Tagged: smart contracts

AVA Labs CEO Dr. Emin Gün Sirer Confirms there are Over 600 Validators on the New DeFi focused, Open-Source Denali Testnet, Days After Launch

Cornell computer science professor Dr. Emin Gün Sirer has revealed that AVA’s Denali testnet (test network), which went live on May 31, 2020, now has around 600 validators on board. AVA is an open-source platform for building and deploying decentralized finance (DeFi) apps and enterprise-grade… Read More

Transledger to Use Telos, One of the Most Active Blockchains, to Perform Cross-Chain Digital Asset Transfers

Telos, one of the most active blockchains or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based platforms according to Blocktivity data, revealed on May 26, 2020, that Transledger will be using its blockchain network to perform cross-chain transactions in a fast and secure manner. As mentioned in a press… Read More

“Completely Immutable” Smart Contracts Introduced by Tornado.Cash, a Potentially Risky and Experimental “Anoynmization” Protocol

  Ethereum-based anonymization protocol, Tornado.cash, has introduced “completely immutable”smart contracts, which developers claim will make the protocol “unstoppable.” Although the initiative’s developers boldly claim that Tornado.cash is committed to supporting  immutability and the “code is law” principle, Ethereum (ETH) ecosystem developers and community members have… 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

Zon Chu: CEO at Cryptocurrency backed Peer to Peer Lender Constant Talks About Millenials Looking for Agile Fintech Services

    We recently caught up with Zon Chu, CEO at Constant, a “fully secured” peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform. Constant started as a stablecoin project in 2019 (CONST) announced at CES but has since morphed into a lending platform. Constant notes that P2P lending has… Read More

Maker (MKR) Governance Token Holders Approve Adding Wrapped Bitcoin (BTC) as Acceptable Collateral Type for MakerDAO

Maker (MKR) governance token holders have decided (through community voting) to approve a proposal which recommends adding Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), an Ethereum-based token backed 1-to-1 by Bitcoin (BTC), as the decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol’s (MakerDAO) newest collateral type. WBTC is an ERC-20 compliant token that… Read More

Ethereum-based tBTC, which is Pegged to Bitcoin (BTC), Is Preparing for Public Launch with Help from MakerDAO, Others

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tBTC, an Ethereum (ETH)-based token that’s pegged to Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, is preparing for its public launch. During the course of the next two weeks, the tBTC project is planning to introduce its technical infrastructure with the help of more than 40 digital… Read More

Developers of dForce, a Chinese DeFi Protocol that was Hacked, to Return $24.9 Million to Users After Hacker Gives Back Stolen Funds

dForce, a Chinese decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that recently experienced a hack that led to the loss of around $25 million worth of cryptocurrency, confirmed on April 27, 2020 that it will be compensating all its users for their stolen funds. This, after the digital… Read More

Blockchain Adoption: Nearly All of China’s Largest Financial Institutions are Using Distributed Ledger Technology

Over 70 Chinese financial services companies, including all state-managed banking institutions and the nation’s largest technology firms, are currently using some type of blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled financial applications. This, according to the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), a multinational Chinese… Read More

Binance Is Planning to Develop an Ethereum (ETH) Compatible Blockchain, called Binance Smart Chain

Leading digital currency exchange Binance is planning to launch an Ethereum (ETH) network compatible blockchain. The new distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform will use the exchange’s native BNB native token as a base currency. Referred to as “Binance Smart Chain” (BSC), the new DLT-enabled network… Read More

DeFi Report: Crypto Investors are Actually Interested in Decentralized Finance Technology, Not Solely Motivated by Speculation and Profits

Cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technology are often criticized for not having enough practical use cases. There are still relatively few merchants or retailers who will accept virtual currencies as payment, because of the challenges associated with off-ramping into fiat currencies, which are more practical… Read More

Decentralized Finance Ecosystem Passes Resiliency Threshold, will Return to Upward Trend Following COVID-19, Report Predicts

Brooklyn, New York-based ConsenSys, a leading Ethereum (ETH) development studio, has published a new report which covers major decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols and their performance during the first quarter of 2020. The report notes that two key events defined decentralized finance during the first three… Read More

Japanese Research Group Introduces Blockchain-based “Digital Court” to Handle Legal Disputes

A Japanese research group has reportedly developed a blockchain-enabled mechanism to carry out legal tasks through a “digital court” system. As noted in an announcement made on April 6, 2020, Japanese professors Hitoshi Matsushima from the University of Tokyo, and Shunya Noda from the University… Read More

University of Malta Students who are Enrolled in Masters in Blockchain Program are Now Voting for Student Representatives Using a Decentralized Application (dApp)

A decentralized application (dApp) created at the University of Malta is helping Master students in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies to cast their votes for student representatives, for the very first time, using blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT). Dr. Joshua Ellul, director at the… Read More

DeFi: Balancer, a Decentralized Digital Asset Manager, Secures $3 Million via Seed Round Led by Accomplice, Placeholder

Balancer Labs, a non-custodial asset manager, has secured $3 million in funding through a seed round led by Accomplice and Placeholder. Established in 2018, Balancer began operating as an initiative under BlockScience, a data analytics company. The project has been inspired by the development of… Read More

Cornell Professor Emin Gün Sirer’s AVA Network Developers Release Code for Blockchain Platform

The codebase of the AVA blockchain, a platform that aims to democratize capital markets while bridging or connecting all distributed ledger technology (DLT) platforms together into a single interoperable ecosystem, has been officially released to the global community. As mentioned in a press release shared… Read More

GrainChain, a Blockchain-based Agricultural Solution Developer, Secures $8.2 Million in Round Led by Overstock Subsidiary Medici Ventures

GrainChain, a blockchain-powered agricultural solution developer, revealed on March 6, 2020, that it secured $8.2 million in funding from Medici Ventures, a subsidiary of retail firm Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK).   GrainChain also received investments from Eden Block, a blockchain venture company, and several other investors.  GranChain’s investment… Read More

Amazon Web Services’ Quantum Ledger Database Teams Up with Blockchain Technology Partners to Integrate Smart Contracts

Amazon Web Services’ Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) teamed up with Blockchain Technology Partners (BTP), in order to allow users to integrate smart contracts on its platform. BTP’s developers introduced general availability for its DAML incorporation, which may be  accessed via its Sextant for DAML platform…. Read More

Multi-Million Dollar Decentralized Finance Protocol bZX has Been Exploited: Report

bZX, a leading Ethereum-based decentralized finance (DeFi) lending protocol has reportedly been exploited. Although the exact amount of Ether (ETH) lost due to the exploit has not been confirmed, Kyle Kristner, co-founder at bZx, says “a portion of ETH [was] lost.” As reported by The… Read More

Blockchain-enabled Smart Contract Auditing Solution Developer ChainSecurity Partners PwC to Streamline Auditor’s Services

The blockchain-enabled smart contract auditing solution developers at ChainSecurity have teamed up with the Switzerland-based division of Big Four auditing company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), in order to streamline the services the multinational auditor provides. According to statements shared with Cointelegraph, a PwC representative confirmed that no… Read More

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