space is thinking big enough. That was the message from bitcoin developer and former Kurdish YPG militia member Amir Taaki at Devcon 5, the annual ethereum developer conference hosted this year in Osaka, Japan. “I hear people talking about decentralized derivatives and mortgages,” Taaki said to an enraptured audience of hundreds on Friday. […]
The creator of an “open” alternative to Facebook’s Libra stablecoin initially misrepresented which organizations are involved in the project, CoinDesk has learned. Four individuals and organizations have disavowed the OpenLibra project, which was unveiled Oct. 9 at Devcon. Others say the extent of their involvement was overblown. “I showed up to one community call for OpenLibra. […]
A startup building domains on blockchains has just launched a .crypto name registry on ethereum. Unstoppable Domains – a firm backed in May to the tune of $4 million by Draper Associates and Boost VC – said Friday that the new .crypto extension can be connected to users’ public cryptocurrency address, allowing third-parties to more easily send funds. […]
Australia’s only bullion mint is backing a new digital token aimed to allow investors to trade the precious metal in real time. The Perth Mint Gold Token (PMGT) was launched by InfiniGold on Friday, and is backed 1:1 by GoldPass certificates issued by The Perth Mint. The digital certificates are 100% gold backed and guaranteed by the Government of […]
Six months after Societe Generale issued its first bond on a public blockchain, it has yet to offer the instrument to clients or to make use of the full capabilities of the smart contract mediating the sale. But the French financial institution insists that it hasn’t forgotten about the €100 million (roughly $110 million) bond, […]
If there’s anywhere in the world where it feels right to believe in magic, it’s Devcon 5 in Osaka, Japan. The ethereum community faces a daunting task: scale its blockchain ecosystem to securely support the growing demand for mainstream use cases. Thousands of technologists and passionate fans gathered at Devcon this week to grapple with […]
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