West Virginian officials are conducting an audit of a recent voting exercise – the first in a US election to record votes using blockchain technology. On the evening of May 8, polls closed in West Virginia’s primary election, marking the conclusion of the first government-run, blockchain-mediated vote in the history of the United States. Speaking […]
China’s Ministry of Public Security has sought a patent for a blockchain system to store forensic data for police investigations. In a country with a population of nearly 1.4 billion people, it is inevitable that some forensic data will be lost, tampered with, or unreliable. This is exactly the problem China’s Ministry of Public Security, […]
Contents ICO on television Pied Piper Coin Silicon Valley is a very popular HBO comedy series about computer programmer Richard and his friend, who are trying to make it big in the technology industry and set up their own start up. The series premiered on April 6, 2014 and has had 5 seasons since then. […]
A new version of the code behind Casper, a planned change to the way the ethereum network reaches consensus, has been published for wider scrutiny by auditors and client developers. Danny Ryan, the developer behind Casper FFG, posted a version 0.1.0 “first release” of the code to GitHub Tuesday, noting, “v0.1.0 marks us more clearly tagging […]
The cryptocurrency that will soon help power the popular Kik messaging app is making a big technology shift — again. Kik’s crypto token, kin, currently exists as an ethereum-based ERC-20 token, yet CoinDesk recently reported that’d the company would be moving to a two-chain system whereby its tokens were supported on both the ethereum blockchain and […]
In Today’s Crypto Minute: Brand new ICO platform from QUOINE; Google still has ICO problems; Top 5 price movers (and dumpers); and some more news from Robinhood. Enjoy! Fintech Company QUOINE ICO Platform on QRYPTOS According to PRNewswire, the global fintech company QUOINE, is launching an ICO platform that will be an all-in-one solution for those […]
1,500 ether. That’s how much cryptocurrency users will need to participate in testing ethereum‘s upcoming consensus protocol, Casper, at least according to the blockchain’s creator Vitalik Buterin. During the final day of an ethereum conference in Toronto last week, Buterin took the stage to discuss his version of the software designed to change the way those […]
DOVU and BMW created a pilot program to track mileage data and preserve the resale value of leased and fleet vehicles using cryptocurrency as an incentive for consumers. As soon as you drive a new car off the lot it loses a great deal of its value, and nobody knows this better than Nick Brownrigg, […]
Everyone’s favorite Friendly Finality Gadget doesn’t replace mining; it just provides Ethereum with increased security. But will it lead to greater centralization? Its creators have tried to ensure it does not. UPDATED | May 9, 2018: Specifications of Casper FFG have been posted to the GitHub coding repository. The finalized source code, part of version […]
The software giant Oracle will unveil a blockchain service sometime this month and is planning to release several distributed ledger-based applications in June. Later this month, Oracle, the world’s second-largest software company by revenue, will reportedly launch what has been described as a blockchain-related “platform-as-a-service” offering. In June, the firm is also slated to release […]
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