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IOTA Rolls Out The Alpha Version of Its New Wallet, Firefly

IOTA is releasing the Alpha version of the Firefly, a new wallet that replaces Trinity, an update on Nov 30 reads.  IOTA is Learning  The IOTA Foundation says the Firefly is a wallet meant for IOTA 1.5. Because of the structural… Continue Reading →

Coinbase Will Support Eth2 Beacon Chain Staking

Starting in early 2021, Coinbase will support ETH staking and distribution of client rewards once Eth2 Phase 0 is active as per a statement on Dec 1. Service Available in Eligible Jurisdiction The service will only be accessible to clients in eligible… Continue Reading →

EverSystem CEO Holds Online Session for Japanese Developers, Benefits of IOST Pointed Out

On Nov 28, EverSystem organized a hands-on online session for beginner Japanese developers looking to launch applications on IOST, an update on Dec 1 shows. An Online Session for Programming Students in Japan Hosted by Takao Wada and Keiya Shirahama, the… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Price Rally to Over $19,800 Likely Because of “Smart Money”

Preceding the Bitcoin price pump to over $19,800 was an influx of new capital and investors, data from GlassNode reveals. The Bitcoin Price Pump The Bitcoin price has since contracted to around $19,400 at the time of writing but price action favors bulls. … Continue Reading →

DeFi Protocols Yearn.Finance and SushiSwap Announce Merger

In yet another decentralized finance (DeFi)-related M&A (merger and acquisition), Yearn.Finance and SushiSwap have announced a partnership between both protocols. The news marks the first of such mergers for DeFi bluechip Yearn.Finance as it continues to gain a larger presence… Continue Reading →

Japan: Life Insurance Giant Uses Blockchain Technology for Stockholder Voting

Blockchain technology is now being used for stockholder voting. Japanese Firms Tap Blockchain for Stockholder Voting According to a report by Ledger Insights, one of the top three Japanese life insurers, Meiji Yasuda Life, is mulling using distributed ledger technology… Continue Reading →

ECB President Bullish on Digital Euro, Slams Private Stablecoins

Christine Lagarde, the President of the European Central Bank (ECB) has once again espoused a bullish position on a possible digital Euro while warning about the potential risks of private stablecoins. Several nations, including China, are developing central bank digital… Continue Reading →

Central Banks of UAE and Saudi Arabia Say CBDCs are More Efficient and Can Preserve Privacy

The conclusion of Project Aber and subsequent review by the Central Banks of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority) and the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) shows that Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) can improve remittance and satisfy privacy… Continue Reading →

Tezos Set to Implement Zcash Privacy Features in Edo Upgrade

Smart contract blockchain protocol Tezos (XTZ) is gearing for its next network upgrade designated “Edo” which will reportedly introduce robust security features to the network. The Edo update will also include a revamp of the project’s smart contract functionality with… Continue Reading →

Pizza Hut Now Accepts Crypto Payments for Food and Drinks in Venezuela

Pizza Hut has announced that it would henceforth receive payments in cryptocurrency in all of its stores in Venezuela. This was made known by CryptoBuyer, a crypto services company. Pizza Hut to Accept Bitcoin in all It Stores Popular American… Continue Reading →

Uniswap (UNI) Liquidity Mining Extension Proposal Ready for Final Voting

The proposal to continue distributing Uniswap (UNI) tokens for two more months at half the earlier rate has been moved forward as a formal governance proposal. By Nov 28, the snapshot poll had the required threshold of 50,000 UNI after five days… Continue Reading →

Cartesi Announces Bootstrapping of Noether Sidechain Network

Cartesi (CTSI), the project enabling smart contracts to run on a Linux environment, is launching the PoS system that will power the data availability side-chain (Noether) on mainnet. Noether will be a highly optimized data availability oracle for temporary storage… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Price Surges Above $19,700, Sets New All-Time High

Bitcoin has today set a new all-time high with the leading cryptocurrency trading as high as $19,800 in the past few hours. This milestone broke the previous all-time high of $19,666 recorded on the Bitstamp exchange on Dec 16 2017…. Continue Reading →

TRON’s BitTorrent Partnered with Huawei

Over 3 billion Huawei users across 170 countries now have access to TRON’s BitTorrent, the world’s largest distributed network service. Huawei, the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, has listed BitTorrent (BTT); a TRON portfolio project, on their latest… Continue Reading →

Introducing the Open Oracle Gateway for Polkadot

The Open Oracle Gateway provides open, inclusive, and progressively decentralized price oracle services to the ecosystem in Acala, Karura, Polkadot, Kusama and beyond.  Acala’s Previous Approach to Oracles Up until now, Acala previously ran its own oracle network with multiple… Continue Reading →

Ethereum Classic Undergoes Thanos Hard Fork Upgrade for Improved GPU Miner Access

After crossing the 11.7 million block height milestone, Ethereum Classic (ETC) has undergone a hard fork to bring about the anticipated Thanos upgrade. The Ethereum fork has suffered numerous security issues with multiple 51% attacks and proponents are hoping the… Continue Reading →

Ethereum Briefly Surpasses Bitcoin in Number of Nodes

There were more nodes participating in the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain than on the Bitcoin (BTC) network for a brief period at the start of the week. This news comes amid the imminent launch of ETH 2.0. Bitcoin Regains Lead over… Continue Reading →

Vodafone Partners Block Gemini to Tap Blockchain for Digital Recruitment Processes

Vodafone inks alliance with Block Gemini to leverage blockchain to streamline the digital recruitment processes. Using Blockchain to Simplify Recruitment According to a report by tahawultech.com technology start-up Block Gemini has entered into a partnership with telecommunications behemoth Vodafone’s offshoot… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin, Ether, and XRP Weekly Market Update November 30, 2020

The total crypto market cap added $13.5 billion to its value for the last seven days and now stands at $552.8 billion. The top 10 currencies showed mixed results for the same time period – Ripple’s (XRP) added 40 percent… Continue Reading →

Ripple Set to Sell Part of MoneyGram Stake

Payments giant Ripple is mulling selling a stake in MoneyGram. Ripple Set to Sell Part of MoneyGram Stake According to a report by The Block published on November 28, Ripple is poised to sell one-third of its stake in MoneyGram… Continue Reading →

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