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Venezuelan Team Working on Bitcoin Mesh Network Based on Offline Radios

News A Venezuelan team is developing Locha, a decentralized mesh network that doesn’t rely on the internet to transact with Bitcoin (BTC). The system, based on radio waves, was born in response to frequent electricity and internet outages in Venezuela. Locha Mesh is an open-source project led by R..

Why Centralized Exchanges Are Decentralizing

Opinion In an industry built on an ethos of decentralization and the empowerment of individuals, where the key idea is that each and every person should have control of their own wealth and begin acting as their own bank, we’ve seen centralized custodial exchanges lead the charge up until now. Now..

Bancor’s Airdrop as First Step to Take Blockchain Out of 1997: Interview

Interview Decentralized exchange project Bancor (BNT) is currently in the midst of launching a massive airdrop to all its token holders. Cointelegraph took the occasion to interview Co-founder and Product Architect Eyal Hertzog, and Head of Growth Nate Hindman. The duo shared their thoughts on the..

Authors of New York’s P2P ‘Public Venmo’ Bill Hope for Greater Decentralization

News New York lawmakers proposed a bill on a peer-to-peer (P2P) savings and payment platform called the “New York Inclusive Value Ledger.” Introduced by New York State Assembly legislator Ron Kim and Senator Julia Salazar, the bill proposes to set up the “empire state inclusive value ledger establ..

Report: Ethereum, Tron and EOS Dominated DApp Ecosystem in 2019

News DappReview published its 2019 insights on the decentralized app (DApp) space in a Jan. 8 report. Just three blockchains accounted for 98.65 percent of total transaction volume, though EOS began to struggle in Q4 2019. Decentralized app aggregator DappReview summarized the main events within t..

‘Grams Are Not Investment’ Says Telegram, Subtly Denying SEC Jurisdiction

News Telegram’s Gram, the native cryptocurrency for the Telegram Open Network (TON), is not an investment product, the firm stressed in a fresh public statement. In a Jan. 6 blog post, Telegram emphasized that Grams should not be associated with expectations for profits based on purchase or holdin..

People’s Bank of China ‘Progressing Smoothly’ With Digital Yuan

News China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), reports that it is “progressing smoothly” with its development of a government-backed digital currency. The bank issued its statement during a working conference held in Beijing from Jan. 2–3, according to an official news release publi..

Researchers Explain How Blockchain Can Innovate Green Energy Markets

News Researchers at Ireland’s Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) have proposed that using a blockchain-based “forward trading system” can provide a more effective incentive for the smart management of renewable energy consumption. In a working paper published on Dec. 20, Mel T. Devine, ..

Privacy-Focused Zcoin Launches Funding Project Similar to Monero CCS

News Privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcoin (XZC) has launched a new crowdfunding system similar to one by another major privacy coin, Monero (XMR). In a Dec. 26 blog post, Zcoin announced the launch of the Zcoin Crowdfunding System (ZCS), a new platform that is designed to serve as shift from direc..

MetaMask Contributor Says Project Lacks Support From ConsenSys

News A contributor of major Ethereum browser extension Metamask has reported that the MetaMask team is “totally overwhelmed” and not being prioritized by its parent company ConsenSys. In a Dec. 25 Reddit post, Reddit user lazaridiscom3 alleges that the MetaMask team is not getting the support it n..

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