Study: DApp Transaction Volumes, User Base Slump in Q3 2019
Decentralized applications’ (DApps) transaction volume and user activity have slumped in the third quarter of 2019, a new study shows.
Polychain, Bitmain Back $10.7 Million SAFT for Encryption Startup NuCypher
NuCypher, an encryption startup, has raised $10.7 million in a simple agreement for future tokens (SAFT) led by Polychain Capital. Marking the occasion, the company launched its public testnet.
Defix: NASDAQ Lists DEFX a New Decentralized Finance Index For Blockchain Markets
EXANTE, a global brokerage brand, has streamlined the release of a novel decentralized finance index following popular projects in blockchain markets. The index, Defix, includes projects such as Amoveo, 0x, Augur as well as a handful of other well-known projects like MakerDAO.
2% of Bitcoin Addresses Control 80% of Wealth: Research
Over the past years, many bodies have published data on massive wealth concentration in an otherwise decentralized Bitcoin network. Some of these reports have identified that less than five percent of all bitcoins addresses hold about 95 percent of all bitcoins. Research published in 2017 by How Much showed that 1 percent of those addresses had control over half of the bitcoin market.
IBM, Tata Become First Big Techs to Back Hedera Blockchain
IBM and Indian telecom company Tata Communications have joined the governance council of Hedera Hashgraph, a blockchain-like public network for enterprises.
Coinbase’s Professional Platform to Begin Listing Process for Algorand Token
Major cryptocurrency platform Coinbase is adding the Algorand protocol’s eponymous token to its professional-targeted trading platform Coinbase Pro on Aug. 14.
Bitfinex sister exchange wants to fully decentralize amid regulatory fears
Ethfinex, the sister exchange of troubled crypto exchange Bitfinex, plans to cede operational control to a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) built by DAOstack, in an effort to foster “decentralized governance”—something its co-founder believes will make it harder for regulators to crack down on.
Good idea: American congressman and supporter of Bitcoin proposed to abandon the SEC
Ron Paul, one of the most prominent supporters of cryptocurrency among the political establishment, believes that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) should withdraw from the process of regulating this new class of assets and allow it to develop naturally.
Bitcoin’s Lightning Torch Global Transaction Hits Iran After Censorship Concerns
The Lightning Torch transaction relay using Bitcoin’ and the Lightning Network has crossed the border to Iran, days after complaints about censorship among participants.
Interview: Justin Tabb and the Amplify Exchange
In 2018, we saw the launch of his company Substratum, a decentralized web that allows users to download the SubstratumNode to circumvent internet censorship and earn cryptocurrency in the form of SUB tokens for routing the network’s requests.
Money or Assets? How World Governments Define Cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrencies — what are they? Money? Commodities? Securities? Utility tokens? Or something else? Few national governments seem to be in any kind of agreement on this question, and for now, at least, their divisions have given such currencies as Bitcoin and Ethereum a floating, indeterminate status on the global stage.
Startup Raises $3 Million to Build 'Proof-of-Space-Time' Blockchains
A cryptocurrency startup just raised $3 million in seed funding to revamp how blockchains reach consensus.