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Google Play Lifts Ban on Ethereum Browser Extension MetaMask

News Major Ethereum browser extension and wallet service Metamask has something to celebrate as 2020 kicks off, notifying its users that Google has now reversed its short-lived ban on the browser add-on. In a tweet posted on Jan. 1 2020, the MetaMask team revealed that: “Upon careful consideration..

Binance Supports Algorand’s v2.0.2 Upgrade, Halts ALGO Deposits

News Algorand, a decentralized blockchain network developed by the eponymous American blockchain firm, is expected to upgrade to version 2.0.2 today. The upcoming network upgrade is poised to increase the amount of time for nodes to upgrade to new consensus versions after voting thresholds have be..

Scalability Enhancements Kept Bitcoin Decentralized: BitMex Research

News Bitcoin (BTC) node synchronization would be impossible if it were not for the improvements that have been made to the software, according to the research arm of crypto exchange BitMex. BitMex Research measured the Initial Block Download (IBD) times of Bitcoin Core software releases from 2012 ..

Casa Releases New version of Its Bitcoin Full Node Casa Node 2

News New York-based crypto custody startup Casa has released Casa Node 2, a new iteration of the industry’s popular pre-synced Bitcoin (BTC) full node product. Original Casa Node did a great job, the firm saysAccording to an Oct. 8 blog post, Casa Node 2 offers a faster and smoother Bitcoin and Li..

Steemit Is Now Fully Operational Again After Chain Halted Due to Bug

News Steemit took to Twitter today to announce to their fellow-Steemians that Steemit is back up and running and fully functional after having suffered from a bug in the curations reward curve. Bug in the curations reward curveAccording to a blog post from Sept. 3, Steemit is now fully operational..

LTC Founder Charlie Lee Discloses Investment in BTC Development Firm Casa

News On Aug. 16, Litecoin (LTC) founder Charlie Lee disclosed in a tweet that he is “an investor in Casa,” a Bitcoin (BTC) personal key security firm. He also noted that he has high hopes for the company: “I have the same feeling about Casa today as I had about Coinbase when I joined in 2013 as th..

Blockchain Music Streaming Startup Unveils Source Code, Incentives

News Audius, a blockchain startup that aims to disrupt the music streaming industry, has uploaded its public beta version. The open source code for public use of Audius is available on GitHub as of Aug. 15. Additionally, the startup has issued an open invitation to run network nodes in exchange f..

Samsung Adds Bitcoin Support to Its Blockchain Keystore

On August 13, Samsung, the South Korean multinational conglomerate, published the company’s new Blockchain Keystore SDK for developers and the latest release supports Bitcoin Core (BTC). The version follows Samsung’s previous Keystore release which only supported ETH and the ERC20 standard. Also Re..

Lightning Network’s Antifraud Methods Inferior to Nakamoto Consensus, Research Shows

The Lightning Network, the touted scaling solution for the BTC chain, has recently seen its capacity decrease significantly and the beta project is still best suited for a cliche of technically savvy users. Now according to an analysis by Bitmex Research, the Lightning Network’s nodes have taken 2.2..

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