Tagged: open source

Ethereum 2.0 being Supported by Kraken, Gitcoin Open-Source Grants, Coinbase Also Supporting ETH 2.0 with Staking Service

Digital asset exchange Kraken recently committed funding to support the Ethereum 2.0 transition process with the New Gitcoin Giving initiative. Kraken says it will match “up to $50,000” in donations to open-source Ethereum infrastructure initiatives as part of Gitcoin’s donation drive (which began on March… Read More

Chainlink Explains how Secure, Up-to-Date Data Feeds are Now Centerpiece of Many Financial Applications

Chainlink notes in a blog post that “secure, up-to-date” price data is the “centerpiece” of many financial applications. This data is regularly used to initiate transactions and “derive” various other instruments and products, particularly in decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols, Chainlink explained. The decentralized Oracle network… Read More

AllianceBlock Partners with DIA or Decentralized Information Asset, an Open-Source Financial Information Platform

AllianceBlock has partnered with DIA (Decentralized Information Asset), the open-source financial information platform that “sources and validates data” for market participants including DeFi platforms and also traditional institutions. According to AllianceBlock, the partnership will see DIA integrate “several elements” of AllianceBlock’s protocol, which has been… Read More

François-René Rideau of Mutual Knowledge Systems Discusses how He Got Involved with the Cardano (ADA) Blockchain Project

At the end of last year, IOHK, the organization that supports open-source development including the Cardano project, announced their devnets plan to support the “longer-term strategic goal” of opening up Cardano to several different development languages – as explained in the ‘‘Island, Ocean, Pond” video…. Read More

$100,000 in Cash or LINK Tokens will be Provided for Responsible Disclosure of Critical Vulnerabilities in Chainlink Codebase

Decentralized Oracle network developer Chainlink (LINK) has expanded its software bug bounty program. Chainlink notes that in order to ensure their decentralized Oracle Network continues to offer smart contracts access to a secure and reliable external data source, they are pleased to confirm that the… Read More

Bitcoin, Ethereum Applications and Digital Assets will be Accessible to Avalanche Users via Alexar’s Cross-Chain Network Integration

After receiving a grant from the Avalanche-X program, Axelar and Avalanche are teaming up to “realize” their shared vision or goal of achieving decentralized interoperability. Axelar aims to expand its “decentralized,” cross-chain communication network to include Avalanche, which is building the “Internet of finance.” As… Read More

Open Source Blockchain Ecosystem Celo Scores Additional $20 Million in Institutional Backing

Celo, an open-source blockchain ecosystem focused on making decentralized financial (DeFi) systems and tools accessible to anyone with a smartphone, today announced $20 million in new backing from purchasers and partners including Andreessen Horowitz, Greenfield One, and Electric Capital.  Celo reported that to date, it has… Read More

Flash Loans Worth $2B Processed via Leading DeFi Platform Aave (AAVE) in 2020, Potential for More Growth but Major Risks Involved

Aave (AAVE), an open-source and non-custodial protocol to earn interest on deposits and borrow assets, handled $2 billion in flash loans in 2020. Aave is basically a borrowing and lending platform that supports flash loans, which are “rapidly executed loans borrowed that are paid back… 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

Burak Yildirim from Global Fintech Adyen Explains how they Open-Source their Technology Stack and Build Secure Financial Solutions

Payments platform Adyen (AMS: ADYEN) explains that their approach to engineering and development involves open-sourcing their technology stack or building various solutions in-house. Burak Yildirim, Team Lead, Adyen, writes in a blog post that being the most “money-involved domain” of Fintech, payment processing platforms such… 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

Luke Stokes: MD at Foundation for Interwallet Interoperability Says Crypto Needs User-Friendly Apps to Achieve Mainstream Adoption

  We recently connected with Luke Stokes, Managing Director for the Foundation for Interwallet Operability as well as the Interim Executive Director for the EOS Foundation, which is focused on supporting the development of EOS, a major platform for building decentralized applications (dApps). Stokes says… Read More

BTCPay Server Expands its Ability to Bring Bitcoin’s Values to Digital Commerce with Shopify Integration

BTCPay Server, a self-hosted, open-source digital currency payment processor that claims to be secure, private, “censorship-resistant” and free to use, recently expanded its ability to bring Bitcoin’s (BTC) values to global digital commerce with a Shopify integration The BTCPay Server team, which is one of… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Kraken to Donate $150,000 to Brink, an R&D Center for Bitcoin Developers

US-based crypto exchange Kraken has reportedly agreed to donate $150,000 to Brink, which is a research and development (R&D) center that’s focused on educating the “next generation” of Bitcoin developers. Established by Chaincode Labs developer John Newbery and Bitcoin Optech contributor Mike Schmidt, Brink aims… Read More

Ontology to Create Infrastructure for Patract Labs, a Solution Developer for Polkadot’s Parachain Contract Ecosystem

Ontology, the “high-performance,” open-source blockchain that’s focused on digital identity and data, will be working with the Polkadot Ecosystem Project, which is described as a “sharded” blockchain that connects multiple chains together in a single network. According to a release, the joint venture will see… Read More

Bruce Pon: CEO at BigChainDB Explains how Ocean Protocol Allows Developers to Build Marketplaces for Sharing Data

  We recently connected with Bruce Pon, Founder of Ocean Protocol (OCEAN), which allows software engineers to build marketplaces and other apps to privately and securely publish, exchange, and consume data. Pon is also the CEO at BigChainDB, which is an organization that allows app… Read More

Verizon Wireless Introduces Blockchain based Verification System for Verifying Information in News Releases

Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ), an American telecommunications firm that offers wireless products and services to 119 million+ subscribers, confirmed that it has launched Full Transparency by Verizon, a blockchain-powered, open-source newsroom product “designed to raise the bar for corporate accountability.” According to a release, the initiative… 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

NEASQC, a Quantum Computing Project, Aims to Create Financial Use Cases with a “Practical” Quantum Advantage

The NExt ApplicationS of Quantum Computing (NEASQC) initiative aims to bring together a multidisciplinary consortium of academic and tech industry professionals focused on quantum computing, high-performance computing, artificial intelligence (AI), energy management, and various other sectors. As mentioned in a release: “NEASQC aims to demonstrate… Read More

DeFi Protocol Aave Claims Journey Towards “Decentralization” Continues with Protocol Governance Process Live on Mainnet

The team at 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, recently noted that their journey towards “decentralization” continues with the introduction of Aave Governance on mainnet (the production-ready or… Read More

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