Blockchain project Polkadot’s bid for a $1.2 billion valuation has hit a snag. Since January, the Web3 Foundation, the Switzerland-based nonprofit behind the project, has been trying to raise up to $60 million through a private token sale. According to people familiar with the situation, three Chinese funds have agreed to invest $15 million in […]
Blockchain games developer Lucid Sight is teaming up with media firm CBS Interactive to bring “Star Trek” game play and collectibles to the blockchain. Lucid Sight announced Tuesday that it has signed a deal with CBS to introduce the iconic starships from the popular TV and film franchise into a digital universe through its space-based […]
Blockchains.com, a blockchain incubation and investment firm, announced today the acquisition of slock.it, a German company with roots in the original development of ethereum. Blockchains was primarily interested in slock.it’s Incubed project which enables human and machines secure participation in the economy of things through the ethereum blockchain. The merger will allow both companies to […]
One of the world’s largest consultancy firms has released a new set of protocols for enabling private transactions atop the ethereum blockchain. The project, dubbed “Nightfall,” by Ernst & Young (EY) was released on GitHub Friday. The goal, according to the code’s description on GitHub, is to provide a means for transacting on ethereum with […]
Thousands of cheese-shaped cartoon wizards will soon duel online for a grand prize of ether tokens. Dapper Labs, the company behind the 2017 CryptoKitties craze, unveiled its newest ethereum-based gaming experience – “Cheeze Wizards” – last Friday. The game has already attracted 973 players who purchased 4,470 fighters, according to Dapper Labs co-founder Bryce Bladon. […]
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A cryptographic solution called zero-knowledge proofs (ZKP) could help notoriously slow decentralized exchanges (DEXs) reach speeds comparable to more traditional platforms. San Francisco-based DEX startup 0x is partnering with the Israeli software-as-service company StarkWare to test a ZKP solution called StarkDEX, which can process roughly 500 transactions per second. StarkWare CEO Uri Kolodny told CoinDesk the […]
The core infrastructure behind ethereum 2.0 might be in for a major redesign. Dubbed the beacon chain, a new proposal by ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin suggests radically modifying the blockchain’s role in a new iteration of the ethereum network based on proof-of-stake consensus. “The idea here is that basically on the beacon chain, you’re going to […]
More than two dozen ethereum improvement proposals (EIPs) have been submitted for review and inclusion in ethereum’s next system-wide upgrade or hard fork, dubbed Istanbul. The list – with 28 official EIPs and at least one other set to be added – include changes to the $27 billion network that impact its mining algorithm, code […]
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