Category: Technology

‘Ossification Is Stupid:’ Bitcoin Development Controversy Strikes ‘Speedy Trial’ Taproot Activation

The well known software developer Luke Dashjr is in the midst of controversy over how to upgrade the Bitcoin network in order to add the Taproot protocol. Bitcoin Core developers want to upgrade with “Speedy trial,” which will allow miners to push the feature through. However, Luke Dashjr wants to upgrade in a different manner, […]

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Maximizing TPS: Smartbch Developer Explains Project’s Potential, Metamask Capabilities Seen in the Wild

During the first week of April, Bitcoin.com News reported on the sidechain project Smart Bitcoin Cash Project (Smartbch), as the community has been very excited about this new venture. Smartbch aims to connect Ethereum’s EVM and Web3 APIs to a smart sidechain built using the Bitcoin Cash network. On April 7, 2021, Smartbch’s lead developer […]

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What’s behind China’s Filecoin hype?

Quick Take People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party, recently praised decentralized data storage protocol IPFS by name. Some government officials have also been touting IPFS and its complementary protocol, Filecoin. What’s behind the hype? This feature story is available to subscribers of The Block Daily. You can continue reading this Daily feature […]

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Here’s how the militaries of the US, China and Russia talk about blockchains — at least in public

Quick Take Researchers at RAND Corporation analyzed years of public statements by the militaries of the US, China, and Russia that mention blockchain and cryptocurrency. There are common threads among the three militaries, but the researchers also found unique themes.  This feature story is available to subscribers of The Block Daily. You can continue reading […]

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The Missing Link: How Chainlink’s Pallet Aims to Deliver Greater Informational Access

As demand for smart contracts climbs, Chainlink’s modular oracle for the Substrate framework aims to power developers and defi applications with trusted off-chain information and pricing data needed to attract projects to Polkadot and Kusama. Blistering Growth in Defi and Smart Contracts Beckon New Layer of Trust As the smart contract revolution continues to gain […]

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Stellar crypto network hit by transaction stoppage, developers say issue is being investigated

The Stellar network has not processed transactions for hours, according to publicly available data. Multiple block explorers show that the most recent transaction took place some five hours ago. According to an incident report on Stellar’s website, “[c]ertain validators dropped off the network.” At 11: 45 UTC, the incident page said that developers “continue investigating […]

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An overview of decentralized storage networks

Quick Take Decentralized storage networks have the potential to expand existing blockchains’ capabilities. Incentive mechanisms are the main component of decentralized storage networks. At the moment, Filecoin is experiencing an excess supply, which is why storage miners store useless files. Arweave offers permanent storage thanks to its innovative incentive system. This research piece is available […]

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Orbs Introduces Single-Sided Liquidity Farming to Optimize Defi Returns

Public blockchain infrastructure provider Orbs is delivering a next-generation liquidity solution designed to encourage greater defi participation by separating stablecoin pooling from cryptocurrency pooling. Liquidity Nexus Protocol Aims to Forge Better Connections Between Defi and Cefi As decentralized finance (defi) aggressively expands its footprint in the cryptocurrency arena, one of the most significant pain points […]

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The Power of ETH and BCH: Smart Bitcoin Cash Project Highlights Innovative Sidechain

On Thursday, Bitcoin Cash proponents were introduced to a new website that features a project called Smart Bitcoin Cash or Smartbch for short. Essentially, the project is a sidechain for Bitcoin Cash that is compatible with Ethereum’s EVM and Web3 API, which means people will soon be able to leverage decentralized applications (dapps) without paying […]

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