Tagged: proof of stake

Bitcoin Supply Increased by Only 1.8% in 2021, Ethereum EIP-1559 Considered Largely Successful, Coin Metrics Reports

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Kyle Waters and Nate Maddrey from Coin Metrics have noted that after a “transformative” 2021 marked by all-time highs for most of the major digital assets and “key on-chain metrics,” expectations are now quite high for the crypto and blockchain space this year. In their… Read More

Digital Asset Platform CoinList Announces Agoric Token Sale

The team at digital asset platform CoinList notes that they are pleased to announce that registrations for the Agoric Token Sale are currently open. Agoric is a proof-of-stake or PoS chain utilizing JavaScript smart contracts to quickly create and launch decentralized applications (dApps). The sale… Read More

VeChain Foundation Announces Proof of Authority 2.0 Upgrade (Phase 1) on VeChainThor Mainnet

The VeChain Foundation notes that after many months of hard work and dedicated effort, the arrival of Block #10653500 on the VeChainThor mainnet “officially marks the upgrade to PoA 2.0 phase 1 and the first steps towards the full-form of [their] protocol upgrade.” As they… Read More

Agoric, a JavaScript Native Smart Contract Platform, Launches Public Chain After Private Token Sale

Following testing of the network infrastructure and staking dynamics by more than 100 validators, Agoric, a JavaScript-native smart contract platform, has confirmed the introduction of its public chain (after the completion of a private token sale). As mentioned in an update shared with CI: “Committing… Read More

MyEtherWallet or MEW Provides First Mobile Staking Experience on SKALE Network

MEW (MyEtherWallet), the platform for accessing the Ethereum ecosystem, announced that users are able to earn rewards by staking their SKALE (SKL) tokens from within the MEW wallet mobile app. Skale Network is described as a “fully” decentralized Ethereum compatible multichain Proof of Stake network… Read More

Hedera Hashgraph Devs Report Going Carbon Negative

The team at Hedera Hashgraph has shared an update on their plans to go Carbon negative. The Hedera Hashgraph team notes that public blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) have “ushered in a new era of the web.” We now have the infrastructure required to… Read More

Blockswap DeFi App to Improve Savings Account Access on Cardano

Blockswap’s Open Saver savings account allows eligible participants to benefit from holding green cryptocurrencies without needing advanced knowledge of the sector or even personal cryptocurrency holdings. It will also help users lessen their carbon footprint. Open Saver will offer a targeted return of seven per… Read More

Jacobo Toll-Messia: Ethereum Scaling Solution Nahmii Founder Reveals They’re Focused on Real-World, Commercial Use-Cases for Blockchain

We recently caught up with Jacobo Toll-Messia, the Founder and CEO at Nahmii AS, which is focused on providing layer-2 scalability solutions for Ethereum (ETH), the world’s largest smart contract platform. Jacobo talked about the different approaches taken to effectively scale enterprise-grade blockchain or distributed… Read More

Canadian Firm Figment Explains how Cosmos based Provenance Blockchain Supports Nascent DeFi Ecosystem

Provenance is a Cosmos-powered blockchain whose goal is to create a “vibrant” ecosystem of decentralized financial (DeFi) services for a variety of financial institutions such as asset originators, fund managers, servicers, banks, and investors. The Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain is “distinguished by three elements:… Read More

Finder Panelists Bullish on Bitcoin’s Future

More than half (54 percent) of panelists in Finder’s latest Bitcoin Price Predictions Report believe Bitcoin will overtake fiat as the dominant form of global finance by 2050, with 29 percent believing it will happen by 2035. While Bitcoin’s value is predicted to drop to… Read More

Ethereum 2.0 Staking Now being Offered by Sygnum Bank, a Digital Asset Banking Platform

Sygnum Bank reveals that it has become one of the first banks to provide Ethereum 2.0 staking support. Customers are able to easily and securely stake Ethereum (ETH) via Sygnum’s institutional-grade banking service which can help with generating a substantial yield of up to 7%… Read More

Bison Trails, a Blockchain Infrastructure Firm Acquired by Coinbase, to Support Helium Network Update

Bison Trails, a blockchain infrastructure platform-as-a-service company that was acquired by Coinbase, revealed on May 28, 2021 that it will be supporting the Helium Network’s blockchain upgrade to a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm. This shift to PoS is being carried out to increase network reliability…. Read More

Cardano Foundation Suggests Cardano x Tesla are “Obvious Match,” after Tesla Says it Won’t Take BTC Payments due to Environmental Issues

After Elon Musk’s Tesla announced that it would no longer accept Bitcoin payments due to concerns regarding the excessive consumption of electricity (and fossil fuels) in BTC mining, the Cardano Foundation has come forward to suggest that Cardano (ADA) and Tesla could potentially be an… Read More

Ethereum “Fee Burn Proposal” May Lead to ETH Price Skyrocketing, but Many Challenges Remain, YIELD App Team Explains

The developers of YIELD App, which allows users to deposit various crypto-assets and earn competitive returns, have published a blog post that covers the controversial Ethereum Improvement Proposal or EIP 1559, the ongoing Ethereum “miner revolt” and “what it all means” for decentralized finance (DeFi)…. Read More

Ethereum Proof of Stake May Launch Sooner than We Might Think, According to Blockchain Professional

Proof of stake or PoS based blockchain consensus may be coming to Ethereum (ETH), the leading smart contract platform, “sooner than we think” according to a blog post published by ConsenSys, a leading distributed ledger tech (DLT) development studio based in New York. The post’s… Read More

Blockchain Project Casper’s Mainnet to Launch in Mar 2021, its Token Sale will be first CoinList Sale this Year

In anticipation of its mainnet launch and token sale to be conducted via CoinList during March 2021, Casper has emerged as one of the “most talked-about” projects in the blockchain industry. As mentioned in a blog post by CoinList, when you “dig” into the technology,… Read More

Blockchain Platform Qtum Teams Up with Blockpass to Provide On-Chain KYC Services

Blockchain platforms Qtum and Blockpass have teamed up in order to deliver on-chain (or blockchain-based) Know-Your-Customer (KYC) services. As part of the agreement, Qtum will be providing subsidies to “specific” members looking to achieve regulatory compliance through Blockpass’s On-chain KYC solutions. Adam Vaziri, CEO at… Read More

Huobi Group Explains how Ethereum will be Merging Two Digital Assets, BETH and ETH, as It Transitions to ETH 2.0

Digital asset exchange Huobi noted earlier this month that the ongoing upgrade of Ethereum (ETH), the world’s largest platform for building decentralized applications (dApps), is expected to make the original smart contract enabled blockchain “much more usable, scalable, and effective” — but it will also… Read More

Ethereum Is Arguably the Most Important DLT Project, but Time Will Tell if ETH2 Succeeds, Huobi Says

Huobi Global, a leading digital asset exchange, claims that when it comes to the blockchain and crypto sector, there are “arguably no blockchain projects more important than Ethereum.” The second-largest digital currency by market cap has also been credited with being “the mother of ‘Generation… Read More

Dr. Amrit Kumar: President at Zilliqa Explains How Platform’s Scilla Smart Contract Language Is Used to Develop Secure Applications

We recently caught up with Dr. Amrit Kumar, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Zilliqa, an enterprise-grade blockchain development platform. Many of the more popular iterations of blockchain are not sufficiently robust to handle the high transaction rates needed today – not to mention what… Read More

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