Tagged: Blockchain Development

Chainlink Teams Up with UNICEF Innovation Fund to Support Blockchain Apps in Emerging Markets

Chainlink (LINK), a provider of decentralized Oracle networks, has teamed up with the UNICEF Innovation Fund in order to support blockchain-powered applications in emerging markets. The Chainlink Community Grant Program offers financial resources to development teams and researchers that are creating a “more functional, accessible,… Read More

China’s Nervos, a Major Public DLT Network, Introduces $5M Fund for Blockchain and Fintech Entrepreneurs

China’s Nervos, a major public blockchain network, has introduced a $5 million fund that will provide cash grants to blockchain and Fintech entrepreneurs developing new solutions for “the future” of decentralized finance (DeFi). As mentioned in a release shared with CI, the pledge “comes amid… Read More

130 Blockchain or DLT focused Fintech Startups are Now Operating in Switzerland: Report

Switzerland is currently home to around 130 startups that are actively applying blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) to improve processes in the finance sector, according to new data from Swisscom. The majority of these firms (48%) offer services related to banking infrastructure, with many… Read More

Binance to Offer $60,000 in Prizes to Virtual Hackathon Participants for Creating Open-Source Software on Binance Smart Chain

Leading digital asset exchange Binance has announced the launch of a Hackathon, called The Future Is Now. According to Binance, this event will be a 3-week long virtual hackathon that will be hosted by Binance X and Gitcoin, which serves a place for blockchain developers… Read More

US based Digital Asset Exchanges OKCoin and Coinbase Continue to Support Bitcoin Core Development

Digital asset exchange OKCoin recently took a look back at its initiative to support independent Bitcoin Core developers. The crypto trading platform’s developers confirmed that it has now been about a year since they introduced their Open-Source Developer Grant program, an initiative launched to support… Read More

NEO, a Blockhain Platform Offering Digitized Payments, IDs, and Assets, Now Supports Over 100 Decentralized Applications

NEO, which describes itself as a “rapidly growing and developing” blockchain ecosystem that aims to serve as the foundation for the next generation of the Internet (or Web 3.0), currently has a market cap of over $1.2 billion with each NEO token trading at over… Read More

Ethereum Development Studio ConsenSys Acquires Truffle, a Widely Used Set of Blockchain Developer Tools

New York-based ConsenSys, a company that supports Ethereum (ETH) development and various other blockchain-focused initiatives, has reportedly acquired the team and technology of Truffle. As mentioned in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider, Truffle Suite is one of the most widely used blockchain or distributed… Read More

Telos, one of the Most Active Blockchains, Launches Ethereum Virtual Machine Testnet on an EOSIO Blockchain

Telos, one of the “most active” blockchain platforms (according to Blocktivity), has launched an Ethereum Virtual Machine on an EOSIO blockchain. As noted in a release shared with CI: “With the launch of Telos EVM now in testnet, developers can use Solidity (programming language) to… Read More

Facebook’s Libra Stablecoin Project, Ethereum (ETH), Near, Bitcoin Cash are Currently Most Active Development Projects: Report

  The controversial Facebook-led Libra project is reportedly the most active project in terms of developer activity, according to CoinCodeCap data. There are 41 active developers working on Libra, meanwhile, Ethereum (ETH), the world’s largest smart contract platform, has 36 active developers, the data site… Read More

South Korea’s $100 Million K-Growth Fintech Innovation Fund to Provide Funding to Blockchain Project, ICONLOOP

ICONLOOP, ICON’s technical partner, has reportedly been chosen to receive funding from K-Growth’s $100 million Fintech Innovation Fund. Markus Jun, founder and CEO of ICON’s Accelerator Partner and Seoul Launchpad of ICXStation, HyperConnector (online accelerator for the ICON ecosystem), noted via Twitter that one of… Read More

Block.one CEO Brendan Blumer and EOS Community Celebrate Blockchain Development Platform’s Second Anniversary

Brendan Blumer, CEO at Block.one, the developer of EOS, a leading platform for building decentralized applications (dApps), reminded his social media followers that it’s now been two years (on June 2, 2020) since the EOS mainnet went live (during the summer months of 2018). Blumer… Read More

Cardano Blockchain Founder Charles Hoskinson Confirms that IOHK has Joined Hyperledger and W3C Initiatives

IOHK (Input/Output Hong Kong), a research and development (R&D) firm focused on bringing innovation via blockchain and cryptocurrencies, has confirmed that it will be joining the Hyperledger initiative and W3C. Hyperledger is an open-source project focused on blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) development. It… Read More

Chinese City Guangzhou’s Government Announces 1 Billion Yuan Blockchain Subsidy Fund

The government of Guangzhou, the capital and most populous city of China’s Guangdong province, has reportedly launched a $140 million subsidy fund in order to support the ongoing development of several local blockchain projects. Guangzhou’s authorities intend to allocate around 1 billion yuan (appr. $141… Read More

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