Tagged: dapps

Kyber Network Introduces “Katalyst” Protocol Update to Better Meet Liquidity Requirements of Decentralized Finance Ecosystem

Kyber Network, a protocol that aggregates on-chain liquidity (on blockchains) and facilitates “decentralized” token trading, has introduced the Katalyst protocol update to better fulfill the liquidity requirements of the decentralized blockchain ecosystem. As mentioned in a release shared with CI: “Katalyst [aims to] harmonize Kyber’s… Read More

Ethereum Compatible SKALE Network Is Now Live on Mainnet, Is Designed to Improve UX for Decentralized Applications

ConsenSys Codefi, which provides the blockchain “operating system” for running commerce and finance applications, announced in February 2020 that the SKALE Network became the first “decentralized” network to issue a token on the Activate platform. As explained in a blog post published the ConsenSys Codefi… Read More

Decentralized Apps Experience Dramatic Surge in Activity in June 2020, Led by $500 Million Increase in DeFi Protocol Compound’s Balance Sheet

The blockchain-based decentralized applications (dApps) ecosystem appears to have experienced significant growth during Q2 2020. As expected, most of the development involved decentralized finance (DeFi) apps running on Ethereum (ETH), the world’s largest smart contract platform. Decentralized (or non-custodial) crypto exchanges (DEXs) led the way… Read More

Lars Brünjes, Director of Education at IOHK, a Company Supporting Cardano Development, Says Blockchain Platform “Wants to be Truly Decentralized”

Lars Brünjes, the Director of Education at InputOutputHK, an organization that supports the ongoing development of Cardano (ADA), a blockchain-enabled solution for building and deploying decentralized applications (dApps), says that establishing solid parameter values and maintaining flexibility will be “key to the growth and ongoing… Read More

Blockchain based Everipedia’s IQ Tokens Become First EOS Token to be Listed for Trading with BNB on Binance

Everipedia, a newly developed “decentralized” online encyclopedia, announced on June 19, 2020 that its native IQ tokens are now available for trading on Binance. As noted in a release, the listing of IQ tokens marks the first time that a token issued on EOS (one… Read More

Blockchain Solution Ontology (ONT) Founder Li Jun Reveals there are Over 80 Use Cases for DLT Platform

We recently caught up with Li Jun, the founder of Ontology (ONT), a high-performance enterprise blockchain platform developed in 2017 with technical support from Chinese firm called OnChain, which is headed by Erik Zhang and Da HongFei, the developers of the NEO Blockchain (which was… Read More

Ethereum Compatible SKALE Network Developers to Launch Permissionless, Open-Source Mainnet on June 30, 2020

Jack O’Holleran, CEO and co-founder at SKALE Labs, a company that’s developing solutions to improve blockchain consensus mechanisms, noted that the SKALE Network will go live on June 30, 2020. The SKALE Network is an Ethereum-compatible, permissionless, open-source, “elastic” blockchain network. O’Holleran said that SKALE’s… Read More

Kava Labs DeFi Lending Platform Goes Live with Binance Coin (BNB) Collateral Support, USDX Stablecoin Loans

The Kava’s decentralized finance (DeFi) lending platform went live on June 10, 2020.  It features Binance Coin (BNB) collateral, USDX loans, and allows network participants to earn rewards. The Kava Labs team noted: “With this … launch, Kava [aims to] open the doors of DeFi… Read More

Kava Labs CEO Brian Kerr Explains Why they Chose Cosmos SDK, while Claiming it’s “Very Difficult” to Build on Ethereum

Brian Kerr, CEO at Kava Labs, notes during an interview with Alexandre Raffin at GAINS Associates that Cosmos’ value proposition is that “if you make a blockchain and it has a similar consensus mechanism to another blockchain …[then by using] … the inter-blockhain communication protocol… 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

Binance USD (BUSD) Stablecoin Added to KyberSwap Exchange and other dApps based on Kyber Network

BUSD (Binance USD), a stablecoin pegged 1:1 with the US dollar, will be accessible via the KyberSwap exchange and other decentralized applications (dApps) and platforms that are based on the Kyber Network, a widely-used on-chain liquidity protocol in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space. BUSD has… Read More

Blockchain Grants: EOS Developer Block.one Awards $50,000 in Grant Money (Each) to 34 Innovative DLT Initiatives

Block.one, a Cayman Islands-registered open-source software publisher that developed EOS, one of the largest platforms for building decentralized applications (dApps), has reportedly awarded a $50,000 grant to each of the 34 promising or high-potential startups. These tech companies are part of a global entrepreneurship program… Read More

Blockchain Platform AVA Awards First Grants to Initiatives Developing Decentralized Applications and Related Infrastructure

The developers of AVA, a platform that aims to democratize capital markets while bridging or connecting all distributed ledger technology (DLT) platforms together into a single interoperable ecosystem, have awarded the first class of grants through their project accelerator program, AVA-X. As noted in a… Read More

Chainlink’s “Decentralized” Oracle Network to be Integrated with Kadena’s Proof of Work based Blockchain Network

Smart contract security firm Chainlink and blockchain startup Kadena are working cooperatively to integrate Chainlink’s decentralized oracle network to Kadena’s layer-1 proof-of-work (PoW)-based public blockchain network. Enterprises and business owners working with Kadena will be able to use Chainlink oracles to write end-to-end Pact smart… Read More

Blockchain Platform Ontology Recommends Creating Decentralized Application for Collecting Cryptocurrency Donations for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The developers of Ontology (ONT), a “high-performance” public blockchain network that aims to provide a “distributed trust” platform, confirmed that the project’s team members recently attended the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) Virtual Roundtable, which was held on April 6, 2020. The event… Read More

Major Blockchain Platform Cardano’s Development Going as Planned, Despite Coronavirus Pandemic, Founder Charles Hoskinson Claims

Cardano (ADA), a proof-of-stake (PoS)-based blockchain network with a market cap of around $680 million (at the time of writing), is working on developing its commercial infrastructure. Cardano’s developers have reassured the cryptocurrency’s investors and other community members and stakeholders that development is still on… Read More

Grayscale Investments Releases Educational Report on Privacy-Preserving Digital Currency Horizen

Grayscale Investments, a subsidiary of Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group (DCG) and the largest institutional holder of Bitcoin (BTC), recently published its educational report, titled Grayscale Building Blocks: An Introduction to Horizen. The firm’s report covers Horizen, which offers a “privacy-preserving” digital currency and decentralized… Read More

Coinbase CEO: Apple Prohibiting “Decentralized Applications” at App Store

Brian Armstrong, the CEO of the Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange, has written on Reddit that, “Apple seems to be eliminating usage of Dapps from the App Store.” (NASDAQ:APPL) “This is really unfortunate to see,” he writes. According to The Block, Coinbase Wallet has issued a notice… Read More

Jack O’Holleran: CEO and Co-founder at SKALE Labs, Reveals How his Company is Developing Scalability Solutions for Decentralized Applications

Jack O’Holleran, CEO and co-founder at SKALE Labs, a company that’s developing solutions to improve blockchain consensus mechanisms, recently shared his views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. According to SKALE’s management, decentralized platforms must have greater throughput and lower transaction costs to satisfy the requirements… Read More

Dr. Lesley Czuma: Director of Sales Development at Insolar Explains How the Company’s Blockchain Platform can be Integrated with Legacy Systems

We recently caught up with Dr. Lesley Czuma, director of sales development and media relations at Insolar, a Swiss enterprise blockchain development firm that counts Microsoft, Oracle and AT Kearney amongst its business partners and clients. Czuma, who earned her Ph.D. in political science and… Read More

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