Sunday, January 17, 2021

Technology

Optimism ‘Soft Launches’ Ethereum Throughput Solution With DeFi’s Synthetix

Optimism has “soft launched” its solution to Ethereum’s transaction problem, the Optimistic Virtual Machine (OVM).The startup announced Friday that OVM is now live, at...

MahaDAO’s Algorithmic ‘Valuecoin’ Goes Live on Ethereum

An India-based startup is coming for decentralized finance (DeFi) stalwart MakerDAO’s crown with the launch of its new “valuecoin.”MahaDAO’s ARTH algorithmic stablecoin is now...

Bittrex Won’t Disclose Why It Withdrew Support for Dash, Zcash, Monero

Numerous exchanges, like Bittrex, have delisted coins that have features to protect user privacy.Explanations of why they’ve done so have been vague or non-existent.It...

Lido Protocol Does Eth 2.0 Staking but With a DeFi Twist

There’s a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that lets ETH holders back Ethereum 2.0 without losing liquidity, and it wants to give its participants a...

Bitcoin Core’s Latest Release Is Out: Here’s What’s in It

Originally slated for December 1, 2020, Bitcoin Core version 0.21.0 is now available for download, and includes a handful of notable changes to Bitcoin’s...

Privacy Coin Firo Launches ‘Privacy by Default’ Protocol on Mainnet

Privacy coin Firo, previously known as Zcoin, has launched the new protocol Lelantus on its mainnet. The implementation introduces “on-by-default” privacy and prompts users to...

Sci-Hub Leaves Handshake Blockchain After 2 Days, Citing Centralization Concerns

The recent alliance of pirate academic library Sci-Hub and a blockchain-based domain name system (DNS) was celebrated by the blockchain community. Now, it’s...

Paxos Makes Fresh Push for DeFi Market With New Oracle Integration

Paxos is teaming up with Chainlink in a bid to make its asset-backed tokens more widely available across the decentralized finance (DeFi) market.The Paxos...