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Month: July 2018

cryptocurrency July 30, 2018

IBM and settlement processing company CLS are working with a collection of tech and financial companies to create an online, blockchain-based app store. On Monday, IBM announced a partnership with CLS to develop a project called LedgerConnect, which is intended to allow financial and software developer companies to share blockchain-related applications. According to the announcement, […]

cryptocurrency July 28, 2018

What if ethereum looked more like monero? Fusing the privacy features of the latter into ethereum would make many of the platform’s stakeholders, including developers who have been working on privacy-enhancing features for some time, excited. But privacy techniques are rarely utilized because of the serious trade-offs presented – such as larger storage requirements and […]

cryptocurrency July 27, 2018

Ethereum developers are already implementing code for Constantinople, the network’s next system-wide upgrade. The second part of a series of upgrades to make the ethereum network more efficient and less costly in terms of fees, Constantinople will be activated sometime before October’s Devcon4 ethereum conference, according to stakeholders during a core developer meeting Friday. That […]

cryptocurrency July 27, 2018

Like Galileo, Descartes felt too threatened to publicly question some prevailing opinions. Perhaps he had some internal inhibitions, too. It’s difficult to question what everyone else believes. Just ask Lucas Goodwin from House of Cards. Just ask an activist whose views, despite having intelligent arguments for them, are still marginalized by much of society — a vegan […]

cryptocurrency July 27, 2018

Google Pulls MetaMask But Not Phishing Apps, Iran Plans State Cryptocurrency, Top Market Moves Google Pulled MetaMask from Chrome Store, but Left a Phishing Scam Up Coindesk reports, and ICO Alert confirms, that the giant Google removed the popular Ethereum browser utility MetaMask from its Google Chrome App Store. Google claimed this was a mistake. Meanwhile, phishing […]

cryptocurrency July 27, 2018

Google has prohibited applications that mine cryptocurrencies on devices. Cryptocurrency mining requires overwhelming electricity consumption, which has led to environmental concerns and worries about the stress endured by overclocked hardware. Technology giants are aware of these issues and now some, like Apple and Google, are taking preventative actions (likely to safeguard device health and longevity). […]

cryptocurrency July 27, 2018

A recent report from the Canadian financial authority investigates central bank-issued digital currencies and how they might improve the economy. Researcher S. Mohammad R. Davoodalhosseini of the Bank of Canada, the country’s central bank, published a working paper regarding the potential benefits of central bank-issued digital currencies (CBDCs). He reviews the state of CBDCs and […]

cryptocurrency July 27, 2018

You’ve got questions. Deva the Devcon Unicorn has answers. Today, Deva the Devcon Unicorn took to the Ethereum Foundation blog to post an update on Devcon 4. In it, she succinctly answers some burning questions, the most important being “when’s the next wave of ticket sales?” General admission tickets will go back on sale on […]

cryptocurrency July 27, 2018

Earlier this week, Governor John Carney signed into law three bills that change the state’s corporate and trust laws to better accommodate blockchain technology. With more than half of all Fortune 500 companies incorporated in Delaware, the state prides itself on a statutory framework attractive to businesses. The state doesn’t want to see its dominant […]

cryptocurrency July 26, 2018

The ICO Alert Podcast showcases exclusive, in-depth interviews with founders of past, present, and future Initial Coin Offerings and service providers. New episodes are released weekly. If you’d like, you can request a guest to appear on a future episode by tweeting us @icoalert The ICO Alert Podcast is available on iTunes and anywhere podcasts […]

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