Russia’s capital is looking for a contractor to build a blockchain system to host the city’s administrative services. Open Media reports that Moscow’s Information Technologies Department has announced an auction to build an ethereum-based system that will host the electronic services now offered to Muscovites. The estimated cost of development is stated as 57 million Russian […]
Coinbase Commerce is putting ethereum’s most recent upgrade, Constantinople, to use for thousands of retailers and merchants around the world. Launched early last year, Coinbase Commerce is an app for online vendors wanting to accept payments in crypto and integrate these purchases into existing business cash flows. As reported by CoinDesk in May, over $50 […]
Seychelles’ stock exchange has just listed a tokenized security for trading, becoming the first in the world to do so. The exchange, MERJ, is licensed by the Indian Ocean nation’s Financial Services Authority as a securities exchange, clearing agency and securities depository (CSD), and is launching the token to represent its own equity. Revealed exclusively to […]
In a move that could compromise ethereum’s long-held dominance as the world’s top platform for smart-contract development, blockchain interoperability project Cosmos will offer users the choice to code in at least three different programming languages. The first language to be supported on Cosmos is called Ethermint, a direct replica of ethereum’s smart contract language Solidity. […]
The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has appointed Aya Miyaguchi, executive director of the Ethereum Foundation, to help drive what it’s calling the “Mainnet Initiative.” Miyaguchi, who looks after governance on the side of the public ethereum blockchain, will join EEA as a board member and bolster the interoperability and standards building work being done by […]
Jemina Joseph, 18, is working a summer job as a social media manager for a crypto startup after graduating from high school in the Bronx. And she learned how to make her first cryptocurrency transaction, a purchase using zcash, with the Flexa mobile app. It was a summer day, so hot the air outside felt […]
The company behind a popular suite of tools for ethereum developers is expanding to three new blockchain networks. Truffle CEO and founder Tim Coulter will announce Friday at the startup’s TruffleCon event in Seattle that additional tooling would be built for Hyperledger Fabric, Tezos and R3’s Corda. “Last year at TruffleCon, we celebrated 1 million […]
The problem: Given 1024-bit input x, compute the verifiable delay function ‘h=x^(2^t) mod N’ as fast as possible. t=2^30 N=124066695684124741398798927404814432744698427125735684128131855064976895337309138910015071214657674309443149407457493434579063840841220334555160125016331040933690674569571217337630239191517205721310197608387239846364360850220896772964978569683229449266819903414117058030106528073928633017118689826625594484331 If you can understand the above, you could be in for a portion of a $100,000 prize – that is, if you can then beat the others attempting to calculate the answer with the greatest […]
While bitcoin and ethereum enthusiasts might not always get along, one enterprising gaming startup is attempting to bring the two cryptocurrencies closer together. Blockade Games announced on July 31 that it has successfully bridged the two networks by sending a bitcoin lightning transaction in such a way that it can cause an ethereum smart contract to […]
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