Tagged: decentralization

Decentralized Governance: DeFi Platform Aave to Migrate Ownership of Protocol to the Governance of Smart Contracts

The developers of Aave, an open-source and non-custodial decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol for earning interest on digital asset deposits while also being able to borrow assets, noted that it wasn’t too long ago that the Aave governance protocol went live on the Ethereum mainnet. The… Read More

Web 3.0 Projects Mysterium Network and Sentinel Form Alliance to Protect Users from Data Hacks, Cybercrime, Surveillance Activities

Web 3.0 related projects Mysterium Network and Sentinel have established an alliance that will focus on protecting Internet users from data hacks, cybercrime, and excessive surveillance activities while they’re conducting activities online. According to a release, the new “decentralized” VPN (dVPN) alliance is currently open… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) and DeFi Development are Similar but Also Quite Different because they Solve Unique Problems, OKCoin Explains

The development of the Bitcoin (BTC) protocol and decentralized finance (DeFi) networks is somewhat similar but also very different, according to a report from OKCoin. The exchange notes that application developers are focused on supporting the growth of Bitcoin and DeFi. They aim to create… Read More

Mettalex, a “Decentralized” Crypto and Commodities Derivatives Exchange, Claims its Product Solves Pain Points Related to FCA Derivatives Ban

Binance alum Fetch.ai, an established blockchain-focused AI firm launched by former DeepMind investors and developers, had introduced Mettalex, a “decentralized” crypto and commodities derivatives trading platform (back in August 2020). Mettalex had stated in August that it would be working with a consortium of steel… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Protocol Is Challenging to Maintain Due to Shortage of Qualified Source Code Testers, OKCoin Reveals

Marco Falke, a Bitcoin Core maintainer, is the recipient of OKCoin’s Independent Developer Grant. According to the crypto exchange, Falke has become one of the most prolific contributors to the ongoing development of the Bitcoin (BTC) protocol. Currently, Bitcoin (BTC) has a market cap of… Read More

AI and Machine Learning Network Fetch.ai Integrates Chainlink (LINK) Decentralized Oracles on its Mainnet

AI and machine learning network Fetch.ai has integrated Chainlink (LINK) Oracles. The integration is now live on mainnet. It connects real-world asset price data to autonomous software, according to a blog post published by Fetch.ai on October 8, 2020. Fetch.ai is a Cambridge-headquartered artificial intelligence… Read More

AI and Machine Learning Network Fetch.ai Launches its Random Number Beacon on Binance Smart Chain

AI and machine learning network Fetch.ai confirmed on October 1, 2020, that it’s launching its Random Number Beacon on Binance Smart Chain, which is a blockchain-based network launched by Binance, the world’s largest digital asset exchange. As mentioned in a blog post by Fetch.ai: “Utilizing… Read More

Jay Kurahashi-Sofue from Ava Labs Claims Blockchain Project Avalanche Is Achieving Decentralization at an “Unprecedented Pace”

Jay Kurahashi-Sofue, VP of Marketing at Ava Labs, an organization focused on building Avalanche so that the platform can empower people to create “an open, simple, and democratic internet of finance,” has noted that leading up to the official launch of the Avalanche mainnet, it… Read More

AI and Machine Learning Network Fetch.ai Claims its FET Token Hasn’t Been As Badly Impacted as Others After $280 Million KuCoin Hack

AI and machine learning network Fetch.ai has noted that following the events of the recent KuCoin exchange hack this past weekend (which led to around $280 million in crypto tokens being stolen, a lot higher than the previous $150 million estimate), they’re now watching developments… Read More

Ocean Protocol Devs Perform Hard Fork Following KuCoin Hack, Leading to $150 Million in Losses, including $8.6 Million in OCEAN Tokens Stolen

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The developers of the Ocean Protocol, which allows software engineers to build marketplaces and other apps to privately and securely publish, exchange, and consume data, confirmed (on September 28) that on September 27, 2020, the Ocean Protocol Foundation had initiated a hard fork or backward-incompatible… Read More

Binance Might be Only Entity with Enough UNI Governance Tokens to Submit Uniswap Protoocol Proposals: Report

The recently issued UNI governance token, which is associated with Uniswap, a leading Ethereum token exchange, aims to help Uniswap transition into a “decentralized,” community-managed and owned protocol. However, the exchange protocol’s team hasn’t been completely transparent about how they aim to achieve “decentralization.” Liesl… Read More

Binance Alum Fetch.ai, a Blockchain focused AI Firm, to Support Application Developers with Autonomous Economic Agent Registry

AI and machine learning network Fetch.ai has unveiled an outcome of its developer engagement project, which aims to make it easier to develop applications and related services on top of the Fetch.ai network. The Fetch.ai team noted that they’ve built what they call an “Autonomous… Read More

Renewable Energy Now Powers Nearly 40% of Proof of Work Cryptocurrency Mining: Report

  Full-time equivalent employee growth in the blockchain and digital asset sector has slowed down following the 2017 cryptocurrency bull market, according to the findings of the 3rd Global Cryptoasset Benchmark Study by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (released in September 2020 by the… Read More

Blockchain Platform XinFin Integrates Chainlink (LINK) which Offers Secure Decentralized Oracles for Reliable Financial Data

The developers of the XinFin [XDC] Network, an open-source, hybrid blockchain platform, have announced that they’ll be integrating their platform with Chainlink (LINK) Oracles in order to power several new trade finance use cases. Chainlink offers a market-leading decentralized oracle network. The platform has grown… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Wealth has Become More Evenly Distributed with Smaller Accounts Holding Greater Proportion of Supply: Report

During its 11 years of existence (since the first Bitcoin block was mined), BTC has been able to survive many “threats,” mainly because there’s no single entity controlling the world’s largest cryptocurrency network. As explained in a report from Coin Metrics, this trait, called decentralization,… Read More

Ethereum Is a High Inflation Chain “Controlled by a Cartel that Won’t Upgrade Scalability of Protocol,” According to Brendan Blumer, CEO at Block.one

Brendan Blumer, CEO at Block.one, the company behind the development of EOS, one of the largest platforms for building decentralized applications (dApps) that’s funded by a record $4.1 billion+ token sale from 2018, points out that Ethereum (ETH) is too slow. Blumer notes that conducting… Read More

Ethereum Blockchain focused Developer ConsenSys Is Also Addressing Fintech related Issues, Industry Exec Explains

Lex Sokolin, the Global Fintech Co-Head and CMO at ConsenSys, confirms that the organization recently acquired Quorum from J.P. Morgan. Quorum is a platform that serves as a private, enterprise version of Ethereum (ETH). As covered, ConsenSys has also received an investment from J.P. Morgan…. Read More

StakeHound Introduces the “Best of Both Worlds” by Issuing “Stake-backed” DeFi Tokens for Generating Liquidity and Yield

StakeHound, which issues crypto tokens that allow users to access decentralized finance (DeFi) while being able to earn staking rewards, claims that it has developed “stake-backed” tokens so that digital currency traders can enjoy “the best of both worlds: liquidity and yield.” StakeHound’s management noted… Read More

Researchers from Protocol Labs Explain how the Drand or Distributed Randomness Project can Help with Cybersecurity, Election Audits

David Dias, research engineer at Protocol Labs and the drand project lead, along with Nicolas Gailly, research scientist at Protocol Labs and the original author of drand, recently explained how they’re developing randomness solutions that are able to generate random numbers. This is important because… Read More

Blockchain Platform Ontology (ONT) Aims to Establish Trust in the Automotive Sector with Decentralized Digital ID Solutions

The developers of Ontology (ONT) have noted that they’re focused on establishing trust in the automotive industry through the implementation of a blockchain-enabled, decentralized digital identity solution that allows driving data to be recorded, stored, and verified in “a safe and secure” manner. The developers… Read More

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